Finance Score: 5
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 13
  • Good reserves management: +3
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Deficit latest year: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +10
Overall GiG Score: 24 ?

LINK AGE SOUTHWARK 

Link Age Southwark provides friendly volunteer support to older people. We help people stay connected with their communities, alleviate loneliness and improve wellbeing through: one-to-one befriending; activity groups with volunteer transport; practical support including light gardening and help with odd jobs; intergenerational work with local schools; specialist services for people with dementia.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • Reserves management has been consistently within official guidelines
  • There has been reasonable growth in spending over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • 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 including the Government
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Over half the Board have joined recently

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
31/03/23£543£650£-106£23£439£323621406
31/03/22£695£587£108£23£545£3897.915450
31/03/21£558£558£-1£20£437£372812437
31/03/20£560£526£34£24£418£3357.613450
31/03/19£533£449£84£35£384£2987.912440
31/03/18£409£361£48£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£375£347£29£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£302£280£22£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£298£272£26£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£235£272£-36£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£252£226£26£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£230£213£17£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£238£215£23£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£244£212£32£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£218£237£-19£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£226£215£11£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£228£210£17£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£288£240£48£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£0£0£0n/an/an/an/an/a0

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 4.2%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 3.5%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 6%
Liabilities/Income: 5%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 74%
Reserves/Spending: 6 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 7 months
Quick Ratio: 12
Asset Split ?
Established: 20 years

www.linkagesouthwark.org

info@linkagesouthwark.org

02082992623

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Disability
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Practical support, advice & companionship
How it operates
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark,
Who it helps
  • Elderly/Old People

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
Mercer's Charitable Foundation£120,000
Henry Smith Charity£120,000
London Borough of Southwark£113,023
Garfield Weston Foundation£90,000
United Saviours Charity£75,250
Masonic Trust£60,000
DCMS£37,743
National Lottery Community Fund£13,986
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Mercer's Charitable Foundation - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£120,000 11/05/2023
Providing friendly volunteer support to over 700 older people in Southwark who are feeling lonely or isolated.
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£3,170 31/03/2023
Neighbourhoods Fund - North West grant from the Environment, Neighbourhoods & Growth department for Gentle Exercise
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Fast 58
£5,000 31/03/2023
Neighbourhoods Fund - West Central grant from the Environment, Neighbourhoods & Growth department for Yoga
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£3,000 31/03/2023
Neighbourhoods Fund - West Central grant from the Environment, Neighbourhoods & Growth department for Gentle Exercise
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£3,650 31/03/2023
Neighbourhoods Fund - East Central grant from the Environment, Neighbourhoods & Growth department for Seated Dance
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£7,730 31/03/2023
Neighbourhoods Fund - South grant from the Environment, Neighbourhoods & Growth department for Yoga
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£7,970 31/03/2023
Neighbourhoods Fund - South grant from the Environment, Neighbourhoods & Growth department for Gentle exercise
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Fast 58
£3,000 31/03/2023
Public Health grant from the Childrens & Adults Services department for Holiday activity & food grants Easter 2022
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Fast 58
£15,840 31/03/2023
Public Health grant from the Childrens & Adults Services department for Holiday activity & food grants Summer 2022
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Fast 58
£5,800 31/03/2023
Public Health grant from the Childrens & Adults Services department for Holiday activity & food grants Winter 2022
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 22/03/2023
Core Costs
Masonic Trust - MCF Large Grant
£60,000 21/09/2022
Link Age's befriending service, combatting isolation and loneliness in older residents of Southwark through in person and remote befrienders
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£2,935 31/03/2022
Neighbourhoods Fund - North West grant from the Environment & Leisure department
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£4,950 31/03/2022
Neighbourhoods Fund - West Central grant from the Environment & Leisure department
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£2,833 31/03/2022
Neighbourhoods Fund - West Central grant from the Environment & Leisure department
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£2,937 31/03/2022
Neighbourhoods Fund - East Central grant from the Environment & Leisure department
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£3,050 31/03/2022
Neighbourhoods Fund - East Central grant from the Environment & Leisure department
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£8,225 31/03/2022
Neighbourhoods Fund - South grant from the Environment & Leisure department
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£9,890 31/03/2022
Neighbourhoods Fund - South grant from the Environment & Leisure department
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£2,000 31/03/2022
Neighbourhoods Fund - East Central grant from the Environment & Leisure department
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 04/02/2022
Connecting Communities
National Lottery Community Fund - Connecting Communities – adapting our groups for older people in Southwark
£13,986 11/06/2021
The group is using funding to adapt their online and telephone social exercise and activity groups to run in person now that restrictions are easing. The funding will also be used to support ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£120,000 04/02/2021
36
towards three years' continuation funding of the running costs of a project providing support to older people in the London Borough of Southwark
Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust - Link Age Southwark - 13/01/21
£1,000 22/01/2021
Core Funding
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Covid-19 Rapid Response Fund Grant
£4,000 09/12/2020
6
Purchase of re-conditioned laptops for staff to use that can handle the amount of video calling the staff are doing at this time.
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£37,743 15/09/2020
"The fund aims to:1) To reduce closures of essential charities that provide essential services to vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 crisis by ensuring they have the financial resources to ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 31/07/2020
Volunteer befriending support of older people in Southwark
United Saviours Charity - COVID-19
£5,250 21/04/2020
1
The funding is for a shopping and prescription pick up service that we have developed for service users. We have matched volunteer shoppers with service users who shop on a weekly basis for those ....more
CAF - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£1,500 17/04/2020
Grant to Link Age Southwark to support the organisation through COVID19
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£2,800 01/04/2020
Neighbourhoods Fund - East Central grant from the Environment & Leisure department for Activity groups for older people
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£2,628 01/04/2020
Neighbourhoods Fund - West Central grant from the Environment & Leisure department for Walking yoga group for older people
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£6,975 01/04/2020
Neighbourhoods Fund - South grant from the Environment & Leisure department for Yoga for older people
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£8,640 01/04/2020
Neighbourhoods Fund - South grant from the Environment & Leisure department for Gentle exercise for older people
United Saviours Charity - Continuing to connect communities for positive ageing in North Southwark.
£70,000 12/07/2019
23
Also a 2 year grant, this will support Link Age to connect older people to local communities through activities and befriending. Staff will assess older people at home and match them to a ....more
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£50,000 30/04/2019
36
Reducing social isolation for lonely older people - befriending, exercise and activity groups, transport, gardening and odd jobs in the London Borough of Southwark.
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£8,440 01/04/2019
Neighbourhoods Fund: Dulwich grant from the Housing & Modernisation department
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£6,600 01/04/2019
Neighbourhoods Fund: Peckham & Nunhead grant from the Housing & Modernisation department for Gentle exercise group
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£123,250 01/04/2019
Local Community Offer grant from the Childrens & Adults Services department
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£6,469 19/11/2018
We want to increase our provision of transport to enable older people across Southwark to attend our 22 activity groups and regular parties.
National Lottery Community Fund - Building a Dementia-Friendly Community in Southwark.
£458,326 01/10/2018
60
The project will continue and develop their work to build a dementia-friendly borough through one-to-one and group interactions. The aim is to build stronger connections and understanding within the ....more
United Saviours Charity - Connecting communities for positive ageing in North Southwark
£25,000 06/07/2018
11
50 older residents in North Southwark will be connected with volunteers and with the wider community through befriending, social groups offering gentle exercise and sharing information about positive ....more
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£25,000 16/05/2018
refurbishment of a building for a charity which works with older people in London
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£123,250 01/04/2018
Local Community Offer grant from the Childrens & Adults Services department
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£3,000 01/04/2018
Neighbourhoods Fund: Peckham & Nunhead grant from the Housing & Modernisation department
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£3,623 01/04/2018
Neighbourhoods Fund: Dulwich grant from the Housing & Modernisation department
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£2,564 01/04/2018
Neighbourhoods Fund: Camberwell grant from the Housing & Modernisation department
United Saviours Charity - East Walworth befriending project
£3,000 22/01/2018
12
Extending Link Age’s befriending service into East Walworth for older people who are, or are at risk of, becoming lonely.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 15/01/2018
Link Age Southwark. Core costs for our connecting communities work.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£90,000 07/09/2017
36
towards three years' running costs of a project providing befriending, activity groups and support to older people and those with dementia in the London Borough of Southwark
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£123,250 01/04/2017
Local Community Offer grant from the Childrens & Adults Services department
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£3,920 01/04/2017
Neighbourhoods Fund: Peckham & Nunhead grant from the Housing & Modernisation department
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£8,381 01/04/2017
Neighbourhoods Fund: Dulwich grant from the Housing & Modernisation department
The Rayne Foundation - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£15,000 29/09/2016
12
Towards a part-time Service Coordinator supporting older people in Southwark.
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£123,250 01/04/2016
Community Support Services grant from the Childrens & Adults Services department for Older people's services
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Link Age Southwark
£5,000 01/04/2016
Neighbourhoods Fund: Dulwich grant from the Housing & modernisation department
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (11)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 9/11 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 31-84
  • FUNMI OLOWE Appointed: 2021, Occupation: Project Manager
  • KIERAN PAYNE Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Management Consultant
  • LUCY ALLEN Appointed: 2021, Occupation: Manager In The Nhs
  • ZOE BOND Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Manager
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 16/09/2004, number: 1105923
  • Registered at Companies House on 26/07/2004, number: 05189161
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
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
19 returns made; all on time
Main office

URC
Tell Grove
LONDON
SE22 8RH

Objectives

TO ASSIST IN THE RELIEF OF NEED, HARDSHIP AND DISTRESS WITHIN SOUTH LONDON

Defined Area of Benefit:

SOUTH LONDON

Data Sources

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