Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 December 2018
- 48 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1JF
Aims & activities
A conservation organisation with minimal overheads, delivering timely and effective support to the Virunga National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in the form of financial and management input. Campaigning worldwide for support for Virunga National Park to raise awareness of and educate people about the Park, and to attract donors to support projects in and around the Park.
What the charity does
- Economic/community development/employment
Who the charity helps
- The general public/mankind
How the charity works
- Provides human resources
- Provides services
- Provides advocacy/advice/information
- Acts as an umbrella or resource body
Income and Endowments:
Assets and liabilities
- £49.6M Own use assets
- £817.7K Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £17.9M Other assets
- £23.2M 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
A) THE PROMOTION FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC OF THE CONSERVATION, PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE PHYSICAL AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY OF THE PROTECTED AREAS OF AFRICA INCLUDING VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, AND THE WILDLIFE WITHIN THE PROTECTED AREAS OF AFRICA INCLUDING VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, INCLUDING BY MEANS OF THE PROMOTION OF EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT; B) THE RELIEF OF FINANCIAL NEED, HARDSHIP OR POVERTY OF PEOPLE LIVING AND/OR WORKING IN AND AROUND THE VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK; C) THE PROMOTION FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT THAT SUPPORTS THE CONSERVATION OF THE PHYSICAL AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY OF THE VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK INCLUDING THROUGH: I. THE PRESERVATION, CONSERVATION AND THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES; II. THE RELIEF OF POVERTY AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE IN SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES LIVING IN AND AROUND THE VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK; AND III. THE PROMOTION OF SUSTAINABLE MEANS OF ACHIEVING ECONOMIC GROWTH AND REGENERATION. D) TO FACILITATE THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE LAW AND THE PRESERVATION OF PUBLIC ORDER FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC; E) TO PROMOTE CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND RECONCILIATION FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT BETWEEN INSTITUTIONS, ORGANISATIONS, GROUPS AND PEOPLE IN AND AROUND THE VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK; AND F) THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES INCLUDING BIODIVERSITY, CONSERVATION, SUSTAINABILITY, AND MANAGEMENT OF THE WILDLIFE PARKS, RESERVES AND PROTECTED CONSERVATION AREAS OF AFRICA AND THE WILDLIFE WITHIN THEM, INCLUDING VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, AND IN SUBJECTS RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 20/10/2005 AS AMENDED BY CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION ON CHANGE OF NAME DATED 20/05/2014 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION REGISTERED AT COMPANIES HOUSE ON 21 JAN 2019
Area of benefit
Conflicts of interest
- 6 Trustees
- 646 Employees
- 0 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Jan Bonde Nielsen (Chair)||None on record|
|Francois Xavier De Donnea||None on record|
|Joanna Natasegara||None on record|
|Clare Back||None on record|
|Paul Leander-Engstrom||None on record|
|Michael Samuel Joseph||None on record|
List of regions
- Congo (Democratic Republic)