Finance Score: -1
Governance Score: 2
Support Score: 0
  • Spending declining: -1
  • No PartB
  • 12+ Trustees: -1
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +3
Overall GiG Score: 4 ?

SOCIETY FOR CO-OPERATION IN RUSSIAN AND SOVIET STUDIES 

Reference library, photographic archive and SCRSS archive from 1924, when the society was founded, to present day. Loan library of classic and contemporary Russian fiction and a range of other subjects. Russian language seminars, regular lectures, films and other events. Members' information digest three times a year and events email mailing list of Russian related events.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • 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:

  • There are 15 trustees whereas the Charities Commission recommends a maximum of 12

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • Spending is declining
Established: 20 years

www.scrss.org.uk

ruslibrary@scrss.org.uk

02072742282

Charity Commission for England and Wales
UN SDGs
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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
31/12/22£25£19£6n/an/an/an/an/a8
31/12/21£23£21£2n/an/an/an/an/a10
31/12/20£22£21£1n/an/an/an/an/a8
31/12/19£27£20£7n/an/an/an/an/a9
31/12/18£29£29£0£0£0£0n/a06
31/12/17£27£26£2£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/16£21£21£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/15£34£34£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/14£31£33£-2£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/13£30£27£3£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/12£30£30£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/11£20£19£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/10£15£18£-3£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/09£22£20£3£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/08£25£25£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/07£24£27£-3£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/06£15£1£14£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/05£13£1£12£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/04£33£30£4£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
What it does
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Education/Training
Who works here?
  • 8 volunteers
Who it helps
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Northern Ireland, Scotland, Throughout England And Wales,

Who's supporting them? ?

We have no records of donations from grant makers.

How is it governed?

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

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 28/05/2004, number: 1104012
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
19 returns made; all on time
Main office

Society For Co-Operation in Russian
& Soviet Stu
320 Brixton Road
LONDON
SW9 6AB

Objectives

THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION, LEARNING AND KNOWLEDGE OF, AND TO PROMOTE STUDIES IN THE LANGUAGES, CULTURE, HISTORY AND LIFE OF RUSSIA AND THE OTHER COUNTRIES AND NATIONALITIES FORMERLY CONSTITUTING THE UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
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