Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 0
Support Score: 6
  • No PartB
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • All male board: -3
  • Grant maker support: +6
Overall GiG Score: 6 ?

WISE THOUGHTS 

Wise Thoughts creates dynamic local, national and international arts initiatives, cross-arts initiatives, and deliver non-clinical services that help address social and cultural justice issues for the Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex (LGBTQI) communities. We work as consultants and advice organisations on wider diversity and inclusion.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board is completely male

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 recently and was substantially in excess of 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£158£104£54n/an/an/an/an/a11
31/03/22£239£160£79n/an/an/an/an/a13
31/03/21£227£217£10n/an/an/an/an/a10
31/03/20£100£99£2n/an/an/an/an/a12
31/03/19£53£55£-1n/an/an/an/an/a10
31/03/18£53£55£-1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£58£64£-6£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£78£71£8£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£100£81£19£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£41£44£-3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£66£80£-14£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£109£105£4£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£129£126£3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£127£123£4£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£101£105£-4£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£86£85£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£88£75£13£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£31£54£-23£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£62£54£8£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£48£52£-4£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 25 years

www.wisethoughts.org

info@wisethoughts.org

02088899555

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
GiG Classification
  • Reducing racial tensions
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin
  • People With Disabilities
  • 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
National Lottery Community Fund£261,423
DCMS£50,000
City Bridge Trust£26,370
The London Community Foundation£10,821
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Wise Thoughts
£225,568 21/05/2021
The group is using funding to promote a better understanding of the intersectionality within LGBTQI+ communities especially those from BAME/QTIPOC communities to statutory and voluntary policy makers ....more
The London Community Foundation - Grant to Wise Thoughts
£10,821 31/03/2021
1
Funding is requested to support the delivery of our programme of services and activities to support BAME / LGBTQI+ people living working studying or socialising in Haringey and London. The funding ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Wise Thoughts
£9,600 15/12/2020
0
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Wise Thoughts
£16,770 28/09/2020
towards the cost of a services coordinator to deliver a volunteer befriending service to provide support to LGBT+ communities to prevent suicide and reduce the increased sense of social isolation due ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Response to COVID-19
£35,855 25/06/2020
6
Wise Thoughts (WT) will use the funding to provide support to people Haringey including LGBTQI+ communities who are experiencing social isolation and loneliness due to the crisis.
DCMS - Wise Thoughts Recovery
£50,000 01/04/2020
To support Arts and Culture throughout England
National Lottery Community Fund - Wise Thoughts Creative Cultural Hub (CCH) LGBT+ Services
£114,867 31/05/2018
36
This project will address the needs local lesbian, gay, transgender / transsexual plus (LGBT+) community through activities such as art, dance yoga, creative writing and mindfulness. It will provide ....more
Greater London Authority - Grant to Wise Thoughts
£5,000 01/09/2015
Increasing and supporting skills based volunteering
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Wise Thoughts
£21,900 29/01/2014
The charity supports LGBT /BME communities. Their new hub will offer support including access to advice, health support and volunteering which will lead to improved confidence, improved health and ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Wise Thoughts / Gaywise - Community Cultural Hub
£177,402 11/02/2013
60
This is a new project that aims to establish a centrally located community hub in Wood Green library to improve the lives of LGBT people, living, working, socialising or studying in Haringey. The hub ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (6)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 5/6 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 42-71
  • SAKIB KHAN Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Freelance Marketing, Arts Consultant / Artist
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 30/09/1999, number: 1077616
  • Registered at Companies House on 21/04/1999, number: 03758786
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment 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
  • 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; all on time
Main office

2ND FLOOR
WOOD GREEN CENTRAL LIBRARY
HIGH ROAD
WOOD GREEN
LONDON
N22 6XD

Objectives

TO PROMOTE PRINCIPALLY SOUTH ASIAN ARTS IN SOCIETY FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE INHABITANTS OF UK AND ELSEWHERE, BY DEVELOPING PUBLIC APPRECIATION OF SOUTH ASIAN ARTS AND BY IMPROVING PUBLIC ACCESS TO, AND THE QUALITY OF, THE ARTS, AND THE PROMOTION OF HUMAN IMMUNO DEFICIENCY VIRUS/ ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME ISSUE THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF ARTS AND IN PARTICULAR (BUT WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING) THE COMPANY SHALL SEEK: 1. TO IMPROVE STANDARDS OF PRACTICE AND APPRECIATION OF SOUTH ASIAN ARTS; 2. TO PROMOTE, ADVANCE, ENCOURAGE, AND ASSIST IN THE PRACTICE, PRESENTATION, AND STUDY OF SOUTH ASIAN ARTS; 3. TO BRING FORTH ISSUES RELATED TO HIV/AIDS AND DIVERSE SEXUAL, CULTURAL AND ETHNIC IDENTITIES THROUGH ITS CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS 4. TO BRING TOGETHER AND CO-ORDINATE THE EFFORTS OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES, BODIES, ORGANISATIONS, SOCIETIES AND INDIVIDUALS CONCERNED OR INTERESTED IN THE ATTAINMENT OF ALL OR ANY OF THE OBJECTS OF THE COMPANY.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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