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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.

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New Support Officers Join the AHF

Architectural Heritage Fund

The newly enlarged team of Support Officers, with Operations Manager Gavin Richards on the left.

The newly enlarged team of Support Officers, with Operations Manager Gavin Richards on the left.

At the start of October, we welcomed five new Support Officers to the team, thanks to additional funding from the UK Treasury and Historic England.

At grass roots level the Support Officers at the Architectural Heritage Fund are often the first point of call in the initial stages of a project starting up and becoming viable. They help community organisations to apply to the fund for grants for early development work and project planning, through to loans for acquisition and as working capital for project delivery.

The new team come from a wide variety of backgrounds and can offer specialist advice in areas such as business planning, property management, social investment and community engagement, and brings the total number of dedicated Support Officers across England and Scotland to nine.

Meet the new members of the team below.

The full list of Support Officers and their specific geographic coverage can be found here.




They join the existing team incorporating:

Gavin Richards (Operations Manager & Northern Ireland)

Gordon Barr (Scotland)

Josephine Brown (South West)

Tessa Hilder (South East, Hertfordshire, Essex & Suffolk)

Lucie Oakley (East Midlands, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Norfolk)

The new specialists joining the AHF are:

Karen Houghton (Yorkshire & Humber)

Harriet Roberts (North East)

Jess Steele (North West)

Elizabeth Perkins (West Midlands)

Daniel Rose (London)