APT is the voice of Building Preservation Trusts; it promotes and supports the rescue and sustainable use of historic buildings at risk.
The Association of Preservation Trusts is one of the few conservation heritage bodies whose remit is the whole of the UK. Formed in 1989, APT has since built and sustained a network of 250 member trusts (BPTs). Each is a charity and company limited by guarantee; vitally, every trust is also a community organization. This constituency of 100,000+ individuals is a practical movement of action. Trusts address scarred historic environments by breathing new life into derelict buildings. Tackling ambitious projects that no one else will touch, they eradicate eyesores and replace them with sustainable, active places and spaces. As community regeneration agencies, BPTs have saved over 1,000 buildings, raised over £1 billion of funding and delivered remarkable social, economic and environmental benefits in communities across the UK as a result. APT lobbies to raise the profile of BPTs. It provides members with invaluable networking opportunities through regional and national events, support and guidance through its website and publications, and a range of services to assist Trusts in the delivery of their complex and inspirational projects.