Finance Score: -8
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 5
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Positive trading contribution: +2;Accounts overdue -5
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs high: -5
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +5
Overall GiG Score: 3 ?

THE ADVOCACY PROJECT 

The Advocacy Project ensures that London's most vulnerable people have meaningful choice and control over what happens in their lives. We support people living with mental health conditions, eating disorders,learning disabilities, dementia. We work with all age ranges from children and young people, adults and older people. We provide 1:1 advocacy, group advocacy and user involvement/engagement.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • More than half of total income was derived from trading and fees in the latest year
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • 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

Financial issues to consider:

  • Unrestricted reserves appear to be dangerously low at the latest year end
  • Latest accounts are overdue for filing
  • 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
31/03/22£2,533£2,449£84£0£563£4832.46710
31/03/21£2,260£2,245£15£0£479£4212.3595
31/03/20*£2,095£2,192£-97£0£464£4542.5601
31/03/19£1,766£1,754£11£0£561£5383.7690
31/03/18£1,245£1,455£-210£0£549£5394.4660
31/03/17*£1,196£1,343£-147£0£769£7616.8580
31/03/16£1,200£1,123£77£0£917£8709.3540
31/03/15£1,217£1,104£113£5£840£7287.9270
31/03/14£1,351£1,285£65£4£727£6175.8290
31/03/13£1,029£994£36£4£661£5636.8330
31/03/12£585£558£27£3£385£3517.6170
31/03/11£489£466£22£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£473£436£37£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£364£311£53£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£352£322£30£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£420£386£34£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06*£407£380£28£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£327£297£30£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£266£211£55£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: INF%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 3%
Highest pay band: £60,000-£70,000
Liabilities/Assets: 41%
Liabilities/Income: 15%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 86%
Reserves/Spending: 2.4 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 3 months
Quick Ratio: 1.9
Asset Split ?
Established: 24 years

www.advocacyproject.org.uk

ali@advocacyproject.org.uk

02089693000

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies HouseX
UN SDGs
?
Listed activities
  • Disability
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Services for people with disabilities
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Throughout London,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • 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.

Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Imperial Health Charity - Speak Up Radio – an online radio station for people with learning disabilities and mental health issues.
£29,954 01/05/2021
COVID19 related funding. This is an online radio station that will broadcast a mixture of entertainment, advice, and news for people with learning disabilities and/ mental illnesses in Westminster ....more
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£83,676 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
National Lottery Community Fund - Mental health magazine consultation
£9,997 05/10/2018
12
The project will consult with people experiencing mental health ill health, to compile a magazine addressing the issues they experience. The aim is to aid recovery, health and wellbeing.
National Lottery Community Fund - Independent Advocacy to Support People with Dementia in London
£10,000 26/07/2012
12
This is a project by a charity in Islington. The group will use the funding to put on a seminar to commissioners of adult services and care providers throughout London. This will enable the group to ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Advocacy Project
£35,000 29/06/2011
the costs of the Parents' Advocacy Project including the salary of the Professional Advocate, premises, office, management, governance and support costs

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 6/7 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 39-74
  • MICHAEL HAGAN Appointed: 2016, Occupation: Learning Disability Consultant
  • ROGER SKIPP Appointed: 2020, Occupation: Hospital Director
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 13/12/2000, number: 1084106
  • Registered at Companies House on 15/06/2000, number: 04018315
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
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
  • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • 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
19 returns made; AR20: 10 days late, AR17: 2 days late, AR06: 44 days late,
Main office

c/o SEEDs Hub
Empire Way
Wembley
London
HA9 0RJ

Objectives

THE OBJECTS FOR WHICH THE CHARITY IS ESTABLISHED IS TO PROMOTE FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT THE RELIEF OF ALL PERSONS IN NEED WHETHER BY REASON OF THEIR LEARNING DISABILITY, MENTAL HEALTH, AGE, YOUTH, PHYSICAL DISABILITY, VISUAL OR SENSORY IMPAIRMENT OR OTHER DISADVANTAGE AND/OR BUILDING THE CAPACITY OF SUCH COMMUNITIES, IN PARTICULAR (BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY) BY THE PROVISION OF, OR SUPPORTING THE PROVISION OF: 3.1 ADVOCACY, ADVICE, EDUCATION, TRAINING, COUNSELLING AND/OR PEER TO PEER MENTORING; 3.2 OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN AND IMPROVE LIFE SKILLS; 3.3 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES; AND/OR ALSO BY SUCH OTHER MEANS AS MAY BE EXCLUSIVELY CHARITABLE.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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