A £10,000 grant has been awarded to a revamp project for St John’s Church in Doddington.

The ‘Church Worth Looking At’ project will use the sum to pay for architect fees and a community consultation which will look at how the community building – also known as ‘The Church on the Hill’ – can serve local people and passing tourists.

The National Lottery funding of £9,954, forms part of a £5.1 million sum awarded to 277 community projects across the West Midlands.

Making the announcement today, James Harcourt, England Grant-Making director at the Big Lottery Fund, said: “We are proud to be able to distribute National Lottery money to community projects that are making a real difference in the Midlands.

“When you hear about projects like this you realise the incredible impact the money generated by National Lottery players is having on communities across England. It really is life changing.”