The Architectural Heritage Fund

The Architectural Heritage Fund

Charity information

The Architectural Heritage Fund

The AHF is a registered charity, working since 1976 to promote the conservation and sustainable re-use of historic buildings for the benefit of communities across the UK, particularly in economically disadvantaged areas.

We are the leading heritage social investor and the only specialist heritage lender operating in the UK.

The AHF offers advice, grants and loans to projects that have the potential to deliver substantial social and economic benefits where they are needed most.

Founded 1973

  • Mission statement

    We use our knowledge, experience and resources to ensure as many people as possible can enjoy the cultural, social and economic benefits of a vibrant and well-managed architectural heritage

  • Aims

    The Architectural Heritage Fund aims to:

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

    Established: December 1973

    Registered Charity Number: 266780

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 5

    Part time staff: 8

    Volunteers: 1

    Phone number: 02079250199

    Address: 3 Spital Yard E1 6AQ

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website