Finance Score: 5
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 10
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Deficit latest year: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +10
Overall GiG Score: 21 ?

THE BOAZ TRUST 

Mission:

Our mission is to provide accommodation and support for people seeking sanctuary in Greater Manchester and the surrounding areas and to use what we learn through our work to challenge and change the unjust systems that cause destitution, both locally and nationally.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • 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 low relative to funds raised
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of gender and dynamic in terms of composition

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£631£716£-86£34£559£5108.51425
31/03/22£715£690£25£46£645£5309.21415
31/03/21£902£654£248£42£621£48991420
31/03/20£610£571£39£37£373£2976.213350
31/03/19£565£536£29£35£334£2144.813350
31/03/18£460£489£-29£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£587£418£169£25£333£2216.3130
31/03/16£479£421£58£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£422£393£29£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£363£356£7£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£306£291£14£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£238£261£-23£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£221£255£-34£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£178£166£12£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£179£151£28£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£157£101£56£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£84£86£-1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06*£46£49£-3£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 5.5%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 4.8%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 3%
Liabilities/Income: 3%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 91%
Reserves/Spending: 8.5 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 8 months
Quick Ratio: 19.9
Asset Split ?
Established: 19 years

www.boaztrust.org.uk

info@boaztrust.org.uk

01612021056

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What it does
We are a Manchester-based charity supporting people who have become homeless after seeking safety in the UK. We work with people who have been granted refugee status, those who have had their asylum claim refused and others who have restricted eligibility to mainstream support because of their immigration status. We provide shared accommodation and person-centred, trauma informed support. Last year (2023) we worked with over 200 people from more than 40 different countries.
Listed activities
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Education/Training
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Support for refugees & asylum seekers
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Individuals
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout England,
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups

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£180,000
Comic Relief£175,000
Lloyds Bank Foundation£84,486
AB Charitable Trust£84,000
Crisis UK£57,594
Garfield Weston Foundation£56,500
Barrow Cadbury Trust£32,220
Greater Manchester Mayor's Charity£16,500
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to The Boaz Trust
£22,000 14/03/2024
An unrestricted grant of £22,000 (Year 3 of 3 years). The Boaz Trust works to end poverty amongst people seeking asylum and refugees in Greater Manchester by providing accommodation and a wraparound ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£5,000 29/09/2023
Weston Charity Award Winner 2022-2023 Bonus
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to The Boaz Trust
£22,000 20/04/2023
An unrestricted grant of £22,000 (This grant is renewable - year 2 of up to 3 years)This grant includes a 10% cost of living uplift. The Boaz Trust works to end poverty amongst people seeking asylum ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - One off gift towards cost of living crisis to Boaz Trust
£2,250 14/12/2022
One off gift to support with the cost of living crisis
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£6,500 10/06/2022
WCA Winner 2022-2023
MACC - The Boaz Trust
£1,000 12/05/2022
To put some much needed resources into those organisations and capture stories which will raise awareness of the issues faced by refugees and asylum seekers and the work which is being done to ....more
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to The Boaz Trust
£20,000 21/04/2022
An unrestricted grant of £20,000 (This grant is renewable - year 1 of up to 3 years). The Boaz Trust works to end poverty amongst people seeking asylum and refugees in Greater Manchester by ....more
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Boaz Trust
£7,900 07/04/2022
refurbishment of roof and carpet for a charity supporting people who are people seeking asylum and homeless in Manchester
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 18/02/2022
Homes for people seeking asylum
The Bishop Radford Trust - Grant to Boaz Trust
£2,000 05/11/2021
Food delivery to those in need.
MACC - The Boaz Trust
£80 11/06/2021
Migrant Destitution Fund GM, awards to pre-vetted applicant organisations of up to £80 on behalf of individual destitute migrants and other people with no recourse to public funds
MACC - The Boaz Trust
£50 14/05/2021
Migrant Destitution Fund GM, awards to pre-vetted applicant organisations of up to £80 on behalf of individual destitute migrants and other people with no recourse to public funds
MACC - The Boaz Trust
£34 02/04/2021
Migrant Destitution Fund GM, awards to pre-vetted applicant organisations of up to £80 on behalf of individual destitute migrants and other people with no recourse to public funds
MACC - The Boaz Trust
£80 22/01/2021
Migrant Destitution Fund GM, awards to pre-vetted applicant organisations of up to £80 on behalf of individual destitute migrants and other people with no recourse to public funds
MACC - The Boaz Trust
£59 08/01/2021
Migrant Destitution Fund GM, awards to pre-vetted applicant organisations of up to £80 on behalf of individual destitute migrants and other people with no recourse to public funds
Sport England - TGC CF Yoga for Wellbeing
£888 05/01/2021
This project will improve the physical and mental wellbeing of up to 20 refugee and asylum seeking women through a programme of yoga and relaxation.
Forever Manchester - Food crisis support
£10,000 02/10/2020
Emergency food and essentials packages
Barrow Cadbury Trust - COVID-19 - The Boaz Trust
£32,220 30/09/2020
6
To ensure destitute asylum seekers have access to safe accommodation.
Crisis UK - Grant to Boaz Trust
£52,794 30/09/2020
Our funding has enabled the Boaz Trust to provide accommodation and specialist support for newly recognised refugees. People move on in their own time and those who wish to stay continue to pay rent, ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Variation grant to Boaz Trust
£11,939 24/07/2020
Grant to Boaz Trust meeting the additional costs of adapting services, premises or implementing other safety measures in response to the Covid pandemic.
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£10,000 08/07/2020
"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
Comic Relief - Safe routes out of asylum destitution in Greater Manchester
£25,000 23/06/2020
6
COVID19 Recovery funding
Crisis UK - Grant to Boaz Trust
£4,800 04/06/2020
Food donations for people with No Recourse to Public Funding (NRPF)
Greater Manchester Mayor's Charity - Grant to Boaz Trust
£10,000 14/05/2020
Towards core work of providing safe accommodation and supporting clients, namely asylum seekers (COVID-19 response)
Forever Manchester - Food Crisis Support
£2,500 07/05/2020
Food, voucher and hygiene items for destitute refugees and asylum seekers
The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund - Grant to Boaz Trust
£12,500 17/04/2020
12
Emergency Covid Additional Grant unrestricted core costs
Greater Manchester Mayor's Charity - Grant to Boaz Trust
£6,500 30/03/2020
Supporting initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Boaz Trust
£180,000 19/03/2020
36
towards three years' running costs of a project providing support to asylum seekers and refugees in Greater Manchester
Comic Relief - Safe routes out of asylum destitution in Greater Manchester
£150,000 17/03/2020
36
Adults in Greater Manchester who claim asylum often face destitution and become homeless after both negative and positive decisions about their claims. The Boaz Trust will provide accommodation and ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Boaz Trust
£70,297 27/01/2020
36
the charity provide one to one practical and emotional support to destitute refused asylum seekers who are living in its accommodation. The grant funds a f/t Client Support Worker
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to The Boaz Trust
£20,000 09/01/2020
An unrestricted grant of £20,000. The Boaz Trust works to end poverty amongst asylum seekers and refugees in Greater Manchester by providing accommodation such as hosting and shared housing. This is ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£20,000 15/10/2019
Shared housing for asylum seekers
National Lottery Community Fund - Client Support Programme
£170,705 30/05/2019
36
The aim of the organisation is to end destitution amongst refused asylum seekers and refugees by providing safe accommodation and holistic support. Funding will go towards staff costs and the ....more
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Boaz Trust
£10,000 15/10/2018
£10,000 towards accommodation for destitute asylum seekers. The Boaz Trust works to end poverty amongst asylum seekers and refugees in Greater Manchester by providing accommodation such as hosting ....more
Joseph Rank Trust - Boaz Trust
£45,000 23/07/2018
36
To fund the running costs of the charity
The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund - Grant to Boaz Trust
£60,000 12/10/2017
Main Grant unrestricted core costs
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Boaz Trust
£103,297 28/03/2017
36
the charity provide one to one practical and emotional support to destitute refused asylum seekers who are living in its accommodation. The grant funds a f/t Client Support Worker
AB Charitable Trust - Accommodation for destitute asylum seekers
£10,000 26/04/2016
£10,000 towards the running costs of two shared houses for destitute asylum seekers
Comic Relief - Female Asylum Seeker Support Programme
£144,877 15/07/2015
36
Many women seeking asylum have experienced serious gender-related persecution and if refused asylum, they have no recourse to public funds and are not allowed to work. Many end up homeless, destitute ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Boaz Trust
£74,800 12/03/2015
36
towards three years' continuation funding for salary costs of a project providing support to homeless refugees and asylum seekers in Greater Manchester
AB Charitable Trust - Ending destitution amongst asylum seekers/refugees
£10,000 27/01/2015
£10,000 towards housing costs
National Lottery Community Fund - Support Programme for Asylum Seeking Men
£248,602 16/07/2013
36
This is a new project developed from a current service in Greater Manchester, which aims to support new arrivals to the country who are destitute and have no access to public funds or mainstream ....more
AB Charitable Trust - Housing provision for destitute asylum seekers
£10,000 09/07/2013
£10,000 towards core housing costs
Tudor Trust - Grant to The Boaz Trust
£90,000 24/06/2013
36
over three years towards the core costs of an organisation providing housing and other support to asylum seekers and refugees in Greater Manchester
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (9)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 06/07/2005, number: 1110344
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
18 returns made; AR06: 29 days late,
Main office

The Boaz Trust
Kath Locke Centre
Kath Locke Community Health & Resou
123 Moss Lane East
MANCHESTER

Objectives

(1) To relieve financial hardship amongst those seeking asylum, those granted refugee status and other vulnerable migrants who are destitute and living temporarily or permanently in Greater Manchester and the surrounding area. This will be done particularly but not exclusively by the provision of temporary accommodation, advice, information, support and advocacy.(2) Such other charitable purposes for the benefit of those seeking asylum, those granted refugee status and other vulnerable migrants who are destitute, in such ways as the trustees shall determine.

Defined Area of Benefit:

GREATER MANCHESTER

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase

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