How we manage your money

The East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund (known as Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity) is an NHS charity registered with, and regulated by, the Charity Commission.

Our charitable donations are managed by the Charitable Funds Committee, a committee of East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust.  This committee acts as an agent of East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust Board in the administration of our charitable donations. The committee is responsible for controlling the use of our charity’s resources and ensuring that best practice is followed in the conduct of our affairs to fulfill our legal responsibilities.

Our funds are independent of, and are managed separately to, the government funds of East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust. The Charity Commission has regulatory responsibility for ensuring the proper management of our charitable funds.

Every year hundreds of individuals, community groups and businesses generously donate money to help us achieve our aims. It is our job to make sure that the money is spent carefully and for the purposes for which it was given.