Our Heritage Lottery Fund bid


Unfortunately Chorley Council has been unsuccessful for a second time in securing HLF funding to repair Astley Hall and enhance its visitor experience.

Whilst the HLF recorded that the plans for Astley were considered to be worthy of support and underpinned by good consultation and evidence of public support, it was stated that the extremely high demand for their funds meant they needed to make some tough decisions. They also acknowledged that this must come as a great disappointment to everyone involved in developing the bid.

However, positive discussions are now currently taking place within the Council to revisit the proposals sent to HLF and review opportunities and the way forward.