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Latest News (2023)

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 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 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 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 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 Vacancy - Evaluation & Data Officer 15 May 2023 UK 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 New AHF Trustee for Wales 18 January 2023 Wales 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