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Constitution

The Isaiah Trust
10 Kent Court
Barrowford
Nelson
Lancs
BB9 6JS.

Registered Charity No. 1095251

Article 1 General

· 1.1 The name of the organisation shall be ‘The Isaiah Trust’.

· 1.2 The registered Office and Headquarters shall be at 9 Airebank Terrace Gargrave Skipton North Yorkshire BD23 3RU.

Article 2 Objectives

· 2.1 To help the most underprivileged, deprived and vulnerable members of society especially orphaned children, providing education where possible.

· 2.2 To establish Churches.

· 2.3 To establish Orphanages.

· 2.4 To establish Clinics and Health Centres.

· 2.5 To establish Schools.

· 2.5 To promote the Christian faith through the activities listed above and by the preaching of the Gospel.

· 2.6 To co-operate with other organisations with similar objectives to ‘The Isaiah Trust’.

· 2.7 To conduct research that will further the above objectives.

· 2.8 To raise funds and other resources to fulfil the objectives.

· 2.9 To do all that is necessary to facilitate attainment of the objectives

· 2.10 To carry out the work of the ‘The Isaiah Trust’ with love, commitment and compassion.

Article 3 Statement of Faith

· 3.1 ‘The Isaiah Trust’ is an ecumenical organisation committed to promoting Christianity.

· 3.2 We believe in One God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

· We believe that salvation is only found in Jesus Christ, God’s Son.

· We believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired word of God.

· We aim to be obedient to the great commission - ‘To go and make disciples of all nations’.

· 3.3 ‘Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and keep oneself from being polluted by the world’. James 1.27

Article 4 Trustees

· 4.1 There shall be 3 Trustees:

· Tim Broughton, 9 Airebank Terrace Gargrave Skipton North Yorkshire BD23 3RU

· Nicky Etherington, 616 Garstang Road, Barton, Preston, Lancashire PR3 5DR

· Dorothy Turberfield 1 Glenview Close Moor Nook Preston Lancashire PR2 6SQ

· 4.2 The trustees shall remain in office until one of the following occurs: -

· a) Through resignation

· b) Through death.

Article 5 Meetings

· 5.1 The trustees shall meet on a regular basis. The quorum for this meeting will be 2 people.

· 5.2 In all meetings the trustees in attendance shall choose a chairperson and a minute-taker.

Article 6 Decision Making

· 6.1 All Trustees of ‘The Isaiah Trust’ shall be committed to reaching consensus in all decisions.

· 6.2 If consensus cannot be reached decisions shall be made by simple majority.

· 6.3 Voting shall be done by secret ballot if requested by any one Trustee.

· 6.4 The Trustees may from time to time institute specific rules, regulations or procedures to facilitate the work of ‘The Isaiah Trust’.

· 6.5 The constitution may be amended by agreement with all Trustees.

Article 7 Funding and Finances

· 7.1 The funding of ‘The Isaiah Trust’ shall be derived from:

· a) Contributions from Churches / Supporters.

· b) Grants and donations from local or international donors.

· c) Bank interest.

· d) Other sources.

· 7.2 The Trustees shall ensure that the finances of ‘The Isaiah Trust’ are accountable and well documented. Financial reports shall be regularly available to all donors and supporters.

Article 8 Dissolution

· 8.1 A motion to dissolve ‘The Isaiah Trust’ shall be binding if passed by all of the Trustees.

· 8.2 In the event of dissolution all the liabilities of ‘The Isaiah Trust’ shall be fully discharged and any remaining resources shall be distributed to any organisation with aims and objectives similar to those of ‘The Isaiah Trust’.

. 8.3 No funds or assets of ‘The Isaiah Trust’ may be distributed amongst trustees.