Finance Score: 4
Governance Score: -4
Support Score: 9
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Only 4 Trustees: -1
  • All female board: -3
  • Large volunteers +5
  • Grant maker support: +4
Overall GiG Score: 9 ?

4LOUIS 

To support hospitals, hospices and bereaved families.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been very successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • The charity has received modest backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • There has been reasonable growth in spending over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are low relative to funds raised

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • There are only 4 trustees
  • The Board is completely female
Established: 7 years

http://www.4louis.co.uk/

mail@4louis.co.uk

01915144473

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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£976£964£12£78£443£4435.561,032
31/03/22£930£1,058£-128£67£431£4314.96426
31/03/21£842£685£157£5£559£5359.4550
31/03/20£765£642£123£52£402£3556.64520
31/03/19£837£772£65£58£279£2293.64400
31/03/18£633£684£-51£51£213£2133.720

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 8%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 8.1%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 3%
Liabilities/Income: 1%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 100%
Reserves/Spending: 5.5 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 5 months
Quick Ratio: 30.8
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
Who works here?
  • 6 employees
  • 1,032 volunteers
Who it helps
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Cyprus, Germany, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Throughout England And Wales,

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
DCMS£9,000
Co-Operative Group£8,986
City Bridge Trust£6,000
County Durham Community Foundation£3,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Co-Operative Group - Grant to 4Louis
£3,374 23/10/2021
We would like to purchase the items needed to make memory boxes and to provide training to support bereaved families.
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£9,000 15/06/2020
"The fund aims to:1) To reduce closures of essential charities that provide essential services to vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 crisis by ensuring they have the financial resources to ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to 4Louis
£6,000 15/05/2020
A grant of £6,000 to fund the essential and urgent costs outlined in the application, so that the organisation can carry on providing support to Londoners.
County Durham Community Foundation - COVID-19 Memory Boxes
£3,000 23/04/2020
To provide Covid memory boxes.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Memory Box appeal
£5,611 15/11/2019
We want to provide free memory boxes for families that have suffered miscarriage, still birth and baby or child death.

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (4)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 22/03/2017, number: 1172212
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
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
  • 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
6 returns made; all on time
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from CHILDREN ARE BUTTERFLIES LTD on 17/02/2022
  • Asset transfer in from 4LOUIS on 16/03/2023
Main office

4Louis
36B Pallion Trading Estate
SUNDERLAND
SR4 6SN

Objectives

TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT THE HEALTH OF PARENTS AND FAMILIES WHO HAVE SUFFERED A MISCARRIAGE, STILLBIRTH OR NEONATAL DEATH IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY BY THE PROVISION OF MEMORY BOXES AND SUCH OTHER SUPPORT AS THE TRUSTEES MAY FROM TIME TO TIME DETERMINE.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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