Finance Score: 5
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 12
  • Good reserves management: +3
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Deficit latest year: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +12
Overall GiG Score: 23 ?

QUAKER SOCIAL ACTION 

Our vision is of a just world, where people put people first. We aim to enable people on low incomes in East London to seek solutions to the issues affecting their lives. To do this, we will listen to and respond to the needs of the community by running practical, sustainable and collaborative projects. We will share our work with others when it is clear that it has the potential to bring benefits
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • Reserves management has been consistently within official guidelines
  • 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
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • Income was 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£1,686£1,925£-239£108£1,736£9305.83237
31/03/22£1,598£1,528£71£105£1,907£88574239
31/03/21£2,137£1,381£757£95£1,840£7916.93920
31/03/20£1,390£1,178£212£90£1,083£69173681
31/03/19£1,209£1,156£53£61£871£57762396
31/03/18£863£1,167£-303£90£818£4494.6280
31/03/17£1,008£1,045£-37£59£1,121£7588.7230
31/03/16£998£1,102£-105£51£1,158£1,05511.5290
31/03/15£994£1,205£-211£97£1,262£1,17111.7250
31/03/14£1,097£1,032£66£91£1,474£1,37816210
31/03/13£1,609£873£737£90£1,408£1,30718180
31/03/12£839£832£7£76£671£5387.8180
31/03/11£927£895£32£89£664£5186.9200
31/03/10£1,055£984£71£78£632£5036.1200
31/03/09£1,145£1,086£59£193£560£4254.7290
31/03/08£1,064£953£111£159£499£4175.3230
31/03/07*£819£828£-9£168£389£2954.3190
31/03/06£770£792£-22£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£695£757£-62£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£866£897£-31£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 6.8%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 5.6%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 6%
Liabilities/Income: 7%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 54%
Reserves/Spending: 5.8 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 7 months
Quick Ratio: 8.8
Asset Split ?
Established: 26 years

www.quakersocialaction.org.uk

info@qsa.org.uk

02089835030

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Education/Training
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • 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
Pears Foundation£200,000
Dulverton Trust£105,000
Trust for London£84,700
DCMS£75,047
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington£60,000
The Segelman Trust£55,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£25,000
Esmee Fairbairn£17,480
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Trust for London - Quaker Social Action
£84,700 16/11/2023
15
The funding is for 4in10.
Dulverton Trust - Down To Earth 2023-25
£105,000 19/10/2022
Down To Earth 2023-25
The Segelman Trust - Grant to Royal College of Music
£50,000 12/07/2022
To support RCM Sparks - the College’s Learning and Participation programme, providing an accessible pathway of musical learning from the early years.
Pears Foundation - Grant to Quaker Social Action
£50,000 18/10/2021
Core Funding
Tudor Trust - Grant to Quaker Social Action
£2,000 21/01/2021
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
£75,047 05/10/2020
"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
The Segelman Trust - Covid-19 Response Grant to Quaker Social Action
£5,000 15/05/2020
3
For technology and service adaptations to provide an expanded funeral support programme and an online mindfulness programme and to provide wellbeing support for staff
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Quaker Social Action
£17,480 05/05/2020
6
towards unrestricted costs as a COVID-19 Fast Response grant
Pears Foundation - Grant to Quaker Social Action
£50,000 14/04/2020
12
COVID19 capacity grant
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Grant to Quaker Social Action
£60,000 29/01/2020
36
Made of Money: Supporting east London families facing poverty through targeted work to improve their financial confidence and capability.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 27/12/2019
Homestore
Pears Foundation - Grant to Quaker Social Action
£100,000 11/10/2019
24
Core funding
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Quaker Social Action
£103,195 09/04/2019
36
Towards core costs to support UK-wide strategic work to further reduce the inequalities and injustices of funeral poverty by influencing government and the funeral industry
Tudor Trust - Grant to Quaker Social Action
£105,000 27/02/2019
36
over three years as continuation funding towards the Down to Earth project working to combat funeral poverty and debt in East London
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Quaker Social Action
£24,150 07/02/2019
purchase of a van for a charity which works with homeless people in London
The Segelman Trust - Grant to Quaker Social Action
£105,000 13/11/2018
36
To support the core costs of the organiation
Pears Foundation - Grant to Quaker Social Action
£50,000 17/10/2018
12
Core funding
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Quaker Social Action
£3,530 29/11/2017
Homestore collects donated furniture from East Londoners and gets it to local families in need. Help us with fuel costs to keep us trucking.
Trust for London - Quaker Social Action
£30,000 02/03/2017
18
The funding is towards the Fair Funerals campaign which is the only funeral poverty campaign in the UK.
Pears Foundation - Grant to Quaker Social Action
£100,000 03/10/2016
24
Core funding
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Quaker Social Action
£150,000 06/04/2016
36
Towards core costs to develop and expand the UK's only practical support service for people on low incomes needing to arrange an affordable but meaningful funeral.
Tudor Trust - Grant to Quaker Social Action
£75,000 27/07/2015
36
over three years towards the running costs of the Down to Earth project on affordable funerals for people on low incomes in East London
Tudor Trust - Grant to Quaker Social Action
£5,000 11/09/2014
over one year as an unrestricted grant in memory of Stephen Lloyd, to be used towards the core costs of an organisation which works to support people on a low income in East London
Dulverton Trust - Made of Money National Training
£30,000 11/06/2014
Made of Money National Training
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Quaker Social Action
£28,000 31/07/2012
the costs of the Knees Up project, including staff costs and overheads
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Quaker Social Action
£94,015 30/09/2010
32
Towards Project costs Towards the salary of the manager to establish and develop Down to Earth.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (9)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 32-74
  • ABHAYA JITENDRA Appointed: 2020, Occupation: Campaigns And Public Affairs Advisor
  • ELLIE HALE Appointed: 2016, Occupation: Associate At Cast
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 16/04/1998, number: 1069157
  • Registered at Companies House on 09/03/1998, number: 03524063
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
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR07: 1 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from QUAKER HOMELESS ACTION on 09/02/2023
Main office

17 OLD FORD ROAD
LONDON
E2 9PJ

Objectives

THROUGH INNOVATIVE SCHEMES DESIGNED TO PROMOTE SOCIAL JUSTICE AND THE PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL WELFARE OR INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS, TO WITNESS QUAKER TESTIMONIES, TO THE EQUALITY OF ALL HUMANKIND, TO TRUTH, PERSONAL INTEGRITY AND PEACE, AND TO PROMOTE CO-OPERATION AND HARMONY BETWEEN ALL PEOPLE.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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