Finance Score: -1
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 11
  • Volatile income
  • spending growth: -1
  • No PartB
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +11
Overall GiG Score: 16 ?

EFA LONDON 

EFA London provides ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes for migrants in London. We work with institutions, such as schools, trade unions, community centres or faith organisations to set up courses. We encourage our participants to use their language and literacy skills to identify and bring about positive changes in their communities, for their families and themselves.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • 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 and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • Income has been volatile recently but spending has been maintained

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
31/07/23£389£416£-27n/an/an/an/an/a20
31/07/22£496£468£28n/an/an/an/an/a13
31/07/21*£623£499£125£0£235£1724.11420
31/07/20£291£308£-17n/an/an/an/an/a19
31/07/19£246£228£18n/an/an/an/an/a14
31/07/18£223£203£20£0£0£0n/a00
31/07/17£199£193£6£0£0£0n/a00
31/07/16£178£146£32£0£0£0n/a00
31/07/15£144£134£10£0£0£0n/a00
31/07/14£109£104£5£0£0£0n/a00
31/07/13?£78£74£4£0£0£0n/a00
31/05/12*£51£40£11£0£0£0n/a00
31/05/11£31£31£1£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 15 years

www.efalondon.org

info@efalondon.org

07789006248

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Human Rights/Religious Or Racial Harmony/Equality Or Diversity
GiG Classification
  • Refugees & asylum seeker services
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout London,
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
Henry Smith Charity£280,000
City Bridge Trust£102,694
Comic Relief£93,582
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington£90,000
Walcot Foundation£89,864
DCMS£89,442
Barrow Cadbury Trust£50,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£45,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Greater London Authority - Found in Translation: Improving pathways into ESOL
£21,310 06/09/2023
This project will include two areas of work; first, we will develop classroom materials aimed at discussing formal education pathways with migrants and refugees with lower English proficiency (a ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 16/12/2022
From Strength to Strength: Developing Our Services To Support Migrants Through Crisis
Walcot Foundation - Cost of Living Top-Up Grant
£3,000 18/11/2022
Cost of Living Top Up Grant awarded to support small/medium-size organisations with additional costs incurred due to the cost of living crisis.
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Grant to EFA London
£90,000 06/04/2022
Core funding to support project development in the areas of housing, health, digital literacy, and employment for London-based migrants, refugees and people seeking asylum
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to EFA London
£10,000 18/02/2022
purchase IT and office equpment for a charity supporting disadvantaged minority communities in London
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to English for Action
£20,000 20/01/2022
An unrestricted grant of £20,000. English for Action provide free, weekly ESOL courses to migrants, refugees and people seeking asylum in London and empowers students to identify and organise around ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to English for Action
£180,000 07/12/2021
36
towards three years' running costs of an ESOL and housing advocacy project that provides support for students addressing and resolving housing issues they face, including overcrowding, and ....more
People's Health Trust - Language for change
£12,000 07/12/2021
This two-year project is for migrants living in Greenwich, London. It aims to improve their English language skills and their capacity to take action together on social issues in their lives around ....more
Walcot Foundation - English for Housing Action Lambeth
£73,018 16/11/2021
An English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and housing advocacy project that supports immigrants to address and resolve housing issues, including overcrowding, difficulty accessing council ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£20,000 20/08/2021
Organisational Development
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to English for Action
£100,000 23/10/2020
12
towards one year's running costs of an organisation providing online English language classes for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers across London.
City Bridge Trust - Grant to EFA London
£75,000 09/10/2020
£75,000 over 5 years (£24,600; £20,400; £15,000; £10,000; £5,000) towards the core costs of the organisation
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£79,447 29/09/2020
"The fund aims to:1) To reduce closures of essential charities that provide essential services to vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 crisis by ensuring they have the financial resources to ....more
Barrow Cadbury Trust - COVID-19 - EFA London
£50,000 21/09/2020
6
Support to enable EFA London to continue its ESOL provision and other support to refugees and migrants
Comic Relief - Strength in Numbers
£93,582 15/09/2020
Migrants and refugees, particularly those with English as an additional language, suffer disproportionately from the impact of poverty and inequality. These socio-economic circumstances negatively ....more
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£9,995 23/07/2020
"The fund aims to:1) To reduce closures of essential charities that provide essential services to vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 crisis by ensuring they have the financial resources to ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to EFA London
£27,694 05/06/2020
£27,694 towards three months of expenditure on costs as outlined in your application.
Walcot Foundation - COVID19 - Digital skills for ESOL learners
£13,846 22/05/2020
12
Between April 2017 and April 2020 Walcot funded EFA to teach English to parents in 4 Lambeth Primary schools (St Bede?s Primary and Junior School, Henry Cavendish and St Andrew?s) improving their ....more
The London Community Foundation - Grant to English for Action
£5,000 21/04/2020
The funding is for direct support to 450 migrants, refugees and asylum seekers with low English. Translating urgent information from the government and the NHS, getting basic needs to vulnerable ....more
Tudor Trust - Grant to EFA London
£2,270 21/02/2020
as a development grant towards capacity building work, particularly around fundraising and income generation, for an organisation providing participatory ESOL classes for migrants in London
National Lottery Community Fund - Language & Listening - South West and South East London
£148,060 20/03/2019
36
This project will use funding to support migrants, refugees and asylum seekers who have low levels of English, to improve their lives and their communities. The project aims to support migrants ....more
United Saviours Charity - Learning for Change
£80,664 03/04/2018
23
Training Southwark migrants in English skills and community organising in order to build their capacity to improve their own lives and take action to address issues such as unsafe and precarious ....more
DCMS - 100710 Community Organisers
£17,500 01/04/2018
To train and support 100 community organisers over a 3 year period
People's Health Trust - Language for Change
£38,360 08/02/2018
This two-year project built on existing activities run by the organisation, incorporating ideas developed by current participants. The project provided participatory ESOL classes for adult migrants ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to English for Action
£73,000 07/12/2017
36
towards three years' running costs of a project providing English language classes for migrants in the London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Southwark
Tudor Trust - Grant to EFA London
£80,000 05/09/2017
36
over three years as continuation funding towards the core costs of an organisation providing participatory ESOL classes in community settings for migrants in London
Walcot Foundation - Learn Together - ESOL for parents to support their children's education
£72,985 07/03/2017
36
Learn Together - ESOL for parents to support their children's education
Tudor Trust - Grant to EFA London
£56,000 02/07/2015
24
over two years towards the core costs of an organisation providing participatory ESOL classes in community settings for migrants in London
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to EFA London
£30,000 03/02/2014
Towards the core costs of an organisation that combines the teaching of English with the co-ordination of grassroots social action.
Walcot Foundation - Learn Together: ESOL for parents to support their children's education
£58,773 19/11/2013
Learn Together: ESOL for parents to support their children's education
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to EFA London
£23,500 26/04/2013
EFA London provides free ESOL classes across London while also empowering learners to become active in their community. This programme will provide free ESOL classes in Battersea over 2 years for ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (9)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 36-63
  • FELLA MEFTAH Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Efa Student, Cnwl Student
  • LARYSA AGBASO Appointed: 2019, Occupation: Esol Lecturer, Research Assistant
  • SHO KONNO Appointed: 2017, Occupation: Communications Consultant
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 11/12/2009, number: 1133268
  • Registered at Companies House on 19/05/2009, number: 06909738
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Campaigns and political activity policy and procedures
  • 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
  • Investing charity funds 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; AR21: 9 days late, AR12: 10 days late,
Main office

Katherine Low Settlement
108 Battersea High Street
LONDON
SW11 3HP

Objectives

1 TO DEVELOP THE CAPACITY OF MIGRANT COMMUNITIES ACROSS LONDON IN SUCH A WAY THAT THEY ARE BETTER ABLE TO IDENTIFY, AND HELP MEET, THEIR NEEDS AND TO PARTICIPATE MORE FULLY IN SOCIETY2 TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC IN THE SUBJECT OF ENGLISH AS A SECOND OR OTHER LANGUAGE (ESOL)

Defined Area of Benefit:

LONDON

Data Sources

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