Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 December 2017
The Howletts Wild Animal Trust
- Howletts & Port Lympne Wild Animal, Parks, Aldington Road, Lympne, Hythe, CT21 4PD
Aims & activities
The advancement and promotion for the public benefit of education and useful knowledge in relation to the science of zoology, the preservaion and exhibition of living animals and in particular a) The preservation and exhibition of wild animals in danger of extinction; b) The conservation of wildlife habitats; c) The maintenance and expansion of breeding groups
What the charity does
- General charitable purposes
Who the charity helps
- The general public/mankind
How the charity works
- Provides human resources
- Provides buildings/facilities/open space
- Provides services
- Sponsors or undertakes research
Income and Endowments:
Assets and liabilities
- £6.1M Own use assets
- £0.0K Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £962.8K Other assets
- £7.0M 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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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
1. THE ADVANCEMENT AND PROMOTION (WHETHER IN ENGLAND OR ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD) FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT OF EDUCATION AND USEFUL KNOWLEDGE IN RELATION TO THE SCIENCE OF ZOOLOGY THE PRESERVATION AND EXHIBITION OF LIVING ANIMALS AND IN PARTICULAR (WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING) 1.1 THE PRESERVATION AND EXHIBITION OF WILD ANIMALS IN DANGER OF EXTINCTION; 1.2 THE CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE HABITATS; AND 1.3 THE MAINTENANCE AND EXPANSION OF BREEDING GROUPS. 2. SUCH OTHER PURPOSES WHICH ARE CHARITABLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW OF ENGLAND AND WALES AS THE DIRECTORS SHALL FROM TIME TO TIME DETERMINE TO INCLUDE, BUT WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERAL SCOPE OF THIS CLAUSE, OPENING GARDENS TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC FOR THE PURPOSES OF RECREATION.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 26 MARCH 2003.
Area of benefit
Not Defined. In Prcatice Gabon, Congo Brazaville
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property. Some or all of this land or property must be used for the charity’s purposes.
- 3 Trustees
- 299 Employees
- 65 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Damian Aspinall||None on record|
|Amos Courage||The Keeper's Trust||Up-to-date|
|Tansy Aspinall||None on record|
Areas of operation
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