Finance Score: 6
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 7
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +7
Overall GiG Score: 22 ?

WIRRAL CHURCHES' ARK PROJECT 

The provision of accommodation and associated services to homeless persons
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

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£1,431£1,256£175£36£1,794£8408337
31/12/21£1,271£1,429£-159£86£1,671£7896.6357
31/12/20*£1,399£1,367£33£123£1,783£8827.7351
31/12/19£1,046£1,143£-96£0£1,706£8879.32970
31/12/18*£991£1,069£-78£0£1,802£7828.82970
31/12/17£907£870£37£0£1,677£73610.2300
31/12/16£1,002£1,001£1£0£1,640£7008.4300
31/12/15£1,009£1,006£3£184£1,639£98411.7390
31/12/14£1,275£1,168£107£0£1,636£1,02910.6390
31/12/13£1,036£973£63£0£1,529£1,00312.4390
31/12/12£964£790£174£30£1,465£1,00315.2230
31/12/11£793£735£58£14£1,291£5098.3230
31/12/10£803£693£110£14£1,233£4207.3220
31/12/09£750£591£158£14£1,123£3306.7190
31/12/08£555£605£-50£10£965£2695.3170
31/12/07£541£526£15£9£1,015£3097.1160
31/12/06£533£500£33£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/05£414£421£-7£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/04£429£378£51£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 2.5%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 2.9%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 9%
Liabilities/Income: 13%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 47%
Reserves/Spending: 8 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 3 months
Quick Ratio: 2.5
Asset Split ?
Established: 24 years

www.wirralark.org.uk

enquiries@wirralark.org.uk

01516490111

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Accommodation/Housing
GiG Classification
  • Shelter for homeless, vulnerable & excluded people
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Wirral,
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
DCMS£43,039
Masonic Trust£35,923
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government£30,000
Community Foundations for Lancashire & Merseyside£8,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Community Foundations for Lancashire & Merseyside - Grant to Wirral Churches Ark Project
£8,000 16/12/2022
To provide meals to meals to 27 residents in the Mary Cole House hostel.
Masonic Trust - MCF Freemasons COVID-19 Community Fund
£35,923 03/12/2020
The grant will enable 3 new studio flats to be created by converting the ground floor office space of the Grand Trunk building. The building already has 6 flats on the 1st and 2nd floors. This ....more
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£43,039 04/09/2020
"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
Sport England - Recovery Football Club
£3,800 22/06/2020
14
Funding under Sport England's Small Grants funding programme for a Revenue project titled Recovery Football Club . This project lists its main activity as Association Football
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government - MHCLG Homelessness Fund
£30,000 07/05/2020
Organisations supporting homelessness
Crisis UK - Grant to WIrral Churches Ark Project
£5,000 09/04/2020
Offset increased costs and loss of income
National Lottery Community Fund - The Great Escape
£9,684 20/12/2017
12
The organisation will use the funding to deliver a series of personal development and independence skills workshops and activities with homeless adults over a twelve month period. This will increase ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£6,500 06/06/2017
WCA 2017-2018 Cohort
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Wirral Churches' Ark Project
£25,000 11/10/2012
the salary costs of the Project Support Workers to extend the opening hours of the drop in service
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 42-71
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 24/01/2000, number: 1079070
  • Registered at Companies House on 20/12/1999, number: 03896833
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
19 returns made; AR20: 4 days late, AR18: 42 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from WIRRAL LIONS CLUB CHARITABLE TRUST FUND on 22/04/2024
Main office

The Ark
Mary Cole House
7 Sidney Street
Birkenhead
CH41 1BF

Objectives

1.1 THE CHARITY IS FORMED FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COMMUNITY. ITS CHARITABLE OBJECTS (“THE OBJECTS”) SHALL BE TO CARRY ON FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COMMUNITY: 1.1.1 THE BUSINESS OF PROVIDING AND MANAGING HOUSING, INCLUDING SOCIAL HOUSING, AND PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO HELP HOUSE PEOPLE AND ASSOCIATED FACILITIES, AMENITIES AND SERVICES FOR POOR AND / OR HOMELESS PEOPLE OR FOR THE RELIEF OF AGED, DISABLED (WHETHER PHYSICALLY OR MENTALLY) OR CHRONICALLY SICK PEOPLE; 1.1.2 ANY OTHER CHARITABLE OBJECT THAT CAN BE CARRIED OUT FROM TIME TO TIME BY A REGISTERED SOCIETY REGISTERED AS A PROVIDER OF SOCIAL HOUSING WITH THE REGULATOR.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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