SAVE undertakes a wide range of activities in an effort to fulfill its mission to promote sustainable environmental stewardship. The organisation advocates for the built environment at all levels of society, undertakes research and publishes reports, supports community groups who request assistance, provide planning aid including undertaking legal action, enters into complex negotiations over many years and delivers complex construction projects.
SAVE Britain's Heritage is actively engaged in fundraising to support its own running costs, ongoing campaigns and projects which it is undertaking in partnership with local partners and community groups.
Ethical Fundraising Policy
SAVE recognises that in accepting funding from, or partnering with, any external organisation there is a reputational risk involved. Also, in some cases SAVE works with vulnerable groups who must not be exploited as a result of SAVE's partnership with any external organisation.
For these reasons SAVE's trustees have agreed an Ethical Fundraising Policy which sets out the organisation's approach to ethical fundraising and the due diligence that is undertaken when developing new partnerships. Copies of this will be provided upon request.
Equality and Diversity Policy
SAVE is also committed to equality and the organisation has developed its Equality and Diversity Policy that sets out its approach to tackling all forms of discrimination. Again, copies of this will be provided upon request.
Full Cost Recovery
SAVE is recognised for its willingness to respond to urgent concerns as they arise. The costs to SAVE of its activities can be unpredictable, arising at short notice. These include staff time, travel and the time of other professional consultants.
In an effort for SAVE to recover its overhead costs the trustees have decided that, following analysis of its expenditure, a levy of 12.5% will be applied to all restricted income unless this is expressly disallowed by the donor in question. These funds will be allocated to unrestricted income and will go some way to meeting overhead costs.
Once a donation has been made to SAVE for a specific purpose it is held in a combined restricted account until the work to which it is allocated takes place. Interest accruing to the restricted sum will be retained for the allocated use.
If due to unexpected events outside SAVE's control SAVE is unable to spend the restricted donation on the allocated use then SAVE will approach the donor to inform them of the intention to reallocate the donation to another charitable use, which may include meeting the overhead costs of the organisation.