Finance Score: 2
Governance Score: -2
Support Score: 8
  • Poor Liquidity: -1
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Only 3 Trustees: -2
  • Grant maker support: +8
Overall GiG Score: 8 ?

PRAGYA 

Pragya enables sustainable development for the poorest, most neglected communities in remote and marginal societies, in a way that preserves and promotes local cultures and fragile ecosystems. Our grassroots programmes include: food, agriculture and rural livelihoods; conservation and renewable energy; education; empowering women and minorities; health, safe water and sanitation; and disasters.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity is not recognised by HMRC for Gift Aid according to its latest published return
  • There are only 3 trustees

Financial issues to consider:

  • Liquidity appears to have been slender at the latest year end
  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending
Established: 24 years

www.pragya.org

info@pragya.org

02037700393

Charity Commission for England and WalesFacebookX
UN SDGs
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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£558£842£-284£16£30£260.420
31/03/22£683£501£182£17£314£290.720
31/03/21£529£397£132£25£132£60.220
31/03/20£51£123£-72n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/19£184£205£-21n/an/an/an/an/a1
31/03/18£333£446£-113£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£485£399£86£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£386£299£86£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£250£236£14£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£229£211£18£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£158£164£-6£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£140£165£-25£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£151£141£9£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£238£218£21£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£182£181£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£73£73£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£5£4£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£4£4£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£4£3£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04*£5£4£1£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 2.9%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 1.9%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 15%
Liabilities/Income: 1%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 88%
Reserves/Spending: 0.4 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 0 months
Quick Ratio: 6.6
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
  • Overseas Aid/Famine Relief
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
Who works here?
  • 2 employees
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nepal,

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
Brian Mercer Trust£30,000
JAC Trust£28,558
Charles Hayward Foundation£15,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to PRAGYA
£15,000 25/11/2022
Decontamination and protection of 10 water sources and WASH project in Samburu County in Kenya
JAC Trust - Reducing water stress and risk of displacement among pastoralists in Kenya’s arid lands through community-led Water Resource Management
£28,558 03/11/2021
Project to support 10 pastoralist communities to protect water sources, conserve water use and manage water more equitably.
Brian Mercer Trust - Grant to Pragya
£30,000 15/04/2021
36
Supporting smallhoder farmers in Western Kenya develop cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPS)
Comic Relief - Investigating the effectiveness of peer support networks in strengthening rural capacity for maternal and child healthcare in northern Kenya
£9,629 25/11/2015
Women and children in remote, arid lands of northern Kenya have very poor health and nutrition. Many women die during pregnancy and childbirth, and many children die from malnutrition or other ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Food security for Himalayan smallholders
£499,907 18/12/2013
60
Food security for Himalayan smallholders

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (3)
Current Trustees appointed

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 20/09/2000, number: 1082476
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
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR04: 1 days late,
Main office

The Foundry
17
Oval Way
London

Objectives

TO ASSIST IN THE RELIEF OF NEED AND ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT BY THE PROMOTION OF ECOLOGICALLY SENSITIVE SOLUTIONS TO THE MAINTENANCE OF PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL ENVIRONMENTS IN WHICH ALL FORMS OF LIFE SHALL BE ABLE TO FLOURISH AND NATURAL RESOURCES SHALL BE CAPABLE OF UTILISATION FOR MANKINDTO RAISE FUNDS TO SUPPORT PRAGYA (INDIA) AND PRAGYA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT ACTION AND RESEARCH (PRAGYA INTERNATIONAL)

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED, IN PRACTICE WORLDWIDE

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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