Finance Score: 1
Governance Score: -1
Support Score: 12
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Only 4 Trustees: -1
  • Overall weighted support: +12
Overall GiG Score: 12 ?

THE ECOLOGY TRUST 

Grant-making trust
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • There are only 4 trustees

Financial issues to consider:

  • Unrestricted reserves appear to be dangerously low at the latest year end

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£896£385£511£1£903£20.130
31/03/22£641£649£-9£1£392£1030
31/03/21£676£752£-76£6£401£1020
31/03/20£624£482£143£6£477£1010
31/03/19£321£211£111n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/18£151£233£-81£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£276£305£-30£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16*£335£267£68£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£170£260£-90£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£525£377£148£51£357£100.300
31/03/13£117£199£-82£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12*£342£278£64£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£190£233£-43£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£247£376£-129£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09*£63£296£-234£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£1,168£661£507£20£633£701.300
31/03/07£183£310£-127£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£306£285£21£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£500£272£228£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04*£55£51£4£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0.1%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0.1%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 0%
Liabilities/Income: 0%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 0%
Reserves/Spending: 0.1 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 28 months
Quick Ratio: INF
Asset Split ?
Established: 21 years

www.ecologytrust.org

info@ecologytrust.org

01183779085

Charity Commission for England and Wales
UN SDGs
?
Listed activities
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Land or water management
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Individuals
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
Where it operates
  • Brazil, Canada, Germany, Indonesia, Netherlands, Poland, South Korea, United States,
Who it helps
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • The General Public/Mankind

Who supports 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
Joseph Rowntree Foundation£270,000
John Ellerman Foundation£195,000
Unbound Philanthropy£80,000
Thirty Percy Foundation£50,000
Mark Leonard Trust£42,295
The Joffe Trust£40,000
J J Charitable Trust£38,250
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, UK Branch£20,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Mark Leonard Trust - Core funding
£40,000 16/11/2023
Core funding
Mark Leonard Trust - To engage One Thought and Lila Turner’s Executive Leadership course
£2,295 21/07/2023
To engage One Thought and Lila Turner’s Executive Leadership course
Joseph Rowntree Foundation - Grant to Ecology Trust, The
£150,000 18/03/2023
Unchecked
J J Charitable Trust - To support Regen Narratives Community
£38,250 07/02/2023
To support Regen Narratives Community
John Ellerman Foundation - Core costs
£105,000 26/01/2023
Core costs
Gower Street - Core unrestricted funding
£15,000 23/11/2022
Core cost support
The Joffe Trust - Unchecked UK
£20,000 01/10/2021
Integrate tax into work on strengthening regulatory protections
Alex Ferry Foundation - Workplace Safety Films
£13,500 11/11/2020
AFF research grant
Unbound Philanthropy - Grant to The Ecology Trust
£80,000 28/07/2020
24
For support of Unchecked, a project undertaking research and communications work to improve the regulatory framework that protects the most vulnerable in society
The Joffe Trust - Unchecked UK
£20,000 22/05/2020
12
Integrate tax into work on strengthening regulatory protections
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, UK Branch - The Ecology Trust
£20,000 16/04/2020
To support a series of focus groups in so-called Red Wall constituencies that changed hands from the Labour Party to the Conservatives in the 2019 UK general election. This research will build a ....more
Joseph Rowntree Foundation - Grant to Ecology Trust, The
£120,000 30/11/2019
36
Unchecked.uk: start up and core costs
John Ellerman Foundation - Towards costs of Unchecked
£90,000 28/11/2019
36
Towards costs of Unchecked
Thirty Percy Foundation - Grant to Ecology Trust
£50,000 27/11/2019
Funding to support the strategic co-ordination of a number of work strands, which have two primary objectives: 1) to halt the geographical expansion of the dangerous agreement to countries in Africa, ....more
The Funding Network - Unchecked
£16,812 04/06/2019
Unchecked is a brand new initiative being incubated by The Ecology Trust. Unchecked aims to build a counter-narrative to calls for a ‘bonfire of red tape’ by showing the human costs of failure to ....more
William Grant Foundation - Scotland Network Co-ordinator
£24,500 02/04/2019
12
Towards the cost of employing a new part-time Scotland Co-ordinator for the Environmental Funders Network for one year.
Mark Leonard Trust - MLT Portfolio
£200,000 26/03/2019
For participation in the Trustees' Portfolio of Venture grants
J J Charitable Trust - Annual membership
£1,000 17/10/2018
For the Annual membership.
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, UK Branch - The Ecology Trust
£15,000 19/07/2018
To cover a three-year's membership of the Environmental Funders Network (EFN), which is the primary network in the UK for funders interested in environmental issues.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (3 Years) award
£15,000 27/06/2018
36
Environmental Funders Network subscription
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Ecology Trust
£49,500 22/01/2018
18
Towards strengthening the environment sector through hosting an event for learning, collaboration and future planning amongst environment organisations active in the sector.
J J Charitable Trust - Annual membership
£1,667 10/05/2016
For membership costs.
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Ecology Trust
£30,000 03/04/2012
Towards the co-ordinator of the Environmental Funders Network.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 01/09/2003, number: 1099222
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR16: 2 days late, AR12: 33 days late, AR09: 33 days late, AR04: 1 days late,
Main office

48 KIDMORE ROAD
CAVERSHAM
READING
RG4 7LU

Objectives

THE TRUSTEES SHALL HOLD THE TRUST FUND AND ITS INCOME UPON TRUST TO APPLY THEM FOR ALL CHARITABLE PURPOSES AND IN PARTICULAR TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC BY:-THE PRESERVATION, CONSERVATION AND THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE PRUDENT USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES;THE RELIEF OF POVERTY AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE IN SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES;

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED. IN PRACTICE WORLDWIDE

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Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase

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