Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 March 2019
- Sylva Wood Centre, Little Wittenham Road, Long Wittenham, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4QT
Aims & activities
The Sylva Foundation is working to bring trees and people closer together, following sustainable development principles. The charity works across Britain caring for forests to ensure they thrive for people and for nature, and supporting innovation in home-grown wood. We conduct our work through four main programmes, reflecting our charitable objects, namely: Science, Education, Forestry, and Wood.
What the charity does
- General charitable purposes
Who the charity helps
- Children/young people
- The general public/mankind
How the charity works
- Provides buildings/facilities/open space
- Provides services
- Provides advocacy/advice/information
- Sponsors or undertakes research
- Acts as an umbrella or resource body
Income and Endowments:
Assets and liabilities
- £1.3M Own use assets
- £0.0K Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £557.5K Other assets
- £32.2K Total liabilities
Raises funds from the Public
Recognised by HMRC for gift aid
Charitable spending ratios
Ratios have to be put in context. They should be read in conjunction with the charity’s financial statements on which they’re based if they are to be interpreted correctly and sound conclusions drawn. For example the accounting rules affect what can be classed as income or expenditure. Where a charity which purchases land to further its objects the accounting rules do not permit including the purchase cost as charitable spending in its accounts. Instead it is ‘capitalised’ and shown on the balance sheet. Similarly a charity that receives an endowment it can’t spend may have a lower percentage of charitable spending as a proportion of income in the year of receipt as compared to the previous year as a result. Ratios may also be affected by the way a charity operates. For example, a charity which primarily generates income from investments may have lower cost of raising funds than one which employs fundraisers. A grant-making charity funding other charities to undertake an activity will have much lower staffing costs compared to a charity employing staff to perform that activity.
Charitable spending (including governance costs) as a percentage of income and endowments received by the charity in the reporting period. Does not include planned future spending.
Costs incurred in generating income as a proportion of total income and endowments received in the reporting period. May include spending to secure future funding.
The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
Accounts and trustees' annual report
TO PROMOTE THE CONSERVATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT CONSISTENT WITH SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PRINCIPLES BY: I ADVANCING EDUCATION FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT IN THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT II THE PROMOTION AND CONDUCT OF RESEARCH FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT ABOUT EFFECTIVE SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT AND THE DISSEMINATION OF THE USEFUL RESULTS OF SUCH RESEARCH III SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT IV ADVANCING EDUCATION AND BUSINESS ENTERPRISE IN THE DESIGN AND PRODUCTION OF HOME-GROWN WOOD PRODUCTS FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 09/05/2008 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 16/06/2008 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 11/03/2009 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION REGISTERED AT COMPANIES HOUSE ON 10/04/2013
Area of benefit
Undefined. In Practice, Local.
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property.
- 6 Trustees
- 7 Employees
- 200 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Dr Peter Spafford Savill Ma||None on record|
|Sarah Jane Taylor (Chair)||Oxfordshire Victoria County History Trust||Up-to-date|
|The Friends Of Oxford Botanic Garden & Arboretum||Up-to-date|
|Luke Hughes||None on record|
|Lucius Cary Obe||None on record|
|Robin Buxton Mbe||Earth Trust||Up-to-date|
|The Durrell Trust For Conservation Biology||Out-of-date|
|Dr James Ivo Lindsay Morison||None on record|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Throughout England And Wales