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Introduction
The IHBC is a charity registered in England and Wales and in Scotland.

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.

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Advantages when you donate to the IHBC’s CREATIVE CONSERVATION FUND - CCF

  • Sustainability: The fund is underpinned by IHBC budgets tied to our own core charitable operations, so it is both sustainable and credible.
  • Efficiency: Management is embedded in the IHBC’s charitable operations – including those of our volunteers. This maximises efficiency and cost-effectiveness when making distributions and allocations.
  • Impact: The IHBC’s work and networks are uniquely well attuned to modern conservation practice in the 21st century. As the IHBC is best placed to inform the distribution of funds, donors can be sure their contributions make the biggest possible difference to conservation and its future.
  • Profile: We know that many donors in our sector prefer anonymity. However, the IHBC’s CREATIVE Conservation Fund means that you can be named as a donor on our Donors’ Page (under construction). This way donors can be thanked publicly as players in a bigger programme of charitable support for conservation objectives.

From 2021 all activities supported by the fund will be co-branded by the CREATIVE CONSERVATION FUND logo

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Donate
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, with further details below.

Bequests
If you would like to speak to us about a bequest or legacy please either:
  • Contact our Treasurer at treasurer@ihbc.org.uk to speak direct, or
  • Contact our Director at director@ihbc.org.uk to make arrangements for who you might speak to locally, or
  • Submit an online note of interest or query so that we can follow up

If you would just like to include the IHBC in your will, we would encourage you to refer to our registered charity numbers:

Registered as a Charity in England: No.1061593
Registered as a Charity in Scotland: No. SC041945


The default arrangement for bequests and other charity income will be to have them included in our general CREATIVE Conservation Fund, as discussed below.


Partnerships
The IHBC manages, directs and distributes funds in partnership with charities and other partners. The funds and awards include

  • IHBC Marsh Awards: The IHBC runs the Marsh Award for Community Contribution (Retired Member) and the IHBC Marsh Award for Successful Learning in Heritage Skills in partnership with the Marsh Christian Trust
  • Gus Astley Memorial Fund: We have taken on management of the Gus Astley Memorial Fund, offering its contributors a sustainable, long-term impact though maintaining the IHBC’s Annual Gus Astley Student Award.

If you would like to explore partnership opportunities and working with our CREATIVE Conservation Fund, please contact our Director at director@ihbc.org.uk, who will make suitable arrangements for informal or formal discussions.

IHBC’s CREATIVE CONSERVATION FUND
Supporting your own conservation priorities

Any donation to the IHBC’s CREATIVE Conservation Fund can be directed to our general CREATIVE Conservation Fund OR to a specific area of personal interest.

The IHBC’s CREATIVE Conservation Fund allocation framework means that donors or partners can specify ANY of the following funding areas for support.

Ref no IHBC CREATIVE Conservation Fund: ALLOCATION TABLE
CONSERVATION FUNDING AREA SPECIFIC PURPOSE SAMPLE INITIATIVES AND ALLOCATIONS GENERAL AIMS
1 Celebration To applaud outstanding practice Marsh Awards
Gus Astley Student Award
The IHBC’s Charitable Objects
2 Research To support excellence in research IHBC’s ToolBox research programme*
3 Education To facilitate corporate, collective or individual competence, learning, knowledge transfer and understanding IHBC’s Annual and Day School bursaries*
Gus Astley Student Award
Apprenticeship
Training
4 Innovation To promote new and alternative thinking and exploration in all aspects of the future of conservation

IHBC Day School Spotlights*
Gus Astley Student Award
Council+*

Visioning
Experimentation
5 CREATIVE Conservation: ANY OR ALL OF THE ABOVE CREATIVE Conservation: ANY OR ALL OF THE ABOVE CREATIVE Conservation: ANY OR ALL OF THE ABOVE

* Activities funded exclusively by allocations from the IHBC’s general funds

The default funding area is No.5, the general CREATIVE Conservation Fund.

As noted above, prospective donors can contact the IHBC direct to discuss specific allocations, arrangements or objectives.


Donors

Details to follow.



The following links take you to a range of other IHBC funded - or co-funded - initiatives developed to help support and celebrate our members. Funds or awards are not necessarily available throughout the year, for example for our Annual School, so in such cases the links take you to the relevant events or programmes.

If you have any queries on any of these support services please do contact us direct at support@ihbc.org.uk

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