Finance Score: 2
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 9
  • Poor Liquidity: -1
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +9
Overall GiG Score: 20 ?

RENTSTART (UK) LTD 

The Charity is established for the relief of poverty and distress and the protection of health among persons within the borough of Elmbridge by the provision of deposit guarantees to landlords and advice for the benefit of those not entitled to statutory housing or who by special circumstances would not benefit from such statutory rights.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • 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
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • Liquidity appears to have been slender at the latest year end

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
31/03/23£1,234£1,248£-14£10£209£1771.71160
31/03/22£1,147£1,286£-138£12£225£1991.91210
31/03/21£1,435£1,386£49£30£352£2021.81360
31/03/20£1,165£1,043£123£24£296£1421.61126
31/03/19£866£858£9£17£153£610.8930
31/03/18£613£566£48£20£144£691.580
31/03/17£431£469£-38£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£240£256£-16£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£156£199£-43£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0.8%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0.8%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 7%
Highest pay band: £70,000-£80,000
Liabilities/Assets: 29%
Liabilities/Income: 7%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 85%
Reserves/Spending: 1.7 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 2 months
Quick Ratio: 1.5
Asset Split ?
Established: 10 years

www.rentstart.org

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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
  • Makes Grants to Individuals
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides other finance
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Surrey,
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
National Lottery Community Fund£150,000
Community Foundation for Surrey£57,900
Crisis UK£34,000
WCIT Charity£12,800
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Community Foundation for Surrey - Housing support in Elmbridge
£10,000 16/01/2024
11.741935483871
Funding for a housing support service for people in Elmbridge facing homelessness.
WCIT Charity - Grant to Rentstart (UK) Ltd
£12,800 10/12/2023
Funding for a pilot for software designed to address the barriers to accessing rented accommodation for people who have been homeless.
Community Foundation for Surrey - Rentstart Academy support services for people experiencing homelessness
£10,000 07/12/2022
Funding towards the employment, wellbeing and support services provided by a charity helping people vulnerably housed in Elmbridge.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Rentstart (UK) Ltd
£1,618 22/10/2022
We need to purchase starter packs of household goods for when we house homeless people. These packs include bedding, towels and kitchen equipment to enable them to build a home.
Community Foundation for Surrey - Employment support for housed clients
£7,500 02/07/2021
11
Funding towards an Employment Support Project to help housed clients develop stable employment and futures
The Berkeley Foundation - Focus group attendance donation
£100 15/03/2021
Unrestricted donation to a charity in thanks for attending a focus group session
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Variation grant to Rentstart (UK) Ltd
£7,422 23/07/2020
Grant to Rentstart (UK) Ltd meeting the additional costs of adapting services, premises or implementing other safety measures in response to the Covid pandemic.
Crisis UK - Grant to Elmbirdge Rentstart
£34,000 06/05/2020
Funding for additional staff capacity through increased hours and a new post focused on prevention.
Community Foundation for Surrey - Covid 19 Response - Homelessness
£5,000 03/04/2020
IT equipment and core costs for a charity helping homeless and vulnerable people in Elmbridge during the Coronavirus outbreak
National Lottery Community Fund - CEO Salary
£150,000 31/01/2020
60
Elmridge Rentstart aims to transform how local homeless people are housed and supported in the Surrey borough of Elmbridge. The project aims to help people who are homeless to access the private ....more
Community Foundation for Surrey - High Street Hub
£15,600 16/01/2020
11
Rent for the delivery and office premises for a charity tackling homelessness.
Community Foundation for Surrey - Women's Housing and Workshops
£9,800 17/12/2019
11
Women's segregated housing, complimented with support-based workshops
London Catalyst - Elmbridge Rentstart UK Limited - 3
£5,000 07/05/2019
Access to private renting for homeless and vulnerably housed people
Community Foundation for Surrey - Separation and expansion of property work
£30,000 24/01/2019
11
Funding to support development of a property management social enterprise for the benefit of homeless people.
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to Elmbridge Renstart
£3,000 04/12/2018
For 30 starter packs that will support people previously homeless settle into their new home.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£20,000 26/11/2018
Core funding to house and support homeless clients
Community Foundation for Surrey - Helping young homeless people with education and employment in East Elmbridge
£10,000 12/08/2018
12
Funding to house and support 21 young people (under 30) who are homeless or vulnerably housed in East Elmbridge for one year.
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Elmbridge Rentstart (UK) Ltd
£64,000 07/08/2018
36
Elmbridge Rentstart supports homeless people in North Surrey to secure safe, suitable accommodation, then providing move on support to help them to maintain the accommodation and move forward ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Elmbridge Rentstart (UK) Ltd
£90,000 14/03/2018
36
towards three years' running costs of a project providing homelessness prevention advice to people who are vulnerably housed and support services to those who are homeless in Surrey
National Lottery Community Fund - Preventing homelessness in Elmbridge and Runnymede
£8,800 28/02/2018
12
The project will support and attempt to prevent homelessness within their local community.
Community Foundation for Surrey - Outreach Worker to support local rough sleepers
£8,640 08/12/2017
11
Full-time Outreach Worker (OW) to support local rough sleepers in Runnymede and Elmbridge
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£20,000 18/07/2017
Housing and support for homeless people in Surrey
London Catalyst - Elmbridge Rentstart UK Limited - 2
£4,000 09/05/2017
Housing First in Elmbridge and Runnymede
Community Foundation for Surrey - Database to manage our clients and properties
£9,306 26/01/2017
5
Funding is sought to enable a strategic investment in IT – installing a new database, which will enable the charity to more efficiently manage rental properties and client information.
Tudor Trust - Grant to Elmbridge Rentstart
£30,000 20/12/2016
24
over two years as continuation funding towards core salaries and associated costs for a small charity housing and supporting single homeless people in Elmbridge and Runnymede, Surrey
The Rayne Foundation - Grant to Elmbridge Rentstart (UK) Ltd
£45,000 29/09/2016
36
Towards the salary of the General Manager overseeing the project “Freedom 2 Work” providing people with accommodation and support to maintain their tenancy.
London Catalyst - Elmbridge Rentstart UK Limited - 1
£3,000 27/01/2016
Rent Support Initiative: reduced rent payments allowing time to adjust to working lifestyle
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Elmbridge Rentstart (UK) Ltd
£64,000 11/11/2015
36
Elmbridge Rentstart supports homeless people in North Surrey to secure safe, suitable accommodation, then providing move on support to help them to maintain the accommodation and move forward ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Elmbridge Rentstart
£10,000 17/09/2015
12
towards one year's running costs of a project providing help and support to single homeless people in Surrey
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Elmbridge Rentstart
£10,000 13/06/2013
24
towards two years' core costs of a charity that helps local single homeless people in Surrey to access accomodation in the private rental sector
Tudor Trust - Grant to Elmbridge Rentstart
£45,000 02/05/2013
36
over three years towards salaries and associated costs to develop a new social lettings scheme for single homeless people in Esher, Surrey_x000D_ _x000D_
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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: 31-64
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 17/04/2014, number: 1156746
  • Registered at Companies House on 18/12/2013, number: 08819740
Gift Aid
  • 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
  • Engaging external speakers at charity events policy and procedures
  • 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; all on time
Main office

51-55 High Street
WALTON-ON-THAMES
Surrey
KT12 1DH

Objectives

THE PREVENTION OR RELIEF OF POVERTY AMONG PEOPLE LIVING IN THE UK WHO ARE HOMELESS OR AT RISK OF BECOMING HOMELESS BY PROVIDING AND ASSISTING IN THE PROVISION OF HOUSING, ADVICE, SUPPORT AND PRACTICAL ASSISTANCE AND BY SUCH OTHER MEANS AS THE TRUSTEES MAY IN THEIR ABSOLUTE DISCRETION THINK FIT

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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