Finance Score: 3
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 7
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Overall weighted support: +7
Overall GiG Score: 16 ?

CONSERVATION COLLECTIVE 

A network of place-based, philanthropic funds focussed on protecting, preserving and restoring the natural environment. Funds operate in Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca (Spain); Tuscany and Sicily (Italy); Argolic Gulf, Cyclades Islands, Ionian Islands (Greece); Cyprus, Turkey, Lamu (Kenya) St Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados; Sri Lanka; Malta, and Devon and the Highlands & Islands of Scotland (UK).
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
  • 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

Financial issues to consider:

  • Unrestricted reserves appear to be dangerously low 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
31/12/23£2,578£2,462£116£122£840£3951.983
31/12/22£2,155£1,966£189£115£724£2831.760
31/12/21£1,647£1,320£327£48£534£550.540
31/12/20£819£462£358£0£358£60.241
Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 4.7%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 4.9%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 7%
Highest pay band: £80,000-£90,000
Liabilities/Assets: 20%
Liabilities/Income: 8%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 47%
Reserves/Spending: 1.9 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 4 months
Quick Ratio: 4.6
Asset Split ?
Established: 5 years

jade@conservation-collective.org

07950157775

Charity Commission for England and Wales
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Animals
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
GiG Classification
  • Environment conservation & animal welfare advocacy
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Barbados, Greece, Italy, Scotland, Spain, Sri Lanka,
Who it helps
  • The General Public/Mankind

Who supports 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
Rothschild Foundation£50,000
The Badur Foundation£24,000
Devon Community Foundation£12,400
Wates Family Enterprise Trust£10,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Westminster Foundation - Staff match funding - Conservation Collective - 22/09/2023
£726 22/09/2023
1
Staff Match Funding
Rothschild Foundation - Grant to Conservation Collective
£40,000 03/07/2023
IEF projects that include supporting Corfu Butterly Conservation's Project Officer at Kapodistrias Museum, as well as projects seeking to advance formal recognition of the ecologically vulnerable N ....more
Rothschild Foundation - Grant to Conservation Collective
£5,000 26/04/2023
Urgent funds to the Ionian Environment Fund to secure matched funding support to improve and conserve the Environment of the Ionian islands.
Devon Community Foundation - Kingsbridge Climate Action
£2,400 16/04/2023
Funding for a post to sustain and develop work of Kingsbridge Climate Action Group
Wates Family Enterprise Trust - Conservation Collective_Light Touch Themes_2022
£10,000 22/11/2022
The grant will be used to support the core costs of the Conservation Collective - a fast-growing global network of local foundations funding effective grass-roots initiatives to protect the ....more
The Badur Foundation - Grant to Devon Environment Foundation
£5,000 23/09/2022
To support grassroots projects that regenerate nature in Devon for the third year
The Badur Foundation - Grant to Devon Environment Foundation
£4,000 01/04/2022
Towards the Stoney Orchard Swales Project
Rothschild Foundation - Grant to Conservation Collective
£5,000 12/01/2022
Support for funding resource with a go-to funding mechanism for environmental protection and regeneration for the Ionian Islands.
Devon Community Foundation - Flete Field Lab
£5,000 03/08/2021
15
Grant to Devon Environment Foundation
The Badur Foundation - Grant to Devon Environment Foundation
£5,000 26/06/2021
To support grassroots projects that regenerate nature in Devon in second year
Devon Community Foundation - 'Moor Trees on Exmoor' Nursery
£5,000 17/02/2021
15
to fund a partnership between Moor Trees and Exmoor National Park Authority (ENPA) to create a well-run and sustainably managed tree nursery within Exmoor National Park, providing the engine for ....more
The Badur Foundation - Grant to Devon Environment Foundation
£10,000 29/06/2020
To support grassroots projects that regenerate nature in Devon
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 6/7 persons

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 22/10/2019, number: 1185925
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
  • Investing charity funds 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
Filing Record
4 returns made; all on time
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from CYCLADES PRESERVATION FUND on 10/05/2023
Main office

THE OLD PLOUGH
ST. MARY BOURNE
ANDOVER
SP11 6AY

Objectives

THE OBJECTS OF THE CIO ARE:(1) TO PROMOTE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC THE CONSERVATION, PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE PHYSICAL AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY BY MONITORING AND PROTECTING NATURAL HABITATS AND BIODIVERSITY, IN THE LAND AND IN THE SEA AND ESTABLISHING MARINE PROTECTED AREAS;(2) TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC IN CONSERVING, PROTECTING AND IMPROVING THE PHYSICAL NATURAL ENVIRONMENT THROUGH THE DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION ABOUT CONSERVATION, PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES INCLUDING WASTE, WATER AND ENERGY USAGE.

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Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase

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