Finance Score: 1
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 16
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Volatile income
  • spending growth: -1
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Grant maker support: +16
Overall GiG Score: 20 ?

EAST LONDON DANCE 

East London Dance is the leading producer of creative dance experiences for the people of east London and beyond. We produce inspirational projects and events to engage our diverse local communities in dance, and nurture the next generation of artists and professionals.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • 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 low relative to funds raised
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age

Financial issues to consider:

  • Unrestricted reserves appear to be dangerously low at the latest year end
  • Income has been volatile recently but spending has been maintained

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£814£940£-127£72£2,131£1662.1190
31/03/22*£1,492£792£701£66£2,257£2153.31607
31/03/21*£1,502£618£884£53£1,557£3236.3175
31/03/20£804£555£249£56£672£1623.51730
31/03/19£722£603£118£58£423£1783.51633
31/03/18*£601£561£40£45£305£1523.3170
31/03/17£607£512£95£27£266£1673.9130
31/03/16*£459£470£-11£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£388£367£21£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£388£438£-50£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£607£562£46£28£210£1112.460
31/03/12£548£445£103£14£164£260.770
31/03/11£535£673£-138£7£61£350.670
31/03/10£696£608£88£7£199£1172.350
31/03/09£548£580£-32£5£111£551.150
31/03/08£537£619£-82£6£143£641.250
31/03/07*£581£504£77£6£225£701.750
31/03/06*£547£457£90£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£473£488£-15£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£427£406£21£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 9.6%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 7.6%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 5%
Liabilities/Income: 13%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 8%
Reserves/Spending: 2.1 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 5 months
Quick Ratio: 3.4
Asset Split ?
Established: 28 years

www.eastlondondance.org

office@eastlondondance.org

02082791050

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
GiG Classification
  • Performing and visual arts
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Barking And Dagenham, City Of London, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin
  • People With Disabilities
  • 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
DCMS£500,851
Prudence Trust£375,000
Paul Hamlyn Foundation£221,000
Greater London Authority£150,000
The Linbury Trust£135,000
Esmee Fairbairn£25,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Linbury Trust - Flat Share programme - East London Dance
£135,000 13/12/2023
A grant over three years towards the Flat Share programme to support diverse and talented up-and-coming dancers and choreographers as well as using dance to engage local people.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - ELD three-strand support
£221,000 27/11/2023
East London Dance (ELD) work to inspire communities through dance, creating opportunities within dance for those least likely to receive them. This grant provides core funding to enable ELD to ....more
Prudence Trust - Renewal of youth programmes & staff wellbeing
£225,000 28/09/2023
'On The Move' youth dance programme and staff wellbeing
DCMS - Culture Recovery Fund: Continuity Support
£40,008 22/10/2021
To support cultural organisations who have received funding from the Culture Recovery Fund: Grants programme, in the first or second rounds, and can clearly demonstrate the financial need for further ....more
Prudence Trust - Youth dance programmes
£150,000 15/04/2021
Youth programmes (incl. after school programme; holiday projects; performance and events; youth support worker)
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to East London Dance Ltd
£25,000 05/05/2020
6
towards unrestricted core costs as a COVID-19 Fast Response grant
DCMS - National Portfolio Organisation 2018-22
£245,833 01/04/2020
We are the national development agency for creativity and culture. We have set out our strategic vision in Lets Create that by 2030 we want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of ....more
DCMS - East London Dance Recovery
£80,657 01/04/2020
To support Arts and Culture throughout England
DCMS - Cultural Capital Kickstart Fund
£94,033 01/04/2020
To support Arts and Culture throughout England
DCMS - East London Dance Recovery
£40,320 01/04/2020
To support Arts and Culture throughout England
Greater London Authority - East London Dance
£150,000 01/01/2020
Positive activities for young people involved in crime or at risk of crime or exclusion
London Marathon Charitable Trust - 3 Sugar House Lane
£99,000 23/01/2019
Towards Sugar House Lane a new centre for Urban Dance in Dane's Yard in Stratford, East London that includes the purpose built fitting out of 2 new dance studios. The project will provide exciting ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to East London Dance Ltd
£250,000 15/12/2016
60
Towards expansion of a programme developing creative career pathways for young people, through new partnerships in East London and nationally.
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to East London Dance Ltd
£75,000 09/05/2012
Towards the establishment of a young dance entrepreneurs scheme.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 37-71
  • JAIRAJ AMIN Appointed: 2016, Occupation: Partner, Real Estate Private Equity
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 12/03/1996, number: 1053735
  • Registered at Companies House on 04/03/1996, number: 03167185
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
20 returns made; AR22: 51 days late, AR21: 1 days late, AR18: 1 days late, AR16: 2 days late, AR07: 0 days late, AR06: 7 days late,
Main office

East London Dance
3 Sugar House Lane
LONDON
E15 2QS

Objectives

TO PROMOTE, IMPROVE, DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN PUBLIC EDUCATION IN THE APPRECIATION OF THE ART OF DANCE, IN PARTICULAR BY THE PRESENTATION OF DANCE PRODUCTIONS AND THE PROMOTION OF DANCE WORKSHOPS IN EAST LONDON

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED -- IN PRACTICE LONDON BOROUGHS OF BARKING AND DAGENHAM, HAVERING, REDBRIDGE AND WALTHAM FOREST.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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