Heritage Trust Network Organisation
Heritage Trust Network is a registered charity. It is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Architectural Fund, CADW, Historic Environment Scotland, the Headley Trust, the Pilgrim Trust and through membership subscriptions and consultancy work.
Heritage Trust Network began life as the UK Association of Building Preservation Trusts in 1989 and continued to support members as UKAPT until 2016 when Heritage Lottery Funding allowed the organisation to transition.
Whilst retaining the same grassroots nature of UKAPT, Heritage Trust Network is able to support a wider range of built heritage projects, types of organisation and corporate supporters.
There are nine Heritage Trust Network areas across the UK (six in England and one each in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales). Each has an Area Representative and an Area Committee. These areas report as the Representative Council to the Board of Trustees.
Each Heritage Trust Network area committee organises regular meetings at which members and supporters can discuss and resolve problems, raise issues that need action at national level and share best practice. The area representatives report salient issues to the Board of Trustees. In this way, the direction Heritage Trust Network takes is instructed from the bottom of the organisation to the top, following its grass roots ethos.
It is the energy and enthusiasm of individual member groups and the volunteers involved that gives Heritage Trust Network its strength!