Finance Score: -5
Governance Score: 2
Support Score: 13
  • Volatile income & significant deficit in latest year: -5
  • No PartB
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Mainly female board: -1
  • Grant maker support: +13
Overall GiG Score: 10 ?

THE PARENT HOUSE TRUST 

The Parent House provides mentoring, training and support for parents and carers of children around Islington and Kings Cross to enable them to enter employment, enhance their qualifications,knowledge and/ imorove their well-being. By helping these key people within social groups, the charity helps their families and their community.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • Spending has increased over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • 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 dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board is predominantly female

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • Income has been volatile recently and was significantly lower than spending in the latest year

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£198£288£-91n/an/an/an/an/a45
31/03/22£314£255£60n/an/an/an/an/a40
31/03/21£271£227£44n/an/an/an/an/a36
31/03/20*£254£232£21n/an/an/an/an/a75
31/03/19£218£225£-6n/an/an/an/an/a30
31/03/18£207£228£-20£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£310£228£81£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£203£225£-22£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£223£217£6£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£158£181£-23£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£142£128£14£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12*£101£124£-23£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£135£162£-28£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£150£175£-25£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£159£168£-10£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08*£206£195£11£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07?*£117£214£-97£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05*£200£186£14£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 29 years

www.theparenthouse.org.uk

info@theparenthouse.co.uk

02078371383

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Other Charitable Purposes
GiG Classification
  • Practical support, advice & companionship
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Camden, Islington,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • 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
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington£165,000
Cripplegate Foundation£145,973
Paul Hamlyn Foundation£102,000
Henry Smith Charity£75,000
Tudor Trust£62,000
DCMS£50,418
Garfield Weston Foundation£35,000
National Lottery Community Fund£19,630
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Foyle Foundation - Learning (MGS)
£15,000 28/11/2023
towards SEND Friends Peer Parenting Training, one-to-one specific support, and SEND Workshops Support
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Grant to The Parent House (TPH)
£5,000 27/04/2023
12
Wellbeing support of staff and volunteers.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 24/04/2023
Core funding supporting disadvantaged parents with multiple issues including reducing poverty, and developing skills, family relationships and well-being to improve life chances
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Grant to The Parent House (TPH)
£100,000 19/04/2023
36
Core funding supporting disadvantaged parents/ families.
National Lottery Community Fund - Parents Peer- led Money Matters Project
£10,000 03/03/2023
The funding will be used to train new volunteers to carry out consultations and deliver workshops to help people deal with the impact of the cost of living crisis. The project aims to provide peer ....more
London Catalyst - The Parent House - 1
£3,000 07/02/2023
Weekly Mindfulness, Relaxation and Wellness Sessions for parents
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Strengthen core skills, improve wellbeing and access opportunities
£2,000 18/01/2023
The Parent House is a charity that supports parents in Islington. They aim to reduce poverty and social inequality for families by building parents' confidence and skills through provision of ....more
True Colours Trust - Towards a peer support programme for the parents of children with SEND
£9,989 14/06/2022
Towards a peer support programme for the parents of children with SEND
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Strengthen core skills, improve wellbeing and access opportunities
£40,000 07/12/2021
24
The Parent House is a charity that supports parents in Islington. They aim to reduce poverty and social inequality for families by building parents' confidence and skills through provision of ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£10,000 05/11/2021
The Parent House - contribution towards Core costs
National Lottery Community Fund - Parent Knife Crime Ambassadors @ the Parent House
£9,630 05/11/2021
The funding will be used to deliver the next stage of support and training to Parent Knife Crime Ambassadors. The project aims to support and further develop the skills of the parents including ....more
Tudor Trust - Grant to Parent House Trust
£60,000 26/10/2021
24
over two years as unrestricted continuation funding for a charity supporting parents facing challenges in and around King's Cross, London
Cripplegate Foundation - Grant To The Parent House
£31,000 19/10/2021
Peer Community Outreach
Cripplegate Foundation - Grant To The Parent House
£10,000 06/10/2021
Catalyst
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to The Parent House
£75,000 11/08/2021
36
towards three years' running costs of an organisation providing support for parents of families from disadvantaged communities in the London Borough of Islington.
Cripplegate Foundation - Grant To The Parent House
£45,000 19/05/2021
The Parent House Core Funding
Cripplegate Foundation - Grant To The Parent House
£8,348 28/01/2021
Peer Consultation Support (PCS) for Familes with special needs children
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Covid-19 Emergency Funding
£20,000 20/01/2021
12
The Parent House aims to reduce poverty and social inequality for families living in Islington. It supports parents who can choose from a range of accredited vocational and education courses to suit ....more
Tudor Trust - Grant to Parent House Trust
£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
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£50,418 29/09/2020
"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
Cripplegate Foundation - Grant To The Parent House
£10,625 01/07/2020
Grant extension
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Grant to The Parent House (TPH)
£60,000 29/04/2020
36
Core funding to enable the Parent House to support, connect and empower families.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - The Parent House Core Costs
£40,000 03/12/2019
24
Core funding to help the organisation to meet the needs of parents experiencing disadvantage in Islington through mentoring, courses and one to one support.
Greater London Authority - The Parent House
£9,552 02/12/2019
Small Grants Programme 2019/20
Cripplegate Foundation - Grant To The Parent House
£31,000 25/11/2019
Peer to Peer Outreach in the Community
The Pilgrim Trust - Grant to The Parent House Trust
£7,086 19/09/2019
11
Peer Mentoring Project
Cripplegate Foundation - Grant To The Parent House
£10,000 10/07/2019
Catalyst
Tudor Trust - Grant to Parent House Trust
£90,000 12/04/2018
36
over three years towards core costs to support the development of services, evaluation, joint working and dissemination at a charity working with families in Islington, North London_x000D_
Cripplegate Foundation - Grant To The Parent House
£40,846 29/11/2017
Community Outreach Project
Cripplegate Foundation - Grant To The Parent House
£10,000 04/10/2017
Catalyst
Cripplegate Foundation - Grant To The Parent House
£155,000 07/03/2016
Towards core costs
Cripplegate Foundation - Grant To The Parent House
£38,866 27/01/2016
Towards the costs of a Community Outreach Programme
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to The Parent House
£75,000 09/02/2015
36
towards three years' running costs of a project providing support services for vulnerable families in the London Borough of Islington
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Parent House
£30,000 29/05/2012
Towards the salaries of the parent-to-parent mentoring programme.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Winton & Co - The Parent House
£75,000 14/03/2012
36
towards three years' running costs of a family support project in the London Borough of Islington
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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

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 15/12/1995, number: 1051440
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Other Regulators
  • Ofsted (Office For Standards In Education)
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
  • 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
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
18 returns made; AR20: 8 days late, AR12: 1 days late, AR08: 130 days late, AR07: 230 days late, AR05: 101 days late,
Main office

THE PARENT HOUSE
55 CALSHOT STREET
LONDON
N1 9AS

Objectives

THE TRUSTEES SHALL HOLD THE TRUST FUND AND ITS INCOME UPON TRUST TO APPLY THEM FOR THE FOLLOWING OBJECTS (THE OBJECTS:(A) TO ADVANCE THE WELL-BEING AND DEVELOPMENT OF PARENTS, CARERS AND CHILDREN, IN PARTICULAR THROUGH EDUCATION, SUPPORT AND TRAINING FOR EMPLOYMENT AND VOLUNTARY WORK, ESPECIALLY BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY BY THE PROVISION OF PROGRAMMES FOR LITERACY, NUMERACY AND OTHER BASIC SKILLS INCLUDING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY, LANGUAGE CLASSES AND COMMUNITY AND FAMILY LEARNING, AND ALSO THE PROVISION OF COUNSELLING, MENTORING, INFORMATION AND ADVICE ON EDUCATION, PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, FINANCE AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE AND EMPLOYMENT AND THE PROVISION OF SUCH SERVICES AND SUPPORT AS PARENTS AND CARERS MAY REASONABLY REQUIRE SO AS TO BENEFIT BOTH THEM, THEIR CHILDREN AND THE COMMUNITY;(B) TO PRESERVE, PROTECT AND PROMOTE HEALTH INCLUDING BY THE PROVISION OF INFORMATION AND ADVICE AND CLASSES ON HEALTH, NUTRITION AND CHILD CARE;(C) TO RELIEVE POVERTY BY ANY CHARITABLE MEANS, INCLUDING BY THE PROVISION OF ADVICE, INFORMATION AND SUPPORT, THE PROVISION OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES AND CHILD CARE AND THE PROVISION OF GUIDANCE ON EDUCATION, TRAINING AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR WORK AND VOLUNTARY SERVICE FOR PARENTS, CARERS, REFUGEES, ETHNIC MINORITIES, DISPLACED PEOPLE AND OTHER DEPRIVED AND NEEDY GROUPS IN THE COMMUNITY;(D) TO PROVIDE OR ASSIST IN THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES FOR RECREATION OR OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE; AND(E) TO PROMOTE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF CHARITIES WHICH ARE ESTABLISHED FOR OBJECTS SIMILAR TO ANY OR ALL OF THE OBJECTS SET OUT ABOVE AND THE EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE APPLICATION OF RESOURCES FOR SUCH OBJECT OR OBJECTS BY PROMOTING AND DISSEMINATING PROGRAMMES AND MODELS OF ACTIVITY, PROJECTS OF GOOD PRACTICE DEVELOPED OR CARRIED OUT BY THE CHARITY TO COMMUNITIES, ORGANISATIONS AND SCHOOLS NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY IN ANY APPROPRIATE FORM OR FORMAT, AND BY THE DELIVERY OF SERVICES GENERALLY.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

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