Finance Score: 2
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 12
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +12
Overall GiG Score: 20 ?

BARNET REFUGEE SERVICE 

We work with individuals and agencies to improve the quality of life and promote the physical, social and mental well being of asylum seekers and refugees who live, work or study in England and Wales, helping to reduce health inequalities, social exclusion and poverty. We enable our beneficiaries to access their full potential as equal participants in UK life.
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 dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Over half the Board have joined recently

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£1,008£979£29£0£598£3584.42598
31/03/22£895£903£-8£0£570£1111.523116
31/03/21*£782£761£22£0£109£470.718126
31/03/20*£583£560£23£0£88£881.915100
31/03/19£465£460£5n/an/an/an/an/a100
31/03/18£309£304£5£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£245£241£5£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£195£199£-4£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£218£217£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14*£174£174£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£178£177£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£177£176£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£170£169£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£176£177£-1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£192£191£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£229£216£13£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07*£155£163£-9£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£162£116£46£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 5%
Liabilities/Income: 3%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 60%
Reserves/Spending: 4.4 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 7 months
Quick Ratio: 14.7
Asset Split ?
Established: 19 years

www.ncgateway.org.uk/

info@ncgateway.org.uk

07983 437 425

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Human Rights/Religious Or Racial Harmony/Equality Or Diversity
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Support for refugees & asylum seekers
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout London,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin

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
Henry Smith Charity£209,800
Greater London Authority£150,000
City Bridge Trust£113,390
DCMS£100,000
John Lyon's Charity£99,550
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington£61,029
Barrow Cadbury Trust£50,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to New Citizens' Gateway
£209,800 18/08/2023
36
towards three years' running costs of the 'Therapeutic Services' programme providing counselling for refugees and asylum seekers in London.
John Lyon's Charity - Uplift grant to New Citizens' Gateway
£6,000 11/01/2023
Cost-of-Living Uplift
Lloyds Bank Foundation - One off gift towards cost of living crisis to Barnet Refugee Service
£2,250 14/12/2022
One off gift to support with the cost of living crisis
Co-Operative Group - Grant to New Citizens' Gateway
£3,014 22/10/2022
We aim to promote good mental and physical wellbeing of refugees and asylum seekers through outdoor activities in green environment (ecotherapy).
National Lottery Community Fund - Let's Hybrid
£9,986 24/06/2022
The funding will be used to improve the IT and communication equipment and systems used to deliver holistic support to refugees and asylum seekers including online and face-to-face provision and ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to BRS
£101,800 01/02/2022
24
£101,800 (£50,150; £51,650) over two further and final years for 1 ESOL Manager (2 days p/w), 1 Admin Support Worker (2 days p/w), sessional ESOL teachers and related operational costs.
John Lyon's Charity - Main grant to New Citizens' Gateway
£90,000 18/11/2021
Refugee Youth Counselling Project
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Grant to Barnet Refugee Service
£61,029 01/07/2021
24
To engage with refugees and asylum seekers to promote and facilitate their integration into British society through volunteering, and to facilitate and encourage participation of host community in ....more
John Lyon's Charity - SHAF grant to New Citizens' Gateway
£3,550 15/06/2021
Summer Youth Wellbeing Programme (SYWP)
London Catalyst - Barnet Refugee Service - 7
£1,000 11/05/2021
Hardship Fund
The London Community Foundation - Grant to Barnet Refugee Service
£10,000 29/01/2021
5
We are asking for £10000 funding to cover the cost of a bilingual Outreach/advice Worker, for 3 days a week for 6 months. We managed to get funding from other funders to cover this post previously ....more
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£100,000 09/10/2020
"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
Barrow Cadbury Trust - COVID-19 - Barnet Refugee Service
£50,000 07/10/2020
6
Enhancing BRS capacity to respond to increased demand for advice and support arising from the crisis.
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Barnet Refugee Service
£11,590 09/04/2020
A one-off, unrestricted grant of £11,590, equivalent to one regular quarterly payment for the organisation’s current grant.
Greater London Authority - Barnet Refugee Service
£150,000 01/01/2020
Positive activities for young people involved in crime or at risk of crime or exclusion
John Lyon's Charity - SHAF grant to Barnet Refugee Service
£3,200 17/06/2019
12
Summer Youth Club Programme (SYCP)
National Lottery Community Fund - Barnet Refugee Service
£499,904 30/01/2019
36
The project will offer a model of support that develops mental health, brings the community together and increases the life chances of vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers living in London. ....more
The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund - Grant to Barnet Refugee Service
£40,000 07/12/2018
48
Main Grant unrestricted core costs
National Lottery Community Fund - New Place
£10,000 29/11/2018
12
The project aims to improve the facilities within a refugee support community centre.
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Barnet Refugee Service
£74,745 18/10/2018
36
Barnet Refugee Service supports asylum seekers and refugees in and around Barnet through their holistic package of support including a drop in, advice and advocacy service, counselling, ESOL, ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Barnet Refugee Service
£142,940 07/09/2018
36
£142,940 over three years (£46,360; £47,550; £49,030) towards the part-time salary costs of the ESOL Coordinator, ESOL Administrator, sessional ESOL teachers and running costs of a programme of ....more
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Barnet Refugee Service
£15,000 27/04/2017
£15,000 towards core costs. Barnet Refugee Services aims to provide advice and information for refugees & asylum seekers, helping them access education and employment. They also offer English ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Lifting the Bar Project
£498,060 21/10/2015
36
This project is a development of an existing service offering support to vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers living in the London boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Harrow, Camden and Islington. They will ....more
London Catalyst - Barnet Refugee Service - 1
£5,000 27/05/2015
Promote health and well being of refugees through outdoor ecotherapy project
National Lottery Community Fund - BRStarz
£10,000 20/01/2011
11
This is a project by a charity in Barnet. The group will use funding to establish a football team and social activities for young refugees with mental health issues. This will establish a network of ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (9)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 22-73
  • FANTA SHERIFF Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Money Adviser And Fulltime Law Student
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 04/02/2005, number: 1107965
  • Registered at Companies House on 28/09/2004, number: 05243595
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
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
18 returns made; AR21: 22 days late, AR20: 3 days late, AR14: 0 days late, AR07: 45 days late,
Main office

HYDE HOUSE
9th FLOOR
THE HYDE
COLINDALE
LONDON
NW9 6LH

Objectives

3. THE OBJECTS FOR WHICH THE CHARITY IS ESTABLISHED (HEREINAFTER, THE 'OBJECTS') ARE:3.1 TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH OF THOSE WHO ARE SEEKING ASYLUM OR WHO ARE GRANTED REFUGEE STATUS AND THEIR DEPENDANTS LIVING, WORKING OR STUDYING (TEMPORARILY OR PERMANENTLY) IN ENGLAND AND WALES (HEREINAFTER, THE 'BENEFICIARIES').3.2 TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF THOSE PERSONS DEFINED IN OBJECT 3.1 AS BENEFICIARIES3.3 TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC IN GENERAL ABOUT THE ISSUES RELATING TO REFUGEES AND THOSE SEEKING ASYLUM.3.4 THE RELIEF OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP TO THOSE PERSONS DEFINED IN OBJECT 3.1 AS BENEFICIARIES.3.5 THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES FOR RECREATION OR OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE OF THOSE PERSONS DEFINED IN OBJECT 3.1, WHO HAVE NEED OF SUCH FACILITIES BY REASON OF THEIR YOUTH, AGE, INFIRMITY OR DISABLEMENT, FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES.?

Defined Area of Benefit:

THE LONDON BOROUGH OF BARNET

Data Sources

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