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Image: Exhibition space inside Alfred House in Nottingham. Credit - BACKLIT. ACEd it! Seven AHF-supported Projects Secure Funding from Arts Council England 13 May 2024 England Tarlair Pool in Macduff, Aberdeenshire. Credit - Friends of Tarlair Community Group. Splashing News! AHF Grants Support for the Restoration of Tarlair Pool and Changing Rooms 29 April 2024 Scotland AHF is seeking a Chair for its Audit and Risk Committee and new trustees 25 April 2024 UK The Tudor Courtyard at Fulham Palace. Credit - Graham Lacdao. Making Full Use of Fulham Palace 16 April 2024 England Image: Keelmen's Hospital, Newcastle. Credit - Steve Brock of Newcastle City Council. New Grants Awarded to Transform Historic High Streets in England 11 April 2024 England In Your Space Circus at the Old Cathedral School in Derry. Credit - Lorcan Doherty. Eleven AHF-supported Projects Celebrate Community Ownership Fund Success 25 March 2024 UK Image: The exterior of Hay Castle. The Final Puzzle Piece! Bringing Vacant Spaces at Hay Castle Back into Productive Use 19 March 2024 Wales Bourne Town Hall - A Place for the Whole Community 13 March 2024 England Image: The Bandstand in Girvan. Credit - Adventure Centre for Education. Getting the Band Back Together! AHF Supports New Plans for the Regeneration of Girvan Bandstand 6 March 2024 Scotland Credit - Srburke, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. When Wildlife Meets Heritage! The Importance of Factoring Bat Surveys into Project Planning 3 March 2024 UK Image: Carluke High Mill. Credit - Jo Robertson. From Mills to Mansions: AHF investment helps projects come to life! 6 February 2024 Scotland Vacancy - Investment and Programmes Assistant 25 January 2024 UK Vacancy - Support Officer Northern Ireland 25 January 2024 Northern Ireland Shaping a Golden Future for a Disused 500-year-old Building 22 January 2024 England Leigh Spinners Mill Secures Support From the Thrive Together Fund 8 January 2024 England Kintore Town House. Credit - Action Kintore. Creating a Multi-use Community Facility for a Rapidly Growing Town 21 December 2023 Scotland The Broadway Cinema in Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland. Credit - Friends of the Broadway Prestwick. An Early Christmas Present! Funding Secured to Bring the Broadway Cinema into Community Ownership 19 December 2023 Scotland Beics Antur, Caernarfon, Wales. Credit - Antur Waunfawr AHF Publishes its 2020-23 Impact Report 18 December 2023 UK Bishop's Gate Hotel in Derry, Northern Ireland, which has been restored by Inner City Trust. Credit - Tony Monaghan. UK towns and cities get £5 million funding boost to help bring disused historic buildings back to life 12 December 2023 UK Image: The Market House, Penzance. AHF Publishes the Final Report on its Transforming Places through Heritage Programme 4 December 2023 England Autism Together staff and the people they support in front of the Giles Shirley Hall in Bromborough Pool Village, Wirral. Credit - Autism Together. Adapting Listed Buildings to Provide More Support for Autistic People 29 November 2023 England Murphy’s on Main Street Opens to the Local Community 21 November 2023 Northern Ireland Image: Alliance Bacup at the former Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank, Bacup. Credit - Valley Heritage. AHF Invites Tenders for Communications/Media Support 25 October 2023 UK Liskeard Library. Photo courtesy of Real Ideas Organisation. Turning Over a New Page – Liskeard Library Re-opens Following Renovation 24 October 2023 England The Coastguard Flats, Looe. Photo courtesy of Three Seas. AHF Grants Support for Community-owned Housing in Historic Buildings 19 October 2023 England Image: Ballogie Soutar's Shop. Credit - Birse Community Trust. AHF Supports First Steps to Preserve a Remarkable ‘Time Capsule’ 18 October 2023 Scotland Balado Bridge Satcom Ground Station in Kinross, Scotland, soon to become a permanent venue for Aero Space Kinross. Success for Eight Additional AHF-supported Projects in the Latest Community Ownership Fund Round 3 October 2023 UK AHF Loan Investment Helps to Secure the Future of Important Medieval Palace Complex 28 September 2023 England Image: Lowestoft Town Hall. Photo courtesy of Lowestoft Town Council. Fantastic News for Five AHF-supported Projects as National Lottery Heritage Fund Announces New Grant Awards 26 September 2023 England The Turf Shed at Lissan House. Photo courtesy of Lissan House Trust. Turf Shed to Form Fun, Flexible Space at Lissan House 21 September 2023 Northern Ireland Photo courtesy of Drewsteignton Community Society Limited. Bringing a Historic Village Pub into Community Ownership 24 August 2023 England Image: Fife Employment Access Trust standing outside Silverburn Flax Mill. Photo courtesy of Fife Employment Access Trust. Silverburn Flax Mill Project Reaches Significant Milestone 22 August 2023 Scotland Image: Bargain Farmhouse in Nursling, Hampshire, England. Photo credit to Romsey and District Buildings Preservation Trust. Celebrating the Success of Building Preservation Trusts 8 August 2023 UK Image: The old Yorkshire Penny Bank in Bradford. Celebrating Yorkshire Day with AHF-supported Projects in the UK City of Culture 2025 1 August 2023 England Image: Parkanaur Manor House in Dungannon, Northern Ireland. Renewed Partnership with the Garfield Weston Foundation Unlocks Further Support for Projects in Northern Ireland 27 July 2023 Northern Ireland Image: Co-working space inside the restored Sheerness Dockyard Church. Photo credit to Dirk Lindner. Rescued from Ruin - Sheerness Dockyard Church Re-opens to the Public Following Completion of Restoration Project 20 July 2023 England Image: St Conan's Kirk in Lochawe, Scotland. Photo courtesy of the Friends of St Conan's Kirk. Hitting the jackpot! AHF-supported Projects Secure Funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund 18 July 2023 UK Credit to Kintyre Amenity Trust. From ‘Tartan Kirk’ to Town Heritage: AHF supports developing plans for Campbeltown Heritage Centre 11 July 2023 Scotland Image: Alfred House in St Ann's, Nottingham, which has previously received early-stage support from the AHF. Photo courtesy of BACKLIT. Further Support for Projects in England, Thanks to Renewed Partnership with the Pilgrim Trust 10 July 2023 England Breathing New Life and Creativity into a Disused Department Store 7 July 2023 Wales Image: The key handover at John O'Groats Mill. Photo credit to John O'Groats Mill Trust. Community Ownership Fund Success for Eleven AHF-Supported Projects 6 July 2023 UK New £6m Fund Partnership Set to Increase the Availability of Finance to Smaller Charities and Social Enterprises 4 July 2023 England Image: The opening of 160 King Street, Great Yarmouth. Photo by Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust. AHF Invites Tenders for an External Evaluation Consultant for the Heritage Development Trusts Programme 20 June 2023 UK Kilmarnock Community Climbs to Historic Heights as Above Adventure Officially Opens for Business 8 June 2023 Scotland Image: Historic photograph of a Miners Rescue Team inside the North Wales Miners Rescue Station. Welcome to Wrexham! Bringing a Former Miners Rescue Station Back to Life for Community Use 5 June 2023 Wales Before and after images of the former Pat Murphy’s tea rooms and tobacconists in Ederney, Northern Ireland. AHF Publishes Heritage Transformed in Wales and Northern Ireland Report 31 May 2023 UK Pop Recs, Sunderland, England. Photo courtesy of Tyne and Wear Building Preservation Trust. Credit: Paul Alexander Knox. Empowering people and places - £5 million funding boost for new Heritage Development Trusts to revive unused historic buildings across the UK 24 May 2023 UK Credyd: Paul Alexander Knox Grymuso pobl a lleoedd - Hwb ariannol o £5 miliwn ar gyfer Ymddiriedolaethau Datblygu Treftadaeth newydd i adfywio adeiladau hanesyddol segur ar draws y DU 24 May 2023 UK London Festival of Architecture Event - Can community ownership of heritage assets help bring communities together? 23 May 2023 UK AHF Publishes New Five-Year Strategy for 2023-28 22 May 2023 UK Vacancy - Evaluation & Data Officer 15 May 2023 UK Proposed circus school at the former Cathedral School in Derry. Credit - John McCloskey. Heritage Regeneration Projects in Derry Receive AHF Support 15 May 2023 Northern Ireland Image: The National School, Bushmills. Nine NI Rural Villages Receive Village Catalyst Support 27 April 2023 Northern Ireland Mr Quinn, the projectionist at The Vogue Cinema, Kilkeel. Photo courtesy of Kilkeel Charitable Trust. The Reel Thing! Reviving the only listed Art Deco cinema in Northern Ireland 20 April 2023 Northern Ireland Historic photograph of The Clocktower in Dufftown, Scotland. Photo courtesy of Dufftown and District Community Association. From Civic to Community Buildings: Helping to Renew the Heart of the Town 18 April 2023 UK The Former Margate Synagogue, which has previously received early-stage support from the AHF. Photo courtesy of Cliftonville Cultural Space. New Grants Programme for Historic Building Projects in England 14 April 2023 England Image: The Selsey Pavilion in Selsey, West Sussex, which has previously received early-stage support from the AHF. Photo courtesy of Selsey Pavilion Trust. New Funding Available for Projects in England, Thanks to Partnership with Historic England 30 March 2023 England Riddel’s Warehouse Project Receives Funding Boost 29 March 2023 Northern Ireland Training for the Future: A Sustainable New Use for the Former Offices of Historic Locomotive Works 28 March 2023 Scotland Image: The former Redruth Library. Photo courtesy of Redruth Former Library CIC. Final Round of Grants Awarded through the Transforming Places through Heritage Programme 21 March 2023 England Image: The Storws at night. Photo courtesy of the Bardsey Island Trust.  Dark Skies, Bright Future – How Heritage-Regeneration Projects in Wales are Encouraging Interest in the Night Sky 6 March 2023 Wales AHF Supports New Plans for the Chichester Club Building in Castledawson 27 February 2023 Northern Ireland Image: Ellisland Farmhouse Museum in Auldgirth, Dumfries & Galloway, one of the projects supported by the AHF through the Tailored Support Fund. Extension of the William Grant Foundation Tailored Support Fund 22 February 2023 Scotland Image: Lychgate Cottages in Coventry, one of the projects included in the first edition of the AHF Newsletter. Photo courtesy of Historic Coventry Trust. AHF Launches Bi-monthly Newsletter 7 February 2023 UK Image: Baldovie House. Photo courtesy of The Circle. Full Circle - Bringing Baldovie House Back to Community, Training and Enterprise Use 24 January 2023 Scotland Image: Representatives from funders, the local council, MLAs, and community groups gather outside Chandler's House as the building is officially reopened. Chandler's House Officially Reopens 18 January 2023 Northern Ireland New AHF Trustee for Wales 18 January 2023 Wales St Leonard's Church in Hastings, East Sussex. Photo courtesy of Hastings Older Women’s Co-Housing Community Land Trust. A New Life for Deconsecrated Churches in England 22 December 2022 England Vogue Cinema in Kilkeel, County Down, Northern Ireland. Photo courtesy of Kilkeel Charitable Trust. New Research into the Potential for Place-based Heritage Regeneration in Northern Ireland 21 December 2022 Northern Ireland Market House in Penzance, Cornwall, England. Photo courtesy of Penzance Regeneration Company. Further Grants Awarded to Help Transform Historic High Streets in England 20 December 2022 England The interior of Bevis Marks Synagogue in London, England. Photo courtesy of Bevis Marks Synagogue Heritage Foundation. Happy Hanukkah! Celebrating the Reuse and Restoration of Historic Synagogues across the UK 19 December 2022 UK External view of the restored Port House in Jedburgh. Photo credit to Jason Baxter Media. A-listed Port House Reopens as a Community Resource Centre 15 December 2022 Scotland Rock Hall in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. Photo courtesy of Banana Enterprise Network. Six Additional AHF-supported Projects Awarded Funding Through the Community Ownership Fund 12 December 2022 UK Renovating New Galloway Town Hall to enable continued community use 21 November 2022 UK More funding available for community-led regeneration projects in villages 20 October 2022 Northern Ireland Village Catalyst Grant awarded to secure community use for Ulster Bank 19 October 2022 Northern Ireland Image: Stephen Anderson, Chair of Valley Heritage, and Kelcey Wilson-Lee, Director of Programmes at the Architectural Heritage Fund, stood in front of the restored former Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank for the official launch of Alliance Bacup. Landmark Building in Bacup Reopens as Co-working Space and Housing for Young Homeless People 17 October 2022 England AHF seeks new trustee to represent Wales | Rydym ni’n chwilio am ymddiriedolwr newydd i gynrychioli Cymru 5 October 2022 Wales Written in the Stars – Grant Award for Astronomical Observatory 29 September 2022 Wales Image: Exterior of West Park Palace in Hull, Yorkshire. Delivering skills training and generating employment growth through heritage regeneration 21 September 2022 England Pugin Studios - a ‘Curiously Creative’ space 30 August 2022 England What’s it like on the frontline of heritage? New UK Heritage Pulse survey is seeking feedback from across the sector 16 August 2022 UK Image: The Leeds Library. A new chapter for historic libraries 9 August 2022 UK Image: Ty'n Llan Community Pub in Llandwrog. Photo courtesy of Menter Ty’n Llan Cyf. Wales Funding Announcement 2022-23 4 August 2022 Wales Introducing the AHF’s new Chair, Ros Kerslake CBE 1 August 2022 UK AHF’s new Head of Investment, Asha Karbhari 28 July 2022 UK Image: Portsoy harbour. Photo courtesy of North East Scotland Preservation Trust. Oh we do like to be beside the seaside! Funding awarded to revitalise historic Scottish harbour buildings 26 July 2022 Scotland Scotland’s Unique Ukrainian Chapel now Wind and Watertight 14 July 2022 Scotland Image: Launch event at Harper Street. Image credit - Jenny Harper. At Home in the Potteries - Harper Street Opens to the Public 6 July 2022 England Former school to be transformed into exciting Activity Centre and hostel in Dalbeattie 1 July 2022 Scotland Photo: Historic Coventry Trust AHF publishes its progress report for the Heritage Development Trust Programme 22 June 2022 England Image: Grays Wharf, the home of GW Arts' current arts centre in Penryn, which is similar to what they wish to create with the restoration of the School Room. Photo courtesy of GW Arts CIC. Grants awarded to transform historic buildings in Cornwall into thriving creative centres 16 June 2022 England Image: The George Community Pub, Wickham Market. Celebrating Beer Day Britain with community-owned pubs – it’s not just about beer here! 15 June 2022 UK Image: Celtronic Festival 2019 at St Columb's Hall in Derry, Northern Ireland. Eight AHF-supported projects awarded funding through the government’s Community Ownership Fund 1 June 2022 UK credit: Jubilee Pool Penzance Ltd AHF - Investment Manager Vacancy 30 May 2022 UK Haverhub CIC - Gig in the former vehicle depot AHF publishes its 2021/22 Impact Report 27 May 2022 UK Image: A group of young people stood in front of Braich Goch Inn and Bunkhouse in Corris, Wales. Photo courtesy of The Anne Matthews Trust. Room at the inn – new grant awarded to help make Braich Goch a ‘home from home’ for young people of refugee and migrant backgrounds 24 May 2022 Wales The AHF is looking for a new Chair! 16 May 2022 UK Village Catalyst features on BBC Home Ground 9 May 2022 Northern Ireland Image: Members of Assemble Studios stood in front of 25 Princelet Street, which they are turning into a shared community space and centre for land and housing justice. Working towards more inclusive social investment - AHF signs the Diversity Forum’s Manifesto 2.0 29 April 2022 UK Image: Opening of the FutureProof Exhibit at Dunoon Burgh Hall. Photo courtesy of Dunoon Burgh Hall Trust. New grants awarded to support a range of exciting community-led heritage regeneration projects across the UK 26 April 2022 UK Image: Front of newly restored Station South. Photo by Jody Hartley for Station South. Get set, cycle! Station South officially reopens as a new destination cycle café and community space 12 April 2022 England The former Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank in Bacup, which ‘played’ the old library in Rocksham on 1 April 2022 A wheelie good decision! New grant awarded to create the UK’s first Wheelie Bin Museum 1 April 2022 UK Image: Members of Gateway Studio in front of the Trinity Centre, Gateshead, courtesy of Gateway Studio. Nurturing creativity - funding awarded to transform historic buildings into new arts and cultural hubs in England 23 March 2022 England From Left to Right: Alex Patterson, HES CEO; Jo Robertson, AHF Scotland Support Officer; Amy Eastwood, HES Head of Grants; and Matthew Mckeague, AHF CEO, at Calton Hill, Edinburgh. Renewed partnership between AHF and Historic Environment Scotland to support community access to early-stage heritage regeneration funding 15 March 2022 Scotland Credit - The Leeds Library Expanding the horizons of The Leeds Library 10 March 2022 England Credit: National Trust images, Hugh Morgan Funding secured for project to help save suffragette’s former home, Dorset Hall 4 March 2022 England Pictured is a prospective gallery at the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration. Photo: Tim Ronalds Architect. Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration draws one step closer to reality with exciting new milestone 28 February 2022 England Grizedale Arts members pictured at their project at the Farmers Arms, Ulverston, Cumbria. Photo: Karen Guthrie Architectural Heritage Fund renews IVAR Flexible Funder Commitments 23 February 2022 UK £4.2m Innovative Village Catalyst programme launched at Caledon Woolstore 18 February 2022 Northern Ireland Credit - Mark Leslie Bannockburn House volunteers win the battle to keep community spirit alive! 14 February 2022 Scotland Credit - Dunoon Burgh Hall Trust Bringing the Burgh Hall back to life 10 February 2022 Scotland Pretty in pink – Charming chapel sparks new hope for Cilycwm community 25 January 2022 Wales Meet our new trustees! 6 January 2022 UK AHF office closed for Christmas 24 December 2021 UK Christmas Post! Plockton community’s bid to retain use of former Post Office as a community space 16 December 2021 Scotland The Buttermarket, an aspiring cultural and community hub, is among a diverse range of projects awarded funding in England 9 December 2021 England Transforming Places through Heritage – report on two years of grant-making 8 December 2021 England Credit - The Blake Cottage Trust ‘A beautiful cottage [where] I might write all these visions…’: Restoration of Sussex cottage to celebrate the life of William Blake 18 November 2021 England Funding available! Planting the seeds for future village revival projects 16 November 2021 Northern Ireland Credit - Paignton Picture House Trust Mystery solved – saving Agatha Christie’s favourite cinema 4 November 2021 England Pictured: The Rockfield Centre in Oban The AHF’s commitment to tackling climate change 29 October 2021 UK Credit - Ian Findlay A song for success – new plans for Ellisland Farmhouse Museum to honour renowned poet, Robert Burns 18 October 2021 Scotland An impressive FEAT! Silverburn Flax Mill progresses into the next stage of regeneration 11 October 2021 Scotland We are seeking two new trustees! 7 October 2021 UK Chandler's House renovation to revitalise Rathfriland’s village square 5 October 2021 Northern Ireland New Grants awarded during Trustee visit to Wales 30 September 2021 Wales Breathing new life into Seskinore Forest 27 September 2021 Northern Ireland Watch this space - new hope for the future of Cullercoats Watch House 20 September 2021 UK Credit: CEDE Foundation AHF publishes EDI vision statement and commitments 9 September 2021 UK image credit: Fleet Architects Restoration and reuse of historic Grimsby Smokehouse commences 1 September 2021 England New Life for the Old Market House, Bangor 9 August 2021 Northern Ireland One of the last remaining historic buildings in Nursling to be brought back to life 29 July 2021 UK Collective takes on Observatory House to expand their offering into the hospitality sector 21 July 2021 Scotland credit: www.purcelluk.com Historic fire station in Stratford, London set to become creative studios 20 July 2021 UK photo: Circus Eruption Wales Funding Announcement 2021-22 13 July 2021 UK photo credit: Robert Lloyd-Sweet, Historic England £100,000 awarded to help transform Ryde’s historic buildings 12 July 2021 UK photo credit: Jubilee Pool Penzance Ltd AHF Projects Win at the Museums + Heritage Awards 2021 Awards 7 July 2021 UK Government minister celebrates restoration of Great Yarmouth’s historic buildings 22 June 2021 UK photo credit: Michel Focard de Fontefiguieres Petersfield Museum reopens after major redevelopment 9 June 2021 England Assemble Studio awarded grant for Spitalfields project 7 June 2021 England Baroness Barran, the Minister for Civil Society at BACKLIT AHF-supported projects celebrate Volunteers’ Week with ministerial visit 4 June 2021 England Replay Theatre in Riddel’s Warehouse, Belfast (Neil Harrison) AHF 2020/21 Impact Report 26 May 2021 UK Slate Heritage International - Maenofferen Slate Mine, Blaenau Ffestiniog New grant funding to community-led heritage projects in Wales 19 May 2021 Wales Heritage Lab, Ramsgate Additional Heritage Development Trusts awards announced: 28 April 2021 England Celebrating the completion of Hat Works Creative Workspace, Luton 27 April 2021 England Final piece of the puzzle for Bootle charity 19 April 2021 England Covid Recovery funding boosts renewal projects across Northern Ireland 15 April 2021 Northern Ireland Back to School: Inverness Creative Academy prepares to graduate with flying colours! 31 March 2021 Scotland AHF backs the Old House Project in delivering conservation education 29 March 2021 England Heritage Trade Up programme - calling leaders of heritage organisations across the UK! 23 March 2021 UK AHF publishes its updated Environmental Policy 22 March 2021 UK Architectural Heritage Fund signs IVAR Flexible Funder Commitments 12 March 2021 UK Recovery of high streets in coastal towns to be tracked following pandemic 11 March 2021 England Transforming Places through Heritage – report on the first year of grant-making 5 March 2021 England Neglected medieval building bought back to life in Bury St Edmunds Town Centre 26 February 2021 England Culture Recovery Grants will support new business plans for heritage sites impacted by COVID-19 19 February 2021 England Grizedale Arts takes groundbreaking steps to restore Cumbria's historic Farmer’s Arms Inn 25 January 2021 England Iconic Gothic Welsh Market Hall Revamped with AHF Support 13 January 2021 Wales AHF grants new funding to NI health, well-being and community charities 7 January 2021 Northern Ireland New Galloway Town Hall AHF supports Community Heritage Asset Transfers in Dumfries and Galloway 3 January 2021 Scotland Ten projects supported to breathe new life into high streets and town centres 21 December 2020 England The reel thing! AHF supports the revival of two iconic cinemas 8 December 2020 UK Redevelopment of former church into a multi-use community hub in Salford 23 November 2020 UK Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon - Devon Guild of Craftsmen AHF partners with Fit for the Future 18 November 2020 UK Belvoir Park Forest Stable Block, Belfast - RSPB Heritage Transformed bolstered in Northern Ireland 17 November 2020 Northern Ireland Banana Enterprise Network secures funding for feasibility study 20 October 2020 England Village Catalyst Pilot Projects Captured on Film 15 October 2020 UK New life for former Port House of Jedburgh to be restored to former glory 14 October 2020 Scotland Six high street heritage projects receive funding boost 13 October 2020 England Architectural Heritage Fund awarded Cultural Recovery Funding 9 October 2020 England CGI of Mid-Steeple Quarter Supporting community ownership in the Historic Heart of Dumfries 2 October 2020 Scotland AHF introduces its first Evaluation Strategy 30 September 2020 UK Heritage Funding Directory Revitalised! 7 September 2020 UK photo credit: Historic Coventry Trust Restoration work begins on Coventry's medieval cottages 1 September 2020 England Relevance of plans for Riddel's Warehouse re-tested 28 August 2020 UK photo credit: Mustard Seed Property Momentum builds for Mustard Seed Property with Community Shares Booster Grant 26 August 2020 UK Chandlers House, Rathfriland Banking on bringing life back to village square 19 August 2020 Northern Ireland Village Catalyst Projects receive AHF support 6 August 2020 Northern Ireland Willow Court Farmhouse, Droitwich Spa Willow Court Farmhouse, Droitwich ‘Safe as Houses’ project receives lottery backing 5 August 2020 England House of Illustration, Clerkenwell, London Bridging Art and Architecture: AHF invests in new future for the House of Illustration 28 July 2020 England Flax Mill, Fife, Scotland Heritage Impact Fund (HIF) makes £5m of impact investment offers 18 July 2020 UK Annesley Street Synagogue, Belfast New uses for Northern Ireland's oldest surviving synagogue 17 July 2020 Northern Ireland 60-62 High Street Harlesdon Five Transformational Project Grants Awarded to get High Streets and Town Centres in England Thriving 17 July 2020 England Old Vinyl Factory building, Hayes, Greater London Music to our ears: New lease of life to historic EMI Records pressing plant 2 July 2020 England An aerial view of flooding around Muchelney, Somerset (c) Historic England, Damian Grady Joint Heritage Sector Statement on Climate Change 5 June 2020 UK Bangor Court House, Northern Ireland. photo credit: Open House Festival Support for community-led heritage regeneration in Northern Ireland and Wales 5 May 2020 UK Observer Building - photo credit: White Rock Neighbourhood Ventures White Rock Neighbourhood Ventures @ Observer Building 29 April 2020 England Supporting the present and future of community-led heritage regeneration projects in Scotland 7 April 2020 Scotland photo credit: Clevedon Pier Trust AHF act as key partner to the Clevedon Pier and Heritage Trust 9 March 2020 England Community Shares Fund gets £600k boost from the AHF to help save threatened high street buildings in England 24 February 2020 England New programme of advice and support for groups delivering heritage projects on high streets and town centres announced! 14 February 2020 England Riddel's Warehouse set to benefit from Community Benefit Society 31 January 2020 Northern Ireland photo credit: Tyne & Wear BPT New Grants Awarded to Regenerate & Revitalise English High Streets & Town Centres 16 January 2020 England photo credit: Islington Mill Arts Club Funding secured to transform historic Islington Mill into 21st century community art space 15 January 2020 England Grants of over £110,000 awarded to historic buildings across Scotland 23 December 2019 Scotland Pole position for the Silverstone Heritage Experience Centre 5 December 2019 England New life for Old School Thornhill as local community takes ownership! 20 November 2019 Scotland Earliest surviving secular building in High Wycombe to return to its hospitality roots 20 November 2019 England A landmark building in Bacup town centre is to be transformed and preserved for future generations to use 6 November 2019 England Historic community pub in London set to inspire others 5 November 2019 England Nyth creadigol newydd i blant a phobl ifanc ym Mangor 1 November 2019 Wales AHF helps test viability of Transitions Centre for ex-offenders 22 October 2019 Northern Ireland Wigan Pier First grants of more than half a million pounds awarded to social enterprises & charities to transform English town centres and high streets 4 October 2019 England AHF invests in Scotland’s small town landmark buildings 1 October 2019 Scotland Social Investment partners join forces to provide capacity-building support for heritage organisations 26 September 2019 England AHF launches Heritage Development Trust Pilot grant 2 September 2019 England Haven is once again restored as a Community Hub on Southend's High Street 13 August 2019 England photo credit: Jubilee Pool Penzance Ltd Jubilee Pool's Grand Re-opening! 26 July 2019 England Restored sections of renowned Southbank Undercroft Skate Space to open July 20th 19 July 2019 England Carl Smith, David Glason and Matthew Mckeague outside the recently reopened Skippings Gallery, with housing uses above, all of which are now owned and operated by Great Yarmouth PT New £15m fund for social enterprises and charities to transform high streets using historic buildings 1 July 2019 England Photo: Annagh Social Farm CIC, Co.Tyrone Department for Communities contributes to the Heritage Impact Fund 3 June 2019 Northern Ireland AHF to help social enterprises and charities transform high streets and town centres through new funding 18 May 2019 England AHF book release - Championing the power of creativity and community 2 May 2019 UK Roath Library AHF Supports Community Asset Transfer in Cardiff 10 April 2019 Wales photo credit: Future Wolverton Future Wolverton's Old School Guest House and Community Hub opens for business! 19 March 2019 England South Square, Thornton Lottery success for three projects supported in their early phase by the AHF 7 March 2019 England Bawdsey Radar - photo credit: Freeland Rees Roberts Civic Awards 2019 6 March 2019 UK Causeway Enterprise Agency - Bushmills Courthouse Growing Community Enterprise Through Heritage - support officer and grants programme 6 March 2019 Northern Ireland Caledon Wool Store in County Tyrone awarded grant for nursery conversion 1 March 2019 Northern Ireland AHF support of Beonna helps rejuvenate local community 15 February 2019 England New £7m loan and social investment fund to secure the future of the UK’s historic buildings 14 February 2019 UK Campbeltown Picture House (c) Keith Hunter AHF funded projects feature in the 2019 MacEwen Awards 6 February 2019 UK Shankill community benefits from AHF grant 4 February 2019 Northern Ireland AHF grant for former Bradford department store 2 January 2019 England HLF award for Cleveland Pools, Bath 20 December 2018 England New AHF social investment to support Cambridge Museum of Technology 19 December 2018 England Healthy Living on Gravesend High Street 10 December 2018 England Sail Loft, Back Green, Portsoy, Aberdeenshire - one of the first HLF Heritage Enterprise projects that was also supported with an AHF working capital loan. Heritage Impact Fund - new partnership fund to be launched in early 2019 19 November 2018 UK photo credit: Jubilee Pool Penzance Ltd Transforming Jubilee Pool 19 November 2018 England Rural village revival - from tobacconists to well-being hub 8 November 2018 Northern Ireland New learning space to be created in Bishop Auckland Heritage Action Zone 8 November 2018 England AHF helps to showcase Social Enterprise in Northern Ireland 8 November 2018 Northern Ireland Heritage Angel Awards Northern Ireland shortlist 2018 5 November 2018 Northern Ireland £15m budget boost will help charities and social enterprises transform English high streets through heritage 30 October 2018 England Ring the bells for the Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust! 24 October 2018 England Campbeltown Picture House c.Keith Hunter AHF supported projects win at the Heritage Angel Awards Scotland! 23 October 2018 Scotland Heritage Angel Awards Wales Shortlist 2018 23 October 2018 UK AHF Supports Plans to regenerate Wellington's historic Tonedale Mill Site 17 October 2018 England The Florence Institute, Liverpool English Heritage Angel Awards Shortlist 2018 10 October 2018 UK AHF Invests in two key projects in the Ramsgate Heritage Action Zone 5 October 2018 England AHF funding to help RIO develop a future for Liskeard's historic library 2 October 2018 England AHF Partnering with Stir to Action's New Economy Programme 2 October 2018 UK Newly established community group supported by the AHF 24 September 2018 Scotland Support for Above Adventure's Crowdfunder 24 September 2018 Scotland South Korea and UK knowledge exchange on heritage assets 21 September 2018 UK photo: ukurbex.co.uk A little beginning for a big plan for a huge building: the Great Northern Bonded Warehouse, Derby 20 August 2018 England AHF Awards Funding to Support Glasgow Communities reclaim and regenerate their Heritage 19 July 2018 Scotland Transforming heritage: AHF makes significant new investments in projects across the UK 13 July 2018 UK Vulnerable young people to benefit from AHF grant to Warwick's former medieval Leper Hospital 6 July 2018 England Viva Arts Soham - Spencer Mill Project Supported by the AHF 6 July 2018 England Resource for Heritage Projects Relaunched 15 June 2018 UK Showtime for AHF funded playhouses 11 June 2018 UK The Lord Provost of Glasgow, Eva Bolander and Glasgow Building Preservation Trust’s Anne McChlery celebrate the award of a grant from the National Lottery for the rejuvenation of the West Boathouse on Glasgow Green. Credit Peter Devlin (file available from: andrew@gbpt.org) Oarsome news as Boathouse secures lottery grant 4 June 2018 Scotland AHF helps to bring new life to 'The Old Church', Derry City 29 May 2018 Northern Ireland Historic Grimsby smokehouses to benefit from AHF grant 18 May 2018 England AHF on board with support for Long Live South Bank 17 May 2018 England AHF supports Granby 4 Streets CLT in critical phase of its development 30 April 2018 England Key secrets of Abergavenny's important Gunter Mansion to be revealed 24 April 2018 Wales Photography by David Rowan Former Birmingham Canal Offices to house innovative arts collective 23 April 2018 England Heritage Lincolnshire to put the Old King's Head in Kirton back on the map 18 April 2018 England Once upon a time...... Great Yarmouth's North West Tower 13 April 2018 England Heritage at Risk London Report features AHF funded projects 6 April 2018 England Luton Culture Trust Putting on the Hard Hats 4 April 2018 England Charterhouse, Coventry's 14th century monastic site secures £4.38m from Heritage Lottery Fund 4 April 2018 England Historic Cardigan Markethall receives a boost to secure its long term future 3 April 2018 Wales Breaking new ground for the community in Wolverton 20 March 2018 England AHF supports family charity Shabang in Slaithwaite 2 March 2018 England Friends of Hillsborough Park receive AHF support for community cafe and dementia centre 2 March 2018 Northern Ireland AHF supported Birmingham "at risk" Project gets £1.7 million Heritage Lottery Fund grant 16 February 2018 England AHF helps find a future for lynchpin 'Belltower building', Ballylough estate, Bushmills, N. Ireland 9 February 2018 Northern Ireland AHF supports the 'Imaginarium' to explore the potential of flax spinning mill 9 February 2018 Northern Ireland AHF supported projects move forward across Scotland 6 February 2018 Scotland AHF backs progressive Social Farm in NI 18 January 2018 Northern Ireland Daily bread takes on a new meaning as local church looks to convert into a bakery 9 January 2018 England From Shetland to the Borders - community regeneration projects across Scotland benefit from AHF funding 20 December 2017 Scotland High Mill Dundee scoops prestigious Civic Trust conservation award! 18 December 2017 Scotland First award under the Cywaith Legacy Fund in Wales | Dyfarniad cyntaf dan Gronfa Gwaddol Cywaith 15 December 2017 Wales Clonduff Development Enterprise secures AHF Grant 14 December 2017 Northern Ireland Historic Coventry Trust gets approval for one of the largest ever transfers of local authority heritage assets 5 December 2017 England Cronfa Gwaddol Cywaith | Cywaith Legacy Fund 23 November 2017 Wales Havens Department Store, Southend-on-Sea 22 November 2017 England Heritage Angel Awards 2017 22 November 2017 England Operation Heritage East Midlands 9 November 2017 England Congratulations to the NI Heritage Angel Award winners! 9 November 2017 Northern Ireland AHF sponsors Employee of the Year award at @SocEntNI Awards! 6 November 2017 Northern Ireland AHF supported Sion Mills stables up for Best Rescue accolade at Heritage Angels Awards NI 6 November 2017 Northern Ireland Members of Thornhill Collective with acting Queensbury Estate Manager Anna Fergusson,  consultants Rob Adams from Adams Napier, Alison Fullterton and Andy Campbell from Dress for the Weather and local architect John Murray. Thornhill Collective secures AHF and SLF funding for Old School 6 November 2017 Scotland New grants support community heritage projects across the UK 30 October 2017 UK