Finance Score: 3
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 11
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +11
Overall GiG Score: 20 ?

THE GLOBAL FUND FOR CHILDREN UK TRUST 

The Global Fund for Children works to advance the dignity of children and youth around the world by investing small grants and organisational strengthening support in programmes of innovative community based organisations that engage marginalised and vulnerable children and youth in their communities.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age 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
30/06/23£15,290£2,905£12,384£137£13,378£4621.9110
30/06/22£1,438£1,716£-278£69£993£4062.860
30/06/21£3,817£2,868£949£57£1,271£2521.140
30/06/20£696£462£233£77£321£461.210
30/06/19£344£378£-34n/an/an/an/an/a0
30/06/18£311£403£-93£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/17£784£675£109£129£215£1662.920
30/06/16£555£531£24£154£106£1052.430
30/06/15£725£724£1£186£82£90.230
30/06/14£460£455£5£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/13£802£783£19£160£77£771.210
30/06/12£484£479£6£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/11£720£696£24£43£52£520.910
30/06/10£96£83£13£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/09£150£159£-9£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/08£197£172£24£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0.9%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 4.7%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 11%
Highest pay band: £120,000-£130,000
Liabilities/Assets: 1%
Liabilities/Income: 1%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 3%
Reserves/Spending: 1.9 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 55 months
Quick Ratio: 23.1
Asset Split ?
Established: 17 years

https://www.globalfundforchildren.org

uktrust@globalfundforchildren.org

02081642428

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Disability
  • Education/Training
  • Overseas Aid/Famine Relief
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • International education & child welfare
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
Where it operates
  • Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, Barking And Dagenham, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia And Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Hackney, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, ....more
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People

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
The Youth Endowment Fund£4,060,414
National Lottery Community Fund£499,910
Lloyds Bank Foundation£400,000
Comic Relief£240,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Global Fund for Children
£400,000 06/12/2022
Grant to Global Fund for Children to support small charities.
National Lottery Community Fund - Boys and Young Men Initiative - phase 2
£499,910 01/12/2022
The project will work with 14 partner organisations that support boys and young men. The project aims to share learning and ideas and build the capacity of partner organisations. It will support ....more
The Youth Endowment Fund - Grant to THE GLOBAL FUND FOR CHILDREN UK TRUST
£3,762,140 31/08/2022
The Youth Endowment Fund - Grant to THE GLOBAL FUND FOR CHILDREN UK TRUST
£179,151 30/06/2021
Comic Relief - Funder Safeguarding Collaborative
£240,000 13/10/2020
18
Funder Safeguarding Collaborative to be managed by the Global Fund for Children (GFC) on behalf of the founding donors; Comic Relief, Oak Foundation, Porticus, Global Fund for Children and Big ....more
The Youth Endowment Fund - Grant to THE GLOBAL FUND FOR CHILDREN UK TRUST
£64,123 30/06/2020
The Youth Endowment Fund - Grant to THE GLOBAL FUND FOR CHILDREN UK TRUST
£55,000 30/06/2019
Comic Relief - Reaching the most vulnerable children in the Dominican Republic
£232,138 27/05/2015
36
Many children in Dominican Republic face harsh and dangerous lives. Children working on the street are at risk of all kinds of abuse. Child marriage and teenage pregnancy is extremely high. Migrant ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 35-59
  • JOHN HECKLINGER Appointed: 2017, Occupation: Chief Executive Officer & President
  • MARK WILSON (Chair) Appointed: 2021, Occupation: Managing Director
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 07/06/2007, number: 1119544
  • Registered at Companies House on 18/12/2006, number: 06031876
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
16 returns made; all on time
Main office

Global Fund for Children UK Trust
Work.Life
4 Crown Place
London
EC2A 4BT

Objectives

ARE TO FURTHER SUCH PURPOSES AS THE CHARITABLE IN ENGLISH LAW FROM TIME TO TIME AND IN PARTICULAR TO ADVANCE EDUCATION IN CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD THROUGH THE PROVISION OF GRANTS AND OTHER FORMS OF ASSISTANCE.

Defined Area of Benefit:

OVERSEAS

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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