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The British Urban Regeneration Association
The British Urban Regeneration Association (BURA) is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation which was formed in 1990 to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, experience and information for the regeneration sector. BURA has since become one of the principal independent organisations in the sector. Its strong membership ensures that it has a considerable body of knowledge and expertise at its disposal.
Most importantly, by promoting best practice in all aspects of regeneration, BURA is able to put its experience to good use by helping to understand and define the mechanisms for success. Its national events and regional networks draw together organisations from the private and public sectors, the not-for-profit sector and government departments to share experiences and to act as a catalyst for successful partnerships.
63 66 Hatton Garden
Tel : 020 7539 4030
Fax : 020 7404 9614
E-mail : email@example.com
Further information from website at www.bura.org.uk
English Partnerships is a national catalyst for property-led regeneration and development. It works in partnership with the public, private and voluntary sectors to create new jobs and investment through sustainable economic regeneration and development in the English regions. Its initiatives bring about the sustainable regeneration of unused or derelict urban or brownfield land across England.
The organisation is committed to being a national source of best practice in all aspects of regeneration and development. It makes an annual Award for Partnership in Regeneration to the BURA Best Practice Award winner that it (English Partnerships) considers to demonstrate the best partnership between the public, private and community sectors.
Enquiries to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Groundwork is a federation of some 50 Trusts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, each working with their partners in poor areas to improve the quality of the local environment, the lives of local people and the success of local businesses. Their overall purpose is to build sustainable communities through joint environmental action .
Each Groundwork Trust is a partnership between the public, private and voluntary sectors with its own board of trustees. The work of the Trusts is supported by the national and regional offices of Groundwork UK and by Groundwork Wales. Groundwork works closely with the government and devolved assemblies, regional development agencies and businesses. It also receives support from the European Union, the National Lottery, the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme, private sponsors and charitable foundations.
The Trust gets residents, businesses and other local organisations involved in practical projects in neighbourhoods which are blighted by high unemployment and crime levels, poor public health, run-down housing and public spaces, waste ground and struggling businesses.
Groundwork can play an important role in the repair and restoration of historic buildings by helping to organise local groups to undertake such projects where they have a communal benefit. For example, one recent project involved the restoration of a Grade II listed 18th C. warehouse to create space for local businesses and community groups (including a local museum and cafe) thus helping to regenerate the area as a whole. The renovation resulted in a building that was both environmentally friendly and energy efficient.
A further example involved a structure originally built in the 1860s. Although once a thriving centre of local business, community and leisure activity, it had declined dramatically over recent decades and parts were beginning to turn derelict. Businesses closed, leisure facilities fell into disrepair and vandalism increased. After widespread consultation interested parties produced a development plan which was accepted by the local Borough Council. In addition to a specific fund of £380,000 raised for the purpose, the council committed an additional £500,000 and Groundwork was able to secure a further £600,000 from the Single Regeneration Budget (see separate listing in funding sources section). The structure has now been repaired and improved and is well on the way to returning to the thriving local facility which it once was.
Groundwork presents its information in a manner which is particularly helpful and user friendly . For further information, including a directory of local Trusts and Regional and National offices, contact:
85-87 Cornwall Street
Birmingham B3 3BY
Tel : 0121 236 8565
Or visit the website at www.groundwork.org.uk