Finance Score: 7
Governance Score: 2
Support Score: 16
  • Good reserves management: +3
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • 12+ Trustees: -1
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +13
Overall GiG Score: 25 ?

GROUNDWORK LONDON 

To promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment;to provide facilities in the interest of social welfare for recreation and lesiure time occupation ; advance public education in environmental matters and to help people conserve, protect and improve their environment.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • Reserves management has been consistently within official guidelines
  • 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 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

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • There are 14 trustees whereas the Charities Commission recommends a maximum of 12

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£33,160£32,922£238£0£11,815£10,3033.847225,669
31/03/22£28,173£27,775£398£0£11,852£10,3154.54097,300
31/03/21£20,961£20,871£90£0£11,168£7,7684.53711,000
31/03/20£24,788£24,229£558£0£9,942£8,7954.43681,000
31/03/19£20,099£19,721£377£281£8,654£7,4834.635313,000
31/03/18£19,906£19,323£584£250£8,392£7,1964.53520
31/03/17£15,365£13,739£1,627£323£7,780£6,5605.72220
31/03/16£11,313£11,252£62£312£6,169£4,9365.3880
31/03/15£10,214£10,163£51£43£5,771£4,9005.8880
31/03/14£10,436£9,936£500£32£5,721£4,8285.8980
31/03/13£11,753£11,093£660£39£5,221£4,3114.71040
31/03/12£12,655£11,431£1,224£48£4,561£3,6343.81190
31/03/11£14,039£14,136£-97£53£3,337£1,2671.11280
31/03/10£11,821£11,440£382£50£3,434£1,0641.11390
31/03/09£7,403£7,305£99£132£1,614£4160.7820

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0.4%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0.4%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 2%
Highest pay band: £90,000-£100,000
Liabilities/Assets: 45%
Liabilities/Income: 29%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 87%
Reserves/Spending: 3.8 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 2 months
Quick Ratio: 0.5
Asset Split ?
Established: 17 years
(23 years as a company)

http://www.groundwork.org.uk/sites/london

london@groundwork.org.uk

02079221230

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Amateur Sport
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Environment conservation & animal welfare advocacy
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Throughout London,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin
  • 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
National Lottery Community Fund£416,974
The Berkeley Foundation£300,750
Prudence Trust£263,755
Royal Docks £130,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
£375 31/10/2023
Unrestricted match funding payment to October 2023
National Lottery Community Fund - The Loop Community & Environmental Hub @Grahame Park
£416,974 30/08/2023
Funding will be used to continue an environmental community furniture shop/workshop supporting the Grahame Park estate in its recovery from Covid. The Loop offers affordable furniture and household ....more
The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
£375 31/07/2023
Unrestricted match funding payment to July 2023
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Groundwork London
£8,113 31/03/2023
Culture Together grant from the Environment, Neighbourhoods & Growth department
The Berkeley Foundation - Groundwork London youth leadership programme 2022-2025
£300,000 08/08/2022
Multi year Strategic Partner grant in support of a youth leadership programme - Year 1 of 3
Royal Docks - Royal Docks Green Skill Programme
£130,000 07/07/2022
Groundwork London (GL) have secured ESF funding to deliver a London-wide programme of Green Skills training. The Royal Docks GSP will focus on priority themes of green jobs and community wealth ....more
Prudence Trust - More Places to Go 2022 - Groundwork London
£263,755 26/05/2022
This grant support the expansion of the open access therapeutic support programme, The Nest. The service will expand into more satellite locations around Southwark, thereby reaching more young people ....more
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Groundwork London
£26,578 31/03/2022
Youth and Play grant from the Environment & Leisure department
Walcot Foundation - BounceBack to Rework
£115,046 26/07/2021
24
Salaried work placement programme for those with more significant barriers to employment. Participants taking part will receive pay at LLW for 6 months, mentoring and confidence/self-esteem building ....more
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£65,446 09/09/2020
"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
Garfield Weston Foundation - Major Grants award - COVID19 response
£50,000 14/05/2020
Impact
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Groundwork London
£24,793 01/04/2020
Community Safety grant from the Environment & Leisure department for The Nest - Groundwork MOPAC
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Groundwork London
£26,578 01/04/2020
Youth and Play grant from the Environment & Leisure department
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Groundwork London
£54,100 08/10/2019
Full CIRCLE (Community Integration for Refugees through CuLturE)
Greater London Authority - Groundwork London
£79,540 01/09/2019
Positive activities for young people involved in crime or at risk of crime or exclusion
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Groundwork London
£24,607 01/04/2019
Youth and Play grant from the Environment & Leisure department
Greater London Authority - Tottenham Silver Sports
£131,088 01/11/2018
TOTTENHAM SILVER SPORTS: We will create activity hubs in Sheltered Housing Schemes in Tottenham bringing residents and non-residents together through sports in order to reduce isolation, improve ....more
Greater London Authority - Young Londoners Fund
£139,508 22/10/2018
Safe&Sound will support 216 young people at risk in Southwark to make more positive choices, reach their potential, and prevent them getting involved in serious violence/criminal activity. ....more
Comic Relief - Tottenham Silver Sports
£131,088 25/09/2018
24
There is little interaction between between different social/cultural groups in Sheltered Housing schemes in Tottenham. Groundwork London will create four activity hubs in Sheltered Housing schemes ....more
Greater London Authority - Grant to Groundwork South
£327 28/06/2018
National Park City Week 2018
London Marathon Charitable Trust - To redevelop currently disused and locked up pitch with 3G surface and floodlights at Elthorne Estate
£100,000 31/05/2018
Towards redevelopment of currently disused and locked up pitch. Fund 3G surface, new floodlights, DDA compliant ramps and seating. Bring back into use the pitch that currently attracts gangs to ....more
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Groundwork London
£24,607 01/04/2018
Youth and Play grant from the Environment & Leisure department
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Groundwork London
£24,634 17/10/2017
12
Young people who are involved in or affected by gangs will receive paid employment and training to refurbish and sell unwanted furniture. Young people will continue into employment or training, ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - CtoC/3/9 - WAVES (Work and Voluntary Experience to Succeed)
£174,650 05/06/2017
21
The project will increase social inclusion in the Coast to Capital LEP area, by providing innovative support to help disadvantaged participants towards and into employment.
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Groundwork London
£12,303 01/04/2017
Youth and play grant Oct-March grant from the Environment & Social Regeneration department
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Groundwork London
£15,563 01/04/2017
Youth grant Apr-Sept 2017 grant from the Environment & Social Regeneration department
Greater London Authority - Grant to Groundwork London
£30,325 18/01/2017
Tree planting projects 2016-17
Greater London Authority - Grant to Groundwork London
£13,051 18/01/2017
Tree planting projects 2016-17
National Lottery Community Fund - Lon/2/15 - The 'Elevate' Project - giving hope & raising opportunities
£285,000 09/11/2016
35
This project aims to provide employment focused activities that will result in sustainable job opportunities for refugees who have settled in Central London. This will be achieved through a package ....more
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Groundwork West London
£22,000 24/10/2016
refurbishment of building for a charity which works with disadvantaged young people in London
Masonic Trust - Employment Training
£30,000 19/10/2016
1-1 mentoring and support for NEET young people, long-term unemployed adults and people with chronic health problems or disabilities. Aims to address barriers to employment, build confidence and ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - CtoC/3/9 - WAVES (Work And Voluntary Experience to Succeed)
£28,610 22/09/2016
4
This grant will be used to develop plans for a project that aims to help unemployed people in Croydon find work. Participants will include people over 50, those with disabilities and ethnic ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Harvest Stomp 2016
£10,000 15/09/2016
12
The organisation will use the funding to hold a community event in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as part of the Urban Food Fortnight. This will enable the organisation to bring people together, ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - LON 1.5 - ACE (Able, Capable, Employed)
£1,166,061 12/05/2016
42
This project will support people aged 24 plus in South and Central London with long-term health problems or disabilities into sustained and meaningful employment in the open labour market. It will ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - LON 1.6 ACE (Able, Capable, Employed)
£1,677,665 12/05/2016
42
This project aims to support people aged over 24 with long-term health problems or disabilities into sustained employment in the open labour market. The service will be delivered in North, East and ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Lon/2/15 The 'Elevate' Project-giving hope & raising opportunities fo
£37,640 26/04/2016
12
The funding will be used to develop detailed mapping of refugee and borough profiles and characteristics (including the client journey), partnership development of common monitoring tools, ....more
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Groundwork London
£31,126 01/04/2016
Youth service - main grant grant from the Environment & Leisure department
National Lottery Community Fund - Lon/1/5 ACE (Able, Capable, Employed)
£43,440 06/11/2015
12
This grant will be used to develop plans for a project in South and Central London to support people aged 24+ with long term health problems or disabilities into sustained and meaningful employment ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Lon/1/6 ACE (Able, Capable, Employed)
£43,440 06/11/2015
12
This grant will be used to develop plans for a project in North, East and West London to support people aged 24+ with long term health problems or disabilities into sustained and meaningful ....more
Greater London Authority - Grant to Groundwork London
£105,000 11/06/2015
In relation to the Climate Proofing Social Housing Landscapes Project
Greater London Authority - Grant to Groundwork London
£35,000 30/04/2015
To deliver the Community Strand of the Pocket Parks Programme
London Marathon Charitable Trust - To create an Active Plaza at New Zealand Way, White City Estate
£72,504 10/12/2014
Towards the development of a new active plaza incorporating exercise equipment, outdoor table tennis table and an outdoor games table.
London Marathon Charitable Trust - To resurface pitch and overhead netting at Spa Green Estate, Islington
£52,844 10/12/2014
Towards resurfacing the pitch, installing a new, heavy duty fencing inclusive of the net roof. Also creating an additional entrance and soft landscaping around the MUGA.
Greater London Authority - Grant to Groundwork London
£10,000 03/11/2014
Speed Volunteering project - Team Wandle
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Groundwork London
£49,800 11/12/2013
SOS London (Sounds of South London)
National Lottery Community Fund - Haringey Time Bank
£80,000 10/11/2010
36
The Haringey Time-Bank project provides volunteering opportunities for people to work together by trading time, skills and experience with in their local community. The project enables people to come ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Taskforce 4 Nature
£10,000 08/11/2010
12
This project in London will deliver a volunteer programme to plant wildflower meadows, install loggeries, build bird boxes and conduct surveys in five green spaces. This will provide opportunities ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Ealing Play Rangers
£10,000 05/08/2010
12
This is a project by a charity in Ealing who will use the funding to deliver a programme of activities for young people and play ranger training for adults.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (14)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 32-77
  • ALAN SMITH (Chair) Appointed: 2012, Occupation: Councillor
  • ALEXANDRA BEER Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Head Of Grant Operations And Portfolio Development
  • KEITH TAYLOR Appointed: 2017, Occupation: Chartered Surveyor
  • TONY BEAMAN Appointed: 2024, Occupation: Strategy Manager
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 09/10/2007, number: 1121105
  • Registered at Companies House on 08/05/2001, number: 04212532
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Other Regulators
  • Ofsted (Office For Standards In Education)
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
15 returns made; all on time
Main office

GROUNDWORK
18-21 MORLEY STREET
LONDON
SE1 7QZ

Objectives

2.1) TO PROMOTE THE CONSERVATION, PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE PHYSICAL AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT IN LONDON (THE AREA).2.2) TO PROVIDE FACILITIES IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE FOR RECREATION AND LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION WITH THE OBJECTIVE OF IMPROVING THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE FOR THOSE LIVING IN OR WORKING IN OR RESORTING TO THE AREA.2.3) TO ADVANCE PUBLIC EDUCATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS AND OF THE WAYS OF BETTER CONSERVING, PROTECTING AND IMPROVING THE SAME WHERESOEVER.2.4) TO PROMOTE FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT, URBAN OR RURAL REGENERATION IN AREAS OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEPRIVATION WITHIN THE AREA BY ALL OR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING MEANS:2.4.1) THE RELIEF OF POVERTY IN SUCH WAYS AS MAY BE THOUGHT FIT;2.4.2) THE RELIEF OF UNEMPLOYMENT IN SUCH WAYS AS MAY BE THOUGHT FIT INCLUDING ASSISTANCE TO FIND EMPLOYMENT;2.4.3) THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION, TRAINING OR RE-TRAINING PARTICULARLY AMONGST UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE AND PROVIDING UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE WITH WORK EXPERIENCE;2.4.4) THE PROVISION OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, BUSINESS ADVICE OR CONSULTANCY IN ORDER TO PROVIDE TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE IN CASES OF FINANCIAL OR OTHER CHARITABLE NEED THROUGH HELP:I) IN SETTING UP THEIR OWN BUSINESSES; ORII) TO EXISTING BUSINESSES;2.4.5) THE CREATION OF TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES BY THE PROVISION OF WORK SPACE, BUILDINGS AND/OR LAND FOR USE ON FAVOURABLE TERMS;2.4.6) THE PROVISION OF HOUSING FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN CONDITIONS OF NEED AND TH IMPROVEMENT OF HOUSING IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR OR IN CHARITABLE OWNERSHIP PROVIDED THAT SUCH POWER SHALL NOT EXTEND TO RELIEVING ANY LOCAL AUTHORITIES OR OTHER BODIES OF A STATUTORY DUTY TO PROVIDE OR IMPROVE HOUSING;2.4.7) THE MAINTENANCE, IMPROVEMENT OR PROVISION OF PUBLIC AMENITIES, INCLUDING THE PROVISION OF ROUTEWAYS SUCH AS FOOTPATHS AND CYCLEWAYS AND ACCESS TO MAIN TRANSPORT ROUTES;2.4.8) THE PRESERVATION OF BUILDINGS OR SITES OF HISTORIC OR ARCHITECTURAL IMPORTANCE;2.4.9) THE PROVISION OR ASSISTANCE IN THE PROVISION OF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES FOR THE PUBLIC AT LARGE AND/OR THOSE WHO BE REASON OF THEIR YOUTH, AGE, INFIRMITY OR DISABLEMENT, POVERTY OR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES, HAVE NEED OF SUCH FACILITIES;2.4.10) THE PROTECTION OR CONSERVATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT, INCLUDING THE RECLAMATION OF DERELICT LAND FOR USE AS OPEN SPACE;2.4.11) THE PROVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH FACILITIES AND CHILDCARE, INCLUDING THE PROVISION OF SCHEMES TO PROMOTE HEALTHIER LIFESTYLES AND CRECHE FACILITIES TO INCREASE THE ABILITY OF PARENTS TO TAKE UP EMPLOYMENT;2.4.12) THE PROMOTION OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND PREVENTION OF CRIME, INCLUDING THE ALLEVIATION OF ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR;2.4.13) SUCH OTHER MEANS AS MAY FROM TIME TO TIME BE DETERMINED SUBJECT TO THE PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE CHARITY COMMISSIONERS FOR ENGLAND AND WALES.2.5) TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC WITHIN THE AREA BY:A) THE PRESERVATION, CONSERVATION AND THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE PRUDENT USE OF RESOURCES;B) THE RELIEF OF POVERTY AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE IN SOCIALLY AND DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES;C) THE PROMOTION OF SUSTAINABLE MEANS OF ACHIEVING ECONOMIC GROWTH AND REGENERATION.2.6) TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC IN SUBJECTS RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND THE PROTECTION, ENHANCEMENT AND REHABILITATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND TO PROMOTE STUDY AND RESEARCH IN SUCH SUBJECTS PROVIDED THAT THE USEFUL RESULTS OF SUCH STUDY ARE DISSEMINATED TO THE PUBLIC AT LARGE.SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THIS ARTICLE AND IN ARTICLE 3.5 ABOVE MEANS DEVELOPMENT WHICH MEETS THE NEEDS OF THE PRESENT WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE ABILITY OF FUTURE GENERATIONS TO MEET THEIR OWN NEEDS.2.7) TO PROMOTE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF CHARITIES IN THE DIRECT FURTHERANCE OF THEIR OBJECTS (OR ANY ONE OF THEM) BY THE PROVISION OF INFORMATION, ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE IN THE ESTABLISHMENT, ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT OF SUCH CHARITIES INCLUDING ASSISTANCE OF ALL TYPES IN CONNECTION WITH THE RAISING AND DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS.2.8 TO PROMOTE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC BY THE PROVISION OF INFORMATION, SUPPORT AND ADVICE TO LOCAL COMMUNITY BASED GROUPS ANYWHERE IN THE AREA.

Defined Area of Benefit:

GREATER LONDON

Data Sources

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