About Us

Our History

The idea of a Broads Charitable Trust was discussed as long ago as 1998. However, it was not until 2006 that the Broads Society revived the concept which led to the establishment of the Broads Trust in 2008. This was helped by a legacy of £11,500 which was left by Lady Mayhew, a member of the well known Colman's Mustard family who was an enthusiastic sailor and lover of the Broads. This money was made available to pump prime the new Charity which was designed to fund projects for the good of the Broads which were not a statutory duty of any of the Broads based Local Authorities.

Description of the Trust

Incorporated as a Registered Charity in 2008 the Broads Trust has been established as an enabling body which aims to promote Broads based entities by providing fund raising support for improvements to benefit the people who live in, work in and visit this unique wetland area.

The Trust acts as a fund raising charity working with other Broads related charities and interested bodies in order to stimulate and support sustainable and high quality projects which do not otherwise fall into the statutory purposes of any authority, providing there is a clear public and community benefit.

Any projects the Trust supports or undertakes will be expected to contribute to one or more of the following aims:

  • Protect biodiversity
  • Conserve and enhance the natural environment, including wildlife
  • Provide appropriate facilities for residents and visitors
  • Maintain and improve the navigable waterways of the Broads
  • Promote the responsible use of land and water resources
  • Interpret the unique ecosystem that is the Broads
  • Create educational resources to promote better understanding
  • Inform and engage the interest of young people
  • Sustain community life in the Broads area
  • Maintain the cultural heritage of the Broads
  • Address the local consequences of climate change

Get Involved with the Trust

If you would like to become involved with the trust; why not drop us an email introducing youself, express your interest in our work and let us know how you think you may be able to help.

Please click >> info@broadstrust.org.uk << to send us an email


Chairman: Nicholas Barne CVO
Treasurer: Bryan Read CBE
Administrator: Alex Howe
Christopher Cator
Peter Howe          Keith Bacon
John Ash              Louis Baugh
Louise Rout          Martin Dunford
Simon Egan

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