Finance Score: -4
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 12
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Excess reserves: -4
  • Volatile income: -3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +12
Overall GiG Score: 17 ?


Ashford Place provides help and support to people on Housing, Health and Employment. Ashford Place is also a community centre offering a social activities
Analysis by Giving is Great


  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • One or more trustees receive payments or benefits from the charity for providing services to the charity

Financial issues to consider:

  • This charity has substantial assets and unrestricted reserves of £3,471,189 available, equivalent to 47 months of spending and so may not be able to utilise additional funding
  • Income has been volatile recently

Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
Cost £k
Funds £k
Funds £k
Staff Volun-

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 6%
Liabilities/Income: 25%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 97%
Reserves/Spending: 47 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 18 months
Quick Ratio: 7.3
Asset Split ?
Established: 21 years


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Listed activities
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Amateur Sport
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Other Charitable Purposes
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Shelter for homeless, vulnerable & excluded people
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout London,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind

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
National Lottery Community Fund£1,025,007
Henry Smith Charity£129,200
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington£90,000
City Bridge Trust£69,800
Crisis UK£66,830
Garfield Weston Foundation£50,000
Wolfson Foundation£31,000
The Clothworkers Foundation£20,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
To be used for
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Ashford Place
£129,200 18/08/2023
towards three years' running costs of a project providing support for people affected by homelessness in the London Borough of Brent.
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Ashford Place
£1,800 26/05/2023
£1,800 (4.5 days) to provide a Refresher Eco Audit.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 17/02/2023
Supporting Disadvantaged People from Brent
National Lottery Community Fund - Community Action on Dementia (CAD) - Brent: Building on Success
£462,017 27/01/2023
This project will use funding to support Brent’s residents voluntary sector and businesses to continuously improve services across Brent to make it a dementia-friendly borough.
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Ashford Place
£20,000 02/02/2022
refurbishment of building for a charity supporting older people in Brent
National Lottery Community Fund - Carers supporting each other
£8,818 07/01/2022
The funding will be used to create a peer led carer support network. The project will provide sign posting services & advice via guest speakers in addition to peer support. The project aims to ....more
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Grant to Ashford Place
£90,000 24/09/2021
Reducing the isolation of 400 older people from North West London each year.
Wolfson Foundation - Grant to Ashford Place
£31,000 10/06/2021
Construction of a resource centre providing community well-being services for older people
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 11/12/2020
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Ashford Place
£68,000 22/09/2020
£68,000 over two further and final years (2 x £34,000) for work to support local people with dementia.
Crisis UK - Grant to Ashford Place
£66,830 17/09/2020
Ashford Place's Boost Up Young Homeless project addresses gaps in homelessness provision for people under 25. It provides rapid rehousing for young people in the private rented sector, complete with ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - London Funders - Ashford Place Covid-19 Crisis Response
£80,011 11/05/2020
The funding will be used to provide a telephone support line and individual and group digital support sessions including access to counselling. Beneficiaries will include people affected by ....more
Mercer's Charitable Foundation - COVID19 Rapid Response Fund Grant to Ashford Place
£6,420 09/04/2020
Funding to cover essentials as well as money to support those who cannot access their banks.
National Lottery Community Fund - CAD-Brent Dementia Hub project
£474,161 20/09/2019
CAD-Brent Dementia Hub project
Mercer's Charitable Foundation - Grant to Ashford Place
£50,000 22/01/2019
Ashford Place older person wellbeing project for people aged 55 -95+.
City Bridge Trust - Eco audit to Ashford Place
£3,000 31/12/2018
£3,000 to provide an eco-audit.
National Lottery Community Fund - Dementia Voices Brent
£10,000 14/09/2018
The project will continue to support those living with dementia by training local community groups with different backgrounds to open their own dementia cafés. The aim to increase knowledge across ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 05/07/2018
Ashford Place support for homeless, disadvantaged and vulnerable people of London Borough of Brent.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Ashford Place
£4,767 29/11/2017
We want to fund an advice clinic for people in crisis at a local food bank.
National Lottery Community Fund - Independent Lifestyles
£78,492 02/10/2017
Ashford Place is a charity based in the London Borough of Brent who support people living with a combination of homelessness, substance abuse and mental ill health. Their approach combines ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Ashford Place
£99,900 27/07/2017
£99,900 over three years (£33,000; £33,300; £33,600) for the salary of a part-time Dementia Café Co-ordinator (3 days per week), project activity costs and overheads.
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Ashford Place
£86,500 04/07/2017
Generations of Learning
National Lottery Community Fund - Independent Lifestyles
£499,035 03/03/2016
Support for people in crisis to meet their immediate needs, resolve problems and provide a platform of stability and support enabling people to take control. They will provide all year round crisis ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Ashford Place
£105,000 17/09/2015
towards three years' salary of a Project Coordinator at a new assessment centre providing direct access emergency accommodation and support for rough sleepers in London
National Lottery Community Fund - Cricklewood Migrant Workers Support Group
£10,000 20/06/2013
This is a project by a charity in Brent. The group will use the funding to run outreach work to support migrant workers who are unable to speak English to seek training and employment opportunities.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 29-69
  • MEGAN GOMM Appointed: 2021, Occupation: Hr Director
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 12/05/2003, number: 1097475
  • Registered at Companies House on 02/04/2002, number: 04407339
Gift Aid
  • 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
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR13: 22 days late, AR11: 1 days late, AR07: 1 days late, AR06: 1 days late, AR04: 24 days late,
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The Charity's objects (the “Objects) are the prevention and relief of poverty, homelessness and unemployment by the provision of advice, housing, practical assistance and by conducting of research into factors that contribute to them, the relief of those in need by reason of youth, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage by the provision of advice, accommodation and services, the advancement of health, well-being and social isolation by provision of advice and services and the promotion of beneficial activities for people in Cricklewood, the London Borough of Brent and throughout London.

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