Finance Score: 8
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 7
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +7
Overall GiG Score: 21 ?

JAMES' PLACE CHARITY 

James' Place works to save the lives of men in suicidal crisis. The charity offers free, life-saving treatment to suicidal men.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from a grant maker recently
  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • 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 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:

  • Liquidity appeared to be considerably in excess of CC guidelines at the latest year end but this has been generated by an income surplus in the latest year and spending has been increasing rapidly

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£2,820£1,408£1,412£157£3,883£2,38220.32440
31/03/22£1,180£980£200£99£2,516£2,05525.21910
31/03/21£1,298£751£547£82£2,309£2,30936.9130
31/03/20£621£575£47£21£1,753£1,75336.610100
31/03/19£610£423£187£30£1,707£1,70748.450
31/03/18£279£206£73£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£790£210£580£109£1,447£1,44782.710
31/03/16*£179£42£137£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15*£212£73£139£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£108£72£36£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13*£22£61£-39£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12*£49£43£6£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11*£84£72£12£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10*£48£72£-24£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09*£931£325£606£284£606£60622.300

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 5.6%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 11.1%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 18%
Highest pay band: £80,000-£90,000
Liabilities/Assets: 4%
Liabilities/Income: 6%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 61%
Reserves/Spending: 20.3 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 17 months
Quick Ratio: 6.8
Asset Split ?
Established: 17 years

https://www.jamesplace.org.uk/

finance@jamesplace.org.uk

020 3488 8404

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Emotional support, counselling or therapy
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Scotland, Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • 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
The October Club£690,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£60,000
Westminster Foundation£10,000
Prudence Trust£10,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Westminster Foundation - ADWC grant - James' Place Liverpool - 20/04/2023
£10,000 20/04/2023
12
Saving the lives of men in suicidal crisis in Merseyside
Co-Operative Group - Grant to James' Place Liverpool
£1,359 22/10/2022
We would like to run a Peer Support Group. This would be a safe space for the men we support to discuss their experiences and work with with our therapists after sessions.
Prudence Trust - Scoping for targeted marketing project
£10,000 26/05/2022
This grant supports 6 months of scoping work on a proposed campaign for suicide prevention among target groups of young men and associated growth of programmes to meet the demand this would create.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (3 Years) award
£30,000 20/05/2022
36
James' Place London
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (3 Years) award
£30,000 30/04/2021
36
James' Place London
LUND TRUST - Towards core costs
£500 12/04/2021
Towards core costs
The October Club -
£690,000 31/10/2020
DCMS - VSCE CMC Fund
£5,000 22/05/2020
NET, Comic Relief and Children in Need will use this funding to provide: increased support to vulnerable people and hidden groups, thus reducing the burden on public services; reach local grassroots ....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: 35-71
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 10/12/2007, number: 1121891
  • Registered at Companies House on 09/11/2007, number: 06423497
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
15 returns made; AR16: 2 days late, AR15: 35 days late, AR13: 103 days late, AR12: 41 days late, AR11: 9 days late, AR10: 15 days late, AR09: 5 days late,
Main office

20 Bunhill Row
LONDON
EC1Y 8LP

Objectives

3.1 THE ADVANCEMENT OF HEALTH AND THE SAVING OF LIVES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, RELIEVING SICKNESS, DISEASE AND HUMAN SUFFERING AND ENDEAVOURING TO ENSURE THAT THOSE WITH ANY FORM OF DEPRESSION OBTAIN TREATMENT AND SUPPORT, TO HELP PREVENT SUICIDE AMONGST YOUNG PERSONS IN PARTICULAR; AND3.2 THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION INTO THE CAUSES OF DEPRESSION, SUICIDE AND RELATED MATTERS WITH A VIEW TO:(A) CREATING GREATER AWARENESS OF THE CAUSES OF SUICIDE AND THE PREVALENCE OF SUICIDE AMONGST YOUNG PERSONS IN PARTICULAR, TO ENSURE THAT WARNING SIGNS OF SUICIDE ARE ACTED UPON;(B) ENCOURAGING RESEARCH INTO THE CAUSES AND PREVENTION OF SUICIDE AMONGST YOUNG PERSONS IN PARTICULAR, AND THE DISSEMINATION OF THE RESULTS OF SUCH RESEARCH; AND(C) HELPING TO LESSEN THE STIGMA ASSOCIATED WITH DEPRESSION TO ENABLE THOSE WITH DEPRESSION TO OBTAIN TREATMENT AND APPROPRIATE SUPPORT; AND3.3) TO FURTHER SUCH CHARITABLE PURPOSES AND TO BENEFIT SUCH CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS AS THE TRUSTEES THINK FIT.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NATIONAL

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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