Heritage Trust Network is a membership organisation run by people who have delivered amazing heritage projects against all the odds. Our mission is to help others do the same.
Heritage Network Trust
We operate throughout the United Kingdom, drawing together and supporting the work of local heritage groups, whether constituted as building preservation trusts, community trusts or social enterprises.
Heritage Trust Network, predominantly run by professional volunteers, provides an invaluable platform for members by way of peer-to-peer support, knowledge sharing and skills development. Our guidance and advice helps groups throughout the lifetime of their project from start up to post completion. Just as importantly, Heritage Trust Network also gives this extraordinary grassroots movement a united voice, representing their views to government and funding bodies.
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Heritage Trust Network is here to help you ensure a future for all our pasts.
Heritage Trust Network is a registered charity. It is funded by The Architectural Fund, Historic England, Historic Environment Scotland, Cadw, Heritage Lottery Fund, Pilgrim Trust, The Headley Trust, National Trust for Scotland and through membership subscriptions and consultancy work. Find out more about our funders.
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.
It is the energy and enthusiasm of individual member groups and the volunteers involved that gives Heritage Trust Network its strength!
Our Lobbying Role
The historic built environment is not uppermost on the political agenda. However, the last decade has seen an enormous increase in the number of consultation papers issued by government departments, the Heritage Lottery Fund and others. Heritage Trust Network consults with its members and responds on their behalf to government consultations, raising the profile of the building preservation trust movement as a whole.