Finance Score: -3
Governance Score: 2
Support Score: 11
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Multiple Deficits and declines: -5
  • No PartB
  • No volunteer policy: -2
  • Narrow trustee age band: -2
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +8
Overall GiG Score: 10 ?

ANCIENT TREE FORUM 

to promote the protection and preservation of ancient trees, and their associated wildlife, for the benefit of the public;
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Although this charity works with volunteers it does not have a Volunteer Management policy
  • The Board has little diversity in terms of age
  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • 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£116£137£-21n/an/an/an/an/a56
31/03/22£149£145£4n/an/an/an/an/a36
31/03/21£68£91£-23n/an/an/an/an/a100
31/03/20£148£122£26n/an/an/an/an/a100
31/03/19£123£88£35n/an/an/an/an/a100
31/03/18£109£80£28£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£84£60£23£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£64£59£5£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£72£82£-10£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£44£47£-3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£39£29£10£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£3£3£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£2£1£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£2£2£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09*£13£5£8£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£5£1£4£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£34£5£30£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£11£4£7£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05*£4£4£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04*£8£7£2£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 26 years

www.ancienttreeforum.org.uk

admin@ancienttreeforum.co.uk

07897709652

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies HouseFacebookX
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
  • General Charitable Purposes
GiG Classification
  • Environment conservation & animal welfare advocacy
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides human resources
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • 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
John Ellerman Foundation£90,000
Esmee Fairbairn£86,867
Garfield Weston Foundation£65,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£40,000 21/12/2023
24
Strategy Success 2: 2024-2027 (for core costs)
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 22/04/2022
Ancient Tree Forum - Strategy Success 2022-2025
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Ancient Tree Forum (ATF)
£60,000 20/10/2020
12
Towards Unrestricted core costs to locate and protect ancient trees, engaging people to connect with nature.
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Ancient Tree Forum (ATF)
£26,867 12/05/2020
6
towards unrestricted core costs as a COVID-19 Fast Response grant
John Ellerman Foundation - salary of the CEO
£90,000 25/07/2019
36
Towards the salary of a new CEO to develop their work specialising in the conservation of ancient and veteran trees and their habitats
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Ancient Tree Forum (ATF)
£138,388 11/10/2017
36
Towards salary and other costs of the development officer, and additional support to build the organisation’s capacity to support the conservation of ancient and veteran trees, through increasing ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Ancient Tree Forum (ATF)
£110,100 13/11/2013
Towards core costs, to allow the organisation to become self-sufficient and advance efforts to locate, protect and manage ancient trees in the UK.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (10)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 9/10 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 37-55
  • LUKE BARLEY Appointed: 2021, Occupation: National Trees And Woodland Adviser
  • THOMAS HILL Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Trees & Woodland Adviser
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 14/08/1998, number: 1071012
  • Registered at Companies House on 10/06/1998, number: 03578609
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
  • 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
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR09: 30 days late, AR05: 250 days late, AR04: 829 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from ECOTRANSYLVANIA on 23/06/2022
Main office

85 Great Portland Street
First Floor
London
W1W 7LT

Objectives

TO PROMOTE THE PROTECTION AND PRESERVATION OF ANCIENT AND OTHER VETERAN TREES, AND THEIR ASSOCIATED WILDLIFE, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC TO PROMOTE STUDY AND RESEARCH IN THE BIOLOGY, ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION OF ANCIENT AND OTHER VETERAN TREES AND THEIR ASSOCIATED WILDLIFE AND TO DEVELOP THE BEST TECHNIQUES FOR THEIR CONSERVATION TO PUBLISH AND DISSEMINATE INFORMATION ON ANCIENT AND OTHER VETERAN TREES AND THEIR ASSOCIATED WILDLIFE, AND ON TECHNIQUES FOR THEIR MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION TO FOSTER UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION OF THE BIOLOGICAL, CULTURAL, HISTORIC AND AESTHETIC VALUE OF ANCIENT AND OTHER VETERAN TREES

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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