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Understanding Successful Heritage Regeneration Projects

14 June @ 14:00 - 17:00


Are you looking to undertake a project to regenerate a historic building for community benefit?

St Mary Magdalene, Newark on Trent, is delighted to host a special workshop drawing upon their experience of developing the ‘Reawakening St Mary Magdalene’ project. The church has recently been awarded a £2.5 million grant by The National Lottery Heritage Fund to enable delivery of the project during the later part of 2024 through to 2026. The aim of the ‘Reawakening’ project is to deliver critical repairs and upgrades, alongside a programme of training, educational and social activities to establish the church as a hub in the town.

About Understanding Successful Heritage Regeneration Projects:
Led by the project managers for the ‘Reawakening’ project, Rosie Fraser Associates, this introductory-level workshop explores what makes for a successfull heritage regeneration project.
The workshop is aimed at those new to these projects, whether that be community or volunteer groups, charities, local authority staff, or anyone else interested in undertaking a heritage regeneration project for community benefit.

The 3 hour workshop will introduce heritage regeneration projects and key funder, the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and explore the foundations of a strong and sustainable project to help attendees in scoping and developing their own:

-Identifying and justifying the need: people, place and building
-Sustainable Conservation and Renovation
-Realistic Programming and Budgeting
-Environmental Sustainability
-Heritage Activities and Engagement
-Funders: an Overview

The workshop will take place on site at St Mary Magdalene in Newark on Trent. Refreshments provided.

What is heritage regeneration?:
Heritage regeneration is about taking a holistic approach to the care, revival and sustaining of heritage. In this instance we are talking about undertaking projects at historic buildings that provide outcomes for not just the building and heritage (i.e. repairs and conservation) but also people and the local area (i.e. meeting identified needs; supporting a wider economy). A historic building is much more likely to survive for many generations to come if it is properly utilised, engaged with and can sustain itself as well as help the economy around it.

Roof repairs to a historic church roof = a building project

Roof repairs to a historic church roof and new and far reaching activities or facilities delivered under that repaired roof = a regeneration project


St Mary Magdalene, Newark on Trent
St Mary Magdalene Church, Church Walk
Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire NG24 1JS United Kingdom
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