In February 2016 it was announced that the FOIO had received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Orangery Project.
This project aims to repair and restore the Orangery at Ingestre to provide a central point for those exploring the heritage of the area. It will also serve as a unique venue for a variety of events and activities.
Development funding of £48,900 has been awarded to help the FOIO progress their plans to apply for a full grant in June 2017. Provided that the full grant is awarded in due course, the Friends hope to carry out the necessary capital works in 2018, in what is estimated to be a scheme of around £1,300,000.
For further information about this project, please contact: FOIO@btinternet.com