Public policy journeys: what’s the next step for heritage?

This weekend Georgie Holmes-Skelton, our Head of Government Affairs, spoke at the AHRC Heritage Priority Area and Rescue: The British Archaeological Trust conference on engaging with policy in the UK. On the theme of “Planning for People: the changing role of culture, museums and the arts for wider society”, Georgie talked about the sector’s challenge…

A new £10 million ‘Future Parks Accelerator’ fund for public parks and green spaces

Together with Heritage Lottery Fund we’ve launched a new £10 million ‘Future Parks Accelerator’ initiative that aims to secure a future for urban parks and green spaces. We hope to find and back ambitious and sustainable solutions to protect and enhance the local green spaces that really matter to communities.   Currently open for Expressions of Interest,…

Climate change and the National Trust: weathering change from our founding to the present day

As an organisation that will soon celebrate its 125th anniversary, we’ve weathered some significant change over the years. However, the impacts of a changing climate are unlike any we have dealt with before. They pose the biggest long-term threat to the places that we care for and last week’s warnings from the IPPC make for…

Our 50th renewable energy programme installation

We’re celebrating the completion of the 50th renewable energy installation through the Renewable Energy Investment Programme. This is a massive milestone in achieving our ambitious target to generate 50% of the Trust’s energy needs from renewables by 2020. Climate change is affecting the places we love. By harnessing the power of nature and exploring renewable…