Environmental sustainability is key in Heritage Fund's new five year strategy, and we're delighted that Fit for the Future is included in these plans:
"In future, all projects we support will be able to demonstrate that they are good for the environment. This further develops our commitment to support environmental sustainability and to encourage organisations to adopt environmentally responsible measures which may also contribute to their resilience.
We’ll also offer practical guidance on how to do this, including through a new collaboration with Fit for the Future. This is an environmental sustainability network that supports people to make good decisions about integrating environmental measures into their projects." Heritage Fund Strategic Funding Framework 2019- 2024
This week, Fergus and Hannah from the Fit for the Future team met with Drew Bennellick, Head of Land and Nature at Heritage Fund, to discuss plans.
Collaboration in action- just what Fit for the Future is all about!
HF were one of the first major funders to focus attention on the issue of environmental sustainability, introducing their first environmental impact policy in 2008. They are the largest dedicated funder of heritage in the UK and advocate for the value of heritage. Since 1994, they have awarded £7.7billion to over 42,000 projects.
We very much look forward to welcoming HF funded projects to our network and linking them up with the hundreds of practitioners from our member organisations for advice and inspiration. Current members include Historic England, National Trust for Scotland, Historic Royal Palaces, National Trust and the Church of England, so there is plenty of heritage know-how to ensure HF grantees get best practice advice.
Take a look at some of our success stories to see how we've helped organisations to become more climate-friendly, adaptive and resilient. You can check out Heritage Fund's new strategic funding framework in full here.