Finance Score: -2
Governance Score: 2
Support Score: 3
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • No PartB
  • No conflicts policy: -1
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Grant maker support: +3
Overall GiG Score: 3 ?

SUSTAINABLE LIVING INITIATIVE 

SLI aims to bring together people who are interested in growing fruit and vegetables, and to share skills, tools and information. Both gardening projects run by SLI rely on the cooperation of their volunteer members and are run by them. SLI is a membership-based organisation and is also open to non-gardening people who support its objectives and wish to be involved in its activities.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity does not have a Conflict of Interests policy

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending
Established: 11 years
(18 years as a company)

www.grow-our-own.co.uk

sustainable@grow-our-own.co.uk

01603920570

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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
30/09/22£30£33£-4n/an/an/an/an/a4
30/09/21£32£28£3n/an/an/an/an/a0
30/09/20£36£38£-2n/an/an/an/an/a0
30/09/19£35£36£-1n/an/an/an/an/a150
30/09/18£30£45£-15£0£0£0n/a0200
30/09/17£30£38£-7£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/16£22£23£-1£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/15£25£32£-7£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/14£19£30£-11£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
What it does
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Recreation
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
Who works here?
  • 4 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Norfolk,

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.

Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Tudor Trust - Grant to Sustainable Living Initiative
£2,000 01/02/2021
as an additional grant to support staff, volunteer and trustee wellbeing, to assist the organisation deliver its charitable purpose more effectively
Tudor Trust - Grant to Sustainable Living Initiative
£30,000 16/12/2019
24
as continuation funding over two years towards core salaries at a community growing project in Norwich
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Sustainable Living Initiative
£500 04/12/2019
Grant to Sustainable Living Initiative used to support the running costs of its volunteer programme where food grown will be cooked into healthy dishes for the volunteers from the local community to ....more
Tudor Trust - Grant to Sustainable Living Initiative
£10,000 24/05/2019
6
over six months as an additional grant towards core salaries at a community growing project in Norwich
Tudor Trust - Grant to Sustainable Living Initiative
£30,000 07/11/2017
24
over two years towards core salaries at a community growing project in Norwich

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (3)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 45-72
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 14/10/2013, number: 1154190
  • Registered at Companies House on 06/06/2005, number: 05472105
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Paying staff
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
9 returns made; all on time
Main office

Marlpit Community Centre
Hellesdon Road
Norwich
NR6 5EG

Objectives

TO BENEFIT THE RESIDENTS OF NORWICH WITHOUT DISTINCTION OF GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, RACE OR POLITICAL, RELIGIOUS OR OTHER OPINIONS BY:- PROVIDING GARDENING PLOTS AND FACILITIES IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE FOR RECREATION AND LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION WITH THE OBJECTIVE OF IMPROVING LIFE FOR THE RESIDENTS; AND- FACILITATING AND SUPPORTING EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING ACTIVITIES IN GARDENING, HORTICULTURE AND RELATED ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS AND DEBATE ON SUSTAINABLE FOOD PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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