Finance Score: 5
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 11
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +11
Overall GiG Score: 25 ?

YOUNG ROOTS 

Young Roots works with young refugees supporting them to improve their wellbeing and fulfil their potential, through intensive one-to-one Casework, youth and sporting activities, English language mentoring, youth leadership and access to specialist therapeutic and legal advice.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • 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 low relative to funds raised
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers 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

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Over half the Board have joined 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
30/11/22£1,436£960£475£138£901£2703.42220
30/11/21£985£925£59£102£426£2082.72110
30/11/20£801£629£172£0£366£1032127
30/11/19£489£447£42n/an/an/an/an/a50
30/11/18£344£331£14£0£0£0n/a020
30/11/17£273£277£-4£0£0£0n/a00
30/11/16£268£171£97£0£0£0n/a00
30/11/15£186£171£16£0£0£0n/a00
30/11/14£163£168£-5£0£0£0n/a00
30/11/13£154£149£6£0£0£0n/a00
30/11/12£94£109£-15£0£0£0n/a00
30/11/11*£82£59£23£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 9.6%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 14.3%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 6%
Liabilities/Income: 4%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 30%
Reserves/Spending: 3.4 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 11 months
Quick Ratio: 16.2
Asset Split ?
Established: 13 years

www.youngroots.org.uk

london@youngroots.org.uk

02086849140

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Human Rights/Religious Or Racial Harmony/Equality Or Diversity
  • Recreation
GiG Classification
  • Support for refugees & asylum seekers
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Brent, Croydon,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Defined Groups

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£417,600
City Bridge Trust£301,875
Prudence Trust£248,493
National Lottery Community Fund£225,001
BBC Children in Need£199,144
Comic Relief£141,123
The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund£80,000
DCMS£79,824
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Young Roots
£22,000 12/10/2023
An unrestricted grant of £22,000 per year for 3 years (This grant is renewable - year 2 of up to 3 years)This grant includes a 10% cost of living uplift. Young Roots work with young people seeking ....more
CAF - Grant to Young Roots
£49,688 26/05/2023
To build resilience of this organisation
London Catalyst - Young Roots - 4
£1,600 09/05/2023
Hardship Fund
The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund - Grant to Young Roots
£80,000 04/05/2023
48
Main Grant Unrestricted Core Costs
National Lottery Community Fund - Casework Support for Young Refugees in Brent
£10,000 17/02/2023
The funding will be used to continue providing practical and emotional support advice and advocacy to young refugees. The project aims to enable young people to navigate the social systems while ....more
Innox Foundation - Grant to Young Roots
£50,000 15/02/2023
Unrestricted funding for Young Roots
Lloyds Bank Foundation - One off gift towards cost of living crisis to Young Roots
£2,250 14/12/2022
One off gift to support with the cost of living crisis
John Lyon's Charity - Uplift grant to Young Roots
£7,300 05/12/2022
Cost-of-Living Uplift
John Lyon's Charity - SHAF grant to Young Roots
£3,950 29/11/2022
Young Roots’ holiday trips planned by young people
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Young Roots
£180,000 09/11/2022
36
towards three years' continuation funding of the running costs of a one-to-one Casework Service Worker at a project providing support and advocacy for young refugees and asylum seekers in the London ....more
Kurt and Magda Stern Foundation - KMSF - restricted
£30,000 01/11/2022
50% of salary, Policy and Advocacy Director
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Young Roots (formerly Refugee Youth Project)
£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’
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Young Roots
£20,000 06/10/2022
An unrestricted grant of £20,000 per year for 3 years (This grant is renewable - year 1 of up to 3 years). Young Roots work with young people seeking asylum and young refugees aged 11 to 25 in ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Young Roots' Advice & Support Hubs
£195,001 20/06/2022
The funding will be used to continue to grow and develop their advice & support hubs for young refugees and asylum seekers in Croydon and Brent. The organisation states that through this work ....more
The Childhood Trust - Youth Development - support young refugees
£2,500 12/06/2022
We are raising funds towards our Youth Development programme for young refugees which, informed by young people?s interests, offers weekly youth and sporting activities, young women?s only groups, ....more
Prudence Trust - More Places to Go 2022 - Young Roots
£248,493 26/05/2022
Increased provision of accessible mental health support in the form of therapy and casework to young refugees in Croydon and Brent.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£30,000 20/05/2022
24
Supporting young refugees to reach their potential
Sport England - Jubilee Fund - Supporting the physical health of young refugees in Croydon
£9,890 14/04/2022
This project will deliver a multi-sport out reach programme within Croydon to refugees and asylum seekers. Coach led sessions in blocks of between 3 to 6 weeks will be delivered in swimming, boxing, ....more
Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust - Young Roots - 29/03/22
£1,500 07/04/2022
Core Funding
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Young Roots (formerly Refugee Youth Project)
£119,723 03/02/2022
This project will run advice and support hubs with a range of activities for young refugees and asylum seekers. The activities will result in decreased stress, reduced isolation and improved ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Young Roots’ 1:1 Casework Support for Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers
£10,000 26/11/2021
The funding will be used to deliver advice and support to vulnerable young refugees with complex needs. Support will include housing social care counselling healthcare and education. This project ....more
Innox Foundation - Grant to Young Roots
£25,000 25/11/2021
Unrestricted funding for Young Roots
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Young Roots
£20,000 07/10/2021
An unrestricted grant of £20,000. Young Roots work with young people seeking asylum and young refugees aged 11 to 25 in London to reduce their social isolation, improve mental health, increase their ....more
John Lyon's Charity - SHAF grant to Young Roots
£3,700 04/10/2021
Young Roots’ Brent Trips planned by Young People
The London Community Foundation - Grant to Young Roots
£9,910 24/02/2021
5
Young Roots is requesting funding increase our mental health support through our expert partners, Off the Record, in Croydon; to provide hot meals for young people who are alone and/or destitute; and ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Young Roots
£69,600 08/12/2020
12
towards one year's running costs of a project providing support and advocacy to young refugees and asylum seekers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in the London Boroughs of Croydon and Brent.
The Childhood Trust - Window of Hope - support young refugees
£2,500 08/12/2020
Young Roots? casework service offers 1:1 holistic support and advocacy to vulnerable young refugees and asylum seekers (YRAS), supporting them to navigate the complex immigration system, access ....more
Barrow Cadbury Trust - COVID-19 - Young Roots
£41,700 07/10/2020
5
To enable continuation of enhanced and adapted services and activities to support young refugees and asylum seekers
Comic Relief - Surviving to Thriving: supporting young refugees and asylum seekers (YRAS) in Br
£141,123 15/09/2020
Our weekly Sports and Advice Hub in Brent integrates sporting and youth activities with access to in-depth one-one casework support, and expert legal and therapeutic support. The holistic nature of ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Young Roots (formerly Refugee Youth Project)
£78,921 09/09/2020
18
COVID19 - This grant will fund mental health support and advice services for young refugees and asylum seekers isolated due to Covid-19. The services will result in reduced stress and anxiety, ....more
John Lyon's Charity - COVID-19 grant to Young Roots
£25,000 21/08/2020
6
COVID-19: LCR Wave 3 - Core Costs of the Brent Service
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - COVID19 Emergency Funding
£30,000 29/07/2020
12
Support to aid the organisation in dealing with the challenges posed by COVID19.
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£49,950 29/07/2020
"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
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Variation grant to Young Roots
£7,800 23/07/2020
Grant to Young Roots meeting the additional costs of adapting services, premises or implementing other safety measures in response to the Covid pandemic.
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Young Roots
£15,000 02/07/2020
An unrestricted grant of £15,000. Young Roots works with young refugees and asylum seekers in London to reduce their social isolation, improve mental health, increase their access to rights and ....more
CAF - Grant to Young Roots
£4,800 01/05/2020
3
Grant to Young Roots to support the organisation through COVID19
The London Community Foundation - Grant to Young Roots
£25,780 27/04/2020
Young Roots is requesting funding to support changes and access to our adapted service delivery; to respond to emerging and escalating needs; enhanced mental health support in collaboration with our ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Young Roots
£13,375 09/04/2020
A one-off, unrestricted grant of £13,375, equivalent to one regular quarterly payment for the organisation’s current grant. COVID19
The London Community Foundation - Grant to Young Roots
£4,800 06/04/2020
The funding is for food & mobile vouchers, and essentials for our most vulnerable young people
DCMS - UK Youth Fund YAF
£19,916 28/02/2020
Boosting opportunities for young refugees and asylum seekers
DCMS - UK Youth Fund YAF
£9,958 28/02/2020
Boosting opportunities for young refugees and asylum seekers
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Young Roots
£288,500 30/01/2020
60
£288,500 over five years for 1 Croydon Caseworker along with support and on-costs associated with the service for young refugees and asylum seekers.
National Lottery Community Fund - Young Roots' Advice and Support Hub
£10,000 24/01/2020
11
The funding will be used to deliver advice and support including housing, social care and counselling to vulnerable young refugees and asylum seekers by way of drop in sessions and youth activities. ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Young Roots
£168,000 10/12/2019
36
towards three years' running costs of one-to-one Casework Services to provide support and advocacy to young refugees and asylum seekers in the London Boroughs of Croydon and Brent
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Young Roots
£100,000 27/03/2019
36
Young Roots is requesting a contribution to its core salary and running costs supporting its work with young refugees and asylum seekers in Croydon and Brent
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Young Leaders development and new Hub service.
£60,000 11/03/2019
24
Follow-on funding to empower young refugees and asylum seekers to influence policy and media, and to support the development of a new multi-agency hub service.
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Young Roots
£10,000 24/01/2019
£10,000 towards core costs. Young Roots works to help young refugees & asylum seekers to understand their importance through fun and educational activities and trips. Services include one-to-one ....more
Greater London Authority - Young Londoners Fund
£145,937 02/01/2019
Action to Grow will run two weekly English language focussed peer support mentoring programmes and two weekly English Language focussed social learning groups for young refugees, asylum seekers and ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Action to Grow
£239,813 19/12/2018
36
The project will support young refugee and asylum seekers aged 11-25 and will continue to deliver weekly youth sessions alongside 1:1 case-work advice and advocacy support. Advice and Support Hubs ....more
Woodward Charitable Trust - Weekly advice and support hub for young refugees in Croydon
£1,000 13/11/2018
Towards the weekly advice and support hub for young refugees in Croydon.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Young Roots (formerly Refugee Youth Project)
£117,826 23/10/2018
36
This project will provide a range of activities and support services to young refugees and asylum seekers in Croydon and Brent. The services will decrease stress, improve communication and decrease ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£10,000 27/06/2018
Core costs
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Support to recruit a new Director to develop the organisation's capacity
£59,801 19/04/2016
24
Young Roots has secured funding to expand into a third London borough and to recruit case workers who will enhance its support to young people. It is seeking PHF support to recruit a new, part-time ....more
Woodward Charitable Trust - Towards a youth group for young refugee and asylum seeking women
£1,000 25/02/2016
Towards a youth group for young refugee and asylum seeking women aged 11-24 in Croydon.
National Lottery Community Fund - Young Roots 'Rise Up Project'
£499,905 27/01/2016
36
This project is an expansion and development project that will run youth activities and casework services for young asylum seekers and refugees aged 11-25. The project will provide weekly youth ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Young Roots
£71,864 16/12/2015
36
providing support and activities for young refugees and asylum seekers. The grant will fund administration costs to help deliver the Rise Up Peer Support project, the salary of a Peer Support ....more
London Catalyst - Young Roots - 1
£3,000 09/09/2015
Suppport for Mental Health Engagement Worker
National Lottery Community Fund - Bridging London
£282,495 18/01/2013
36
This project is a continuation and expansion of an existing project that aims to improve the lives of young asylum seekers and refugees living in Barnet and Croydon by facilitating activities which ....more
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How is it governed?

Trustees (11)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 9/11 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 21-73
  • GRACE CAPEL (Chair) Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Barrister
  • NAZMA RAICHURI Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Information Technology (Svp Technology)
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 05/01/2011, number: 1139685
  • Registered at Companies House on 23/11/2010, number: 07448744
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
12 returns made; AR11: 0 days late,
Main office

Suite 3.18 Easy Hub
22 Addiscombe Road
CROYDON
CR0 5PE

Objectives

1. THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION AMONG YOUNG FORCED MIGRANTS/LONG TERM REFUGEES (THE BENEFICIARIES), BOTH WITHIN THE UK AND OVERSEAS, BY PROVISION OF TRAINING AS YOUTH WORKERS AND IN THE FIELD OF HUMAN RIGHTS AWARENESS.2. THE RELIEF OF POVERTY HARDSHIP AND DISTRESS AMONG THE BENEFICIARIES BY ASSOCIATING TOGETHER VOLUNTARY BODIES, LOCAL AUTHORITIES, RELIEF AGENCIES AND OTHERS IN A COMMON EFFORT TO IMPROVE THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE3. THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES, IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE, FOR RECREATION AND OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE NEED OF SUCH FACILITIES BY REASON OF THEIR YOUTH, AGE, INFIRMITY OR DISABILITY, FINANCIAL OR SOCIAL CIRCUMSTANCE, WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NATIONAL AND OVERSEAS.

Data Sources

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