Finance Score: 3
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 16
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Grant maker support: +16
Overall GiG Score: 22 ?

HIGH TREES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST 

High Trees is Community Development Trust based in Tulse Hill, operating across Lambeth and south London. We connect with people and communities to strengthen skills and build stronger voices, delivering services in Community Education and Training, Employment and Careers Support, Children Young People and Families and Social Action.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • 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 and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age

Financial issues to consider:

  • Unrestricted reserves appear to be dangerously low at the latest year end
  • There has been a change of accounting period recently, so trends may be hard to determine

Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
N.B. data has been adjusted to reflect year end change
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
31/08/22£2,663£2,326£337£24£651£5652.92525
31/08/21?£1,897£1,679£219£24£314£2491.82425
31/03/20£1,067£1,007£60£11£96£961.12022
31/03/19£816£781£35£11£36£360.61632
31/03/18£595£606£-12£27£0£001524
31/03/17£687£704£-17£0£12£120.280
31/03/16£544£590£-46£0£29£290.680
31/03/15£731£678£53£279£75£280.590
31/03/14£488£489£-1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£416£418£-2£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£406£382£23£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£358£344£14£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£312£344£-32£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£372£437£-65£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08?*£277£304£-26£0£0£0n/a00
31/05/07£344£324£20£0£0£0n/a00
31/05/06£295£286£8£0£0£0n/a00
31/05/05£318£300£18£0£0£0n/a00
31/05/04*£367£380£-14£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0.9%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 1%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 67%
Liabilities/Income: 50%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 87%
Reserves/Spending: 2.9 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 3 months
Quick Ratio: 1.8
Asset Split ?
Established: 24 years

www.high-trees.org

admin@high-trees.org

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Amateur Sport
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Other facilities management and maintenance
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Throughout London,
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

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
The Youth Endowment Fund£570,641
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity£533,485
Henry Smith Charity£441,500
Greater London Authority£425,577
City Bridge Trust£353,000
Power to Change£314,356
Esmee Fairbairn£198,273
Walcot Foundation£163,633
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to High Trees Community Development Trust
£210,000 05/12/2023
towards three years‘ continuation funding of the running costs of a project providing employment support for people over 50 in the London Borough of Lambeth.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Lambeth Peer Action Collective (LPAC)
£150,000 02/10/2023
High Trees Community Development Trust offer targeted and local support for those most impacted by structural inequalities, helping people make meaningful changes that allow them to live happier, ....more
The Berkeley Foundation - Cost of Living Grant
£5,000 26/04/2023
One-off, unrestricted grant
The Berkeley Foundation - Cost of Living Grant
£3,000 30/03/2023
One-off, unrestricted grant
Walcot Foundation - Lambeth Peer Action Collective
£30,000 16/03/2023
High Trees is a well-established community centre that provides employment advice, training, youth provision and community organising. Lambeth Peer Action Collective is a youth-led project aimed at ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to High Trees Community Development Trust
£18,025 06/02/2023
Towards unrestricted core costs as a Cost of Living Uplift
Greater London Authority - Be.Your.Best
£425,577 24/01/2023
To upscale projects that provide high quality mentoring for disadvantaged young Londoners who need the most support. Mentoring includes high-quality youth activity that builds a trusted and positive ....more
Power to Change - HIGH TREES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST (RCF)
£10,000 12/12/2022
Grant to HIGH TREES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST (RCF)
Walcot Foundation - Cost of Living Top-Up Grant
£5,000 18/11/2022
Cost of Living Top Up Grant awarded to support small/medium-size organisations with additional costs incurred due to the cost of living crisis.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Tulse Hill Adventure Playground
£1,906 22/10/2022
We plan to provide cooking workshops for children during our after school and holiday sessions. Children will learn how to cook healthy meals, providing lunch and snacks for their friends.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to High Trees Community Development Trust
£500 20/10/2022
0
‘Cost of Living uplift: £500 to help projects meet their rising costs and respond to increased demand 31/10/2022’
Trust for London - High Trees Community Development Trust
£8,000 29/09/2022
This is a cost of living uplift for grant reference 360G-trustforlondon-MAIN-S2-02.02.2021-8968
The Youth Endowment Fund - Grant to HIGH TREES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST
£319,305 31/08/2022
The Badur Foundation - Grant to High Trees Community Development Trust
£10,000 02/08/2022
Towards furnishing the main two classrooms of the community centre
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to High Trees Community Development Trust
£116,000 07/04/2022
36
towards three years' running costs of a community project, including the salary of a Learner Support Officer and a Family Support Officer, to support people from disadvantaged communities in the ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to High Trees Community Development Trust
£330,250 09/03/2022
36
£330,250 over 3 years (£100,000; £124,000; £106,250) towards a project to build the Build Young Partnership as a vehicle for collaborative working within the voluntary and community sector.
The Berkeley Foundation - Resilience Fund payment
£29,902 05/01/2022
Resilience Fund - Year 1 Wave 1
BBC Children in Need - Grant to High Trees Community Development Trust
£1,000 15/12/2021
This project will provide training and mentoring to a project worker who will deliver money management sessions to disadvantaged children. Children will improve their life skills through developing ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to High Trees Community Development Trust
£180,248 01/12/2021
Towards project costs to develop a partnership of 9 youth & community organisations working to improve outcomes for Lambeth's most disadvantaged young people and influencing change in the youth ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to High Trees Community Development Trust
£29,894 30/07/2021
This project will deliver stay and play forest school sessions for children from families where English is their second language. The activities will improve relationships, confidence and emotional ....more
Walcot Foundation - Bounceback Tulse Hill
£99,186 26/07/2021
24
The project will provide a 1:1 job searching service, access to in-house vocational courses/training and links to employers via High Tree's sector based work academies and their prospective DWP ....more
The Youth Endowment Fund - Grant to HIGH TREES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST
£251,336 30/06/2021
The Badur Foundation - Grant to High Trees Community Development Trust
£20,000 26/06/2021
Towards the community centre refurbishment works
Trust for London - High Trees Community Development Trust
£120,000 11/06/2021
36
The funding is towards the salaries of the Community Action team working with residents across Tulse Hill to improve the built environment of social-housing residents; scale up and roll out its ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to High Trees Community Development Trust
£22,750 08/06/2021
£22,750 towards the development phase of enabling the Building Young Brixton partnership to be a vehicle for collaborative working practices within Lambeth and beyond.
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to High Trees Community Development Trust
£50,000 25/05/2021
refurbishment of buliding for a charity supporting disadvantaged minority communities in Lambeth
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 21/05/2021
High Trees Hub
Tudor Trust - Grant to High Trees Community Development Trust
£2,000 04/01/2021
as an additional grant to support staff, volunteer and trustee wellbeing, to assist the organisation deliver its charitable purpose more effectively
Power to Change - High Trees Community Development Trust (CBF)
£304,356 26/11/2020
Grant to High Trees Community Development Trust (CBF)
Co-Operative Group - Grant to High Trees
£3,678 24/10/2020
We aim to provide Saturday morning adventure play sessions to support the physical wellbeing of children and young people in Tulse Hill.
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£99,912 29/09/2020
"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
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity - Tulse Hill Neighbourhood Scheme
£505,941 23/09/2020
to provide employment support, community organising, and partnership development
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£8,212 03/07/2020
"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
BBC Children in Need - Grant to High Trees Community Development Trust
£2,925 17/06/2020
6
COVID19 - This grant will fund a toys and games lending library for children affected by poverty and deprivation who are isolated at home due to Covid-19, this will help to improve their emotional ....more
Tudor Trust - Grant to High Trees Community Development Trust
£100,000 11/06/2020
36
over three years to support the development of a partnership approach between a number of community and youth organisations in Lambeth
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to High Trees Community Development Trust
£115,500 07/05/2020
36
towards three years' project costs of an over 50s employment support programme in Lambeth
Walcot Foundation - COVID19 - Connecting Tulse Hill
£24,447 24/04/2020
12
High Trees plan to roll out a well-being 'check in' service to up to 300 vulnerable Lambeth Tulse Hill residents, all of whom fall below the threshold for local authority support (i.e. not in the ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to High Trees Community Development Trust
£116,165 24/04/2020
36
This project will deliver a variety of youth work activities to young people affected by local deprivation in Lambeth. The activities will improve wellbeing, improve life skills and improve peer ....more
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity - High Trees COVID check-in
£27,544 22/04/2020
High Trees Covid Check-in to provide advice, wellbeing support, and digital access to the vulnerable people they work with
CAF - Grant to High Trees Community Development Trust
£9,870 09/04/2020
3
Grant to High Trees Community Development Trust to support the organisation through COVID19
The London Community Foundation - Grant to High Trees Community Development Trust
£3,100 06/04/2020
Funding will be used to equip staff, tutors and volunteers with mobile phones to carry out our existing and new emerging services remotely during this time: -check-in service for all service users ....more
Sport England - Adventure
£7,050 23/01/2020
11
Funding under Sport England's Small Grants funding programme for a Revenue project titled Adventure. This project is a Multi Sports project, with a focus on younger beneficiaries.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to High Trees Community Development Trust
£4,548 15/11/2019
We want to support adults with basic literacy, via a one-to-one learning programme, delivered by local volunteers.
Walcot Foundation - Walcot Career/Employment Advice (retainer for working with Over-30s with complex needs)
£5,000 23/09/2019
12
The Careers Adviser would provide face-to-face support including thorough Initial Assessment and Personalised Career Planning plus tailored employability support such as labour market analysis, job ....more
Sport England - Summer 2019 Activities
£9,624 05/08/2019
2
Funding under Sport England's Small Grants funding programme for a Revenue project titled Summer 2019 Activities. This project is a Multi Sports project, with a focus on younger beneficiaries.
National Lottery Community Fund - Saturday Adventure Play
£9,715 18/07/2019
12
The funding will be used to run Saturday play sessions for children and parents. The project aims to encourage children's development and bring people together to strengthen community ties.
The Badur Foundation - Grant to High Trees Community Development Trust
£5,800 13/06/2019
Towards professional plans for the refurbishment of the community centre
Trust for London - High Trees Community Development Trust
£85,000 05/06/2019
24
The funding is for the salaries of Community Action Manager and Community Organiser and expenditure to work with residents across Tulse Hill to improve the living environment of social housing and ....more
Walcot Foundation - Walcot Career/Employment Advice (April-Sep 2019)
£25,000 31/01/2019
12
Walcot Career/Employment Advice (April-Sep 2019)
Greater London Authority - Young Londoners Fund
£858,107 14/01/2019
Building Young Brixton (BYB) is a Lambeth based partnership of 6 local youth, community and education specialists, working together to provide a multifaceted service for young people affected by ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - A Place For All (HTCDT)
£549,996 23/11/2018
48
The project aims to improve skills for life and work, and to enable communities to become more actively and civically engaged whilst strengthening the local voluntary and community sector and ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to High Trees Community Development Trust
£30,000 31/07/2018
36
A life coaching programme for young people experiencing local deprivation and at risk of becoming involved in crime. The activity will improve self-belief, emotional resilience and aspirations.
Sport England - High Spirits
£8,997 23/07/2018
11
Funding under Sport England's Small Grants funding programme for a Revenue project titled High Spirits. This project is a Multi Sports project, with a focus on younger beneficiaries.
Walcot Foundation - Step In-Step Up
£75,000 17/07/2018
36
Step In-Step Up
DCMS - 100710 Community Organisers
£17,500 01/04/2018
To train and support 100 community organisers over a 3 year period
Walcot Foundation - Walcot Career/Employment Advice (2018/19)
£50,000 20/03/2018
12
Walcot Career/Employment Advice (2018/19)
National Lottery Community Fund - Strength in Words
£9,896 21/02/2018
12
This project will provide adult literacy workshops and tutoring for people experiencing issues such as mental and physical ill health. This will encourage them to improve their skills and ....more
DCMS - Tampon Tax Community Fund
£5,000 16/01/2018
YOUthCOACH works towards improving the skills and confidence of young women through developing personal assets and perceptions of self. The modular programme supports individuals to work through 3 ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to High Trees Community Development Trust
£3,160 04/08/2017
A new adventure playground will be a safe, nurturing environment for children and young people to socialise, play and learn.
Walcot Foundation - Step Up
£40,000 18/07/2017
12
Step Up
National Lottery Community Fund - Tulse Hill Together - a series of cultural events and activities
£10,000 13/10/2016
12
This project will use the funding to celebrate the diversity and many cultures of the Tulse Hill community in Lambeth. Six events will be held across the year showcasing the different cultures, ....more
Walcot Foundation - Youth Employment Service
£25,000 03/03/2016
12
Youth Employment Service
Walcot Foundation - Work Up
£80,000 24/07/2015
24
Work Up
Walcot Foundation - Homework Clubs
£10,000 23/03/2015
12
Homework Clubs
Walcot Foundation - Youth Employment Support Service
£60,000 05/03/2013
Youth Employment Support Service
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (6)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 43-82
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 28/02/2000, number: 1079581
  • Registered at Companies House on 27/05/1998, number: 03573630
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; AR08: 88 days late, AR04: 172 days late,
Main office

HIGH TREES
ST. MARTINS LEARNING CENTRE
220 UPPER TULSE HILL
LONDON
SW2 2NS

Objectives

THE COMPANY IS ESTABLISHED FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT WITHIN THE AREA OF ST MARTIN'S ESTATE, LAMBETH, WITH THE FOLLOWING OBJECTS:-(A) TO RELIEVE PERSONS WHO ARE IN CONDITIONS OF NEED, HARDSHIP OR DISTRESS BY REASON OF THEIR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES;(B) TO ADVISE OR ASSIST IN THE PROVISION OF HOUSING ACCOMMODATION FOR PERSONS IN CONDITIONS OF NEED, POVERTY, OR DISTRESS, INCLUDING THOSE SUFFERING FROM A PHYSICAL OR MENTAL HANDICAP, ON TERMS APPROPRIATE TO THEIR MEANS;(C) TO PROMOTE THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION AND LEARNING, INCLUDING TRAINING IN SKILLS RELEVANT TO SECURING EMPLOYMENT;(D) TO ADVANCE PUBLIC EDUCATION AND INVOLVEMENT IN THE ARTS;(E) TO PROVIDE FACILITIES FOR PUBLIC RECREATION OR OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE;(F) TO PROMOTE OTHER SUCH CHARITABLE PURPOSES FOR THE GENERAL BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC RESIDENT ON ST MARTIN'S ESTATE, LAMBETH AND THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBOURHOOD.

Defined Area of Benefit:

ST MARTIN'S ESTATE IN THE LONDON BOROUGH OF LAMBETH

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