The Elrha governance structure has been established to promote the integrity of Elrha’s strategy and activities and provide scrutiny over Elrha’s programmes in relation to our core stakeholder communities and donors.


The Governance structure consists of the following bodies:

  • Elrha Board of Trustees
  • Elrha Team
  • Programme Advisory Groups
  • Programme Funding Committees
  • Technical Working Groups

Elrha Board of Trustees

The Elrha Board of Trustees has overall responsibility for the organisation; it approves Elrha’s strategic direction, and ensures Elrha is focused on delivering against its strategy, vision and mission. It is responsible for ensuring Elrha is legally compliant. The Board will approve policies, annual plans and manage organisational risk. The Elrha Director reports to the Chair of the Board.

Elrha Team

The primary role of the Elrha Team is to work with the Board of Trustees to develop and deliver the Elrha Strategy.

Meet the ELRHA team

Programme Advisory Groups

The Advisory Groups advise the Elrha Board of Trustees in terms of strategic direction. The Advisory Groups provide Elrha with technical advice and make recommendations regarding programmatic priorities, set the direction and framework for grant-making, and select Funding Committee members. The Chairs of the Advisory Groups for Elrha’s HIF and R2HC programmes report to the Elrha Board of Trustees.

See ELRHA’s programmes

Programme Funding Committees

The Funding Committees provide independent assessment and recommendation of funding decisions. The Chairs of both HIF and R2HC Programme Funding Committees report to their respective Advisory Group.

The Funding Committees have the authority to make funding decisions up to the amounts agreed in the budget. Its decision-making must follow the agreed process, which varies depending on the size of the grant, but in all cases is independent, transparent and pre-agreed.

Technical Working Groups

The Technical Working Groups provide a greater depth of technical expertise in thematic areas we are focusing on. The Programme Advisory Groups delegate their duties to the Technical Working Groups in these specific thematic areas. The Chairs of the Technical Working Groups report to the Programme Advisory Groups.

Elrha is a registered charity in England and Wales (1177110).

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