Finance Score: -3
Governance Score: -6
Support Score: 6
  • Volatile income: -3
  • No PartB
  • No conflicts policy: -1
  • Only 3 Trustees: -2
  • All male board: -3
  • Grant maker support: +6
Overall GiG Score: -3 ?

HOPE CHURCH LUTON TRUST 

To advance the Christian faith, to relieve persons who are in conditions of need, to advance education, to provide provision of social welfare.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers recently
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity does not have a Conflict of Interests policy
  • There are only 3 trustees
  • The Board is completely male

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

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£207£201£5n/an/an/an/an/a40
31/03/22£197£196£1n/an/an/an/an/a10
31/03/21£248£212£36n/an/an/an/an/a120
31/03/20£274£269£5n/an/an/an/an/a150
31/03/19£284£244£40n/an/an/an/an/a107
31/03/18£254£216£39£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£235£225£10£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£199£201£-2£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£202£170£32£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£238£183£55£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£233£220£13£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£213£247£-34£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£272£312£-40£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 14 years

www.hopechurch.co.uk

office@hopechurch.co.uk

01582968821

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Human Rights/Religious Or Racial Harmony/Equality Or Diversity
  • Religious Activities
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Christian congregations
How it operates
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Central Bedfordshire, Luton,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • People With Disabilities
  • 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
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation£43,426
Garfield Weston Foundation£10,000
DCMS£10,000
National Lottery Community Fund£9,805
National Lottery Heritage Fund£7,700
Crisis UK£5,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Hope Church Luton Trust
£7,700 01/08/2023
Luton orchards - researching the history and surveying the present of Luton’s urban orchards
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - Warm hub micro grant to maintain space for the community
£500 24/03/2023
Hope Church Centre, Villa Road, Luton
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - A warm space which provides meals, washing facilities for clothes and a whole host of activities for local residents including cookery lessons, creative exercises and games.
£3,992 02/02/2023
Open House Lounge
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£10,000 20/01/2023
Open House Lounge
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - We currently run a smaller service between the hours of 1030-1330, which is targeted towards more vulnerable in society. Provision of the service has been based upon 20/25 regular users. We will be expanding the service to allow for (a) larger numbers and (b) a wider cross-section of the community. The grant will be used towards fuel bills incurred by the service, and costs associated with opening the drop-in including staffing, refreshments and cleaning. We are also requesting provision of a computer tablet for our organisation, so that we can refer people to the 'Luton Supporting You' pages of the council website. This is not currently a service we are able to offer.
£500 24/11/2022
Hope Church Centre
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - Edible High Town - Regeneration of Green Space
£19,450 09/02/2022
Regeneration of green spaces in High Town to create food growing community allotments and community gardens for all to enjoy. The project will engage 50 volunteers and benefit the community more ....more
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - Edible High Town
£3,500 20/01/2022
Gardening project to create and maintain community allotment plots providing free food and activities to reduce isolation and encourage community volunteering.
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - Open House Lounge
£5,000 06/07/2021
Grant to help cover the coordination costs of running the Lounge, which provides support to the community (often experiencing homelessness or mental health issues). The lounge is open x3 days per ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Growing food growing community
£9,805 28/01/2021
9
The funding will be used to deliver horticultural sessions and community events for local residents. The project aims to reduce loneliness learn new skills and build friendships.
Tudor Trust - Grant to Hope Church Luton Trust
£2,000 07/01/2021
as an additional grant to support staff, volunteer and trustee wellbeing, to assist the organisation deliver its charitable purpose more effectively
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£10,000 19/08/2020
"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
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - Stream 1 - Delivery or Support Costs
£4,000 23/04/2020
4
Grant to Hope Church Luton Trust
Crisis UK - Grant to Hope Church Luton
£5,000 09/04/2020
Food provision through outreach
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - Grant to Hope Church Luton Trust
£6,484 18/02/2020
4
High Town Festival
Tudor Trust - Grant to Hope Church Luton Trust
£68,000 07/01/2019
24
over two years towards the salary of a community development worker and specialist research and development work to support FACES, a faith-based coalition project tackling the issue of child sexual ....more
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - Grant to Hope Church Luton Trust
£10,000 12/12/2018
11
Open House Lounge
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - High Town Community Worker
£9,480 07/12/2017
11
Grant to Hope Church Luton Trust
National Lottery Community Fund - The Bridge Project
£10,000 12/07/2017
12
The funding will be used to run a pilot project to bring young people from different backgrounds together through activities and workshops. The project aims to promote understanding of different ....more
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - FACES
£6,000 04/07/2017
11
Grant to Hope Church Luton Trust
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (3)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 60-80
Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 01/02/2010, number: 1133954
  • Registered at Companies House on 20/01/2010, number: 07131310
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Other Regulators
  • Financial Conduct Authority
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
13 returns made; all on time
Main office

Hope Church
Villa Road
LUTON
LU2 7NT

Objectives

4. THE CHARITYS OBJECTS (THE OBJECTS) ARE FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT AND ARE RESTRICTED TO THE FOLLOWING:(A) TO ADVANCE THE CHRISTIAN FAITH IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STATEMENT OF BELIEFSIN THE SCHEDULE HERETO ATTACHED IN SUCH PARTS OF LUTON, THE UNITED KINGDOM OR THE WORLD AS THE TRUSTEES 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;(B) TO RELIEVE PERSONS WHO ARE IN CONDITIONS OF NEED, FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OR SICKNESS AND WHO MAY BE AGED AND TO RELIEVE THE DISTRESS CAUSED THEREBY IN THE SAID LOCATION AND IN SUCH OTHER PARTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OR THE WORLD AS THE TRUSTEES MAY FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FIT;(C) TO ADVANCE EDUCATION INCLUDING BUT NOT BY WAY OF LIMITATION THROUGH THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH TO ADULTS AND THE PROVISION OF OTHER LIFE-SKILLS COURSES IN THE SAID LOCATION AND IN SUCH OTHER PARTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OR THE WORLD AS THE TRUSTEES MAY FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FIT;(D) TO PROVIDE OR ASSIST IN THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE FOR RECREATION OR OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE NEED OF SUCH FACILITIES BY REASON OF THEIR YOUTH, AGE, INFIRMITY OR DISABILITY, FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OR SOCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE.

Defined Area of Benefit:

LUTON, THE UNITED KINGDOM OR THE WORLD

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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