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Capel Carmel Aberdaron, Gwynedd, Wales

Conserving a remarkable surviving early Chapel and Chapel House

3-6 Priory Row (Lychgate Cottages) Coventry, Warwickshire, England

15th-century houses get a new lease of life as bespoke holiday lets

DAERA Minister, Edwin Poots MLA, is  pictured with Jim Brady, Chair of Caledon  Regeneration Partnership, outside the  restored Woolstore. St John's Church, Croglin Croglin, Cumbria, England

Rural community group find a sustainable future for their fellside church

DAERA Minister, Edwin Poots MLA, is  pictured with Jim Brady, Chair of Caledon  Regeneration Partnership, outside the  restored Woolstore. Hudswell Hostel Hudswell, North Yorkshire, England

Community pushing ahead with plans to convert rural church into walkers’ hostel

The Old Hospital Southwold, Suffolk, England

Former cottage hospital restored as affordable housing and community hub to benefit the wellbeing of the local community.

DAERA Minister, Edwin Poots MLA, is  pictured with Jim Brady, Chair of Caledon  Regeneration Partnership, outside the  restored Woolstore. Rock Hall Bolton, Lancashire, England

Former home of paper mill owners is given chance of new life for the community

DAERA Minister, Edwin Poots MLA, is  pictured with Jim Brady, Chair of Caledon  Regeneration Partnership, outside the  restored Woolstore. The Woolstore Caledon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

19th-century Woolstore restored as childcare facility, thanks to innovative Village Catalyst programme

Image: Indoor market at Haverhub. Photo courtesy of Haverhub CIC. Haverhub Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Community movement breathing new life into neo-Georgian treasure

The Woolstore Caledon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

Wool Store provides sustainable childcare facilities

Riverside Mill Bovey Tracey, Devon, England

Green education with historic technology

The Buttermarket Redruth, Cornwall, England

Plans for energy-efficient hub to benefit both the Redruth community and the environment

The Rockfield Centre Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

Restored community hub provides sustainable vents for vital ventilation

The Old House Project Maidstone, Kent, England

Linking green innovation and tradition 

Credit - Hazel Smith Former Grapes Hotel Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Affordable green homes in the heart of the town centre

Credit - ViDi air The Leas Lift Folkestone, Kent, England

Victorian engineering in the 21st-century

Credit - Paul Higson Clydesdale Bank Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

From B-listed banking hall to green hotel

Former Merthyr Tydfil Synagogue Merthyr Tydfil, Wales

Saving and restoring the oldest surviving synagogue in Wales

The Markethall Cardigan, Ceredigion, Wales

​​​​​​​Cardigan landmark to serve community once again

Chandler’s House Rathfriland, County Down, Northern Ireland

Former bank building to be restored into community space

The Old Market House Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland

Old Market House to provide new home for social enterprise, creating a welcome community space

Credit - Philip Stewart Photographers John Trail Hotel Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Former bookshop to provide new visitor accommodation 

Ardnamurchan Lighthouse Complex Ardnamurchan Peninsula, Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Restoration of lighthouse complex to generate more activity on site

Midsteeple Quarter Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Restoring 115 to 117 High Street

Coroghan Barn Isle of Canna, Highlands and Islands, Scotland

Plans to repurpose Coroghan Barn to meet modern day needs

The Rockfield Centre Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

The Rockfield Centre

Credit - Ruth Clark Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh, Scotland

Not-for-profit gallery in the heart of Edinburgh expands its floorspace for exhibitions and education

Northumberland Hall Alnwick, Northumberland, England

New plans for Northumberland Hall

The Marlowe Kit Canterbury, Kent, England

The Marlowe Kit project

Hat Works Luton, Bedfordshire, England

Oldest hat factory in Luton, Hat Works, provides flexible and affordable workspace

Alma Place Redruth, Cornwall, England

Property in Alma Place to be restored into shop units and accommodation for those at risk of homelessness

The Gaumont Palace Plymouth, Devon, England

Landmark building to become a music and cultural venue

The Arcade Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England

Late-Victorian shopping arcade in Dewsbury to be restored

160 King Street Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England

Heritage Development Trust's latest project sees the restoration of historic 17th-century, timber-framed building

Credit - SPAB/Daniel Bridge Old House Project Maidstone, Kent, England

Old House Project, St Andrew’s Chapel

Former Church of St Ignatius of Antioch Ordsall, Salford, England

Former Church of St Ignatius of Antioch

Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration London, England

Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration

Credit - Jubilee Pool Penzance Ltd. Jubilee Pool Penzance, Cornwall, England

Green innovation brings year-round joy to the Penzance community

BACKLIT St Ann's, Nottingham, England

Former Victorian factory provides home for independent art gallery and studios

Farmer's Arms Ulverston, Cumbria, England

Restoration of historic inn breaks new ground and offers hope to the UK's vacant inns and public houses

Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust Great Yarmouth, England

Pilot Heritage Development Trust completes its latest project on historic King Street

Sheerness Dockyard Preservation Trust Sheerness, England

Enterprising future for island's Naval heritage

Ruskin Mill Land Trust Birmingham, England

Former factory offering new opportunities for disadvantaged young people

Circus Eruption Swansea, Wales

Circus bringing high hopes to fallen church

Save Grange Lido Grange over Sands, England

Community effort to save rare Art Deco Lido

Old Men's Cabin Kilmarnock, Scotland

Victorian pavilion built to support veterans will serve community once more as a cafe & mental health hub

Pat Murphy's Tearooms Ederney, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Adaptation of Pat Murphy House in Main Street, Ederney forms part of an inspirational Village Catalyst pilot

Stretford Public Hall Manchester, England

Grand Victorian venue safeguarded by local volunteer Friends to support Stretford into the future

170-175 High Street West Sunderland, England

Historic terraces that housed the first Binns Department Store in Sunderland will form heart of High Street rejuvenation

East Lighthouse Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland

The Rathlin Development and Community Association's vision for the East Lighthouse encompasses a mixed-use approach.

21 High Street Wooler, Northumberland, England

Liskeard Library Cornwall, England

Garnethill Synagogue Glasgow, Scotland

Church of St Andrew and St Stephen Perth, Scotland

Commitment to work with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in the Perth and District area.

Provision House Dudley, England

Plans to build hub to improve the lives of Dudley area residents

Greyfriars Lincoln, England

Plans to breathe new life into Grade I-listed former 13th century infirmary

British Linen Bank Glasgow, Scotland

Partnership to restore significant Category A listed tenement block will bring British Linen Bank back into use

Riddel's Warehouse Belfast, Northern Ireland

A unique piece of Belfast history to be developed into co-working offices, commercial units and a performance space.

Caerwent House Caldicot, Monmouthshire, Wales

Partnership between The Spitalfields Trust and its partners secures future for derelict 17th century house

Silverburn Park Fife, Scotland

Fife Employment Access Trust is transforming estate into a regional centre for health, well-being and environmental sustainability

Port House Jedburgh, Scotland

Jedburgh Community Trust works to restore Port House as a community resource centre.

Observer Building Hastings, England

Former printworks to be converted into workspace for local enterprises and start-ups

Fisher Theatre Bungay, England

Dilapidated theatre brought back to life for the local community

16 Elm Hill Norwich, England

Building Preservation Trust forms viable plans to convert historic Grade II listed house

93-113 Harper St. Middleport, Stoke-On-Trent, England

Re-Form Heritage saves this last remaining undeveloped Victorian terrace from demolition

Saltdean Lido Saltdean, Brighton, England

The only Grade II* listed coastal lido in England,