As you may be aware, in common with many campaigning organisations, in the UK we previously consisted of two sister companies:
- EIA UK, a not-for-profit company carrying out the operations of EIA in the UK
- EIA Trust, a fundraising charity supporting the charitable activities of EIA UK.
Operating as a single new ‘EIA UK’ charity has many advantages, including enabling EIA UK to maximise gift aid income and simplifying our structure and reporting processes.
The Trustees of the EIA Trust plan to wind up EIA Trust on or around the end of July 2019, with the Trust’s assets transferred by deed to EIA UK. As of 1 June 2019, all our fundraising is solely conducted by EIA UK.
Three of the four Trustees of EIA Trust (Kit Stoner, James Arrandale and Jenine Langrish) have joined the EIA UK board. Ian Grattidge is the Chair. We are excited by the changes and the EIA UK Trustees and Senior Management Team are looking forward to taking EIA UK forward.
EIA US is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organisation based in Washington DC.
The two organisations are legally independent from each other but collaborate, including working together on some jointly funded projects.