The Randolph Caldecott Collection Trust
In order to encourage and maintain interest in Randolph Caldecott, it is essential that as many as possible of his works continue to be readily available to the widest possible public. That is one reason for this Website.
But we have found that, although many hundreds of Randolph's works are held in major Museums in the UK, many of these are not on public display. Examples:
The Society has therefore decided, as suitable opportunities arise, to buy key examples of Randolph's work and then to place them where they are on public display; if loaned to Museums or other public bodies, it will be a condition of the loan that they remain on public display and must be returned to the Trust if this condition can no longer be fulfilled. The aim of the Trust is to raise funds and use them for this purpose.
Current situation (17 March 2005): the Trust Deed has been approved by the Charity Commission and the Trust is now Registered Charity No. 1108316. This enables gifts made to the Trust to be augmented by UK Tax relief such as "Gift Aid".
Our Trustees are:
InsuranceIt is now obligatory for new Charities to take out Trustees' Liability Indemnity Insurance. We have sought the cheapest such Insurance possible, but are unable to obtain it for less than GB£200 per year. This will be a significant drain on our limited funds, and will reduce our ability to buy Randolph's works.
NOT a "Grant Making Trust"
Key extracts from the Trust Deed are reproduced on our "Trust Deed" page: click the relevant button below. These cover: