British Foundation for the University of the West Indies

The British Foundation for The University of the West Indies (BFUWI) is a UK registered charity.  It was formally established in London in January 2009 as a UK registered charity (no. 1127408).

It is working to build partnerships and collaborations with UK universities and colleges as it expands its global footprint and to make The UWI well known in the United Kingdom. It also seeks to attract benefactor donations and corporate funding to finance student scholarships nstitutional strengthening and more. It  continues to proudly support the UWI as it srives to become  firmly recognised globally or all things Caribbean.


The objectives of the British Foundation for The University of the West Indies are:

  1. To establish, promote and develop mutually beneficial relationships with key UK universities, colleges and corporations. 
  2. To innovate diverse ways of translating the support of  well-wishers in the UK into tangible benefits for the University and the Caribbean Region
  3. To raise funds for the UWI from the UK in a tax efficient manner from all possible sources – individuals, companies, organizations, partnership arrangements
  4. To facilitate positive and informed awareness-raising of the UWI and the wider issue of Caribbean development in the UK context
  5. To work with and encourage the support of alumni in the UK through the UWIAA UK  for BFUWI activities and events 

Barbados High CommissionSr
1 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3ND,
United Kingdom

Volunteer Contact: Deidre Herbert

Tel: +44 (0) 798 491 8742


Board of Trustees

Chairman: Vice Chancellor of the UWI (Professor Sir Hilary Beckles)

Treasurer: UWI Bursar  ( Mrs Andrea McNish) 

Lead Trustee: Mrs. Susan Belgrave

Mrs Rosemarie Cadogan

Mr. Rawle Parris 

Mr Mark Richards   

Mrs Elizabeth Mullings Smith 



Sir Shridath Ramphal 

Andrew Ramroop  OBE

Baroness Floella Benjamin 


BFUWI Liaison at the UWI Regional Headquarters: - Celia Davidson Francis


The UWIAA UK Chapter and alumni and "Friends of The UWI" in the UK work to support the aims and objectives of the BFUWI.

UWIAAUK Contact:  Mr Kamal Woods 



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