As part of the planning for our new office, community space and café at the Great Field, Poundbury and a review of our internal governance, the Alcohol Education Trust changed its legal form from a Trust to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with effect from 1st April 2020.
o Our name remains the same – The Alcohol Education Trust (also known as AET).
o The trustees of the charity remain the same.
o The core objects of the charity remain the same – to advance education for the benefit of the public in the issues of alcohol, health and drinking habits of young people (age 11 and upwards) in the UK and their safety around alcohol. However, we have taken this opportunity to broaden our purpose slightly to better reflect the additional diversionary activities we also plan to undertake.
o We continue in exactly the same way to keep young people safe around alcohol.
o All monies and assets of the existing Trust were transferred into the new CIO on 1st April 2020 and the old charity has now been dissolved. Any restricted or designated funds continue to be used for the same restricted or designated purposes.
o Our registered charity number changed from 1138775 to 1186202.
o As we operate in Scotland, we were also registered with OSCR under number SCO48482. OSCR do not permit two charities of the same name to co-exist so we are currently removing the Trust SCO48482 before we apply to register the new CIO which will have a new registration number.