Finance Score: -3
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 19
  • Poor Liquidity: -1
  • Multiple Deficits and declines: -5
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +19
Overall GiG Score: 25 ?

HOMELESS LINK 

The charity undertakes a number of key activities. These comprise:1) Ending Homelessness2) Research and Development3) Social Enterprise4) Funds for Grant Distribution5) Membership and Campaigning
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • 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

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity is not recognised by HMRC for Gift Aid according to its latest published return
  • This charity only provides its support via other charities

Financial issues to consider:

  • Liquidity appears to have been slender at the latest year end
  • Income has been volatile and on several occasions in recent years less than spending

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£8,756£9,022£-267£12£1,151£8541.1980
31/03/22£11,470£11,871£-401£25£1,418£1,0761.1850
31/03/21£21,788£21,649£140£27£1,819£1,2130.7780
31/03/20£9,220£9,046£175£13£1,679£1,1461.5690
31/03/19£6,096£5,856£240£13£1,504£1,1132.3600
31/03/18£4,840£4,979£-139£15£1,265£9922.4540
31/03/17£4,436£4,333£103£37£1,404£1,0172.8470
31/03/16£4,111£4,009£102£41£1,301£9652.9560
31/03/15£4,048£3,780£267£28£1,188£2910.9530
31/03/14£7,727£7,627£100£47£920£8231.3520
31/03/13£11,497£11,453£44£60£821£5900.6560
31/03/12£11,034£11,807£-773£74£777£4420.4500
31/03/11£4,061£3,012£1,049£86£1,549£5332.1500
31/03/10£2,974£3,027£-53£146£500£4061.6480
31/03/09£2,596£2,549£47£59£684£5792.7400
31/03/08£2,564£2,442£122£14£637£5362.6370
31/03/07£2,040£2,044£-4£17£515£4222.5360
31/03/06£1,928£1,731£197£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05*£1,359£1,626£-267£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£1,329£1,151£178£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0.1%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0.1%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 9%
Highest pay band: £100,000-£110,000
Liabilities/Assets: 76%
Liabilities/Income: 42%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 74%
Reserves/Spending: 1.1 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 2 months
Quick Ratio: 0.3
Asset Split ?
Established: 23 years

www.homeless.org.uk

info@homelesslink.org.uk

07958417802

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Shelter for homeless, vulnerable & excluded people
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Throughout England,
Who it helps
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies

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
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government£15,553,981
DCMS£861,976
Comic Relief£700,000
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Charity£437,788
Greenwood Place£250,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£210,000
Lloyds Bank Foundation£201,854
Department of Health£182,645
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Homeless Link
£149,907 19/10/2023
36
Grant over 3 years to support influencing change at the national level
National Lottery Community Fund - Homelessness prevention into action
£115,303 07/09/2023
Funding will be used for early intervention projects to prevent homelessness through partnerships across England. The funding will cover in-house research and management costs and specialist ....more
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Charity - Homeless Link incubator
£390,326 30/03/2023
Project to identify emerging practice and test promising practice in homelessness
Department of Health - Homeless Link
£22,463 31/01/2023
Through the HW Alliance, policy teams can work collaboratively with the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations, accessing the sectors expertise and connecting policy leads ....more
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Charity - Level 3 Certificate in Providing Homelessness Services - accredited training
£47,462 26/01/2023
26
Training provided to frontline workers in homelessness at a subsidy of 50%
Greater London Authority - StreetLink (London element) and StreetLink London website
£106,668 20/01/2023
This project was match-funded by Homeless Link through fundraised contributions of £99,332. The GLA has only publised its contribution to the overall grant. This funding of £106,668 is to fund ....more
Nationwide Foundation - Housing First England additional funding - cost of living
£11,020 09/01/2023
To cover the increase in staff costs caused by the cost of living crisis
Greenwood Place - Grant to Homeless Link
£100,000 07/01/2023
Unrestricted funding
Lloyds Bank Foundation - One off gift towards cost of living crisis to Homeless Link (In-Form)
£2,250 14/12/2022
One off gift to support with the cost of living crisis
Nationwide Foundation - Housing First England additional funding
£73,108 19/07/2022
To allow the project team to stay focused on the delivery of the project that we fund the funding gap of £46k for years four and five. _x000D_ _x000D_ The last two years of the project will now ....more
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government - Voluntary and Community Sector Fund
£1,025,815 01/04/2022
Funding to frontline VCS organisationsare the main delivery agent of homelessness services
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government - Analysis and data research
£44,166 01/04/2022
This is a Data collection for rough sleeping counts & estimates, with the aims to aid the department in their rough sleeping and homelessness projects.
Nationwide Foundation - Homeless Link three month Covid funding
£8,899 02/08/2021
Three months of staff costs - not three month extension.
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government - Transformation Fund
£3,806,000 26/07/2021
Funding to support small, non-commissioned night shelter providers to embed single room accommodation as the sector standard and reduce need for emergency winter accommodation
Greenwood Place - Grant to Homeless Link
£100,000 01/07/2021
Unrestricted funding
Department of Health - Health and Wellbeing Alliance 21/22 to 23/24 Homeless Lin
£97,000 01/07/2021
Through the HW Alliance, policy teams can work collaboratively with the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations, accessing the sectors expertise and connecting policy leads ....more
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government - VCS: Homeless Link - Streetlink
£350,000 21/05/2021
Funding for service to enable members of public to connect people sleeping rough with local support services
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government - VCS: Homeless Link - Core
£778,000 21/05/2021
To deliver core services across the sector are given the direct support that they require, that the existing skills and training gaps are addressed, and that Multi-disciplinary services brought ....more
Department of Health - HWB Health And Wellbeing Alliance 21/22 - priority projects - Homeless Health Consortium
£12,182 02/04/2021
Promotion of the vaccination and booster programme for those experiencing homelessness and the people supporting them.
Lankelly Chase Foundation - Grant to Homeless Link (MEAM project)
£150,000 31/03/2021
Homeless Link (MEAM project)
Nationwide Foundation - Homeless Link Wellbeing support
£2,000 17/03/2021
Wellbeing support
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Welfare grant to Homeless Link (In-Form)
£49,697 07/12/2020
12
1 Year Grant to Homeless Link (In-Form) under the Welfare policy and influencing funding programme
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Homeless Link- Housing First England
£25,000 05/10/2020
12
towards one year's running costs of a project working to promote, support and grow a national movement of Housing First services across England.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Major Grants award - COVID19 response
£210,000 02/10/2020
Women Experiencing Homlessness Improving Gender-Informed Practice
Greenwood Place - Grant to Homeless Link
£50,000 01/10/2020
Unrestricted funding
Comic Relief - A Place to Call Home
£700,000 07/05/2020
12
COVID19 - Emergency Response - Homeless Link is requesting this emergency funding towards a grant funding programme for the homelessness sector to develop permanent housing solutions for those ....more
Department of Health - Homeless Link
£51,000 28/04/2020
See HWA summary:Working with the VCSE sector - encourange two way flow of information and inteliigence betweeen the Sector and the System.
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government - VCS: HOMELESS LINK - CORE
£800,000 01/04/2020
To deliver core services across the sector are given the direct support that they require, that the existing skills and training gaps are addressed, and that Multi-disciplinary services brought ....more
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government - VCS: HOMELESS LINK - CORE
£2,400,000 01/04/2020
To deliver core services across the sector are given the direct support that they require, that the existing skills and training gaps are addressed, and that Multi-disciplinary services brought ....more
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government - VCS: HOMELESS LINK - STREETLINK
£350,000 01/04/2020
Funding for service to enable members of public to connect people sleeping rough with local support services
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government - COVID-19 VCSE GRANT - HOMELESS LINK
£6,000,000 01/04/2020
Emergency funding delivered by Homeless Link to homelessness charities directly affected by the Coronavirus.
DCMS - Homeless Link 19/20
£861,976 01/04/2020
The project aims to provide direct support to women who are, or are at risk of, homelessness across England and to produce and disseminate evidence-based learning and resources to homelessness and ....more
The Blagrave Trust - Youth homelessness research
£40,000 21/03/2019
Research into youth homelessness
National Lottery Community Fund - Being the Difference
£50,000 11/03/2019
11
Being the Difference
Comic Relief - A Place to Call Home
£1,000,000 25/09/2018
60
Safe Place To Be Homeless Link is the national membership charity representing organisations working directly with homeless people, and those in the housing, support, health and social care sectors. ....more
Lankelly Chase Foundation - MEAM
£298,503 23/07/2018
24
Two years core funding for the MEAM coalition
Trust for London - Homeless Link
£84,000 14/06/2018
24
The funding is for the development of a new London-wide homeless sector approach to understanding and challenging the impact of welfare changes on people experiencing homelessness. Expanding Homeless ....more
Barrow Cadbury Trust - Social Investment Management Platform - Feasibility
£9,900 12/12/2017
2
Feasibility study for management information platform
Lankelly Chase Foundation - Expert Link
£278,181 17/10/2017
36
Three year core costs support to Expert Link to develop their training programme, build their network and engage with wider audiences
Department of Health - HWA T2 Homeless Link
£25,000 01/04/2017
Develop a learning resource for public health nurses (health visitors, school nurses and general practice nurses) to reduce health inequalities of homeless families
Department of Health - Homeless Link
£46,118 01/04/2017
Health and Wellbeing Alliance
Department of Health - Homeless Link
£64,500 01/04/2017
Reducing health inequalities amongst health inclusion groups
London Councils - PLUS Project
£480,956 15/02/2017
48
To strengthen the homelessness sector (voluntary, public and private) to work more collaboratively. To bring sectors together to better understand, define and identify their role in preventing ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Multiple Needs Nationwide
£2,780,681 07/11/2016
60
This project will ensure every person with multiple needs is supported by effective, coordinated services and are empowered to tackle their problems, reach their full potential and contribute to ....more
Lankelly Chase Foundation - Expert Link
£90,000 10/10/2016
12
To continue to support Expert Link’s leader to develop an initiative on lived experience and leadership, raising awareness and capturing feedback on the tools developed thus far
Lankelly Chase Foundation - MEAM Coalition
£297,773 16/03/2016
24
To enable the Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) coalition to establish a national agenda for policy change informed by frontline voices and to support areas to influence local policy; and to improve ....more
Lankelly Chase Foundation - Expert Link
£50,000 02/03/2016
12
To develop a nationally representative platform which builds the voice, power and influence of people with severe and multiple disadvantage.
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, UK Branch - Homeless Link
£30,000 01/03/2016
Final tranche of support for MEAM as a contribution to core costs of £30,000 for 2016/17.
Lankelly Chase Foundation - Multiple Needs Summit 2017
£12,000 09/01/2016
1
To support costs of the 2017 Multiple Disadvantage summit
Comic Relief - Housing First England
£210,000 25/11/2015
36
Rough sleeping has risen in the UK by 55% since 2010 and currently there is limited support for single homeless people. Rough sleepers are more likely to have poor mental and physical health, are ....more
Lankelly Chase Foundation - Expert Link
£13,900 19/08/2015
6
Development funding to scope a potential role for a national umbrella organisation that represents people affected by homelessness, mental illness, substance and alcohol misuse and re-offending.
Greater London Authority - Grant to Homeless Link
£50,000 11/08/2015
StreetLink
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Homeless Link
£148,100 09/07/2015
36
£148,100 over 3 years (£49,400, £48,700, £50,000) towards a London Development Officer, Research Officer, Policy Officer, associated running costs and the costs of events and training sessions.
Lankelly Chase Foundation - Housing First project
£218,631 08/07/2015
36
To create a movement to encourage the spread of Housing First as an approach to address homelessness.
Lankelly Chase Foundation - Housing First
£10,000 09/01/2015
5
To establish Housing First as an accessible option to all chronically homeless people with complex needs across England.
Tudor Trust - Grant to Homeless Link
£115,000 21/08/2014
36
over three years as continuation funding towards the salary of a day centres worker to promote local homelessness alliances across England
National Lottery Community Fund - Supporting people with multiple needs - Support and development
£1,012,943 30/07/2014
96
Not Available
Northern Rock Foundation - Grant awarded to Homeless Link (Northumberland)
£114,050 11/03/2014
To create an on-going learning network of frontline workers working with homeless pepole across the North East and Cumbria.
National Lottery Community Fund - Fulfilling Lives: Multiple and Complex Needs Support Contract
£48,496 19/08/2013
12
The contract between July and December will be used to provide project support, service user involvement work and inform and disseminate a policy briefing for the areas.
London Councils - London Councils Homelessness Pan-London Umbrella Support (PLUS) Project
£598,140 20/02/2013
Outcome 1 - Frontline organisations better able to deliver high quality housing provision support to the protected equalities groups and better able to deliver well informed specialist services, ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Support and Development Services for Complex Needs programme BIG001-0348
£11,049 31/01/2013
12
This contract provides support to the 15 lead partner organisations that applied for funding under the Complex Needs Programme. This includes providing independent critical friend challenge to the ....more
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Arts for all: Engaging homeless people through the arts
£64,000 18/07/2011
In support of an initiative to increase homeless people's access to arts activities by increasing homelessness agencies' capacity to deliver and build partnerships with arts organisations.
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How is it governed?

Trustees (12)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 37-70
  • DAVID SMITH Appointed: 2019, Occupation: Chief Executive
  • DEREK HEATH Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Chief Executive
  • SALMA RAVAT Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Chief Executive
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 01/11/2001, number: 1089173
  • Registered at Companies House on 31/10/2001, number: 04313826
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Campaigns and political activity 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
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • 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; AR05: 1 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from SITRA (SERVICES) on 18/05/2021
  • Asset transfer in from CHIPPENHAM STREET PASTORS on 17/11/2021
  • Asset transfer in from THE DRAYTON AND FARLINGTON ACTION GROUP on 25/10/2022
Main office

Homeless Link
3rd Floor
Minories House
2-5 Minories
London

Objectives

THE COMPANY IS ESTABLISHED FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT TO RELIEVE POVERTY, SICKNESS AND NEED WHICH IS MAINLY, BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY, CAUSED BY HOMELESSNESS OR THAT MAY RESULT IN HOMELESSNESS BY PROVIDING INFORMATION, EDUCATION, ADVICE, SYSTEMS,PROCESSES, AID AND SUPPORT TO INDIVIDUALS, ORGANISATIONS AND OTHER BODIES.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

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