Finance Score: -50
Governance Score: 0
Support Score: 0
  • In administration/insolvent: -50
  • No PartB
    Overall GiG Score: -50 ?

    NORTH LONDON CARES 

    Overview

    North London Cares is a community network that connects young professionals to the elderly in activities that help one another feel less isolated and reduce generational gaps.

    Support from partners has provided substantial funding sources to deliver a long term income diversification strategy. Fundraising prospects look good for the future based on their proven track record and deepening relationships with funders.

    Sharing leadership and staff across 'sibling' organisations has given them the ability to share learning's and increased effectiveness of programmes. Evaluations of impact by third party supporters has accelerated the charities development and plans for expansion to new areas of Nouth London are in the pipeline.

    Source: Giving is Great

    Mission:

    Helping people find connection and reducing loneliness by bringing people together and bridging gaps across social and generational divides
    Analysis by Giving is Great

    Positives:

    • This charity has been very successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size

    Financial issues to consider:

    • This charity is in Administration or Insolvent

    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
    31/08/22£344£452£-109n/an/an/an/an/a1,139
    31/08/21£509£400£109£39£259£1374.171,728
    31/08/20£464£462£1n/an/an/an/an/a800
    31/08/19£481£481£1n/an/an/an/an/a4,614
    31/08/18£438£426£12£0£0£0n/a03,105
    31/08/17£369£337£32£0£0£0n/a00
    31/08/16£335£306£28£0£0£0n/a00
    31/08/15£190£180£11£0£0£0n/a00
    31/08/14£152£131£21£0£0£0n/a00

    Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
    Established: 11 years

    WWW.SMUK.COM

    RESTRUCTURING.LONDON.CORE@RSMUK.COMIS

    02032018000

    Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies HouseFacebookInstagramXYouTube
    UN SDGs
    ?
    What it does
    A community network mobilising young professionals to volunteer to support their older neighbours with a little extra time, practical help, social connection and human companionship in the London boroughs of Camden and Islington. We operate 2 core activities: Social Clubs which bring demographics together through group activities; and a one-to-one Love Your Neighbour project.
    Listed activities
    • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
    • Economic/Community Development/Employment
    • General Charitable Purposes
    • Recreation
    • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
    GiG Classification
    • Practical support, advice & companionship
    How it operates
    • Provides advocacy/advice/information
    • Provides human resources
    • Provides services
    Where it operates
    • Camden, Islington,
    Who it helps
    • Children/Young People
    • Elderly/Old People

    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
    Henry Smith Charity£180,000
    City Bridge Trust£45,000
    Cripplegate Foundation£35,000
    Esmee Fairbairn£30,000
    The London Community Foundation£25,000
    DCMS£25,000
    Camden Giving£15,975
    The EQ Foundation£6,750
    Specific Donations
    Amount When
    Months
    To be used for
    Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to NL Cares Ltd
    £1,250 06/02/2023
    Towards unrestricted core costs as a Cost of Living Uplift
    Henry Smith Charity - Grant to North London Cares
    £180,000 09/11/2022
    36
    towards three years' continuation funding of the running costs of an organisation providing outreach and 'Buddying Up' opportunities for older people to combat isolation and loneliness in the London ....more
    The EQ Foundation - Grant to NORTH LONDON CARES
    £3,750 05/02/2021
    Matched via Big Give Xmas Challenge 2020
    City Bridge Trust - Grant to NL Cares Limited
    £45,000 15/10/2020
    £45,000 over 5 years (£15,000; £10,000; £8,000 £7,000 £5,000) towards the salary of a Programme Coordinator to deliver the Love Your Neighbour service to older people in Islington and Camden.
    The London Community Foundation - Grant to NL Cares Limited
    £25,000 17/09/2020
    providing connection for 2,727 older and younger people who are most at risk of isolation and loneliness. Our transitioned programmes provide connection at a distance and now incorporate Virtual ....more
    DCMS - VSCE CMC Fund
    £25,000 17/09/2020
    NET, Comic Relief and Children in Need will use this funding to provide: increased support to vulnerable people and hidden groups, thus reducing the burden on public services; reach local grassroots ....more
    Camden Giving - North London Cares
    £10,000 26/06/2020
    11
    The funding is to continue to support six months of emergency response activities and six months of face-to-face Somers Town social club, reaching 160 older and younger neighbours.
    Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to NL Cares Ltd
    £28,750 05/05/2020
    6
    towards unrestricted costs as a COVID-19 Fast Response grant
    Camden Giving - North London Cares - Covid19 Charity Fund
    £5,975 09/04/2020
    To provide connection, support and friendship to older people in Camden who, due to Covid 19, are experiencing increased isolation and loneliness.The grant will support a month’s worth of activity ....more
    The EQ Foundation - Grant to NORTH LONDON CARES
    £3,000 15/12/2019
    Matched via Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019
    Cripplegate Foundation - Grant To North London Cares
    £35,000 16/07/2019
    Older Peoples Programme
    Camden Giving - North London Cares' Somers Town Social Club
    £5,866 30/04/2019
    14
    North London Cares was awarded £5,000 to start a new Social Club, bringing older neighbours (65+) and young professionals together to share time, stories and friendship.
    Camden Giving - Connecting the community in Camden
    £99,055 18/04/2019
    36
    North London Cares will connect the community affected by the HS2 development by hosting 30 Social Clubs and supporting 12 Love Your Neighbour matches in south Camden every year, for three years.
    DCMS - Building Connections Fund
    £22,000 01/04/2019
    Expansion into Hackney and Tower Hamlets, East London. Friendship programme matches older people 65 and over with young professionals aged 21-40 benefitting 1000 of each. Good partnership working, ....more
    Camden Giving - Connecting the community in Camden
    £99,055 31/03/2019
    24
    North London Cares will connect the community affected by the HS2 development by hosting 30 Social Clubs and supporting 12 Love Your Neighbour matches in south Camden every year, for three years.
    DCMS - Building Connections Fund
    £22,000 02/01/2019
    Expansion into Hackney and Tower Hamlets, East London. Friendship programme matches older people 65 and over with young professionals aged 21-40 benefitting 1000 of each. Good partnership working, ....more
    Henry Smith Charity - Grant to North London Cares
    £75,000 12/12/2018
    36
    towards three years' running costs of an outreach programme designed to reach out to lonely, older people and engage them with community activities in the London Boroughs of Camden and Islington
    National Lottery Community Fund - East London Cares
    £56,000 26/11/2018
    36
    East London Cares
    Camden Giving - Tackling isolation across South Camden
    £5,000 22/05/2018
    11
    The project tackles isolation and loneliness amongst older neighbours (aged 65+) and young professionals by bringing them together to share time at a new Social Club in the KX Camden Giving Fund’s ....more
    The EQ Foundation - Grant to NORTH LONDON CARES
    £3,000 03/05/2018
    Unrestricted via The Funding Network
    The Funding Network - Expanding Our Potential: Head of Fundraising
    £16,604 02/05/2018
    We want to recruit a Head of Development to sit across The Cares Family to diversity our income streams, manage our fundraising team and strengthen our organisational capacity.
    The Rayne Foundation - Grant to NL Cares Ltd
    £30,000 07/12/2017
    36
    Towards outreach work that identifies isolated older neighbours and connects them to a network that includes younger people, to tackle isolation and loneliness in our communities.
    Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to NL Cares Ltd
    £210,500 06/07/2017
    60
    Towards project officer, management and evaluation costs to test the efficacy of a programme which reduces loneliness amongst older people, in a different geographic area.
    Cripplegate Foundation - Grant To North London Cares
    £35,500 24/04/2017
    Towards the costs of Saturday Socials 2018-19
    Cripplegate Foundation - Grant To North London Cares
    £17,000 10/10/2016
    Towards the costs of Saturday Socials 2017
    Nesta - AC00573
    £754,000 20/07/2016
    60
    Accelerating Ideas programme grant to The Cares Family Grant Ref AC00573
    Nesta - AC00506
    £15,000 05/11/2015
    2
    Accelerating Ideas programme grant to NL Cares (T/A North London Cares) Grant Ref AC00506
    Nesta - AC20035
    £131,000 28/07/2014
    Centre for Social Action Innovation Fund programme grant to NL Cares (T/A North London Cares) Grant Ref AC20035
    Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to NL Cares Ltd
    £20,000 08/10/2013
    Towards the development and expansion of a programme that gets young professionals to support older, isolated people.
    The Fore - Grant to North London Cares
    £27,000 30/04/2013
    36
    Grant funded the training of ‘super volunteers’ who have since been able to dramatically expand the capacity of the organisation; this has included doubling the number of Social Clubs and ....more
    Show more rows

    Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

    How is it governed?

    Trustees (7)
    Current Trustees appointed
    Gender Split
    Based on 6/7 persons

    Age Range of Trustees: 34-77
    • IANA VIDAL Appointed: 2021 Occupation: Policy And Public Affairs Director
    Polly is Head of Communications and Marketing at Royal Trinity Hospice where she leads on messaging and campaign delivery. She was previously responsible for communications and partnership campaigns at Missing People, and helped to establish HIV support charity Body & Soul’s social enterprise ‘Brave’.
    Legal constitution
    • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 30/07/2013, number: 1153137
    • Registered at Companies House on 11/08/2011, number: 07737818
    Gift Aid
    • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
    Policies in force
    • Complaints handling
    • Conflicting interests
    • Investment
    • Paying staff
    • Risk management
    • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
    • Volunteer management
    Filing Record
    9 returns made; all on time
    Main office

    R S M UK
    25 FARRINGDON STREET
    LONDON
    EC4A 4AB

    Objectives

    THE FOLLOWING OBJECTS ARE FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT:- 1)TO PROMOTE SOCIAL INCLUSION AMONGST PEOPLE AGED OVER 55 IN CAMDEN AND ISLINGTON WHO DO NOT REGULARLY PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY LIFE, AS THEY DO NOT HAVE LARGE OR STRONG NETWORKS OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY AROUND THEM; WHO ARE LONELY OR ISOLATED; AND WHO ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY ACCESSING STATUTORY AND NON-STATUTORY SERVICES BECAUSE THEY ARE HOUSE-BOUND, IMMOBILE, UNABLE TO DRIVE OR TO EASILY ACCESS TRANSPORT, BY THE PROVISION OF: A. A “LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR” PROGRAMME, WHICH MATCHES YOUNG PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEERS TO OFFER A LITTLE EXTRA PRACTICAL SUPPORT WITH EVERY DAY TASKS, OR A LITTLE ADDED COMPANIONSHIP; B. A “SOCIAL CLUBS” PROGRAMME, WHICH PROVIDES REGULAR ACTIVITIES WITHIN COMMUNITY CENTRES, CAFES, PARKS AND OTHER TRUSTED HUBS OF THE COMMUNITY TO BRING OLDER PEOPLE TOGETHER WITH PEERS AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS TO SHARE NEW EXPERIENCES AND BUILD FRIENDSHIPS; AND C. SUCH OTHER PROGRAMMES DEEMED APPROPRIATE AND VIABLE BY THE CHARITY’S LEADERSHIP. 2) TO ADVANCE IN LIFE AND [HELP YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGH:(A)THE PROVISION OF RECREATIONAL AND LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES PROVIDED IN THE INTEREST OF SOCIAL WELFARE, DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE; AND (B)PROVIDING SUPPORT AND ACTIVITIES WHICH DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS, CAPACITIES AND CAPABILITIES TO ENABLE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN SOCIETY AS MATURE AND RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUALS.

    Defined Area of Benefit:

    CAMDEN AND ISLINGTON

    Data Sources

    Charity Commission for England and Wales
    360 Giving
    CharityBase

    Tips for Selecting Charities

    Which areas of philanthropy are most effective?
    The text of this post is taken from an article on the Effective Altruism forum. It suggests that you can achieve the most impact by supporting causes that fight extreme poverty, improving animal welfare....more
    Our Top Tips for Philanthropy
    Here are some ideas to help you gain more satisfaction from your philanthropy and confidence that the causes you have selected are impactful. Engage your brain, as well as your heart You....more
    How to become a Philanthropist
    In this Blog we outline a strategy to help people who are new to philanthropy and for those who feel dissatisfied with the impact they are having. Effective philanthropy is immensely rewarding for donors,....more

    Giving is Great