The budget in 2017 reached 1,916,000 €: Provincial Council 39.87%; City Council 9.40%; Bishopric 9.40%; Basque Government 7.83% and the remaining 33.50% was a result of revenue from private sponsors.
5 people work at the Foundation; 18 people for the visiting services and 15 on restoration works.
During the practice to date, over one and a half million visitors have been registered who have learned about the cathedral and its conservation, guided by specially trained staff.
Some 94,000.00 people take the guided tour each year and some 10,000 people attend the different cultural activities yearly. More than 250 cultural events have been held based on the history, conservation and cultural significance of the building and the city.
Keeping a monument that is undergoing building work open in its entirety requires strict safety and accessibility conditions in order to protect visitors. Coordination between the activities is necessary to provide the practice with legal and economic security.
1. The organisation of open activities in settings that are usually closed, such as structural repair works on monuments or the archaeological excavation of its subsoil, is innovative as it overcomes the exclusivity and isolation in which specialists usually carry out their work and extends the social environment of reference for the site
2. The new Development and Conservation Plan may serve as a model for the introduction of lines of social innovation in heritage intervention and management
3. Opening all activities to the public may be an example of transparency and democratisation of heritage intervention processes
4. The improvement of the physical and cultural accessibility achieved during the interventions is a reference point for expanding the target public, with the inclusion of groups at risk of segregation
5. Participation in projects at European (ECHOES Cluster) and international level (Monuments Trust of San Juan in Puerto Rico)