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New grants support community heritage projects across the UK

30 October 2017
UK

The Architectural Heritage Fund made 9 new grant offers in October amounting to £38,500 across the UK for community-led efforts to save historic buildings valued by local communities. The two projects highlighted here show the potential for charities to deliver existing services within buildings of important architectural heritage. 

A £2,400 Project Viability Grant has been awarded to Chilli Studios, a charity delivering creative activities for people with mental health problems in Newcastle and Gateshead. It provides a user-led service with the aim of promoting social inclusion and interaction, developing skills and abilities to build resilience and well-being. The grant will enable the charity to assess the viability of creating an ‘art hub’ within an empty property that forms part of Ralph Erskine’s Grade II* listed Byker Wall housing estate, built between 1969-82. This is the newest building to have benefited from an AHF grant. Chilli Studios aims to link with Erskine’s famous participatory approach of ‘hobby rooms’ and provide a legacy that can engage disadvantaged communities in the area.

The Architectural Heritage Fund made 9 new grant offers in October amounting to £38,500 across the UK for community-led efforts to save historic buildings valued by local communities. The two projects highlighted here show the potential for charities to deliver existing services within buildings of important architectural heritage. 

A £2,400 Project Viability Grant has been awarded to Chilli Studios, a charity delivering creative activities for people with mental health problems in Newcastle and Gateshead. It provides a user-led service with the aim of promoting social inclusion and interaction, developing skills and abilities to build resilience and well-being. The grant will enable the charity to assess the viability of creating an ‘art hub’ within an empty property that forms part of Ralph Erskine’s Grade II* listed Byker Wall housing estate, built between 1969-82. This is the newest building to have benefited from an AHF grant. Chilli Studios aims to link with Erskine’s famous participatory approach of ‘hobby rooms’ and provide a legacy that can engage disadvantaged communities in the area.