Wild Carp Trust submits constitution to The Charity Commission

21 May 2021

The Wild Carp Trust has today submitted its application to the Charity Commission to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) registered in England and Wales.

Steven Murgatroyd’s signature completed the formalities of us creating, agreeing to and signing the constitution; activity that has been ongoing for six months.

Our charitable objectives shall be:

  • To promote for the benefit of the public, the conservation and protection of the oldest strains of carp in the UK.
  • To advance the education of the public in the conservation, protection, history and importance of the oldest carp strains*.

*These strains shall be defined, for the purposes of the CIO, as the original species wild carp (considered Vulnerable to Extinction by the International Union for Conservation of Nature) and the feral descendants of carp introduced to waters in England and Wales before 1850 where evidence – in the form of historic record or fish phenotype – suggests that they have since avoided crossbreeding with more modern strains of carp.

Today is a momentous milestone in the creation of the Wild Carp Trust.