The IHBC has launched an updated webpage on our new CREATIVE Conservation Fund – a dedicated fund exclusively delivering on the IHBC’s charitable activities such as the IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Awards and the 2021 Brighton School bursaries – with new branding, background and guidance to help make this the sector’s ‘go to’ fund for anyone wanting to support conservation.
IHBC Chair David McDonald said: ‘Our new Creative Conservation Fund provides welcome support to the IHBC’s aim of helping those who conserve and manage the historic environment.’
‘It will help us to manage our existing awards efficiently, and open the way to increasing our charitable activities. As the fund grows, we will be able to increase our support to a wide range of people, from those in education and apprenticeships to retired members who continue to give their services to the community.’
…the sector’s ‘go to’ fund for anyone wanting to support conservation.
IHBC Director Seán O’Reilly said: ‘We’ve been working om this programme for nearly two years, guided by our financial advisers while also developing in-house processes. Following a long trial of a Beta site we took advantage of the pandemic’s impact on office time to make a new page and a suitable brand.’
‘The fund’s management and structure mean that the IHBC focus its long-standing charitable operations by investing directly in the fund, but not only that! We are now in a position to take in and manage public donations too – notably, initially, from members wanting to extend their support for their sector through donating expenses that might not otherwise be claimed, for example.’
…It will help us to manage our existing awards efficiently, and open the way to increasing our charitable activities.
‘The ‘CREATIVE’ acronym also allows us to align donations with key areas that donors might want to direct their funds, including as follows:
= CREATIVE Conservation, for distribution across any of the above.’
‘The fund’s management and structure mean that the IHBC focus its long-standing charitable operations by investing directly in the fund….
The IHBC writes:
We gather and distribute charitable donations through our CREATIVE CONSERVATION FUND (CCF). This is the most effective way we can support charitable contributions to conservation.
The IHBC’s CCF helps us generate, manage and distribute funds EXCLUSIVELY to deserving causes in conservation.
Donating to the IHBC’s CCF means that you can target your goodwill to support the areas of conservation that you want to help, as discussed below.
Distribution of the fund is overseen by IHBC trustees. All donations are held and managed by the IHBC as ‘restricted’ funds, with regular oversight by our accountants, in line with current accounting standards and practices.
Under special circumstances, management and distribution of specific donations may be tailored to suit the needs of the donor, donating body or partner. Such special arrangements are in place already, with our renowned IHBC’s Annual Gus Astley Student Award and our Marsh Awards.
You can donate to the IHBC’s CREATIVE Conservation Fund in a variety of ways, many of which may have their value enhanced through Gift Aid, as detailed on the HMRC website:
- One-off donations
- As IHBC volunteers or supporters, returning expenses, typically those not otherwise claimed:
- ‘In kind’, by offering resources, skills or spare capacity….
Distribution of the fund is overseen by IHBC trustees… with regular oversight by our accountants…
Find the fund page fast at creativeconservationfund.ihbc.org.uk or use the dropdown list from our ‘Resources’ on the IHBC’s Home Page.