Governance

How we are run

Cumbria Wildlife Trust is part of a partnership of 47 local Wildlife Trusts covering the whole of the UK, the Isle of Man and Alderney. Unlike many organisations, the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts operates a bottom-up structure where the collective movement benefits from sharing expertise and the economies of scale. 

Each Wildlife Trust is a registered charity in its own right and The Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts works on our behalf to co-ordinate the Trusts’ activities and campaign for wildlife at a UK level.

Cumbria Wildlife Trust has a Board of Trustees that consists of 12 members elected by the Trust’s membership. All trustees are unpaid volunteers. The Board meets around ten times a year and is responsible for the overall governance and direction of the Trust.

Three main committees report to the Board. These are Conservation Committee, Development Committee and Audit and Risk Committee. We welcome expressions of interest from members interested in serving on a committee.

Responsibility for all operational management of the Trust is delegated by the Board to the Director and staff.