Finance Score: 1
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 10
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +10
Overall GiG Score: 17 ?

IMPETUS - THE PRIVATE EQUITY FOUNDATION 

Impetus transforms the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by ensuring they get the right support to succeed in school, in work and in life.We find, fund and build the most promising charities working with these young people, providing core funding and working shoulder-to-shoulder with their leaders to help them become stronger organisations.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers recently
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • Fundraising costs are low relative to funds raised
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender

Financial issues to consider:

  • Unrestricted reserves appear to be dangerously low at the latest year end
  • There has been a change of accounting period recently, so trends may be hard to determine
  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending

Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
N.B. data has been adjusted to reflect year end change
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?£27,161£42,232£-15,071£731£170,087£8,0462.3890
31/12/21£20,790£28,106£-7,316£846£203,800£7,6243.3730
31/12/20£13,147£24,939£-11,792£342£201,926£5,9372.9430
31/12/19£7,997£11,647£-3,649£1,023£204,190£6,3776.6350
31/12/18£8,995£9,011£-16£1,015£7,691£7,4419.9310
31/12/17£7,857£9,812£-1,955£921£7,706£7,7069.4340
31/12/16£6,679£9,032£-2,354£1,022£10,184£9,36112.4350
31/12/15£11,465£11,681£-217£1,923£13,964£11,82312.1460
31/12/14£10,558£11,375£-816£1,655£14,180£12,32713390
31/12/13£15,539£11,847£3,692£2,960£14,996£12,09912.3380

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 6.7%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 3.1%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 8%
Highest pay band: £120,000-£130,000
Liabilities/Assets: 1%
Liabilities/Income: 5%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 5%
Reserves/Spending: 2.3 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 4 months
Quick Ratio: 12.5
Asset Split ?
Established: 11 years

http://www.impetus.org.uk/

info@impetus.org.uk

07774 437 701

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
GiG Classification
  • Legal & financial advice
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Throughout England,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • 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
Home Office£7,446,792
Henry Smith Charity£2,000,000
Tuixen Foundation£400,000
The Aim Foundation£145,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Aim Foundation - Grant to Impetus
£90,000 18/10/2022
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Unrestricted
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Impetus
£100,000 19/07/2022
Impetus help disadvantaged young people succeed in education and employment through transforming the charities who work with them.
Home Office - YEF Trauma-Informed Co-Funded Grant Round
£150,000 06/05/2022
This grant is intended to ensure that the evidence base behind trauma-informed practice is significantly enhanced. The YEF added trauma-informed practice (TI) to their Toolkit in December 2021, ....more
Home Office - YEF Trauma-Informed Co-Funded Grant Round
£150,000 06/05/2022
This grant is intended to ensure that the evidence base behind trauma-informed practice is significantly enhanced. The YEF added trauma-informed practice (TI) to their Toolkit in December 2021, ....more
Home Office - YEF Co-funded Agency Collaboration Round- Focussed Deterrence
£500,000 27/04/2022
The Home Office will provide a £3 million over 3 years via direct grant to the Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) to support its grant round on Focused Deterrence (Agency Collaboration Fund: Another ....more
Home Office - YEF Co-funded Agency Collaboration Round- Focussed Deterrence
£500,000 27/04/2022
The Home Office will provide a £3 million over 3 years via direct grant to the Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) to support its grant round on Focused Deterrence (Agency Collaboration Fund: Another ....more
Home Office - What Works Funding: A Supportive Home
£573,396 26/04/2022
To establish a consistent, high quality and accessible source of knowledge on reducing VAWG by undertaking well developed projects targeted to breaking cycles of violence; followed by an independent, ....more
Home Office - What Works Funding: A Supportive Home
£573,396 26/04/2022
To establish a consistent, high quality and accessible source of knowledge on reducing VAWG by undertaking well developed projects targeted to breaking cycles of violence; followed by an independent, ....more
The Aim Foundation - Grant to Impetus - The Private Equity Foundation
£30,000 31/01/2022
One year unrestricted grant to support the capacity building of the 5 organisations in the Engage Fund.The Engage Fund's mission is to narrow the gap in school, work and life outcomes for young ....more
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Impetus
£100,000 23/07/2021
Impetus help disadvantaged young people succeed in education and employment through transforming the charities who work with them.
The Aim Foundation - Grant to Impetus-PEF
£25,000 10/09/2020
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COVID-19 Recovery - A one off unrestricted grant to support their work influencing policy and decision-makers so that all young people get the support they need to succeed in school, and the ....more
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Impetus
£100,000 05/08/2020
Impetus help disadvantaged young people succeed at school and in employment through transforming the charities who work with them.
Home Office - Youth Endowment Fund 2020-21
£5,000,000 20/05/2020
The Youth Endowment Fund 20/21 will provide the required financial uplift to expedite the establishment of a national Centre of Expertise in combatting serious youth violence. The £200 million Youth ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation
£2,000,000 19/03/2020
60
towards five years' running costs of the Engage fund, providing funding for organisations focused on tackling the rising number of school exclusions and improving the outcomes for young people from ....more
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Impetus
£100,000 11/07/2019
Impetus help disadvantaged young people succeed at school and in employment through transforming the charities who work with them.
The Aim Foundation - Grant to Impetus-PEF
£75,000 24/04/2019
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A further 3 year grant towards policy work for £25,000 pa
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Impetus
£100,000 10/08/2018
Impetus help disadvantaged young people succeed at school and in employment through transforming the charities who work with them.
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Impetus
£100,000 12/07/2017
Impetus help disadvantaged young people succeed at school and in employment through transforming the charities who work with them.
The Aim Foundation - Grant to Impetus-PEF
£150,000 19/04/2017
36
In 2016 another three-year grant commitment of £75,000 per annum (paid in 2 installments) was made to support Impetus-PEF research and policy work. They try to influence government policy and ....more
The Aim Foundation - Grant to Impetus-PEF
£75,000 01/09/2016
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In 2016 another three-year grant commitment of £75,000 per annum (paid in 2 installments) was made to support Impetus-PEF research and policy work. They try to influence government policy and ....more
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Impetus
£100,000 22/06/2016
Impetus help disadvantaged young people succeed at school and in employment through transforming the charities who work with them.
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Impetus
£100,000 13/07/2015
Impetus help disadvantaged young people succeed at school and in employment through transforming the charities who work with them.
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Impetus
£120,000 02/07/2014
Impetus help disadvantaged young people succeed at school and in employment through transforming the charities who work with them.
Dulverton Trust - Youth Opportunities sector mapping
£28,000 23/10/2013
Youth Opportunities sector mapping
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Impetus
£200,000 01/07/2013
Impetus help disadvantaged young people succeed at school and in employment through transforming the charities who work with them.
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Impetus
£200,000 01/07/2012
Impetus help disadvantaged young people succeed at school and in employment through transforming the charities who work with them.
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Impetus
£175,000 01/07/2011
Impetus help disadvantaged young people succeed at school and in employment through transforming the charities who work with them.
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Impetus
£500 01/11/2010
Impetus help disadvantaged young people succeed at school and in employment through transforming the charities who work with them.
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Impetus
£175,000 01/07/2010
Impetus help disadvantaged young people succeed at school and in employment through transforming the charities who work with them.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

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

Age Range of Trustees: 38-62
  • ANDREW THOMS Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Head Of Broadcast & Entertainment
  • LISA STONE Appointed: 2016, Occupation: Investment Professional
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 03/06/2013, number: 1152262
  • Registered at Companies House on 25/03/2013, number: 08460519
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
  • 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
10 returns made; all on time
Main office

Impetus
Golden Cross House
8 Duncannon Street
LONDON
WC2N 4JF

Objectives

THE CHARITY'S OBJECTS ARE TO ADVANCE ALL PURPOSES RECOGNISED AS CHARITABLE UNDER THE LAWS OF ENGLAND AND WALES AND TO PROMOTE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF CHARITIES AND THE PROMOTION OF THE EFFECTIVE USE OF RESOURCES FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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