Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 0
Support Score: 13
  • Excess reserves: -3
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • No volunteer policy: -2
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Mainly male board: -1
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +10
Overall GiG Score: 13 ?

SHELTER FROM THE STORM 

Provision of shelter, food, advice, counselling and other forms of charitable support to those who are homeless or otherwise socially and economically disadvantaged
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • Spending has increased 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
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Although this charity works with volunteers it does not have a Volunteer Management policy
  • One or more trustees receive payments or benefits from the charity for providing services to the charity
  • The Board is predominantly male

Financial issues to consider:

  • This charity has substantial assets and unrestricted reserves of £1,288,189 available, equivalent to 34 months of spending and so may not be able to utilise additional funding

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£526£455£71£3£1,517£1,288344275
31/03/22£471£410£61n/an/an/an/an/a325
31/03/21£527£433£94£2£1,376£1,32836.85350
31/03/20£627£337£290£1£1,282£1,27245.33445
31/03/19*£795£367£428£2£993£87428.64435
31/03/18£376£343£34£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£372£264£108£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£229£250£-21£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£219£204£15£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£336£165£171£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£227£155£72£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£177£116£61£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£174£88£86£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10*£54£35£19£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09*£36£16£20£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0.6%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0.7%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 16%
Liabilities/Income: 56%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 85%
Reserves/Spending: 34 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 13 months
Quick Ratio: 6.5
Asset Split ?
Established: 16 years

www.sfts.org.uk

mail@sfts.org.uk

02072811363

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies House
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Education/Training
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Shelter for homeless, vulnerable & excluded people
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout London,
Who it helps
  • 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 Charity of Sir Richard Whittington£148,200
Greenwood Place£30,000
The Foyle Foundation£22,500
Joseph Levy Foundation£10,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Joseph Levy Foundation - Unrestricted funding
£10,000 12/01/2024
To support the charity's work providing emergency accommodation for homeless people
The Foyle Foundation - Small Grants
£10,000 28/11/2023
towards the charity’s ongoing work supporting the homeless
Greenwood Place - Grant to Shelter from the Storm
£15,000 01/01/2023
Unrestricted funding
The Foyle Foundation - Small Grants
£5,000 29/11/2022
towards the charity's work supporting the homeless
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Grant to Shelter From The Storm
£75,000 30/06/2022
36
Contribution towards the cost of three years funding for a Project Worker salary
The Foyle Foundation - Small Grants
£5,000 03/12/2021
towards the charity's work supporting the homeless
Greenwood Place - Grant to Shelter from the Storm
£15,000 27/11/2021
Unrestricted funding
Mercer's Charitable Foundation - COVID19 Rapid Response Fund Grant to Shelter From The Storm
£5,000 25/03/2020
12
To support the organisation to continue to operate their homeless shelter.
The Foyle Foundation - Small Grants
£2,500 28/11/2019
towards ongoing costs of running the homeless shelter during 2020
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Grant to Shelter From The Storm
£73,200 04/07/2019
36
Supporting a night shelter, providing support, advice and guidance to guests.
LandAid Charitable Trust - Renovation of 4-bed property
£100,000 27/02/2019
3
This project is a renovation of a former supermarket in Archway, Islington into a new 40 bed night shelter, a community café and a shop. It is a purpose built, design led, unique night shelter ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (5)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 33-57
  • MR KRIS SPARKS Appointed: 2016, Occupation: It Consultant / Book Keeper
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 20/08/2008, number: 1125575
  • Registered at Companies House on 26/06/2008, number: 06631475
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
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
Filing Record
15 returns made; AR19: 19 days late, AR10: 58 days late, AR09: 2 days late,
Main office

Shelter From The Storm
124-128 City Road
LONDON
EC1V 2NX

Objectives

THE OBJECTS OF THE CHARITY ARE TO RELIEVE THE NEED OF PERSONS WHO ARE HOMELESS OR OTHERWISE SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED BY THE PROVISION OF SHELTER, FOOD, ADVICE. COUNSELLING AND OTHER CHARITABLE FORMS OF SUPPORT.

Defined Area of Benefit:

UNDEFINED. IN PRACTICE, LOCAL

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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