The AIA has a number of award and grant schemes but we need people to apply for them. Over £200,000 has been given out in Restoration Grants in recent years, and 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
heritage and represent
Britain on the International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial
We can also help with financial grants for a number of aspects of industrial archaeology, including our new Restoration Grant. Click here for details.