Birmingham Conservation Trust is a charity which exists ‘to preserve and enhance Birmingham’s threatened architectural heritage and to promote an enjoyment and understanding of the City’s historic buildings’.
Founded in 1978, Birmingham Conservation Trust is one of over 250 building preservations trusts in the UK. The Trust is a registered independent charity and a company limited by guarantee with a separate trading arm. We are funded partly on a revolving fund basis i.e. from surplus generated by the sale or lease of restored properties and partly from project management fees. We receive in kind support from Birmingham City Council.
As a charity we are eligible for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, as well as other public bodies and private charitable trusts. Low interest loans and feasibility study grants are available to the Trust through the Architectural Heritage Fund.
You can read our full aims through this link.
The trust is managed by a Board of Trustees (link), currently employs two people and also works with a wide range of freelance experts and contractors.
Simon Buteux is the Director of the Trust. An archaeologist by training, Simon has worked for many years as Director of the Birmingham University Field Archaeology Unit. He has also spent the last three years preparing and renovating a Grade I listed building in Ludlow; The Reader’s House.
Suzanne Carter is the Development Officer and she brings her expertise as a community engagement professional to the Trust, leading on events, outreach, learning and volunteering.
Registered Charity No. 1063124
Company Registration No. 3380637
Trading Company No. 02396218
VAT Registration No. 754 1150 55