Finance Score: 1
Governance Score: -7
Support Score: 7
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Excess reserves: -3
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Only 3 Trustees: -2
  • Narrow trustee age band: -2
  • All male board: -3
  • Grant maker support: +7
Overall GiG Score: 1 ?

THE BULLDOG TRUST LIMITED 

The Trust provides financial and advisory assistance to early-stage charities and social impact projects through provision of unrestricted development grants and pro-bono professional expertise. Activities at headquarters, Two Temple Place include the Winter Exhibition Programme promoting UK museums and are designed to maximise the charitable benefit of the house and support the work of the Trust.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity is not recognised by HMRC for Gift Aid according to its latest published return
  • There are only 3 trustees
  • The Board is completely male
  • The Board has little diversity in terms of age

Financial issues to consider:

  • This charity has substantial assets and unrestricted reserves of £8,674,713 available, equivalent to 38 months of spending and so may not be able to utilise additional funding
  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending

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£2,910£2,733£177£1£9,262£8,67538.119160
30/06/22£2,058£2,277£-220£0£9,138£8,63345.5160
30/06/21£2,556£2,189£366£0£9,544£8,70547.7120
30/06/20£2,919£3,335£-417£0£9,100£8,82431.718184
30/06/19£2,426£1,970£456£14£9,742£9,28656.61720
30/06/18£2,622£2,599£22£0£9,218£9,09742160
30/06/17£1,319£1,221£98£8£9,143£8,85887150
30/06/16£1,181£1,388£-207£7£8,696£8,40072.6130
30/06/15£1,491£1,902£-411£263£8,854£8,54853.980
30/06/14?£1,170£1,386£-216£295£9,269£9,18979.680
31/03/13£742£998£-256£30£9,225£9,160110.270
31/03/12£595£805£-210£11£9,202£9,152136.560
31/03/11*£642£593£49£13£9,354£9,354189.440
31/03/10£609£555£54£285£9,046£6,837147.840
31/03/09£9,587£372£9,215£31£8,951£6,697215.910

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0.8%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0.6%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 8%
Highest pay band: £100,000-£110,000
Liabilities/Assets: 7%
Liabilities/Income: 25%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 94%
Reserves/Spending: 38.1 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 4 months
Quick Ratio: 1.8
Asset Split ?
Established: 16 years

www.bulldogtrust.org

info@bulldogtrust.org

02072406044

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies House
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • General Charitable Purposes
GiG Classification
  • Grant-making foundations
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
  • Other charitable activities
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • 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
Garfield Weston Foundation£680,000
Power to Change£337,500
John Ellerman Foundation£50,000
The EQ Foundation£15,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
John Ellerman Foundation - "Body Vessel Clay – Women Rethinking Ceramics" exhibition
£30,000 28/07/2021
"Body Vessel Clay – Women Rethinking Ceramics" exhibition
Garfield Weston Foundation - Major Grants award - COVID19 response
£180,000 24/07/2020
helping the most marginalised communities
Garfield Weston Foundation - Major Grants award - COVID19 response
£500,000 07/05/2020
RAFT Funding for COVID-19
The EQ Foundation - Grant to The Fore
£15,000 26/03/2020
Unrestricted
Power to Change - The Fore (The Bulldog Trust)
£337,500 19/02/2020
11
Grant to The Fore (The Bulldog Trust)
John Ellerman Foundation - Grant to Bulldog Trust
£20,000 30/09/2019
12
Grant to Bulldog Trust
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Bulldog Trust Ltd
£60,000 19/11/2014
Towards the costs of creating an exhibition in London featuring work from the collections of three museums in Lancashire, together with an accompanying education programme.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (3)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 48-58
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 05/03/2008, number: 1123081
  • Registered at Companies House on 20/02/2008, number: 06510777
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
15 returns made; AR11: 1 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from THE BULLDOG TRUST on 24/08/2023
Main office

THE BULLDOG TRUST LTD
2 TEMPLE PLACE
LONDON
WC2R 3BD

Objectives

THE OBJECTS ARE TO FURTHER SUCH CHARITABLE PURPOSES AS THE TRUSTEES SHALL FROM TIME TO TIME DECIDE

Defined Area of Benefit:

UNDEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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