South West Lakes Trust’s charitable objects, approved by the Charity Commission, are:

    • the protection and conservation for the public benefit of the natural environment in areas within the South West of England (“the Area of Benefit”);
    • the provision in such parts of the Area of Benefit as is appropriate of facilities for recreation and other leisure time occupation in the interests of social welfare both of the public at large and of persons who have need by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disability, poverty or social and economic circumstances;
    • the education of the public as to flora, fauna, ecology and the natural environment and the conservation of the same;
    • the conservation and preservation for the public benefit of sites, objects and buildings of special archaeological and historic interest within the Area of Benefit; and
    • the promotion of citizenship or community development with the Area of Benefit;

    where the same shall be exclusively charitable

    The ‘Area of Benefit’ shall mean inland waters and land within the vicinity of inland waters that are under the management control or ownership of the Charity from time to time within the counties of Devon and Cornwall and the District Council areas of West Somerset and West Dorset: Provided always for the avoidance of doubt that the Charity may carry out activities in other areas which are beneficial to its activities in the Area of Benefit and also activities reasonably adjacent to the boundaries so defined.