Sara Crofts gave a short presentation about the new Maintenance Co-operatives project to the Historic Churches Liaison Group conference held at Lumen URC in London on Friday 18th May.
The conference was organised by the National Churches Trust and provided an opportunity for representatives of the many county churches trusts to come together to discuss issues of common interest and share ideas and experiences.
You can listen to Sara’s presentation via the National Churches Trust website or download a copy of her PowerPoint presentation.
The SPAB’s Faith in Maintenance project has been shortlisted in the Environment and Conservation category of the Civil Society’s prestigious Charity Awards 2012.
Organised each year by the Civil Society, the Charity Awards is one of the highest profile events in the charity calendar. Faith in Maintenance is one of 32 shortlisted charities, working across a range of sectors, judged by an independent panel as having demonstrated “outstanding best practice from which other organisations can learn”.
Daniel Phelan, organiser of the Charity Awards, says: “For 13 years the Charity Awards programme has celebrated the exceptional work that takes place within the voluntary sector and the dramatic effects that charities have on a wide spectrum of social needs. The rigorous judging process means that only the very best walk away with the prizes, bestowing on them one of the highest accolades in the sector. In being shortlisted Faith in Maintenance has already demonstrated that it is amongst the best managed charity initiatives in the UK.”
The nomination coincides with yet another national endorsement of the value of the Faith in Maintenance project in the form of further funding from English Heritage to enable the scheme to continue into 2013.