Charitable Status

The University, as a Higher Education Corporation, is an exempt charity by virtue of section125A of the Education Reform Act 1988, as inserted by s.41 of the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998.

The Charities Act 2006 implemented a government decision that all charities should be subject to regulation, with the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) becoming principal regulator for exempt charities in the HE sector from 1 August 2010.

The 1993 and 2006 Charities Acts have now been consolidated into the Charities Act 2011. HEFCE has the duty, as far as it reasonably can, to promote compliance with charity law by the exempt charities for which it is responsible. Under its Financial Memorandum with the University, HEFCE requires the following information to be provided on the University’s website. 

Legal name and address for correspondence: 

Leeds Arts University, Blenheim Walk, Leeds LS2 9AQ 

Constitutional documents: 

See below for the University’s Instrument and Articles of Government, which were adopted on 1 August 2011. 

Names of trustees as of 31 January: 

View a list of the University’s Governors here 

Other charity trusteeships: 

See below for a list of other charities with which the above trustees are associated. 

Full audited consolidated accounts: 

See below for the University’s approved Annual Financial Statements

View more information about HEFCE's role as Principal Regulator at


Additional Information