Finance Score: 4
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 13
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +13
Overall GiG Score: 23 ?

HACKNEY EMPIRE LIMITED 

Provision of theatre facilities to advance public education and appreciation of the arts and to provide recreation and leisure time occupation in the interests of social welfare with the object of improving the conditions of life, particularly of the inhabitants of the London borough of Hackney.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • Fundraising costs are unusually 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

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£3,353£3,663£-310£45£8,694£2,3587.7920
31/03/22£2,919£3,304£-385£50£8,818£1,7846.5430
31/03/21£1,902£1,664£238£35£9,136£1,2689.1380
31/03/20£3,247£3,181£66£52£8,892£7492.8900
31/03/19£2,796£3,104£-308£34£8,741£2230.9960
31/03/18£2,952£3,957£-1,005£72£8,966£-121-0.4970
31/03/17*£3,104£3,825£-721£143£9,837£870.31090
31/03/16£2,947£3,517£-570£118£10,481£1800.61250
31/03/15£3,136£3,543£-407£85£10,985£7652.6370
31/03/14£2,912£3,488£-576£72£11,338£5011.7440
31/03/13*£3,863£3,674£189£83£11,855£3931.3350
31/03/12£2,345£3,002£-657£55£11,666£-420-1.7320
31/03/11*£2,687£2,641£46£22£12,324£-352-1.6260
31/03/10£2,907£3,696£-789£33£12,277£-1,291-4.2690
31/03/09*£3,185£4,145£-960£46£13,066£-1,158-3.4730
31/03/08*£2,784£4,000£-1,216£48£14,026£-805-2.4690
31/03/07*£2,981£3,721£-739£62£15,242£-333-1.1210
31/03/06*£2,824£3,739£-915£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05*£3,544£3,142£402£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04*£5,500£1,372£4,128£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 1.7%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 1.2%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 2%
Highest pay band: £70,000-£80,000
Liabilities/Assets: 9%
Liabilities/Income: 24%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 27%
Reserves/Spending: 7.7 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 6 months
Quick Ratio: 2.9
Asset Split ?
Established: 27 years
(37 years as a company)

www.hackneyempire.co.uk

info@hackneyempire.co.uk

02085104500

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
GiG Classification
  • Amusement and recreation services
How it operates
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
Where it operates
  • Hackney,
Who it helps
  • The General Public/Mankind
Who works here?
  • 92 employees

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£1,259,824
Esmee Fairbairn£145,800
The Foyle Foundation£50,000
Backstage Trust£35,000
BBC Children in Need£34,500
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Hackney Empire Ltd
£120,000 01/11/2023
Towards core costs to support the role of Head of Learning and Participation
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Hackney Empire Ltd
£2,300 13/02/2023
Towards unrestricted core costs as a Cost of Living Uplift
Backstage Trust - Capital grant
£35,000 03/08/2022
Fire alarm and public address system replacement
The Foyle Foundation - Arts
£50,000 11/07/2022
towards replacing ageing stage lighting infrastructure with energy efficient LED lighting
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Hackney Empire Ltd
£30,500 31/01/2022
This grant will fund an inclusive arts outreach programme for disabled and neuro-diverse children and young people in Hackney and support them to increase independence, confidence and self-esteem, ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award - COVID19 response
£30,000 19/06/2020
Hackney Empire Capital Improvement Programme CHANGED to core costs
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Hackney Empire Ltd
£4,000 17/06/2020
6
COVID19 - This grant will fund online activities for disadvantaged children and young people in Hackney isolated due to Covid-19 and to help increase self-esteem and confidence, manage feelings and ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Hackney Empire Ltd
£23,500 05/05/2020
6
towards unrestricted core costs as a COVID-19 fast response grant
DCMS - Hackney Empire NPO
£375,295 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 - Hackney Empire CRF
£585,064 01/04/2020
To support Arts and Culture throughout England
DCMS - Hackney Empire CRF
£299,465 01/04/2020
To support Arts and Culture throughout England
DCMS - Hackney Empire NPO
£368,514 01/04/2019
£1.6bn invested in the key arts and culture infrastrucure organisations in England for a 4 year period
DCMS - Hackney Empire small capital 2019
£400,000 01/04/2019
Capital works that enable Hackney Empire to build its organisational stability and financial resilience, whilst increasing its environmental performance and enhancing audience experience. Comprising ....more
Nesta - AC00880
£13,000 28/03/2019
12
Amplified programme grant to Hackney Empire Grant Ref AC00880
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Hackney Empire Ltd
£30,000 22/11/2018
36
Young people with special educational needs and physical disabilities will create original theatre. This will result in emotional wellbeing, positive empowerment and positive relationships.
DCMS - Hackney Empire NPO
£368,514 01/04/2018
Hackney Empire NPO
DCMS - Leadership development programme
£7,000 01/04/2018
Leadership development programme
DCMS - Hackney Empire NPO
£92,129 01/04/2018
To support Hackney Empire NPO
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Hackney Empire Ltd
£199,000 12/09/2017
60
Towards the costs of staff posts to support the development of new artistic and business models which aim to increase artistic ambition and artist and audience diversity.
Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation - Grant to Hackney Empire
£16,485 22/07/2015
HACKNEY HARLEM
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (11)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 9/11 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 40-78
  • SOHEB PANJA Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Company Director
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 24/04/1997, number: 1062085
  • Registered at Companies House on 02/10/1986, number: 02060996
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
  • 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; AR17: 1 days late, AR13: 21 days late, AR11: 1 days late, AR09: 76 days late, AR08: 117 days late, AR07: 22 days late, AR06: 2 days late, AR05: 1 days late, AR04: 1 days late,
Main office

Hackney Empire Limited
291 Mare Street
LONDON
E8 1EJ

Objectives

TO ADVANCE PUBLIC EDUCATION AND APPRECIATION OF THE ARTS AND TO PROVIDE THE THEATRE FACILITY FOR RECREATION AND LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE WITH THE OBJECTS OF IMPROVING THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE OF THE SAID PERSONS.

Defined Area of Benefit:

HACKNEY

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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