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3 Spital Yard
Spitalfields, , E1 6AQ
United Kingdom

020 7925 0199

The AHF appreciates that neglected buildings which are all too familiar in our towns, cities and countryside can, with a little imagination and a lot of enthusiasm, be rescued to become assets for their communities by people wanting to make a difference. The AHF has helped hundreds of organisations throughout the UK to do exactly that.



The AHF can provide grants, subject to eligibility, to help with assessing the viability of a project, or to help fund development costs.

First, please download and read the guidance notes, and the details of the supporting information you will be asked to provide. 
We strongly encourage you to discuss any potential application with the relevant Support Officer in your area before submitting an application.

You can start the application process using the link at the bottom of this page. We recommend preparing your answers before beginning the online application using a Word document of the questions here - please note however formal applications can only be accepted online.

Note that for an application to be considered the online application and supporting documents must both have been received by the deadline date.

We generally expect applicants to cover at least 50% of the cost of the work. i.e. you must normally be able to match our grant offer with your own funds or with funds raised from other sources. Some exclusions apply; contact your local Support Officer for more details.

Please note that our eligibility criteria and funding priorities have recently changed; please read the updated Guidance Notes for details.

AHF funding gives the Trust the ability to move a project from an idea and an initial discussion into real action. This builds confidence with local authority partners that the Trust can deliver and leads to securing further funding from a range of partners.
— Martin Hulse , Trust Manager, Tyne and Wear Building Preservation Trust

Grant application deadlines

Applications for grants of less than £5,000 can be made at any time and we aim to give you a decision within 6 weeks.
Decisions on grants requesting £5,000 and over are made by our Trustees at their quarterly Council meetings.

2016/17 deadlines

26 October 2016 for 7 December Council meeting
15th February 2017 for 29th March Council meeting
10th May 2017 for 21st June Council meeting
16th August 2017 for 27th September Council meeting
1st November 2017 for 13th December Council meeting

Project Viability Grant (PVG)

Maximum £5,000

Project Viability Grants (PVG) are to fund studies to look at potential uses for a building and at its current condition, and produce a Viability Report to a standard template. Successful completion of this will be used to judge whether applicants can then apply for the AHF’s Project Development Grant funding, and can be used to secure further funding elsewhere. This grant is administered on a rolling basis. We aim to let you know whether you have been successful within six weeks.

Download Guidance Notes

Download Viability Report Template

Project Development Grant (PDG)

Maximum £25,000

The Project Development Grant (PDG) scheme is intended to assist an organisation to cover some of the costs of developing and co-ordinating a project and taking it towards the start of work on site.

To qualify, an organisation must have established that the end use of the project is likely to be viable and have decided to take the project forward.

Download Guidance Notes

Download Supporting Document Info



Please note that our eligibility criteria and funding priorities have recently changed - see the updated Guidance Notes for details.

If you are unsure about any aspect of your application, email us at or call us on 020 7925 0199.