Finance Score: 7
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 6
  • Good reserves management: +3
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +6
Overall GiG Score: 19 ?

SIGNPOSTS (LUTON) 

To provide residential and supportive services for those who for many reasons and circumstances are unable to obtain appropriate accomodation to meet their needs.
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Positives:

  • Reserves management has been consistently within official guidelines
  • There has been reasonable growth in spending over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • 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

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£3,387£3,425£-39£2£1,053£1,0003.56412
31/03/22£3,355£3,367£-13£2£1,092£1,0893.9630
31/03/21£3,119£2,998£121£2£1,105£1,0714.3570
31/03/20£2,390£2,412£-22£2£984£9824.9477
31/03/19£2,309£2,305£4£0£1,006£1,0025.24615
31/03/18£2,161£2,121£40£0£1,002£9945.6450
31/03/17£2,008£1,986£22£0£961£9535.8430
31/03/16£1,915£1,936£-21£0£939£9325.8450
31/03/15£1,767£1,746£21£10£960£9526.5410
31/03/14£1,659£1,588£71£11£939£9277370
31/03/13£1,552£1,466£85£10£868£8587390
31/03/12£1,705£1,574£130£10£782£7695.9450
31/03/11£1,835£1,750£85£16£652£6374.4520
31/03/10£1,814£1,753£61£18£567£4723.2520
31/03/09£1,761£1,763£-2£14£505£4082.8490
31/03/08£1,671£1,689£-18£24£507£4213460
31/03/07£1,573£1,537£36£15£525£4383.4480
31/03/06£1,525£1,505£20£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£1,476£1,435£41£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£1,466£1,476£-10£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0.1%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0.1%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 3%
Highest pay band: £70,000-£80,000
Liabilities/Assets: 20%
Liabilities/Income: 8%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 95%
Reserves/Spending: 3.5 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 1 months
Quick Ratio: 0.6
Asset Split ?
Established: 30 years

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Accommodation/Housing
GiG Classification
  • Shelter for homeless, vulnerable & excluded people
How it operates
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Central Bedfordshire, Luton,
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups

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
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government£100,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£25,000
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation£9,091
Crisis UK£5,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 23/09/2022
Sapsworth Court
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - Refurbishment of kitchen
£5,591 20/09/2022
New kitchen for Swaysdale House
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - Client 1-2-1 Counselling
£3,500 20/01/2022
121 counselling sessions for homeless people who have experienced childhood trauma.
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government - MHCLG Homelessness Fund
£100,000 07/05/2020
Organisations supporting homelessness
Crisis UK - Grant to Signposts
£5,000 09/04/2020
IT equipment and tablets for staff and self isolating

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: 37-85
  • ANN HYDE Appointed: 1994, Occupation: Admin Officer
  • DAVID BALL (Chair) Appointed: 2016, Occupation: Retired
  • MAVI TZAIG Appointed: 2021, Occupation: Company Director
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 16/09/1994, number: 1040860
  • Registered at Companies House on 31/03/1994, number: 02914936
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
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; all on time
Main office

Unit 6
Titan Court
Laporte Way
LUTON
LU4 8EF

Objectives

THE CARE AND TREATMENT OF PERSONS OVER THE AGE OF SIXTEEN WHO THROUGH HOMELESSNESS AND OTHER ADVERSE CIRCUMSTANCES ARE IN NEED AND WHO REQUIRE SUPPORTIVE ACCOMMODATION AND SKILLED HELP TO ACHIEVE A SETTLED WAY OF LIFE AND THEIR FUTURE WELLBEING IN SOCIETY

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

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360 Giving
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