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All these Sources of Funds designate what the University describes as self-supporting activities. They should be self-funding in that they cover all of their related costs. Thus an overriding principle is that the full costs of an activity should be matched against the income received.

GAAA: External trading

To be used to record all income and expenditure incurred in providing a service to customers outside the University. External customers include Associated Bodies, the Colleges, individual staff and students.

This Source of Funds is particularly important, since for taxation purposes we need to declare the value of our external sales.

GAAA

  • Should include all of the activity’s related costs – either allocate directly or where not easily identifiable transfer a proportion by means of journals.
  • Should not be in deficit once all the income has been accounted for.
  • Overheads will be charged on any salary costs.
  • For guidance on how to record the use of trading surpluses please refer to the best practice guide number 3 “Transfer Codes”.

GAAB: Internal trading

To be used to record all income and expenditure incurred in providing a service to other University Departments. (A Department receiving services from within the University should code the costs charged by another Department to the Source of Funds appropriate to its own funding for that activity.)

GAAB

  • Should include all of the activity’s related costs – either allocate directly or where not easily identifiable transfer a proportion  by means of journals .
  • Should not be in deficit once all the income has been accounted for.

GAAD / GAAF: Inventory controls

To be used to record inventory (stock) movements for departments using the Inventory module within CUFS (GAAD) and for departments operating a stock / stores system outside of the Inventory module (GAAF).  Contact the Inventory helpdesk for advice on using these Sources of Funds to manage departmental inventories (stores).

GAAE / GAAH: Research facility sustainability reserve

Trading reserves for major (GAAE) and small (GAAH) research facilities may be transferred to Source of Funds GAAE /GAAH as appropriate to ring-fence reserves for future investment in the facility.Please contact your School Finance Manager if you operate a research facility and would be interested in using these Sources of Funds.

GB**: Research training support grants and other studentships

Income from sponsors to support research students, other than those dealt with on the grants module.

  • GBAA              used for non-commercial sponsors
  • GBAB              used for commercial sponsors who will be charged VAT

GC**: Gift Aid from subsidiary companies

Income received by departments from any of the University’s subsidiary companies including  Cambridge Enterprise Ltd and Cambridge University Technical Services Ltd.

GD** / GF**: College support grants

Income received from the Colleges to support the research activities of students and fellows.