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.
The directors of EIA UK and trustees of EIA Trust agreed that our dual structure no longer best supported the vital work done from our UK headquarters.
As a result, the not-for-profit operating company EIA UK was registered as a charity on 26 February 2019. The trustees of EIA Trust transferred its assets by deed to EIA UK and wound up the Trust. The EIA Trust was removed from the Charity Commission’s register of charities in the last quarter of 2020 and the Charity Commission register of charity mergers was updated
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.