Heritage Skills C.I.C

CarringtonLIME Heritage Skills C.I.C was established in 2020 as a Community Interest Company in response to the national shortage of Heritage Building Skills.

Ours aims and objectives:

  • Promote the use of traditional materials and methods nationally

  • Make training accessible to all

  • Up skill tradespeople to be able to confidently work on older properties

  • Empower homeowners living in dilapidated older properties to have the knowledge and skills to tackle projects themselves or be able to confidently appoint suitable tradespeople

  • Improve local housing stock in particular in The Forest of Dean where we are based

  • Educate the next generation of builders in the use of natural and traditional materials and methods of building.

We carry out these objectives in the follow ways:

  • Offer subsidised Heritages Skills course places to those on low incomes and the dis-advantaged.

  • Offer subsidised Heritage Skills course places to tradespeople looking to upskill

  • Build relationships with local construction colleges and construction companies with the view to promoting the use of natural materials in both retrofits and new builds.

  • Providing practical work experience opportunities

  • Working with local heritage sites to provide work experience opportunities and raise awareness of heritage skills

Our work is funded predominantly by:

  • Admin is provided in kind by our Director Kate Kerslake

  • Course fees

  • Small Grants


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