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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: 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: 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: 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