Congratulations to our Spring 2018 Launch Pad coaching grant recipients!
Central Fire Hall (Welland, ON)
The Central Station Education Initiative in Welland is embarking on a major fundraising campaign to restore and transform our historic fire hall into a financially self-sustaining, multi-use facility that will include a portion open to the public honoring the story of the firefighters who lived and worked in the building.
They're a small volunteer group with lots of energy and drive but we're really looking forward to working with the Launch Pad coaches at the National Trust to develop a great fundraising plan to reach our financial targets, and strategies to set it in motion.
The National Trust will be working with the Central Station Education Initiative to develop a fundraising plan to reach their financial targets, and strategies to set it in motion.
Lougheed House (Calgary, AB)
Photo: George Webber
Lougheed House, Calgary Beltline's hub of cultural happenings & programs, is a National and Provincial Historic Site, Museum and restaurant, all located on our original 2.8 acres. This 14,000 square-foot sandstone prairie mansion was built in 1891 by Senator James Lougheed and his wife Lady Isabella. It remains one of the finest public examples of a restored sandstone home in Canada. It has been a social, entertainment and political hub in Calgary for over 126 years. The site can be rented for special events, weddings, parties and more.
Through the Launch Pad program, National Trust coaches are working with staff at the Lougheed House to develop sponsorship strategies to help the organization diversify its revenue base.
Knaut-Rhuland House Museum National Historic Site (Lunenburg, NS)
The Lunenburg Heritage Society formed in 1972 with a mission to preserve and promote Lunenburg’s unique history and settlement story. Today, our registered charity owns the Knaut-Rhuland House Museum National Historic Site, and Lunenburg's Heritage Bandstand, and strives to celebrate and protect Lunenburg's architecture and built heritage.
The National Trust will be working with the Lunenburg Heritage Society to put in place a regeneration plan for the Knaut-Rhuland House National Historic Site.
Church of Scotland at Chatham, Lower Canada (Cushing, QC)
Photo: Brent Reilly
St Mungo's was built as a Church of Scotland in 1836 by Scottish stonemasons who worked on the Ottawa River canals. Today, it is one of the oldest Protestant churches in Quebec, and has been largely restored by the congregation with the financial assistance of the Patrimoine religieux du Québec.
The Friends of St Mungo's was created several years ago to bring together people interested in preserving the historic church and site.
The National Trust will be working with the Friends of St Mungo’s to develop a strategy to build on their existing programming and that will contribute to a sustainable future for this charming site.