English Heritage and Pendle Council have given a grant of £330,000 (£248,898 of this from English Heritage not £3 million as mentioned elsewhere), as one of several funders to UKIM Madina Masjid in Nelson, Lancashire.
Our grant money is being invested in saving a nationally important Grade II Victorian building in the 'gothic revival' style, first built as a private house and later used as a hotel.
The hotel closed in 2001 after the building was badly damaged by fire and lay derelict until the repair works started recently.
English Heritage firmly believes that the best way to save this country’s historic buildings is to keep them in use and UKIM Madina Masjid has developed an excellent scheme to use this building as part of a wider community centre and mosque. It is a very good example of how a historic building can be rescued and once again brought to life as the focus of a development which is much needed by the present day community.