Finance Score: -1
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 13
  • Volatile income
  • spending growth: -1
  • No PartB
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +13
Overall GiG Score: 18 ?

SMALL GREEN SHOOTS 

Small Green Shoots transforms the lives of young people aged 16-24 around England and living in areas of social deprivation. Young people access valuable life-experiences, skills and qualifications via our innovative arts-based projects. We facilitate their transformation from NEET (not in education, employment or training) into learning and employment opportunities in the creative industries.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • Income has been volatile recently but spending has been maintained

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*£466£492£-27n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/22£681£804£-123£4£26£30230
31/03/21*£596£488£108£23£148£591.4160
31/03/20£297£315£-18n/an/an/an/an/a1
31/03/19£305£278£27n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/18£212£184£28£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£165£165£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£204£206£-2£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 9 years
(14 years as a company)

www.smallgreenshoots.co.uk

info@smallgreenshoots.co.uk

02070180683

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies House
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Human Rights/Religious Or Racial Harmony/Equality Or Diversity
  • Recreation
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Support for victims of domestic or sexual abuse
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout England,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • 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
Paul Hamlyn Foundation£150,000
DCMS£122,208
City Bridge Trust£112,458
Comic Relief£88,507
National Lottery Community Fund£66,530
BBC Children in Need£51,630
Camden Giving£37,955
National Lottery Heritage Fund£37,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Youth Music - Small Green Shoots Young Influencers
£29,832 19/06/2023
Small Green Shoots Young Influencers
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Small Green Shoots: Strong Foundations
£150,000 09/05/2023
Small Green Shoots (SGS) is a Black and female-led arts charity supporting young people, primarily from across London, to pursue careers in the creative industries. This grant will provide core ....more
The Berkeley Foundation - Cost of Living Grant
£3,000 30/03/2023
One-off, unrestricted grant
The Berkeley Foundation - One-off grant
£250 20/03/2023
Unrestricted grant - Resilience Fund Panel
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 02/09/2022
Small Green Shoots: Launching Creative Industry Careers for Disadvantage Young Londoners
Camden Giving - SMALL GREEN SHOOTS
£10,000 12/07/2022
We have a Young Shoot engaged directly on the team to assist the coordinators with recruitment and organising sessions. This is a 3 day a week post
Camden Giving - SMALL GREEN SHOOTS
£1,000 12/07/2022
We have a Young Shoot engaged directly on the team to assist the coordinators with recruitment and organising sessions. This is a 3 day a week post
National Lottery Community Fund - Short Sharp Shot
£9,460 01/07/2022
The funding will be used to run activities and workshops for young people. The project aims to give access to training and work for young people.
The Berkeley Foundation - Resilience Fund
£30,000 05/01/2022
Resilience Fund - Year 1 Wave 1
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Small Green Shoots
£37,000 16/06/2021
Northside Pirates: Analogue to Digital
Camden Giving - Small Green Shoots
£10,000 05/05/2021
Gospel Oak FC
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Small Green Shoots
£50,000 08/04/2021
towards the budget items set out in your application and additional overheads as agreed with your assessor
National Lottery Community Fund - Small Green Shoots
£47,075 29/03/2021
12
The project is using funding to support hard-to-reach young people aged 16-24 in Camden and Islington access creative industries. Funding enables them to increase capacity upskill young people ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Small Green Shoots
£43,818 28/09/2020
towards the cost of delivering three eight-week programs to support/develop 50 NEET people achieve a certified software accreditation (CANVA, Illustrator/Adobe) to improve their employment prospect ....more
Cripplegate Foundation - Grant To Small Green Shoots
£4,080 22/09/2020
The Future is Creative.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to SMALL GREEN SHOOTS
£51,630 09/09/2020
18
COVID19 - This grant will fund a programme to support career prospects for young people who are experiencing multiple barriers exacerbated by Covid-19. The activities will result in improved mental ....more
Camden Giving - SMALL GREEN SHOOTS
£8,175 26/06/2020
7
This funding will go towards the costs of a much-needed PT Youth Manager role + training to support the Young Shoots development out of Lock Down and reintegration back into ....more
Camden Giving - SMALL GREEN SHOOTS
£8,780 24/06/2020
This project will find digital resources, enabling more young people to access accreditation & other services, training from YoungMinds & others to properly support diverse vulnerable young ....more
Comic Relief - Small Green Shoots Recovery Funding
£40,000 23/06/2020
6
COVID19 Recovery funding
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Small Green Shoots
£18,640 28/05/2020
£18,640 towards costs as outlined in your application, excluding project management and director costs.
DCMS - Small Green Shoots
£122,208 01/04/2020
The wider aim of the scheme is: We are the national development agency for creativity and culture. By 2030 we want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Small Shoots Pilot
£9,995 02/12/2019
12
The funding will be used to provide support in employment, training, coaching and work placements for young people. The project aims to increase self-confidence and raise aspirations.
Comic Relief - Fundamentals Expansion
£48,507 03/07/2019
18
Small Green Shoots will develop the FundaMentals projects to initially support an additional 140 young people in London who are from deprived communities, and mostly not in education, employment and ....more
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Small Green Shoots
£46,900 10/01/2018
Bagley's, The Cross and The Key: Cultural remembrance and regeneration
National Lottery Community Fund - Down and Shout
£9,975 08/11/2017
12
This project will work with young people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds that are living with mental health issues. They will run workshops teaching coping strategies and signposting ....more
Comic Relief - That thing in my head (TTIMH)
£138,343 27/09/2017
36
Small Green Shoots is a London based organisation working in areas of high deprivation with young people who are not in employment, education or further training. Using creative arts to encourage ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to SMALL GREEN SHOOTS
£28,885 09/03/2017
36
This grant will fund creative writing workshops for young women experiencing local deprivation and at risk of being NEET in Hackney. The project aims to empower the young women and develop their life ....more
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Small Green Shoots
£24,100 08/10/2014
The Many Guises of the Rainbow Theatre
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (9)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 8/9 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 27-77
  • GARY MANDEL Appointed: 2018, Occupation: Music Industry Professional
  • SAM KIDBY Appointed: 2018, Occupation: Managing Director
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 10/03/2015, number: 1160814
  • Registered at Companies House on 25/07/2009, number: 06972813
Gift Aid
  • NOT 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
  • 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
8 returns made; AR23: 75 days late, AR21: 3 days late,
Main office

54 CHALTON STREET
LONDON
NW1 1HS

Objectives

1. TO ACT AS A RESOURCE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT IN EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT OR TRAINING BY USING ARTS AND CREATIVITY AS A MEANS OF:(A) 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;(B) ADVANCING EDUCATION;(C) RELIEVING UNEMPLOYMENT;(D) PROVIDING RECREATIONAL AND LEISURE TIME ACTIVITY IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE AREA OF BENEFIT 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 PERSONS2. TO PROMOTE SOCIAL INCLUSION FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT BY PREVENTING PEOPLE FROM BECOMING SOCIALLY EXCLUDED, RELIEVING THE NEEDS OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE SOCIALLY EXCLUDED AND ASSISTING THEM TO INTEGRATE INTO SOCIETY.FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS CLAUSE ‘SOCIALLY EXCLUDED’ MEANS BEING EXCLUDED FROM SOCIETY, OR PARTS OF SOCIETY, AS A RESULT OF ONE OF MORE OF THE FOLLOWING FACTORS: UNEMPLOYMENT; FINANCIAL HARDSHIP; YOUTH OR OLD AGE; ILL HEALTH (PHYSICAL OR MENTAL); SUBSTANCE ABUSE OR DEPENDENCY INCLUDING ALCOHOL AND DRUGS; DISCRIMINATION ON THE GROUNDS OF SEX, RACE, DISABILITY, ETHNIC ORIGIN, RELIGION, BELIEF, CREED, SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR GENDER RE-ASSIGNMENT; POOR EDUCATIONAL OR SKILLS ATTAINMENT; RELATIONSHIP AND FAMILY BREAKDOWN; POOR HOUSING (THAT IS HOUSING THAT DOES NOT MEET BASIC HABITABLE STANDARDS; CRIME (EITHER AS A VICTIM OF CRIME OR AS AN OFFENDER REHABILITATING INTO SOCIETY).”

Data Sources

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360 Giving
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