There is a misperception that the National Trust has excess funds to draw from, when the reality is far the opposite. As an independent and not-for-profit organisation, most of the 39 properties and some 35,000 items in our care are without funding for their future preservation. Without the support of the Foundation and the wider Victorian community, our heritage remains at risk.
By becoming a Foundation Champion, either through annual donations or a bequest, you are joining our commitment to giving the past a future. The Foundation will be able to direct priority funding to urgent conservation projects, but as a Champion, you can also choose to tie your donation to the support of a specific property or purpose.
The bottom line is that Victoria will be a better place for all future generations if we can join together to protect our natural, cultural, Indigenous and historic places and communities.