Finance Score: 8
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 9
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +9
Overall GiG Score: 23 ?

WYCOMBE HOMELESS CONNECTION 

WHC helps homeless or at-risk people in High Wycombe, Bucks, to rebuild their lives by assisting them not only to find or keep accommodation but also to develop skills to achieve a stable lifestyle. WHC is a community project of local churches. WHC?s first initiative was the Wycombe Winter Night Shelter (WWNS), which provides over 800 bed-nights to around 50 individuals annually.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • 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
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of gender and dynamic in terms of composition

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
30/04/23£542£580£-38£2£496£49610.31125
30/04/22£587£476£111£69£535£53513.51050
30/04/21£638£519£119£0£424£4249.810100
30/04/20£425£408£17n/an/an/an/an/a300
30/04/19£344£287£58n/an/an/an/an/a500
30/04/18£267£243£24£0£0£0n/a00
30/04/17£245£204£41£0£0£0n/a00
30/04/16£220£173£47£0£0£0n/a00
30/04/15£179£152£27£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0.5%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0.4%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 1%
Liabilities/Income: 1%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 100%
Reserves/Spending: 10.3 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 10 months
Quick Ratio: 48.5
Asset Split ?
Established: 10 years

www.wyhoc.org.uk

treasurer@wyhoc.org.uk

01494563663

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Shelter for homeless, vulnerable & excluded people
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Buckinghamshire,
Who it helps
  • 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
Rothschild Foundation£120,000
Lloyds Bank Foundation£52,250
Heart Of England Community Foundation£25,004
Crisis UK£25,000
DCMS£10,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Lloyds Bank Foundation - One off gift towards cost of living crisis to Wycombe Homeless Connection
£2,250 14/12/2022
One off gift to support with the cost of living crisis
Rothschild Foundation - Grant to Wycombe Homeless Connection
£10,000 21/11/2022
Cost of living supplementary grant
Rothschild Foundation - Grant to Wycombe Homeless Connection
£10,000 09/02/2022
Funding to support Wycombe Homeless Connection and Aylesbury Homeless Action Group scope out future collaboration at an away-day at Windmill Hill.
Rothschild Foundation - Grant to Wycombe Homeless Connection
£15,000 12/01/2022
Funding for Wycombe Homeless Connection's winter night shelter for rough sleepers in south Bucks, and capacity building support to explore collaboration with Aylesbury Homeless Action.
Rothschild Foundation - Grant to Wycombe Homeless Connection
£30,000 23/09/2021
An Advocacy Project for people who are in housing crisis.
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Recovery grant to Wycombe Homeless Connection
£50,000 03/12/2020
24
Unrestricted grant over two years towards the core costs of Wycombe Homeless Connection, awarded under the Foundation's Homeless and Vulnerably Housed funding stream. Part of the Covid Recovery Fund ....more
Rothschild Foundation - Grant to Wycombe Homeless Connection
£55,000 14/10/2020
12
To expand Home Legal Clinics into north Buckinghamshire, providing free expert legal advice and support for those at risk of homelessness
DCMS - VSCE CMC Fund
£10,000 09/09/2020
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
Crisis UK - Grant to Wycome Homeless Connection
£25,000 06/04/2020
Advocacy work to prevent illegal evictions.
Heart Of England Community Foundation - Expansion of advocacy service
£25,004 11/02/2020
11
Wycombe Homeless Connection is looking to expand it's advocacy service into neighbouring district areas which do not have any comparable help avaliable, within Buckinghamshire. Our legal drop in ....more
Lankelly Chase Foundation - SystemsChangers
£3,000 19/07/2016
12
To support a member of staff to attend the Systems Changers development programme for frontline workers
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (9)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 17/03/2014, number: 1156211
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
  • 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; all on time
Main office

Oakley Hall
8 Castle Street
High Wycombe

Objectives

THE RELIEF OF POVERTY BY THE PROVISION OF EMERGENCY AND OTHER ACCOMMODATION, ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE FOR PERSONS IN NEED WHO ARE DEEMED HOMELESS AND REQUIRE SUCH ACCOMMODATION, ADVICE, OR ASSISTANCE.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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