Charity status

Friends of Evington is registered with the Charity commissioners.  The charity number is 1148649.

The charity was set up in 2012 as an unincorporated, associative charity.  This means that each trustee is individually responsible and are answerable to the members.

The charity was set up for public benefit in the Evington area.

Membership of the charity is available to (1) individuals who agree with the objectives and help with the charity’s projects and campaigns and (2) Group leaders who run projects that are affiliated to Friends of Evington.

Trustees can co-opt up to two members to join the Board of Trustees and help them.  These are called co-opted members.  Co-opted members have to resign at the end of the year, but can stand for election at the next AGM.  Trustees can also invite up to three professional people to join the board of trustees.  These are called nominated trustees.  Nominated trustees are not members of the charity, but are there to give advice to the charity.  Any nominated trustee is not allowed to be elected at the next AGM because they are not members of the charity. 

The essential duty of the Friends of Evington trustees is to promote its objectives.

The objectives of Friends of Evington are:

1. To promote for the benefit of the public the conservation protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment in the Evington suburb of Leicester and the surrounding area.

2. To promote for the benefit of the inhabitants of Evington and the surrounding area the provision of facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation of individuals who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances or for the public at large in the interests of social welfare and with the object of improving the condition of life of the said inhabitants.