Finance Score: -7
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 10
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Multiple Deficits and declines: -5
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +10
Overall GiG Score: 6 ?

THE BOOTH CENTRE 

The Charity delivers a co-produced activities and arts programme, a volunteering programme and education, training, signposting, employment support, health support and access to external services through weekly clinics. We also work strategically internally and externally, with people marginalised by homelessness, to try to eradicate homelessness in Manchester.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • Spending has increased over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government
  • The Board appears to be dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • 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 and on several occasions in recent years 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£767£1,193£-426£119£372£2882.91930
31/03/22*£893£917£-24£162£798£68692060
31/03/21£1,019£1,138£-119£147£821£8218.71850
31/03/20£988£860£128£113£940£94013.117110
31/03/19£966£918£48£127£812£81210.617150
31/03/18£741£762£-21£100£764£76412170
31/03/17£703£781£-78£58£785£78112120
31/03/16£632£530£102£49£864£86419.6120
31/03/15£616£475£140£25£761£72318.3120
31/03/14£499£352£146£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£432£273£159£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12*£340£286£54£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£281£243£38£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£237£203£34£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£254£253£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£296£237£59£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£263£216£47£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£208£183£25£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£166£161£5£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£145£128£17£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 15.7%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 9.9%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 7%
Highest pay band: £60,000-£70,000
Liabilities/Assets: 38%
Liabilities/Income: 29%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 77%
Reserves/Spending: 2.9 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 4 months
Quick Ratio: 2.3
Asset Split ?
Established: 27 years

www.boothcentre.org.uk

admin@boothcentre.org.uk

01618352499

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Shelter for homeless, vulnerable & excluded people
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Manchester City, Salford City,
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups

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£290,874
Garfield Weston Foundation£50,000
Comic Relief£36,200
Crisis UK£34,950
The Clothworkers Foundation£25,000
MACC£17,993
Greater Manchester Mayor's Charity£16,000
Manchester City Council£9,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Booth Centre
£25,000 18/10/2023
Refurbishment and refitting of a social café kitchen for a charity which works with homeless people in Manchester
The Shears Foundation - Booth Centre
£5,500 11/07/2023
Pilot: Co-production in fundraising
National Lottery Community Fund - Booth Centre Social Cafe
£281,424 24/01/2023
The funding will be used by the Booth Centre over three years to strengthen connections and improve opportunities for people affected by homelessness in Manchester. They will continue to run their ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Wellbeing Activities for People Affected by Homelessness
£9,450 08/07/2022
The funding will be used to run a programme of wellbeing activities including arts sports and gardening for people affected by homelessness. The project aims to empower people to come together to ....more
Sport England - Jubilee Fund - Boxing to Beat Homelessness
£6,690 07/06/2022
This project will restart and expand the Centre's boxing group that ran before COVID. The project will run 50 sessions.
MACC - Caring & Sharing Rochdale
£1,140 02/05/2022
Migrant Destitution Fund GM, awards to pre-vetted applicant organisations of up to £80 on behalf of individual destitute migrants and other people with no recourse to public funds
MACC - Manchester Refugee Support Network
£360 02/05/2022
Migrant Destitution Fund GM, awards to pre-vetted applicant organisations of up to £80 on behalf of individual destitute migrants and other people with no recourse to public funds
MACC - Mustard Tree
£390 02/05/2022
Migrant Destitution Fund GM, awards to pre-vetted applicant organisations of up to £80 on behalf of individual destitute migrants and other people with no recourse to public funds
MACC - Supporting People In Need
£1,120 02/05/2022
Migrant Destitution Fund GM, awards to pre-vetted applicant organisations of up to £80 on behalf of individual destitute migrants and other people with no recourse to public funds
MACC - Growing Together Levenshulme
£800 14/04/2022
Migrant Destitution Fund GM, awards to pre-vetted applicant organisations of up to £80 on behalf of individual destitute migrants and other people with no recourse to public funds
MACC - Manchester Refugee Support Network
£160 14/04/2022
Migrant Destitution Fund GM, awards to pre-vetted applicant organisations of up to £80 on behalf of individual destitute migrants and other people with no recourse to public funds
MACC - Mustard Tree
£560 14/04/2022
Migrant Destitution Fund GM, awards to pre-vetted applicant organisations of up to £80 on behalf of individual destitute migrants and other people with no recourse to public funds
MACC - The Booth Centre
£160 14/04/2022
Migrant Destitution Fund GM, awards to pre-vetted applicant organisations of up to £80 on behalf of individual destitute migrants and other people with no recourse to public funds
MACC - The Eagle's Wing
£560 14/04/2022
Migrant Destitution Fund GM, awards to pre-vetted applicant organisations of up to £80 on behalf of individual destitute migrants and other people with no recourse to public funds
MACC - Women Asylum Seekers Together
£1,920 01/04/2022
Migrant Destitution Fund GM, awards to pre-vetted applicant organisations of up to £80 on behalf of individual destitute migrants and other people with no recourse to public funds
Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust - The Booth Centre - 03/03/22
£1,500 14/03/2022
Core Funding
Crisis UK - Grant to The Booth Centre
£25,000 28/01/2022
The Booth Centre is a community centre in Manchester run for and with people affected by homelessness. We are funding an expansion of its prevention service to provide specialist employment, ....more
MACC - The Booth Centre
£1,847 30/11/2021
Big Change MCR, awards to pre-vetted applicant organisations on behalf of individual people escaping homelessness
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Booth Centre
£3,890 23/10/2021
We'd like to provide healthy, nutritious meals for people who are homeless, from our warm, welcoming café at the Booth Centre.
MACC - The Booth Centre
£800 14/10/2021
Big Change MCR, awards to pre-vetted applicant organisations on behalf of individual people escaping homelessness
MACC - The Booth Centre
£1,511 24/09/2021
Big Change MCR, awards to pre-vetted applicant organisations on behalf of individual people escaping homelessness
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£50,000 25/06/2021
The Booth Centre Core Costs
MACC - The Booth Centre
£3,586 14/07/2020
Big Change MCR, awards to pre-vetted applicant organisations on behalf of individual people escaping homelessness
Comic Relief - The Booth Centre Recovery Funding
£36,200 23/06/2020
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COVID19 Recovery funding
Greater Manchester Mayor's Charity - Grant to The Booth Centre
£9,500 14/05/2020
Towards the core costs which include increased cleaning costs, additional hours for kitchen staff and PPE for staff and volunteers.
MACC - The Booth Centre
£3,080 27/04/2020
Big Change MCR, awards to pre-vetted applicant organisations on behalf of individual people escaping homelessness
Crisis UK - Grant to The Booth Centre
£9,950 09/04/2020
Funding for staffing & materials for new Connecting Through Activities programme, to reduce dependence on Daycentre longer-term
Manchester City Council - Grant to The Booth Centre
£9,000 01/04/2020
Employment Support Outcomes Funding
Greater Manchester Mayor's Charity - Grant to The Booth Centre
£6,500 30/03/2020
Supporting initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
One Manchester - Inspirational People Exhibition
£4,000 01/04/2019
Sponsorship of inspirational people exhibition at The Booth Centre
Comic Relief - Safe Homes for All
£222,202 06/03/2019
60
The Booth Centre is a day centre that offers advice, activities and support to homeless people in Manchester. The Comic Relief funded project 'Safe Homes for All' will support service users to find ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Booth Centre
£12,179 19/11/2018
We need funding to provide free, healthy and nutritious meals for homeless people in a fun and friendly café environment.
Sport England - TIED - Booth Centre Sports Programme
£8,350 04/01/2018
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Funding under Sport England's Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage Small Award funding programme for a Revenue project titled TIED - Booth Centre Sports Programme. This project lists its ....more
DCMS - ALB-TIED - Booth Centre Sports Programme
£8,350 04/01/2018
Funding under Sport England's Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage Small Award funding programme for a Revenue project titled 'TIED - Booth Centre Sports Programme'. This project lists its ....more
Comic Relief - Safe Homes
£120,835 15/07/2015
36
Booth Centre aims to support the most vulnerable homeless people, including rough sleepers and destitute migrant workers, who are experiencing abuse, violence and/or exploitation on a daily basis. ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Changing Lives
£495,584 11/10/2010
60
This project gives homeless people in Manchester and Salford the opportunity to learn new skills, gain qualifications, increase their self esteem and confidence, improve their health, and to move on ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (10)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 05/06/1997, number: 1062674
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
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR22: 64 days late, AR12: 20 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from GERTRUDE MACKENNAL TRUST on 07/02/2020
Main office

Edward Holt House
Pimblett Street
Manchester
M3 1FU

Objectives

(1) THE RELIEF OF HOMELESS PERSONS AND OTHERS WHO ARE IN CONDITIONS OF NEED, HARDSHIP OR DISTRESS (2) TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF SUCH PERSONS

Defined Area of Benefit:

MANCHESTER AND SALFORD

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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