Finance Score: -2
Governance Score: 1
Support Score: 9
  • Multiple Deficits and declines: -5
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Narrow trustee age band: -2
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +9
Overall GiG Score: 8 ?

ACTION FOUNDATION 

We support asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in the North East of England to lead lives that are safe, independent and fulfilled, by providing supported accommodation and free English language and employment classes. Our ?Skills for Life? English language classes are delivered from our classrooms in Newcastle and Sunderland, as well as in other centres through our community partnerships.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • Fundraising costs are low relative to funds raised
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government and a Community Foundation
  • The Board appears to be dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board has little diversity in terms of age
  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • Income has been volatile and on several occasions in recent years less than spending
Established: 15 years

www.actionfoundation.org.uk

info@actionfoundation.org.uk

01912313113

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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£1,324£1,480£-156£102£512£4093.327103
31/03/22£1,373£1,642£-269£97£667£4273.130200
31/03/21£1,744£1,578£167£101£937£6054.629144
31/03/20£1,692£1,392£300£107£770£349324232
31/03/19£1,313£1,098£215£61£470£2562.817200
31/03/18£989£904£84£55£255£891.2150
31/03/17£848£871£-23£43£171£690.9170
31/03/16£646£532£114£31£194£390.9150
31/03/15£438£415£23£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£367£334£34£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£233£241£-7£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£171£176£-5£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£136£126£10£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 8.1%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 6.9%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 22%
Liabilities/Income: 11%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 80%
Reserves/Spending: 3.3 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 2 months
Quick Ratio: 4.1
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
Who works here?
  • 27 employees
  • 103 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Defined Groups
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne City, Sunderland,

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
Paul Hamlyn Foundation£188,000
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd£87,326
Crisis UK£60,000
Virgin Money Foundation£55,000
AB Charitable Trust£45,000
Tuixen Foundation£40,000
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland£13,500
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Increasing organisational sustainability and strategic influence
£8,000 18/01/2023
Action Foundation provides opportunities for people who have migrated to overcome exclusion and poverty by providing housing and English Language support. This funding will enable Action Foundation ....more
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Action Foundation
£25,000 21/12/2022
Grant to contribute to core costs.
National Lottery Community Fund - ESOL coordination and mapping
£5,500 28/10/2022
The funding will be used to carry out a mapping exercise across ESOL providers in Gateshead and Newcastle with the aim of streamlining the ESOL system. The project will enable community organisations ....more
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Action Foundation
£25,000 19/07/2022
Action Foundation support Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the NE with housing, language skills, digital inclusion, a place to meet and access to advice
Crowdfunder - Local Action Fund
£5,708 04/05/2022
Covid response
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Action Foundation
£25,000 20/01/2022
An unrestricted grant of £25,000. Action Foundation is a Newcastle based charity, working with refugees, people seeking asylum and other migrants through the provision of housing, drop in services ....more
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Action Foundation
£500 20/01/2022
Providing initial language support to newly arrived refugees and asylum seekers in Newcastle
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Action Foundation
£15,000 06/12/2021
Action Foundation support Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the NE with housing, language skills, digital inclusion, a place to meet and access to advice
County Durham Community Foundation - Digital Inclusion Project
£5,000 30/11/2021
Towards the Digital Inclusion Project
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Action Foundation
£10,000 24/06/2021
'Action Language' provision for refugees and asylum seekers in Sunderland
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Action Foundation
£1,500 17/06/2021
Core costs for the charity to support refugees and asylum seekers in Tyne and Wear
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Action Foundation
£500 20/05/2021
The organisation's charitable objects
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Action Foundation
£500 20/05/2021
The organisation's charitable objects
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Action Foundation
£30,000 15/03/2021
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Grant to support the organisations running costs.
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - move-in/resettlement packs
£500 11/02/2021
move-in/resettlement packs
Crisis UK - Grant to Action Foundation
£60,000 21/10/2020
Action Foundation has developed a cross-subsidy model to house more asylum seekers and refugees and expand its offer for migrants with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF).
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - The provision of accommodation support for refugees and asylum seekers in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland in the wake of Covid-19
£29,100 06/10/2020
The provision of accommodation support for refugees and asylum seekers in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland in the wake of Covid-19
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - the provision of accommodation support for refugees and asylum seekers in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland in the wake of Covid-19
£29,100 06/10/2020
the provision of accommodation support for refugees and asylum seekers in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland in the wake of Covid-19
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Increasing organisational sustainability and strategic influence
£160,000 14/09/2020
Action Foundation provides opportunities for people who have migrated to overcome exclusion and poverty by providing housing and English Language support. This funding will enable Action Foundation ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Variation grant to Action Foundation
£8,815 24/07/2020
Grant to Action Foundation meeting the additional costs of adapting services, premises or implementing other safety measures in response to the Covid pandemic.
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - 'Action Language' provision for refugees and asylum seekers in Sunderland
£9,126 23/07/2020
'Action Language' provision for refugees and asylum seekers in Sunderland
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Support to refugees and asylum seekers in Tyne & Wear affected by COVID-19
£10,000 24/04/2020
Support to refugees and asylum seekers in Tyne & Wear affected by COVID-19
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - support to refugees and asylum seekers in Tyne & Wear affected by COVID-19
£10,000 24/04/2020
support to refugees and asylum seekers in Tyne & Wear affected by COVID-19
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - COVID19 Emergency Funding
£20,000 09/04/2020
3
Support to aid the organisation in dealing with the challenges posed by COVID19.
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Action Foundation
£20,000 25/04/2019
An unrestricted grant of £20,000. Action Foundation seeks to support refugees, asylum seekers & migrants across Tyne and Wear. They provide supported housing projects and English classes, ....more
DCMS - Housing Development Project
£24,884 01/04/2019
Action Foundation provides support to refugees and asylum seekers across Tyne and Wear. The award helps expand Action Lettings which provides emergency accommodation to refugees and destitute asylum ....more
DCMS - Building Connections Fund
£18,951 01/04/2019
Expansion project based in Newcastle and Sunderland, North East delivering a multi agency drop in service for marginalised asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in order to help them to connect ....more
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Upskilling vulnerable migrants in Sunderland through social English classes - Year 2.
£9,090 01/04/2019
Upskilling vulnerable migrants in Sunderland through social English classes - Year 2.
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Year 3 - Salary and on-costs of the Director of Operations
£45,900 01/04/2019
Year 3 - Salary and on-costs of the Director of Operations
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Action Foundation
£97,570 26/03/2019
36
Action Foundation is requesting funding for salaries to introduce a new in-house legal advice service for asylum seekers and refugees in Tyne & Wear.
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - For work that supports the social inclusion of asylum seekers and refugees in Gateshead and Sunderland
£30,000 12/03/2019
For work that supports the social inclusion of asylum seekers and refugees in Gateshead and Sunderland
DCMS - Building Connections Fund
£18,951 02/01/2019
Expansion project based in Newcastle and Sunderland, North East delivering a multi agency drop in service for marginalised asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in order to help them to connect ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 26/11/2018
Core Costs
National Lottery Community Fund - Integration Action Drop-In
£48,240 26/11/2018
36
Integration Action Drop-In
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Action Foundation
£49,768 24/10/2018
12
Grant to Action Foundation to enable it to expand its housing provision.
DCMS - Housing Development Project
£24,884 24/10/2018
Action Foundation provides support to refugees and asylum seekers across Tyne and Wear. The award helps expand Action Lettings which provides emergency accommodation to refugees and destitute asylum ....more
DCMS - Housing Development Project
£16,589 24/10/2018
Action Foundation provides support to refugees and asylum seekers across Tyne and Wear. The award helps expand Action Lettings which provides emergency accommodation to refugees and destitute asylum ....more
The Rayne Foundation - Grant to Action Foundation
£10,000 05/04/2018
24
Towards the development of a model of informal social English classes for vulnerable migrants delivered through community groups and churches.
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Upskilling vulnerable migrants in Sunderland through social English classes Year 1
£15,809 04/01/2018
Upskilling vulnerable migrants in Sunderland through social English classes Year 1
County Durham Community Foundation - Action Letting - Resident Support Training programme
£49,502 22/11/2017
To support a resident support training programme.
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Action Foundation
£20,000 31/10/2017
£20,000 towards the salary of the Action Hosting Co-ordinator. Action Foundation seeks to support refugees, asylum seekers & migrants across Tyne and Wear. They provide supported housing ....more
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Action Foundation
£16,000 23/10/2017
Refurbishment for a charity which work with disadvantaged minority communities in Tyne and Wear
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Year 1 - Salary and on-costs of the Director of Operations
£43,200 26/09/2017
Year 1 - Salary and on-costs of the Director of Operations
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Providing English classes and workshops to isolated migrants in Sunderland
£10,272 07/09/2017
Providing English classes and workshops to isolated migrants in Sunderland
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Action Foundation
£133,600 07/09/2017
36
towards three years' salary of the Director of Operations at a project providing housing support to destitute asylum seekers in the North East of England
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Learning English Together (LET) - ESOL for small groups
£60,000 10/07/2017
24
Action Foundation’s initiative, Learning English Together (LET), will equip churches and other community groups to provide English language support for migrants who face barriers to accessing ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 03/05/2017
Action Housing, Hosting, Letting and Langauge
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Towards Free English classes for disadvantaged female refugees, asylum seekers and migrants
£2,640 24/02/2017
Towards Free English classes for disadvantaged female refugees, asylum seekers and migrants
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Action Foundation
£48,931 14/09/2016
12
Grant to help expand Action Lettings which provides emergency accommodation to refugees and destitute asylum seekers in Newcastle and Sunderland.
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Towards Providing essential furniture items to refugees moving into independent accommodation
£5,000 13/09/2016
Towards Providing essential furniture items to refugees moving into independent accommodation
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Action Foundation
£64,237 20/07/2016
36
Providing accommodation to refugees and destitute asylum seekers with no recourse to public funds. The grant will fund a proportion of the salary of the Action Letting and Housing Project Manager.
AB Charitable Trust - Supported housing, English language - Refugees & Asylum
£15,000 30/06/2016
£15,000 towards core costs and development of Action Letting, Housing and Language projects
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Towards Free ESOL for Employability courses for refugees and migrants
£3,921 06/05/2016
Towards Free ESOL for Employability courses for refugees and migrants
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Towards Support and accommodation for vulnerable homeless asylum seekers/refugees Year 3
£26,500 01/04/2016
Towards Support and accommodation for vulnerable homeless asylum seekers/refugees Year 3
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Towards Free community based English classes for isolated and vulnerable women
£3,000 08/01/2016
Towards Free community based English classes for isolated and vulnerable women
National Lottery Community Fund - Action Language
£398,916 04/06/2015
47
The aim of the project is to provide a range of skills based classes to new arrivals to the country. The project will have a specific community focus, promoting integration through education with a ....more
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Towards 75 hour ESOL employability courses with mentoring and work experience
£4,941 20/05/2015
Towards 75 hour ESOL employability courses with mentoring and work experience
AB Charitable Trust - Refugees & Asylum housing. English Language School.
£15,000 28/04/2015
£15,000 towards core costs of Action Housing, Letting and Language projects
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Support and accommodation for vulnerable homeless asylum seekers/refugees Year 2
£28,200 01/04/2015
Support and accommodation for vulnerable homeless asylum seekers/refugees Year 2
Northern Rock Foundation - Grant awarded to Action Foundation (Tyne & Wear)
£39,008 30/06/2014
Towards replicating the action letting move-on accommodation and support for homeless refugees in Sunderland and affordable accommodation for the Roma community in Newcastle.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Action Foundation
£85,000 12/06/2014
36
towards three years' continuation funding of the running costs of a project providing support and accommodation for vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees at risk of homelessness in the North East
AB Charitable Trust - Housing and support for asylum seekers/refugees
£10,000 21/01/2014
£10,000 towards running costs of housing projects
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Action Foundation
£16,000 28/08/2013
The Action Foundation works across Tyneside supporting destitute Asylum seekers and socially isolated and vulnerable older people.
AB Charitable Trust - Supported accommodation for destitute asylum seekers
£7,500 22/01/2013
£7,500 towards project costs of Action Housing
National Lottery Community Fund - Action Language
£110,761 14/02/2012
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The Action Foundation has received £110,761 to provide 'Skills for Life' classes for around 425 people with poor English skills in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, many of whom have recently ....more
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How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 47-64
  • ROLA NAEB Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Senior Lecturer
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 08/10/2009, number: 1132051
  • Registered at Companies House on 27/06/2009, number: 06946097
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Engaging external speakers at charity events 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
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
13 returns made; all on time
Main office

THE CASTLEGATE CENTRE
MELBOURNE STREET
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
NE1 2JQ

Objectives

THE OBJECTS FOR WHICH THE COMPANY IS ESTABLISHED FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT ARE:3.1 THE PREVENTION AND/OR RELIEF OF POVERTY BY THE PROVISION OF ADVICE ANDASSISTANCE, TRAINING AND THE PROVISION OF HOUSING AND ACCOMMODATION FORPERSONS IN NEED OF SUCH PROVISIONS AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF HOUSING ANDLIVING CONDITIONS FOR SUCH PERSONS;3.2 THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT;3.3 THE RELIEF OF THOSE IN NEED BY REASON OF THEIR YOUTH, AGE, ILL HEALTH,DISABILITY, FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OR SOCIAL DISADVANTAGE, PARTICULARLY PERSONSSUFFERING OR RECOVERING FROM SUBSTANCE ABUSE, EATING DISORDERS,PROSTITUTION OR PERSONS IN SIMILAR SITUATIONS; AND3.4 THE PROMOTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS (AS SET OUT IN THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OFHUMAN RIGHTS AND SUBSEQUENT UNITED NATIONS CONVENTIONS ANDDECLARATIONS) THROUGHOUT THE WORLD BY RELIEVING NEED AMONG THE VICTIMSOF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE.

Defined Area of Benefit:

UNDEFINED. IN PRACTICE, NORTH EAST ENGLAND AND THE WORLD

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