Rescue charity offering livery

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Just seen an ad for a local rescue now offering retirement livery.
This seems a bit odd as most rescues haven't got room to spare. Is it something other charities do ?
 

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I suppose if they only have the time/staff/capacity to look after X number of proper highly dependant rescue cases then it would make sense to take on liveries and have some money coming in if you have the extra space rather than take other 'rescues' that are retired through age or injury whose owners simply don't want anymore

Know your limitations and all that.....
 

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I suppose if they only have the time/staff/capacity to look after X number of proper highly dependant rescue cases then it would make sense to take on liveries and have some money coming in if you have the extra space rather than take other 'rescues' that are retired through age or injury whose owners simply don't want anymore

Know your limitations and all that.....

This would be my first thought. I know some have hundreds of acres spare but not necessarily the stabling so it could be a good way to create income and give horses a nice happy and relaxed final few years.
 

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I understood that all Rescue Charities were actually turning away cases due to lack of space, but taking in liveries if they do have the space would provide some much needed income.
 

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Thing is, I don't think they actually do have "spare" acreage
Rehab horses requiring specialist stabling are very different to horses that can be happily turned away at grass. "Space" means stables, staff, facilities for treatment" etc, not just acreage.
I'm not saying all have lots if land. But I do know some that have more than enough.
 

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Seems like a good idea to me, even if they do have to 'turn away' a horse that the livery is taking the space for, it would provide enough income to mean they have to turn away less in future.

If its the charity I think you're referring to then they are both very experienced and it seems like a fantastic idea to allow them to continue to provide for the animals like they do.
 

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I think it's a great idea, charities need all the income they can get and can only rescue as many horses as they can afford anyway.
 

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If could be away to earn money.

Setting aside a few stables/fields for livery. With a regular income could mean the diference between staying open and closing.

Yes there will be less space for rescuses but atleast they will still be in "business" and not closed and unable to help any horse.
 

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I'm pretty sure a true registered charity cannot run a business from the same premises and take in money for non charitable work. So they must be a rescue and not a charity if that makes sense? It may be that they are short of cash and this was one way to get some income especially if they aren't an official charity and therefore struggle to gain donations?
 

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I am not sure why the charity can not be identified, if they want liveries and are legitimate if they would have no reason to complain.
I think some charities rent out their premises to increase income, so not sure about not running it as a business.
There is a chaity here which has a hotel, and is open fo business in the normal way. I believe charities are VAT exempt. Shops for example can employ volunteers and not pay council tax.
Calling your business a rescue is fine as long as you are not taking cash off the guillable.
 
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Yes, I saw this advert in a free magazine. I think it's a good idea personally, as long as they have the capacity. You never know, they might even prevent a welfare case or two by ensuring the future of some oldies. Also, it could be a good opportunity to have some older, calm, 'normal' horses on the site to be able to turn recovering rescues out with, sort of like nannies I suppose.
 

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I'm pretty sure a true registered charity cannot run a business from the same premises and take in money for non charitable work. So they must be a rescue and not a charity if that makes sense? It may be that they are short of cash and this was one way to get some income especially if they aren't an official charity and therefore struggle to gain donations?

This is not true; charities can carry out trading activities without being charged to tax. (Which is the main issue here) if it de minimus or ancillary. Otherwise it can also carry out significant trading through a subsidiary who gift aids all of its profits to the charity each year; no tax payable for either entity.
 

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Seems like an excellent idea. I would imagine that this is a small, local charity looking to increase their revenue.
 

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They are a registered charity. They also run a boarding kennels and cattery...
 
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