We are committed to a high standard of governance which we believe is central to the success of the Unite Foundation and to making a difference to the young people we support. For us, good governance is about responsible and effective management of the Foundation in a way which demonstrates honesty, transparency and accountability.
The Unite Foundation is a charitable trust registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales, charity number: 1147344, and in Scotland, charity number: SC043324.
Code of conflict and conflict of interest
Given that many of the Foundation trustees are also employees of the Unite Group, we have taken steps manage conflicts of interest and conflicts of loyalty proactively order to maintain the credibility of the Foundation as a legally constituted and independent charitable trust.
The Trustees abide by a conflict of interest policy and are obliged to complete a conflict of interest register. Trustees also sign a code of conduct.
All of the Unite Foundation’s policies are available to view on request.
The Unite Foundation’s cycle of activity is aligned to the calendar year.
Early-January: Trustee meeting to review previous year.
March/April: Trustee meeting to agree priorities for next academic year
End-August: Deadline for new partners to apply to join the scholarship scheme.
Early-September: Annual funding letter from Unite Group plc to Unite Foundation.
Early-September: Annual General Meeting. Trustees meet to confirm donations in following year; discuss and agree annual report; set priorities and budget for following year.