Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust with support from partners Worcestershire County Council and Museums Worcestershire, submitted a round two bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund on Friday 20 June 2014.
The five volume detailed bid weighed 56 lbs (25kgm), it would have been twice that had it not been printed on both sides of each page!
If successful this bid will enable the Trust to buy the Hartlebury Castle with its surrounding 43 acres of parkland and embark on programs for conservation and activities.
Detailed business, conservation and activities plans have been developed with the help of a round one Heritage Lottery Fund award in support of the ongoing efforts to secure the future of this important heritage site.
The submission will now be scrutinised by Heritage Lottery Fund and its Trustees and they will announce their decision at the end of September. The Trust hopes then to complete the purchase from the Church Commissioners by the end of this year.