In the 36 years since Petty Pool began supporting young people, many things have changed and the charity now operates activities divided between the Petty Pool Vocational College, which provides education and training for young people with learning disabilities, and the Petty Pool Outdoor Centre, providing personal development through adventurous activities.
The majority of charities in the modern environment operate as charities limited by guarantee (e.g. Barnardos, RNLI, Cancer Research UK, etc.)
In 2016 the Trustees of Petty Pool felt change was needed and took the decision to incorporate the charity to match other charities and in order to provide greater accountability and stability to the organisation. The Trustees also used this process to review what we do and under the advice of Brabners solicitors the trustees have agreed on a new structure for the organisation in that a new charitable company Petty Pool has been set up from which all operations will be directed as from 1st January 2018. The Petty Pool Trust and Petty Pool will form a scheme under Charity Commission rules (i.e. will be linked together and even share the same charity number).
Whilst this sounds complex it is not uncommon and for all intents and purposes is ‘business as usual’ – the same staff, doing the same amazing work in the same environment but with the knowledge that the future is more secure.
If you have any questions then please get in touch with Jayne Wilson using the contact form!