Finance Score: 3
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 15
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +15
Overall GiG Score: 27 ?

PLATFORM (LONDON) 

The Charity is established to promote knowledge and understanding of the natural environment and its interrelationship with the social and economic activities of humans.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • Fundraising costs are low relative to funds raised
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending

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£958£939£19£62£264£2613.31718
31/03/22£654£771£-117£22£245£2053.21432
31/03/21£720£652£67£34£362£1763.21824
31/03/20£463£461£1n/an/an/an/an/a30
31/03/19£365£406£-42n/an/an/an/an/a40
31/03/18£524£466£57£24£335£1724.470
31/03/17£394£373£20£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£451£512£-62£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£361£396£-35£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£345£421£-76£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£364£350£15£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£453£350£102£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£372£391£-19£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£457£426£31£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£344£270£74£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£410£282£128£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£323£352£-29£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£389£314£75£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05*£196£170£26£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04*£109£92£18£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 6.4%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 6.6%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 56%
Liabilities/Income: 35%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 99%
Reserves/Spending: 3.3 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 3 months
Quick Ratio: 1.3
Asset Split ?
Established: 29 years
(32 years as a company)

www.platformlondon.org

info@platformlondon.org

44 (0)20 7749 1109

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies HouseFacebookX
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
GiG Classification
  • Environment conservation & animal welfare advocacy
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • Other Defined Groups
  • 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
Esmee Fairbairn£289,500
Joseph Rowntree Foundation£250,000
Paul Hamlyn Foundation£185,800
Mark Leonard Trust£162,532
J J Charitable Trust£142,532
Lankelly Chase Foundation£100,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
J J Charitable Trust - Towards their partnership work on UK Divest
£56,060 12/10/2023
Towards their partnership work on UK Divest
Mark Leonard Trust - Towards their partnership work on UK Divest
£56,061 12/10/2023
Towards their partnership work on UK Divest
J J Charitable Trust - Supplementary grant - towards cost of living contribution
£1,071 14/03/2023
towards cost of living contribution
Mark Leonard Trust - Supplementary grant - towards cost of living contribution
£1,071 14/03/2023
towards cost of living contribution
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Shake! - pioneering youth led change that boldly fights racial and class injustice within youth and arts organisations as well as in the wider world.
£90,000 06/03/2023
Shake! uplifts the voices of young people from marginalised communities to deliver artistic and creative activism that drives social change. Shake! Is led by what young people need, using ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Platform
£18,000 13/02/2023
Towards unrestricted core costs as a Cost of Living Uplift
Mark Leonard Trust - Kick Fossil Fuels out of Football campaign
£33,333 05/05/2022
Kick Fossil Fuels out of Football campaign
J J Charitable Trust - Kick Fossil Fuels out of Football campaign
£33,334 05/05/2022
Kick Fossil Fuels out of Football campaign
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Platform
£180,000 23/02/2022
36
Towards core costs of Voices that Shake! bringing together young people, artists and campaigners to develop youth-led creative responses to social injustice.
Mark Leonard Trust - Towards their core work on the UK fossil fuel divestment movement
£52,067 09/02/2022
Towards their core work on the UK fossil fuel divestment movement and their partnership with Friends of the Earth Scotland and Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland
J J Charitable Trust - Towards their core work on the UK fossil fuel divestment movement
£52,067 09/02/2022
Towards their core work on the UK fossil fuel divestment movement and their partnership with Friends of the Earth Scotland and Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Joseph Rowntree Foundation - Grant to Platform
£250,000 27/11/2021
Core costs
Lankelly Chase Foundation - Grant to Platform London
£10,000 04/10/2021
Platform London
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Platform
£54,000 24/03/2021
1
Towards core costs from the Racialised Communities Top Up Fund
Mark Leonard Trust - On-going Divest Invest programme.
£20,000 25/02/2021
Towards its on-going Divest Invest programme.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Shake! The System: Toolkits for Transformation led by the Frontlines
£30,800 18/01/2021
Platform is a charity that combines arts, activism, education and research. This grant will fund the organisation to increase the capacity of young people with experience of marginalisation to ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Platform
£37,500 28/07/2020
6
Towards Unrestricted core costs 6 month continuaton funding whilst full application is developed
Lankelly Chase Foundation - Grant to Platform London
£90,000 27/04/2020
Platform London
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - COVID19 Emergency Funding
£10,000 16/04/2020
3
Support to aid the organisation in dealing with the challenges posed by COVID19.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Shake! The System: Toolkits for Transformation led by the Frontlines
£5,000 16/03/2020
Platform is a charity that combines arts, activism, education and research. This mini-grant supports the organisation in increasing the capacity of young people with experience of marginalisation to ....more
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Shake! The System: Toolkits for Transformation led by the Frontlines
£50,000 03/09/2019
18
To increase the capacity of young people with experience of marginalisation to initiate their own social change projects and influence the practice of youth organisations.
Mark Leonard Trust - DivestInvest Campaign
£40,000 01/05/2019
To continue the DivestInvest Campaign with local authorities in the UK.
J J Charitable Trust - DivestInvest Campaign
£40,000 01/05/2019
To continue the DivestInvest Campaign with local authorities in the UK.
Trust for London - Platform-London
£100,000 20/02/2019
36
The funding is for a community organising project that will ensure City Hall listens to the voices of Londoners with lived experiences of climate injustice and poverty. As a result the social ....more
Joseph Rowntree Foundation - Grant to Platform
£100,000 07/07/2018
36
Core costs
Mark Leonard Trust - DivestInvest programme.
£15,000 09/05/2018
Towards engagement with local government and trade unions for raising awareness of the pension and employment risks as well as the opportunities in the transition to a zero-carbon economy.
J J Charitable Trust - DivestInvest programme
£15,000 09/05/2018
Towards engagement with local government and trade unions for raising awareness of the pension and employment risks as well as the opportunities in the transition to a zero-carbon economy.
J J Charitable Trust - Divest Invest programme
£17,500 24/11/2017
For work with local government and trade unions on awareness of the pension and employment risks and opportunities during the transition to a zero-carbon economy.
Mark Leonard Trust - Divest Invest programme
£8,750 08/11/2017
For work with local government and trade unions on awareness of the pension and employment risks and opportunities during the transition to a zero-carbon economy.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation - Grant to Platform
£45,000 15/07/2017
12
Core costs
Tedworth Charitable Trust - Moving costs
£5,000 11/05/2017
Towards moving costs.
Friends Provident Foundation - Platform (London) - Using municipal energy to tackle the fuel poverty crisis
£15,000 13/09/2016
Despite the UK-wide policy enthusiasm for municipal energy, there's a gap in development work on how city energy can address fuel poverty. Municipal energy can foster local economies and tackle ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Platform
£60,000 27/06/2016
24
Towards core costs to support young people under-represented in mainstream social movements to develop creative responses to social injustice.
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Platform
£30,000 21/07/2014
Towards the core costs and project costs of Shake! - a youth project that explores the arts, race, power and the media.
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Platform
£20,000 24/07/2012
Towards the project costs of Shake! Young Voices in Arts, Media, Race & Power.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (6)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 5/6 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 30-63
  • ESRA OZKAN Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Consultant
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 25/02/1995, number: 1044485
  • Registered at Companies House on 29/10/1991, number: 02658515
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
  • 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; AR05: 72 days late, AR04: 39 days late,
Main office

Platform C/O Oxford House Charity
Oxford House
Derbyshire Street
LONDON
E2 6HG

Objectives

TO PROMOTE KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND ITS INTERRELATIONSHIP WITH THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES OF MAN BY SUCH MEANS AS THE COUNCIL OF MANAGEMENT THINK FIT.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED, IN PRACTICE, LONDON

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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