Honeyguide Wildlife Charitable Trust
Linked to each Honeyguide wildlife holiday, we help to protect the wildlife we have enjoyed by contributing to a conservation project in the country visited.
This works by £40 of the price of your Honeyguide holiday (that's the amount since 2011, including holidays in 2016) being earmarked for a conservation body, often the bird protection society of the host country, towards its current work.
To date, to March 2017, we have raised £113,179 for conservation projects, mostly in Europe, including donations totalling £8226 in 2016.
The societies and projects we support are described under each holiday. For example, to read about our link with SEO in Extremadura click here.
The Honeyguide Wildlife Trust Limited was registered as a charity in June 2004, registered charity number 1104606. The object of the charity, in summary, is "To help conserve … the natural environment and wildlife”.
We set up the Charitable Trust to boost our efforts, in particular by claiming tax from HM Revenue & Customs against the contributions from Honeyguiders through 'gift aid'. This can raise an additional 25p in the pound, and we then make the usual donations with the holidays a bit bigger for LPO, SEO, GOB, HOS, ROS and so on. In a typical year, this raises an additional sum for conservation of more than £1,000.
Lesser kestrels (Roger Tidman) - helped through our donations to SEO in Extremadura and LPO in France.
Trustees of the charitable trust are Helen Crowder, Malcolm Crowder (secretary) and Chris Durdin (chairman).
Helen also helps to produce our colourful holiday reports.
Look on the inside front cover of our holiday reports to read about this year's donations and running totals given to our partner bodies overseas.
How you can help
We welcome donations or legacies through the Honeyguide charity.
Additional donations: if we know you, then a simple cheque is fine (or bank to bank transfer - please email for the Charitable Trust bank details). Or you can complete an additional donations form.
About Gift Aid: Gift Aid increases the value of donations to charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs by allowing them to reclaim basic rate tax on your gift. More information from HMRC here
Booking a holiday: we would be very grateful if everyone booking a holiday who is a UK taxpayer could complete the simple gift aid declaration on the booking form.
The most recent accountants' report (below) is for the financial year from October 2015 to September 2016. The accounts show £10,413 going towards the conservation projects we support in this financial year.
As always, most of this was raised from £40 per holiday and topped up by Gift Aid, plus additional donations.
We are grateful for the help of the Charitable Trust's accountants in Norwich.
The Honeyguide Wildlife Trust on the Charity Commission's website here.
The Honeyguide Charitable Trust online is www.honeyguide.org.uk which redirects to this page.