Like everyone else we are constantly reviewing and updating our plans and activity for this year as the current situation develops. We are committed to supporting our members in this difficult time.
We are reviewing our event programme for this year and will keep you updated as we look at new ways of delivering our popular and important peer support and networking programme.
We know that this year is going to be a tough one and are maintaining dialogue with Historic England and DCMS on your behalf. We continue to advocate for the support of the UK World Heritage Collection and the many organisations that maintain and protect these important places.
Our National Lottery Heritage Fund Resilience Project, Unlocking the Potential, continues at pace led by our Project Manager, Tiva Montalbano. This will create a stronger more sustainable organisation by the end of the programme, better placed to support World Heritage Sites and the organisations and people who run them. However, we are still dependent on our members subscriptions to continue our work and trust that our members will be renewing their membership for 2020 – 2021 so that we can advocate and work for World Heritage in the UK in the coming months and years
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We are operating as usual as we are all home based and will update you as our plans develop.
In the meantime, we’d like to encourage everyone to
follow the Government guidance and protect your families and friends.
Welcome to the website for World Heritage UK, an organisation set up in 2015 to undertake networking, advocacy and promotion for the UK’s 32 outstanding World Heritage Sites, and the Tentative List Sites progressing towards WHS status. World Heritage UK has evolved out of LAWHF, the Local Authority World Heritage Forum, which was established as a LGA special interest group in 1995, and which did a great deal of positive action to support the UK’s Sites.
World Heritage UK is the only organisation exclusively focused on World Heritage in the UK, and the only one that is led by the Sites themselves, reflecting a community-driven approach that has proven effective at many Sites and which is favoured by UNESCO.
Our vision is that “the United Kingdom will have a coherent approach to World Heritage Sites, which will be better known and understood, and supported through sustainable funding so that their Outstanding Universal Values can provide inspiration, learning and enjoyment for society”.
Our mission is to “raise the profile and secure the future of UK World Heritage Sites by advocating for support and resources, promoting the Sites values, and facilitating networking, training and sharing of good practice”.
More information about this can be found here.
World Heritage UK is a registered Charity – Charitable Incorporated Organisation by Association, no 1163364. Registration date 1st September 2015. Thank you for visiting our website, which, we must add, is work in progress, and to keep up to date, please do follow us by clicking on the small “follow” box that will appear in the bottom right of the screen, and entering your email address – this will let you know when a new blog entry is created.
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