The Heritage Crafts Association

The Heritage Crafts Association

Charity information

The Heritage Crafts Association

The Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) is the advocacy body for traditional heritage crafts. Working in partnership with government and key agencies it provides a focus for craftspeople, groups, societies and guilds, as well as individuals who care about the loss of traditional crafts skills, and works towards a healthy and sustainable framework for the future.

Founded 2010

  • Mission statement

    The HCA will support and promote traditional and heritage crafts for current and future benefit through any charitable means. Its charitable remit is to advance public knowledge and appreciation of traditional and heritage crafts, in particular, but not exclusively, through education, advice and training.

  • Aims

    The Heritage Crafts Association aims to:

    • ADVOCATING – communicating the vital importance of the heritage crafts to government, key agencies and organisations.
    • CELEBRATING – raising awareness and raising the status of heritage craft skills with the wider public through a programme of public relations, communications and showcase events.
    • SAFEGUARDING – identifying and supporting ways to ensure that the highest standard of heritage skills are passed from one generation to the next and where necessary recorded for posterity.
    • SURVEYING – researching the status of heritage crafts, identifying those crafts in decline or in imminent danger of being lost, and addressing the issues to ensure their survival.
    • SUPPORTING – providing a focal point for individuals and organisations who care about the loss of traditional craft skills, and advice, networking, training and access to public and private funding
  • Overview

    Established: January 2010

    Registered Charity Number: 1159208

    Board members: 9

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 4

    Phone number: 01793 845554

    Address: 54 High Street, Wroughton SN4 9JU

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