Finance Score: -5
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 10
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Volatile income: -3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +10
Overall GiG Score: 11 ?

THE BRIDGE (EAST MIDLANDS) 

The Bridge works with homeless and vulnerably housed people across the County of Leicestershire and Rutland. The Bridge delivers Early Intervention and Homelessness Prevention Services including Housing Advice, Housing Related Support, Mediation and a Single Access Point for 16 & 17 year olds.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • 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 dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • One or more trustees receive payments or benefits from the charity for providing services to the charity
  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • Unrestricted reserves appear to be dangerously low at the latest year end
  • Income has been volatile 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£1,046£1,176£-131£131£210£1932330
31/03/22£1,585£1,574£10£29£341£3392.6441
31/03/21£1,539£1,536£3£69£331£3292.6433
31/03/20£1,259£1,233£26£26£329£3273.2414
31/03/19£1,182£1,200£-18£24£303£3023404
31/03/18£1,209£1,219£-10£25£320£3203.1390
31/03/17£848£872£-24£2£331£3304.5280
31/03/16£740£718£22£2£355£3535.9250
31/03/15£728£701£27£5£333£3325.7270
31/03/14£768£757£11£4£306£3044.8290
31/03/13£788£746£42£17£296£2954.7290
31/03/12£551£581£-31£23£254£2545.2230
31/03/11*£608£527£80£22£285£2836.4230
31/03/10£579£492£88£21£204£2045190
31/03/09£462£476£-14£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£426£416£11£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£417£404£13£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£394£406£-12£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£369£347£22£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04*£332£287£44£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 12.6%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 11.2%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 50%
Liabilities/Income: 20%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 92%
Reserves/Spending: 2 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 2 months
Quick Ratio: 1.7
Asset Split ?
Established: 29 years

www.thebridge-eastmidlands.org.uk

assistance@thebridge-eastmidlands.org.uk

01509260500

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies HouseFacebookInstagramX
UN SDGs
?
Listed activities
  • Accommodation/Housing
GiG Classification
  • Shelter for homeless, vulnerable & excluded people
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Leicester City, Leicestershire, Rutland,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • 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
National Lottery Community Fund£319,222
Henry Smith Charity£138,900
Garfield Weston Foundation£100,000
Masonic Trust£59,496
The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund£15,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Masonic Trust - MCF Large Grant
£59,496 17/05/2023
talk2sort mediation for young people at risk of homelessness
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£40,000 27/01/2023
Preventing and Relieving Homelessness across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
BBC Children in Need - Grant to The Bridge (East Midlands)
£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’
National Lottery Community Fund - Community Triage Hubs
£309,238 30/06/2022
The funding will be used to provide early intervention support for people that are homeless or at risk of homelessness across Leicestershire (not Leicester City). This will be delivered by an ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to The Bridge (East Midlands)
£138,900 10/03/2022
36
towards three years' continuation funding of the salary of the Head of Programmes for an organisation delivering a range of support, advice, and assistance services for those who are homeless or at ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 29/01/2021
Housing Advice Team
The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund - Grant to The Bridge (East Midlands)
£15,000 03/12/2020
12
Covid additional main grant unrestricted core costs
Alex Ferry Foundation - AFF communuity grant
£5,000 19/06/2020
community grant
National Lottery Community Fund - Peer Support Pilot
£9,984 11/10/2019
12
Peer Support Pilot
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 10/07/2019
Application for funding towards The Bridge (East Midlands) and our Triage Centre
BBC Children in Need - Grant to The Bridge (East Midlands)
£132,443 28/02/2019
36
Talk2sort offers mediation to children and young people at risk of homelessness, family breakdown or going missing. Young people will be supported to improve communication, self esteem and have a ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Homelessness Transitions for Offenders (HTO)
£409,466 26/02/2019
36
The Bridge is a Homelessness Transitions for Offenders Service will work with people who have an offending history across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. This will include both offenders in ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to The Bridge (East Midlands)
£112,800 07/12/2017
36
towards three years' continuation funding of the salary of the Housing Services Manager at a project supporting people who have experienced homelessness or are at risk of eviction in Leicestershire ....more
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to The Bridge (East Midlands)
£20,000 15/01/2017
refurbishment of building for a charity which works with homeless people in East Midlands
National Lottery Community Fund - Housing Matters
£432,953 23/03/2016
48
Families at risk of homelessness in Charnwood, Oadby, Wigston and North West of Leicestershire areas will be provided with vital support to help them retain their accommodation and help their own ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to The Bridge
£58,836 08/10/2014
The charity supports those homeless or at risk of being so. The grant will support young people to gain housing and maintain a tenancy including moving into education and employment to enable them to ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Bridge (East Midlands)
£99,300 13/03/2014
36
towards three years' salary of the Housing Services Manager at a project in Leicestershire and Rutland that supports people to move into settled accommodation or avoid eviction
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to The Bridge
£22,000 03/02/2011
the salary of a part time Housing Support Administrator for the Housing Support Service at The Bridge
Show more rows

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 35-77
  • ASHIEDU JOEL Appointed: 2017, Occupation: Management Consultant
  • DAVID SIMS Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Senior Executive
  • HALINKA HEPWORTH Appointed: 2024, Occupation: Head Of Resourcing And Talent Acquisition
  • JOSEPH WARWICK Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Business Development Manager
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 13/11/1995, number: 1050596
  • Registered at Companies House on 17/10/1995, number: 03114996
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
  • 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; AR11: 1 days late, AR04: 1 days late,
Main office

JOHN STORER HOUSE
WARD'S END
LOUGHBOROUGH
LEICESTERSHIRE
LE11 3HA

Objectives

FOR THE RELIEF AND REHABILITATION OF HOMELESS PERSONS IN NEED IN THE EAST MIDLANDS AND IN PARTICULAR BY THE PROVISION OF ACCOMMODATION AND ASSOCIATED FACILITIES CALCULATED TO ALLEVIATE THEIR NEED. TO PROMOTE ANY OTHER CHARITABLE PURPOSE FOR THE BENEFIT OF HOMELESS PERSONS AND THOSE AT RISK OF HOMELESSNESS IN THE EAST MIDLANDS.

Defined Area of Benefit:

EAST MIDLANDS

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
Authorised officials of this charity can add information to this page (including a Donate Now button) for no cost

Tips for Selecting Charities

Which areas of philanthropy are most effective?
The text of this post is taken from an article on the Effective Altruism forum. It suggests that you can achieve the most impact by supporting causes that fight extreme poverty, improving animal welfare....more
Our Top Tips for Philanthropy
Here are some ideas to help you gain more satisfaction from your philanthropy and confidence that the causes you have selected are impactful. Engage your brain, as well as your heart You....more
How to become a Philanthropist
In this Blog we outline a strategy to help people who are new to philanthropy and for those who feel dissatisfied with the impact they are having. Effective philanthropy is immensely rewarding for donors,....more

Giving is Great