Finance Score: -6
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 12
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Deficit latest year: -2
  • Fundraising costs high: -2
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +12
Overall GiG Score: 15 ?

ORMISTON FAMILIES 

Ormiston Families supports children, young people and their families to manage the challenges they face and improve their life chances. We run four core programmes across the East of England supporting young children, prisoners families, school students and local communities
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • Spending has increased over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • 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

Financial issues to consider:

  • Unrestricted reserves appear to be dangerously low at the latest year end
  • Income was lower than spending in the latest year
  • Fundraising costs are high relative to funds raised

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
31/03/23£9,005£10,490£-1,485£1,685£3,213£1,7982.125913
31/03/22£9,703£8,486£1,217£1,469£4,698£2,2693.224882
31/03/21£8,324£7,426£898£1,461£3,481£1,6642.723693
31/03/20£7,146£7,139£7£1,578£2,583£1,7452.9231100
31/03/19£7,187£7,172£15£1,790£2,576£1,8963.2201100
31/03/18£6,773£7,364£-591£1,520£2,561£1,83732540
31/03/17£6,295£7,027£-732£1,119£3,152£2,2603.92510
31/03/16*£5,482£5,414£68£681£3,884£2,3235.11000
31/03/15£4,405£4,682£-277£483£3,816£2,2855.91010
31/03/14£4,676£4,720£-44£413£4,093£2,3085.9970
31/03/13£3,566£5,140£-1,574£321£4,137£2,14351000
31/03/12*£5,736£5,477£259£93£5,711£2,4785.41360
31/03/11£6,254£5,906£348£87£5,452£2,3904.91490
31/03/10£6,904£6,244£660£86£5,104£1,7463.41700
31/03/09£6,066£5,246£820£97£4,444£1,4143.21580
31/03/08£5,744£5,030£714£99£3,624£1,1102.61330
31/03/07£4,698£4,284£414£129£2,910£1,0072.81220
31/03/06£4,063£3,618£444£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£3,519£3,253£266£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£3,250£2,876£374£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 20.8%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 16.1%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 7%
Highest pay band: £110,000-£120,000
Liabilities/Assets: 30%
Liabilities/Income: 15%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 56%
Reserves/Spending: 2.1 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 3 months
Quick Ratio: 2
Asset Split ?
Established: 32 years

www.ormiston.org

enquiries@ormistonfamilies.org.uk

01473724517

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Education/Training
  • Human Rights/Religious Or Racial Harmony/Equality Or Diversity
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Practical support, advice & companionship
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Bedford, Cambridgeshire, Central Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Peterborough City, Suffolk, Thurrock,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin

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
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation£212,213
Prudence Trust£150,000
BBC Children in Need£93,237
Suffolk Community Foundation£78,033
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation - Stars- children's bereavement service
£150,000 13/12/2023
to support 360 children with pre and post bereavement counselling improving their mental health and overall wellbeing
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Ormiston Families
£60,000 06/10/2023
This grant will support children and young people affected by close bereavement in Cambridgeshire. Outcomes include emotional wellbeing, positive relationships and improved life skills.
Herefordshire Community Foundation - YouCanBe
£1,081 13/09/2023
Grant to Ormiston Families
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation - Breaking Barriers Cambridgeshire
£5,000 25/07/2023
towards the Breaking Barriers service that supports children and young people aged 4-19 years who are struggling to cope with the imprisonment of a close family member
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation - Stronger Together
£32,060 20/07/2023
towards the fortnightly Fenland Stronger Together parent group, which provides essential support for parents and carers of children with additional needs or disabilities who may be experiencing ....more
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to Ormiston Families
£20,000 26/05/2023
'Breaking Barriers' - individual support for children and young people who have a close family member imprisoned
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation - Ormiston Families STARS
£2,000 18/05/2023
11
towards core costs for the Cambridgeshire based STARS childhood bereavement service
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation - Breaking Barriers Cambridgeshire
£6,000 27/04/2023
0
towards core costs of the Breaking Barriers programme, an early intervention, preventative service that supports children and young people aged 4-19 years who are struggling to cope with the ....more
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation - Mpower Cambridge
£5,000 25/04/2023
11
to support the existing Mpower project in Fenland or Peterborough supporting vulnerable women who have had a child removed from their care
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation - Ormiston Families STARS
£3,000 27/02/2023
11
for a contribution towards the Cambridgeshire-based STARS childhood bereavement service
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation - Mpower Fenland
£9,153 07/02/2023
36
towards practitioner salary costs for the Mpower service in Fenland which supports vulnerable women with multiple needs, caught in a cycle of having children removed and placed into care
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Ormiston Families
£500 20/10/2022
0
‘Cost of Living uplift: £500 to help projects meet their rising costs and respond to increased demand 31/10/2022’
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - Breaking Barriers preventative service supporting CYP
£1,516 20/09/2022
Breaking Barriers
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£35,000 11/03/2022
Mpower
Essex Community Foundation - Grant to Ormiston Families
£10,000 03/03/2022
towards staff costs at the Breaking Barriers prison outreach service supporting children and young people affected by the imprisonment of a parent or significant carer in Essex
Prudence Trust - Talking and creative therapy sessions
£150,000 20/01/2022
10 practitioners to provide mental health support to children and young people with a parent in prison.
Masonic Trust - MCF Small Grant
£15,000 10/11/2021
Unrestricted core funding for small charities
Suffolk Community Foundation - YouCanBe Lowestoft
£1,000 15/06/2021
Towards YouCanBe Lowestoft.
Harpur Trust - Ormiston Families
£62,713 08/06/2021
Support for children with a family member in prison
Suffolk Community Foundation - YouCanBe Lowestoft
£5,000 03/06/2021
8
Towards YouCanBe Lowestoft.
Suffolk Community Foundation - Mpower
£2,000 20/04/2021
Raising awareness of cervical screening in women on the MPower Programme.
Essex Community Foundation - Grant to Ormiston Families
£9,808 25/02/2021
to increase staff hours at the Breaking Barriers prison outreach service supporting children and young people affected by the imprisonment of a parent or significant carer in Essex
Suffolk Community Foundation - MPower
£5,000 12/02/2021
2
Supporting the MPower Project for vulnerable women.
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - Grant to Ormiston Families
£500 20/01/2021
Donor Advised Donation
Suffolk Community Foundation - Breaking Barriers Suffolk
£15,325 08/12/2020
12
Towards their Breaking Barriers service which supports children living in Suffolk suffering as a result of having a parent or significant carer in prison.
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£9,996 24/08/2020
"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
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Ormiston Families
£3,000 17/06/2020
6
COVID19 - Grant to support young people with a parent in prison who have been impacted by C-19. Mentoring support will increase young people's positive relationships, emotional wellbeing and ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Ormiston Families
£29,737 28/05/2020
36
This project will provide fun, wellbeing activities for children aged 0-4 experiencing poverty and local deprivation in Fenland. Activities will result in improved physical and mental health, ....more
Suffolk Community Foundation - Core funding during Covid-19
£5,000 15/05/2020
3
To support core costs during the Coronavirus emergency. Covid19
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 13/03/2020
Mpower
Suffolk Community Foundation - Breaking Barriers Suffolk
£20,000 13/12/2019
12
To support the costs of delivering Breaking Barriers, Suffolk.
Suffolk Community Foundation - Mpower Ipswich
£24,708 31/10/2019
17
Towards the "Mpower" Project.
National Lottery Community Fund - MPower Norfolk
£10,000 05/09/2019
12
MPower Norfolk
Essex Community Foundation - Breaking Barriers Essex expansion
£16,040 20/06/2019
12
Towards an expansion of the Breaking Barriers prison outreach service supporting children and young people affected by the imprisonment of a parent or significant carer in Essex
The Pilgrim Trust - Grant to Ormiston Families
£50,000 13/02/2019
36
Mpower; one-to-one support for vulnerable mothers
Suffolk Community Foundation - Breaking Barriers Suffolk
£8,584 12/12/2018
11
Towards the Breaking Barriers project.
The Rayne Foundation - Grant to Ormiston Families
£60,000 03/12/2018
36
Towards the delivery of a service that works with women living chaotic lifestyles who have had one or more children removed and placed into care.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Ormiston Children & Families Trust (OCFT)
£105,000 23/10/2018
36
The project will deliver one-to-one support and befriending to children and young people with a parent in prison. The project will develop resilience, improve wellbeing and build positive ....more
Mercer's Charitable Foundation - Grant to Ormiston Children and Families Trust
£50,000 17/10/2018
24
Mpower Norfolk - building stronger more resilient women, able to cope and support each other.
Essex Community Foundation - Breaking Barriers in Essex
£5,000 06/09/2018
6
Towards a senior practitioner salary to run the 'Breaking Barriers' programme which supports children with a parent in prison across Essex
National Lottery Community Fund - Boston Lodge
£10,000 17/08/2018
12
The organisation will use the funding to continue to running of the community centre for the local beneficiaries.
Essex Community Foundation - Breaking Barriers Essex
£5,000 06/04/2018
11
Towards a Breaking Barriers prison outreach service supporting children and young people affected by the imprisonment of a parent or significant carer
Suffolk Community Foundation - Breaking Barriers Suffolk
£13,728 18/09/2017
11
Towards the development of a prison outreach service for children, young people and families affected by imprisonment.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Ormiston Families
£68,000 08/12/2016
24
towards two years' continuation funding of the salary of the Service Manager and Senior Practitioner of the 'Mpwer Project' in Suffolk, which provides support and guidance to parents following the ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Ormiston Children and Families Trust
£106,500 05/12/2013
36
towards three years' running costs of 'MPower' an early intervention project in Ipswich targetting and supporting deprived new mothers who have had previous children taken into care
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (11)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 33-87
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 11/12/1992, number: 1015716
  • Registered at Companies House on 30/11/1992, number: 02769307
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
Other Regulators
  • Ofsted (Office For Standards In Education)
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • Engaging external speakers at charity events policy and procedures
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR16: 2 days late, AR12: 1 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from STARS CHILDREN'S BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT SERVICES on 20/01/2023
Main office

Ormiston Families
333 Felixstowe Road
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP3 9BU

Objectives

SUCH CHARITABLE PURPOSES FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT AS ARE EXCLUSIVELY CHARITABLE ACCORDING TO THE LAWS OF ENGLAND AND WALES AS THE DIRECTORS MAY FROM TIME TO TIME DETERMINE. IN PARTICULAR, BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY, BY THE RELIEF IN NEED AND SUPPORT OF VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

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