The Trust’s overall aim is the protection and promotion of Hayle's heritage.
Harvey's Foundry Trust's mission statement is:-
To promote the preservation, development, improvement and education for the benefit of the people of Hayle, the County of Cornwall and the Nation. The natural, historical, architectural and constructional heritage, features, objects, collections and projects of historic and public interest, this includes buildings that are of particular beauty or historical, architectural or constructional interest.
Conservation, Regeneration and Education
Conservation: The protection of this historically important site, its buildings and artefacts related to it and the wider Hayle area.
Regeneration: Through the re-use of historical buildings for a wide variety of uses, the Trust aims to enable both social and economic regeneration of Hayle.
Education: Enabling wider access to collections and information so it can be used as en educational tool.
Vision for the Harvey's Foundry Site
To reverse the decline of an important part of Hayle's history through turning a decaying underused area into a vibrant centre, using Hayle Heritage Centre as the cultural anchor for the site, creating artisan’s studios, craft workshops, and office space for start up businesses.
Renovating redundant listed buildings and bringing them back into economic use (and thus safeguarding their future) ensures that significant heritage assets of the town are preserved for future generations. The income generated from this activity means that we are not reliant on grants for our core running costs and most importantly, we can undertake our educational value to enhance people's enjoyment and understanding of Hayle's heritage.
In 2013 we fulfilled a long standing aim of the Trust and the community by opening Hayle Heritage Centre, based at John Harvey House. The Centre has a core exhibition that gives an overview of the history of the town with a rolling programme of events and activities. More information on the heritage centre can be found on our separate Hayle Heritage Centre website - click here to go to the Heritage Centre website
This method of working has been recognised through a number of awards, the most recent was in June 2016 when Harvey's Foundry Trust received the award for Best Use of Heritage, Arts, Culture or Sport in Place-Making by the Place making & Planning Awards for our Phase 3 Project. We have also received a commendation from RIBA, a Green Apple Award, and a Civic Trust Award. The Prince’s Regeneration Trust also uses us as an exemplar project of how listed buildings can regenerate a community.
Management & Delivery Structures
Harvey's Foundry Trust operates principally as a charity and also as a company limited by guarantee.
The Trust is led by a board of 15 trustees. The board acts as the accountable body for the charity and is responsible for the long term strategic direction of the charity. Our board is made up of a wide range of people from a variety of backgrounds: historians, academics, accountants, lawyers, engineers and business people.
The Trustees are supported by 4 staff: a Chief Executive Officer, a Learning & Outreach Officer, a Finance and Contracts officer and an Administrative Officer.
We also operate with a large team of volunteers who are invaluable to the Trust. Our volunteers undertake a wide range of tasks including administrative support, research, collections care, stewarding, marketing and exhibition development.
The Trust is governed by our memorandum and articles of association, a copy of which you can download here:
The Trust works with a number of stakeholders and local community groups:-
- Heritage Lottery Fund - http://www.hlf.org.uk
- Historic England - https://historicengland.org.uk
- Cornwall Museums Partnership - http://www.cornwallmuseumspartnership.org.uk
- Cornwall & West Devon Mining World Heritage Site - http://www.cornish-mining.org.uk
- Cornwall Council - http://www.cornwall.gov.uk
- South West Federation of Museums and Art Galleries - https://www.swfed.org.uk
- Prince's Regeneration Trust - http://www.princes-regeneration.org
- Wave Hub - http://www.wavehub.co.uk
- Hayle Town Council - http://www.hayletowncouncil.net
- Association of Independent Museums - http://www.aim-museums.co.uk
- Passmore Edwards Institute - http://www.hayle-pei.org.uk
- National Association of Building Preservation Trusts - http://www.ahfund.org.uk
- Garfield Weston - http://www.garfieldweston.org
- Headley Trust - http://www.sfct.org.uk/the-headley-trust