What we do 

We support the Ethiopian Heritage Trust, a charity founded in Ethiopia in 1992 to preserve, develop and cherish sites of natural beauty and historic buildings in Ethiopia.


The main project is the Entoto Natural Park, 13 square kilometres of Park immediately north of Addis Ababa.


Since the Park was founded in 1995 over 600,000 indigenous trees have been planted replacing the monoculture of eucalyptus that dominated the slopes.

How we are run

Established in 2017 the Ethiopian Heritage Trust (UK) is a charity based in London.  It is registered charity number 1188689.


The Trust is registered with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs for Gift Aid.


The Trust is non-political and non-religious.


The Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees.


The current members of the Board are:

Christopher Sargent
Ensermu Workneh
Dr. Fatemeh Ahmadi
Jonathan Darwall-Smith
Dr. Jacke Phillips (Secretary)
Komeil Karimi
Luisa Tatoli
Michael Sargent (Chairperson)
Dr. Negusse Tewoldemedhin
Dr. Yonas G Weldeselassie (Treasurer)


How we are funded

All our funds come from individual donors and members.


No expenditure is incurred in the UK. There are no paid staff. All funds are passed to the Ethiopian Heritage Trust in Addis Ababa for use on agreed projects: 


2017 £1,750

2018 £11,000

2019 £13,000
2020 £4,000


The Trust’s financial year runs from 1 January to 31 December.

Key documents:



Data Protection Manual

Operating Procedures

Chairperson’s Annual Report 20172018, 2019, 2020

Annual Accounts 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Newsletters 2017, 2018, 20192020