The Poltimore House Trust


At Poltimore House Trust we are looking to build on our growing reputation for supporting charitable enterprises. The core project supports a conservation construction skills hub at one of Devon’s key historic houses ‘at risk’ to provide accredited NVQ training leading to good jobs.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1079947)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target





  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation




Heritage buildings need more craftspeople skilled in traditional techniques to repair and care for them. Unemployed young people need opportunities to develop their talents. Construction trainees and graduates need on-site experience with historic buildings. Poltimore House itself needs skilled craftspeople to help bring it back to new life. Trainees and trainers need a 'living classroom' where they can work together to create new careers and new conservation craftspeople.


Our experience shows that conservation skills gained from working on real projects with experienced conservation builders transforms lives. Our project will motivate a new generation of conservation craftspeople through real-life renovation of a building to create a heritage skills training hub, built for the future. Your kind donation will directly and positively fund the future prospects of aspiring people and provide new skills to help conserve heritage sites throughout the country.