The Trust


The Tarn Moor Trust was established by a scheme of governance dated 8 November 1999.

Its charitable object is “the general benefit of the inhabitants of the area of benefit in such charitable ways as the trustees think fit”.

The area of benefit is the residents of Skipton, and the means by which the trustees achieve the object is by using income received from the charity’s landholdings and other investments for the purpose of providing grants to organisations in Skipton.

The charity’s board of trustees meets on a quarterly basis to consider and award grants, and will meet more frequently if necessary to consider special business. The charity’s land holdings and other assets are managed on its behalf by a Managing Agent who advises on land acquisitions and disposals, and reports regularly to the board of trustees on income received and available for charitable donations.

See below the charity’s Scheme of Governance, together with downloadable copies of the Tarn Moor Inclosure Act 1767 and the original Scheme of 1934.  See also the lists of archived documents – to consult any of these deeds, agreements and historic papers, please contact the Clerk to the Trustees.

Tarn Moor Estate scheme of governance ; amended by Scheme Amendments – Resolution 6 June 2016 ; Scheme Amendment – Resolution 25 September 2018

ccf30102016_0001  Inclosure Act 1767

Transcript of 1767 Act




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The Tarn Moor Trust Sustainability Policy

The Trust manages its landholdings and other property assets as a responsible landowner, and is committed to the principle of promoting sustainable environmental management systems.

To see a copy of the charity’s Environmental, Social and Governance Policy, visit the Policies and Procedures page on this website.

This policy and its implementation will be reviewed by the Trustees on an annual basis.