Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: -4
Support Score: 12
  • No PartB
  • Only 3 Trustees: -2
  • Narrow trustee age band: -2
  • Grant maker support: +12
Overall GiG Score: 8 ?

YOURSTORY LTD 

We provide mentoring, education and employment support for young people.We help to improve the emotional well-being of young people and their families.We support them to lead happy, meaningful and engaged lives and to do the best they can.We provide strong values and a warm professional environment.We work to our strengths and support each other to address our weaknesses.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • 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 and there are significant future grants due to be received

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • There are only 3 trustees
  • The Board has little diversity in terms of age

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data

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£223£217£6n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/12/21£194£186£7n/an/an/an/an/a2
31/12/20£167£166£1n/an/an/an/an/a2
31/12/19£215£213£2n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/12/18*£224£228£-5£0£0£0n/a08
31/12/17£287£299£-12£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/16*£258£270£-11£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/15£388£362£26£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/14£308£307£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/13*£156£171£-15£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/12*£188£175£13£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/11£131£129£3£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/10£156£204£-48£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/09?£308£278£30£0£0£0n/a00
01/01/08?*£220£215£6£0£0£0n/a00
31/01/07*£240£177£63£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 18 years
(21 years as a company)

www.yourstory.org.uk

info@yourstory.org.uk

02077939797

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies HouseFacebookInstagramX
UN SDGs
?
Listed activities
  • Amateur Sport
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Recreation
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Other welfare services
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout London,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People With Disabilities
  • 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
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity£130,000
Peter Minet Trust£92,370
DCMS£79,010
Walcot Foundation£41,844
The Fore£4,500
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Peter Minet Trust - Grant to Your Story
£2,370 19/10/2023
Unrestricted Cost of Living uplift grant
Walcot Foundation - Cost of Living Top-Up Grant
£3,000 18/11/2022
Cost of Living Top Up Grant awarded to support small/medium-size organisations with additional costs incurred due to the cost of living crisis.
Peter Minet Trust - Grant to Your Story
£90,000 23/06/2022
36
Unrestricted grant to the organisation
Walcot Foundation - Living with Long Term Health Conditions
£38,844 15/03/2022
24
YourStory is a Lambeth-based education and mentoring charity that works with young people who are disengaged from school set up in 2003. This project has three elements: 1)       1:1 mentoring ....more
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity - YourStory Covid Response Fund - 2022
£55,000 03/02/2022
To contribute to core running costs of YourStory in their work relating to children and young people and their families
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity - YourStory Covid emergency funding
£75,000 21/12/2020
Covid shortfall funding for YourStory
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£79,010 02/09/2020
"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
The Fore - RAFT COVID-19 response grant to YourStory
£4,500 06/07/2020
36
Grant from The Fore's RAFT Immediate Response Fund to YourStory, as part of The Fore's COVID-19 Response programme.
Walcot Foundation - Keeping S.A.F.E by Strengthening Families through Character Education
£57,920 27/11/2018
36
Keeping S.A.F.E by Strengthening Families through Character Education
National Lottery Community Fund - Wraparound
£397,448 16/06/2016
48
A new project for 150 young people in Lambeth who are involved in the criminal justice system with risk intervention support from a home liaison support team to support them to move into mainstream ....more
Show more rows

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (3)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 43-54
  • GEORGE BASHIR Appointed: 2019, Occupation: Chief Operations Officer
  • TIMOTHY HUNTER Appointed: 2019, Occupation: Director Of Learning And Talent
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 17/07/2006, number: 1115367
  • Registered at Companies House on 08/01/2003, number: 04631388
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
16 returns made; AR18: 1 days late, AR16: 2 days late, AR13: 7 days late, AR12: 15 days late, AR08: 30 days late, AR07: 351 days late,
Main office

125 Lambeth Walk
Kennington
London
SE11 6EE

Objectives

1) TO PROMOTE BY ALL CHARITABLE MEANS THE MENTAL, SPIRITUAL, MORAL AND PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT OF YOUNG PEOPLE AND OTHERS WHO LIVE IN LONDON OR OTHER PARTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, AND TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THEM TO DEVELOP THEIR FULL CAPACITIES AND ENABLE THEM TO BECOME RESPONSIBLE MEMBERS OF SOCIETY SO THAT THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE MAY BE IMPROVED; AND2) TO PROVIDE FACILITIES FOR RECREATION OR OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING CONDITIONS OF LIFE.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NATIONAL

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
Authorised officials of this charity can add information to this page (including a Donate Now button) for no cost

Tips for Selecting Charities

Which areas of philanthropy are most effective?
The text of this post is taken from an article on the Effective Altruism forum. It suggests that you can achieve the most impact by supporting causes that fight extreme poverty, improving animal welfare....more
Our Top Tips for Philanthropy
Here are some ideas to help you gain more satisfaction from your philanthropy and confidence that the causes you have selected are impactful. Engage your brain, as well as your heart You....more
How to become a Philanthropist
In this Blog we outline a strategy to help people who are new to philanthropy and for those who feel dissatisfied with the impact they are having. Effective philanthropy is immensely rewarding for donors,....more

Giving is Great