Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 January 2019
The Swanage Railway Trust
- The Swanage Railway Trust, Station House, Railway Station Approach, Swanage, BH19 1HB
Aims & activities
The Trust's principal objectives are: 1) To preserve and restore for the public benefit items of historical, architectural, engineering or scientific value in connection with railways; and 2) To advance the education of the public in the history and development of railway transportation.
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
- £6.0M Own use assets
- £6.4K Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £1.5M Other assets
- £620.4K Total liabilities
Raises funds from the Public
This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries
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 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
(I) TO PRESERVE AND RESTORE FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT ITEMS OF HISTORICAL, ARCHITECTURAL, ENGINEERING OR SCIENTIFIC VALUE IN CONNECTION WITH RAILWAYS; AND (II) TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC IN THE HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF RAILWAY TRANSPORTATION.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 27 NOVEMBER 2000 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION DATED 11 MARCH 2001
Area of benefit
Not Defined. In Practice Purbeck, Dorset.
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property.
- 14 Trustees
- 43 Employees
- 400 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Andrew Leslie Moore||None on record|
|Michael Alan Whitwam||The Swanage Pier Trust||Up-to-date|
|Bill Trite||None on record|
|Elizabeth Maureen Sellen||None on record|
|Peter Nicholas Sills||None on record|
|Mark Robert Woolley||None on record|
|Trevor John Parsons||None on record|
|Gavin Christopher Johns (Chair)||None on record|
|Nicholas Stephen Chillcot Coram||None on record|
|Daniel John Bennett||None on record|
|Stuart Irving Magnus||None on record|
|Geoffrey Carter||None on record|
|Randy Coldham||None on record|
|Stephen John Williams||None on record|
Areas of operation
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