Finance Score: 6
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 11
  • Good reserves management: +3
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +11
Overall GiG Score: 23 ?

NORTHAMPTON HOPE CENTRE 

Hope is a progressive anti-poverty charity helping anyone affected by poverty and exclusion, through services, campaigning and advocacy.We alleviate the immediate and ongoing impact of poverty, through providing basic services like food, clothing and shelter, alongside work to help those experiencing homelessness, mental health and addictions to overcome these and make lasting life changes
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • Reserves management has been consistently within official guidelines
  • 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 and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender

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£818£783£35£8£411£3455.327150
31/03/22£506£753£-247£17£376£2694.321125
31/03/21£1,282£938£344£350£631£5256.72385
31/03/20£604£581£24£19£385£2795.82770
31/03/19£650£647£4£26£362£2504.62390
31/03/18£583£550£33£19£358£2545.5180
31/03/17£526£512£14£2£324£1653.9160
31/03/16£511£416£94£3£311£1755120
31/03/15£384£337£48£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£342£351£-8£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£363£339£24£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£324£254£70£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£209£198£11£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£160£165£-5£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09*£145£151£-6£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08*£135£134£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£132£131£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£144£140£4£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£129£141£-12£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£174£180£-6£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 1%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 1%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 25%
Liabilities/Income: 16%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 84%
Reserves/Spending: 5.3 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 4 months
Quick Ratio: 1.7
Asset Split ?
Established: 32 years

www.northamptonhopecentre.org.uk

office@northamptonhopecentre.org.uk

01604 214 300

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Other Charitable Purposes
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Emotional support, counselling or therapy
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Northamptonshire,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Defined Groups
  • 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
Northamptonshire Community Foundation£450,604
National Lottery Community Fund£424,698
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs£91,666
DCMS£69,123
Masonic Trust£62,500
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government£56,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£10,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Northamptonshire Community Foundation - Grant to Northampton Hope Centre
£4,286 07/12/2023
Ongoing wraparound support service to continue the delivery of HSF vouchers.
Northamptonshire Community Foundation - FAAWN with supplies for food banks and community larders
£199,913 06/12/2023
To support Food Aid Alliacance West Northamptonshire (FAAWN) with supplies for food banks and community larders.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Northampton Hope Centre
£1,384 21/10/2023
We would like to continue providing access to weekly food parcels. The funds will go towards buying food, staff and volunteer training, branded t-shirts and equipment for the groups.
Northamptonshire Community Foundation - FAAWN with supplies for food banks and community larders
£199,913 25/09/2023
To support Food Aid Alliacance West Northamptonshire (FAAWN) with supplies for food banks and community larders.
National Lottery Community Fund - Hope for the Community
£61,000 02/06/2023
This project will provide the local community with a food club to tackle financial hardships in the area. The funding will offer a space to build relationships and strengthen community connections as ....more
Northamptonshire Community Foundation - HSF3 - capacity support
£5,444 30/01/2023
Delivery of phase 3 of the Household Support vouchers and providing support to beneficiaries
National Lottery Community Fund - Hope Community Food Clubs
£10,000 27/01/2023
The funding will be used to establish three new food clubs by purchasing storage equipment and covering running and volunteer costs to provide food and welfare support to the community during the ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Northampton Hope Centre
£2,031 22/10/2022
We wish to provide a FoodClub worker to work alongside members of our community and FoodClub to help alleviate the physical and mental effects of food poverty.
Northamptonshire Community Foundation - The Hand Up service
£6,000 21/07/2022
The Hand Up service
Northamptonshire Community Foundation - Food Club for Families
£2,000 19/05/2022
This funding will enable us to continue providing balanced and healthy food parcels (non-perishable goods and fresh food) to every family who accesses our Food Club services. We will also ensure a ....more
Northamptonshire Community Foundation - Giving Hope in the Jubilee
£7,878 22/03/2022
Showcase talents through the learning4living life skills for jubilee
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£10,000 24/12/2021
Hope Gardening
Northamptonshire Community Foundation - classes for those who have lived experience of homelessness or are excluded from mainstream projects due to poverty.
£3,812 14/12/2021
To run classes for those who have lived experience of homelessness or are excluded from mainstream projects due to poverty.
Masonic Trust - MCF Festival
£2,500 07/12/2021
to help the poorest and most marginalised in the West Northamptonshire area through the provision of food for the hungry.
National Lottery Community Fund - Learning 4 Living
£344,000 27/08/2021
The funding will be used by the project to develop and continue to provide a key response and support service for people in poverty and those that are homeless. The group will assess work readiness ....more
Northamptonshire Community Foundation - HandUp Service
£6,000 05/03/2021
HandUp Service
Northamptonshire Community Foundation - Northants Food Poverty Network
£11,357 19/01/2021
A partnership of existing and established foodbank providers in Northampton and immediate surroundings (Northampton Foodbank, Favell Foodbank, Hope, St Davids, Shine, Bugbrooke), to source and ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Northampton Hope Centre
£2,569 24/10/2020
We will grow healthy fruit and vegetables for people in poverty, and teach people about growing food themselves.
Northamptonshire Community Foundation - Ongoing work
£1,000 13/10/2020
3
We will purchase food which will be used in the food parcels which are distributed each week to individuals and families living in poverty.
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£69,123 29/07/2020
"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
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Variation grant to Northampton Hope Centre
£6,605 23/07/2020
Grant to Northampton Hope Centre meeting the additional costs of adapting services, premises or implementing other safety measures in response to the Covid pandemic.
Masonic Trust - MCF Large Grant
£60,000 02/06/2020
Grant to support older people in Northampton via a tool repair and horticultural project.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Covid-19 Food Charity Grant Scheme
£45,833 29/05/2020
The aim of this activity is to provide immediate support for a limited period of time to keep food charities and front-line charities that provide food aid open and supporting those most vulnerable ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Covid-19 Food Charity Grant Scheme
£45,833 29/05/2020
The aim of this activity is to provide immediate support for a limited period of time to keep food charities and front-line charities that provide food aid open and supporting those most vulnerable ....more
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government - MHCLG Homelessness Fund
£56,000 07/05/2020
Organisations supporting homelessness
Crisis UK - Grant to Northampton Hope Centre
£5,000 09/04/2020
Change in food provision for dispersed clients
Northamptonshire Community Foundation - Hope Centre Emergency Food Delivery Service
£3,000 31/03/2020
4
To provide three meals a day to 45 formerly homeless temporary residents of local hotels.
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Northampton Hope Centre
£6,000 07/02/2020
purchase of vehicle for a charity which works with homelessness in Northamptonshire
National Lottery Community Fund - Hope Gardening
£9,698 19/12/2019
11
The funding will be used to a food and horticulture education course for disadvantaged communities. The project aims to build relationships, develop skills and independence.
Heart Of England Community Foundation - Hope for Housing
£27,980 01/03/2019
12
Hope provides for those living in extreme poverty. We work initially as an emergency provider of support, and access individuals when they are at their lowest. This project works alongside our ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Northampton Hope Centre
£5,600 27/11/2018
12
The grant will provide communications support
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Northampton Hope Centre
£34,200 06/08/2018
24
The charity provides support for those homeless and unemployed. The grant will support half of the salary of the Client Engagement Co-Ordinator supporting individuals with positive activities to ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Northampton Hope Centre
£4,705 04/08/2017
We provide hope to people who want to rebuild their lives, by tackling the causes of their homelessness, and supporting them with training.
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Northampton Hope Centre
£34,200 24/11/2016
24
The charity provides support for those homeless and unemployed. The grant will support half of the salary of the Client Engagement Co-ordinator supporting individuals with positive activities to ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Pathways to Independence PTI
£473,190 15/07/2015
60
This project will use the funding to develop the services it provides to people who are unemployed and may have been previously homeless, may be misusing drug and alcohol, and/or have mental health ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Volunteer Improvement Programme (VIP)
£165,953 08/09/2010
48
This project will consolidate and formalise a volunteering scheme entitled the Volunteer Improvement Programme (VIP) at the Northampton Hope Centre. VIP will provide the opportunity for homeless ....more
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How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 6/7 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 43-75
  • BEN LEADSOM Appointed: 2011, Occupation: Managing Partner
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 23/12/1992, number: 1015743
  • Registered at Companies House on 26/11/1992, number: 02768301
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Campaigns and political activity 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; AR09: 2 days late, AR08: 3 days late,
Main office

35-37 Campbell Street
NORTHAMPTON
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN1 3DS

Objectives

TO RELIEVE POVERTY BY PROVIDING FOOD, SHELTER, CLOTHING, FRIENDSHIP AND OTHER NECESSITIES, FREE OF ALL CHARGE, TO THOSE IN NEED WITHOUT DISTINCTION OF SEX OR OF POLITICAL, RELIGIOUS OR OTHER OPINIONS.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

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