Finance Score: 3
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 14
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +14
Overall GiG Score: 23 ?

THE FOYER FEDERATION 

The Foyer Federation is a small, innovative charity trying to push the boundaries of services for young people who find the transition to independent adulthood challenging.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • 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 dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Over half the Board have joined recently

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£693£524£169£9£333£2144.970
31/03/22£410£342£68n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/21£283£223£61n/an/an/an/an/a2
31/03/20£289£260£29n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/19£449£549£-99n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/18£609£608£0£3£106£721.480
31/03/17£828£960£-132£59£106£821130
31/03/16£1,011£1,863£-852£60£238£930.6180
31/03/15£3,365£3,290£75£59£1,089£2490.9360
31/03/14£3,155£2,967£188£121£917£2601.1230
31/03/13£1,846£1,686£160£117£729£2331.7190
31/03/12£1,421£1,472£-51£117£570£2512160
31/03/11£1,414£1,767£-353£201£621£2451.7170
31/03/10£2,454£2,230£224£202£974£690.4210
31/03/09£2,045£2,102£-57£306£750£280.2240
31/03/08*£2,201£1,829£372£293£807£350.2220
31/03/07*£1,362£1,497£-135£239£435£300.2200
31/03/06?*£2,597£2,414£183£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/04*£1,669£1,782£-113£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 1.3%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 1.7%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 15%
Highest pay band: £60,000-£70,000
Liabilities/Assets: 30%
Liabilities/Income: 21%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 64%
Reserves/Spending: 4.9 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 7 months
Quick Ratio: 2.5
Asset Split ?
Established: 30 years
(32 years as a company)

www.foyer.net

inbox@foyer.net

02074302212

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Northern Ireland, Scotland, Throughout England,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • People With Disabilities

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
The Blagrave Trust£721,800
National Lottery Community Fund£340,113
CHK Foundation£123,000
Tudor Trust£112,000
Paul Hamlyn Foundation£106,000
John Ellerman Foundation£96,000
Dulverton Trust£90,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£65,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Blagrave Trust - Regional Partnership Grants
£330,400 31/10/2023
Power Up - Youth Leadership Innovation Fund
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£40,000 07/07/2023
Foyer Federation Core Support
The Blagrave Trust - The Listening Fund Phase 2
£71,000 31/03/2023
The Listening Fund - phase two
CHK Foundation - CHK Main Grant
£3,000 10/02/2023
to support specified work
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Creating a Home for Advantaged Thinking
£6,000 18/01/2023
The Foyer Federation is a youth housing membership organisation that supports a network of Foyers who provide accommodation, learning and work opportunities for and with young people who have ....more
CHK Foundation - CHK Main Grant
£120,000 11/05/2022
to support specified work
National Lottery Community Fund - Advantaged Thinking Development Framework for young people
£340,113 04/05/2022
The project is using funding to further develop the ‘ Advantaged Thinking Development Framework’ (ATDF) which aims to empower young people who have experienced homelessness to reflect develop ....more
Dulverton Trust - Core Funding
£90,000 28/10/2021
Core Funding
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Creating a Home for Advantaged Thinking
£90,000 19/07/2021
The Foyer Federation is a youth housing membership organisation that supports a network of Foyers who provide accommodation, learning and work opportunities for and with young people who have ....more
The Blagrave Trust - Power Up - Youth Leadership Innovation Fund
£320,400 08/07/2021
To set up a Youth Leadership Innovation Fund for local Foyers, managed by the Foyer Federation. The Federation will distribute the fund through onward grants of up to £15k pa x 3 years to four ....more
Tudor Trust - Grant to Foyer Federation
£60,000 22/04/2021
24
over two years as unrestricted funding for a charity supporting the Foyer network in the UK, which provides accommodation with training and holistic support to young people experiencing homelessness
The Berkeley Foundation - Covid-19 match funding grant
£4,938 20/04/2021
Unrestricted donation to a charity match funding the amount raised by Berkeley Group staff
John Ellerman Foundation - Core costs - senior management salaries and operational overheads including the outsourced finance management function
£96,000 25/03/2021
Core costs - senior management salaries and operational overheads including the outsourced finance management function
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 12/02/2021
Home for Advantaged Thinking
Tudor Trust - Grant to Foyer Federation
£2,000 07/01/2021
as an additional grant to support staff, volunteer and trustee wellbeing, to assist the organisation deliver its charitable purpose more effectively
Tudor Trust - Grant to Foyer Federation
£50,000 12/11/2019
18
over 18 months to support the transition of the Federation into a strategic partnership with Social Enterprise UK, and to contribute to network support via the provision of free membership to ten ....more
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Strategic Development
£10,000 10/10/2019
5
To develop a sustainable business model and updated strategy for the organisation.
National Lottery Community Fund - Build Me Up
£49,219 10/04/2018
12
Foyer Federation will be developing an app called 'Build Me Up', which uses the principles of gamification to provide an incentive rewards scheme for positive action and behaviour by young people and ....more
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Development and Scoping the TrustYouth Movement
£15,035 29/06/2017
6
TrustYouth is a coalition made up of London Youth, Youth at Risk, Khulisa UK, NUS, TACT, Prospectus, The Foyer Federation and Three Point Zero. Collectively, their networks span housing, youth ....more
John Ellerman Foundation - Towards internal capacity building
£120,000 25/05/2017
36
Towards the core costs of a staff training and change management programme, to enable foyers to develop homeless young people while becoming more sustainable
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Foyer Federation
£300,000 19/04/2016
36
Towards unrestricted core costs to reshape and reclaim the Foyer offer and develop a more sustainable future.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Reclaiming the Foyer ethos to support positive transitions for young people
£60,000 21/03/2016
24
Foyer Federation plans to develop, test and roll out a refreshed model for UK-wide foyers, which will embed the 'advantaged thinking' strengths-based approach to working with young people across its ....more
Tudor Trust - Grant to Foyer Federation
£180,000 03/03/2016
36
over three years towards core costs to support the Federation to 're-vision' a Foyer model for the 21st century
Dulverton Trust - Core Funding
£90,000 10/06/2015
Core Funding
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Foyer Federation
£100,376 18/12/2014
Homeshare Programme
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Campus Free school development work
£10,000 15/04/2014
A grant to The Foyer Federation for Campus Free school development work
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Foyer Federation
£176,275 13/02/2013
Towards a programme that discovers, inspires and develops young leaders and demonstrates the effectiveness of its approach and philosophy in different settings.
National Lottery Community Fund - The Pop-up Talent Shop: 'Mastering the Laws of Employability Gravity'
£1,999,035 19/10/2012
36
The aim of the project is to take career-based training to disadvantaged young people in areas including estates, homeless centres, street corners and supermarkets. It will support them to overcome ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Foyer Federation
£248,001 19/04/2012
Towards Open Talent, a campaign that will challenge the deficit-based nature of many services for disadvantaged young people, investing instead in their talents and aspirations.
National Lottery Community Fund - The Pop-up Talent Shop: 'Mastering the Laws of Employability Gravity'
£37,439 20/03/2012
12
The aim of the project is to take career-based training to disadvantaged young people in areas including estates, homeless centres, street corners and supermarkets. It will support them to overcome ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Foyer Federation
£20,000 04/08/2010
12
Towards Project costs Towards the cost of developing a new approach to reduce re-offending through the education and development of young people aged 10-17 who would otherwise be in custody.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (10)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 9/10 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 26-56
  • ANDREW WARD Appointed: 2020, Occupation: Operations Manager
  • JOANNE RICH Appointed: 2020, Occupation: Company Director
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 31/08/1994, number: 1040482
  • Registered at Companies House on 24/03/1992, number: 02699839
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • 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
19 returns made; AR08: 5 days late, AR07: 146 days late, AR06: 157 days late, AR04: 9 days late,
Main office

Work.Life
Core Building
30 Brown Street
MANCHESTER
M2 1DH

Objectives

THE RELIEF OF YOUNG PERSONS WHO ARE HOMELESS OR OTHERWISE IN NECESSITOUS CIRCUMSTANCES IN PARTICULAR AND WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING BY ENCOURAGING AND ASSISTING IN THE PROVISION OF AN INTEGRATED SYSTEM OF SHORT-TERM ACCOMMODATION AND TRAINING (INCLUDING VOCATIONAL TRAINING) COUPLED WITH ADVICE AND COUNSELLING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE PROVISION OF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THE CONDITION OF LIFE.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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