Details of the type of governing document the charity has and when it was established. It is not the full text of the charity's governing document.
MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION AS AMENDED 30 JANUARY 1966, 6 OCTOBER 2002, 2 OCTOBER 2005, 1 OCTOBER 2006 AND 7 OCTOBER 2007.
AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 05/10/2014
AS REGISTERED AT COMPANIES HOUSE ON 31/07/2015 as amended on 19 Dec 2018 as amended on 31 Dec 2018 as amended on 13 Nov 2021
4.1 The Society is established for the following objects: -
4.1.1 to advance education and inform and promote participation in all aspects of the folk heritage, especially as found in England including; traditional folk music, dances, songs, stories, folklore, drama, choirs and orchestras, visual arts, crafts, traditional games and other related traditional and cultural activities. To preserve and encourage the practice of them in their traditional forms and to use and maintain Halsway Manor as a hub for these activities, and to provide residential board and accommodation and refreshment facilities in connection therewith.
4.1.2 to promote historical research into 4.1.1 and make available to the public the results of such research
4.1.3 to the extent that the income and property of the Halsway Manor Society Ltd cannot be used for the above objects they shall be used for the advancement of the education of the public (but so that nothing hereinafter contained shall be deemed to empower the Society to pursue any ancillary object which is not exclusively charitable).
4.2 To further these objects the Society will:
4.2.1 promote and co-operate in demonstrations, festivals and other like performances of folk dances, songs, folk traditions, folklore, tales and drama whether held in England or not.
4.2.2 prepare and publish, issue and make use of, for sale, performance or otherwise, such books, journals, records, reports, and other literature, and means and apparatus for the visual and mechanical reproduction of folk dances, songs, folk traditions, folklore, and music as may seem desirable to further the education of the public in these arts.
4.2.3 To make, obtain and distribute, by sale or otherwise, instruments and other articles of whatever description, requisite for the performance or practice of folk dances, songs, folk traditions, folklore, and music in accordance with the above objects.
4.2.4 solicit and receive subscriptions and gifts of all kinds, whether absolute or conditional for the purposes of the Society.
4.2.5 subject to these articles, take and hold any buildings and lands, and property of any kind, whether absolutely or on trust and to maintain it and equip it for use, including, in particular, the property known as Halsway Manor, Crowcombe, Somerset
4.2.6 borrow money and charge the whole or any part of the property belonging to the Society as security for repayment or as security for a grant or the discharge of an obligation.
4.2.7 do all or any such lawful things as may be conducive or incidental to the attainment of the Objects.
Area of benefit
The area the charity can operate in, as set out in its governing document.