Finance Score: 5
Governance Score: 1
Support Score: 8
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • No volunteer policy: -2
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Grant maker support: +8
Overall GiG Score: 14 ?

AF&V LAUNCHPAD LIMITED 

AF&V LAUNCHPAD'S PURPOSE IS TO REDUCE THE INCIDENCE OF HOMELESSNESS, UNEMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL DEPRIVATION AMONG VETERANS BY PROVIDING RENTED ACCOMMODATION IN A SINGLE SITE, SPEKE HOUSE IN LIVERPOOL AND AVONDALE HOUSE IN NEWCASTLE. ONCE HOUSED, LAUNCHPAD ENCOURAGES VETERANS TO ENGAGE THE NUMEROUS ORGANISATIONS THAT OFFER HELP WITH TRAINING, SEEKING EMPLOYMENT AND FINDING PERMANENT ACCOMMODATION.
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
  • Fundraising costs are low relative to funds raised
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Although this charity works with volunteers it does not have a Volunteer Management policy

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
30/06/23£1,273£1,288£-15£74£1,417£1,27411.92020
30/06/22£1,053£990£63£0£1,432£1,28615.6160
30/06/21£996£873£123£0£1,369£1,20416.6150
30/06/20£1,055£890£165£0£1,245£1,05314.21363
30/06/19£679£752£-73£0£1,080£1,02316.3133
30/06/18£647£662£-16£0£1,153£1,07819.5120
30/06/17£634£592£42£0£1,168£1,06221.5110
30/06/16£696£538£158£0£1,126£1,04723.390
30/06/15£459£1,139£-680£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/14£1,139£214£925£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 5.9%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 5.7%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 19%
Liabilities/Income: 26%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 90%
Reserves/Spending: 11.9 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 5 months
Quick Ratio: 6.3
Asset Split ?
Established: 11 years

www.veteranslaunchpad.org.uk

enquiries@veteranslaunchpad.org.uk

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Armed Forces/Emergency Service Efficiency
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Shelter for homeless, vulnerable & excluded people
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Durham, Liverpool City, Newcastle Upon Tyne City,
Who it helps
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • 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
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington£72,313
Garfield Weston Foundation£60,000
The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund£50,000
The Clothworkers Foundation£22,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
County Durham Community Foundation - Renovating Hollyacre House grounds and creating a sensory garden.
£5,000 05/08/2022
Towards renovating Hollyacre House grounds and creating a sensory garden.
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Grant to AF&V Launchpad Limited
£72,313 30/06/2022
24
To fund our Lead Support Worker at Hollyacre House, County Durham, who’ll support 50 homeless veterans over two years; and to fund CCTV security enhancements.
The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund - Grant to AF&V Launchpad Limited
£10,000 06/05/2022
Jubilee Grant Restricted Project Funding
Ministry of Defence - Covenant Fund
£8,438 15/10/2021
For local projects that reduce isolation and promote integration
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 16/07/2021
Accommodation and support for homeless veterans of the UK armed forces.
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to AF&V Launchpad
£22,000 25/05/2021
refurbishment of building for a charity supporting homelessness in Liverpool
National Lottery Community Fund - Emergency Covid-19 support for homeless veterans
£9,956 22/04/2020
4
The charity will set up channels of communication for the veterans in its residential centres in Newcastle and Liverpool ensuring that people at high risk from being isolated because of their mental ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 14/02/2020
Supporting homeless and unemployed veterans of the UK armed forces
The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund - Grant to AF&V Launchpad Ltd
£40,000 08/01/2020
48
Main Grant unrestricted core costs
National Lottery Community Fund - Be Proud, Be Smart
£10,000 23/08/2018
12
The group will purchase washing machines and dryer equipment to support their existing services, offering accommodation for unemployed and homeless veterans. This will improve the facilities of the ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 13/06/2018
Launchpad - support for homeless and unemployed veterans of the UK armed forces
Ministry of Defence - ALB - Armed forces Covenant Fund Trust- Covenent Fund
£16,531 01/04/2018
Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants for local projects that support community integration or local delivery of services.
National Lottery Community Fund - Launchpad (Liverpool)
£397,384 08/04/2015
36
A project to support veterans, primarily Early Service Leavers or institutionalised older veterans and their partners who are finding it hard to make the transition back into civilian life. The ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Armed Forces and Veterans' Launchpad (Newcastle)
£171,288 09/07/2014
60
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 01/08/2013, number: 1153185
  • Registered at Companies House on 01/08/2013, number: 08633047
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls 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
Filing Record
10 returns made; all on time
Main office

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Objectives

THE RELIEF OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP AMONGST SERVICE PERSONNEL AND ARMED FORCES VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDANTS (INCLUDING THOSE WHO ARE SERVING MEMBERS THAT ARE ABOUT TO LEAVE, AND THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES AND HAVE ALREADY LEFT) BY THE PROVISION OF HOUSING AND ACCOMMODATION, THE PROVISION OF EDUCATION, TRAINING, EMPLOYMENT AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO HELP THEM RESETTLE INTO CIVILIAN LIFE.TO PROMOTE SOCIAL INCLUSION FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT BY PREVENTING THE BENEFICIARIES IDENTIFIED IN THE OBJECT FROM BECOMING SOCIALLY EXCLUDED, RELIEVING THE NEEDS OF THOSE BENEFICIARIES WHO ARE SOCIALLY EXCLUDED AND ASSISTING THEM TO INTEGRATE INTO SOCIETY. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS CLAUSE ?SOCIALLY EXCLUDED? MEANS BEING EXCLUDED FROM SOCIETY, OR PARTS OF SOCIETY, AS A RESULT OF ONE OF MORE OF THE FOLLOWING FACTORS: UNEMPLOYMENT; FINANCIAL HARDSHIP; YOUTH OR OLD AGE; INSTITUTIONALISATION; ILL HEALTH (PHYSICAL OR MENTAL); SUBSTANCE ABUSE OR DEPENDENCY INCLUDING ALCOHOL AND DRUGS; POOR EDUCATIONAL OR SKILLS ATTAINMENT; RELATIONSHIP AND FAMILY BREAKDOWN OR REJECTION; POOR HOUSING (THAT IS HOUSING THAT DOES NOT MEET BASIC HABITABLE STANDARDS; CRIME (EITHER AS A VICTIM OF CRIME OR AS AN OFFENDER REHABILITATING INTO SOCIETY).

Data Sources

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