Overall Score: 19 based on 19 data points
Finance: 0
Governance: 1
Support: 18
Strong growth: +2, Deficit latest year: -2,
Narrow trustee age band: -2, Dynamic board: +3,
Large volunteers +3, Supporters: +15


The Felix Project collects surplus food from all parts of the food supply chain and redistributes it to community organisations and schools that use the food for social good right across London. Most of the food would otherwise go to landfill or anaerobic digestion. In 2022 the charity delivered the equivalent of 29 million meals to over 1,000 organisations and worked with over 8,500 volunteers.
Analysis by Giving is Great


  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board has little diversity in terms of age

Financial issues to consider:

  • Income was significantly lower than spending in the latest year
Established: 7 years




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Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
Cost £k
Funds £k
Funds £k
Staff Volun-

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 11.7%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 8.8%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 7%
Liabilities/Assets: 11%
Liabilities/Income: 17%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 76%
Reserves/Spending: 6.6746145762173 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 10 months
Quick Ratio: 7.8
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
Who works here?
  • 143 employees
  • 8,599 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
Where it operates
  • Throughout London,

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:
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs£451,808
City Bridge Trust£310,000
Rothschild Foundation£202,000
Westminster Foundation£160,000
The Childhood Trust£144,900

Specific Donations

Amount When
To be used for
Rothschild Foundation
£2,000 01/03/2023
Cost of living supplementary grant
The Childhood Trust
£120,000 23/12/2022
The Felix Project's vision is a London where no one is hungry and good food is never wasted. Our mission is to get good quality, nutritious food to people in need by making use of the surplus food in ....more
Mission 44
£125,000 07/12/2022
To help The Felix Project to embed young people in the Felix community, developing a strategy to engage young people from underserved backgrounds in their volunteering programme.
City Bridge Trust
£300,000 26/09/2022
£300,000 over 3 years (3 x £100,000) to cover the salary of a Head Chef at Felix’s Kitchen and to contribute to the costs of meal packaging and ingredients over three years.
Rothschild Foundation
£200,000 08/07/2022
We are requesting core cost funding so that we can continue our operations as the current cost of living crisis is affecting millions of vulnerable Londoners.
The Childhood Trust
£20,000 28/06/2022
The Felix Project rescues surplus food and redistributes it for free to nearly 1000 charities in London who support people living in food poverty. Through our schools and holiday programmes we aim to ....more
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity
£15,000 30/03/2022
To explore the long-term financial feasibility and sustainability of The Felix Project's school meal kit idea
Wates Foundation
£9,636 09/07/2020
To expand operations to reach as many people as possible who are vulnerable and in need of food.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
£100,000 29/06/2020
The aim of this activity is to provide immediate support for a limited period of time to keep food charities and front-line charities that provide food aid open and supporting those most vulnerable ....more
Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs
£100,000 23/06/2020
The aim of this activity is to provide immediate support for a limited period of time to keep food charities and front-line charities that provide food aid open and supporting those most vulnerable ....more
City Bridge Trust
£10,000 11/06/2020
£10,000.00 to fund the essential and urgent costs outlined in the application, in order to carry on providing support to Londoners.
Westminster Foundation
£160,000 06/04/2020
London Food Alliance (Covid-19)
The Childhood Trust
£4,900 10/12/2019
We rescue good food that cannot be sold and would otherwise go to waste. This is enough food to make almost five million meals this year. We support over 300 charities and primary schools who provide ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
£251,808 13/05/2019
To increase surplus food redistribution and therefore prevent food waste through making it economically viable for food businesses to redistribute their surplus rather than choosing a secondary ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation
£75,000 20/06/2017
Park Royal Operational Hub and Central Support (Core costs)
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (11)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 10/11 persons

Age Range of Trustees:
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 12/07/2016, number: 1168183
  • Registered at Companies House on 17/03/2016, number: 10068253
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Conflicting interests
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Main office

c/o Sayer Vincent
Invicta House
108-114 Golden Lane


To preserve and protect the environment and to relieve those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other social or economic disadvantage by the redistribution of surplus food to relieve the above needs.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving

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