Governance

The Gloucestershire Trust for Nature Conservation was founded in 1961 by a group of volunteers, led by Sir Peter Scott, who recognised that local wildlife was under threat.

Now known as Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, the Trust is a registered charity (Charity number: 232580) and a private limited company by guarantee (Company number: 00708575).

How is Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust governed?

The Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees who are trustees of the charity and directors of the company. We have up to 16 trustees at any one time (all unpaid volunteers) who bring a wealth of skills and experience to the organisation. Any vacancies on the Board are advertised on the Volunteer Opportunities page. 

We have a number of sub-groups of the Board that report to the Board on various aspects of the organisation. These include Finance Panel, Governance Panel, Major Projects Group, Performance Group and Habitats & Species Committee.

The Board has legal responsibility for the Trust. It determines the overall direction of the Trust including its vision, mission and strategy.

 

Our Vision

We have a vision where each year there is more wildlife, more wild places and more people with a connection to the natural world.

Our vision is ambitious, but we believe we can deliver it with your help. This is what it looks like.

By 2022 we will:

  • Create bigger, better, and more connected places where people and wildlife can thrive.
  • Inspire more people and communities to take action for nature
  • Lead on ‘natural solutions’, championing the value of what nature can do for us.
  • Grow our resources, influence and reach, shaping a stronger and more resilient organisation.

Our Mission

Our mission is to connect and improve Gloucestershire's wildlife and wild places.