How we are governed

The Sirius Minerals Foundation is an independent charity. Its strategic direction and funding decisions are overseen by a board of seven trustees. The trustees are responsible for the day-to-day running of the Foundation, together with the evaluation and approval of funding for local projects, and are guided by the Foundation’s Articles of Association.

The trustees are appointed by three members of the Foundation. The members are: Sirius Minerals Plc and two independent members. The company appoints three trustees, whilst the remaining four trustees are appointed by the independent members. The members are the only people who may appoint trustees or make changes to the Foundation’s Articles of Association. However, any changes must be agreed unanimously and ratified by the Charity Commission.

The Sirius Minerals Foundation is a charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales. Charity number: 1163127

Our trustees

The role of the board of trustees is to:

  • To launch and promote the Foundation.
  • Review and approve grants, monitoring the way in which funds are used by grant recipients.
  • Provide strategic direction, deciding the Foundation's funding strategy and the direction of each funding programme.
  • Be responsible for the governance of the Foundation, ensuring that the way in which we operate and the work we support is in line with our charitable purpose.
  • Provide strategic direction, deciding the Foundation's funding strategy and the direction of each funding programme.
  • Act as a champion for the Foundation.

The Sirius Minerals Foundation is a charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales. Charity number: 1163127