Applicants are sought for the £500 Dorothea Award for Conservation. See our Awards page for more information.
Since 2009 AIA has allocated £250,000 in Restoration Grants to worthy recipients to restore historically, technically, architecturally, and/or archaeologically important industrial buildings, structures, machinery, vehicles and vessels within the UK. We have more funds available but we need people to apply for grants. The maximum has been increased to £20,000. Please see our Awards page for details of all we can do.
The AIA promotes the study, preservation and presentation of Britain's industrial heritage.
Britain was the first industrial nation. For the last two
centuries industry has had a major influence
on the society, environment and landscape in which we live.
The AIA is the national organisation for people who share an interest in
Britain's industrial past. It
brings together people who are researching, recording, preserving and presenting
the great variety
of this country's industrial heritage. Industrial architecture, mineral extraction,
tourism, power technology, adaptive re-use of industrial buildings and transport
history are just
some of the themes being investigated by our members.
Every year the Association monitors over 200 hundred applications to alter
or demolish industrial
sites and buildings. We work with other amenity groups to protect Britain's
Britain on the International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial
Heritage (TICCIH) and partner the English Heritage funded Industrial Heritage Survey Officer Project.
We can also help with financial grants for a number of aspects of industrial archaeology, including our new Restoration Grant. Click here for details.