To make efficient and effective use of our resources the Yorkshire Gardens Trust has developed a three year Business Plan, which runs from October 2013 to September 2016. As well as co-ordinating our efforts to best effect, this comprehensive document will also be invaluable if we apply for grants or funding for our work in the future. The way forward is mapped through a series of detailed Objectives, Actions and Budgeting Plans for the Trust’s Council of Management and its six Committees - Communications and Membership; Events; Conservation; Schools; Research, Recording and Archives; and Business Planning. Our year runs from 1 October to 30 September and the plan covers the years 2013-2014, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016.
When the Yorkshire Gardens Trust was established in 1996 its stated objects were:-
These Objects provide the basis for the objectives i.e. actions and targets in the Business Plan, all of which underpin the nine aims of the Trust, which are:-
Members of the Yorkshire Gardens Trust can view the main section of the plan in the members’ area of this website and copies of the Business Plan are also available on request from our Company Secretary or our Administrator, membership [at] yorkshiregardenstrust.org.uk or by post from YGT Administrator, 14 Huntington Road, York, Y031 8RB.
Regular monitoring of our Business Plan helps the Trust to flag up not only successful achievements but also areas in need of attention and remedial action. By adopting this comprehensive approach, the Trust can continue to pursue its Aims and Objectives efficiently and effectively within the resources it has available. We are extremely fortunate to be supported by a number of very talented and hardworking individuals, trustees and volunteers but of course, additional resources would allow the Trust to do even more to protect and promote our wonderful Yorkshire gardens. We hope that many members can be actively involved with the Trust and its activities and if you would like to help in the valuable and enjoyable work of the Trust please contact one of our trustees, the Company Secretary or our Administrator for more details.