Objects of CFC Tree & Forest Foundation

Excerpt from our Articles of Association

Statues of the CFC Tree & Forest Foundation

CFC Tree & Forest Foundation
Kemp House

City Road 160 EC1V2NX London


Members’ liability is limited to a maximum amount of GBP 100, i.e. the amount that each member undertakes to obtain from the charity’s assets in the event of membership or within one year after it has ceased to do so.

The tasks of the charity (“Objects”) are the planting of trees and the preservation of forests. A natural cultivation of trees and creation and preservation of forests by animals and plants providing a green biodiversity.

Work in partnership with recognised agencies (schools, support groups and other registered organisations) to identify needs.

Direct donations for such trees or forests and their owners and their ranger such as gifts, experiences, rewards and or takeover with monthly debit payment to the owner /ranger

Nothing in the Articles authorises the application of the charity’s assets for purposes which are not charitable under Section 7 of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 and/or Section 2 of the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008


The Foundation has the power to do everything that is calculated to promote its objects, or is conducive or incidental, to do so in particular, the Foundation makes the decision

5.1 To raise funds by subscription, donation or otherwise, provided that the charity is not allowed to engage in a taxable permanent commercial activity and must comply with all relevant legal requirements.

5.2 enter into a financing or other agreement with a government or other authority (supreme, municipal, local or otherwise) and obtain from that government or authority all rights, concessions, privileges, licenses and permits

5.3 to provide studios, workshops and other premises and facilities, materials and equipment and to provide other practical assistance or facilities that the charity dees appropriate;

5.4 To operate, organise, promote and host training, day schools, lectures, seminars, courses, events, site visits, lectures, activities for the exchange of competences, exhibitions and exhibitions and to give lectures, teachers, tutors, artists and the general public access to them and to provide any kind of financial support in this regard under the question of trust or conditions (if any) , as the charity dees it appropriate,

5.5 to buy, rent or exchange a property or otherwise acquire it and to maintain and equip it for use.

5.6 Sale, lease or otherwise dispose of all or part of the charity’s property, provided that, in exercising this power, the charity is required to comply with paragraphs 36 and 27 of the Charities Act 1993, as amended by the Charity Act 2006.

5.7 Borrow money and charge all or part of the charity’s assets as collateral for the repayment of the borrowed money or as collateral for a grant or the performance of an obligation, provided that the charity is required to comply with paragraphs 38 and 39 of the Charity Act 1993, as amended by the Charities Act 2006, where appropriate if it wants to pledge land.

5.8 Cooperate with other charities, voluntary organisations and legal authorities and exchange information and advice with them.

5.9 Establishment or support of charitable foundations, associations or institutions established for one of the charitable purposes contained in the objects

5.10 acquire, merge or enter into a partnership or joint venture agreement with another charity

5.11 To set aside the revenue as a reserve for future expenditure, but only in accordance with a written policy on reserves (e.B. forest purchase).

5.12 To recruit and remunerate the staff necessary for the performance of the work of the charity, and to this end the charity may hire or remunerrate a director only to the extent permitted in accordance with Article 7 and provided that he fulfils the conditions of the Article.

5.13  Geld einzuzahlen oder anzulegen, einen professionellen Fondsmanager einzustellen und dafür zu sorgen, dass die Investitionen oder sonstigen Gegenstände der Wohltätigkeitsorganisation auf die gleiche Weise und unter den gleichen Bedingungen gehalten werden, wie es die Treuhänder eines Trusts nach dem Treuhändergesetz 2000 tun dürfen

5.14  Geld zu leihen und Kredite zu vergeben, Sicherheit für solche Kredite und Kredite zu nehmen und Zusicherungen zu geben oder Sicherheit für die Erfüllung von Verträgen durch eine Person oder ein Unternehmen zu geben.

5.15 Eröffnung und Betrieb von Bankkonten für Bankgeschäfte und das Zeichnen, Annehmen, Bestätigen, Ausstellen oder Ausführen von Schuldscheinen, Wechseln, Schecks und anderen Instrumenten.

5.16 Das Eigentum der Wohltätigkeitsorganisation gegen ein absehbares Risiko zu versichern und andere Versicherungspolicen abzuschließen, die von den Direktoren zum Schutz der Wohltätigkeitsorganisation als notwendig erachtet werden.

5.17 Entschädigungsversicherung für die Direktoren gemäß und unter den Bedingungen in   Section  73F des Charities Act 1993

5.18 Aus den Mitteln der Wohltätigkeitsorganisation die Kosten für die Gründung und Registrierung der Wohltätigkeitsorganisation sowohl als Unternehmen als auch als Wohltätigkeitsorganisation zu

5.19  alle anderen rechtmäßigen Dinge zu tun


6.1  Das Einkommen und Eigentum der Wohltätigkeitsorganisation wird ausschließlich für die Förderung genutzt.

6.2  Ein Direktor hat Anspruch auf Erstattung aus dem Eigentum der Wohltätigkeitsorganisation oder kann aus diesem Vermögen angemessene Kosten, die ihm im Namen der Wohltätigkeitsorganisation ordnungsgemäß entstanden sind.

6.3  Ein Direktor kann in den Genuss eines Treuhandversicherungsschutzes kommen, der auf Kosten der Wohltätigkeitsorganisation gemäß und unter den Bedingungen des Paragraphen 73F des Wohltätigkeitsgesetzes von 1993 erworben wurde.

6.4  Ein Direktor kann von der Wohltätigkeitsorganisation eine Entschädigung erhalten, wenn es der Artikel 33 greift.

6.5  Ein Direktor darf keine anderen Leistungen oder Zahlungen erhalten, es sei denn, er ist durch Artikel 7 abgedeckt.

6.6  Vorbehaltlich des Artikels 7 darf keines der Einkünfte oder Vermögens der Wohltätigkeitsorganisation direkt oder indirekt als Dividende, Bonus oder anderweitig als Gewinn an ein Mitglied gezahlt oder übertragen werden.

6.6.1  Eine Leistung der Wohltätigkeitsorganisation in der Eigenschaft eines Begünstigten der Wohltätigkeitsorganisation.

6.6.2  Angemessene Vergütung für alle Waren oder Dienstleistungen, die an die Wohltätigkeitsorganisation gestellt werden.


7.1 General provisions

No director or affiliated person may:

7.1.1 purchase goods or services provided by the charity on terms that apply to members of the public.

7.1.2 Goods, services or any interest in charity land

7.1.3 be employed or paid by the charity

7.1.4 as well as any other financial benefits from the Charity.

Unless the payment is authorised by Article 7.2 or approved by the Court of Justice of the Commission.

In this Article 7.1, a “financial advantage” means a direct or indirect advantage that is either money or has monetary value.

7.2 Scope and powers enabling the benefits of directors or related persons.

7.2.1 A director or a related person may receive a benefit from the charity in the capacity of beneficiary of the charity, provided that the majority of directors do not benefit in this way

7.2.2 A director or related person may enter into a contract for the provision of services or goods provided
in connection with the provision of services, provided that this is permitted under the provisions of Sections 73A to 73C of the Charity Act 1993.

7.2.3 Subject to Article 7.3, a director or related person may provide the charity with goods that are not
provided in connection with services provided by the director or a related person to the charity.

7.2.4 A director or related person may receive interest on money lent to the charity at a reasonable and reasonable interest rate claiming 2% (or more) per year below the base rate of a clearing bank to the accounts selected by the directors

7.2.5 A director or associate may receive rent for premises rented to the charity by the director or a related person. The amount of the rent and the other terms of the lease must be reasonable. The director concerned must withdraw from any meeting at which such a proposal or the rent or other rental conditions are up for discussion.

7.2.6 A director or associate may participate in the normal trading and fundraising activities of the charity on the same terms as members of the charity.

7.3 Payment only for the delivery of goods

The charity and its directors may rely on the authority provided for in Article 7.2.3 only if each of the following conditions is met:

7.3.1 The amount or maximum amount of payment for the Goods shall be determined in a written agreement between the Charity or its Directors (as the case may be) and the Director or related person supplying the Goods (“Supplier”) under which the Supplier is to deliver the Relevant Goods to or on behalf of the Charity.

7.3.2 The amount or maximum amount for the payment of the goods does not exceed what may be appropriate for the delivery of the goods in question.

7.3.3 The other Directors are convinced that it is in the best interest of the Charity to enter into a contract with the Supplier and not with anyone who is not a director or associate. In reaching this decision, Directors shall offset the advantage of a contract with a Director or a related person against the disadvantages resulting therefrom.

7.3.4 The Supplier shall not be present at the meeting discussing the proposal to conclude a contract or agreement with him for the delivery of Goods to the Charity.

7.3.5 The Supplier shall not vote on such a matter and shall not be taken into account when calculating whether the quorum of the Directors is present at the meeting.

7.3.6 The reason for their decision shall be recorded by the Directors in the minutes

7.3.7 The majority of the directors in office at the time shall not receive any remuneration or payment approved in accordance with Article 7.


If there is a dispute between Members over the validity or appropriateness of anything done by Members under the Articles and the dispute cannot be settled amicably, the parties to the dispute must first attempt in good faith to settle the dispute through mediation before requesting recourse to disputes.


36.1 Members may, at any time before and pending their dissolution, decide that any net assets of the Charity, after all debts and liabilities have been paid or provisions have been made for them, shall be applied or transferred to or prior to the dissolution of the Charity in any of the following ways.

36.1.1 directly for the objects or

36.1.2 by transfer to charities or charities for purposes similar to the Objects or

36.1.3 Charities or charities for specific purposes

36.2 Subject to such a decision by Members, Directors may, at any time before and pending their dissolution, decide that any net assets of the Charity, after all debts and liabilities have been paid, or the insane provisions for them, shall be applied or transferred upon or before the dissolution of the Charity.

36.2.1  direkt für die Objekte oder

36.2.2 by transfer to charities or charities for purposes similar to the objects or

36.2.3 Charities or charities for specific purposes

36.3 Under no circumstances will the net assets of the charity be paid out to or distributed to the members (except to a member who is itself a charity), and if the member or directors do not adopt a dissolution in accordance with Article 36.1, the net assets of the charity will be used for charitable purposes in accordance with the requirements of the Court or the Commission.

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