Finance Score: 4
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 11
  • Poor Liquidity: -1
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +11
Overall GiG Score: 18 ?

BLOOMSBURY FOOTBALL FOUNDATION 

Bloomsbury Football Foundation uses the power of football to improve mental and physical wellbeing, fostercommunity cohesion and build life skills to give young people the best chance of succeeding
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers recently
  • There has been strong growth in spending since inception
  • There have been no income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are low relative to funds raised
  • The Board appears to be 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

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£2,373£2,134£238£142£423£3091.72531
30/06/22£1,383£1,296£87£73£185£1431.31914
30/06/21£625£587£38£0£98£9822028
30/06/20£345£306£39n/an/an/an/an/a18
30/06/19£176£155£21n/an/an/an/an/a6
Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 6%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 6.7%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 34%
Liabilities/Income: 9%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 73%
Reserves/Spending: 1.7 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 3 months
Quick Ratio: 0.9
Asset Split ?
Established: 6 years

www.bloomsburyfootball.com

c.hyman@bloomsburyfootball.com

07561705232

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Amateur Sport
  • Disability
  • Education/Training
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Sports activities
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout London,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People With Disabilities
  • 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
The Childhood Trust£90,000
London Marathon Charitable Trust£84,200
Camden Giving£55,763
Joseph Levy Foundation£29,233
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Joseph Levy Foundation - Project funding
£19,233 12/01/2024
To contribut to the charity's futsal programme
The Childhood Trust - Changing the Game for Hard-to-Reach Young People
£25,000 20/06/2023
BFF supports lower-income and minority ethnic families by providing affordable football to children who wouldn't otherwise play. Hosting free sessions in London's poorer communities, we protect ....more
London Marathon Charitable Trust - Changing the Game for Girls
£84,200 29/03/2023
towards the delivery of the “Changing the Game for Girls” programme in Camden
John Lyon's Charity - SHAF grant to Bloomsbury Football Foundation
£3,700 31/01/2023
Changing the Game for Young People in Camden
Joseph Levy Foundation - Unrestricted funding
£10,000 13/01/2023
To support the organization's work to encourage disadvantaged young people to play football
The Childhood Trust - Changing the Game for Young People in London
£50,000 23/12/2022
Bloomsbury supports lower-income and BAME families by providing affordable football to children in London who couldn?t otherwise afford it. Hosting free sessions in poorer communities, we protect ....more
John Lyon's Charity - Small grant to Bloomsbury Football Foundation
£5,000 29/11/2022
BFF: Supporting Refugee Children in Camden
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Bloomsbury Football Foundation
£7,500 19/07/2022
Bloomsbury Football uses high quality football coaching to improve the lives of young people in London who otherwise couldn't afford it.
The Childhood Trust - C-59263
£15,000 28/06/2022
Bloomsbury supports lower-income and BAME families by providing affordable football to children in London who couldn't otherwise afford it. Hosting free sessions in poorer communities, we protect ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£15,000 11/06/2021
Girls' Football
John Lyon's Charity - SHAF grant to Bloomsbury Football Foundation
£3,700 01/05/2021
Multi-Sport & Multi-Activity Girls’ Holiday Camp
Camden Giving - Bloomsbury Football Foundation
£30,000 28/04/2021
Webheath TRA
Camden Giving - Bloomsbury Football Foundation
£7,780 26/06/2020
10
The funding will support a programme of football training for girls aged 7-15 within Camden to provide both an introduction to football and also a regular programme of free football training. The ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Bloomsbury Football Foundation
£12,698 14/06/2020
£12,698 towards costs as outlined in your application, excluding contingency costs
Camden Giving - Bloomsbury Football Foundation
£3,000 08/06/2020
3
This project will ensure the Football Foundation retains a connection with, and activities for, all children involved.
National Lottery Community Fund - Bloomsbury Academy Online
£8,982 22/05/2020
3
The funding will be used to deliver online football activities for young people. The project aims to support mental well-being and physical fitness.
Camden Giving - Weekly football coaching
£7,492 31/01/2020
12
The project seeks to use the power of football to improve the lives of young people in Camden. 
Camden Giving - Weekly football coaching
£7,492 31/01/2020
8
The project seeks to use the power of football to improve the lives of young people in Camden. 
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 19/06/2018, number: 1178842
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Campaigns and political activity 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
5 returns made; all on time
Main office

Bloomsbury Football
LABS Atrium
The Stables Market
Chalk Farm Rd
London
NW1 8AH

Objectives

THE OBJECTS OF THE CIO ARE:THE OBJECT OF BLOOMSBURY FOOTBALL FOUNDATION IS TO ADVANCE IN LIFE AND HELP YOUNGPEOPLE THROUGH THE PROVISION OF RECREATIONAL AND LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES PROVIDED IN THEINTEREST OF SOCIAL WELFARE, DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase

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