Finance Score: 3
Governance Score: 8
Support Score: 12
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • No conflicts policy: -1
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +12
Overall GiG Score: 23 ?

GREEN LIGHT TRUST 

Wellbeing/educational programmes in woodland and green spaces, helping disadvantaged adults and children refocus and rebuild their lives; engaging them in skills learning and self development: NEET, victims of crime, ex-offenders, mental health, substance misuse, ex-forces, unemployed, disengaged from school, learning disabilities. Conservation of the environment. Train and deliver forest school.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity does not have a Conflict of Interests policy
  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • Unrestricted reserves appear to be dangerously low at the latest year end

Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
£k
Spending
£k
Surplus/
Deficit
Fundraising
Cost £k
Total
Funds £k
Unrestricted
Funds £k
Mths
Rsrvs
Staff Volun-
teers
31/12/22£1,788£1,832£-44£56£776£45734620
31/12/21£1,501£1,341£160£46£820£4604.14917
31/12/20£1,039£828£211£45£660£2894.23115
31/12/19£796£680£116£33£449£11321715
31/12/18£713£654£60£2£333£130.21712
31/12/17£644£623£21£0£273£10180
31/12/16£463£466£-3£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/15£430£439£-9£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/14£399£398£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/13£416£438£-22£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/12£525£485£40£134£365£120.380
31/12/11£392£413£-21£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/10£376£353£23£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/09£263£264£-1£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/08£271£267£5£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/07£260£258£2£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/06£227£230£-3£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/05?£233£220£13£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/04£180£152£28£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 3.2%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 3%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 4%
Highest pay band: £60,000-£70,000
Liabilities/Assets: 39%
Liabilities/Income: 27%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 59%
Reserves/Spending: 3 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 3 months
Quick Ratio: 1.5
Asset Split ?
Established: 34 years

www.greenlighttrust.org

info@greenlighttrust.org

01284830829

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Emotional support, counselling or therapy
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Norfolk, Suffolk,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind

Who's supporting them? ?

Donations from Grant Makers ?

We have details on the following significant donations. Multi-year donations are allocated to the years for which they are earmarked.

Major supporters in last 5 years
National Lottery Community Fund£510,163
Suffolk Community Foundation£294,039
The Linbury Trust£154,000
DCMS£149,623
National Lottery Heritage Fund£36,400
Tuixen Foundation£20,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Linbury Trust - Staffing costs - Green Light Trust
£154,000 13/12/2023
A grant over three years towards staffing costs and related activities for organisational development, and move the Trust to a more sustainable business model.
Architectural Heritage Fund - Grant to Green Light Trust
£10,000 03/08/2023
West Stow Pump House refurbishment feasibility plans
National Lottery Community Fund - Inclusive Conservation
£491,139 04/11/2022
The funding will support the continued expansion of their work into Norfolk. The project will have woodland activities which aims to make improvements to user's mental/physical wellbeing confidence ....more
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Green Light Trust
£10,000 19/07/2022
Green Light Trust uses the power of nature to transform the lives of marginalised communities in Suffolk and parts of Norfolk.
National Lottery Community Fund - Earth Programme - Adult Mental Health
£9,239 29/04/2022
The funding will be used to continue providing woodland & wellbeing work with adults with mental health difficulties. The project aims to provide support empower people and help them rehabilitate ....more
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Green Light Trust
£10,000 25/10/2021
Green Light Trust uses the power of nature to transform the lives of marginalised communities in Suffolk and parts of Norfolk.
Suffolk Community Foundation - Grant to Green Light Trust
£56,250 22/06/2021
5
To continue support with Vision and Voice until December 2021.
Suffolk Community Foundation - Women's Woodland Wellbeing
£1,000 15/06/2021
To support the Women's Woodland Wellbeing programme.
Suffolk Community Foundation - Women's Woodland Wellbeing
£10,000 17/02/2021
5
To support the Women's Woodland Wellbeing programme.
Suffolk Community Foundation - Vision and Voice: Whole Schools Approach to Emotional Wellbeing
£21,855 12/02/2021
2
To support Vision and Voice: working with young people to support their mental health during the pandemic. An application as an umbrella organisation for 4 organisations that form Vision and Voice.
Suffolk Community Foundation - Women's Woodland Wellbeing
£2,956 22/01/2021
7
To support the Women's Woodland Wellbeing programme.
Suffolk Community Foundation - Woodland Wellbeing
£12,850 11/01/2021
2
To continue with Woodland Wellbeing across West Suffolk.
Suffolk Community Foundation - Woodland Discovery Days - Young Carers and Siblings
£1,023 06/01/2021
Grant to Green Light Trust
DCMS - GRCF2020: Inclusive Conservation
£124,900 11/11/2020
Green Recovery Challenge Fund 2020-21. The wider aim of the scheme is: The Green Recovery Challenge Fund is a short-term competitive fund to kick-start environmental renewal whilst creating and ....more
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Green Light Trust
£36,400 23/07/2020
COVID19 Green Light Trust
Suffolk Community Foundation - Grant to Green Light Trust
£8,000 15/07/2020
11
Towards the cost of services offered under the Connect 4 Health programme.
Suffolk Community Foundation - AIR: Nature-inspired online wellbeing for new beneficiary groups
£4,954 10/07/2020
5
To support AIR: Nature-inspired online wellbeing for new beneficiary groups.
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£24,723 08/07/2020
"The fund aims to:1) To reduce closures of essential charities that provide essential services to vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 crisis by ensuring they have the financial resources to ....more
Suffolk Community Foundation - Vision and Voice Partnership
£10,000 28/05/2020
10
Delivering Youth Social Action (#iwill) via the Vision and Voice Partnership.
Suffolk Community Foundation - Support our core costs to adapt, continue and increase our services
£5,000 15/05/2020
3
To support core costs to adapt, continue and increase delivery of services. Covid 19
Suffolk Community Foundation - Purchase of Saw Mill
£4,000 29/04/2020
3
To purchase a sawmill.
Suffolk Community Foundation - Development of the Green Light Trust Virtual Wraparound Programme
£5,000 03/04/2020
7
Development of the Green Light Trust Virtual Wraparound Programme, to support those with poor mental health. Covid19
National Lottery Community Fund - Woodland Working Party
£9,785 23/03/2020
9
The funding will be used to deliver an advanced woodland course for people living with poor mental health. The project aims to teach a variety of skills that will improve confidence, employability ....more
Suffolk Community Foundation - Community Greencare
£8,000 18/03/2020
1
To support Community Greenacre.
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Green Light Trust
£10,000 13/12/2019
purchase of a vehicle for a charity which works with people in recovery from alcohol or substance abuse in Suffolk
Suffolk Community Foundation - The Suffolk Way
£19,881 04/12/2019
19
Towards Voice and Vision - The Suffolk Way.
Suffolk Community Foundation - Community Greencare
£35,065 31/10/2019
16
To support Community Greenacre.
Suffolk Community Foundation - Woodland Wellbeing
£40,594 11/10/2019
13
To support Woodland Wellbeing.
Suffolk Community Foundation - Women's Woodland Programme
£2,805 24/09/2019
11
To support the Women's Woodland Programme.
Suffolk Community Foundation - Women's Woodland Programme
£19,805 20/09/2019
14
To support the Women's Woodland Programme.
Suffolk Community Foundation - Forward Moves
£20,000 02/08/2019
19
Towards Forward Moves 2.
Suffolk Community Foundation - Core costs - Participant Experience Co-Ordinator
£5,000 30/07/2019
11
Towards core salary costs for the Participant Experience Co-ordinator role.
Suffolk Community Foundation - Voice and Vision
£225,000 31/01/2019
12
To support Voice and Vision.
Suffolk Community Foundation - The Foundry Gassification Biomass Boiler
£4,000 19/10/2018
11
Towards the purchase and installation of a gasification-based boiler.
Suffolk Community Foundation - Forward Moves
£20,000 12/07/2018
11
To deliver Forward Moves, supporting young people into employment.
Suffolk Community Foundation - Womens Nature Based Rehabilitation
£9,470 13/06/2018
10
Towards a nature based rehabilitation activity for women who re suffering from drug or alcohol misuse.
National Lottery Community Fund - Nature and Nurture
£9,986 07/03/2018
12
This project will use the funding to provide woodland activities for women and children affected by domestic violence to help provide a new support service.
Suffolk Community Foundation - Core Funding
£6,000 25/09/2017
4
Towards the cost of core funding for Green Light Trust.
National Lottery Community Fund - Confidence through Conservation
£433,841 05/10/2016
48
The project will restore confidence and empower people to build on their own self-belief in order to turn their life around, to become socially and economically reengaged and overcome a range of ....more
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Green Light Trust
£29,000 18/05/2016
Green Fingers
National Lottery Community Fund - Project Wild Haven
£309,175 14/11/2014
48
Not Available
National Lottery Community Fund - OPERATION GREEN - Transforming places & people's lives in Great Yarmouth
£111,315 10/05/2011
49
This project will provide 'ecotherapy' activities which will transform four sites from 'grey' to 'green'. The project will work on these council owned sites planting, clearing and making benches. ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - CONNECTING - Developing Better Lives & Skills for NEET Young People in Suff
£83,598 10/02/2010
48
This development of previously existing pieces of work run by Green Light Trust (GLT) will give young people not in employment, education or training (NEET)in Suffolk the opportunity to gain and ....more
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How is it governed?

Trustees (9)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 29-65
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 19/11/1990, number: 1000977
  • Registered at Companies House on 22/10/1990, number: 02550866
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
19 returns made; all on time
Main office

GREEN LIGHT TRUST
THE FOUNDARY
BURY ROAD
LAWSHALL
BURY ST. EDMUNDS
IP29 4PJ

Objectives

3.1 The objects of the Charity (the “Objects”) are for the public benefit:-3.1.1 to protect, promote and improve peoples’ physical and mental health, working directly and in partnership with other organisations to ensure everyone can benefit from engaging with the natural world;3.1.2 to advance education in the conservation, protection and improvement of the natural and physical environment, particularly but not exclusively through training and practical participation;3.1.3 to advance education in world ecology and the natural environment and the effects on that environment of both natural and other activities and particularly those pursued by people; and3.1.4 to promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the natural and physical environment, particularly but not exclusively through the creation, restoration and conservation of woodland, wetland, grassland, school and community gardens, parks and wild space.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

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