Case study: Heritage of London Trust

The Heritage of London Trust is a small, growing charity dedicated to restoring the historic buildings and monuments which give London its character and charm. These sites must be of historic or architectural interest and their restoration must have public benefit.

The Trust gives grants to local community organisations, provides conservation advice and helps kick-start local fundraising campaigns. It seeks out buildings at especial risk of deterioration, often in deprived areas with little investment and where the risk of loss is greatest. They also run public events and visits which help generate interest in heritage restoration and community regeneration.

Since its foundation, the trust has helped restore over 600 sites in London and efforts are made to identify projects which have the maximum benefit in terms of community regeneration.

In October 2016, the Swire Charitable Trust awarded the Heritage of London Trust an unrestricted grant of £15,000. This core funding will help the trust to research and identify suitable restoration projects and support its engagement with local communities.

Amount awarded:£15,000
Date awarded:October 2016
Length of Award:12 Months