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Data for financial year ending 31 December 2018

Virunga Foundation

  • Income

    £19.2M

  • Spending

    £18.3M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 1111806 Company no. 5598718

Contact details

Public address

  • 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

  • Education/training
  • Animals
  • Environment/conservation/heritage
  • 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:

£19.2M

Expenditure:

£18.3M

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
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

94%
70%
5%

Charitable objects

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 document

MEMORANDUM 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

Africa.

Organisation type

Standard registration

Policies

Risk management
Conflicts of interest
  • 6 Trustees
  • 646 Employees
  • 0 Volunteers

Trustee board

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)