Finance Score: 1
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 11
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Overall weighted support: +11
Overall GiG Score: 15 ?

FIRST GIVE 

THE PROVISION OF A GIVING AND SOCIAL ACTION PROGRAMME. STUDENTS ACROSS A SECONDARY SCHOOL YEAR GROUP TAKE PART IN A PROGRAMME THAT SEES THEM UNDERSTAND SOCIAL ISSUES, RESEARCH AND CONNECT WITH LOCAL CHARITIES WHO THEY SUPPORT THROUGH SOCIAL ACTION. CLASSES COMPETE WITH EACH OTHER AT A SCHOOL FINAL TO SHOWCASE THEIR SOCIAL ACTION PROJECTS, WITH THE WINNING CLASS WINNING £1,000 FOR THEIR CHARITY
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There has been reasonable growth in spending over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers
  • The Board appears to be dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Over half the Board have joined recently

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
31/08/23£796£834£-38£0£265£2353.4100
31/08/22£708£808£-100£0£303£2824.290
31/08/21£596£566£30£0£403£3747.970
31/08/20£545£451£94£0£373£3739.970
31/08/19£677£563£114£0£279£279660
31/08/18£618£554£64£0£165£1653.650
31/08/17£564£553£10£0£100£1002.250
31/08/16£466£400£66£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/15?£277£261£16£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/14£98£90£8£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 11%
Highest pay band: £70,000-£80,000
Liabilities/Assets: 18%
Liabilities/Income: 8%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 89%
Reserves/Spending: 3.4 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 4 months
Quick Ratio: 5.3
Asset Split ?
Established: 10 years

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Education/Training
  • Other Charitable Purposes
GiG Classification
  • Academic support
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • The General Public/Mankind

Who supports 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
Pears Foundation£820,000
The Michael And Betty Little Trust£140,000
Dulverton Trust£121,150
Garfield Weston Foundation£40,000
Rank Foundation£31,492
Westminster Foundation£9,279
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Michael And Betty Little Trust - First Give
£40,000 23/09/2023
Provision of a philanthropy education programme
The EQ Foundation - Grant to First Give
£2,000 14/05/2023
Unrestricted via TFN
Rank Foundation - Col Core First Give 2023 Part
£16,492 27/04/2023
First Give received a Cost of Living Core Grant to help cover staff salaries, travel and printing/postage costs.
Westminster Foundation - Small grant - First Give - 02/03/2023
£9,279 03/02/2023
16
Social Action Westminster
Pears Foundation - Core Funding
£220,000 31/10/2022
12
Core Funding
Dulverton Trust - #iwill social action in rural schools
£21,150 19/10/2022
#iwill social action in rural schools
The Michael And Betty Little Trust - First Give
£25,000 09/08/2022
Provision of a philanthropy education programme
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 06/05/2022
First Give - creating a more generous generation
Pears Foundation - Grant to First Give
£200,000 03/12/2021
Core Funding
The Michael And Betty Little Trust - First Give
£25,000 02/10/2021
Provision of a philanthropy education programme
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£15,000 18/12/2020
First Give programme 2021
Pears Foundation - Grant to First Give
£200,000 16/11/2020
12
Core Funding
Rank Foundation - Resilience Fund First Give 2020
£15,000 11/09/2020
To help adapt the delivery of programmes
The Michael And Betty Little Trust - First Give
£25,000 25/08/2020
Provision of a philanthropy education programme
Dulverton Trust - Inspiring young people; igniting a spark of social conscience - Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020
£10,000 10/06/2020
Inspiring young people; igniting a spark of social conscience - Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020
Dulverton Trust - Developing First Give's work in Wales
£90,000 12/02/2020
Developing First Give's work in Wales
Pears Foundation - Grant to First Give
£200,000 31/10/2019
12
Core Funding
The Michael And Betty Little Trust - First Give
£25,000 08/09/2019
Provision of a philanthropy education programme
Pears Foundation - Grant to First Give
£200,000 22/03/2019
12
Core funding
The Michael And Betty Little Trust - First Give
£25,000 01/10/2018
Provision of a philanthropy education programme
Dulverton Trust - First Give in Wales
£60,000 24/10/2017
First Give in Wales
Pears Foundation - Grant to First Give
£200,000 11/09/2017
12
Core funding
Pears Foundation - Grant to First Give
£38,500 05/06/2017
6
Pears #iwill Fund: Programme Development and Expansion
Pears Foundation - Grant to First Give
£200,000 31/03/2017
12
Core funding
Dulverton Trust - Expansion Outside London
£30,000 25/10/2016
Expansion Outside London
Pears Foundation - Grant to First Give
£90,000 01/07/2016
4
Core funding
Pears Foundation - Grant to First Give
£55,000 22/03/2016
4
Core funding
Pears Foundation - Grant to First Give
£45,000 17/09/2015
4
Core funding
Pears Foundation - Grant to First Give
£11,400 26/06/2015
4
Core funding
Indigo Trust - A school project identifying social issues within their community
£10,800 16/04/2015
To work with schools to identify a social issue within their community and a charity working to address it. The first project will be Parliament Hill School.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 27/03/2014, number: 1156416
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
  • Paying staff
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting 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

Pears Hub
Haskell House
152 West End Lane
LONDON

Objectives

THE OBJECTS OF THE CIO ARE, FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT:(I) TO ADVANCE EDUCATION, IN PARTICULAR IN PHILANTHROPY;(II) TO ADVANCE IN LIFE AND HELP YOUNG PEOPLE BY PROVIDING SUPPORT AND ACTIVITIES WHICH DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS, CAPACITIES AND CAPABILITIES TO ENABLE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN SOCIETY AS RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUALS; AND(III) TO FURTHER SUCH OTHER CHARITABLE PURPOSES AS ARE EXCLUSIVELY CHARITABLE UNDER THE LAWS OF ENGLAND AND WALES AS THE TRUSTEES FROM TIME TO TIME DETERMINE, IN PARTICULAR BY THE PROVISION OF GRANTS,IN PARTICULAR BY ACTING AS A RESOURCE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE BY MAKING AVAILABLE GRANTS, ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE, AND FACILITATING PHILANTHROPIC PROJECTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

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Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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