Finance Score: -2
Governance Score: 8
Support Score: 11
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • 12+ Trustees: -1
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +5
  • Grant maker support: +6
Overall GiG Score: 17 ?

THE RAMBLERS' ASSOCIATION 

The Ramblers helps everyone, everywhere, enjoy walking and protects the places we all love to walk. We are the only charity dedicated to looking after paths and green spaces, leading walks, opening up new places to explore and encouraging everyone to get outside and discover how walking boosts your health and your happiness.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been very successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers recently
  • Spending has increased over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • There are 15 trustees whereas the Charities Commission recommends a maximum of 12
  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending
Established: 22 years

www.ramblers.org.uk

ramblers@ramblers.org.uk

02073398533

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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
30/09/23£12,053£14,183£-2,130£1,908£8,419£6,9435.910428,168
30/09/22£11,725£12,800£-1,075£1,876£10,540£8,3977.910325,610
30/09/21£9,664£10,196£-532£1,381£11,758£9,67211.49725,800
30/09/20£11,958£10,836£1,122£1,293£12,246£10,24111.310122,000
30/09/19£10,670£11,369£-699£960£11,280£9,0359.58520,000
30/09/18£14,128£10,137£3,991£634£11,940£9,67711.5830
30/09/17£9,097£8,967£130£600£7,943£5,6807.6780
30/09/16£9,617£9,250£367£628£7,797£5,6937.4680
30/09/15£10,184£8,469£1,715£1,081£7,739£5,8398.3700
30/09/14£8,906£8,293£613£1,013£6,022£5,5228690
30/09/13£8,120£7,650£470£1,084£5,405£4,7307.4680
30/09/12£7,699£7,354£345£1,267£4,934£4,4227.2720
30/09/11£8,152£7,452£700£1,340£4,583£4,0226.5670
30/09/10£8,380£7,329£1,051£1,081£3,887£3,3915.6670
30/09/09£6,793£8,132£-1,340£767£2,831£2,2773.4810
30/09/08£7,850£7,281£569£464£4,173£3,4865.7720
30/09/07£5,859£5,917£-58£538£3,671£3,1006.3570
30/09/06£5,926£5,791£136£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/05£5,926£5,543£383£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/04£5,451£5,150£301£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 16.5%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 13.5%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 5%
Highest pay band: £130,000-£140,000
Liabilities/Assets: 11%
Liabilities/Income: 8%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 82%
Reserves/Spending: 5.9 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 5 months
Quick Ratio: 5.1
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Amateur Sport
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
  • Recreation
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
Who works here?
  • 104 employees
  • 28,168 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Scotland, Throughout England And Wales,

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
Sport England£519,016
The Pilgrim Trust£50,000
County Durham Community Foundation£2,101
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
County Durham Community Foundation - 50th anniversary celebrations and social event
£2,101 18/07/2022
Towards a 50th anniversary celebrations and social event.
The Pilgrim Trust - Grant to The Ramblers' Association
£50,000 28/09/2021
12
Don't Lose Your Way - project that aims to save historic and unrecorded rights of way
Sport England - Walking for Health Sustainability & Growth
£27,216 27/11/2020
6
Funding under Sport England's Commercial work funding programme for a Revenue project titled Walking for Health Sustainability & Growth. This project lists its main activity as Rambling
Sport England - Walking for Health
£185,000 01/10/2020
29
Funding under Sport England's Tackling Inactivity funding programme for a Revenue project titled Walking for Health. This project is a Rambling project, with a focus on beneficiaries with a ....more
Sport England - Stepping Out 2018
£31,800 20/08/2019
18
Funding under Sport England's National Programme funding programme for a Revenue project titled Stepping Out 2018. This project is a Rambling project, with a focus on beneficiaries with a disability.
Sport England - Walking for Health
£275,000 26/06/2019
29
Funding under Sport England's Tackling Inactivity funding programme for a Revenue project titled Walking for Health. This project is a Rambling project, with a focus on beneficiaries with a ....more
DCMS - Building Connections Fund
£19,551 01/04/2019
Partnership project with Cruse who work with people who have been bereaved. They will combine their existing Walking for Health group with the partner group Cruse who help bereaved people. They will ....more
DCMS - Building Connections Fund
£19,551 05/01/2019
Partnership project with Cruse who work with people who have been bereaved. They will combine their existing Walking for Health group with the partner group Cruse who help bereaved people. They will ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - The Ramblers Association
£49,767 26/11/2018
24
The Ramblers Association
Sport England - Stepping Out 2018
£63,600 14/06/2018
18
Funding under Sport England's Inclusive Sport funding programme for a Revenue project titled Stepping Out 2018. This project is a Rambling project, with a focus on beneficiaries with a disability.
Sport England - Stepping Out
£14,030 01/06/2017
8
Funding under Sport England's Inclusive Sport funding programme for a Revenue project titled Stepping Out. This project is a Rambling project, with a focus on beneficiaries with a disability.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (15)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 13/15 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 25-71
  • GULSHUN REHMAN Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Business Development Consultant (Freelance)
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 29/08/2002, number: 1093577
  • Registered at Companies House on 11/06/2002, number: 04458492
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Campaigns and political activity 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
  • Investment
  • 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
20 returns made; all on time
Main office

c/o Bates Wells
Thames Exchange
10 Queen Street Place
London
EC4R 1BE

Objectives

1. THE PROVISION AND PROTECTION OF FOOTPATHS AND OTHER WAYS OVER WHICH THE PUBLIC HAVE A RIGHT OF WAY OR ACCESS ON FOOT, INCLUDING THE PREVENTION OF OBSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY2. THE PROTECTION AND ENHANCEMENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC OF THE BEAUTY OF THE COUNTRYSIDE AND OTHER AREAS BY SUCH LAWFUL MEANS AS THE TRUSTEES THINK FIT, INCLUDING BY ENCOURAGING THE PROVISION, PRESERVATION AND EXTENSION OF PUBLIC ACCESS TO LAND ON FOOT3. THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES FOR AND THE ORGANISING OF OPEN-AIR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND IN PARTICULAR RAMBLING AND MOUNTAINEERING WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE FOR THE PERSONS FOR WHOM THE FACILITIES ARE INTENDED, NAMELY THE PUBLIC AT LARGE, AND IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE (INCLUDING HEALTH)4. ADVANCING THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC IN SUBJECTS RELATING TO ACCESS TO, AND THE PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION OF, THE COUNTRYSIDE AND OF THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL PURSUITSTHE TRUSTEES MAY FURTHER THE OBJECTS PARTICULARLY BY HELPING ALL PERSONS TO A GREATER LOVE, KNOWLEDGE AND CARE OF THE COUNTRYSIDE AND URBAN OPEN SPACES, AND BY ENCOURAGING PARTICIPATION IN WALKING FOR RECREATION AND AS A MEANS OF TRANSPORT.'

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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