Finance Score: 2
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 1
  • Poor Liquidity: -1
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +1
Overall GiG Score: 9 ?

FORREFUGEES 

Mission:

Helping refugees in Europe with their immediate daily needs for life from somewhere to sleep to education and everything in between.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received modest backing from a grant maker recently
  • There have been no income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • Liquidity appears to have been slender at the latest year end
Comment by the Charity:
    forRefugees is run by passion with no paid employees, offices or other regular overheads. We award urgent and one-off funding to our trusted local partners via our grants programme. We therefore have no reason to hold financial reserves and prefer to get donations to where they make a difference quickly.

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£693£670£22£34£120£1081.901
30/06/22£1,073£1,039£34£21£98£981.103
30/06/21£639£637£2£8£64£641.203
30/06/20£488£440£47n/an/an/an/an/a4
30/06/19£219£210£8n/an/an/an/an/a0
30/06/18£117£113£5£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/17£101£100£1£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 5%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 5%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 6%
Liabilities/Income: 1%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 90%
Reserves/Spending: 1.9 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 2 months
Quick Ratio: 15.4
Asset Split ?
Established: 8 years

www.forrefugees.org

contact@forrefugees.org

07743 870208

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What it does
We raise money to fund critical grassroots humanitarian aid and urgent relief services. We are trusted to get the right aid to those who need it when they need it via our inspiring local partners.
Listed activities
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Human Rights/Religious Or Racial Harmony/Equality Or Diversity
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Legal & financial advice
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Makes Grants to Individuals
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
Where it operates
  • Bosnia And Herzegovina, France, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Scotland, Serbia, Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups

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.

Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Community Foundation for Surrey - Travel Costs
£350 29/07/2022
Funding toward the cost of hiring a coach to enable a group of refugees travel for a day of activities.
The Michael And Betty Little Trust - Donate4Refugees
£6,000 12/07/2020
An international network of healthcare professionals providing voluntary medical aid to refugees and displaced people living in refugee camps in Paris, France. We provide first aid, basic medical ....more

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 7/8 persons

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 26/07/2016, number: 1168435
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
7 returns made; all on time
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from REFUGEE RIGHTS EUROPE on 14/03/2022
Main office

13A RADCLIFFE ROAD
CROYDON
CR0 5QG

Objectives

FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT THE RELIEF OF THE NEEDS AND THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE EDUCATION OF REFUGEES WHEREVER THEY ARE IN THE WORLD, PARTICULARLY, BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY, BY THE PROVISION OF GRANTS AND OTHER ASSISTANCE TO CHARITIES AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS WHICH WORK WITH REFUGEES. IN THE ABOVE OBJECT 'REFUGEES' MEANS PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN FORCED TO LEAVE THEIR COUNTRY IN ORDER TO ESCAPE WAR, PERSECUTION, OR NATURAL DISASTER.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase

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