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ARU Foundation

A Charitable Trust Deed was executed in 1990 to found the Anglia Trust and govern its affairs. The Trust is now known as the ARU Foundation and an amendment to the Deed was executed in 2018. The Foundation is an exempt charity established as a mechanism to distribute bequests and donations made to our University.

Administration of the Foundation

The Secretary is the Secretary & Clerk, Paul Bogle.

Day to day administration is currently undertaken by Louise Andrews who can be contacted via email at [email protected] or on extension 3719.

Please view our sub-links to find out more about the Foundation.

Role of the Foundation

The ARU Foundation, as determined by the Board, exists to support our fundraising activity and to act as a collection/distribution mechanism for all gifts to the University.
The Foundation aims to provide financing to advance the education of students attending Anglia Ruskin University in particular by providing or assisting in the provision of facilities for education at the University.

The Trustee

Anglia Ruskin Higher Education Corporation is the sole Trustee of the charity.  A Management Committee, made up of four members of the governing body and up to four co-opted members from outside of the University meets three times a year to make decisions on behalf of the Foundation.

Purposes of the Foundation

The summarised purposes for which the Foundation is incorporated are:

  • to create scholarships or bursaries or prizes to be awarded to students;
  • to provide support to educational activities as determined by the Trustee.
  • to provide facilities for students not normally provided.

What it is not incorporated to do is:

  • to carry out commercial activity or activity for a particular organisation (this should be done via ARE Ltd)
  • to support activity which benefits the wider community outside ARU.

Receipt and expenditure of funds

When funds are received by the Foundation it is important either to agree:

  • specific criteria for the expenditure of the gift; or that
  • the gift may be used at the absolute discretion of the Trustee.

N.B. All large gifts i.e. in excess of £10,000 must be cleared with the Director of Finance and Secretary & Clerk before being accepted.  This reflects anti-money laundering and other reputation management issues.

If payments are required then these can be made usually within 24 hours if under £3,000 so long as the relevant criteria are met or, if the sum is more than £3,000 or no criteria exist, then on application to the Trustee.  The release of funds depends on the sum concerned and the date of the scheduled meetings and/or the willingness of the Chairman to take Chair’s Action.