The Kittiwake Trust was set up in the UK as a constituted community group in 2009 and became a CIO in 2016 with Charity number 1165318.
We chose the kittiwake as our symbol as they have no permanent home. They live most of the year at sea and only come to the coast to breed. They nest on the Tyne Bridge and the Baltic art gallery in Newcastle, which is thought to be the furthest inland they breed anywhere in the world. From March to August you can watch them on the camera on the Durham Wildlife Trust site.
Our projects tend to be aimed at people who have no permanent home or in one way or another are on the edges of society through displacement, incarceration or simply through circumstance.