Since its foundation in 1847, the AA has been independent and self-supporting. A pioneering higher-educational charitable environment, it receives no statutory funding for the running of the School and its associated public programme of events, lectures and exhibitions. The AA relies upon support to help uphold its worldwide status as one of the most influential schools of architecture in the world. Thanks to the generous contributions of AA Members, alumni and friends, the School continues to build on its reputation.
To ensure that our standards are maintained, additional support and continuous improvement for the School is needed. Every donation, whether large or small, helps the AA to look forward to a vibrant and successful future. Members can contribute in myriad ways, volunteering their time and expertise as well as through financial support.
A new Bursary Fund was set up at the start of 2009 by AA Members as part of the AA Foundation, an independent charitable trust established in 1989, which has already helped hundreds of deserving students at the AA. At the point of joining or renewing their subscription, Members are asked to contribute towards making study at the AA possible for talented students, whatever their financial means.
Registered charity no. 328455.
The Foundation’s trustees are Jim Eyre (Chairman), Simon Allford, Robert Emmerson, Baroness Howe of Idlicote, Alan J. Leibowitz (Hon Treasurer), Lawrence Malcic and Christina Smith. AA Foundation bursaries and scholarships are distributed through the AA Bursary and Scholarship Committees, which are administered by the Registrar’s Office.
For further information contact Marilyn Dyer, AAF Secretary, on +44 (0)20 7887 4024 or Alex Lorente, AAF Administrator, on +44 (0)20 7887 4074.