The rapid development of Turn to Starboard and the support it received meant that the organisation was restructured in 2014 – here is an overview.
Turn to Starboard was registered as a charity in July 2012 (charity number 1148549).
A fundraising strategy started in April 2013 and the charity has audited accounts from April 2014.
Since it was established in 2012 the charity’s activities and assets have grown considerably, notably with the acquisition of a traditionally built Pilot Schooner, a gift from The Prince’s Trust.
On the advice of the Trustees and with guidance from the Charity Commission, the organisation was restructured in 2014.
A new company limited by guarantee was set up to hold the assets of the charity. The company, incorporated on 19 August 2014, is Turn to Starboard Ltd, company no. 09182207.
In accordance with the new arrangements and following Charity Commission advice, the original charity (1148549) ceased trading on 5 April 2015 and Turn to Starboard was re-registered on 8 April 2015 under a new charity number 1161201.
T2S has achieved full membership of Cobseo (The Confederation of Service Charities) whose membership is made up of Service and ex-Service Charities and organisations, working to promote and further the interests of the Armed Forces community.