The Foundation was originally set up as a charity in 1990 as the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf Endowment Fund. To support the work of the Diocese an appeal was launched and the Endowment Fund was to manage the funds. The appeal fell way short of the total amount hoped for, but the trustees at that time had a fund of around £300,000 invested in the London Stock Market, the income from which has been used in support of the Diocese and its Chaplaincies.

The Endowment Fund was renamed as the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf Foundation in December 2013.

In the 20+ years since its formation the Foundation has supported the Diocese with total disbursements in excess of £500,000. The Foundation was, and still is, managed by a group of Trustees, who meet two or three times a year in London. The trustees always include the Bishop, a chairman – currently Jane Kellett, who has been a trustee since the charity was established and an honorary treasurer, David Scott who has held the post since 1992. The Venerable Peter Delaney, previously Vicar of All Hallows by the Tower, has also been an effective trustee since the original formation.

The Endowment Fund was renamed as the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf Foundation in December 2013.

The Charitable status of the Foundation gives parishes and chaplaincies, with UK taxpayers in the congregation, an excellent way to benefit from Gift Aid reimbursement of UK tax. With the support of the Trustees a number of parishes and chaplaincies have already utilized the Foundation in this way with considerable benefit. As some of you may you know the Friends utilize the Foundation to recover tax on UK taxpayer subscriptions.

There are additional opportunities for the Foundation to assist the Diocese. More parishes and chaplaincies directing giving of UK tax payers through the Foundation can Maximize your donation with Gift Aidbenefit from Gift aid and bequests or legacies and support from individuals or organizations to the Foundation will build the capital from which to generate income for the work of the Diocese.

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The Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf Endowment Fund is a registered UK charity, number 1000307.

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