|Who is behind the Bevis Trust?|
Nick Fox OBE and his wife Barbro have been at the helm of International
Wildlife Consultants for over 30 years. In that time they have gathered
together a wealth of knowledge, resources and projects completed. Along
with a staff of around 20, including 3 PhD scientists, specialist
aviculturalists and time-served tradesmen Nick is ideally placed to
manage wildlife projects both at home and internationally.
|How is the Bevis Trust financed?|
Bevis trust is registered as a not for profit Company. We have been
investing in an Endowment Fund ever since the inception of the idea in
2005. The legal framework is in place for this to be donated to
the Company on the deaths of the current owners, Nick and Barbro
Fox. Nick and Barbro started with nothing and gradually bought
and built up the farm since 1982; now they want to ensure the long-term
future of the farm by donating it to the Bevis Trust. Meanwhile, we are
developing the Trust in a more modest format to begin with, and
letting it develop at its own pace. By this means, although slow and
steady, we do not require grants or other support and only move forward
as the resources become available. Being a not for profit company does not mean that
we are providing a free service for all and sundry; on the contrary we
will make commercial rate charges where we can, to bring income into
the programme and enable it to expand.
Depending on available funds, we will offer places to applicants for
periods ranging from about one week to about one year. Some of those
places may be entirely supported by grants from the Bevis Trusts, and
some may come with their own funding or pay their own way. Many groups
will attend for only limited periods, but some volunteers may stay
throughout the whole season and will need funding.
• The Endowment Fund will also be used to fund the administration and running of the Company.
• Surplus cash may be invested or used to expand the Trust in some way, on the same site or elsewhere.