Finance Score: 8
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 13
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +13
Overall GiG Score: 24 ?

ENVIRONMENTAL FUNDERS NETWORK 

EFN brings together trusts, foundations, family offices and individual donors. Our activities take place in the UK and include convening, research, publications and newsletters to foster more effective environmental philanthropy and encourage more support for environmental causes. Separately, we convene fundraisers and others in the sector to help them collaborate and learn from one another.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • There has been strong growth in spending since inception
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • The Board appears to be dynamic in terms of composition

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
31/12/22£542£474£68£11£476£46611.880
31/12/21£519£443£77£8£408£3579.760
31/12/20£367£254£114n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/12/19£276£59£218n/an/an/an/an/a6
Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 2%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 2.3%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 16%
Highest pay band: £60,000-£70,000
Liabilities/Assets: 6%
Liabilities/Income: 5%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 98%
Reserves/Spending: 11.8 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 12 months
Quick Ratio: 16.5
Asset Split ?
Established: 5 years

www.greenfunders.org

info@greenfunders.org

07538593527

Charity Commission for England and WalesX
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
GiG Classification
  • Land or water management
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
Where it operates
  • Scotland, Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • 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
Esmee Fairbairn£441,000
John Ellerman Foundation£215,854
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, UK Branch£70,000
LUND TRUST£60,000
William Grant Foundation£31,075
Garfield Weston Foundation£30,000
Brian Mercer Trust£24,500
Wates Family Enterprise Trust£10,540
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The EQ Foundation - Grant to EFN
£1,000 12/04/2024
Unrestricted
Brian Mercer Trust - Grant to the Environmental Funders Network
£10,000 08/03/2024
Sponsorship of Climat Activist Speaker Fund for youth activists in MAPA countries
John Ellerman Foundation - Philanthropy Lab
£1,000 23/11/2023
6
Towards the Philanthropy Lab
Barrow Cadbury Trust - EFN membership contribution 2023-24
£3,000 03/08/2023
A membership contribution of £3000 towards providing supportive programming and resources.
John Ellerman Foundation - Core costs
£90,000 27/07/2023
Core costs
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to ENVIRONMENTAL FUNDERS NETWORK
£225,000 25/04/2023
Towards unrestricted core costs of work to improve the resourcing and effectiveness of the environment sector
The Aim Foundation - Grant to Environmental Funders Network
£1,000 19/04/2023
12
Unrestricted grant
The EQ Foundation - Grant to EFN
£1,500 15/04/2023
Unrestricted
Brian Mercer Trust - Grant to Environmental Funders Network
£10,000 12/04/2023
12
Financial support for Climate Activist Speaker Fund for youth activists in MAPA communities
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to ENVIRONMENTAL FUNDERS NETWORK
£6,000 06/02/2023
Towards unrestricted core costs as a Cost of Living Uplift
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, UK Branch - Inter-Narratives
£40,000 01/02/2023
Core funding to the Regen Narratives initiative [now Inter-Narratives] to increase its ‘narrative change’ support for movements working towards a greener and fairer society over the next two years
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, UK Branch - Climate Activists Speaker Fund
£10,000 16/01/2023
Contribution to a new pooled fund designed to give a cohort of youth climate activists access to media training, a peer support network and speaker fees.
Wates Family Enterprise Trust - EFN_Strategic 2022_Philanthrophy Lab
£10,540 31/10/2022
The Environmental Funders Network and Bio-leadership Project have joined together to launch the Philanthropy Lab. Starting this autumn, the Lab is a structured learning and collaboration programme ....more
Barrow Cadbury Trust - EFN membership contribution 2022-23
£3,000 01/08/2022
A membership contribution of £3000 towards providing supportive programming and resources.
LUND TRUST - Membership contribution to the Environmental Funders Network
£60,000 07/07/2022
Membership contribution to the Environmental Funders Network
The EQ Foundation - Grant to EFN
£1,000 15/04/2022
Unrestricted
Brian Mercer Trust - Grant to Environmetal Funders Network
£4,500 13/04/2022
Unrestricted grant for environment networking
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (3 Years) award
£30,000 04/06/2021
36
Environmental Funders Network Core Support
William Grant Foundation - Scotland Coordinator 2021-23
£29,075 01/06/2021
24
Support for the costs of EFN’s Scotland Coordinator post for two years.
William Grant Foundation - Annual members contribution 2021
£2,000 31/03/2021
Annual contribution
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, UK Branch - Environmental Funders Network
£20,000 18/12/2020
Funding to expand the Reset Narratives Community, which emerged in response to the COVID-19 crisis as a pilot project seeking to provide narrative infrastructure to movements seeking a green and just ....more
The EQ Foundation - Grant to Environmental Funders Network
£1,000 15/12/2020
Unrestricted
John Ellerman Foundation - Safeguarding the environments of the British Overseas Territories
£29,854 30/07/2020
12
Towards costs of "Safeguarding the environments of the British Overseas Territories", a joint EFN/RSPB project to increase funding sources for the UKOTs
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Environmental Funders Network
£30,000 12/05/2020
6
towards unrestricted core costs as a COVID-19 Fast Response grant
John Ellerman Foundation - We are requesting unrestricted funding to cover the three elements of our work: Expanding environmental philanthropy: Improving the effectiveness of environmental philanthropy: Improving the effectiveness of the environment sector:
£90,000 28/11/2019
36
We are requesting unrestricted funding to cover the three elements of our work: Expanding environmental philanthropy: Improving the effectiveness of environmental philanthropy: Improving the ....more
John Ellerman Foundation - Towards the Annual Membership Fee of the network.
£5,000 04/10/2019
12
Towards the Annual Membership Fee of the network.
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Environmental Funders Network
£180,000 24/07/2019
36
Towards unrestricted core costs to improve the effectiveness of the UK environment sector and environmental philanthropy and encourage new high-level donors to support environmental causes.
John Ellerman Foundation - Grant to Environmental Funders Network
£5,000 27/06/2017
12
Grant to Environmental Funders Network
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 21/12/2018, number: 1181318
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Filing Record
4 returns made; all on time
Main office

48 HIGH STREET
LONG CRENDON
AYLESBURY
HP18 9AF

Objectives

THE PROMOTION OF THE EFFECTIVE USE OF RESOURCES FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES BY CHARITABLE AND NON-CHARITABLE BODIES IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL SECTOR, BEING THE PART OF THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR CONCERNED WITH THE CONSERVATION, PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE PHYSICAL AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC BY:(A) LIAISING WITH, RESEARCHING AND ACTING AS A FORUM FOR THE EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION BETWEEN, ORGANISATIONS WORKING IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL SECTOR, IN ORDER TO IDENTIFY HOW THE SECTOR MIGHT BETTER ACHIEVE CHARITABLE PURPOSES IN CONSERVATION, PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE PHYSICAL AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IDENTIFYING FUNDING GAPS AND GAPS IN SERVICE PROVISION IN THE SECTOR;(B) PROVIDING ADVICE AND INFORMATION TO EXISTING AND POTENTIAL FUNDERS OF CHARITIES AND NON CHARITABLE BODIES WORKING IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL SECTOR TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO INCREASE THEIR FUNDING AND TO PROVIDE FUNDING IN A WAY WHICH INCREASES THE EFFECTIVE APPLICATION OF FUNDING FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL SECTOR;(C) PROVIDING CHARITIES WORKING IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL SECTOR WITH STRATEGIC AND FUNDRAISING ADVICE; AND(E) SUCH OTHER MEANS AS THE CHARITY TRUSTEES SHALL FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FIT.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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