"To safeguard the natural, historical and cultural heritage of the Turks and Caicos Islands for present and future generations and for the enjoyment of all."
The Turks & Caicos National Trust is a membership, non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to the preservation of the cultural, historic and natural heritage of the Turks and Caicos Islands. It was founded in 1992, after the passage of enabling legislation by the TCI Government. The Turks and Caicos National Trust is governed by an elected Council which includes representatives from all the inhabited islands in the TCI.
The enabling legislation gives the Trust a wide variety of powers, among which are the powers to:
- Identify, investigate, classify, protect and preserve any area, site, building, structure, or object of cultural, historic or natural significance;
- Hold property in trust for the future, including the powers to declare such property inalienable and to provide public access;
- Create a Heritage Register;
- Promote public awareness through education;
- to preserve and propagate wildlife.
- Preserve and promote our National Treasures
The Turks & Caicos National Trust is the only statutory, independent organisation in the Turks & Caicos Islands responsible for safeguarding the environmental, cultural and historical heritage of the islands for present and future generations. It is governed by an elected Council which includes representatives from all the inhabited islands in the TCI.
The Trust works in partnership with the TCI government, local businesses, national and international conservation organisations, schools and the community and is a popular and respected organization amongst local people.
The Trust is supported by membership fees, private sponsorship and project grants and fulfils its mission by implementing a range of sustainable projects and initiatives, some of which are revenue generating and used to finance new programmes.