Training and Resources

Through our 30 years-experience of successfully delivering heritage projects across the capital, London Historic Buildings Trust has built up a wealth of knowledge.  

 It’s a key aspect of our Trust’s operations for us share this knowledge with other groups and organisations through training.  We want to help build capacity across the sector and maximise our impact through helping others finding innovative and socially beneficial ways to re-use our capital’s heritage. 


The training programme is split into two strands:

1. BUILDING FUTURES: in person training sessions exploring the fundamentals of developing and delivery a heritage project. This training is focused on supporting groups and organisations in London that are in the early stages of developing a heritage project. The moves around London, coming to two different boroughs each year, and is free to attend. This training strand will commence from September 2022.

2. HOW TO: short (45-minute), focused information and advice sessions on a particular element of a heritage project, plus Q&A. Delivered online and free to join, they will commence from April 2022.

Our Training aims to be responsive to identified needs, ensuring we provide groups and organisations will the most relevant support. We are always keen to hear from people and groups about their training needs, so please get in touch to share your thoughts –

Over 2022/23 this training programme is generously supported by Historic England through their Regional Capacity Building Grant.


Our training is for everyone who is involved in heritage regeneration across the Capital, though we always welcome people from further afield. 

COMMUNITY GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS championing their local heritage or developing a heritage project. 

GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS who are seeking a new base and would like to explore heritage buildings. 

VOLUNTEERS who want to upskill to support heritage projects. 

PROFESSIONALS who would like to learn more about heritage regeneration. 

LOCAL AUTHORITY OFFICERS/EXECUTIVES who would like to understand more about the benefits of heritage regeneration. 

LOCAL AUTHORITY LEADERS OR COUNCILLORS who would like to learn more about how heritage regeneration can support their local area. 


We offer bespoke training programmes to groups, organisations or companies who wish to develop skills in any aspect of heritage regeneration. 

We bring on board sector specialists to give expert guidance on specific areas and also invite other groups or organisations who can share their own experiences.

Our programmes can respond to a variety of needs, whether it is to support volunteers engaged in a project, explore the benefits of heritage within regeneration programmes, how to approach partnerships within a business or understand how to work with a building preservation trust. 

We travel to locations across London and will develop a tailored fee proposal. Please get in touch to discuss your training needs –



This training was delivered as part of LHBT’s own National Lottery Heritage Fund Resilient Heritage Project.  It was designed to support volunteer led groups working to save and re-use heritage buildings, by sharing knowledge and providing guidance on the abundance of work required at the very early stages of a project, often before a new use has even been identified.

Resources include presentations on;

Conservation vs Sustainability by The Regeneration Practice.

Asset Transfer and Partnerships by Daniel Rose Consulting

Fundraising for Historic Buildings by LHBT

Feasibility Study or Options Appraisal? By LHBT and Daniel Rose Consulting


These are resources from LHBT’s first training programme for supporting communities and organisations to develop and deliver sustainable, socially minded heritage projects. It was designed for those in the early stages of a heritage project and was aimed at providing the skills to develop a deliverable and robust project.
Resources include:
– Quick Guides

Presentations and Recordings – from heritage experts including Purcell and Alix Slater and groups who have completed or are delivering heritage projects including Refugee Education UK and Brixton Windmill Gardens.

Exercises (with answers) and Examples – to help understand the different stages of a project; risk; impact and funding.


This was a tailored training event delivered for volunteers working towards a Heritage Fund Project. Here you will find resources relating to understand what successful National Lottery Heritage Fund projects are.

Resources include presentations on;

Introduction to the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s grants and priorities

What does a heritage project look like, and how to do develop one
(including Case Study: St Mary Magdalene, Newark on Trent; and group exercises)

– Critical success factors for a heritage project

– Demonstrating need and demand (exercise)


This is LHBT’s ongoing training programme for 2022/23. These HOW TO sessions provide short, snappy guidance from a range of experts on important topics for developing heritage projects. Topics are explored via professional experience, case studies from other heritage groups, top tips and wider resources available.

Resources include presentations and recordings on;

– HOW TO: Research Historic Buildings by Dr. Susan Skedd

– HOW TO: Ensure Good Governance by Janina McBride

– HOW TO: Understand Funding and Finance Options </strong?by the Architectural Heritage Fund

– HOW TO: Establish a Meanwhile Use by LHBT


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