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Building Preservation Trust

- a company usually limited by guarantee and with charitable status, whose objectives are to acquire, restore and secure appropriate uses for buildings of architectural or historic interest, which, by implication, will be at risk and unattractive to the private sector. Some trusts are single project trusts, set up to save a particular building. Currently, approximately 180 trusts exist throughout Britain. For information on how to establish a trust, and what they are able to achieve, read "How to Rescue a Ruin" by Hilairy Weir. Very significantly, The Heritage Lottery Fund recognises the contribution made by building preservation trusts, by making provision to offer them special consideration.