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Charitable status

Charitable status

The University is an exempt charity under The Charities Act 1993 (later consolidated in The Charities Act 2011).

What is an exempt charity?

As an exempt charity, Sheffield Hallam benefits from the same tax advantages as all charities. However it does not have to register with the Charity Commission which usually oversees institutions with charitable status.

Who are we regulated by?

The University is regulated by The Office for Students (OfS), which regulates all of the institutions that it funds. The OfS has a duty to ensure that the University complies with charity law and meets its legal obligations in exercising control and management of the administration of the University.

The University is registered with the Fundraising Register to demonstrate its commitment to ensuring all fundraising practices are legal, open, honest and respectful. The standards for fundraising are set out in the Code of Fundraising Practice.

What is the University's charitable purpose?

The charitable purpose of the University is the advancement of education, which involves sustaining and promoting teaching, learning and original research.

Who are the trustees?

The members of the Board of Governors are the University's trustees. Find out more about

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