Finance Score: 2
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 8
  • Strong growth: +2
  • No PartB
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +8
Overall GiG Score: 16 ?

CIRCLE COMMUNITY LTD 

We work with disadvantaged unemployed young people aged 18-24 years (NEETs). We deliver a 5 week training programme which is supplemented with structured work experience in the supportive retail environment of our Circle Collective streetwear & vintage stores in Hackney, Lewisham and Canary Wharf. We then support the young people into jobs through our networks of corporate and local partnerships
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
  • 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
Established: 12 years

http://www.circlecollective.org

turly@circlecollective.org

0207 249 2442

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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£451£487£-35n/an/an/an/an/a50
31/03/22£466£442£24n/an/an/an/an/a122
31/03/21£369£321£48n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/20£349£283£65n/an/an/an/an/a100
31/03/19£225£254£-30n/an/an/an/an/a156
31/03/18£274£236£38£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17?£177£163£14£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/16£122£99£23£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/15*£11£15£-4£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/14£31£29£1£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/13*£53£60£-8£0£0£0n/a00

Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 16%
Highest pay band: £60,000-£70,000
What it does
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
Who works here?
  • 50 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout London,

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
National Lottery Community Fund£322,892
Henry Smith Charity£120,000
Greater London Authority£72,846
BBC Children in Need£63,442
Garfield Weston Foundation£50,000
Department for Work and Pensions£35,625
City Bridge Trust£11,764
The Fore£5,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Circle Community Ltd
£120,000 09/06/2021
36
towards three years' running costs of the 'Back Your Circle' programme, supporting unemployed young people back into work in the London Boroughs of Hackney, Lewisham and Tower Hamlets.
Department for Work and Pensions - CIRCLE COMMUNITY
£35,625 01/04/2021
Flexible Support Fund (FSF) is a locally managed budget to supplement existing services and tailor support to the needs of individuals in the local area. The local budget is the responsibility of the ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Circle Community
£63,442 30/07/2020
Covid19 - This project will offer work experience, mentoring and employability support to young people who are living in low-income households in Hackney and Lewisham, who have even fewer ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Circle Community
£11,764 05/06/2020
£11,764 to fund the essential and urgent costs outlined in the application, so that the organisation can carry on providing support to Londoners.
The Fore - RAFT COVID-19 response grant to Circle Collective
£5,000 06/05/2020
36
Grant from The Fore's RAFT Immediate Response Fund to Circle Collective, as part of The Fore's COVID-19 Response programme.
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Circle Collective
£500 23/04/2020
Grant through the Heart of the Community Fund to support the costs of confidence building workshops to help young people by teaching them mindfulness techniques to improve their confidence and ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£50,000 14/02/2020
Circle Community - Back Your Future programme
Greater London Authority - Circle Collective
£72,846 01/01/2020
Positive activities for young people involved in crime or at risk of crime or exclusion
National Lottery Community Fund - Back Your Future
£322,892 12/12/2019
36
The project will use the funding to provide a space for young people, aged 16-30, to build their confidence, self-esteem and communication skills in order to find long-term employment and financial ....more
Greater London Authority - Young Londoners Fund
£148,960 02/01/2019
Circle Get Employed PLUS will unlock the potential in young people at risk of social exclusion or involvement in criminal activity across Lewisham. Through tailored, individual programmes of ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£15,000 25/07/2018
Get Employed in Lewisham and Hackney
National Lottery Community Fund - Job Coach - In Work Support
£10,000 14/03/2018
12
The funding will be used by a charity to recruit a staff member who will support people aged 18-30 through an employment skills training and work experience programme. The project aims to remove ....more
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Increasing Circle Community’s core operational capacity
£60,000 26/02/2018
24
Circle Community supports young people in London who are unemployed through a tailored five week work experience programme. This grant will support the salary of a new Director of Operations and ....more
Woodward Charitable Trust - Towards the “Get Employed” Training Programme for young people
£2,000 16/11/2017
Towards the “Get Employed” Training Programme for young people in East London.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Circle Community Ltd
£75,000 08/12/2016
36
towards three years' running costs of the 'Get Employed' training programme to help young people into employment in the London Borough of Hackney
Woodward Charitable Trust - Towards an employment preparation training programme
£2,000 24/02/2016
Towards an employment preparation training programme for disadvantaged and unemployed people in Hackney and East London.
The Fore - Grant to Circle Collective
£26,000 29/09/2015
12
Grant funded the salary of a Training Coordinator for a year to enable the organisation to expand and to diversify its income generation.
LandAid Charitable Trust - Fit out costs for training shop
£10,000 20/05/2014
Towards the final fit out of the new Dalston Hackney shop which is used for work experience and training for an employability course
LandAid Charitable Trust - Revenue funding for full time administrator of employment course and retail training shop
£20,000 11/12/2013
Towards the salary of a full time administrator to co-ordinate the 10 week training course for unemployed young people in Westminster, and to manage the course expansion and the establishment of a ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 29-77
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 05/01/2012, number: 1145291
  • Registered at Companies House on 13/06/2011, number: 07667918
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
  • Engaging external speakers at charity events policy and procedures
  • 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
11 returns made; AR15: 10 days late, AR13: 58 days late,
Main office

136 Kingsland High Street
Hackney
London
E8 2NS

Objectives

THE CHARITY’S OBJECTS ARE SPECIFICALLY RESTRICTED TO THE FOLLOWING: 1. THE RELIEF OF THOSE IN NEED BY REASON OF YOUTH, AGE, DISABILITY, FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OR OTHER DISADVANTAGE; 2. TO ADVANCE EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT; 3. PROMOTING COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN HEALTHY RECREATION THROUGH THE PLAYING OF SPORT OR SPORTS;4. THE RELIEF OF UNEMPLOYMENT FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT; 5. SUCH CHARITABLE PURPOSES FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT AS ARE EXCLUSIVELY CHARITABLE ACCORDING TO THE LAWS OF ENGLAND AND WALES AS THE TRUSTEES MAY FROM TIME TO TIME DETERMINE.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NATIONAL

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
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