How our charity is run

The Eden Rivers Trust was formed in 1996, and was converted to a company limited by guarantee in 2007. Number 06460807.

As a registered charity, our activities are regulated by the Charity Commission for England and Wales. Charity number 1123588.

Charitable objectives

To secure the conservation, protection, rehabilitation and improvement of the rivers,
streams, watercourses, water impoundments together with the related banksides and estuary
with respect to the river Eden (Cumbria) its tributaries and the Eden Valley (the river
catchment area of the river Eden (Cumbria)) for the benefit of the public; and

To advance the education of the public or any association, institution, voluntary
organisation, company, local authority, administrative or governmental agency or public
body or representative body in: the understanding, management and uses for all lawful purposes of rivers,
corridors and river catchments, including their fauna, flora, biodiversity, economic or social activity and river catchment management; and the need for, and benefits of conservation, protection, rehabilitation and improvement of aquatic environments.

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We have a Board of Trustees drawn from all walks of life who are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction
of Eden Rivers Trust, developing the organisation’s aims, objectives, and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.

The Board consists of a Chair, Vice-chair and a maximum of ten other Trustees.

The Board meets four times per year, and Trustees also participate in sub-committee meetings and other activities to support the Trust.

The day-to-day running of the charity is delegated to the Chief Executive Officer who has responsibility for the employment of staff and overseeing the operation of the charity.


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Impact reports

In Full Flow: Impact Report 2019

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