Overall Score: 18 based on 18 data points
Finance: 4
Governance: 1
Support: 13
Poor Liquidity: -1, Strong growth: +2, Fundraising costs low: +3,
Dynamic board: +3, Gender balanced board: +3, No Gift Aid: -5,
Supporters: +13


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.
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  • 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 unusually low relative to funds raised
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity raises funds from the public but is not recognised by HMRC for Gift Aid according to its latest published return
  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • Liquidity appears to have been slender at the latest year end
Established: 10 years



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Financial Data ?

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

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 3.3%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 2.7%
Liabilities/Assets: 93%
Liabilities/Income: 163%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 100%
Reserves/Spending: 1.4563047236629 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: -6 months
Quick Ratio: 0.3
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
Who works here?
  • 19 employees
  • 29 volunteers
Who it helps
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
Where it operates
  • Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth,

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
The National Lottery Heritage Fund£235,710
Greater London Authority£20,000

Specific Donations

Amount When
To be used for
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
£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
Greater London Authority
£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
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
£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
The National Lottery Heritage Fund
£235,710 09/12/2021
Inclusive Heritage at Stanley Halls in Croydon
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
£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.
£10,268 29/01/2021
This project comprises a roof survey & internal condition survey and a structural engineers survey & report.
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
£3,422 29/01/2021
This project comprises a roof survey & internal condition survey and a structural engineers survey & report.
£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 (10)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 9/10 persons

Age Range of Trustees:
Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 06/02/2014, number: 1155680
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
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.

Defined Area of Benefit: LOCAL

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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