Finance Score: -1
Governance Score: 5
Support Score: 4
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Mainly female board: -1
  • Grant maker support: +4
Overall GiG Score: 8 ?

TRANSITION NETWORK 

To support the Transition movement, amplify stories of community-led change, and nurture collaborations across difference to challenge us all to reimagine and rebuild our world.Transition Network works in service to the international movement of self-organising Transition groups and Hubs, and others who are creating community-led change for a sustainable and just future founded on wellbeing.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • Spending has increased over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • 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:

  • One or more trustees receive payments or benefits from the charity for providing services to the charity
  • The Board is predominantly female

Financial issues to consider:

  • Unrestricted reserves appear to be dangerously low at the latest year end
  • 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
31/03/23£1,215£806£409£33£558£1332110
31/03/22£563£649£-86£15£149£1322.4110
31/03/21£810£869£-59£15£235£1301.8100
31/03/20£716£566£150£11£294£1222.6100
31/03/19£395£601£-206n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/18£638£493£145£21£350£611.5100
31/03/17£530£512£17£22£205£661.5100
31/03/16£652£613£39£19£187£911.8120
31/03/15£498£594£-96£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£606£514£92£27£245£641.580
31/03/13£387£391£-3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12*£452£385£67£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£349£366£-17£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£382£307£75£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 2.7%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 4.1%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 10%
Liabilities/Income: 5%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 24%
Reserves/Spending: 2 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 8 months
Quick Ratio: 9.5
Asset Split ?
Established: 15 years
(17 years as a company)

www.transitionnetwork.org

finance@transitionnetwork.org

01803 865669

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
GiG Classification
  • Environment conservation & animal welfare advocacy
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Throughout England And Wales, United States,
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.

Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Growing infrastructure networks and capacity for Transition in Britain
£1,603,933 25/03/2021
The group is a network of more than 300 self-organised initiatives that is transitioning local communities towards a more regenerative future fit way of living Our funding will go towards building ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Transition Covid-19 Response Project
£267,113 17/06/2020
13
Transition Network is a movement of communities coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world. It will distribute grants to support its network of 270 transition groups which are community led ....more
Tudor Trust - Grant to Transition Network
£35,000 07/03/2019
12
over one year as continuation core funding to support organisational and governance development for a national organisation which leads on the Transition model working to create sustainable ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Transition regional connecting and peer support ? Development Phase
£49,000 24/01/2019
13
Transition regional connecting and peer support ' Development Phase
Tudor Trust - Grant to Transition Network
£135,000 03/12/2015
36
over three years as continuation funding towards core and organisational development costs for an national organisation which leads on the Transition model working to create sustainable communities
Friends Provident Foundation - Transition Network - The REconomy Project
£169,900 11/12/2013
Disseminate the REconomy Economic Evaluation approach to building resilient, sustainable and fair local economies and enterprises; develop related community-based support and investment programme to ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Transition Network
£75,000 13/01/2010
28
Towards Project costs Towards training and development costs.
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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: 29-60
  • KEYNE ROWE WALKER Appointed: 2021, Occupation: Policy Officer, Royal Academy Of Engineering
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 19/03/2009, number: 1128675
  • Registered at Companies House on 02/03/2007, number: 06135675
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • 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
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
Filing Record
14 returns made; AR12: 14 days late,
Main office

c/o BSN Associates Ltd
3B Swallowfield Courtyard
Wolverhampton Road
OLDBURY
West Midlands
B69 2JG

Objectives

1 THE PROMOTION OF THE CONVERSATION, PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND PRUDENT USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC BY *ADVANCING EDUCATION AND RAISING AWARENESS OF CLIMATE CHANGE, RESOURCE SCARCITY, PEAK OIL AND ECONOMIC RESILIENCE*PROMOTING INDIVIDUAL, COMMUNITY AND ORGANISATIONAL COMMITMENT TO.A REDUCTION IN CO2 EMISSIONS.ENERGY SAVING.REDUCING RELIANCE UPON CARBON EMITTING ENERGY SOURCES, AND INCREASING RESILIENCE TO RESOURCE SCARCITY2 THE PROMOTION OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT BY*THE PRESERVATION, CONSERVATION AND PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE PRUDENT USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES*THE PROMOTION OF SUSTAINABLE MEANS OF ACHIEVING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND REGENERATION IN ORDER TO REDUCE RELIANCE ON SCARCE RESOURCES INCLUDING OIL

Defined Area of Benefit:

UNDEFINED. IN PRACTICE, NATIONAL.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase

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