Finance Score: 6
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 12
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Income diversified: +3
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +12
Overall GiG Score: 27 ?

REACHING HIGHER 

Reaching Higher is an organisation dedicated to engaging and inspiring young people across Croydon and South London. Every week we work with hundreds of young people in schools and the community. We do this through leadership programmes, sports and creative arts activities, mentoring programmes and holiday schemes.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • Income generation is well diversified
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • 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 including the Government and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • Unrestricted reserves appear to be dangerously low 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
31/12/22£781£625£156£8£587£15631720
31/12/21£626£450£176£7£432£1764.71220
31/12/20£439£352£87n/an/an/an/an/a15
31/12/19£305£286£19n/an/an/an/an/a70
31/12/18£222£225£-3£0£0£0n/a070
31/12/17£258£222£36£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/16£225£204£21£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/15£185£178£7£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/14£170£160£10£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/13£143£123£20£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/12£154£111£43£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/11£79£76£3£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/10£35£22£13£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 1%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 1.3%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 12%
Liabilities/Income: 10%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 27%
Reserves/Spending: 3 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 11 months
Quick Ratio: 8.1
Asset Split ?
Established: 14 years

www.reachinghigher.org.uk

info@reachinghigher.org.uk

02089455560

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Amateur Sport
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Education/Training
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Emotional support, counselling or therapy
How it operates
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Southwark, Sutton, Wandsworth,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People

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£418,800
Greater London Authority£252,615
City Bridge Trust£202,605
BBC Children in Need£194,646
National Lottery Community Fund£152,688
Paul Hamlyn Foundation£80,000
DCMS£47,419
The Berkeley Foundation£33,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Reaching Higher
£210,000 18/08/2023
36
towards three years' continuation funding of the salary and on costs of the Director of Services and Youth Mentoring Officer at the 'Leadership and Mentoring programme' providing workshops for young ....more
The Childhood Trust - Reaching Higher Summer Holiday Provision 2023
£2,000 20/06/2023
Reaching Higher is raising money for our Summer 2023 holiday provision; 'RH Hangouts'. Hangouts will run across North and South Croydon, offering hot lunches and a range of fun activities over 4 ....more
The Berkeley Foundation - Cost of Living Grant
£3,000 06/06/2023
One-off, unrestricted grant
Rank Foundation - Col Small Grant Reaching Higher 2023
£5,000 27/04/2023
Reaching Higher received a Cost of Living Small Grant to cover the cost of Food and essential items for users.
London Marathon Charitable Trust - Reaching Higher Sports Provision For Marginalised Young People In Croydon
£15,200 21/02/2023
the delivery of free mentoring-based sports sessions
Greater London Authority - Reaching Higher
£252,615 25/01/2023
This uplift is for expanding Reaching Highers' range of mentoring streams to an additional 250 vulnerable young people across Croydon over two years, working in partnership with P3YE (a local CIC ....more
The Berkeley Foundation - Resilience Fund
£30,000 06/12/2022
Resilience Fund - Year 2 Wave 1 - 2-year grant
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Reaching Higher
£2,500 30/11/2022
This project will provide the opportunity to develop and grow a community partnership with your local McDonald’s restaurant. This will support disadvantaged children and young people to reach ....more
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Reaching Higher
£1,000 30/11/2022
Grant uplift 'Cost of Living crisis': Renovation of Reaching Higher workspace and activity facilities for young people
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Reaching Higher
£500 20/10/2022
0
‘Cost of Living uplift: £500 to help projects meet their rising costs and respond to increased demand 31/10/2022’
Sport England - Jubilee Fund -Expanding a free basketball project in Croydon
£4,540 19/10/2022
This project will expand upon the organisation's current activity, where they provide after school basketball sessions at partner schools in Croydon, through initiating a community based after school ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Reaching Higher
£49,333 12/10/2022
This grant will empower Black children and young people from Croydon to deliver Social Action in their community
The Rayne Foundation - Grant to Reaching Higher Limited
£10,000 12/04/2022
Towards an initiative that will create a referral pathway for highly vulnerable young people engaged in a Youth Offending Service to integrate into trauma-informed community-based programmes.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Reaching Higher
£118,800 07/04/2022
36
towards three years' running costs of the expansion of the 'Reaching Higher' project providing trauma-informed mentoring activities and after-school programmes for young people, affected by the ....more
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Reaching Higher
£10,000 07/04/2022
Renovation of Reaching Higher workspace and activity facilities for young people
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Reaching Higher
£15,000 07/10/2021
An unrestricted grant of £15,000. Reaching Higher is a youth organisation based in Croydon that focuses on supporting and empowering young people to build transferable skills and take ownership of ....more
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to Reaching Higher
£20,000 23/09/2021
Achieving More pilot programme
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Reaching Higher
£90,500 10/08/2021
This project will deliver a range of youth activities and school holiday schemes for young people from ethnic and minoritised backgrounds. The activities will improved wellbeing, skills development ....more
The Childhood Trust - RH Hangouts
£3,750 22/06/2021
RH Hangouts is an amazing 4 week summer programme for 100 young people aged 12-16 from disadvantaged backgrounds in South London. It provides a range of positive activities including dance, drama, ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Increasing engagement with young people at highest risk in Croydon
£142,688 05/05/2021
The group are using funding to create a new role in their organisation for a Youth Engagement Manager (YEM) to help develop the groups capacity and skills so they can support and empower the most ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Refurbishment of workspace to expand support of vulnerable young people
£10,000 23/04/2021
The funding will be used to create a meeting room for mentoring counselling and support sessions. The project aims to provide a place where young people can talk confidentially about the issues ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Reaching Higher Limited
£49,405 22/03/2021
towards the salaries of a Monitoring & Evaluation Officer and a Data Collection & Finance Assistant as outlined in your application
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 12/02/2021
Reaching Higher 3-year Expansion
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Reaching Higher
£143,750 26/11/2020
£143,750 over 5 years (5 x £28,750) to contribute towards the salary costs of a full-time Project Manager and Project Assistant & Mentoring Lead; an additional sessional worker (6 hpw); ....more
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Reaching Higher strategic expansion for organisational growth
£60,000 23/11/2020
Reaching Higher delivers a peripatetic mentoring and leadership programme which challenges young people to be leaders in their own lives. This grant supports the expansion of the organisation's core ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Reaching Higher
£47,538 09/09/2020
18
COVID19 - This grant will fund media and digital skills activities to support young people who have been emotionally affected by Covid-19. This will result in improved emotional wellbeing, amplified ....more
The Childhood Trust - Summer Blitz
£3,000 03/07/2020
Summer Blitz is an amazing 4 week summer programme for 150 young people aged 12-16 from disadvantaged backgrounds in South London. It provides a huge range of positive activities including dance, ....more
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£28,073 03/07/2020
"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
DCMS - VSCE CMC Fund
£15,846 23/06/2020
NET, Comic Relief and Children in Need will use this funding to provide: increased support to vulnerable people and hidden groups, thus reducing the burden on public services; reach local grassroots ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Reaching Higher
£4,275 17/06/2020
6
COVID19 - This grant will fund additional sessional staff time to support BAME young people affected by abuse and neglect to access online mentoring who are isolated at home due to Covid-19, and ....more
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - COVID19 Emergency Funding
£20,000 28/05/2020
3
Support to aid the organisation in dealing with the challenges posed by COVID19.
DCMS - VSCE CMC Fund
£3,500 19/05/2020
NET, Comic Relief and Children in Need will use this funding to provide: increased support to vulnerable people and hidden groups, thus reducing the burden on public services; reach local grassroots ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Reaching Higher
£90,000 07/05/2020
36
towards three years' salary of a Project Assistant and Mentoring Lead of a youth leadership programme in Croydon
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Reaching Higher
£9,450 04/05/2020
A grant of £9,450 to fund the essential and urgent costs outlined in the application, so that the organisation can carry on providing support to Londoners.
The Childhood Trust - Residential Empowerment Week
£3,000 10/12/2019
An exciting and fun 5 day residential project over the Easter Holiday to enable young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to participate in loads of positive workshops, sports and activities ....more
The Childhood Trust - Summer Give 2019
£5,000 17/06/2019
Summer Blitz is an amazing 4 week summer programme for 150 young people aged 12-16 from disadvantaged backgrounds in South London. It provides a huge range of positive activities including dance, ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - The Study Hub
£10,000 31/05/2019
12
The funding will be used to create a study hub and run employment skills sessions for young people.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Reaching Higher - Partnerships Development
£50,000 11/03/2019
24
Support for a mentoring and leadership programme to build partnerships with schools and community organisations to increase opportunities available to young people.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£20,000 07/03/2019
Reaching Higher Leadership & Peer Mentoring Programme
Greater London Authority - Young Londoners Fund
£105,000 01/01/2019
City Listeners will support young people aged 12-18 identified as being ‘at risk’ with therapeutic mentors, 1:1 sessions and group workshops to build key life skills. Aiming to engage and support ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Reaching Higher
£89,136 27/06/2018
36
This project provides individual mentoring to children and young people aged 14-18 from disadvantaged backgrounds in South London. Young people will increase confidence, improve life skills and make ....more
The Childhood Trust - Summer Give 2018
£3,500 15/06/2018
Summer Blitz is an amazing 4 week summer programme for 150 young people aged 12-16 from disadvantaged backgrounds in South London. It provides a huge range of positive activities including dance, ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Reaching Higher
£37,200 13/12/2017
24
the salary of the Project Manager, volunteer mentor expenses, mentoring training and recruitment costs and workshop costs for a programme to support young people leaving care.
The Childhood Trust - Residential Empowerment Week
£7,000 05/12/2017
An exciting and fun 5 day residential project over the Easter Holiday to enable young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to participate in loads of positive workshops, sports and activities ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Youth Empowerment for Social Action (YES)
£10,000 29/11/2017
12
This project will run workshops to support young people through the transition into further education and employment. This will help them to develop key skills in communication, project management, ....more
The Childhood Trust - Summer Blitz
£3,000 19/05/2017
Summer Blitz is an amazing 4 week summer programme for 150 young people aged 12-16 from disadvantaged backgrounds in South London. It provides a huge range of positive activities including dance, ....more
The Childhood Trust - The Outlet - Mentoring through the Arts
£3,500 02/12/2016
We offer young people from disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to access few performing arts projects run by our team of mentors. This includes access to music, dance and drama workshops on a ....more
The Childhood Trust - Summer Blitz
£5,000 18/05/2016
Summer Blitz is an amazing 4 week summer programme for 150 young people aged 12-16 from disadvantaged backgrounds in South London. It provides a huge range of positive activities including dance, ....more
The Childhood Trust - Christmas Challenge 2015
£6,250 18/12/2015
An exciting and fun 5 day residential project over the Easter Holiday to enable young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to participate in loads of positive workshops, sports and activities ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Reaching Higher
£37,200 11/11/2015
24
the salary of the Project Manager, volunteer mentor expenses, mentoring training and recruitment costs and workshop costs for a programme to support young people leaving care.
The Childhood Trust - Summer Give 2015
£5,000 18/05/2015
Summer Blitz is an amazing 4 week summer programme for 150 young people aged 12-16 from disadvantaged backgrounds in South London. It provides a huge range of positive activities including dance, ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Mentor Me: Releasing Potential Through Mentoring
£10,000 21/05/2014
12
Not Available
Sport England - Reachin' Higher Football Academy
£6,550 07/01/2014
Funding under Sport England's Small Grants funding programme for a Revenue project titled 'Reachin' Higher Football Academy '. This project is a Association Football project, with a focus on ....more
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How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 6/7 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 28-61
  • EMMA BARLOW Appointed: 2020, Occupation: Youth Advocacy Manager
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 09/09/2010, number: 1137915
  • Registered at Companies House on 26/05/2010, number: 07266483
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
13 returns made; all on time
Main office

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Objectives

1 THE PREVENTION AND RELIEF OF POVERTY,2 THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION,3 THE ADVANCEMENT OF CITIZENSHIP BY OFFERING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLELEARNING AND OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOP AS RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS AND MEMBERSOF THEIR COMMUNITIES,4 THE RELIEF OF THOSE IN NEED BY REASON OF YOUTH, ILL HEALTH, DISABILITY OR SOCIAL ORECONOMIC DISADVANTAGESUCH OBJECTS TO BE ADVANCED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE VALUES AND PRINCIPLES OF THECHRISTIAN FAITH

Defined Area of Benefit:

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