Finance Score: 4
Governance Score: 5
Support Score: 10
  • Good reserves management: +3
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • 12+ Trustees: -1
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +10
Overall GiG Score: 19 ?

THAMES REACH CHARITY 

Thames Reach works with homeless and vulnerable adults to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. We specialise in supporting people with complex needs, like poor mental health and substance misuse. Our services include street outreach, hostels, specialist supported housing, prevention work, health initiatives and a range of employment and education schemes.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • Reserves management has been consistently within official guidelines
  • Spending has increased over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • 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

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • One or more trustees receive benefits from the charity
  • There are 14 trustees whereas the Charities Commission recommends a maximum of 12

Financial issues to consider:

  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending

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£23,703£23,692£11£155£15,963£9,7374.9420244
31/03/22£22,095£22,241£-146£157£15,951£9,5865.241573
31/03/21£20,394£20,957£-564£318£16,097£9,5785.5397170
31/03/20£19,262£18,309£953£226£16,661£9,8356.4355200
31/03/19£19,590£18,243£1,347£156£14,963£8,3765.5321280
31/03/18£17,823£15,818£2,005£168£13,617£8,0086.12980
31/03/17£15,822£15,596£226£153£11,017£7,0225.42970

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0.7%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0.7%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 2%
Highest pay band: £90,000-£100,000
Liabilities/Assets: 29%
Liabilities/Income: 27%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 61%
Reserves/Spending: 4.9 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 2 months
Quick Ratio: 1.2
Asset Split ?
Established: 8 years

www.thamesreach.org.uk

enquiries@thamesreach.org.uk

02036176070

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Education/Training
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Emotional support, counselling or therapy
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout London,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • People With Disabilities

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
City Bridge Trust£256,700
Trust for London£125,000
Home Office£111,227
Greater London Authority£106,034
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Thames Reach Charity
£256,700 26/09/2022
60
£256,700 over five years (£26,950; £56,000; £56,850; £57,900; £59,000) for the salary of a Lead Worker and associated project costs, to further develop the community-based advice and support ....more
Trust for London - Thames Reach Charity
£75,000 05/05/2022
The funding is for 18 months for a full-time (37½ hours a-week): In-Work Progression (IWP) Worker. As an internal resource for Thames Reach teams supporting clients facing the dual hardship of ....more
Department for Work and Pensions - REFLECTEEN HUB ORGANISATION
£6,437 01/04/2022
The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit.
Department for Work and Pensions - REFLECTEEN HUB ORGANISATION
£6,437 01/04/2022
The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit.
The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
£79 31/10/2021
Unrestricted match funding payment to October 2021
Walcot Foundation - Lambeth Under 30s Employment and Support
£100,000 26/07/2021
24
Thames Reach will employ a Lambeth Jobs Broker to help under 30's who are struggling to access the job market. The Job Broker will support clients to become work ready and source suitable employment ....more
The Berkeley Foundation - Covid-19 match funding grant
£206 20/04/2021
Unrestricted donation to a charity match funding the amount raised by Berkeley Group staff
Department for Work and Pensions - NOBL THIRST
£3,000 01/04/2021
The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment.
Home Office - EU Settlement Grant Scheme Funding
£50,650 01/04/2021
This grants scheme will enable organisations to provide practical support to vulnerable EU citizens to help them make their EU Settlement Scheme application by 30 June 2021 and continuing support ....more
Greater London Authority - Grant to Thames Reach
£106,034 31/03/2021
Immigration advice for rough sleepers
The Berkeley Foundation - Focus group attendance donation
£100 15/03/2021
Unrestricted donation to a charity in thanks for attending a focus group session
Trust for London - Thames Reach
£50,000 18/08/2020
6
The funding is for staff costs including an additional dedicated Job-Broker role, to support people who have fallen out of work to access good quality job opportunities and advice following COVID19.
Comic Relief - Thames Reach Recovery Funding
£7,249 23/06/2020
COVID19 - Our IAG and Employment and Skills-services pre-COVID-19 were delivered from our day-centres, hostels and community-settings, developed specifically for adults who have felt excluded from ....more
The Berkeley Foundation - Emergency Covid-19 grant to help mitigate loss of fundraising income
£10,000 28/04/2020
One-off unrestricted, emergency grant to support the Foundation's Designated Charities during the Covid-19 crisis. COVID19 related grant.
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Thames Reach
£3,500 01/04/2020
COVID-19 community grants wave 1 grant from the Finance & Governance department
Home Office - EU Settlement Grant Scheme Funding 21/22
£60,577 01/04/2020
This grants scheme will enable organisations to provide practical support to vulnerable EU citizens to help them make their EU Settlement Scheme application by 30 June 2021 and continuing support ....more
Home Office - EU Settlement Grant Scheme Funding 2019-20
£23,909 01/04/2019
This grants scheme is enabling organisations to provide practical support to vulnerable EU citizens through information-giving, advice and provision of technology and assistance to help them make ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Inclusion Project
£100,000 28/02/2019
36
The project will deliver a wide range of services to end street homelessness. They will support approximately 850 former rough sleepers to sustain their tenancies and live independently. The project ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£8,132 18/12/2018
The Big Give 2018
National Lottery Community Fund - Camden Spectrum Day-Centre Kitchen
£5,016 31/08/2018
12
The project aims to continue delivering cooking related activities to the community by refurbishing their kitchen facilities.
National Lottery Community Fund - Camden Spectrum Day-Centre Kitchen
£5,016 17/08/2018
12
The funding will be used to refurbish the day centre kitchen to run cooking activities for homeless people. The project aims to build relationships, provide healthy meals and promote wellbeing.
Walcot Foundation - Step Up
£75,000 17/07/2018
36
Step Up
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity - Living Well 3
£1,815,589 31/01/2018
Living Well Network - Phase 3
National Lottery Community Fund - Volunteer Progression
£309,666 29/11/2017
60
The project aims to offer vulnerable adults, who are furthest away from the labour market, volunteer and employment support. Each person will be offered a personal pathway and one to one support to ....more
Walcot Foundation - Thames Reach’s Step Up project - the Upwardly Mobile network,
£40,000 18/07/2017
12
Thames Reach’s Step Up project - the Upwardly Mobile network,
Greater London Authority - Grant to Thames Reach
£78,064 03/04/2017
Supporting women through change project
Comic Relief - Steps away from the street: IAG (Information, Advice and Guidance) service
£80,000 30/11/2016
48
Thames Reach’s Information, Advice and Guidance employment drop-in service, based at their Employment Academy in Peckham, helps people to find education, training and work opportunities. The ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Thames Reach Charity
£47,000 08/11/2016
£47,000 over 12 months towards the salary of a full time Development Manager and on costs in order to test Thames Reach’s Homelessness Prevention Programme.
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity - Living Well 2
£1,981,359 06/06/2016
Living Well Network - year 2
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Thames Reach Charity
£90,000 24/05/2016
36
£90,000 over three years (3 x £30,000) towards the costs of Thames Reach’s Mental Health Matters project delivering support to entrenched rough sleepers with undiagnosed mental ill-health.
Comic Relief - Thames Reach Safer Lives: Living on the street: Older Persons' Champion
£120,000 27/01/2016
36
The number of older people (55+) sleeping rough in London rose by 22% between 2012 and 2015 (CHAIN). Thames Reach is a London-wide charity that supports homeless and vulnerable people to find ....more
Walcot Foundation - The Upwardly Mobile Network
£78,000 24/07/2015
24
The Upwardly Mobile Network
Walcot Foundation - Lambeth Progressions Support – Peer Advisers
£60,000 19/11/2013
Lambeth Progressions Support – Peer Advisers
London Councils - TRIO Targeted Rapid Intervention and Outreach
£1,506,836 20/02/2013
This partnership, led by Thames Reach and including Eaves and Addaction, offered specialist pan-London early intervention and prevention for rough sleepers and 'hidden' homeless. Funded delivery: ....more
Walcot Foundation - TRaVEL and ViE volunteering and employment programmes
£16,907 01/04/2012
TRaVEL and ViE volunteering and employment programmes
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (14)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 12/14 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 38-78
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 01/04/2016, number: 1166311
  • Registered at Companies House on 01/04/2016, number: 10098652
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
  • 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
7 returns made; all on time
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from VITAL REGENERATION on 04/12/2019
Main office

Thames Reach
The Employment Academy
29 Peckham Road
London
SE5 8UA

Objectives

THE OBJECTS OF THE CHARITY (THE OBJECTS) ARE FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT:-THE RELIEF OF POVERTY, OLD AGE, DISABILITY OR ILL HEALTH, IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY BY THE PROVISION OF HOUSING AND HEALTH AND EMPLOYMENT ADVICE AND SUPPORT; ANDANY OTHER EXCLUSIVELY CHARITABLE PURPOSE ACCORDING TO THE LAW OF ENGLAND AND WALES AS THE TRUSTEES IN THEIR ABSOLUTE DISCRETION FROM TIME TO TIME DETERMINE.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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