Finance Score: 6
Governance Score: 5
Support Score: 9
  • Good reserves management: +3
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Mainly male board: -1
  • Grant maker support: +9
Overall GiG Score: 20 ?


Welfare Service providing food, shelter, counselling, resettlement advice, medical and dental care, and a street outreach service working with rough sleepers and those deeply entrenched. Social Enterprise where we restore furniture and white goods for sale, providing work experience and training in vocational and life skills.
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  • Reserves management has been consistently within official guidelines
  • 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
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board is predominantly male

Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
Cost £k
Funds £k
Funds £k
Staff Volun-

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 8.8%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 8.6%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 4%
Highest pay band: £60,000-£70,000
Liabilities/Assets: 12%
Liabilities/Income: 7%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 89%
Reserves/Spending: 5.7 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 4 months
Quick Ratio: 5.4
Asset Split ?
Established: 28 years

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Listed activities
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Shelter for homeless, vulnerable & excluded people
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout England,
Who it helps
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People With Disabilities

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
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation£247,701
Home Office£120,691
Garfield Weston Foundation£90,000
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government£80,000
Barrow Cadbury Trust£50,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
To be used for
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Noah Enterprise
£2,406 21/10/2023
NOAH provides services for more than 750 of our most vulnerable people in Luton. We assist with food, clothing, help and advice, accommodation assistance, medical aid and translation.
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - Warm hub micro grant to maintain space for the community
£500 24/03/2023
141 Park St Luton
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 24/02/2023
Tackling the cost of living crisis by opening up support pathways for rough sleepers, homeless people, and the people living in poverty in Luton and across Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - Woodwork and sewing workshops as an expansion of their training and educational programme.
£4,000 03/02/2023
Woodwork and sewing workshops
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - Day centre core costs
£76,000 05/01/2023
NOAH Enterprise Day Centre
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - The warm space funding will enable us to keep the room open and comfortable. We will employ a cleaner to look after the space and we will have dedicated staff nearby who can provide well-being advice and support if required. We will also need to pay more for energy this winter and so funding will help to support that additional cost.
£1,000 17/11/2022
141 Park St Luton LU1 3HG
National Lottery Community Fund - Becoming workplace ready: Moving from the streets to employment
£10,000 04/03/2022
The funding will be used to provide training opportunities for homeless people. The project aims to support this group into employment by teaching new skills.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 29/10/2021
Opening up pathways of long-term support to rough sleepers, homeless people, and the people facing poverty in Luton and across Bedfordshire
Home Office - EU Settlement Grant Scheme Funding
£66,666 01/04/2021
This grants scheme will enable organisations to provide practical support to vulnerable EU citizens to help them make their EU Settlement Scheme application by 30 June 2021 and continuing support ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - From the streets to employment: access to training during COVID-19 and beyond
£10,000 11/02/2021
The funding will be used to purchase laptops to access online learning for disadvantaged people including those who have experienced homelessness. The project aims to enable people to participate in ....more
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - NOAH Enterprise Daycare Centre
£81,710 22/12/2020
Grant to NOAH Enterprise
Barrow Cadbury Trust - COVID-19 - NOAH Enterprise
£50,000 07/10/2020
To enable Noah to continue to provide welfare services to increasing numbers of migrants who are sleeping rough or at risk of homelessness
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 26/06/2020
NOAH Work Taster Programme
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government - MHCLG Homelessness Fund
£80,000 07/05/2020
Organisations supporting homelessness
Crisis UK - Grant to NOAH Enterprise
£4,660 09/04/2020
PPE, cleaning , takeaway containers, TV, reconnection flights for Rough Sleepers who want to return home
Home Office - EU Settlement Grant Scheme Funding 21/22
£54,025 01/04/2020
This grants scheme will enable organisations to provide practical support to vulnerable EU citizens to help them make their EU Settlement Scheme application by 30 June 2021 and continuing support ....more
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - Grant to NOAH Enterprise
£84,491 30/01/2020
NOAH Enterprise Daycare Centre
Wates Family Enterprise Trust - NOAH Enterprise
£10,000 27/11/2019
Support for the Welfare Centre and Catering where we will support around 700 people in Bedfordshire (mainly Luton) in the year.
Home Office - EU Settlement Grant Scheme Funding 2019-20
£39,966 01/04/2019
This grants scheme is enabling organisations to provide practical support to vulnerable EU citizens through information-giving, advice and provision of technology and assistance to help them make ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Progressing towards independence
£399,785 31/10/2018
This project aims to support homeless people in Luton to make the transition towards employment through the offer of outreach, welfare, life skills, training, business engagement and work experience. ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 18/04/2018
The Furniture Store
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - The Luton Academy
£7,500 22/03/2018
Grant to NOAH Enterprise
National Lottery Community Fund - NOAH Community Hub Bedford
£10,000 23/11/2016
This project will run IT and English sessions, as well as employability training, for local people. This will improve the employability of local people to increase their chances of finding jobs.
Masonic Trust - Welfare Support Worker
£45,000 19/10/2016
Part-funding for a Welfare Support Worker to help vulnerable clients to stabilise their lives, address underlying problems and become more independent.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Noah Enterprise
£95,500 10/03/2016
towards three years' running costs of a project providing training and work experience in woodwork and carpentry for homeless and vulnerable people in Bedfordshire
National Lottery Community Fund - Restoring Lives
£48,995 27/11/2014
Not Available
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to NOAH Enterprise
£75,000 02/05/2013
Towards developing and delivering a new training programme to support homeless and disadvantaged adults into employment.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Noah Enterprise
£57,000 14/03/2012
towards three years’ salary of the Retail Supervisor at a social enterprise working with homeless and long term unemployed people from Luton
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 6/7 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 38-73
  • LUKE BAILEY Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Chief Financial Officer
  • PATSY MILLS Appointed: 2021, Occupation: Director Of Hr & Operations
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 12/12/1996, number: 1059672
  • Registered at Companies House on 11/09/1996, number: 03248392
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
  • 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; AR13: 2 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from DUNSTABLE AND DISTRICT DISABLED SPORTS on 09/11/2021
Main office

C/O Foxley Kingham
260-270 Butterfield
Great Marlings



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Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
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