Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 12
  • No PartB
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +12
Overall GiG Score: 18 ?

HACKNEY MIGRANT CENTRE 

A weekly drop-in centre for refugees, asylum seekers and recent migrants of any nationality or immigration status, offering social support and free professional advice on immigration, housing, welfare and health. The service is available at St. Mary's New Church Rooms, Spensley Walk, off Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 9ES from 12.30 to 3.30 every Wednesday. No appointment necessary.
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
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Over half the Board have joined recently

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
31/03/23£437£363£74n/an/an/an/an/a60
31/03/22£307£408£-102n/an/an/an/an/a67
31/03/21*£453£476£-23n/an/an/an/an/a50
31/03/20£435£375£60n/an/an/an/an/a50
31/03/19£404£338£66n/an/an/an/an/a105
31/03/18*£367£305£62£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£281£244£36£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£187£170£17£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£145£137£8£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£92£86£6£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13*£75£72£3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£50£40£10£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£50£40£10£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10*£27£40£-13£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£40£25£15£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 16 years

www.hackneymigrantcentre.org.uk

info@hackneymigrantcentre.org.uk

07504332706

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Education/Training
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Community services
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Newham, Tower Hamlets,
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.

Major supporters in last 5 years
Trust for London£242,925
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington£90,000
AB Charitable Trust£70,000
Hackney Council£40,000
Paul Hamlyn Foundation£20,000
Crowdfunder£19,275
Garfield Weston Foundation£10,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Hackney Migrant Centre
£30,000 25/01/2024
An unrestricted grant of £30,000 (This grant is renewable - year 1 of up to 3 years). Hackney Migrant Centre provides advice and casework on immigration, welfare and housing to people seeking ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£10,000 17/02/2023
Hackney Migrant Centre Advice Service
Trust for London - Hackney Migrant Centre
£25,000 12/01/2023
This funding is to provide high quality immigration advice at OISC level 3.
Trust for London - Hackney Migrant Centre
£40,000 15/12/2022
The funding is for the provision of high quality immigration advice at OISC level 3.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Hackney Migrant Centre Advice Service
£20,000 14/12/2022
Hackney Migrant Centre (HMC) supports asylum seekers, refugees and other vulnerable migrants to access their rights and rebuild their lives. They create a safe, supportive environment, with a weekly ....more
Crowdfunder - Local Action Fund
£19,275 12/09/2022
Covid response
Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust - Hackney Migrant Centre - 02/11/21
£1,250 08/12/2021
Social support and wellbeing at Hackney Migrant Centre
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Hackney Migrant Centre
£20,000 22/04/2021
An unrestricted grant of £20,000. Hackney Migrants Centre provides a weekly drop in sessions to provide advice and casework on immigration, housing and welfare, in addition to direct aid support and ....more
Hackney Council - Grant to Hackney Migrant Centre
£30,000 24/03/2021
12
Wave 5 (Core): The funding is for support to vulnerable migrants during and after Covid-19, including emotional support and food, and for casework capacity to resolve underlying issues. Funding will ....more
Trust for London - Hackney Migrant Centre
£162,000 24/02/2021
The funding is for a new, in-house Immigration Adviser (OISC 3 or solicitor), to expand and deepen HMC's Access to Justice work for refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants, through ....more
London Catalyst - Hackney Migrant Centre - 11
£2,000 09/02/2021
Hardship Fund
DCMS - VSCE CMC Fund
£3,000 07/10/2020
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
Hackney Council - Grant to Hackney Migrant Centre
£10,000 26/08/2020
6
LCRF Wave 3: Ongoing costs of food and essentials to asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants who are experiencing destitution, exclusion from welfare support and social isolation during Covid-19 ....more
Trust for London - Hackney Migrant Centre
£8,425 29/05/2020
3
The funding is for additional temporary staff costs, so they can continue to offer holistic support to vulnerable refugees and migrants; as housing and immigration casework, direct poverty relief ....more
Mercer's Charitable Foundation - COVID19 Rapid Response Fund Grant to Hackney Migrant Centre (HMC)
£4,000 01/04/2020
12
To support the organisation's hardship fund for refugees and migrants.
Trust for London - Hackney Migrant Centre
£7,500 26/02/2020
12
The funding is for HMC’s holistic support for migrants, usually delivered at a weekly drop-in advice service and remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic. Through advice provision and ongoing casework ....more
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Grant to Hackney Migrant Centre (HMC)
£90,000 29/01/2020
36
Providing high-quality, holistic advice and longer-term casework support for refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants in need
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Hackney Migrant Centre
£20,000 09/01/2020
An unrestricted grant of £20,000. Hackney Migrants Centre provides a weekly drop in to provide advice and casework relating to immigration, housing and welfare.
Trust for London - Hackney Migrant Centre
£7,500 05/06/2019
12
The funding is for our weekly drop-in advice and support service to refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants in need. This includes: initial immigration and housing advice; destitution and ....more
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Hackney Migrant Centre
£10,000 15/10/2018
£10,000 towards core costs. Hackney Migrant Centre delivers a weekly drop in session through it provides advice and assistance to migrants on immigration, welfare & health issues (delivering ....more
Tudor Trust - Grant to Hackney Migrant Centre
£90,000 05/10/2017
36
over three years as continuation funding towards the manager's salary and associated costs at a charity supporting migrants in Hackney, East London
National Lottery Community Fund - Moving Out of Hardship: Supporting vulnerable migrants in London
£499,828 03/03/2016
60
Migrant families and young people who have reached a crisis situation where their support networks have been exhausted or have become victims of domestic violence/trafficking will be supported. Many ....more
Tudor Trust - Grant to Hackney Migrant Centre
£130,000 31/07/2014
36
over three years towards the salary and associated costs of the centre manager at a migrant support centre in Hackney_x000D_
Woodward Charitable Trust - Towards the volunteer programme
£1,500 05/08/2013
Towards the volunteer programme to help with the asylum support system.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Hackney Migrant Centre
£60,300 14/03/2012
36
towards three years' core costs of a drop-in advice and support service in the London Borough of Hackney for refugees and asylum seekers
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Hackney Migrant Centre
£30,000 19/09/2011
the salary of the Centre Co-ordinator and the costs of Legal Advisors for the immigration and welfare advice service
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (10)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 23-74
  • SARAF ANAN Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Investment Analyst
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 17/01/2008, number: 1122363
  • Registered at Companies House on 14/11/2007, number: 06426744
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
15 returns made; AR21: 58 days late, AR18: 27 days late, AR13: 3 days late, AR10: 1 days late,
Main office

The Old Fire Station
61 Leswin Road
LONDON
N16 7NX

Objectives

• To relieve financial hardship, destitution and any other needs among refugees, asylum seekers, other migrants and their families including, but not limited to, the provision of legal services, advice, advocacy and other support which they could not otherwise obtain through lack of resources; • To preserve and protect the physical and mental health of refugees, asylum seekers, other migrants and their families especially, but not exclusively, by providing advice and advocacy to assist them to access suitable housing, health care and other relevant services; and • To advance the education of the public in general about issues relating to refugees, asylum seekers, other migrants and their families.

Defined Area of Benefit:

THE UNITED KINGDOM, AND IN PARTICULAR IN EAST LONDON.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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