Finance Score: 3
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 6
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Grant maker support: +6
Overall GiG Score: 12 ?

THE ASCENSION TRUST 

Enrichment of the community through social action, outreach, education and mission work.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are 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:

  • One or more trustees receive payments or benefits from the charity for providing services to the charity and another benefit

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
31/12/22£808£711£97£74£926£88514.9126
31/12/21£715£419£296£76£829£77722.283
31/12/20£414£398£17n/an/an/an/an/a16
31/12/19*£474£577£-103n/an/an/an/an/a18
31/12/18£676£628£48£23£620£3777.21117
31/12/17£459£494£-35£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/16£475£491£-16£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/15£476£554£-78£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/14£694£656£38£87£606£4368120
31/12/13£660£687£-27£79£568£4307.5110
31/12/12£562£513£49£71£595£47711.2110
31/12/11£776£682£94£80£546£4257.5110
31/12/10£811£702£109£72£452£3756.4100
31/12/09£763£684£80£92£343£2534.4100

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 9.7%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 10.4%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 13%
Liabilities/Income: 17%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 96%
Reserves/Spending: 14.9 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 12 months
Quick Ratio: 6
Asset Split ?
Established: 16 years

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Community services
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Antigua And Barbuda, Australia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Ireland, Nigeria, Scotland, Throughout England And Wales, Trinidad And Tobago, United States,
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.

Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Westminster Street Pastors
£1,003 22/10/2022
We will reduce homelessness, crime and anti-social behaviour in Central London, whilst helping hundreds of vulnerable people, and supporting Westminster City Council, Police and Ambulance Services.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Wellingborough Street Pastors
£2,156 22/10/2022
We provide food and care to local night life.
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity - Beacon Project
£180,000 16/12/2021
To provide Caribbean and African communities in SE London the ability to make informed choices around their health and Covid-19 vaccine and to provide direct clinical support with Caribbean and ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Westminster Street Pastors
£2,014 23/10/2021
We would like to help to reduce homelessness, crime and antisocial behaviour in central London, while supporting hundreds of vulnerable people, by training up more voluntary street pastors.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Wellingborough Street Pastors
£3,192 24/10/2020
We aim to help keep those people who are out and about on a Saturday night safe and well.

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 45-72
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 16/12/2008, number: 1127204
  • Registered at Companies House on 18/11/2008, number: 06751712
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
14 returns made; AR19: 60 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from WANDSWORTH STREET PASTORS on 16/08/2021
  • Asset transfer in from WATERSIDE STREET PASTORS on 15/11/2021
  • Asset transfer in from CHIPPENHAM STREET PASTORS on 17/11/2021
  • Asset transfer in from LANCASTER STREET PASTORS on 24/08/2022
Main office

ALPHA HOUSE
ALPHA PLACE
158 GARTH ROAD
MORDEN
SURREY
SM4 4TQ

Objectives

TO ADVANCE THE CHRISTIAN FAITH IN SUCH PARTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OR THE WORLD AS THE DIRECTORS OF THE CHARITY MAY FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FIT AND TO FULFIL SUCH OTHER PURPOSES WHICH ARE EXCLUSIVELY CHARITABLE ACCORDING TO THE LAW OF ENGLAND AND WALES AND ARE CONNECTED WITH THE CHARITABLE WORK OF THE CHARITY;TO RELIEVE SICKNESS AND FINANCIAL HARDSHIP AND TO PROMOTE AND PRESERVE GOOD PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH PARTICULARLY BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH THE PROVISION OF COUNSELLING AND SUPPORT IN SUCH PARTS OF THE UNTIED KINGDOM OR THE WORLD AS THE TRUSTEES FROM TIME TO TIME MAY THINK FIT.

Defined Area of Benefit:

GLOBAL

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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