Companies and foundations
Bettencourt Schueller Foundation
The fondation du Patrimoine
The Fondation du Patrimoine (Heritage Foundation) was formed under the French law of 2 July 1996, as a private independent non-profit organisation, whose aim is to promote the preservation, restoration and studies on ‘local heritage’, heritage which does not fall within the scope of official protection. The foundation aims at placing its actions in favour of heritage in the general framework of sustainable local development by acting in favour of job creation, and the training and employability of young people. Its line of action is articulated around the commitment to act in partnership on further projects which present a heritage and social interest. Since their actions are complementary and need to be carried out in synergy, the Fondation du Patrimoine and Union REMPART have signed a Memorandum of understanding to form a national partnership.
Since 2012, the Hermès foundation has supported REMPART’s ’Heritage and insertion’ action. This action is essentially aimed at young people between 17 and 25 years of age, who have dropped out of school or are job-seekers followed up by local back-to-work structures such at the Missions locales. The action gets these young people involved in heritage and familiarizes them with the associated trades. This way they acquire and develop human and technical skills by taking part in volunteer work camps restoring heritage sites or buildings. This support is part of the line of action entitled ‘discovery and transmission of artistic and craft know-how, aimed at young people from disadvantaged backgrounds’, developed by the Hermès foundation.
Since 2012, LAYHER has supported REMPART in setting up and running volunteer work groups and technical training programmes by contributing its know-how in scaffolding, especially in the Greater Paris area
Since 2014 Silverline has been committed to restoring and promoting heritage sites and buildings side by side with REMPART. Silverline has contributed equipment to work groups across all our network of associations, Some of the notable achievements include the restoration of the lavoir in Viller-Adam to the north of Paris, the castle at Berzy-le-Sec, under national protection, in Northern France, and the Motte Giron fortress in Dijon (Burgundy). Hundreds of volunteers from France and abroad, and dozens of associations have benefited from this material contribution, which has greatly facilitated their day-to-day action.
In partnership with the Fondation du Patrimoine since 2006, the Total foundation has been associated with the promotion of French heritage in regions where the Group is present. This support is aimed at restoring industrial and handicraft heritage, in reusing notable pieces of regional heritage for cultural purposes, promoting tourism, as well as volunteer work camps with an emphasis on training for work and social skills. Total Foundation, through the intermediary of the Fondation su Patrimoins, has supported several operations within the REMPART network along the lines of ‘heritage and insertion.
Total and REMPART signed a three-year sponsorship memorandum of understanding in 2014 in the convention cadre ‘Action plans for the young’ between the Ministry for Youth and Total in view to ‘supporting young people getting jobs and ways of early opening up to cultural opportunities. This support has enabled REMPART to maintain and develop its ‘heritage and insertion’ line of action. The aim is to accompany young people from 17 to 25 years of age, who have dropped out of school and are job-seekers followed up by back-to-work structures such at the Missions locales. The action gets these young people involved in heritage and the trades associated with it, to acquire and develop human and technical skills by taking part in volunteer work camps restoring heritage sites or buildings.
Fondation pour les monuments historiques
The Fondation pour le Monuments historiques (Foundation for historical monuments), created in 2008, continues the line of action initiated by the Demeure historique (Historical dwelling), founded in 1924. Under the auspices of the Fondation de France, it concentrates on public and private historical monuments placed under public protection. It has supported REMPART in restoring the urban fortification of Coucy-le-château in Northern France and the castle of Montgilbert in Ferrières-sur-Sichon.