We often hold events or workshops which are designed to help support volunteer led groups or small grassroots organisations who are just starting out on the process of saving their local buildings. 

Many of our training activities are also appropriate for those already experienced with heritage projects but who wish to refresh their knowledge. 

London Historic Buildings Trust is a recognised CPD provider with the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC).

Book Now: 'Building Futures' Training

Building Futures is LHBT’s FREE in-person training programme, aimed at those who are new to developing heritage projects, including individuals, community or Friends groups, or anyone else who is interested in undertaking a project to save or promote a part of London’s heritage. 

The training is focused on helping attendees understand what makes for a strong, sustainable regeneration project with outcomes for both people and heritage. Led by LHBT and experienced heritage project consultant, Sophia Mirchandani, from the Cultural Consulting Network, the training covers key project development elements such as viability, good governance, the stages and timescales of developing and delivering a heritage project, and advice on making strong funding applications, including to some of the UK’s largest funders of heritage, The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Architectural Heritage Fund.  

LHBT takes ‘Building Futures’ on the road, and moves around London, bringing our experience, advice and support directly to local communities. Each training will cover the same overarching content, but is tailored to location with bespoke local case studies and speakers to maximise shared learning opportunities and networking for attendees.

Please see below for the upcoming locations of our next events, and who they are aimed at. Please note, that registration is required as spaces are limited. 

If you can’t see a workshop for your borough, do get in touch so we can look to visit you soon. 

22 April 2024: Sydenham


Unfortunately, due to circumstances, this event has been cancelled. We will be looking to hold it at another time and will advertise a new date in due course.  

For those located in the boroughs of Southwark, Croydon, Lambeth & Bromley.

This workshop will cover:

  • What makes a successful, viable heritage regeneration project and how to develop one
  • Who could benefit from your project and in what ways
  • Project funding opportunities and ensuring a successful application

Speakers include:

  • London Historic Buildings Trust
  • Sophia Mirchandani from the Cultural Consulting Network
  • National Lottery Heritage Fund
  • Architectural Heritage Fund
  • Friends of Crystal Palace Subway recounting their work to champion this hidden relic of Victorian construction.
  • Kingswood Arts CIC presenting their new masterplanning initiative at the historic Kingswood House at the centre of the Kingswood Estate, Dulwich Wood (pictured below). Kingswood Arts CIC is a new not-for-profit arts centre and cultural hub, designed to support its local community through creativity. The feasibility project has secured a grant of £10,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Recently Delivered: 'HOW TO' Training

HOW TO training is specifically designed to empower and equip communities and organisations with the knowledge to take on heritage projects. These short and snappy virtual sessions are free to attend for community groups and charities, but open to all.

27 September 2023

HOW TO: Understand your Community and Audiences

3 October 2023

HOW TO: Deliver an Oral History Project

11 October 2023

HOW TO: Create a Compelling Case for Support

20 October 2023

HOW TO: Procure Professional Services

14 November 2023

HOW TO: Maintain Old Buildings

5 December 2023

HOW TO: Create an Appropriate Evaluation Framework

12 December 2023

HOW TO: Understand Project and RIBA Stages

14 December 2023

HOW TO: Manage a Heritage Project

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