Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018
The Sir Alister Hardy Foundation For Ocean Science
- Sahfos, The Laboratory, Citadel Hill, The Hoe, Plymouth, PL1 2PB
Aims & activities
SAHFOS manages the Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey which is a long-term marine plankton monitoring programme. It is the longest and most geographically extensive marine biological survey in the world that contains a unique dataset of marine biodiversity and provides a wide range of environmental and climatic indicators. SAHFOS operates globally out of Devon.
What the charity does
Who the charity helps
- Other charities or voluntary bodies
- Other defined groups
- The general public/mankind
How the charity works
- Provides services
- Provides advocacy/advice/information
- Sponsors or undertakes research
Income and Endowments:
Assets and liabilities
- £215.3K Own use assets
- £10.0K Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £2.2M Other assets
- £516.9K Total liabilities
This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries
Charitable spending ratios
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Charitable spending (including governance costs) as a percentage of the group’s total income available for charitable activities.
The charity group’s total income adjusted for the trading subsidiaries costs of income generation and other costs to give the percentage available to the parent for charitable spending.
The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
Accounts and trustees' annual report
TO CARRY OUT RESEARCH ON AND TO PROMOTE AND ADVANCE EDUCATION AND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT BY DISSEMINATING INFORMATION DERIVED FROM THE STUDY OF PLANKTON POPULATIONS IN THE OCEANS AND COASTAL SEAS
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 29/11/1990 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 27/04/1993 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 29/04/2003 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION REGISTERED AT COMPANIES HOUSE ON 10/06/2013
Conflicts of interest
- 14 Trustees
- 23 Employees
- 0 Volunteers
Areas of operation
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