Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) - Project Development Grants

Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations in the UK to cover some of the costs of developing and co-ordinating a building project and taking it towards the start of work on site.

rants of up to £25,000 are available.

Please note: as a social investory, AHF may wish to purchase Community Shares if the project offers AHF the opportunity to do so. AHF may decide to do this instead of offering a grant or AHF may want to exchange a grant for Community Shares at a later date.


Extended Description

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) is an independent charity that was established to encourage and support the work of organisations dedicated to the preservation and renewal of buildings of architectural and historic significance which have failed to find a viable re-use on the open market.

The Architectural Heritage Fund's grants are designed to help deliver its overall strategic objectives and outcomes for heritage and communities:

  • Objective One: to support people, communities and organisations to take ownership, to repair and to adapt historic buildings and places for new sustainable uses.
  • Objective Two: to attract more investment for the conservation and sustainable re-use of the UK’s architectural heritage.
  • Objective Three: to inspire the start up and growth of new community enterprises that utilise historic buildings and places for public benefit.
  • Objective Four: to demonstrate the value of a well-managed historic built environment by championing and showcasing the impact of the projects AHF have supported.

The Project Development Grant (PDG) scheme is intended to assist an organisation to cover some of the costs of developing and co-ordinating a project and taking it towards the start of work on site.

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