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Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018

The Porthcurno Collections Trust

  • Income

    £1.2M

  • Spending

    £639.8K

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 1062233

Contact details

Public address

  • 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

  • Education/training
  • Environment/conservation/heritage

Who the charity helps

  • The general public/mankind

How the charity works

  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space

Income and Endowments:

£1.2M

Expenditure:

£639.8K

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
Financial history
Compliance history

Fundraising

Raises funds from the Public

Trading

This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios

46%
9%
45%

Charitable objects

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 document

TRUST 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

Organisation type

Standard registration

Other names

The Pk Trust

Policies

Risk management
Investment
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Volunteer management
Paying staff

Land And Property

This charity owns and/or leases land or property.

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Cornwall