Finance Score: 2
Governance Score: 4
Support Score: 8
  • Strong growth: +2
  • No PartB
  • Only 3 Trustees: -2
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +8
Overall GiG Score: 14 ?

HOPE HOUSE ESSEX 

Accommodation & other help for the homeless in Braintree
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • There are only 3 trustees

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data

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£115£121£-6n/an/an/an/an/a16
31/03/22£123£121£2n/an/an/an/an/a15
31/03/21£133£98£35n/an/an/an/an/a4
31/03/20£118£87£31n/an/an/an/an/a18
31/03/19£87£45£42n/an/an/an/an/a19
31/03/18£42£30£12£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£60£86£-27£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£64£14£50£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£61£40£22£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£38£37£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£44£62£-17£0£0£0n/a00

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

www.hopehouseessex.org.uk

info@hopehouseessex.org.uk

01376348000

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Employment training & rehabilitation
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Essex,
Who it helps
  • 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
National Lottery Community Fund£90,000
Essex Community Foundation£37,200
The Foyle Foundation£7,500
DCMS£7,500
Department for Work and Pensions£6,879
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Foyle Foundation - Small Grants
£7,500 10/07/2023
towards core costs over 12 months of providing accommodation and support to the single homeless of Braintree
Essex Community Foundation - Grant to Hope House Essex
£1,200 29/09/2022
to help vulnerable people who are homeless in the Braintree area access the services they need to break the cycle of homelessness
Department for Work and Pensions - COOL BEANS COFFEE BAR LIMMITED
£3,879 01/04/2022
The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit.
Essex Community Foundation - Grant to Hope House Essex
£26,000 17/02/2022
24
to help with the staff costs of a charity supporting the homeless in Braintree over two years
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Hope House Essex
£843 23/10/2021
Our goal is to help local homeless people get back to work by helping them set up a business, through the provision of tools, equipment, and support.
Department for Work and Pensions - COOL BEANS COFFEE BAR
£3,000 01/04/2021
The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment.
Essex Community Foundation - Grant to Hope House Essex
£10,000 29/10/2020
for the operating costs of a charity helping those experiencing homelessness in Braintree
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£7,500 07/08/2020
"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
National Lottery Community Fund - Hope House Community project
£90,000 24/03/2020
The funding will used to set up and run a project called 'Hope House Community' which will function as an outreach project for past residents from Hope House. The project plans to support past ....more
Essex Community Foundation - Contribution to salary
£5,000 14/02/2019
11
To help with the salary costs for two part-time employees at a charity providing move-on accommodation for homeless people in Braintree
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Hope House Essex
£3,657 19/11/2018
Any money will contribute to us buying a second house to accommodate the homeless.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 24/10/2018
Additional House for Homeless
National Lottery Community Fund - Provision of Additional Housing for the Homeless
£3,295 10/05/2018
12
The group will convert one large bedroom into two rooms to enable more homeless people to access housing, support and mentoring to help them make positive changes to their lives and progress towards ....more
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Hope House Essex
£30,000 27/03/2018
purchase of property for a charity which works with homeless persons' in Braintree
Essex Community Foundation - Help with current mortgage to enable purchase of additional house for homeless
£5,000 08/02/2018
6
To help with the operating costs of a charity providing move-on accommodation for homeless people in Braintree
National Lottery Community Fund - De-damp Cellar
£9,950 15/02/2017
12
This project will use the funding to remove the damp in the cellar of their new homeless shelter so that it can be used as an office. This will improve the support offered and increase the temporary ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (3)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees:
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 24/09/2012, number: 1149067
  • Registered at Companies House on 02/08/2012, number: 08166581
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management 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
11 returns made; all on time
Main office

43 MANOR STREET
BRAINTREE
CM7 3HP

Objectives

1. THE RELIEF OF POVERTY BY THE PROVISION OF EMERGENCY AND OTHER ACCOMMODATION, ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE FOR PERSONS IN NEED WHO ARE DEEMED HOMELESS AND REQUIRE SUCH ACCOMMODATION, ADVICE OR ASSISTANCE INCLUDING SIGN-POSTING TO AGENCIES OR ORGANISATIONS OF FURTHER SUPPORT. 2. THE RELIEF OF PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ILLNESS OF PERSONS IN NEED, ESPECIALLY BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY BY REASON OF ADDICTION TO ALCOHOL OR DRUGS, IN PARTICULAR BY PROVIDING ACCOMMODATION WHERE LACKING, COUNSELLING AND SUPPORT.3. THE PROMOTION OF SOCIAL INCLUSION FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT, ESPECIALLY AMONG YOUTH, EX-OFFENDERS OR OTHERS IN DANGER OF SOCIAL EXCLUSION, BY RELIEVING THEIR NEEDS AND GIVING SUPPORT.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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