THE CHARITIES TODAY
Although the charities were founded in the eighteenth century, they are governed by a modern scheme dating from 2012.
There are three constituent parts to the charities:
THE LADY ELIZABETH HASTINGS ESTATE CHARITY
(Registered Charity Number 224098) administers the overall running of the charities and manages its investments, which are held mainly in property and on the stock market. The income from this charity is divided equally between the two subsidiary charities, which use these funds to award grants in accordance with the scheme.
THE LADY ELIZABETH HASTINGS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
(Registered Charity Number 224098-1) is centred on a group of parishes to the north and east of Leeds. It promotes education through financial assistance to local individuals, schools, community groups and other institutions.
THE LADY ELIZABETH HASTINGS NON-EDUCATIONAL CHARITY
(Registered Charity Number 224098-2) has an affinity with the former counties of Yorkshire, Westmorland, Cumberland and Northumberland. Its objectives relate principally to the work of the Church of England; in particular it provides financial assistance to clergy and their families. It also relieves hardship in specific parishes and makes grants for repairs to six churches named in the charity scheme.
The trustee of the charities is Lady Elizabeth Hastings Charities Trustee Limited, which has a body of directors who meet four times a year to consider the workings of the charities and to award grants.
The Clerk to the charities is Andrew Fallows MRICS.