Finance Score: -15
Governance Score: -6
Support Score: 3
  • Accounts overdue -5
  • Dormant: -10
  • No PartB
  • No conflicts policy: -1
  • Narrow trustee age band: -2
  • Static board: -3
  • Grant maker support: +3
Overall GiG Score: -18 ?

THE BRITISH LIBRARY TRUST 

For more information on the Charity's Activities please see the Charity's objects clause
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity does not have a Conflict of Interests policy
  • The Board composition appears to be rather static

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • Latest accounts are overdue for filing
  • This charity appears to be dormant

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
30/03/22£0£0£0n/an/an/an/an/a0
30/03/21£0£0£0n/an/an/an/an/a0
30/03/20*£0£0£0n/an/an/an/an/a0
30/03/19£0£0£0n/an/an/an/an/a0
30/03/18£0£0£0n/an/an/an/an/a0
30/03/17£0£0£0n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/16*£8£351£-343£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£38£333£-295£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£38£1,267£-1,230£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£1,925£58£1,868£58£1,868£1,843382.800

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 12 years

BLTRUSTCONTACT@BL.UK

02074127456

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies House
This Charity appears to be dormant
UN SDGs
?
Listed activities
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Other Charitable Purposes
GiG Classification
  • Libraries
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
  • Other charitable activities
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin
  • 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.

Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Tuixen Foundation - Grant to young people's participation programmes at the British Library
£450 04/12/2020
A programme to widen participation and access to the British Library building and exhibitions, attracting young people who in the past have been unlikely to attend.
Tuixen Foundation - Grant to young people's participation programmes at the British Library
£10,000 05/08/2020
A programme to widen participation and access to the British Library building and exhibitions, attracting young people who in the past have been unlikely to attend.
Tuixen Foundation - Grant to young people's participation programmes at the British Library
£10,940 11/07/2019
A programme to widen participation and access to the British Library building and exhibitions, attracting young people who in the past have been unlikely to attend.
ARCADIA - Endangered Archives Programme
£12,000,000 01/10/2018
To continue to support the Endangered Archives Programme.
Tuixen Foundation - Grant to young people's participation programmes at the British Library
£10,940 10/08/2018
A programme to widen participation and access to the British Library building and exhibitions, attracting young people who in the past have been unlikely to attend.
Tuixen Foundation - Grant to young people's participation programmes at the British Library
£10,940 31/07/2017
A programme to widen participation and access to the British Library building and exhibitions, attracting young people who in the past have been unlikely to attend.

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (3)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees:
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 16/08/2012, number: 1148608
  • Registered at Companies House on 09/02/2012, number: 07943525
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Investment
Filing Record
10 returns made; AR20: 18 days late, AR16: 0 days late,
Main office

BRITISH LIBRARY
96 EUSTON ROAD
LONDON
NW1 2DB

Objectives

4.1 THE OBJECTS OF THE CHARITY ARE, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC, SPECIFICALLY RESTRICTED TO:4.1.1 ADVANCING AND SUPPORTING THE OBJECTS OF THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD AS SET OUT IN SECTION 1 OF THE BRITISH LIBRARY ACT 1972 INCLUDING (BUT NOT LIMITED TO):4.1.1.1 ADVANCING UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION OF, AND PROMOTING ACCESS TO, THE BRITISH LIBRARY COLLECTIONS;4.1.1.2 PROMOTING AND SUPPORTING THE BRITISH LIBRARY AS A NATIONAL CENTRE FOR REFERENCE, STUDY AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL AND OTHER INFORMATION SERVICES, IN RELATION BOTH TO SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL MATTERS AND TO THE HUMANITIES; 4.1.1.3 PROMOTING THE AVAILABILITY OF THE SERVICES OF THE BRITISH LIBRARY IN PARTICULAR FOR THE TIME BEING TO INSTITUTIONS OF EDUCATION AND LEARNING, OTHER LIBRARIES AND INDUSTRY; AND4.1.1.4 PROMOTING AND ADVANCING THE DEVELOPMENT AND GOOD STEWARDSHIP OF THE BRITISH LIBRARY COLLECTIONS. 4.1.2 ADVANCING AND SUPPORTING THE EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT OF OTHER LIBRARIES, LIBRARY FACILITIES AND INFORMATION SERVICES THE SUPPORT OF WHICH WOULD BE CONDUCIVE OR COMPLEMENTARY TO THE WORK OF THE BRITISH LIBRARY.4.1.3 FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT (AND WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING), THE TRUSTEES MAY FULFILL THE OBJECTS, OR ANY ONE OF THEM, BY MAKING GRANTS OR DISTRIBUTIONS TO THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD OR ANY OTHER PERSON, BODY OR INSTITUTION AS THE TRUSTEES IN THEIR ABSOLUTE DISCRETION SEE FIT.

Defined Area of Benefit:

THROUGHOUT ENGLAND AND WALES

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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