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.
A new project was started in 2022, the Ankober-Zego Natural Forest, a one square kilometre area of degraded forest some 170 kilometres from Addis Ababa, which the Trust will replant with native trees and fruit trees with the local farming community.
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:
Dr. Dorothea McEwan
Dr. Fatemeh Ahmadi
Dr. Jacke Phillips (Secretary)
Michael Sargent (Chairperson)
Dr. Negusse Tewoldemedhin
Dr. Seife Ayele
Dr. Yonas G Weldeselassie (Treasurer)
The Trust is a separate legal entity from the Ethiopian Heritage Trust in Addis Ababa, for which it has no managerial, administrative or financial responsibility.
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:
The Trust’s financial year runs from 1 January to 31 December.