Elizabeth Collins Hardship Fund
Part of Council Regulations 25 of 2002: Trust Regulations
Made by the General Purposes Committee of Council on 3 July 2015 (Gazette, Vol.145, p.650, 18 June 2015), amended 13 January 2023 (Gazette, Vol. 153, p.132, 1 December 2022)
1. The University receives with gratitude the aggregate sum of approximately £148,000 to be held as permanent endowment on the trusts declared in this regulation. Further money or property may be paid or transferred to the University as either expendable or permanent endowment to be held on the same trusts. The assets so held will be known as the Elizabeth Collins Hardship Fund (“the Fund”).
2. The University shall retain as permanent endowment those of the assets in the Fund which are contributed on the express understanding that they are to be treated as permanent endowment (“the Permanent Endowment”).
3. The University shall (a) apply the income of the Permanent Endowment; and (b) apply the income and, in its discretion, the capital of the remainder of the Fund (if any), towards financial awards for undergraduate students at the University who are ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom or the United States and who are experiencing unforeseen hardship. Eligible students must be reading Chemistry, unless no eligible Chemistry students have applied for an award for at least one year, in which circumstance only, the University may, in its discretion, make awards to eligible students reading Medicine or Physics.
4. The University shall use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that the names of those benefiting from financial awards made in accordance with regulation 3 are notified to Mrs Sarah Collins during her lifetime, and thereafter to Miss Catherine Collins during her lifetime.
5. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the University Hardship Committee or its successor.
6. The University may in its absolute discretion in the period ending 21 years from the date of this regulation, instead of applying the income of the Fund in any year, accumulate all or any part of such income by investing it, and holding it as part of the capital of the Fund. The University may apply the whole or any part of such accumulated income in any subsequent year as if it were income of the Fund arising in the then current year.
7. The University shall have power to pay out of the capital or the income of the Fund all costs of and incidental to the creation of the Fund, and the management and administration of the Fund.
8. The University may exercise any of its corporate powers in the management and administration of the Fund in so far as those powers are not inconsistent with these regulations.
9. Regulations 1–11 shall be deemed to be Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.
10. Subject to regulation 11, Council may amend, repeal or add to these regulations in accordance with Part D of Statute XVI, but no amendment is valid if it would cause the Fund to: (1) cease to be exclusively charitable according to the law of England and Wales; or (2) be outside the objects of the University.
11. Any amendment to regulation 3 is an amendment to the main objects of the Fund for the purposes of Part D of Statute XVI and must be approved both by Congregation of the University and subsequently by His Majesty in Council.
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