Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 30 June 2019
Optimum Population Trust
- 135-137 Station Road, London, E4 6AG
Aims & activities
Population Matters * educates the public on population issues and their impact on environmental sustainability, resource use and quality of life * researches and promotes methods to determine ecologically sustainable human population levels * encourages policies, in the UK and globally, that can help achieve environmental sustainability through a stable population.
What the charity does
Who the charity helps
- The general public/mankind
How the charity works
- Makes grants to organisations
- Provides advocacy/advice/information
- Sponsors or undertakes research
- Acts as an umbrella or resource body
Income and Endowments:
Assets and liabilities
- £25.7K Own use assets
- £0.0K Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £960.1K Other assets
- £28.5K Total liabilities
Raises funds from the Public
Recognised by HMRC for gift aid
Charitable spending ratios
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Accounts and trustees' annual report
THE COMPANY’S OBJECTS (THE “OBJECTS”) ARE SPECIFICALLY RESTRICTED TO THE FOLLOWING: (1) TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC IN ISSUES RELATING TO HUMAN POPULATION WORLDWIDE AND ITS IMPACT ON ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY; (2) TO ADVANCE, PROMOTE AND ENCOURAGE RESEARCH TO DETERMINE OPTIMUM AND ECOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE HUMAN POPULATION LEVELS IN ALL OR ANY PART OR PARTS OF THE WORLD AND TO PUBLICISE THE RESULTS OF SUCH RESEARCH; AND (3) TO ADVANCE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION BY PROMOTING POLICIES, IN THE UNITED KINGDOM OR ANY OTHER PART OR PARTS OF THE WORLD, WHICH WILL LEAD OR CONTRIBUTE TO THE ACHIEVEMENT OF STABLE HUMAN POPULATION LEVELS WHICH ALLOW ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 1 DECEMBER 2005 AS AMENDED ON 11 OCT 2014 AS AMENDED ON 04 JUL 2019 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION REGISTERED AT COMPANIES HOUSE ON 29 JUL 2019
Area of benefit
Not Defined. In Practice National And Overseas.
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
- 12 Trustees
- 4 Employees
- 50 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Harry Cripps||None on record|
|Professor Stephen Bown||None on record|
|Margaret Avison||None on record|
|Fiona Janine Mckenzie||None on record|
|Ascanio Vitale||None on record|
|John Edward Davies||None on record|
|Emma Danielle Olliff||None on record|
|Philippa Ann Hayes||None on record|
|Anna Victoria Hughes||None on record|
|Sara Lamb Parkin (Chair)||None on record|
|Dr Rebecca Jane Foljambe||None on record|
|Christopher Padley||None on record|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Throughout England And Wales