Universal Exports Charity Foundation
Universal Exports Charity Foundation is a British charity registered in July 2010.</ref> According to its entry in the Register of Charities, it operates in Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, the Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone.
40 George Street connections
According to the Daily Mail, the Foundation is linked to the security company G3 Good Governance:
- G3 also funds what it describes as a ‘charitable organisation’ – Universal Exports Charity Foundation, which is named after the company used as a cover for MI6 in the James Bond films.
- Universal Exports Charity Foundation is administered and run by Laura Tantum, who Sky News reported to be the daughter of Geoffrey Tantum, a former MI6 Middle East director.
The Foundation's charitable objects are as follows:
- TO PROMOTE ANY ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING CHARITABLE PURPOSES FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC IN SUCH WAYS AS THE TRUSTEES CONSIDER APPROPRIATE.
- 1 THE ADVANCEMENT OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND RECONCILIATION PROVIDED THAT ALL ACTIVITIES SHALL BE BALANCED AND SHALL MAINTAIN OR ENHANCE THE CHARITY'S COMMITMENT TO REMAIN IMPARTIAL
- 2 THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE PROTECTION OR IMPROVEMENT OF THE PHYSICAL AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
- 3 THE ADVANCEMENT OF HEALTH THROUGH THE PREVENTION OF DISEASE AND THE PROMOTION OF DISEASE CONTROL
- 4 THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION; AND
- 5 THE RELIEF OF THOSE IN NEED BY REASON OF YOUTH, AGE, ILL-HEALTH, DISABILITY, FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OR OTHER DISADVANTAGE
- Charity Framework UNIVERSAL EXPORTS CHARITY FOUNDATION, Charity Commission, accessed 18 October 2011.
- Tim Shipman and Christian Gysin, The intelligence experts who doubled profits under Dr Fox since he became minister, MailOnline, 15 October 2011.