Our governance



The Africa Research Excellence Fund is a UK registered charity (number 1138223-21) and was established by the Medical Research Foundation (MRF). The MRF is the corporate trustee of AREF and two MRF trustees serve on its Board. The MRF is responsible for the governance of AREF and all of AREF’s finances are the managed by the MRF. Funding strategy and policy, fundraising and assuring progress are the responsibility of AREF.

If you would like to know more about the funds that we receive and use, and how we look after our funds, you can do so by reading the MRF’s trustee reports and financial statements.