Press Release: SAVE Britain’s Heritage wins Heritage Lottery Fund support
19 December 2013
SAVE Britain's Heritage wins Heritage Lottery Fund support
SAVE Britain's Heritage has received £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund Catalyst Small Grants programme to develop a corporate fundraising strategy. This will enable SAVE to reach out to key decision makers and companies who are interested in helping protect the UK's rich heritage, improve environmental stewardship and empower local communities.
The Grants programme will include mentoring, staff training and improvements to SAVE's website and supporter database. As a result more people will have the opportunity to benefit from SAVE's work.
SAVE Britain's Heritage is one of the UK's most effective advocates for the historic environment. For almost 40 years the organisation has been at the forefront of national campaigns to prevent the neglect or loss of buildings of every kind, from palaces, country houses and parish churches to power stations, terraced houses and humble cottages.
SAVE has been instrumental in the redevelopment of many of the UK's foremost historic sites including Battersea Power Station, Tate Modern, Dumfries House, Hylands House, Chillingham Castle and Sheerness Dockyard. Many less well-known site have been saved by local communities supported by SAVE.
Commenting on the award, SAVE's Director, Clem Cecil, said: "we are thrilled to have received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund. With this grant SAVE will be able to reach a wider audience and make the organisation more effective."
Sue Bowers, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund London, said: "Through Catalyst small grants HLF aims to create a step-change in the way organisations approach fundraising. With this award we are supporting SAVE to develop its corporate fundraising capacity, which will make it more resilient and better able to work with local communities to protect Britain's built heritage."
Notes to Editors:
The Catalyst grants initiatives form part of a broader partnership initiative between HLF, DCMS and Arts Council England (ACE). It aims to encourage more private giving to culture and heritage, and to build the capacity and skills of cultural and heritage organisations to fundraise from private donors, corporate sources, trusts and foundations.
Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) aims to make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities across the UK and help build a resilient heritage economy. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, we invest in every part of our diverse heritage. HLF has supported over 35,000 projects with more than £5.6bn across the UK.
SAVE Britain's Heritage has been campaigning for historic buildings since its formation in 1975 by a group of architects, journalists and planners. It is a strong, independent voice in conservation, free to respond rapidly to emergencies and to speak out loud for the historic built environment.