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Balado Bridge Satcom Ground Station in Kinross, Scotland, soon to become a permanent venue for Aero Space Kinross.
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

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has announced the awards from Round Three Window One of its Community Ownership Fund (COF). The fund was set up to help community groups take control of buildings at risk of being lost and bring them back to life for the benefit of local people.

In total, 45 projects received COF funding in this batch of grants, eight of which have also benefited from the Architectural Heritage Fund’s (AHF) early-stage advice and support.

The eight projects in receipt of AHF support, listed below, have collectively been awarded £1,954,802 through Round Three Window One of the COF.


Stretford Public Hall, Stretford, Manchester – Friends of Stretford Public Hall

The Old Library, Bodmin, Cornwall – IntoBodmin CIC

Moor Imagination Centre, Buckfastleigh, Devon – Moor Imagination Collective CIC


Aero Space Kinross, Kinross, Perthshire  - Aero Space Scientific Educational Trust


The Judge’s Lodging, Presteigne, Powys – The Judge’s Lodging Trust

Temperance Hall, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire – Haverfordwest Heritage

Northern Ireland

The Old Synagogue, Belfast, County Antrim - Development Trusts NI

The Old School House, Milford, County Armagh - Milford Community Development Association


Congratulations to all of these projects.

In total, 195 projects have now received support from the COF, 40 of which have also had early-stage AHF support. For the full list of successful bidders, please visit: Community Ownership Fund: successful bidders - GOV.UK (

The AHF is pleased to be one of ten leading community support organisations delivering the Community Ownership Fund support programme. Considering applying to the Community Ownership Fund? If you need support in making a strong application, you can find some helpful guides, top tips, videos and an advice service at: Community Ownership Fund support and advice - MyCommunity

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