Finance Score: 5
Governance Score: 0
Support Score: 3
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Static board: -3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +3
Overall GiG Score: 8 ?

CHILDREN ON THE EDGE 

Mission:

Children on the Edge is a child rights organisation created to support the world’s most marginalised children. We currently work with more than 16,000 children in Bangladesh, India, Uganda, Myanmar, and Lebanon. We work to create conditions in which every marginalised child can flourish and thrive no matter where they live and irrespective of the challenging circumstances they face. We place children at the heart of everything we do by working hand-in-hand with local communities to restore hope, dignity, and justice; and to actively involve everyone in creating transformation. By doing so, we help transform the lives of marginalised children by co-creating protective, nurturing environments in which they can safely live, play, learn, and grow.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received modest backing from a grant maker
  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of gender

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board composition appears to be rather static
Comment by the Charity:
    COVID-19 has created a volatility that has caused a temporary fluctuation in our finances. Income rose in 2020 as donors responded to the emergency needs on our programmes and some established partners benefitted from an upturn in business and subsequently fundraising. Whilst we increased spending on programmes for emergency response, ongoing lockdowns during 2020 and 2021 resulted in a short term reduction in expenditure against forecast levels. We are currently taking advantage of the surplus of funds to invest in some one-off additions to our programmes rather than take on extra long term commitments that could threaten the charity\'s sustainability. This expenditure includes further development of our Early Years Education (EYE) curriculum in Uganda, refugee camp school and latrine building programmes in Uganda and a Dalit community centre building in India. As a result, our current financial year forecast is for expenditure to exceed income by £250,000 which will reduce the level of liquidity. Our reserves policy seeks to maintain fund balances at a level that enables the charity to maintain operations during times of fluctuations in income. COVID-19 has been an exceptional situation and whilst the first year saw an increase in income, we predict the impact to last for at least another 18 months with the potential for significantly reduced funds. Our cash balances are split between restricted, designated and free reserve funds. At the end of the last financial year (Feb 2021), restricted funds were £632,880, designated funds were £1,555,006 and free reserves £108,396. These funds were within the agreed limits by the trustees.

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
28/02/23£2,740£2,792£-52£297£2,175£1,7577.61115
28/02/22£1,829£1,898£-69£259£2,227£1,80211.41315
28/02/21£2,354£1,896£458£199£2,296£1,66310.5119
29/02/20£2,228£1,455£774£193£1,839£9247.6970
28/02/19£1,469£1,721£-252£152£1,065£6684.7870
28/02/18£1,857£1,159£699£152£1,317£5425.670
28/02/17£1,147£1,132£15£164£619£4174.470
28/02/16£872£794£78£139£603£5167.870
28/02/15£812£675£136£135£525£509960
28/02/14£568£584£-17£135£389£389850
28/02/13£739£620£119£134£406£3586.950
28/02/12£469£557£-89£0£0£0n/a00
28/02/11£613£662£-49£108£375£3085.650
28/02/10£560£743£-183£119£424£4176.760
28/02/09£980£927£52£128£607£5747.460
29/02/08£832£661£171£77£555£5029.160
28/02/07£668£610£58£91£384£3516.960
28/02/06£734£660£74£0£0£0n/a00
28/02/05*£565£497£68£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 11.2%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 10.6%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 3%
Highest pay band: £60,000-£70,000
Liabilities/Assets: 2%
Liabilities/Income: 2%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 81%
Reserves/Spending: 7.6 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 9 months
Quick Ratio: 42.7
Asset Split ?
Established: 20 years

www.childrenontheedge.org

office@childrenontheedge.org

01243538530

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How you can help
What it does
To relieve children and young people who are the survivors of conflict and abuse or any other vulnerable or marginalised children and young people, through the provision of education and play programmes, safe secure accommodation and by such other charitable means as the Trustees may from time to time think fit.
Listed activities
  • Disability
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Human Rights/Religious Or Racial Harmony/Equality Or Diversity
  • Overseas Aid/Famine Relief
  • Recreation
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Other facilities management and maintenance
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Bangladesh, Burma, India, Lebanon, Moldova, Romania, Thailand, Uganda,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • People With Disabilities

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.

Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to Children on the Edge
£14,700 29/11/2021
Sanitation and clean water for two preschools in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement, Uganda
Samworth Foundation - Community Based Child Protection
£50,396 17/03/2017
24
To provide ongoing support to community based child protection work in slums, Uganda AND support COTE UK and COTE Africa to develop monitoring and evaluation systems.
Samworth Foundation - Protection of Vulnerable Children
£51,086 21/09/2014
Protection of vulnerable children from abuse and exploitation in the slums of Jinja, Uganda.
Samworth Foundation - Protection of Vulnerable Children
£51,086 31/08/2014
Protection of vulnerable children from abuse and exploitation in the slums of Jinja, Uganda.
National Lottery Community Fund - Refugee and working children education
£487,210 18/12/2013
36
Refugee and working children education
National Lottery Community Fund - Refugee and working children education
£14,317 20/06/2013
12
The project, in Cox's Bazar and a camp in Bangladesh, aims to provide primary education for 2700 five to ten-year old refugee children from the Burmese Rohingya minority and 900 six to 11-year-old ....more

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (5)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 54-75
  • STUART GALLIMORE (Chair) Appointed: 2013, Occupation: Director Of Children'S Services - West Sussex
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 09/01/2004, number: 1101441
  • Registered at Companies House on 16/12/2003, number: 04996130
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
  • 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
19 returns made; AR05: 32 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from PETWORTH COMMUNITY CHURCH on 30/12/2021
Main office

CHILDREN ON THE EDGE
5 THE VICTORIA
25 ST PANCRAS
CHICHESTER
WEST SUSSEX
PO19 7LT

Objectives

TO RELIEVE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE SURVIVORS OF CONFLICT AND ABUSE OR ANY OTHER VULNERABLE OR MARGINALISED CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN SUCH PARTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE WORLD AS THE TRUSTEES MAY FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FIT THROUGH THE PROVISION OF EDUCATION AND PLAY PROGRAMMES, SAFE AND SECURE ACCOMMODATION AND BY SUCH OTHER CHARITABLE MEANS AS THE TRUSTEES MAY FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FIT

Defined Area of Benefit:

WORLDWIDE

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase

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