Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 1
Support Score: 6
  • No PartB
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Very static board: -5
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +6
Overall GiG Score: 7 ?

COMMUNITIES WELFARE NETWORK 

The provision of information and advice by means of workshops, drop - in and one toone session.- The Provision of training for employment and employment-related advice- The provision of financial capability training and advice sessions- The Provision of literacy and numeracy classes and supplementary education forchildren.- The Provision of recreational activities- The provision of
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from a grant maker recently
  • There have been no income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board composition appears to be very static

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data

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
30/06/23£58£55£3n/an/an/an/an/a6
30/06/22£64£57£7n/an/an/an/an/a4
30/06/21*£50£31£19n/an/an/an/an/a6
30/06/20£52£47£5n/an/an/an/an/a4
30/06/19£67£53£13n/an/an/an/an/a6
30/06/18£83£61£22£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/17£43£42£2£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 8 years
(19 years as a company)

www.cowelfare.org

cowelfare.net@gmail.com

02078207736

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies House
UN SDGs
?
Listed activities
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Overseas Aid/Famine Relief
  • Recreation
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Technical, vocational and continuing education
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • City Of London, Lambeth, Southwark,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin
  • 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
City Bridge Trust£15,410
Barrow Cadbury Trust£12,300
Power to Change£11,884
The London Community Foundation£9,142
CAF£8,000
Crisis UK£4,920
The Foyle Foundation£4,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Foyle Foundation - Small Grants
£4,000 07/02/2023
towards befriending activities for isolated older people
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Communities Welfare Network
£15,410 12/08/2022
24
£15,410 over two years (£7,515; £7,895) to deliver support services for local ethnic minoritized older people aged 65-80 years who are isolated or ill.
Barrow Cadbury Trust - COVID-19 - Communities Welfare Network
£12,300 21/09/2020
6
To help beneficiaries who are financially insecure and/or have lost jobs due to Covid-19 to meet basic needs and get back into work
Power to Change - C-19 CCLORS - Communities Welfare Network
£11,884 15/09/2020
Grant to C-19 CCLORS - Communities Welfare Network
CAF - Grant to Communities Welfare Network
£8,000 08/06/2020
3
Grant to Communities Welfare Network to support the organisation through COVID19
The London Community Foundation - Grant to Communities Welfare Network
£9,142 20/04/2020
The organisation is looking for funding to provide financial assistance to local homeless people hardly hit by the effect of the crisis. They need help for food, essential items, interpreting and ....more
Crisis UK - Grant to Communities Welfare Network
£4,920 09/04/2020
Funding for food, essential items for those in temporary accommodation and transport costs
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Communities Welfare Network
£4,900 11/05/2017
purchase of IT equipment for a charity which works with disadvantaged minority communities in London
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (6)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 5/6 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 33-70
  • FELIX WOHI (Chair) Appointed: 2016, Occupation: Office Assistant
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 03/06/2016, number: 1167437
  • Registered at Companies House on 06/08/2004, number: 05199047
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment 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
  • 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; AR21: 6 days late,
Main office

49 CAMBERWELL NEW ROAD
LONDON
LONDON
SE5 0RZ

Objectives

FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC, IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY, WOMEN, MEN AND CHILDREN OF MINORITY COMMUNITIES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM WHO ARE IN NEED DUE TO YOUTH, AGE, INFIRMITY OR DISABLEMENT, FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES, BY:A) THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION, INCLUDING BY THE PROVISION OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES AND SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN;B) THE RELIEF OF UNEMPLOYMENT; C) THE PROMOTION AND PRESERVATION OF GOOD HEALTH D) THE PROVISION OR ASSISTANCE IN THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE FOR RECREATION OR OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE NEED OF SUCH FACILITIES BY REASON OF THEIR YOUTH, AGE INFIRMITY OR DISABILITY, FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OR SOCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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