The UK Association of Building Preservation Trusts relaunches as Heritage Trust Network. The organisation which was originally established in 1989 as a umbrella organisation for the UK's building preservation trusts offering support and guidance.
Under the new name of "Heritage Trust Network" the organisation will now extend this support to all forms of non-profit organisations.
Sarah McLeod, Chair of the Network said,
“Over the last 12 months, our organisation, including members and advisors, has been exploring how we can ensure our charity is resilient and fit for purpose. We will continue working to support members across nine regions, whilst developing new partnerships with other heritage organisations and funders, widening our membership. We will of course continue to provide a national voice for heritage regeneration. The change to Heritage Trust Network is more than just a name change; it’s an exciting new chapter in our organisation’s history which will bring greater benefits to everyone involved in tackling historic buildings and heritage assets at risk.”
As part of the transition Heritage Trust Network will include:
New features of Heritage Trust Network include:
A specific membership package for individuals working in the heritage sector as well as a new Corporate Supporters offer, meaning that more people are now able to benefit from the expertise of the network
A new Start Up Membership for fledgling groups. This package, which includes visits to live projects, is designed for new unconstituted groups who are considering starting a project.
An interactive Toolkit with new and improved guidance notes
A Talent Bank on the website where Corporate Supporters and Full Members can advertise their services and expertise, providing a useful go-to list of heritage professionals.
In the near future a new website www.heritagetrustnetwork.org.uk will be going live and on the 13th & 14th the organisations annual conference "Extraordinary People, Extraordinary Projects" further details will be released.
Download the latest press release here