The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) is an independent charity that was established to encourage and support the work of registered charities and constituted not-for-profit organisations that are 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 has announced details of the 2017 Projects Development Grants programme, available to not-for-profit groups in the UK.

Grants of up to £25,000 are available for any work that is essential for taking the project forward towards the goal of revitalising an historic building, not for on-site capital works. Examples of eligible costs include:
•The employment of a project co-ordinator
•Fees for consultants needed to help progress the organisation’s plans
•Property valuation
•Costs associated with developing a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund or other capital funders
•Costs of community engagement work
•Legal costs where this is critical in establishing ownership or the viability of proposed uses

The 2016/2017 deadlines are 26 October 2016, 15 February 2017, 10 May 2017, 16 August 2017, and 1 November 2017.

For further information go to: ahfund.org.uk/grants/

Tel: 020 7925 0199 or email ahf@ahfund.org.uk