Finance Score: -1
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 12
  • Poor Liquidity: -1
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +12
Overall GiG Score: 17 ?

CENTRE FOR LONDON 

Our vision is be the foremost research organisation focused on helping London face its future challenges and opportunities, as well as providing insight into the development of cities.We aim to produce research and events which provide insight into and comment on London and its future for the education of the public and the shaping of policy and public debate.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • 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

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • Liquidity appears to have been slender 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£1,199£1,198£1£208£232£2252.3220
31/12/21£1,047£1,083£-35£145£231£2192.4200
31/12/20£965£1,050£-86£157£266£1762220
31/12/19£1,170£1,159£11£173£352£2732.8200
31/12/18£1,124£1,086£38£198£341£2763190
31/12/17£950£1,009£-59£218£303£3033.6160
31/12/16£1,079£991£88£68£0£0n/a130
31/12/15£965£864£101£107£273£2493.5100
31/12/14£845£749£96£77£172£1682.770
31/12/13£377£302£76£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 18.2%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 17.4%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 10%
Highest pay band: £90,000-£100,000
Liabilities/Assets: 38%
Liabilities/Income: 12%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 97%
Reserves/Spending: 2.3 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 2 months
Quick Ratio: 1.6
Asset Split ?
Established: 11 years

www.centreforlondon.org

hello@centreforlondon.org

02037575555

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies HouseX
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Legal & financial advice
How it operates
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Throughout London,
Who it helps
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • 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.

Major supporters in last 5 years
Trust for London£96,000
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity£94,167
Friends Provident Foundation£55,797
London Legacy Development Corporation £10,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Trust for London - Centre for London
£16,000 25/05/2023
The funding is for major sponsorship of Centre for London's annual London Conference. The Conference has established itself as the preeminent annual event for London's leaders to discuss and debate ....more
London Legacy Development Corporation - Centre for London
£10,000 15/12/2022
Centre for London will provide a high quality event which promotes LLDC’s Post-Occupancy study, and advances the subject of POE and learning from low carbon neighbourhoods in industry.
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity - Click and Collect research
£59,167 31/03/2022
Research to test the hypothesis that getting more people to collect their deliveries locally leads to a reduction in polluting freight vehicle miles and reduces air pollution and carbon emissions
Trust for London - Centre for London
£35,000 09/02/2022
The funding is for a flagship strategic project on ‘Levelling up’, which will aim to produce a rich program of research and events in order to reshape the national debate about levelling up and ....more
Trust for London - Centre for London
£15,000 13/10/2021
6
This funding will contribute towards the cost of planning and delivering the London Conference. This includes the time of the project team, the booking of a location for in person delegates and ....more
Friends Provident Foundation - Centre For London- community assets and wealth approach for London
£55,797 26/08/2021
We want to investigate how the assets and spending power of local authorities and their partners can be used to improve economic and social outcomes for their residents in London and other big cities ....more
Trust for London - Centre for London
£20,000 02/06/2021
6
The funding is for phase two of London Futures, a major strategic review that aims to foster new thinking to tackle London's growing challenges. Last year, we set out the scale of those challenges. ....more
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity - Future of Freight and Logistics in London
£35,000 12/01/2021
The research will combine stakeholder interviews, data analysis and desk research to understand the future trends for freight and logistics in the city of London and make policy recommendations. This ....more
Trust for London - Centre for London
£10,000 05/03/2020
6
The funding is for a week-long event - The London Conference 2020. The funding will enable the planning and delivery of a week long series of events, for over 450 of London’s leaders, across the ....more
Mark Leonard Trust - College of Food project
£10,000 18/02/2020
Towards the College of Food project.
Trust for London - Centre for London
£25,000 28/02/2019
12
The funding is for a research project on Transport and Equity. It will explore how transport shapes the life chances of poorer Londoners. It will consider the cost of travel, degrees of connectivity ....more
Mark Leonard Trust - Kitchen Skills project
£10,000 17/05/2018
Towards the Kitchen Skills project.
Trust for London - Centre for London
£23,000 21/02/2018
18
The funding it towards work to understand and strengthen the role of neighbourhood planning in areas of London experiencing poverty and deprivation by undertaking the first London-wide research and ....more
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Belonging in London: London Identities
£4,000 16/10/2017
4
Through a literature review and a workshop with experts and stakeholders, the London Identities project will culminate in the production of a short research paper exploring the concept of London ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (11)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 35-60
  • FIONA CARSWELL (Chair) Appointed: 2019, Occupation: Housing Association Executive
  • NICK KILBY Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Company Director
  • SHASHI VERMA Appointed: 2019, Occupation: Director Of Strategy And Chief Technology Officer
  • TEJASHREE BARDE Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Project Management - Construction
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 27/03/2013, number: 1151435
  • Registered at Companies House on 22/02/2013, number: 08414909
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
10 returns made; all on time
Main office

House of Sport
Marathon House
190 Great Dover Street
LONDON
SE1 4YB

Objectives

THE OBJECTS OF THE CHARITY ARE:(1) TO UNDERTAKE, PUBLISH AND PROMOTE THE USEFUL RESULTS OF NON-PARTISAN, OBJECTIVE RESEARCH AND TO HOST PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL EVENTS AND CONFERENCES IN PURSUIT OF THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT IN ISSUES OF ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND PUBLIC POLICY WHICH AFFECT LONDON AND OTHER CITIES;(2) TO PROMOTE CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT IN LONDON AND OTHER CITIES BY:(A) THE PRESERVATION, CONSERVATION AND THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE PRUDENT USE OF RESOURCES; (B) THE RELIEF OF POVERTY AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE IN SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES; AND(C) THE PROMOTION OF SUSTAINABLE MEANS OF ACHIEVING ECONOMIC GROWTH AND REGENERATION. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT MEANS DEVELOPMENT WHICH MEETS THE NEEDS OF THE PRESENT WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE ABILITY OF FUTURE GENERATIONS TO MEET THEIR OWN NEEDS.

Defined Area of Benefit:

THROUGHOUT LONDON

Data Sources

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360 Giving
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