Finance Score: -3
Governance Score: -2
Support Score: 15
  • Good reserves management: +3
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs high: -4
  • Narrow trustee age band: -2
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +12
Overall GiG Score: 10 ?

TRANSFORMING LIVES FOR GOOD (TLG) LTD 

We’re here because across the UK there are children finding it hard to cope for an uncomfortable number of reasons. That’s why TLG is all about helping churches to bring hope and a future to struggling children. Local churches – that’s the beating heart of TLG. In every town and city across the UK, you’ll find church communities full of ordinary people ready to make an extraordinary difference. As a Christian charity, we're confident in the impact that churches of all shapes and sizes can have in their own communities With our nationwide network of partner churches, we are committed to reaching out to some of the most vulnerable children in the UK. With expertise in school exclusions, emotional wellbeing and holiday hunger, TLG is one of the UK's fastest growing children's charities.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • Reserves management has been consistently within official guidelines

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board has little diversity in terms of age

Financial issues to consider:

  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending
  • Fundraising costs are extremely high relative to funds raised

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
31/12/22£4,745£4,962£-217£442£3,922£3,6058.71031,634
31/12/21£4,584£5,016£-432£383£3,781£3,0727.31001,230
31/12/20*£6,035£5,175£859£313£3,689£2,9696.9851,284
31/12/19£5,291£4,845£445£409£2,829£1,9814.9762,193
31/12/18£3,939£3,134£805£299£2,369£1,1774.5662,004
31/12/17£2,234£2,480£-246£211£1,564£4902.4540
31/12/16£2,175£2,471£-295£167£1,963£6753.3500
31/12/15£2,255£2,317£-62£203£2,278£9114.7490
31/12/14£2,215£2,019£196£206£1,718£7574.5410
31/12/13£1,953£1,891£62£189£1,522£5713.6310
31/12/12£2,269£1,713£555£245£2,006£4713.3310
31/12/11£1,918£1,580£337£208£2,666£6194.7310
31/12/10£1,484£1,505£-21£205£2,329£7205.7320
31/12/09£1,690£1,550£139£186£2,350£7665.9190
31/12/08£1,676£1,208£468£176£2,210£6616.6340
31/12/07£2,075£870£1,205£99£2,490£99213.7250
31/12/06£1,089£712£376£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/05£570£531£39£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/04£555£541£14£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 38%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 28.9%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 2%
Highest pay band: £60,000-£70,000
Liabilities/Assets: 54%
Liabilities/Income: 97%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 92%
Reserves/Spending: 8.7 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 2 months
Quick Ratio: 0.8
Asset Split ?
Established: 25 years

tlg.org.uk

info@tlg.org.uk

01274900373

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies HouseFacebookX
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
GiG Classification
  • Emotional support, counselling or therapy
How it operates
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Scotland, Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Defined Groups
  • 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
Tuixen Foundation£220,000
Impetus PEF£200,000
DCMS£32,706
Charles Hayward Foundation£32,500
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to TLG (Transforming Lives for Good)
£17,300 22/03/2023
Early intervention programme
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Transforming Lives for Good (TLG) Ltd
£60,000 19/07/2022
TLG bring hope and a future through education to children who are struggling due to behavioural issues and tough lives.
Impetus PEF -
£125,000 01/07/2022
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to TLG (Transforming Lives for Good)
£15,200 29/11/2021
Setting up a new TLG Education Centre in Torbay
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Transforming Lives for Good (TLG) Ltd
£60,000 23/07/2021
TLG bring hope and a future through education to children who are struggling due to behavioural issues and tough lives.
Impetus PEF -
£75,000 01/07/2021
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£32,706 17/07/2020
"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
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Transforming Lives for Good (TLG) Ltd
£50,000 24/04/2020
TLG bring hope and a future through education to children who are struggling due to behavioural issues and tough lives.
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Transforming Lives for Good (TLG) Ltd
£50,000 11/07/2019
TLG bring hope and a future through education to children who are struggling due to behavioural issues and tough lives.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (3 Years) award
£99,000 29/04/2019
TLG Make Lunch
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Transforming Lives for Good (TLG) Ltd
£20,000 21/11/2018
TLG bring hope and a future through education to children who are struggling due to behavioural issues and tough lives.
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Transforming Lives for Good (TLG) Ltd
£30,000 10/08/2018
TLG bring hope and a future through education to children who are struggling due to behavioural issues and tough lives.
Dulverton Trust - Expansion of TLG Education Centres
£81,000 14/02/2018
Expansion of TLG Education Centres
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Transforming Lives for Good (TLG) Ltd
£25,000 12/07/2017
TLG bring hope and a future through education to children who are struggling due to behavioural issues and tough lives.
Big Issue Invest - Employment Training and Education
£150,000 24/04/2017
Vulnerable young people
Nesta - AC00602
£142,291 29/03/2017
18
Growth and Sustaining Fund programme grant to TLG Grant Ref AC00602
DCMS - Follow on Funding
£71,146 29/03/2017
In April 2013, the Office for Civil Society launched the Centre for Social Action with the goal of encouraging people to make a difference through social action. As part of the Centre, the Office for ....more
Dulverton Trust - early intervention coaching in primary schools
£25,000 04/02/2015
early intervention coaching in primary schools
National Lottery Community Fund - TLG Family Support Programme
£201,877 05/03/2014
60
This is a new project in Bradford, by TLG Education Charity (TLG) which will establish a family support programme to help maximise the potential of families and young people (YP) who experience ....more
Nesta - AC00362
£327,830 07/01/2014
Centre for Social Action Innovation Fund programme grant to TLG Grant Ref AC00362
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to TLG
£80,000 05/12/2013
24
towards two years' running costs of a family partnership programme to support families with children and young people experienceing educational disadvantage throughout the UK
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (5)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 53-63
  • JOHN KIRKBY Appointed: 2017, Occupation: Founder And International Director
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 19/02/1999, number: 1074114
  • Registered at Companies House on 31/12/1998, number: 03690871
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
Other Regulators
  • Ofsted (Office For Standards In Education)
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
19 returns made; AR20: 10 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from MAKELUNCH on 21/07/2020
  • Asset transfer in from THE CHILDREN'S FOOD TRUST on 25/05/2021
  • Asset transfer in from STANSTED FAMILY CHURCH on 02/08/2023
  • Asset transfer in from SERENDIPITY GIVING on 25/04/2024
  • Asset transfer in from GLO ASHFORD CHURCH on 14/05/2024
Main office

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
HOPE PARK
BRADFORD
BD5 8HH

Objectives

A) TO RELIEVE PERSONS WHO ARE IN CONDITIONS OF NEED OR HARDSHIP OR WHO ARE AGED OR SICK AND TO RELIEVE THE DISTRESS CAUSED THEREBY IN BRADFORD AND IN SUCH OTHER PARTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OR THE WORLD AS THE DIRECTORS OF THE CHARITY MAY FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FITB) TO ADVANCE EDUCATION B SUCH MEANS AS THE TRUSTEES MAY CONSIDER APPROPRIATE IN BRADFORD AND IN SUCH OTHER PARTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OR THE WORLD AS THE TRUSTEES MAY FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FIT C) TO RELIEVE UNEMPLOYMENT BY MEANS OF PROVIDING TRAINING FOR EMPLOYMENT FOR THOSE IN FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC NEED IN BRADFORD AND IN SUCH OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD AS THE TRUSTEES MAY FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FITD) TO ADVANCE THE CHRISTIAN FAITH IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STATEMENT OF BELIEFS APPEARING IN THE SCHEDULE HERETO IN BRADFORD AND IN SUCH OTHER PARTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OR THE WORLD AS THE TRUSTEES MAY FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FITE) TO PROMOTE AND FULFIL SUCH OTHER CHARITABLE PURPOSES BENEFICIAL TO THE COMMUNITY IN BRADFORD AND IN SUCH OTHER PARTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OR THE WORLD AS THE TRUSTEES MAY FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FIT

Defined Area of Benefit:

NATIONAL AND OVERSEAS

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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