The Friends of Milton Regis Court Hall have been awarded £3,000 from the John Jordan Bequest funds which are administered by the Sittingbourne Society.
Commenting about the award of the grant, Sittingbourne Society spokesman Richard Calvert said,
"John Jordan was specific in his will about wanting to benefit Milton Regis. There can be no better project than restoring the Court Hall to a useful purpose, and the Sittingbourne Society is proud to be able to use some of his money to help."
After employing a specialist conservation architect to assess the structural condition of and recommend what remedial work needs to be undertaken to restore this fifteenth century former civic centre of Milton Regis, they intend to use the money to part-fund the cost of the restoration work.
In an earlier survey undertaken a couple of years ago it was found that extensive works need to be carried out which will cost in the region of £20,000 in total.
Friends’ chairman, Mike Baldwin said, "I am absolutely delighted that the Sittingbourne Society has given us the grant. We are totally dependent on the generosity of donors in order to enable us to undertake this large and very worthwhile project."
Details of membership of the Friends group are available from its secretary, Paul David on 01795 471876. Subscription rates start from as low as £5 pa.