Thank you to those of you who supported the Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library and Museum in 2015. Your kind donations exceeded £4,100 and, together with modest income from the library’s endowment, allowed the charity to continue its work.
Letter to download (PDF). See also the Trustees Annual Report 2015
The main concern of the Library trustees in the past year has been to find ways of ensuring that the Library collections become more easily accessible to the public. For the foreseeable future it will not be possible for the Library to be open on a daily basis, but a rota of members of the Board of trustees has now been established to enable access to users for set hours on Saturdays. Continue reading
Summary of the objects of the charity set out in its governing document
See also To Donors and Potential Donors: Report 2015
As part of the Belarusian community in the United Kingdom, to preserve the cultural heritage of the Belarusian people; contribute to the life of this community by providing access to cultural artefacts in a variety of forms and media; support and promote academic Belarusian studies; encourage interest in Belarus among the British public. (Mission Statement)
Summary of the main activities undertaken for the public benefit in relation to these objects (include within this section the statutory declaration that trustees have had regard to the guidance issued by the Charity Commission on public benefit)
Throughout the past year activities of the Trust focused on the following aims: Continue reading