Charity number: 1187541
Charity reporting is up to date (on time)

Charity overview

Activities - how the charity spends its money

The Downforce Trust promotes action on climate change, specifically through funding research and programmes designed to accelerate the deployment and scaling of known technologies. The Trust has a particular interest in carbon drawdown using nature-based solutions as these are available and scalable today.

Income and expenditure

Data for financial year ending 31 January 2022

Charitable expenditure

Charitable expenditure

Some charities generate all, or a substantial part, of their income from investments which may have been donated to the charity as endowment or set aside by the charity from its own resources in the past. Such investments usually take the form of stocks and shares but may include other assets, such as property, that are capable of generating income and/or capital growth.

In managing their spending and investments charities need to strike a balance between the needs of future and current beneficiaries. They also need to take account of spending commitments that may stretch over a number of future years. To do this, charities will normally adopt an investment strategy designed to generate both income and capital growth. To maximise returns trustees may commit to investment strategies for several years.

Investments can experience large swings in value so trustees may, in a particular year, decide to realise and spend part of their charity’s capital or to invest part of its income.

By clicking the investment gains checkbox the charitable spending bar is adjusted to take account of capital growth as well as income. This shows the balance the charity is striking, between spending on current beneficiaries and retaining resources for future beneficiaries.


This charity does not raise funds from the public


One or more trustees are also directors of the subsidiaries

Trustee payments

No information available

What, who, how, where

What the charity does:
  • Environment/conservation/heritage
Who the charity helps:
  • The General Public/mankind
How the charity helps:
  • Makes Grants To Individuals
  • Makes Grants To Organisations
  • Provides Other Finance
  • Provides Services
  • Provides Advocacy/advice/information
  • Sponsors Or Undertakes Research
Where the charity operates:
  • Throughout England And Wales
  • Australia
  • India
  • Italy
  • Kenya
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • United States


Registration history:
  • 23 January 2020: CIO registration
Organisation type:
Other names:
  • Homeland Conservation (Working name)
Gift aid:
Recognised by HMRC for gift aid
Other regulators:
No information available
No policies declared
Land and property:
This charity does not own and/or lease land or property


Trustees are the people responsible for controlling the work, management and administration of the charity on behalf of its beneficiaries. Generally trustees are treasurer, chair, board member etc. The trustees are responsible for keeping this list up to date and can do this by updating their details as they happen through the online service

3 Trustee(s)

Name Role Date of appointment Other trusteeships Reporting status of other trusteeships
Dr Adam Parr Chair 23 January 2020
None on record
Merrick Hugh Denton-Thompson OBE Trustee 25 August 2022
None on record
Matthew Mungo Tristram Soggot Trustee 25 August 2022
None on record

Financial history

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Financial period end date

Income / Expenditure 31/01/2021 31/01/2022
Total gross income £400.28k £600.00k
Total expenditure £273.93k £50.26k
Income from government contracts N/A N/A
Income from government grants N/A N/A
Income - Donations and legacies N/A £600.00k
Income - Other trading activities N/A £0
Income - Charitable activities N/A £0
Income - Endowments N/A £0
Income - Investment N/A £0
Income - Other N/A £0
Income - Legacies N/A £0
Expenditure - Charitable activities N/A £50.26k
Expenditure - Raising funds N/A £0
Expenditure - Governance N/A £0
Expenditure - Grants institution N/A £29.07k
Expenditure - Investment management N/A £0
Expenditure - Other N/A £0

Assets and liabilities

Definitions for assets and liabilities
Own use assets

These are assets, other than investments, which are held for more than 12 months and used to run and administer the charity such as buildings, offices, exhibits and fixtures and fittings.

Long term Investments

Investments are assets held by the charity with the sole aim of generating income which will be used for their charitable purposes such as deposit accounts, shares, rental property and unit trusts.
Investment assets are re-valued every year and included in the balance sheet at their current market value.
Long term investments are held for more than 12 months.

Other assets

These are assets held generally for less than 12 months such as cash and bank balances, debtors, investments to be sold within the coming year and trading stock.

Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability

This is a surplus or deficit in any defined benefit pension scheme operated and represents a potential long-term asset or liability.

Total liabilities

These are all the amounts owed by the charity at the balance sheet date to third parties such as bills due but not yet paid, bank overdrafts and loans and mortgages.

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Asset / Liability 31/01/2021 31/01/2022
Own use assets N/A £0
Long-term investments N/A £0
Other assets N/A £651.08k
Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability N/A £0
Total liabilities N/A £0

Accounts and annual returns

This table shows the charity's record of submitting annual returns, accounts and trustees' annual report (TAR) for the last five financial periods.
Title Reporting year Date received Received Download
Annual return 31 January 2022 02 June 2022 On time
Accounts and TAR 31 January 2022 02 June 2022 On time Download Open in new window
Annual return 31 January 2021 26 August 2021 On time
Accounts and TAR 31 January 2021 26 August 2021 On time Download Open in new window
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Contact information