The National Trust and Birmingham

School children having a turn at washing

In Birmingham we are playing a growing role in the city's conservation of its heritage and green open spaces. Through partnerships and community work we are helping to take care of more places which Birmingham people care about, and which have played a part in the social history of the city.

At the Roundhouse, the Canal & River Trust and ourselves are restoring this quirky, circular former stables and stores with £2.5 million funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and at Moseley Road Baths, a coalition which includes Historic England, Friends of Moseley Road Baths, World Monuments Fund and Birmingham City Council is seeking to maintain swimming, and preserve the future of this Grade II listed building.

The Trust in Birmingham has also pioneered working with young people in the community though the Green Academies Project which is funded by Our Bright Future. Green spaces across the city benefit from work by young urban rangers and volunteers who meet after school to work out in nature.