LLANFYLLIN Workhouse has received £10,000 of National Lottery Support to help address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on heritage.

The Llanfyllin Dolydd Building Preservation Trust, which owns the Grade II listed building, earns more than half its revenue from events held on site, from music festivals to horse shows, as well as a bunkhouse that caters for visiting groups.

It also houses Wales’s only workhouse museum. This is the time when income should be earned to keep the project going through the winter months.

The lockdown has hit visitor attractions in Wales especially hard, and the site may have to remain closed for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the Master’s House at the heart of the complex is undergoing restoration, also aided by Lottery funding, and skilled craftsmen have been working flat out to complete the roof repairs.

Trustee John Hainsworth said: “Thanks to the National Lottery and its players we can continue to meet our outgoings, including insurance and utility costs, as well as interest payments on the purchase loan originally made by the Architectural Heritage Fund.

“And we can keep a roof over the heads of all our tenants. We’re grateful that The National Lottery Heritage Fund is supporting us at this crucial time – it’s a lifeline to us and others who are passionate about sustaining heritage for the benefit of all.”

Ros Kerslake, chiefexecutive of The National Lottery Heritage Fund, said: “Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players we are pleased to be able to lend our support to organisations such as the Llanfyllin Dolydd Building Preservation Trust during this uncertain time.”

To find out more visit: www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk