HOW TO: is one half of LHBT’s 2022/23 training series delivered as part of our commitment to building capacity amongst communities and organisations to take on heritage projects.

These short, snappy, virtual sessions are free to attend and open to all. They provide an overview of specific elements of heritage projects, with case studies, Q&A, top tips and links to further resources and support.


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HOW TO: Research your Historic Building
by Dr Susan Skedd

Historian and heritage consultant, Dr Susan Skedd, gives an introduction on the resources, techniques and top tips for researching a historic building. 

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HOW TO: Understand Funding and Finance Options
by the Architectural Heritage Fund

How do you pay for a project? Is a loan possible? What funding does the AHF offer? Heritage Funder, the AHF, takes us through the different ways to fund a project.

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HOW TO: Ensure Good Governance
by Janina McBride

A project will not get far without good governance at its heart. Heritage consultant, Janina McBride talks through what governance involves, why it’s important, and what makes for ‘good’ governance. 

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HOW TO: Establish a Meanwhile Use

Heritage projects can take a long time to develop and deliver. So what do you do with the empty building whilst your planning? ‘Meanwhile Use’ offers an opportunity to help secure the building, and get people engaged, sooner.

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LHBT training events are made possible by

The training is held virtually throughout 2022-23

With support and input from

Dr Susan Skedd

Historian & Heritage Consultant


LHBT Seeking Heritage at Risk Research Volunteer

The Trust is seeking an experienced research volunteer to support and grow our operations.  Being able to post regular, interesting, relevant and timely posts about architectural, cultural and social histories is key to expanding the Trust’s social

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