The Holy Island of Lindisfarne Community Development Trust

our community matters
Registered Charity Registered Status
We are the 'Holy Island of Lindisfarne Community Development Trust'. We are a registered charity whose aims are to promote and improve the social and economic well-being of the residents of the 'Holy Island of Lindisfarne'. Our main areas of work are:
Affordable Housing
The Trust works to finance and manage long-term let social housing for the benefit of residents and now owns 11 affordable homes on the island.
Community-owned Assets
The Trust owns and operates the Lindisfarne Centre, which includes a permanent display of Island Heritage, the former Lifeboat House which it plans to open as a museum and archive, and the Harbour used by island fishermen. Lindisfarne Gospel Garden is also owned looked after by the Trust. In 2012 it converted the former Coastguard Lookout Tower into an observation and environmental education facility and in 2013 opened a high quality bird-hide and environmental education facility on the Rocket Field, adjacent to the harbour.
Economic Regeneration
Federation of Trusts
The Trust works closely with the Holy Island Partnership, Northumberland County Council and Holy Island Parish Council to help in achieving these aims. It also works with stakeholders such as Natural England, the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, English Heritage and the National Trust, all of whom have a presence on the island. Additionally, the Trust is a member of, and supported by, the Federation of Northumberland Development Trusts and Locality.
A variety of initiatives have been catalysed by the Trust. The Trust is a partner in, and oversaw the development phase of, Peregrini Lindisfarne, a Landscape Partnership Scheme supported by Heritage Lottery Fund. The Trust was accountable body for a New Leader funded project supporting the Holy Island Partnership; the Trust employing a development officer for 18 months. The Trust leads on the Zero Carbon Lindisfarne initiative, looking at energy efficiency and future sustainability of the island community.
The Scope of the Trust
  1. To take over the assets, activities and liabilities of the unincorporated charity known as "Holy Island of Lindisfarne Community Development Trust", registered charity number 1058246;
  2. To publish books, pamphlets, research documents, reports, leaflets, journals, audio tapes, video tapes, films, web material and instructional matter and to run lectures, forums, seminars, lectures, workshops, conferences, master classes and courses;
  3. To support other charities engaged in similar objects where this does not conflict with the objects of the Company;
  4. To co-operate and develop partnerships with Government Departments, statutory, voluntary and other bodies which are supportive of the aims of the Company;
  5. To enter into any contracts with statutory, voluntary or other bodies as are considered necessary or convenient for the achievement of the Company's objects;
  6. To purchase, take on lease or in exchange, hire or otherwise acquire any real or personal property and any rights or privileges which the Company may think necessary for the promotion of its objects;
  7. To construct, maintain and alter any buildings or erections which the Company may think necessary for the promotion of its objects;
  8. To receive donations, endowments, sponsorship fees, subscriptions and legacies from persons desiring to promote the Company's objects or any of them and to hold funds in trust for same, provided that the Company shall not undertake any permanent trading activities in raising funds for its charitable objects;
  9. Subject to such consents as may be required by law (if any) to borrow or raise money for the Company on such terms and on such security as may be thought fit;
  10. To establish and support or aid in the establishment and support or to amalgamate with any other charitable institutions or associations and to subscribe or guarantee money for charitable purposes in any way connected with the purposes of the Company or calculated to further its objects;
  11. To undertake and execute any charitable trusts which may be lawfully undertaken by the Company and may be necessary to its objects;
  12. To invest the moneys of the Company not immediately required for its own purposes in or upon such investments, securities or property as may be thought fit, subject nevertheless to such conditions (if any) and such consents (if any) as for the time being may be imposed or required by law and subject also to the provisions of this memorandum of association;
  13. To insure the Company's assets and (should it have any) property against any foreseeable risk and take out other insurance to protect the Company when required;
  14. To provide indemnity insurance to cover the liability of the Executive Committee, (i) which by virtue of any rule of law would otherwise attach to them in respect of any negligence, default, breach of Trust or breach of duty of which they may be guilty in relation to the Company; (ii) to make contributions to the assets of the Company in accordance with the provisions of section 214 of the Insolvency Act 1986: Provided that any such insurance in the case of (i) above shall not extend to any claim arising from any act or omission which the Executive Committee knew to be a breach of Trust or breach of duty or which was committed by the Executive Committee in reckless disregard of whether it was a breach of Trust or breach of duty or not and provided also that any insurance shall not extend to the costs of an unsuccessful defence to a criminal prosecution brought against the Executive Committee in their capacity as directors of the Company and in the case of (ii) above shall not extend to any liability to make such a contribution, where the basis of a Executive Committee member's liability in her/his knowledge prior to the insolvent liquidation of the Company (or reckless failure to acquire that knowledge) that there was no reasonable prospect that the Company would avoid going into insolvent liquidation.
  15. To sell, improve, develop, exchange, let on rent, royalty or otherwise and in any manner deal with or dispose of all or any of property and assets for the time being of the Company subject to such consents as may be required by law and subject also to the provisions of this memorandum of association;
  16. To engage or employ such personnel (subject to Articles 33 (a), (b) & (c), not being members of the Executive Committee), whether as employees, consultants, advisers or however, as may be required for the promotion of the objects of the Company;
  17. To open and operate bank accounts and other facilities for banking in the name of the Company;
  18. To raise funds and invite and receive contributions from any person and persons whatsoever by way of subscription and otherwise provided that the Company shall not undertake any substantial permanent trading activities in raising funds for the said objects;
  19. To do all such other lawful things as may be necessary for the attainment of the above objects or any of them.