About The Trust
The Rusland Horizons Trust Limited is an entirely different entity to RHLPS and is independent of any partner organisations. It is a registered charity and has been a charity since 1987. At that time "Woodmanship Limited" was established to further the work of Walter Lloyd, a well-known Coppicer and Woodman in the South Lakes area.
Since its inception, the limited funds had been diligently allocated to further those activities, and by late 2018 the original funds had all been distributed. Nevertheless, the trustees were keen that the charity should continue and suggested to members of RHLPS (who were planning for their post-Heritage Lottery funding period) that Woodmanship Limited, with an adjustment to its Objects, might be a suitable vehicle to take Rusland Horizons forward. In doing so, they could encompass the original objectives of the charity in the new, broader Objects.
The proposal was agreed by all parties, and Woodmanship Limited became "The Rusland Horizons Trust Limited" in November 2018. The revised Objects were subsequently approved by both Companies House and the Charity Commission. The mantle of responsibility passes formally from RHLPS on 1st July 2019.
Funding the Future
As there is no follow-on funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, RHTL has to find alternative sources of funding for all future activities. This funding will come from membership fees, donations from within the community and further afield, grants from charities, and corporate donations or sponsorship.
Good progress has already been made in obtaining funding for the initial period of operation, and an application for new funding from the National Lottery is in progress. Not on the scale of the Heritage Lottery grant but, if successful, this new funding will be focussed upon young persons’ training in countryside and environmental skills.
The Rusland Horizons Trust looks forward to delivering its Objects with the support of the community, partners and funders into the foreseeable future.