The ‘Provide Protect, Preserve’ Recovery Appeal has now come to an end. The appeal set out to stabilise the Cathedral’s finances in the face of the unprecedented challenges faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the help of everyone who has supported the appeal by giving a lump sum, or setting up a monthly pledge, we have so far raised a massive £1.48 million to secure the Cathedral through the immediate challenges faced by COVID-19. Our thanks go out to you all and in particular the following Trusts and Funds:
- The Cultural Recovery Fund for Heritage
- The Heritage Emergency Fund
- The Cathedrals’ Sustainability Fund
- The Cathedral Choirs’ Emergency Fund
It is heart-warming to encounter such wonderful generosity from both private individuals,
the lottery and national funding institutions.
We have been hugely encouraged and relieved at a time of real difficulty and uncertainty by this injection of much
needed financial support. This funding has been a lifeline and enabled us to build a sustainable plan for the future with renewed hope.
With this provision this extraordinary and iconic cathedral can confidently continue to be a place of worship, inspiration
and service to the people of our city and diocese and the wider community.
The Very Reverend Christine Wilson, Dean of Lincoln
Although the appeal has ended, this is by no means the end of the road as the ongoing challenges to the fabric, music and ministry of the Cathedral remain. We hope to be able to see you in the Cathedral once again again once it is safe, and that you will be a part of the ongoing work to conserve and sustain your Cathedral in the future.
Thank you to everyone who generously supported this appeal.