Finance Score: 8
Governance Score: -4
Support Score: 13
  • Good reserves management: +3
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Static board: -3
  • Mainly male board: -1
  • Grant maker support: +13
Overall GiG Score: 17 ?

EMPIRE FIGHTING CHANCE 

Empire Fighting Chance was born on Bristol’s streets to fight the impact of deprivation on the lives of young people. We use a powerful combination of non-contact boxing and intensive personal support to challenge and inspire young people to realise their unique potential.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • Reserves management has been consistently within official guidelines
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no 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 and there are significant future grants due to be received

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board is predominantly male
  • The Board composition appears to be rather static

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
31/10/22£1,175£1,149£26£22£703£6126.4388
31/10/21£1,405£1,260£144£15£684£6115.83111
31/10/20£925£905£20£60£559£5497.3262
31/10/19£806£750£56£66£539£4677.52010
31/10/18£771£576£195£53£484£4088.5168
31/10/17£498£298£200£0£0£0n/a00
31/10/16£178£165£14£0£0£0n/a00
31/10/15£647£607£40£1£75£751.540
31/10/14£92£58£34£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 2.3%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 1.9%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 15%
Highest pay band: £70,000-£80,000
Liabilities/Assets: 56%
Liabilities/Income: 75%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 87%
Reserves/Spending: 6.4 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 7 months
Quick Ratio: 1.4
Asset Split ?
Established: 10 years

www.empirefightingchance.org

info@empirefightingchance.org

01179086655

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Amateur Sport
  • Disability
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Recreation
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Technical, vocational and continuing education
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Blaenau Gwent, Bristol City, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Torfaen, Vale Of Glamorgan, Wiltshire,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People With Disabilities
  • 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
The Youth Endowment Fund£774,810
Paul Hamlyn Foundation£580,000
Comic Relief£484,587
Impetus PEF£298,488
Prudence Trust£289,770
Henry Smith Charity£286,200
BBC Children in Need£180,308
Lloyds Bank Foundation£111,146
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Innox Foundation - Grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£75,000 15/02/2023
Unrestricted funding for Empire Fighting Chance
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Youth Strategic Investment Fund
£30,000 18/01/2023
Empire Fighting Chance uses non-contact boxing and intensive individual support to inspire young people experiencing disadvantage to make positive changes in their lives and improve their mental ....more
Prudence Trust - Social Prescribing 2022 - Empire Fighting Chance
£289,770 24/11/2022
The grant will support delivery of Boxing Therapy and the development (with help from a consultant) of Boxing Therapy training for delivery agents external to Fighting Chance.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£500 20/10/2022
0
‘Cost of Living uplift: £500 to help projects meet their rising costs and respond to increased demand 31/10/2022’
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Empire Fighting Chance Facilities Extension
£50,000 29/09/2022
Empire Fighting Chance is a Bristol-based charity that uses non-contact boxing and intensive individual support to inspire vulnerable young people to make positive changes in their lives and improve ....more
The Youth Endowment Fund - Grant to EMPIRE FIGHTING CHANCE
£152,780 31/08/2022
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£30,000 19/07/2022
EFC is a Bristol based charity who use non-contact boxing and intensive personal support to challenge and inspire young people who are struggling to realise their potential
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (3 Years) award
£30,000 22/04/2022
36
Transforming young lives across the UK through boxing
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£116,400 07/04/2022
36
towards three years' salary of a Full-time equivalent Coach at a project providing intervention support for young people experiencing complex issues, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, in Bristol.
The Greggs Foundation - Community Hub Programme
£20,000 08/02/2022
The Community Hubs Programme directs a share of the profits generated by Greggs Outlets directly back into the local area in which they are based. This programme aims to help build stronger, ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£98,018 03/02/2022
This project will provide non-contact boxing sessions and intensive personal support for children and young people in low income families. Young people will have improved well-being, behaviour and ....more
Quartet Community Foundation - Heavyweight Hussle
£2,000 08/11/2021
As directed by donor to activities supporting the development of young people's health and wellbeing by combining non-contact boxing and intensive personal support to challenge and inspire young ....more
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£300 22/09/2021
As approved by the High Sheriff towards equipment for sessions with young people
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£30,000 23/07/2021
EFC is a Bristol based charity who use non-contact boxing and intensive personal support to challenge and inspire young people who are struggling to realise their potential
The Youth Endowment Fund - Grant to EMPIRE FIGHTING CHANCE
£355,264 30/06/2021
Quartet Community Foundation - Heavyweight Hussle
£1,300 11/05/2021
As directed by donor to activities supporting the development of young people's health and wellbeing by combining non-contact boxing and intensive personal support to challenge and inspire young ....more
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Empire Fighting Chance - organisational development
£500,000 23/03/2021
Empire Fighting Chance uses non-contact boxing and intensive individual support to inspire vulnerable young people to make positive changes in their lives and improve their mental health. This grant ....more
Tudor Trust - Grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£2,000 22/01/2021
as an additional grant to support staff, volunteer and trustee wellbeing, to assist the organisation deliver its charitable purpose more effectively
Quartet Community Foundation - Heavyweight Hussel
£1,300 07/01/2021
As directed by donor to activities supporting the development of young people's health, wellbeing by combining non-contact boxing and intensive personal support to challenge and inspire young people ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£169,800 13/11/2020
36
towards three years' running costs of the 'Boxing Therapy' project providing sports-based mental health interventions for young people from deprived neighbourhoods who are experiencing emotional ....more
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£58,705 22/09/2020
"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
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£78,637 09/09/2020
18
COVID19 - This project will provide boxing therapy sessions for young people with wellbeing issues which have been heightened by Covid-19. The project will reduce negative behaviours, widen support ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Variation grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£11,356 23/07/2020
Grant to Empire Fighting Chance meeting the additional costs of adapting services, premises or implementing other safety measures in response to the Covid pandemic.
Tudor Trust - Grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£30,000 05/07/2020
12
over one year as continuation funding towards the salary of the Chief Executive at a charity which uses non contact boxing to engage with marginalised young people in Wales and the South West of ....more
Impetus PEF -
£209,766 01/07/2020
The Youth Endowment Fund - Grant to EMPIRE FIGHTING CHANCE
£209,766 30/06/2020
Comic Relief - Empire Fighting Chance Recovery Funding
£40,000 23/06/2020
6
COVID19 Recovery funding
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£3,153 17/06/2020
6
COVID19 - This project will provide family support sessions for low income families who are isolated at home due to Covid-19, and help them improve their emotional wellbeing.
Dulverton Trust - Empire Fighting Chance - Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020
£10,000 10/06/2020
Empire Fighting Chance - Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020
The Rayne Foundation - Grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£15,000 02/06/2020
12
Towards core costs
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£23,525 05/05/2020
6
towards unrestricted core costs as a COVID-19 Fast Response grant
DCMS - UK Youth Fund YAF
£12,780 28/02/2020
Training with the champions - Non-contact boxing and intensive personal development
DCMS - UK Youth Fund YAF
£6,390 28/02/2020
Training with the champions - Non-contact boxing and intensive personal development
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£24,000 27/02/2020
Programme of non-contact boxing and tailored support for vulnerable young people
Comic Relief - Fighting Mental Health
£444,587 21/01/2020
48
Empire Fighting Chance will take mental health services out of clinics and into boxing gyms in deprived neighbourhoods in Bristol and South Wales. They will provide high quality mental health support ....more
Dulverton Trust - The Empire programme in Wales
£100,552 23/10/2019
The Empire programme in Wales
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£99,790 17/07/2019
36
The charity supports young people. The funding will go towards the Training for Champions Programme and Boxing Therapy for young people experiencing mental health issues.
Impetus PEF -
£88,722 01/07/2019
The Youth Endowment Fund - Grant to EMPIRE FIGHTING CHANCE
£57,000 30/06/2019
Quartet Community Foundation - Empire Fighting Back
£17,198 24/06/2019
5
We will deliver a programme of non-contact boxing combined with mentoring and personal development to young people involved/at risk of involvement in racially motivated hate crime. Working closely ....more
DCMS - Youth Investment Fund
£54,171 01/04/2019
.
DCMS - Youth Investment Fund
£54,171 01/04/2019
.
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£183,655 06/03/2019
36
Towards core costs to scale a programme of non-contact boxing, personal development and education working with young people from disadvantaged communities.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£79,739 28/02/2019
36
This project will provide non-contact boxing sessions and intensive personal support for children and young people in low income families. Young people will have improved well-being, behaviour and ....more
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Replication across South West England
£60,000 10/12/2018
24
Empire Fighting Chance aims to transform young lives through boxing. This grant will support the organisation to scale the ‘Inspiring Champions’ programme, which integrates boxing, mentoring and ....more
The Rayne Foundation - Grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£20,000 03/12/2018
12
Towards core costs that will support scaling the programme of non-contact boxing and intensive personal support in deprived communities across Wales and South West England.
Dulverton Trust - Establishing the Empire programme in Wales
£25,000 13/06/2018
Establishing the Empire programme in Wales
Quartet Community Foundation - 1 to 1 Personal Development support
£40,000 03/05/2018
The second year of a two-year award towards the running costs of a project providing support to disadvantaged young people through non-contact boxing in Bristol and South Wales.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 26/04/2018
Transforming young lives through boxing
The Blagrave Trust - Boxing and personal development programme
£75,000 20/03/2018
Young men and women aged 8 to 25
The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund - Grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£40,000 12/03/2018
48
Main Grant unrestricted core costs
The Pilgrim Trust - Grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£46,519 14/02/2018
24
Inspiring young female champions - using sport and tailored support
The Fore - Grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£30,000 08/12/2017
36
Funding from The Fore will enable Empire Fighting Chance to take its first step toward scaling by expanding into a second site, in neighbouring South Wales.
The Fore - Grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£30,000 01/12/2017
36
Empire Fighting Chance is a Bristol-based charity that engages at-risk young people through non-contact boxing, underpinned by tailored support focused on education, well-being and employability. The ....more
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£15,000 23/10/2017
Minibus for a charity which works disadvantaged young people in Bristol
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£15,000 17/05/2017
12
A pilot project supporting unemployed and disadvantaged 16 to 25 year olds into paid employment.
DCMS - Youth Investment Fund
£54,171 01/05/2017
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DCMS - Youth Investment Fund
£54,171 01/05/2017
The Youth Investment Fund aims to expand, create and strengthen the sustainability of open-access youth services in six disadvantaged regions in the country. It will also expand the evidence base of ....more
DCMS - Youth Investment Fund
£54,171 01/05/2017
The Youth Investment Fund aims to expand, create and strengthen the sustainability of open-access youth services in six disadvantaged regions in the country. It will also expand the evidence base of ....more
DCMS - Youth Investment Fund
£40,629 01/05/2017
The Youth Investment Fund aims to expand, create and strengthen the sustainability of open-access youth services in six disadvantaged regions in the country. It will also expand the evidence base of ....more
DCMS - Youth Investment Fund
£40,629 01/05/2017
The Youth Investment Fund aims to expand, create and strengthen the sustainability of open-access youth services in six disadvantaged regions in the country. It will also expand the evidence base of ....more
Masonic Trust - Inspiring Young Champions in South Wales
£16,000 19/04/2017
Therapeutic boxing for disadvantaged young people to improve mental health and support social inclusion.
Sport England - Box On Project - Round 2
£14,000 03/04/2017
11
Funding under Sport England's NGB Funding 2013-17 funding programme for a Revenue project titled 'Box On Project - Round 2'. This project lists its main activity as Boxing.
Sport England - Box On Project - Round 2
£14,000 03/04/2017
14
Funding under Sport England's NGB Funding 2013-17 funding programme for a Revenue project titled Box On Project - Round 2. This project lists its main activity as Boxing
Quartet Community Foundation - 1 to 1 Personal Development support
£40,000 15/03/2017
The first year of a two-year award towards the running costs of a project providing support to disadvantaged young people through non-contact boxing in Bristol and South Wales.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£80,000 09/03/2017
24
towards two years' running costs of a project providing support to disadvantaged young people through non-contact boxing in Bristol and South Wales
Tudor Trust - Grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£90,000 12/12/2016
36
over three years towards the salary of a Chief Executive Officer at this charity which uses non-contact boxing to work with young people in Bristol and across South Wales
The Rayne Foundation - Grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£10,000 05/12/2016
12
Towards an early intervention programme using non-contact boxing and psychological support.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Inspiring more young champions through growth and sharing learning
£60,000 07/11/2016
24
This Bristol-based charity uses non-contact boxing and intensive individual support to inspire vulnerable young people to make positive changes in their lives and improve their mental health. It will ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Empire Inclusion Project
£210,344 16/12/2015
36
This is the development of an existing project supporting disadvantaged young people who are failing at school, at risk of crime or unemployment or having emotional problems, and helping them turn ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Empire Fighting Chance
£75,000 02/09/2015
36
Towards core costs of supporting young people in disadvantaged communities to achieve their potential through boxing, personal development and education support.
Sport England - Boxing Equipment for Empire Fighting Chance
£10,000 25/03/2015
12
Funding under Sport England's Small Grants funding programme for a Revenue project titled 'Boxing Equipment for Empire Fighting Chance'. This project lists its main activity as Boxing.
National Lottery Community Fund - Empire Fighting Chance Social Inclusion and Mentoring Project
£10,000 21/01/2015
12
Not Available
Sport England - Empire Fighting Chance
£360,000 24/11/2014
Funding under Sport England's Improvement Fund funding programme for a Capital project titled 'Empire Fighting Chance'. This project is a Boxing project, with a focus on younger beneficiaries. This ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (5)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees:
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 15/04/2014, number: 1156690
  • Registered at Companies House on 29/10/2013, number: 08752389
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
9 returns made; all on time
Main office

The Mill
Lower Ashley Road
Easton
Bristol
BS5 0YJ

Objectives

1.5 THE CHARITY'S OBJECTS (OBJECTS) ARE SPECIFICALLY RESTRICTED TO THE FOLLOWING:1.5.1 TO ADVANCE IN LIFE AND HELP YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGH:(I) THE PROVISION OF RECREATIONAL AND LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES PROVIDED IN THE INTEREST OF SOCIAL WELFARE DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE; (II) PROVIDING SUPPORT AND ACTIVITIES WHICH DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS, CAPACITIES AND CAPABILITIES TO ENABLE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN SOCIETY AS MATURE AND RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUALS;1.5.2 TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES IN THE FORM OF AMATEUR BOXING, SO AS TO DEVELOP THEIR CAPABILITIES THAT THEY MAY GROW TO FULL MATURITY AS INDIVIDUALS AND MEMBERS OF SOCIETY; 1.5.3 TO ACT AS A RESOURCE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE UP TO THE AGE OF 21 BY PROVIDING ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE AND ORGANISING PHYSICAL AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES AND OTHER ACTIVITIES AS A MEANS OF:(I) ADVANCING IN LIFE AND HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE BY DEVELOPING THEIR SKILLS, CAPACITIES AND CAPABILITIES TO ENABLE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN SOCIETY AS INDEPENDENT, MATURE AND RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUALS;(II) ADVANCING EDUCATION; (III) PROMOTING PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH;(IV) RELIEVING UNEMPLOYMENT; (V) PROVIDING RECREATIONAL AND LEISURE TIME ACTIVITY IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEED BY REASON OF THEIR YOUTH, AGE, INFIRMITY OR DISABILITY, POVERTY OR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES, WITH A VIEW TO IMPROVING THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE OF SUCH PERSONS; AND1.5.4 TO PROMOTE AND PROTECT THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH OF PERSONS SUFFERING FROM ILLNESS OR MEDICAL CONDITIONS OF ANY DESCRIPTION OR IN NEED OF REHABILITATION THROUGH THE PROVISION OF PHYSICAL AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES AND OTHER ACTIVITIES AND BY PROVIDING OR ASSISTING IN THE PROVISION OF EQUIPMENT, FACILITIES, FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, PRACTICAL ADVICE AND OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES.1.6 NOTHING IN THE ARTICLES SHALL AUTHORISE AN APPLICATION OF THE PROPERTY OF THE CHARITY FOR PURPOSES WHICH ARE NOT CHARITABLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 7 OF THE CHARITIES AND TRUSTEE INVESTMENT (SCOTLAND) ACT 2005 AND/OR SECTION 2 OF THE CHARITIES ACT (NORTHERN IRELAND) 2008.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase

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