Finance Score: 3
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 12
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +12
Overall GiG Score: 21 ?


Stanley Arts aims to be one of South London's premiere arts and performance venues, providing our local community with a vital home for cultural expression and discovery. As a radically inclusive space we seek to foreground under-represented voices, providing artists of colour and LGBTQIA creatives with a platform to reach out to audiences across South London and beyond.
Analysis by Giving is Great


  • 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
  • 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 gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • Unrestricted reserves appear to be dangerously low at the latest year end

Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
Cost £k
Funds £k
Funds £k
Staff Volun-

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 5.6%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 3%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 98%
Liabilities/Income: 218%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 100%
Reserves/Spending: 0.5 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: -13 months
Quick Ratio: 0.3
Asset Split ?
Established: 10 years

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Listed activities
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
GiG Classification
  • Art or music based therapy
  • Support for specific genders
How it operates
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
Where it operates
  • Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth,
Who it helps
  • 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
Paul Hamlyn Foundation£250,000
National Lottery Heritage Fund£235,710
Greater London Authority£61,500
National Lottery Community Fund£9,990
Specific Donations
Amount When
To be used for
Greater London Authority - The Summit – Thriving through Culture
£41,500 10/11/2023
As part of Baring Foundation’s funded Thriving through Culture programme to co-design and deliver a two day young Londoners mental health and culture summit as part of London Borough of Culture, ....more
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Stanley Arts and Croydon Borough of Culture
£250,000 06/03/2023
Stanley Arts is a radically inclusive arts and performance venue seeking to foreground under-represented voices, providing artists of colour and LGBTQ+ creatives with a platform to reach out to ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - South Norwood Green Coronation Get-together
£9,990 03/03/2023
The funding will be used to facilitate a large-scale Coronation celebration for the community. This project aims to bring the community together to build new relationships learn new skills and reduce ....more
Greater London Authority - Greening Stanley Arts
£20,000 02/12/2022
This project will create a micro green space in the public forecourt of the grade II-listed Stanley Arts building in South Norwood. The project will train eight volunteers from communities that are ....more
DCMS - Capital Investment Programme
£200,000 04/03/2022
The Capital Investment Programme is an open access programme to support cultural organisations to adjust buildings and equipment so that they can operate safely post-pandemic and improve access, ....more
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Stanley Arts
£235,710 09/12/2021
Inclusive Heritage at Stanley Halls in Croydon
DCMS - South Norwood High Streets Cultural Programme - Main Grant
£54,863 01/04/2021
Programme of Cultural activities and projects to engage with the local community and link with the High Street Heritage Action Zone capital programme.
DCMS - Stanley Halls
£10,268 29/01/2021
This project comprises a roof survey & internal condition survey and a structural engineers survey & report.
DCMS - Stanley Halls
£3,422 29/01/2021
This project comprises a roof survey & internal condition survey and a structural engineers survey & report.
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£29,800 05/10/2020
"The fund aims to:1) To reduce closures of essential charities that provide essential services to vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 crisis by ensuring they have the financial resources to ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

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

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 06/02/2014, number: 1155680
Gift Aid
  • NOT 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
  • 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
9 returns made; AR15: 4 days late,
Main office

SE25 6AB


The objects of the CIO are:1.1 For the public benefit, to preserve the buildings known as Stanley Halls; and 1.2 For the public benefit, including particular reference to members of socially and/or economically disadvantaged communities, to advance, promote, encourage, educate and develop appreciation and enjoyment of, access to, and participation in the arts, culture and heritage.

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