Project information

New Educational / Lecture / Conference Facility

To provide a lecture/conference/meeting room and permanent exhibition center for the work of the Cat Survival Trust not only for the use of the charity but also for use by local schools, colleges, universities and local environmental groups working with us on related projects.

December 2010 - May 2011

Charity information: Cat Survival Trust

Cat Survival Trust logo
  • Need

    Need

    A severe restriction on providing an educational service and facility to local schools, colleges, universities and utilization of the resources already on site. We have extensive library and media resources valued last year at £192,986, a team of volunteers including highly qualified supporters offering to run courses/lectures and conferences and a collection of endangered cats and educational resources currently very under used. Environmental solutions we have discovered can then be shared.

    Solution

    Completion of our educational building will enable our educational resources and team of educators to provide a facility of benefit to students and society members alike. Demonstrating the success of the charity not only in its rescue of endangered cats, but also the studies being carried out in the 10,000 acres reserve we purchased in 1992 in north east Argentina, will help enthuse more to help the general worldwide environmental cause.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide a venue for a permanent exhibition of the past, present and future work of the Trust.

    Activities

    » Regular visits and charity events and meetings by old, new and prospective members of the Charity on a day to day basis
    » Organized visits by schools, colleges and universities in connection with talks, lectures and conferences and for work experience and course work.
    » Organized visits by societies and members of the public in connection with talks, lectures and conferences and for work experience and course work.

    Success will be...communicated through emails to participants and sponsors by email and by announcements on our web site, facebook and my space and by news releases to the media.


    Aim 2

    To provide a venue for meetings, lectures and conferences for schools, colleges and universities.

    Activities

    » Organized visits by schools, colleges and universities in connection with talks, lectures and conferences and for work experience and course work.

    Success will be...communicated through emails to participants and sponsors by email and by announcements on our web site, facebook and my space and by news releases to the media.


    Aim 3

    To provide a venue for meetings, lectures and conferences for local environmental groups.

    Activities

    » Organized visits by societies and members of the public in connection with talks, lectures and conferences and for work experience and course work.

    Success will be...communicated through emails to participants and sponsors by email and by announcements on our web site, facebook and my space and by news releases to the media.


    Aim 4

    To hold special events in connection with future Charity projects.

    Activities

    » Through invitations via the membership, media coverage and the internet.

    Success will be...communicated through emails to participants and sponsors by email and by announcements on our web site, facebook and my space and by news releases to the media.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The long term changes will help increase the profile of the charity and help inspire greater support for our work. The charity has a vast under utilized educational resource which should be made available to as many people as possible to help encourage more participation in environmental projects for the benefit of all fauna and flora including mankind and our common support system, planet Earth. This will help demonstrate how individuals can get involved and make a difference.

    Risk

    As an established charity, now in our 35th year of operation, we have learned the importance of restricting our level of operation to fit our financial and physical capabilities. With the help of risk assessments and health and safety legislation and very low operational costs, it is difficult to foresee any risks. The main charity infrastructure is already in place and has worked well in the first 35 years of operation.

    Reporting

    Regular updates of the progress of the development and subsequent operation of the new facility will be reported by email (or any other means requested) direct to donors by way of a monthly report until the facility is completed. Once the facility is complete, quarterly reports will be provided.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £33,200

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      Amount Heading Description
      £16,300 Final fittings Floors, ceiling, lighting and toilets
      £11,800 Heating Catering Costs of heating and catering equipment
      £1,900 Furnishings Seating/Tables/Display Cabinets
      £3,200 Audio Visual Audio Visual Equipment
  • Background

    Location

    The proposed completion of the 70 x 20 foot meeting room shell which has already been completed with new roof, double glazing and internal walls (work so far valued at £22,000) is at our 11.5 acre headquarters in rural Welwyn on a 99 year peppercorn lease.
    We have ample free off road parking to cope with coaches and other vehicles for a maximum 96 seated users of the facility. The site demonstrates a number of environmental features including use of recycled materials and solar power.

    Beneficiaries

    The limited 'walk around tours' and access to library and other facilities will be expanded with the addition of the meeting/lecture/exhibition and conference facility enabling visitor numbers to increase by a factor of at least ten times the current number. Illustrated talks and static exhibitions and displays will enable visitors to grasp the importance of our past and current work and better illustrate our future plans providing an educational facility not available anywhere else in the UK.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Cat Survival Trust has worked for 35 years looking at ways of protecting and preserving unwanted captive and endangered wild cats and our common environment. Loss of forest and in particular tropical forest affects the world climate and the protection of the original genetic stock of food bearing and medicinal plants. Our research into habitat loss and the effects this has on the future of all species of fauna and flora on our fragile common planet needs exposure if we are all to survive.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Dr Terry Moore

    Founder and Honorary Director. lecturer, researcher and responsible for the day to day running of the Charity.

    Mrs Judith Moore

    Founder, lecturer and educational liaison with the UK educational system.

    Dr Robert Martin.

    Head of animal resources, lecturer and researcher and full time volunteer.

    Mr Jim Hodson

    Head of resources, researcher and lecturer.

Only when the last tree has died, the last river has been poisoned, the last fish has been caught will we realise that we cannot eat money.

19th Century Cree Indian