Finance Score: 5
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 5
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +5
Overall GiG Score: 19 ?

WORLD LAND TRUST 

Overview

Pioneering the innovative approach of land purchasing as a means of protecting wildlife and habitats or 'Buying an Acre', the World Land Trust has allowed the preservation of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable reserve land over the last 30 years.

Compelling conservation projects provide the base for informative communications with their supporters that has generated a foundation of loyal donors and generated consistent income through their fundraising appeals.

Transitioning to a new CEO, Catherine Barnard, in 2019 the charity has been taken in a fresh direction even with the challenges of the pandemic crisis. This resilience to persevere in support of international partnering organisations proves the effectiveness of their work and the importance of their conservation activities.

Source: Giving is Great

Mission:

Funding the creation of nature reserves and providing permanent protection for habitats and wildlife
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers recently
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are low relative to funds raised
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Over half the Board have joined recently
Established: 33 years

www.worldlandtrust.org

info@worldlandtrust.org

01986874422

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Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
£k
Spending
£k
Surplus/
Deficit
Fundraising
Cost £k
Total
Funds £k
Unrestricted
Funds £k
Mths
Rsrvs
Staff Volun-
teers
31/12/22£8,790£8,480£310£602£6,588£4,8346.8320
31/12/21£8,192£8,156£36£594£6,223£5,2507.7300
31/12/20£7,086£6,317£769£451£6,115£4,4928.5290
31/12/19£5,696£6,228£-532£435£5,486£3,7807.3261
31/12/18£4,934£4,822£112£380£5,890£4,36010.9261
31/12/17£4,479£3,309£1,170£395£5,808£3,37512.2250
31/12/16£3,366£3,308£58£308£4,519£2,2798.3250
31/12/15£4,003£3,576£427£468£4,191£2,2417.5210
31/12/14£3,202£2,319£883£386£3,703£1,0115.2200
31/12/13£2,818£2,194£625£283£2,772£8544.7220
31/12/12£2,456£2,432£24£329£1,442£5402.7260
31/12/11*£3,134£3,015£118£274£1,396£4741.9250
31/12/10£2,447£2,699£-252£581£1,288£2371.1240
31/12/09£2,959£2,712£247£266£1,500£2761.2200
31/12/08£2,450£2,178£272£290£1,393£3181.8150
31/12/07£1,824£1,312£512£233£1,121£1881.7130
31/12/06£1,076£1,004£73£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/05£639£435£204£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/04£452£326£126£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 7%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 7.2%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 2%
Highest pay band: £80,000-£90,000
Liabilities/Assets: 48%
Liabilities/Income: 69%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 73%
Reserves/Spending: 6.8 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 8 months
Quick Ratio: 2
Asset Split ?
Comment: Individual donors, particularly their monthly members known as Friends, are the backbone the charity (more than 2,500 at the end of 2018). An average 98% retention rate of these loyal donors over the last 10 years has been key to project funding success including donations directed into their Action Fund, that allow urgent conservation action to take place quickly when needed. Legacies are a major source of income but are unpredictable year to year.

Source: Giving is Great

What it does
  • Animals
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
World Land Trust is an international conservation charity that protects the world’s most biologically significant and threatened habitats acre by acre. Through a network of partner organisations around the world, they fund the creation of reserves and provide permanent protection for habitats and wildlife. Partnerships are developed with established and highly respected local organisations who engage support and commitment among the local community to protect the most endangered areas and species.
Who works here?
  • 32 employees
Who it helps
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Argentina, Armenia, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Gloucestershire, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Tanzania, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia,

Who's supporting them? ?

Donations from Grant Makers ?

We have details on the following significant donations. Multi-year donations are allocated to the years for which they are earmarked.

Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
CHK Foundation - CHK Discretionary Grant
£50,000 12/10/2022
to support specified work
CHK Foundation - CHK Discretionary Grant
£50,000 04/02/2022
unrestricted, to further the Charitable Objects
CHK Foundation - CHK Mission Grant
£25,000 22/09/2021
to support specified work
The EQ Foundation - Grant to World Land Trust
£10,000 15/05/2021
Unrestricted
CHK Foundation - CHK Discretionary Grant
£50,000 12/04/2021
to support specified work
CHK Foundation - CHK Discretionary Grant
£50,000 22/10/2020
to further the charitable objects
CHK Foundation - CHK Discretionary Grant
£50,000 16/12/2019
to support specified work
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (9)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 45-73
  • LAURA SHEARD Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Marketing Director
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 14/12/1990, number: 1001291
  • Registered at Companies House on 29/10/1990, number: 02552942
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
19 returns made; AR11: 12 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from THE FRANCIS WILDLIFE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION on 18/11/2022
Main office

WORLD LAND TRUST
BLYTH HOUSE
3B BRIDGE STREET
HALESWORTH
IP19 8AB

Objectives

TO PROMOTE THE CONSERVATION, PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE PHYSICAL AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT THROUGH:A) THE CONSERVATION AND RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF THREATENED NATURAL HABITATS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD;B) THE CONSERVATION OF ENDANGERED WILDLIFE AND RARE SPECIES OF FAUNA AND FLORA ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD; ANDC) ADVANCING THE EDUCATION OF CONSERVATION PROFESSIONALS AND THE PUBLIC IN MATTERS RELATING TO THE CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE AND NATURAL SCIENCES

Defined Area of Benefit:

WORLDWIDE

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase

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