Finance Score: 3
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 5
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Grant maker support: +5
Overall GiG Score: 11 ?

T.H.O.M.A.S (THOSE ON THE MARGINS OF A SOCIETY) 

The charity activities include drug and alcohol rehabilitation, residential support / dispersed housing support in the community and a drop-in-centre for homeless people. Equally, it provides social enterprise, supporting people back into employment. It also educates the public about addiction and social exclusion.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • 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

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£1,511£1,398£113£1£1,468£1,26810.93228
31/03/22£1,412£1,448£-36£0£1,356£1,1419.53823
31/03/21£1,680£1,354£326£0£1,392£1,0299.13413
31/03/20£1,499£1,393£106£1£1,066£7226.23440
31/03/19£1,464£1,342£122£1£960£67663240
31/03/18£1,260£1,192£68£0£838£5505.5340
31/03/17£1,494£1,268£226£0£770£4724.5350
31/03/16£1,607£1,567£40£8£541£4093.1440
31/03/15£1,641£1,564£77£54£502£3692.8400
31/03/14£1,293£1,256£37£56£424£3042.9330
31/03/13£1,272£1,210£61£49£387£2362.3280
31/03/12£1,028£983£46£89£325£1602230
31/03/11£782£833£-51£38£281£1382210
31/03/10£785£763£22£37£332£1883200
31/03/09£799£667£131£54£317£1873.4160
31/03/08£640£611£28£57£185£1032140
31/03/07£368£393£-25£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: 20%
Liabilities/Income: 25%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 86%
Reserves/Spending: 10.9 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 8 months
Quick Ratio: 8
Asset Split ?
Established: 18 years

http://www.thomasonline.org.uk

james.mccartney@thomasonline.org.uk

0125459240

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies House
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Emotional support, counselling or therapy
How it operates
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Blackburn With Darwen, Bolton, Lancashire, Salford City, Trafford,
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.

Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£55,000 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
Crisis UK - Grant to THOMAS
£5,000 09/04/2020
Food, cleaning products, food containers, welfare packages for clients and a contribution to staffing and volunteer costs
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to Thomas Organisation
£8,000 04/12/2018
Towards new windows at a centre providing a drop-in service for homeless people.
National Lottery Community Fund - THOMAS Works! Continuing to create opportunities
£392,109 12/07/2017
35
This project works to improve the life-chances of people affected by complex drug and alcohol addiction. It will deliver meaningful activities so that people can gain practical work experience, ....more
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to THOMAS (Those on the Margins of a Society)
£6,500 23/11/2016
Furniture for a charity working in Lancashire
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to THOMAS
£60,000 10/03/2016
36
towards three years' salary of the Business Development Manager at a project delivering social enterprises for people struggling with addiction, offending, homelessness and other issues in the ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - A4A - Creating Strong Roots
£10,000 17/06/2015
12
The organisation will use the funding to develop a horticultural and social enterprise training programme aimed at male residents who are recovering from alcohol and drug addictions, or making the ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - THOMAS Works! - creating employment and training opportunities
£357,000 23/10/2013
36
Through training and employment, the aim of the project is to enable unemployed adults who have overcome substance misuse and prolific, persistent offending but who remain excluded from the labour ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 45-80
  • LEO FLOOD Appointed: 2012, Occupation: Company Director
  • NEIL MALLEY Appointed: 2020, Occupation: Software Engineer
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 01/06/2006, number: 1114489
  • Registered at Companies House on 28/09/2005, number: 05577388
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Other Regulators
  • Care Quality Commission
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
  • 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
17 returns made; all on time
Main office

T H O M A S
St. Annes RC Presbytery
France Street
BLACKBURN
BB2 1LX

Objectives

A TO RELIEVE POVERTY, SICKNESS AND DISTRESS, IN PARTICULAR BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION AMONGST PERSONS SUFFERING AS A RESULT OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE AND HOUSING NEED, THROUGH THE PROVISION OF PRACTICAL ASSISTANCE AND ADVICE OF ALL KINDS INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, REHABILITATION AND RESETTLEMENT AND ACCOMMODATION TO THE HOMELESS AND EDUCATIONAL, LEGAL AND MEDICAL ADVICE, COUNSELLING AND ASSISTANCE.B TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC IN THE EFFECTS OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE AND HOUSING NEED.C TO PURSUE ANY OTHER CHARITABLE PURPOSE WHICH THE TRUSTEES OF THE CHARITY THINK FIT TO PURSUE IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY OF THE CHARITABLE PURPOSES MENTIONED ABOVE.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED. IN PRACTICE, NATIONAL AND OVERSEAS.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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