The NHTG welcomes The Prince's Foundation and SPAB to the Membership Scheme

The NHTG is delighted to welcome two fantastic built heritage organisations to the Membership scheme. The Prince’s Foundation and SPAB are dedicated to the built heritage sector, providing training, education and events to those interested in historic buildings. We’re thrilled to welcome them to the scheme, we have worked together for many years and hope that we can continue to forge close links through this new relationship.

About The Prince’s Foundation

The Prince's Foundation logoAt it's heart, the Prince's Foundation is about supporting people to create community. Whether through building sustainable housing or regenerating neighbourhoods, developing family attractions or teaching traditional arts and skills, the Prince's Foundation is leading the way forward.

The Prince's Foundation offers innovative and inspiring skills-based courses in a broad range of subjects, from traditional arts and heritage craft skills, to architecture and design, science, engineering, horticulture and hospitality, all emphasising the greater social cohesion that transpires when members of a community learn, as well as live, together. Programmes will take place within and beyond the charity’s sites, including at Dumfries House, with its Education Farm, STEM centre and Health and Wellbeing Centre, and in Shoreditch, East London.

The Projects tier concentrates on the restoration of historic buildings and the construction of new sustainable developments. Working with local community groups and partners around the country, The Prince’s Foundation will ensure much-loved sites are carefully rejuvenated and new developments properly planned and designed to benefit all for the future.

Finally, the Attractions tier will focus on promoting The Prince’s Foundation’s notable centrepieces – whether taking a dip in the New Cumnock Swimming Pool or dining in the Rothesay Rooms restaurant. Such crowd-pleasers are the connective tissue of a community: they build economic growth and preserve cultural history, as well as provide landmarks for future generations to enjoy.

From transforming our public realm to providing skills-based education, The Prince’s Foundation is about championing and celebrating the most important part of any community: its people.

About SPAB

SPAB logoThe Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) believes old buildings have a future. From cottages to castles and from churches to cathedrals we are here to help buildings and the people who care for them.

Founded by William Morris, Philip Webb and others in 1877, the SPAB is the oldest and most technically expert national charity fighting to save old buildings from decay, dilapidation and demolition. Based on years of experience and research we understand how old buildings work.

SPAB offer courses and training for homeowners, enthusiasts and building professionals. There Scholarship and Fellowship programmes provide unique training to craftspeople, architects, structural engineers and surveyors, many of whom now care for the UK’s most loved buildings.

SPAB give free, independent advice to hundreds of callers each year, promoting good conservation practice for old buildings to those who need it most. They help the planning process for listed churches and secular buildings, to help prevent harmful works and encourage high quality design and craftsmanship. Join today to support their positive, practical approach to building conservation.


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