Trustee Declaration Form

Trustee Declaration Form


Aston Students' Union is a charity, and as such must comply with Charity Law. One of the key aspects of this that you need to be aware of at this stage is rules around eligibility to be a Trustee of a charity, as Full-Time Officers are automatically Trustees of the Union. To read the law in full, click here. The overview is:

You are likely to be disqualified from being a Trustee if one or more of the following conditions apply:

  1. being on the Sex Offenders’ Register
  2. unspent conviction for an offence involving
    • deception or dishonesty
    • terrorist offences
    • money laundering
    • bribery
    • misconduct in public office, perjury, perverting the course of justice
    • contravention of certain preventative Orders of the Charity Commission (s.77 of the Charities Act 2011)
    • attempting, aiding or abetting these offences
  3. contempt of court
  4. designation under specific anti-terrorist legislation
  5. found guilty by the High court of disobeying a Commission order or direction
  6. removed from:
      • trusteeship, or as an officer, agent or employee of a charity by the Court or the Commission for misconduct or mismanagement
      • a position of management or control of a charity in Scotland for mismanagement or misconduct
  7. disqualification order under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986
  8. undischarged bankruptcy
  9. composition or arrangement with creditors which includes an individual voluntary arrangement (IVA), and is currently on the Insolvency Service Register


Please fill out the following form to tell us whether you think you might be disqualified from being a Trustee:

Please enter your name in the field below:

I confirm that I have read and understand the conditions of being a Trustee, and what might disqualify me from becoming a charity Trustee: 

To the best of your knowledge, do you believe that you are eligible to be a Trustee of a UK charity? 

If you're unsure about anything, please email