Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 December 2017
Twycross Zoo-East Midland Zoological Society Limited
- Twycross Zoo, Burton Road, Twycross, Atherstone, CV9 3PX
Aims & activities
The Society's principal charitable activity is the enhancement of animal, education and conservation welfare. The Society also carries out retail and catering activities to generate additional income.
What the charity does
Who the charity helps
- Other charities or voluntary bodies
- The general public/mankind
How the charity works
- Makes grants to organisations
- Other charitable activities
Income and Endowments:
Assets and liabilities
- £24.4M Own use assets
- £72.5K Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £2.6M Other assets
- £6.4M 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
1. TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC IN GREATER KNOWLEDGE, INTEREST AND APPRECIATION OF FAUNA, FLORA AND NATURAL KINGDOM. 2. TO PROMOTE, FACILITATE AND ENCOURAGE THE STUDY OF BIOLOGY, ZOOLOGY VETERINARY SCIENCE, ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY, AVICULTURE, AQUARIA, ICHTHYOLOGY, ENTOMOLOGY, BOTANY, AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE AND KINDRED SCIENCES AND TO DISSEMINATE THE RESULTS. 3. TO PROVIDE AND ASSIST IN THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES FOR RECREATION OR OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 10TH JULY 1972, AS AMENDED ON THE 16TH MARCH 2004 AND 11 DECEMBER 2006 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 07 OCT 2015
Area of benefit
Not Defined - In Practice Leicestershire And Warwickshire
Other namesTwycross Zoo
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
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.
- 7 Trustees
- 165 Employees
- 0 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Liam Wall||St Anne's Catholic Settlement||Up-to-date|
|John Peter Helas||None on record|
|Douglas John Keep||None on record|
|Professor Gary England||The People's Dispensary For Sick Animals||Up-to-date|
|Gary Alan Middleton||None on record|
|Joanna Thornell||None on record|
|Geoffrey William Hoon (Chair)||None on record|
Areas of operation
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