Finance Score: 2
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 13
  • Poor Liquidity: -1
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +13
Overall GiG Score: 21 ?

SCHOOL FOOD MATTERS 

School Food Matters exists to teach children about food and to improve children's access to healthy, sustainable food during their time at school. We provide fully-funded food education programmes to schools. Our experience delivering these programmes informs and strengthens our campaigns, bringing the voices of children, parents and teachers to government policy.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • 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 gender

Financial issues to consider:

  • Liquidity appears to have been slender at the latest year end

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
31/08/23£1,218£1,194£24£20£119£1151.21940
31/08/22£802£931£-129£19£95£951.21930
31/08/21£1,525£1,458£66£16£224£2241.81425
31/08/20£1,139£1,091£48£14£157£1571.7105
31/08/19£332£327£5n/an/an/an/an/a25
31/08/18£272£278£-6£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/17£212£198£14£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/16£139£187£-48£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/15£200£164£37£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/14£142£115£26£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/13?£69£84£-15£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/12£103£87£15£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/11£136£80£56£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/10£105£63£42£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 1.9%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 1.7%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 64%
Liabilities/Income: 17%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 97%
Reserves/Spending: 1.2 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 1 months
Quick Ratio: 1
Asset Split ?
Established: 14 years

www.schoolfoodmatters.org

enquiries@schoolfoodmatters.org

02088788333

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Community food services
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
Where it operates
  • Scotland, Throughout England,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • 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
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity£3,226,148
The Aim Foundation£150,000
Dulverton Trust£106,757
Garfield Weston Foundation£90,000
Esmee Fairbairn£30,423
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Dulverton Trust - Young Marketeers in the Regions
£75,483 07/02/2024
Young Marketeers in the Regions
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£40,000 08/11/2023
Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
Westminster Foundation - Small grant - School Food Matters - 08/06/2023
£10,000 06/08/2023
12
Healthy Zone - Continuation
Dulverton Trust - Young Marketeers in the Regions
£31,274 08/02/2023
Young Marketeers in the Regions
The Aim Foundation - Grant to School Food Matters
£100,000 31/01/2023
24
Healthy Zones Continuation Programme
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£25,000 01/07/2022
To support School Food Matters' work nationally in food education, food policy and food provision in schools.
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity - School Food Review Working Group
£338,398 29/06/2022
To support a partnership between School Food Matters, Bremner Consulting, Chefs in Schools, Biteback 2030 and Food Foundation. The partners will continue to coordinate the School Food Review working ....more
The Aim Foundation - Grant to School Food Matters
£50,000 08/10/2021
Grant towards young marketeers in London for two years and contribute to pilot for improving the food offer for breakfast and after school club meals
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity - School food influencing coalition
£98,575 01/06/2021
This is a 12 month project to support School Food Matters, Biteback 2030 and Food Foundation to run the campaign, co-ordinate the working group and provide secretariat. School Food Matters will be ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£25,000 21/05/2021
To support School Food Matters' work nationally in food education, food policy and food provision in schools.
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity - Covid Breakfast boxes
£640,000 06/01/2021
Phase 2 of breakfast boxes and lunch hampers to School Food Matters during Covid
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity - School Food policy
£21,960 16/07/2020
School food policy mapping
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to School Food Matters
£30,423 05/05/2020
6
towards unrestricted costs as a COVID-19 Fast Response grant
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity - COVID 19 Expansion of breakfast boxes & nutritious lunch packs
£1,000,000 29/04/2020
Supporting School Food Matters to work with partners to expand nutritious breakfast and lunch provision to reach children from low-income households in Lambeth and Southwark.
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity - School food environments
£1,127,215 04/09/2019
Scaled up school food environment project
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to School Food Matters
£182,535 09/04/2019
36
Towards unrestricted core funding to develop School Food Matters campaign and advocacy work on school food and food education.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£15,000 07/03/2019
School Food Matters
United Saviours Charity - Young Marketeers
£39,300 21/03/2017
23
The successful Young Marketeers programme has been running since 2013. Over this period it has reached over 10,000 children in north Southwark and Bermondsey, with £3,018 raised for FareShare ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to School Food Matters
£88,840 22/09/2016
36
£88,840 over three years (£29,500; £29,380; £29,960) for project management and associated costs of the ‘Know your Onions’ project.
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to School Food Matters
£45,000 15/06/2015
36
Towards the salary of the chief executive to undertake campaigning and advocacy work to enable more children to eat healthy, sustainable meals at school.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (9)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 8/9 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 37-59
Commentary:Mixed board, several of whom have been members for some years
  • ALAYNA FRANCIS Appointed: 2020, Occupation: Public Relations Principal
  • BEN REYNOLDS Appointed: 2009, Occupation: Director Food Charity
  • OSSIE GRAY Appointed: 2013, Occupation: Company Director
  • PAUL SMITH Appointed: 2015, Occupation: Accountant
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 04/02/2010, number: 1134094
  • Registered at Companies House on 28/07/2008, number: 06657048
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 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
  • Investment
  • 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
14 returns made; all on time
Main office

The Bridge
7b Parkshot
London
TW9 2RD

Objectives

4. THE OBJECTS OF THE CHARITY ARE TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION AND PROMOTE THE HEALTH OF SCHOOLCHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY BY:4.1 DEVELOPING AND IMPROVING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF FOOD, FOOD PRODUCTION, HEALTH AND SUSTAINABLE FOOD PRODUCTION AMONGST LOCAL AUTHORITIES, SCHOOLS, PUPILS AND THEIR FAMILIES, SCHOOL CATERERS AND OTHERS; AND4.2 ENCOURAGING AND MONITORING GOOD PRACTICE IN THE PROVISION OF AND ACCESS TO FRESH AND NUTRITIONALLY HEALTHY FOOD IN SCHOOLS.

Defined Area of Benefit:

UNDEFINED. IN PRACTICE, LOCAL

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase

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