We want to ensure that St. Augustine's Tower is preserved for future generations. Your contribution will help us pay for renovation works that are critical for maintaining this ancient building.


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HHBT are always keen to hear from local volunteers to help with open days. If you would like to become involved please contact us on

020 8986 0029 or email


Hackney Historic Buildings Trust (HHBT) has had responsibility for the Tower since 1990 and has raised funding to make urgent repairs.


The Trust keeps the unique early seventeenth-century turret clock in working order and opens the Tower to the public on the last Sunday of each month. During recent years it has become a popular exhibition space for artists.

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Current Opportunities at HHBT

Digital Access Project 2021

Open Call – Proposals for Digital Events and Activity

Our remarkable buildings have been home to many creative residencies and educational projects over the years. With public access to our buildings being limited during the pandemic, we are focusing our efforts on digital, audio-visual and online activities which celebrate the local history, heritage and architecture of our buildings.

HHBT is responsible for the protection and continued use of Hackney’s Oldest Building - St. Augustine’s Tower, and perhaps our most notable building; the Round Chapel which HHBT owns and operates as a community and performance venue.


We aim to share a range of new audio, video, educational and graphic assets online and welcome applications from artists, musicians, choreographers, lecturers, architectural historians, educators, filmmakers etc. to present works that can be accessed remotely, either live or recorded.

  • Successful applicants will be awarded a creative residency where HHBT offers the use of a venue/s, free of any hire fees for the duration of their project. The residency period ends 31st March 2021.

  • Successful applicants wishing to secure additional funding from external organisations to supplement their project are able to request a reference or letter of recommendation from us, in support of their application.

  • We reserve the right to award expenses, remunerate or provide additional in-kind services, at our discretion.


Applications for this programme are now closed