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Partnerships

The Trust builds and maintains relationships with a range of organisations at the local, national and even international level. Some of them are listed below.

Heritage Action Zone

The Heritage Action Zone initiative is offered by Historic England as a vehicle for revitalising under used historic areas in order to bring about wider economic and social growth. The Trust is delighted to be a partner in Swindon’s Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) with the Council and Historic England on the area around Swindon’s historic railway village. The partners are working together to revitalise the area, with plans to refurbish key buildings, improve public spaces and pedestrian links and generally promote the area as a place of historic interest  You can find out more about the HAZ here: The Swindon heritage action zone | Swindon Borough Council

Locally:

Swindon Civic Trust, Swindon Youth Partnership, Swindon Federation of Community Organisations, The Alfred Williams Heritage Society, Swindon Viewpoint, local elected Members, Members of Parliament.

Nationally:

Historic England, Architectural Heritage Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund, The Theatres Trust, The Victorian Society, Royal Society for the Arts, Locality, The National Trust, Association of Preservation Trusts.

We are also linked to the International Mechanics’ Institution movement. Founded in 2004 with a conference in Melbourne, Australia and followed up in Bath, England in 2010.