Charitable status

Outside Firth Court

The University of Sheffield was established by Royal Charter in 1905. In common with many other universities it is an exempt charity. The University's charity number is X1089.

As such, it is required to have charitable purposes and apply them for the public benefit. It must comply with the general law of charity. Members of its governing body, the Council, are charitable trustees - see Register of interests 2017-18 (PDF, 812KB) for more information.

Exempt charities benefit from the same tax advantages as all charities, and have the same obligations to comply with tax law.

The Office for Students (OfS) acts as the principal regulator for universities that are exempt charities.

Legal name and correspondence address:

The University of Sheffield
Western Bank
Sheffield S10 2TN