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Funding the Architectural Heritage: A Guide to Policies and Examples

By Robert Pickard
Council of Europe, 2009, 198 pp., ISBN: 978-92-871-6498-8

What systems can be used for the mobilisation of financial resources for the conservation, restoration, rehabilitation and integrated management of the architectural heritage through area-based regeneration initiatives? This guide aims to provide authoritative information on different funding mechanisms, financial resources and management systems utilised in Europe and in North America as a means to assist the development of good and efficient practice. Consideration is given to examples relating to three principal forms of financial measures: subsidies (grant aid), loans and tax incentives, as well as specific measures to promote sponsorship through donations by individuals and corporate organisations. Other revenue-raising methods are investigated, including easement donations and endowment funds, lotteries, concession agreements, monument annuities, the transfer of development rights and enabling development, and through the support of international organisations such as the World Monument Fund, the World Bank, the Council of Europe Development Bank and the European Union. Further consideration is given to the role of non-profit and other organisations operating for the benefit of the architectural heritage such as revolving fund organisations, charitable trusts, heritage foundations and limited liability companies.

The book can be ordered directly from book.coe.int/EN/ficheouvrage.php?PAGEID=36&produit_aliasid=2392lang=EN.

Contact: Council of Europe Publishing, Palais de l'Europe, 67075 Strasbourg Cedex, France; tel.: +33 (0)3 88 41 25 81; fax: +33 (0)3 88 41 39 10; e-mail: publishing@coe.int