Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 12
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +12
Overall GiG Score: 21 ?

THE RIVERS TRUST 

To advance the understanding of water management, leading to sustainable environmental improvement, and the understanding of rivers, their flora and fauna, based on integrated catchment management and the ecosystem approach. To promote rivers trusts at a national level; to provide support for emerging, new and established trusts on generic issues affecting rivers trusts.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • 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 gender and dynamic in terms of composition

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
31/12/22£5,732£5,790£-59£0£1,184£1,0062.1470
31/12/21£3,805£3,910£-105£0£1,243£1,0603.3340
31/12/20*£3,940£3,241£699£0£1,348£1,2324.62610
31/12/19*£2,049£2,049£0£0£649£5493.2210
31/12/18£1,609£1,649£-40£0£650£4423.2190
31/12/17£2,184£2,063£121£0£689£3952.3170
31/12/16£1,294£1,463£-169£0£568£2782.3130
31/12/15£1,157£1,181£-24£30£737£2802.890
31/12/14£1,071£1,076£-6£30£761£2833.280
31/12/13£1,627£2,157£-530£31£767£2911.670
31/12/12£3,175£3,720£-545£32£1,297£300170
31/12/11£2,635£2,606£30£38£1,842£3141.4100
31/12/10£2,713£1,888£826£26£1,812£2681.750
31/12/09£1,344£624£720£22£987£156350
31/12/08£503£451£52£18£267£113350
31/12/07£357£293£64£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/06£337£336£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/05£249£182£67£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 13%
Highest pay band: £110,000-£120,000
Liabilities/Assets: 77%
Liabilities/Income: 71%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 85%
Reserves/Spending: 2.1 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 2 months
Quick Ratio: 0.9
Asset Split ?
Established: 20 years

www.theriverstrust.org

roland.caley@theriverstrust.org

01579372142

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
GiG Classification
  • Land or water management
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
Where it operates
  • Northern Ireland, Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • 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
Esmee Fairbairn£1,815,000
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs£1,021,346
Garfield Weston Foundation£625,000
John Ellerman Foundation£120,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to THE RIVERS TRUST
£240,000 12/12/2023
Towards core costs to employ a Chalk Streams Programme Manager to drive delivery of the Implementation Plan of the Chalkstream Restoration Strategy
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Rivers Trust
£60,000 20/02/2023
Towards unrestricted core costs as a Cost of Living Uplift
Garfield Weston Foundation - Major Grants award
£450,000 20/02/2023
£450k for match funding required for the OFWAT Breakthrough Challenge Fund Nature Based Solutions - Pioneer Project
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Rivers Trust
£800,000 15/12/2022
Towards unrestricted core costs to scale up delivery through collaborative, multi-sector approaches
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (3 Years) award
£100,000 01/04/2022
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Core Costs to Enable Provision of Regional Support to Member Rivers Trusts
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - WEIF704 22/23-Cam and Ely Ouse
£15,000 01/04/2022
The Water Environment Improvement Fund (WEIF) grant is to support the maintenance of partnerships across Englands catchments, primarily to deliver a catchment based approach to water, land and flood ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - WEIF5301 22/23-Northumberland Rivers
£15,000 01/04/2022
The Water Environment Improvement Fund (WEIF) grant is to support the maintenance of partnerships across Englands catchments, primarily to deliver a catchment based approach to water, land and flood ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - WEIFNSG 22/23-CaBA National Support Group
£250,000 01/04/2022
The Water Environment Improvement Fund (WEIF) grant is to support the maintenance of partnerships across Englands catchments, primarily to deliver a catchment based approach to water, land and flood ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW 0906-CF1804-Northumberland Partnerships ***Adv 25%***
£12,500 01/04/2022
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW 0906-CF1988-Northumberland Partnerships ***Adv 25%***
£37,500 01/04/2022
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - NEIRF2032CLAIM1b THE RIVERS TRUST
£1,819 01/04/2022
The funding will be used to develop a broad range of projects that deliver environmental benefits while also demonstrating a wide range of innovative approaches to generating revenues from ecosystem ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - NEIRF2032CLAIM2 THE RIVERS TRUST
£21,860 01/04/2022
The funding will be used to develop a broad range of projects that deliver environmental benefits while also demonstrating a wide range of innovative approaches to generating revenues from ecosystem ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - NEIRF2044CLAIM1 THE RIVERS TRUST
£39,887 01/04/2022
The funding will be used to develop a broad range of projects that deliver environmental benefits while also demonstrating a wide range of innovative approaches to generating revenues from ecosystem ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - NEIRF2032CLAIM3 THE RIVERS TRUST
£32,780 01/04/2022
The funding will be used to develop a broad range of projects that deliver environmental benefits while also demonstrating a wide range of innovative approaches to generating revenues from ecosystem ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Nature for Climate Fund Woodlands for Water Support Grant
£100,000 21/09/2021
Riparian land, land within ten metres of a river or watercourse, is the largest underexploited landscape type for woodland creation in the United Kingdom. Due to its positive impact on rivers, ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Social investment The Rivers Trust
£350,000 31/08/2021
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An investment enabling rollout of Natural Flood Management interventions in the Wyre catchment.
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Rivers Trust
£50,000 17/06/2021
Towards core costs enabling completion of the River Wyre project to secure investments, buyers and sellers to start delivery of nature-based solutions to slow the flow of water and extend the ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - CABANSG-2122 - National Support Group - Catchment Host Funding
£250,000 01/04/2021
Defras Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) Policy published in June 2013, defined a framework to encourage the adaptation of an integrated catchment based approach to improving the quality of our water ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - WEIF5301-2122 - Northumberland Rivers - Catchment Host Funding
£15,000 01/04/2021
Defras Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) Policy published in June 2013, defined a framework to encourage the adaptation of an integrated catchment based approach to improving the quality of our water ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - WEIF704-2122 - Cam and Ely Ouse (including South Level) - Catchment Host Funding
£15,000 01/04/2021
Defras Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) Policy published in June 2013, defined a framework to encourage the adaptation of an integrated catchment based approach to improving the quality of our water ....more
John Ellerman Foundation - Contribution to the core costs of a new role of Commercial Director
£120,000 26/11/2020
Contribution to the core costs of a new role of Commercial Director
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Rivers Trust
£275,000 02/11/2020
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Towards Core costs to build capacity, consistency and collaboration within the rivers trust movement
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£75,000 31/07/2020
Reviving Our Rivers
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - CaBANSG-20/21 - CABA NATIONAL SUPPORT GROUP
£200,000 15/05/2020
Defras Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) Policy published in June 2013, defined a framework to encourage the adaptation of an integrated catchment based approach to improving the quality of our water ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - WEIF704-2021 - Cam and Ely Ouse (including South Level)
£15,000 15/05/2020
Defras Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) Policy published in June 2013, defined a framework to encourage the adaptation of an integrated catchment based approach to improving the quality of our water ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Rivers Trust
£40,000 22/10/2019
12
Towards project costs investigating the extent to which natural flood management in the Wyre Valley can be funded by private investment
Esmee Fairbairn - Social investment The Rivers Trust
£1,800,000 12/02/2019
48
Towards a bridging loan facility for Rivers Trust organisations seeking to fund work under the Government's Water Environment Grant.
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Rivers Trust
£60,000 11/02/2019
18
Towards core costs to enable the development of a new strategy that will set out the priorities and ambition of the rivers trust movement, build public support for the cause and secure new, ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - CaBA NSG
£200,000 01/04/2017
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - DNAire Film
£12,000 01/04/2017
To provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations to deliver projects to protect and enhance the water environment and deliver other EA objectives
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Cam and Ely Ouse (including South Level)
£15,000 01/04/2017
Water Envronment Improvement Fund Catchment Based Approach National Support Group Work Programme 1718
John Ellerman Foundation - Grant to The Rivers Trust
£150,000 23/03/2016
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Towards the core costs of its work protecting, conserving and rehabilitating rivers and adjacent coastal areas in the UK.
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How is it governed?

Trustees (11)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 42-70
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 07/12/2004, number: 1107144
  • Registered at Companies House on 25/05/2004, number: 05136671
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Conflicting interests
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Filing Record
18 returns made; AR20: 1 days late, AR19: 3 days late,
Main office

The Rivers Trust
Rain Charm House
Kyl Cober Parc
Stoke Climsland
CALLINGTON
PL178PH

Objectives

(A) To advance the education of the public in the management of water and environmental protection, conservation, rehabilitation and improvement.(B) To advance the education of the public in the understanding of rivers, their basins, fauna and flora. (C) To protect, conserve, rehabilitate and improve the rivers, streams, watercourses and river basins, including adjacent coastal waters and water impoundments, of the United Kingdom and Ireland or any part or parts thereof for the public benefit.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NATIONAL

Data Sources

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360 Giving
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