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Advance HE, SC043946
Registered charity from 18 April 2013
Charity Details
This shows the latest contact address that OSCR has been given for the charity.AddressInnovation Way
York Science Park
This is the latest postcode that the charity has supplied.PostcodeYO10 5BR
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This is the link to the lead regulatory body for this organisation.Link to Companies House
This personalised charity registration logo can be downloaded free of charge and used on the charity’s website, email signatures and publications.OSCR Registration Logo
These are taken directly from the charity's constitution. A charity's objects describe what the charity has been legally set up to achieve. They do not necessarily describe all of the activities the charity carries out in order to achieve these objects. Object:
The objects for which the Company is established are : (A) to promote higher education for the public benefit by: (1) providing strategic advice and co-ordination to the higher education sector, government, funding bodies and others on policies and practices that will impact upon and enhance the student experience; (2) supporting and advancing curriculum and pedagogic development across the whole spectrum of higher education activity; and (3) facilitating the professional development and increasing the professional standing of all staff in higher education; (B) to further promote higher education for the public benefit by further developing the professionalism and profile of leadership, management and governance within the higher education sector, by: (1) raising the profile of effective higher education leadership, management and governance; (2) improving the supply of development opportunities, particularly in relation to international and cross sector experience; (3) stimulating further demand for development within the higher education sector; and (4) assisting in broadening perspectives and improving standards in relation to leadership, management and governance within the higher education sector, (C) to promote equality and diversity for the public benefit, including the education sector and any other sectors that the Board deems appropriate, by: (1) identifying and changing any cultural and systemic practices that unfairly exclude, marginalise or disadvantage individuals or groups, and to promote inclusive approaches; (2) eliminating discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity status, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or through any combination of these characteristics or other unfair treatment; (3) advancing education and raising awareness in equality and diversity; (4) promoting activities to foster understanding between people from diverse backgrounds; (5) conducting or commissioning research on equality and diversity issues and publishing the results to the public; and (6) developing the case for equality and diversity.
Details of the charity's operations
Current status of the charity.Charity Status: Active
When the charity last submitted a change in information.Last Updated: 23 Dec 2019
Whether the charity is a Trust, Company, Unincorporated Association, SCIO, Educational Endowment, Industrial & Provident Society or Statutory Corporation, the date it became that form, and any previous forms it may have had.Constitutional Form: Company (the charity is registered with Companies House)
This best describes how local or widespread the work of the charity is.Geographical Spread: UK and overseas
This local authority area in which the charity is currently operating.Main Operating Location: Outwith Scotland
The Charity and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act sets out 15 charitable purposes and one analogous purpose.Purposes: "The advancement of education","The promotion of equality and diversity"
This lists which beneficiary groups the charity has identified as being the main focus of activities: children / young people, older people, people with disabilities or health problems, people of a particular ethnic or racial origin, other defined groups, no specific group or for the benefit of the community, other charities / voluntary bodies.Beneficiaries: "Other defined groups"
This sets out the types of activity undertaken by the charity from the following: it makes grants, donations, loans, gifts or pensions to individuals, it makes grants, donations or gifts to organisations, it carries out activities or services itself, it does none of these.Types of activity undertaken: "It makes grants, donations, loans, gifts or pensions to individuals","It makes grants, donations or gifts to organisations","It carries out activities or services itself"
Notes: Previous Charity The Higher Education Academy from 18-04-2013 to 21-05-2018

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Mailing Cycle Financial Year Annual Return
The end of the financial year for which accounts and information has been requested. Year End The gross income for the period. Income Expenditure The date OSCR sent the return to the charity. Issued Received The date the return was validated by OSCR. Checked When a charity has submitted its return on time (within the required 9 months from its Annual Return Date), the Overdue/Late field for that charity will be green. Where a charity has submitted its return after the 9 month deadline, the Overdue/Late field will be red. Overdue / Late The accounts available to view have had personal data such as signatures and addresses redacted (blacked out) to comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998. The charity’s accounts are the responsibility of the charity trustees and any queries regarding the content of the accounts should be directed to the charity in the first instance. OSCR accepts no liability for the accuracy of the charity’s accounts nor any decision based upon them. Latest Accounts
2015 31 Jul 2015 £16,231,000 £16,325,000 31 Jul 2015 07 Apr 2016 07 Apr 2016 No
2016 31 Jul 2016 £12,168,000 £12,828,000 01 Aug 2016 13 Feb 2017 14 Feb 2017 No
2017 31 Jul 2017 £9,326,000 £9,998,000 31 Jul 2017 12 Feb 2018 13 Feb 2018 No
2018 31 Jul 2018 £15,247,000 £13,047,000 31 Jul 2018 18 Mar 2019 18 Mar 2019 No
2019 31 Jul 2019 £15,551,000 £17,029,000 31 Jul 2019 20 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 No Published accounts can be found on the Charity Commission website

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