Finance Score: 4
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 11
  • Good reserves management: +3
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +11
Overall GiG Score: 21 ?

ST CHRISTOPHER'S FELLOWSHIP 

ST CHRISTOPHER'S PROVIDES SAFE, CARING AND INNOVATIVE SUPPORT SERVICES FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF VULNERABLE PEOPLE INCLUDING YOUNG RUNAWAYS, CHILDREN IN RESIDENTIAL CARE AND FOSTER CARE, CARE LEAVERS AND YOUNG HOMELESS PEOPLE. THROUGH OUR WORK WE AIM TO HELP THEM OVERCOME THEIR DISADVANTAGES AND ACHIEVE BRIGHTER FUTURES.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • Reserves management has been consistently within official guidelines
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending

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£18,093£18,662£-569£360£8,837£7,9855.13590
31/03/22£18,215£18,181£34£272£8,845£8,7575.83874
31/03/21£18,181£18,217£-36£346£8,826£8,7385.84072
31/03/20£17,990£18,443£-453£296£8,804£8,7165.73970
31/03/19£17,856£19,433£-1,577£151£9,262£9,1745.73830
31/03/18£16,330£16,131£199£58£8,923£8,8356.63190
31/03/17£16,933£17,263£-330£110£6,397£6,3094.43290
31/03/16£17,576£17,826£-250£102£6,851£6,7634.63100
31/03/15£16,528£16,327£201£157£5,325£5,2373.82670
31/03/14£15,738£15,506£232£132£5,505£5,4174.22510
31/03/13£15,075£14,865£210£121£4,843£4,7553.82380
31/03/12*£16,894£16,796£98£149£4,841£4,7533.42760
31/03/11£18,604£18,398£206£112£5,182£5,0943.32990
31/03/10£20,695£20,397£298£66£4,581£4,4932.63310
31/03/09£20,385£20,110£275£86£4,953£4,8652.93900
31/03/08£18,403£17,994£409£59£4,275£4,1872.83890
31/03/07£14,412£14,060£352£214£4,455£4,3393.73100
31/03/06£8,656£8,262£394£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£7,841£7,118£723£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£6,686£6,377£309£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 2%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 1.9%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 7%
Highest pay band: £120,000-£130,000
Liabilities/Assets: 42%
Liabilities/Income: 36%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 90%
Reserves/Spending: 5.1 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 2 months
Quick Ratio: 2
Asset Split ?
Established: 62 years
(87 years as a company)

www.stchris.org.uk

info@stchris.org.uk

02087807800

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Disability
  • Education/Training
  • Other Charitable Purposes
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Emotional support, counselling or therapy
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Isle Of Man, Throughout England,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People With Disabilities

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
National Lottery Community Fund£330,055
Department for Education£320,349
City Bridge Trust£176,400
Esmee Fairbairn£167,877
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
BBC Children in Need - Grant to St Christopher's Fellowship
£105,000 05/06/2023
36
This grant will provide support for children and young people in care and leaving care. The intended outcomes are building essential skills for transition, growing positive relationships, and ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Support into Employment
£330,055 24/04/2023
The funding will be used to set up an employment support programme for vulnerable young people. The project aims to build new relationships with young people and develop new skills to help them reach ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to St Christopher's Fellowship
£12,960 27/02/2023
Towards unrestricted core costs as a Cost of Living Uplift
The Youth Endowment Fund - Grant to ST CHRISTOPHER'S FELLOWSHIP
£-62,000 31/08/2022
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to St Christopher's Fellowship
£129,597 19/01/2022
24
Towards project costs to develop the Safe Homes model in children's homes and 16+ move on semi-independent homes.
The Youth Endowment Fund - Grant to ST CHRISTOPHER'S FELLOWSHIP
£161,490 30/06/2021
The Youth Endowment Fund - Grant to ST CHRISTOPHER'S FELLOWSHIP
£57,638 30/06/2020
City Bridge Trust - Grant to St Christopher's Fellowship
£176,400 21/05/2020
£176,400 over 5 years (£34,500; £34,450; £35,100; £35,800; £36,550) for a f/t Life Skills Officer and associated project costs.
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to St Christopher's Fellowship
£25,320 05/05/2020
6
towards unrestricted core costs as a COVID-19 fast response grant
Department for Education - Staying Close (Innovation Programme) grant
£320,349 01/04/2020
To radically improve outcomes for young people transitioning from residential care; to address the cliff edge that they face, by improving and extending the support provided by care leavers' former ....more
LandAid Charitable Trust - Refurb of kitchen
£45,000 26/06/2018
Howard House is a St Christopher’s run young people accommodation service within the borough of Camden. Since it was opened as an Assessment Centre in 2006, Howard House has played an integral part ....more
LandAid Charitable Trust - Accommodation for young care leavers
£14,000 26/06/2018
2
This project is aimed to help support young people aged 16 - 18 coming out of the care system. It is situated close by to existing children's homes, all within walking distance. The building is an ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to St Christopher's Fellowship
£157,932 24/01/2018
36
Towards work to improve transition experiences and outcomes for young people leaving residential care.
LandAid Charitable Trust - Help for care leavers
£36,000 22/12/2017
2
This project is aimed to help support young people aged 18 coming out of the care system. It is situated in the middle of five existing children's homes all within walking distance, the furthest away ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to St Christopher's Fellowship
£98,168 09/02/2017
36
Funding for a Skills for Life Coordinator to establish a life skills course to prepare a 100 12-16 year olds in care for independent living. The project aims to increase confidence, life skills, and ....more
Woodward Charitable Trust - Towards training young homeless people with practical skills
£1,500 04/02/2014
Towards training young homeless people with practical skills using mobile training unit vans in London, Bedford, Sandwell and Isle of Man.
National Lottery Community Fund - Homelessness Intervention Project (HIP)
£159,399 08/09/2010
36
This project across the five London authorities of Greenwich, Bexley, Bromley, Southwark and Lewisham addresses the root causes and warning signs that lead to youth homelessness, with the aim of ....more
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How is it governed?

Trustees (12)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 35-72
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 17/11/1962, number: 207782
  • Registered at Companies House on 04/12/1936, number: 00321509
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Other Regulators
  • Homes England
  • Ofsted (Office For Standards In Education)
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
  • Investment
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR12: 1 days late,
Main office

St. Christophers Fellowship
1 Putney High Street
London
SW15 1SZ

Objectives

1.1.1 TO ASSIST PEOPLE IN NEED, IN PARTICULAR CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES TO ESTABLISH, EQUIP, MAINTAIN AND MANAGE HOMES AND HOSTELS AND OTHER CENTRES FOR THE ACCOMMODATION OR RESIDENCE OR USE OR BENEFIT OF SUCH PEOPLE TO PROVIDE OR ARRANGE FOR THE PROVISION OF FOSTERING SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE AND TO PROVIDE SUCH OTHER SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH ANY OF THE FOREGOING AS MAY FROM TIME TO TIME BE CONSIDERED APPROPRIATE;1.1.2 TO RELIEVE POVERTY; AND1.1.3 TO UNDERTAKE ANY OTHER CHARITABLE PURPOSE

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

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