Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 8
  • Excess liquidity: -1
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +8
Overall GiG Score: 14 ?

TOYNBEE HALL 

We are a multi-purpose charity working to eradicate poverty and disadvantage. We deliver a range of community services in advice, financial inclusion, learning and wellbeing. We share our experience of local action to influence national policy. We are also a residential community, conference and venue hire centre. More information can be found at www.toynbeehall.org.uk
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • Spending has increased over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • Fundraising costs are 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:

  • Liquidity appeared to be in excess of CC guidelines at the latest year end
  • 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£8,569£8,997£-428£743£12,659£12,25816.393200
31/03/22£9,188£9,197£-9£640£14,128£13,60017.7115201
31/03/21£8,919£8,478£441£491£14,124£13,38418.9102200
31/03/20£7,891£7,999£-108£777£13,643£13,19419.885208
31/03/19£7,860£7,828£32£168£14,186£12,02318.483248
31/03/18£9,079£7,658£1,421£171£11,960£8,19112.8610
31/03/17£7,730£8,515£-785£169£10,543£8,54812620
31/03/16£14,124£8,445£5,679£1,063£11,324£8,73112.4660
31/03/15£6,770£6,758£12£975£5,647£4,6368.2590
31/03/14£6,734£6,390£344£883£4,171£3,2146630
31/03/13£6,530£6,328£202£298£3,000£2,4094.6600
31/03/12£6,347£6,315£32£577£2,841£2,3724.5730
31/03/11£6,122£6,096£26£626£2,812£2,3454.6750
31/03/10£6,371£6,255£116£309£2,781£2,2064.2730
31/03/09£5,998£6,191£-193£385£2,661£1,9863.8740
31/03/08£5,960£6,030£-70£307£2,491£2,2934.6640
31/03/07£3,466£3,402£64£262£2,561£2,3628.3520
31/03/06£1,936£2,116£-180£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£2,526£2,533£-7£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£2,371£2,398£-27£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 9.9%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 8.3%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 3%
Highest pay band: £80,000-£90,000
Liabilities/Assets: 28%
Liabilities/Income: 56%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 97%
Reserves/Spending: 16.3 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 1 months
Quick Ratio: 0.6
Asset Split ?
Established: 62 years
(139 years as a company)

www.toynbeehall.org.uk

ruth.mcgregor@toynbeehall.org.uk

02073922984

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Legal & financial advice
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Throughout London,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin

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
City Bridge Trust£221,100
Greater London Authority£145,000
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington£97,000
Power to Change£93,321
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Power to Change - Toynbee Hall (RCF)
£10,000 12/12/2022
Grant to Toynbee Hall (RCF)
Greater London Authority - Toynbee Hall
£145,000 07/10/2022
To provide funding to Toynbee Hall to contribute to the operating costs of a mobile debt and money advice bus. The service will be delivered by the Debt-Free London partnership from 1st November 2022 ....more
The Childhood Trust - Abundance Blooms in East London
£6,250 12/06/2022
This winter please help East London?s children and young people grow their confidence, wellbeing and joy. In our play and youth work we build brave, exciting spaces together with people who live ....more
Trust for London - Toynbee Hall
£7,500 05/04/2022
The funding is towards the costs of delivering and sustaining outreach into the local community through activities that improve access to specialist support with debt, benefits, housing and domestic ....more
Barrow Cadbury Trust - The poverty premium and lived experience expertise 2021-22
£25,000 21/09/2021
The poverty premium from the perspective of people with lived experience.
The Childhood Trust - Family Summer Activities at Toynbee Hall
£2,000 22/06/2021
From our garden and community centre in congested East London, our project provides free, fun summer holiday activities to young children and their families to help them recover from multiple ....more
London Marathon Charitable Trust - Keeping our community active in 2021
£30,000 24/03/2021
A grant towards community outreach and engagement work, adapted physical activity sessions, gardening and outdoor play equipment and activity and a cycling and active travel project.
The Berkeley Foundation - Focus group attendance donation
£100 15/03/2021
Unrestricted donation to a charity in thanks for attending a focus group session
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Toynbee Hall
£50,000 22/02/2021
50,000 over one year towards the organisation’s core costs and overheads.
The Childhood Trust - Cultivating Young Change Makers
£5,500 08/12/2020
Toynbee Hall supports young people in East London to make a difference in their community and tackle the issues they care about. Through providing skills training, networking and mentoring, we equip ....more
Power to Change - C-19 CCLORS - Toynbee Hall
£58,321 18/09/2020
Grant to C-19 CCLORS - Toynbee Hall
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Covid-19 Rapid Response Fund Grant
£5,000 31/07/2020
4
Our project will get equipment and connectivity to people in our community who are digitally excluded and struggling to access local services. This work builds on our existing intergenerational buddy ....more
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£69,699 29/07/2020
"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
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Toynbee Hall
£50,000 23/07/2020
COVID19: Toynbee Hall
Power to Change - C-19 TISS - Toynbee Hall
£25,000 02/07/2020
Grant to C-19 TISS - Toynbee Hall
Sport England - COVID-19 CEF
£5,000 11/06/2020
4
Funding under Sport England's COVID-19 Community Emergency Fund funding programme for a Revenue project titled COVID-19 CEF. This project lists its main activity as Sport participation and capacity ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award - COVID19 response
£50,000 01/05/2020
Unrestricted Emergency Application
Barrow Cadbury Trust - Fair By Design lived experience experts 2020/1
£20,000 24/04/2020
11
Insight and advice from people with lived experience to both the Fair By Design Campaign (FBD) and FBD Venture Fund.
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Grant to Toynbee Hall
£92,000 29/01/2020
36
To encourage more user-led activities supporting more people with a more diverse range of needs.
The Childhood Trust - Cultivating Young Change Makers
£4,460 10/12/2019
Young Excellence supports young people to make the most of their future and have a positive impact in their communities. The programme will help build confidence and aspiration, increase skills to ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Toynbee Hall
£161,400 30/10/2019
36
£161,400 over three further and final years (£60,600, £61,200, £39,600) towards the salary costs of the P/T Wellbeing Centre & Volunteer Coordinator (3dpw) and associated running costs for ....more
Mercer's Charitable Foundation - Grant to Toynbee Hall
£74,873 18/09/2019
36
The Wellbeing Centre at Toynbee Hall
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Toynbee Hall
£9,700 16/09/2019
£9,700 to deliver Toynbee Hall's proposed programme to develop the resilience of its frontline staff and deliver the following outcomes and outputs: eight two-hour training sessions delivered every ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Creative Communities at Toynbee Hall
£8,750 23/05/2019
12
The funding will be used to deliver creative sessions, debt and legal advice. The project aims to bring the local community together and make positive changes.
The Childhood Trust - Christmas Challenge 2018
£5,500 04/12/2018
Toynbee Hall Youth Action supports young people to make the most of their future and have a positive impact on their communities. Our activities help build confidence and aspiration, improve school ....more
Trust for London - Toynbee Hall
£100,000 03/10/2018
30
The funding is for a project aimed at improving the quality of rented housing through a community-lead programme, addressing concerns around perceptions of unsafe neighbourhood environments ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Toynbee Hall
£30,040 13/09/2018
£30,040 to contribute towards the costs of a pilot year to develop an Innovation Hub.
London Marathon Charitable Trust - Centre for Wellbeing
£73,334 18/07/2018
Towards a new Centre for Wellbeing at Toynbee Hall in Whitechapel which will have a major impact on tackling physical inactivity amongst older people in Tower Hamlets by providing a modern, ....more
Tudor Trust - Grant to Toynbee Hall
£100,000 10/07/2018
24
over two years towards core costs to support and strengthen community engagement at a newly renovated settlement in Tower Hamlets, London
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Review of Make it! Youth programme
£9,591 25/06/2018
6
Toynbe Hall works to support people and communities experiencing economic disadvantage. This grant will support the organisation to review their Make it! youth project, which has positively supported ....more
The Childhood Trust - Make It! Cultivating Critical Thinking
£6,250 05/12/2017
Make it! supports young people living in London to develop critical thinking skills, giving them the ability to independently make positive decisions about their future, boost their confidence and ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Community Money Mentors
£362,770 06/09/2017
36
This group will develop their project which supports people to overcome financial issues. The project will develop a Community Money Mentors hub in North, East, South and West London to train 440 ....more
Nesta - AC00672
£239,588 08/08/2017
28
Savers Support Fund programme grant to Toynbee Hall Grant Ref AC00672
DCMS - Savers Support Fund
£119,794 08/08/2017
Community Money Mentor is a 12 week, accredited course that teaches volunteers key money management skills - such as budgeting, setting savings targets, identifying the best financial services, ....more
DCMS - Savers Support Fund
£119,794 01/08/2017
Fund offers grants to scale proven social action interventions that improve money management skills, and reduce debt, working with families who are ?just about managing? or young people aged 14-25.
DCMS - Savers Support Fund
£119,794 01/08/2017
Fund offers grants to scale proven social action interventions that improve money management skills, and reduce debt, working with families who are just about managing or young people aged 14-25.
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Toynbee Hall
£98,600 15/06/2017
£98,600 over 2 years (£49,100; £49,500) to contribute to the salary costs of the P/T Wellbeing Centre and Volunteer Coordinator (3dpw) and associated running costs for the Centre for Wellbeing ....more
Dunhill Medical Trust - Contribution to the Redevelopment of the Centre for Wellbeing
£40,000 12/06/2017
12
Building grant: to develop a Centre for Wellbeing, a unique space dedicated to improving the wellbeing of our community, including older people
Wolfson Foundation - Grant to Toynbee Hall
£40,000 08/12/2016
Redevelopment work
The Childhood Trust - Make It! Cultivating Critical Thinking
£5,000 02/12/2016
Make it! supports young people living in London to develop critical thinking skills, giving them the ability to independently make positive decisions about their future, boost their confidence and ....more
London Marathon Charitable Trust - Centre for Wellbeing
£76,666 11/10/2016
Towards a new Centre for Wellbeing at Toynbee Hall in Whitechapel which will have a major impact on tackling physical inactivity amongst older people in Tower Hamlets by providing a modern, ....more
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Toynbee Hall
£15,100 01/09/2016
Udbhabakadera - a Toynbee Hall oral history project
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Toynbee Hall
£75,000 19/05/2016
Building reconstruction for a charity providing free advice and support services to deprived communities in London's East End
National Lottery Community Fund - Centre for Wellbeing
£452,500 04/05/2016
24
The new Wellbeing Centre in Tower Hamlets will provide a central place for the organisation’s community services and enable them to provide a one stop shop in a better location for local ....more
Comic Relief - Digital Money Mentors
£174,980 27/01/2016
24
People on low incomes often struggle with their finances. This is made worse if they did not do well in school, gaining few or no qualifications. Advice services have little time to help clients with ....more
The Childhood Trust - Christmas Challenge 2015
£5,000 18/12/2015
Make It! is expanding to reach all 18 secondary schools in Tower Hamlets by 2018. Make It! is a nine-month project, combining one-to-one mentoring, group work and a residential or activity trip, ....more
Comic Relief - Financial Inclusion and Vulnerable People: SnapSpend Budgeting and Saving App
£6,500 25/11/2015
SnapSpend, is proposed as a new photo based digital budgeting tool which will help individuals to take control of their finances and build confidence in managing their spending. Grant funding will be ....more
The Childhood Trust - Christmas Challenge 2014
£3,500 18/12/2014
Make It! is an in-school programme combining extensive one-to-one mentoring with group work over six-eight months, culminating in a five day residential trip to Jamie’s Farm. Make It! enables ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Toynbee Hall
£4,998 27/11/2014
£4,998 to commission an access audit and consultancy to inform redevelopment plans.
Tudor Trust - Grant to Toynbee Hall
£25,000 10/11/2014
24
over two years towards establishing the London Fairness Commission
Tudor Trust - Grant to Toynbee Hall
£100,000 03/06/2014
towards the redevelopment of the Toynbee Hall site to provide a modern and accessible resource centre for local people in East London
Friends Provident Foundation - Transact - Sustaining the Progress
£150,000 12/12/2012
The community infrastructure element of the Sustaining The Progress objective, commissioned by trustees as a five year programme
National Lottery Community Fund - Website Redevelopment
£10,000 01/03/2012
12
This is a project by a charity in Tower Hamlets. The group will use the funding to redesign their website to make it more accessible, appealing and functional for their service users and staff. This ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Financially Inclusive Tower Hamlets (FITH)
£300,000 08/08/2011
36
Financial Inclusive Tower Hamlets (FITH) is a partnership which aims to create a stronger and more financially empowered community. Adults and young poeple including students working or living in the ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Toynbee Hall
£124,000 20/05/2010
36
Towards Core costs Towards the salary of a director of business and enterprise.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 28-61
  • ALICE GAC Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Company Director
  • LAURA RATLING Appointed: 2020, Occupation: Project Manager/Events And Engagement Officer
Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 04/12/1962, number: 211850
  • Registered at Companies House on 21/07/1884, number: 00020080
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Other Regulators
  • Financial Conduct Authority
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
  • 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
20 returns made; all on time
Main office

TOYNBEE HALL
28 COMMERCIAL STREET
LONDON
E1 6LS

Objectives

1 TO PREVENT OR RELIEVE POVERTY OR FINANCIAL HARDSHIP: 1.1 BY PROVIDING GOODS, SERVICES AND/OR ADVICE TO PERSONS WHO SUFFER FROM HARDSHIP OR DISTRESS, INCLUDING BY VIRTUE OF THEIR HEALTH, AGE, OFFENDING STATUS, ECONOMIC OR OTHER SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES;1.2 BY UNDERTAKING AND SUPPORTING RESEARCH INTO FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO POVERTY OR FINANCIAL HARDSHIP AND THE MOST APPROPRIATE WAYS TO MITIGATE THESE; AND1.3 BY RAISING AWARENESS AND INFORMING AND INFLUENCING THE PUBLIC AND PUBLIC POLICY ON THESE ISSUES;2 TO PROMOTE SOCIAL INCLUSION FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT BY PREVENTING PEOPLE FROM BECOMING SOCIALLY EXCLUDED AND ASSISTING THEM TO INTEGRATE INTO SOCIETY, BY UNDERTAKING AND SUPPORTING RESEARCH INTO FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL EXCLUSION AND THE MOST APPROPRIATE WAYS TO MITIGATE IT AND BY RAISING AWARENESS AND INFORMING AND INFLUENCING THE PUBLIC AND PUBLIC POLICY ON SOCIAL EXCLUSION;3 TO ADVANCE EDUCATION BY PROVIDING OR ASSISTING IN THE PROVISION OF EXPERIENCES, LEARNING AND ENGAGEMENT, ENHANCING FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT, AMONGST OTHER THINGS, LIFELONG LEARNING AND CITIZENSHIP FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT;4 TO ADVANCE EDUCATION BY THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF THE ARTS, INCLUDING THE ARTS OF DRAMA, MIME, DANCING, SINGING AND MUSIC;5 TO PROVIDE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC THE CONSERVATION PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT BY THE PRESERVATION, REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF THE HISTORIC BUILDING KNOWN AS TOYNBEE HALL SITUATED AT 28 COMMERCIAL STREET, LONDON E1 6LS; AND/OR 6 TO PROVIDE OR ASSIST IN THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES IN THE INTEREST OF SOCIAL WELFARE FOR RECREATION OR OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION OF MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AT LARGE AND/OR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE NEED OF SUCH FACILITIES BY REASON OF THEIR YOUTH, AGE, INFIRMITY OR DISABILITY, FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OR SOCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

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