Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018
The Porthcurno Collections Trust
- Telegraph Museum Porthcurno, Eastern House, Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6JX
Aims & activities
The PK Trust preserves the important historic buildings and collections relating to the telegraph station at Porthcurno. It educates the general public about the history of the telegraph station and provides internationally significant archive and research resources for study of the history of international telecommunications.
What the charity does
Who the charity helps
- The general public/mankind
How the charity works
- Provides buildings/facilities/open space
Income and Endowments:
Assets and liabilities
- £4.0M Own use assets
- £880.0K Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £728.9K Other assets
- £111.2K Total liabilities
Raises funds from the Public
This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries
Recognised by HMRC for gift aid
Charitable spending ratios
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Accounts and trustees' annual report
TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC PARTICULARLY IN THE SCIENCES AND THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION AND THE HISTORY OF PORTHCURNO INCLUDING WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO THE GENERALITY BY PRESERVING, RESTORING, RESEARCHING, MAINTAINING AND DOCUMENTING FOR DISPLAY TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC THE TUNNELS, THE COLLECTION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT AND ARTEFACTS, BUILDINGS AND DOCUMENTS AND TO UNDERTAKE ANY CHARITABLE ACTIVITY FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC AND IN PARTICULAR THOSE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC LIVING OR WORKING IN THE VICINITY OF THE CHARITYãS PROJECTS.
Governing documentTRUST DEED DATED 12/03/1997 AS AMENDED BY DEED DATED 09/12/2009 AS AMENDED BY DEED DATED 25/05/2012 AS AMENDED BY DEED DATED 13 MAY 2016
Other namesThe Pk Trust
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property.
- 1 Trustees
- 23 Employees
- 45 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Porthcurno Limited||The Cable And Wireless Wilshaw Benevolent Trust||Up-to-date|
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