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Somerset House Trust

What it does
    Somerset House Trust was established in 1997 to enhance the education of the public by the provision of a centre for the arts and to maintain the buildings for the benefit of the local and international community as an example of English national heritage. At its heart lies a creative community of innovative businesses and social enterprises which contribute to the vibrancy and energy of the site.
Who works here
  • 71 employees and 150 volunteers.
Who it helps
  • Children/young People
  • The General Public/mankind
Sector(s) covered
  • Education/training
  • Arts/culture/heritage/science
  • Environment/conservation/heritage
Where it operates
  • Throughout London
How it's governed
  • UK Charity, number: 1063640
  • First registered on 29/07/1997
Financial Data
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus Assets Months
Reserves
Employees Volunteers Filed on
31/03/2018 £15,903,563 £17,189,201 -£1,285,638 1 71 150 23/01/2019
31/03/2017 £14,837,792 £16,507,532 -£1,669,740 £84,729,740 1 62 150 20/11/2017
31/03/2016 £14,703,315 £15,455,746 -£752,431 £86,399,480 1 53 150 18/01/2017
31/03/2015 £12,910,886 £13,894,604 -£983,718 £92,569,481 1 49 130 14/10/2015
31/03/2014 £10,863,771 £13,696,337 -£2,832,566 £87,711,394 2 47 250 17/07/2014
31/03/2013 £18,334,795 £12,041,747 £6,293,048 £90,543,960 7 39 250 06/08/2013
31/03/2012 £11,800,422 £10,408,419 £1,392,003 £84,250,912 3 35 141 25/09/2012
31/03/2011 £9,568,308 £9,667,321 -£99,013 £82,858,909 1 35 140 22/10/2011
Donations received

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 2 grant making charities totalling £592,000

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£501,000
28/02/2018
Greater London Authority To deliver the Good Growth Fund Somerset House
£91,000
31/10/2016
City Bridge Trust £91,000 over three years (£34,000; £28,500; £28,500) towards the costs of Somerset House Trust’s Edible Utopia programme, with funds covering 1.5 days p/w of an Outreach Manager, volunteer expenses, the production of education materials and a small capital sum towards a new potting shed.
Governance
Trustees (13)
  • Marcus John Charles Lyon
  • James Nicholas Lambert
  • Sir Malcolm John Grant
  • Jonathan Peter George Higgins Frsa
  • Melanie Ruth Hall
  • Caroline Jayne Michel
  • Judith Mary Gibbons
  • Willliam Matthew Sieghart
  • Brian Peter George Eno
  • Julien Sevaux
  • Paul Jonathan Goswell
  • Carol Ann Fairweather
  • Nader Alexander Mousavizadeh
Main office

Somerset House Trust
Somerset House
Strand
LONDON
WC2R 1LA

Objectives

TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC BY THE PROVISION OF A CENTRE FOR THE ARTS IN SOMERSET HOUSE IN LONDON INCLUDING IN PARTICULAR (BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION) PROMOTING AND MAINTAINING CERTAIN PARTS OF SOMERSET HOUSE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AS A PUBLIC BUILDING AND AS AN EXAMPLE OF ENGLISH NATIONAL HERITAGE.