Architectural Heritage Fund

The AHF is unique in that we are able to offer support to local communities at every point in the life-cycle of a project – from start-up advice and grants for early development work and project planning, through to loans for acquisition and as working capital for project delivery. We are often the first point of contact for community groups seeking to rescue historic buildings ‘at risk’.

We have a network of local officers based in each UK nation and the English regions who can offer advice and support to your group, whatever stage you are at. If we can’t help, we’ll signpost you to other organisations that may be able to.

- We help communities across the UK find enterprising new ways to revitalise the old buildings they love.

- We provide advice, grants and loans, and our support acts as a catalyst for putting sustainable heritage at the heart of vibrant local economies.

- For over 40 years, we’ve been the leading social investor in creating new futures for historic buildings.

ahf.org.uk

Derry City and Strabane District Council

Derry City and Strabane District Council is the local authority for Derry and Strabane district in Northern Ireland.

We are delighted to have their support for our 2019 Conference, and are particularly grateful for the provision of the stunning Guildhall as our venue.

www.derrystrabane.com

Department for Communities NI

We are grateful for the joint support from the Department for Communities and the Derry City and Strabane District Council.

The Department for Communities is a devolved Northern Ireland government department in the Northern Ireland Executive.

The Department has strategic responsibility for equality, anti-poverty, sports, arts and culture, languages, finding employment, historic environment, housing, regeneration, benefits and pensions, community and voluntary sector development, social legislation and child support.

www.communities-ni.gov.uk

Inner City Trust

We are delighted to have the support of the Inner City Trust, without whom this conference would not be possible. They are co-organisers of the event and have enabled us to welcome our keynote speakers from Main Street America.

Inner City Trust’s mission is to contribute to the physical, social and economic regeneration of Derry – Londonderry. We have a sound track record of project development and asset management. As a not for private profit group, we invest and re-invest and, through our redistribution mechanism, we work in partnership to promote social intervention, skills development and economic regeneration.

Landmark buildings restored by Inner City Trust include the Bishop’s Gate Hotel, the Garden of Reflection and gallery, and the Fashion and Textile Design Centre. New build includes the Tower Museum, the Craft Village, the Tower Hotel, the Calgach Centre and the Shared Future Centre.

www.innercitytrust.com

Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers

We are delighted to have the ongoing support of Hayes Parsons for our annual Conference Dinner and Drinks Reception. The evening will be a very special occasion, celebrating the coming together of HTN members and supporters from all over the UK and ROI.

'Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers is an insurance and risk management company. We work with a number of heritage sites and museums and understand the unusual needs of Building Preservation Trusts.

As the chosen broker and risk advisor to some of the country's leading museums and attractions, our specialist team has the experience to understand your unique requirements, ensuring suitable protection. You may need to insure listed buildings, specialist artefacts and fine art, have historic vessels, or have a requirement to insure against high retentions under the Government Indemnity Scheme. These are topics we are familiar with.'

Be sure to visit the Hayes Parsons exhibition stand to find out more!

www.hayesparsons.co.uk

Buttress

We are so grateful to Buttress for once again providing a student bursary package for students who wish to be able to attend the HTN Conference. Eight packages of £100 are available on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Sarah Pearce : sarah.pearce@heritagetrustnetwork.org.uk

Buttress has provided architectural, conservation and heritage services to the heritage sector for 30 years. During this time, we have worked with some of the country’s most significant historic buildings and heritage sites, delivering restoration, conservation and redevelopment projects.

The range of architectural services we provide to the heritage sector is broad and includes: condition surveys, feasibility studies and options, grant funding support and conservation expertise. Alongside architectural services, we also have an in-house Heritage Consultant who works directly with clients to help make effective and informed choices about their heritage assets by undertaking historical research and analysis and preparing heritage statements in accordance with planning policy and Historic England guidance.

buttress.net

Ulster University

Ulster University are kindly hosting our conference attendees for a welcome drinks reception on the evening of Sunday 17th November. This will take place in the prestigious surroundings of the Magee campus:

'This beautiful and historic campus encapsulates all the characteristics of a traditional academic institution but is the setting for cutting-edge research and teaching across all four of our faculties. Our academic excellence focuses on intelligent systems, creative arts, peace and conflict, business, and healthy living amongst others. Alongside refurbished sports facilities, we have recently opened an exceptional new Learning and Teaching space which represents a major investment in world-class teaching provision, significantly enhances the student experience at Magee and underpins the University’s commitment to developing the campus.'

www.ulster.ac.uk

Chiene + Tait

To continue their support of HTN members, Chiene + Tait will have both an exhibition stand and will run 'VAT surgery' sessions for attendees. The surgeries will be one-to-one, 20 minutes sessions with Iain Masterton on Monday 18th November, where you can ask him specific questions about your project and VAT. To sign up, email Sarah.pearce@heritagetrustnetwork.org.uk.

'Our Charities Group delivers accountancy support for third-sector organisations across the country. The Group consists of members of our Audit, Tax, VAT and Business Support teams, meaning that we offer flexibility in service delivery for our charity clients, keeping them informed of developments relevant to them whether they use one or all of our services.'

Have a look at their website for more information and inspiration for how they can assist with your project.

www.chiene.co.uk

Rodney Melville + Partners

We are delighted to have Rodney Melville + Partners exhibiting at this year's conference, this highly experienced architecture firm have an impressive track record and will be happy to discuss any future projects with you.

``We are an established architectural practice specialising in the conservation, repair and alteration of historic buildings and the design of new buildings in historic settings.
Our unique combination of in-house skills and extensive experience creates a dynamic practice. We also work with a network of specialist consultants including structural engineers, quantity surveyors, historic landscape and interpretation experts and archaeologists.``

Have a look at their website for more information and inspiration for how they can assist with your project.

www.rodneymelvilleandpartners.com

Sponsorship Opportunities

We have a number of sponsorship opportunities available for our 2019 Conference in Derry, Londonderry.

With over 260 members across the UK, the Heritage Trust Network is supporting a great variety of trusts and community groups, in the rescue of a wide range of heritage assets. In addition to this, our annual conference attracts an audience beyond our membership of policy makers, business professionals, creative industries, students and more.

We expect to have an audience of between 150-200 people, a fantastic exposure opportunity for your business or organisation.

Packages start with one or two day exhibition stands, and extend to Conference Dinner sponsorship and Bursary packages.

To discuss sponsorship please contact Sarah Pearce: sarah.pearce@heritagetrustnetwork.org.uk

Sponsorship Opportunities

We have a number of sponsorship opportunities available for our 2019 Conference in Derry, Londonderry.

With over 260 members across the UK, the Heritage Trust Network is supporting a great variety of trusts and community groups, in the rescue of a wide range of heritage assets. In addition to this, our annual conference attracts an audience beyond our membership of policy makers, business professionals, creative industries, students and more.

We expect to have an audience of between 150-200 people, a fantastic exposure opportunity for your business or organisation.

Packages start with one or two day exhibition stands, and extend to Conference Dinner sponsorship and Bursary packages.

To discuss sponsorship please contact Sarah Pearce: sarah.pearce@heritagetrustnetwork.org.uk

Sponsorship Opportunities

We have a number of sponsorship opportunities available for our 2019 Conference in Derry, Londonderry.

With over 260 members across the UK, the Heritage Trust Network is supporting a great variety of trusts and community groups, in the rescue of a wide range of heritage assets. In addition to this, our annual conference attracts an audience beyond our membership of policy makers, business professionals, creative industries, students and more.

We expect to have an audience of between 150-200 people, a fantastic exposure opportunity for your business or organisation.

Packages start with one or two day exhibition stands, and extend to Conference Dinner sponsorship and Bursary packages.

To discuss sponsorship please contact Sarah Pearce: sarah.pearce@heritagetrustnetwork.org.uk