Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation To Fund Future Angels
The trustees of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation have generously agreed to continue to support the Historic England Angel Awards for a further three years with a grant of £150,000.
The Angel Awards were founded in 2011, and were inspired by Andrew Lloyd Webber who wanted to do something to shine the spotlight on people who go to extraordinary lengths to save local historic buildings and places that that are at risk of neglect and decay. This new grant was announced on stage at the Historic England Angel Awards ceremony at the Palace Theatre in London's West End on Monday 7 September in front of a vast audience gathered to celebrate this year's shortlist and winners.
Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive of English Heritage, said: "We are hugely grateful to the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation for making the Angel Awards possible. This generous grant of £150,000 will allow us to shine the spotlight on the unsung heroes and heroines of heritage for a further three years. The Angel Awards show what a mammoth task it is to save England's architectural treasures, great and small. It's more than any official body can do alone. England's heritage depends on hundreds of thousands of dedicated people all over the country, passionate individuals, committed communities, professionals, apprentices and most of all ordinary members of the public who care deeply about a building or a place they know that is historic and in need. Historic England and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation look forward to highlighting even more astonishing rescues over the years to come. Watch out for the Historic England Angel Awards 2016!"