Finance Score: 3
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 12
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Deficit latest year: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +12
Overall GiG Score: 24 ?

BLUE VENTURES CONSERVATION 

Blue Ventures is a science-led social enterprise that works with coastal communities to develop transformative approaches for nurturing and sustaining locally led marine conservation initiatives. We work in places where the ocean is vital to local people, cultures and economies, and where there is a fundamental need to support human development.
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
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • Income was lower than spending in the latest year

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
30/06/23£11,935£14,584£-2,649£475£23,856£3,70332700
30/06/22£29,493£9,831£19,662£417£26,518£21,54426.32710
30/06/21£9,823£6,828£2,995£152£6,856£3,6576.42550
30/06/20£7,059£6,146£913£142£4,466£9681.92540
30/06/19£6,284£5,275£1,009£174£3,495£5661.32070
30/06/18£4,029£4,125£-96£161£2,423£5991.71730
30/06/17£3,007£2,285£722£78£2,519£5823.11300
30/06/16£2,238£1,617£620£59£1,797£1841.4960
30/06/15£1,900£1,268£632£83£1,177£4954.7740
30/06/14£934£1,004£-70£63£545£1421.7620
30/06/13£923£933£-10£66£615£1161.5540
30/06/12£963£751£211£61£625£1221.9370
30/06/11£680£500£180£49£414£1463.5220
30/06/10*£225£243£-18£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/09*£331£148£183£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/08£119£48£71£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/07*£65£57£8£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/06*£14£9£5£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/05*£10£12£-2£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 4.1%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 3.3%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 5%
Highest pay band: £110,000-£120,000
Liabilities/Assets: 6%
Liabilities/Income: 13%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 16%
Reserves/Spending: 3 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 19 months
Quick Ratio: 15
Asset Split ?
Established: 21 years

http://www.blueventures.org

info@blueventures.org

020 7697 8598

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Animals
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Environment conservation & animal welfare advocacy
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Belize, Comoros, East Timor, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania,
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups
  • 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
ARCADIA£2,500,000
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs£1,268,490
Greenwood Place£700,000
The Aim Foundation£30,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Aim Foundation - Grant to Blue Ventures
£30,000 31/01/2023
12
Conserving West Africa Blue Carbon Ecosystem
Greenwood Place - Grant to Blue Ventures
£150,000 01/12/2022
Unrestricted funding
ARCADIA - Support for Blue Ventures’ core operations.
£2,500,000 01/06/2022
Support for Blue Ventures’ core operations.
Greenwood Place - Grant to Blue Ventures
£50,000 01/04/2022
Unrestricted funding
Greenwood Place - Grant to Blue Ventures
£50,000 29/03/2022
Unrestricted funding
Greenwood Place - Grant to Blue Ventures
£150,000 01/12/2021
Unrestricted funding
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Blue Forests
£1,268,490 01/04/2021
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Greenwood Place - Grant to Blue Ventures
£150,000 01/12/2020
Unrestricted funding
Greenwood Place - Grant to Blue Ventures
£150,000 01/12/2019
Unrestricted funding
Greenwood Place - Grant to Blue Ventures
£150,000 01/12/2018
Unrestricted funding
Greenwood Place - Grant to Blue Ventures
£150,000 01/11/2017
Unrestricted funding
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (10)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 41-71
  • RUPEN PATEL Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Investment Manager
  • ZOE AVERILL Appointed: 2021, Occupation: Head Of Human Resources
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 07/08/2003, number: 1098893
  • Registered at Companies House on 10/02/2003, number: 04660959
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
  • Investing charity funds 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
19 returns made; AR10: 80 days late, AR09: 10 days late, AR07: 61 days late, AR06: 197 days late, AR05: 122 days late,
Main office

Basement Floor
Save The Children
1 St. John's Lane
London

Objectives

THE CHARITY'S OBJECTS (OBJECTS) ARE SPECIFICALLY RESTRICTED TO THE FOLLOWING:(A) THE FURTHERANCE OF THE EDUCATION OF MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND THE PROMOTION, ORGANISATION AND SUPPORT (FINANCIAL AND OTHERWISE) OF RESEARCH EXPEDITIONS FOR THE EXPLORATION OF CORAL REEF AND OTHER MARINE ECOSYSTEMS IN REMOTE AND UNDEVELOPED REGIONS OF THE EARTH FOR THE PURPOSES OF ADVANCING KNOWLEDGE OF OR RESEARCHING INTO SAID MARINE ECOSYSTEMS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC; (B)THE PROMOTION OF THE SUSTAINABLE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC BY:1)THE PRESERVATION, CONSERVATION AND PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE PRUDENT USE OF RESOURCES IN COASTAL AREAS OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; AND2)THE PROMOTION OF SUSTAINABLE MEANS OF ACHIEVING ECONOMIC GROWTH AND REGENERATION;(C)THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION OF COASTAL COMMUNITIES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES REGARDING MARINE ECOSYSTEMS AND THE PROTECTION, ENHANCEMENT AND REHABILITATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT; AND(D)THE PROMOTION FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC THE CONSERVATION PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE PHYSICAL AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT BY PROMOTING BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY.IN THE OBJECTS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT MEANS DEVELOPMENT WHICH MEETS THE NEEDS OF THE PRESENT WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE ABILITY OFF FUTURE GENERATIONS TO MEET THEIR OWN NEEDS.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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