Finance Score: -5
Governance Score: 5
Support Score: 10
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Excess liquidity: -1
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs high: -5
  • 12+ Trustees: -1
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +10
Overall GiG Score: 10 ?

RSA (THE ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND COMMERCE) 

We are a unique global network of around 31,000 changemakers enabling people, places and the planet to flourish. We champion curiosity, creativity and courage to inspire better ways of thinking and doing. Our proven change process, rigorous research and design skills, innovative ideas platforms and our wider convening power combine to enable the RSA to deliver solutions for lasting change.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • There are 13 trustees whereas the Charities Commission recommends a maximum of 12

Financial issues to consider:

  • Liquidity appeared to be in excess of CC guidelines at the latest year end especially considering the historic stability of income
  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending
  • Fundraising costs are extremely high relative to funds raised

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£12,880£12,762£118£4,858£31,685£19,49618.311231
31/03/22£10,378£11,255£-877£3,651£32,586£19,90421.211154
31/03/21£8,400£10,038£-1,637£2,731£31,815£17,25120.611055
31/03/20£12,123£13,206£-1,083£4,414£30,042£16,13914.716275
31/03/19£11,532£11,536£-4£4,141£31,666£17,2611810870
31/03/18*£11,204£11,473£-269£4,117£30,297£14,90215.61140
31/03/17£11,188£10,508£680£1,131£28,973£14,14516.2990
31/03/16£10,337£10,399£-62£1,082£25,839£13,28815.3970
31/03/15£7,952£7,963£-11£4,482£26,397£13,05519.7960
31/03/14£9,730£9,608£122£3,596£25,769£13,01616.3940
31/03/13£9,361£9,066£295£3,361£24,426£11,90515.8940
31/03/12£8,024£8,088£-64£3,399£22,956£10,38615.41010
31/03/11£9,094£7,986£1,108£3,753£23,053£10,24315.41020
31/03/10£8,258£6,966£1,292£4,651£21,405£9,42016.2980
31/03/09£8,713£8,136£577£5,542£18,356£8,32612.31000
31/03/08£9,156£9,428£-272£5,876£19,658£8,04310.21030
31/03/07£7,887£8,578£-691£4,621£20,280£7,37910.3980
31/03/06£7,980£8,082£-102£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£8,458£8,148£310£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£7,020£6,624£396£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 55.9%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 38.1%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 9%
Highest pay band: £150,000-£200,000
Liabilities/Assets: 5%
Liabilities/Income: 12%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 62%
Reserves/Spending: 18.3 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 2 months
Quick Ratio: 1.5
Asset Split ?
Established: 61 years

www.thersa.org

general@rsa.org.uk

02079305115

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
GiG Classification
  • Practical support, advice & companionship
How it operates
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Scotland, Throughout England And Wales, United States,
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£487,526
Garfield Weston Foundation£150,000
Wolfson Foundation£75,000
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity£49,130
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to RSA
£12,000 27/02/2023
Towards core costs as a Cost of Living Uplift
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£75,000 22/07/2022
24
Cities of Learning
Pears Foundation - Grant to The Royal Society of the Arts
£49,044 25/03/2022
Pears #iWill Fund: The Third Benefit of Primary School Youth Social Action
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£75,000 04/06/2021
24
Cities of Learning
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to RSA
£180,000 19/05/2021
Towards project costs to work in three localities to develop collaboratives of professionals working together to prevent school exclusions, sharing learning at a national level to influence system ....more
Wolfson Foundation - Grant to RSA
£75,000 09/12/2020
WF Covid-19 Support Fund
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity - Economic Observatory
£49,130 16/07/2020
Exploratory data project to inform use of future methodologies for MLTC programme
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to RSA
£37,076 11/03/2020
1
Towards gap funding to cover the core staff costs for the period between the decision at Applications Committee on 26th Feb 2020 and the Trustee meeting on 28th April 2020.
Trust for London - Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)
£45,000 05/03/2020
12
The funding is for a project that will profile and understand the economic security gap as it relates to the experience of ‘key workers’ and their households. It will seek to understand the ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to RSA
£60,000 15/01/2020
6
Towards translating the IDDRI Ten Years for Agriculture methodology into a UK context to influence thinking at COP26 and beyond.
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to RSA
£198,450 22/10/2019
6
Towards the cost of retaining/maintaining the Commission on Food, Farming and the Countryside's delivery team, to enable consultation, planning and early-stage development of work flowing from the ....more
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - Royal Society Grant
£79,069,000 01/04/2019
To support the aims of the Royal Saociety
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to RSA
£20,000 11/03/2019
12
to test practical, local solutions that both individual schools and the education system can take to support the most vulnerable children before they reach the point of exclusion.
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to RSA
£14,500 27/02/2019
4
towards the cost of an event to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of the Commission to date, and in support of an associated publication.
Pears Foundation - Grant to The Royal Society of the Arts
£114,272 14/10/2018
24
Pears #iwill Fund: Primary Social Action and Leadership Programme
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to RSA
£19,976 23/07/2018
3
Towards the production of a film about the impacts of the current food system on land use, rural employment, access to housing and rural services, in support of the Commissions first interim report, ....more
Friends Provident Foundation - RSA - Future Work Centre
£100,000 13/03/2018
The RSA will launch a 'Future Work Centre' programme to bring about a better world of work. Combining active engagement with innovative research, we will present a fresh account of what 'good work' ....more
Wolfson Foundation - Grant to RSA
£200,000 04/12/2017
Cultural learning initiative in English schools, particularly the Young Journalist Academy programme fund by Paradigm Arts (in partnership with EEF)
Wolfson Foundation - Grant to RSA
£40,000 04/12/2017
Redevelopment of RSA House
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - RSA & Arts Connect: Performing Pedagogy 2017-18
£75,000 02/08/2017
11
This grant will support continued collaborations between artist practitioners, teachers and senior leaders to co-design drama-based interventions to improve pupils’ writing.
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to RSA
£1,054,197 06/07/2017
24
Towards the cost of a major independent Commission that will aim to improve policy around food, farming and the countryside.
Tudor Trust - Grant to Royal Society of Arts
£10,000 27/03/2017
4
over four months towards consultation and scoping work for the New Futures Network which will support prison leaders to strengthen the culture of rehabilitation within their establishments
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Cultural learning: evaluating what works for young people
£250,000 30/01/2017
30
This programme, which is a collaboration between the RSA and the Education Endowment Foundation, will evaluate the impact of cultural learning on young people's academic and non-cognitive ....more
Pears Foundation - Grant to The Royal Society of the Arts
£80,000 17/01/2017
18
Developing a Mental Health training programme for school staff
J J Charitable Trust - Script for a video animation on climate change
£27,000 16/09/2016
towards a video animation on climate change.
Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation - Grant to The Royal Society for The Encouragement Of Arts, Manufactures And Commerce (RSA)
£10,100 27/06/2016
12
Academies Performing Arts Hub
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - RSA Teaching School Alliance Performing Arts Hub Performing Pedagogy
£90,000 23/05/2016
12
A collaborative approach to arts-based CPDL. Primary school leaders and teachers in 10 West Midlands primary schools, including RSA Academies.and Birmingham Education Partnership member schools, ....more
J J Charitable Trust - Preparatory work on climate change animation
£4,000 23/05/2016
towards a video animation on climate change.
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, UK Branch - RSA (the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)
£11,038 01/05/2016
Acting as an engagement partner for the Inquiry into the Civic Role of Arts organisations.
Barrow Cadbury Trust - Democratising economic policy:Citizens Economic Council
£50,000 23/04/2016
24
A Commission which will promote public learning and engagement with economic policy and create alternatives ways to influence policy.
Friends Provident Foundation - RSA - Democratising Economic Policy: The Citizens’ Economic Council Project
£125,000 08/12/2015
The RSA's Citizens' Economic Council is a two year project in which a representative group of citizens working with high levels of public engagement will explore and debate economic issues, develop a ....more
Nesta - AR00162
£9,990 28/03/2014
Mapping programme grant to RSA Grant Ref AR00162
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to RSA
£20,000 23/10/2012
Towards Grand Curriculum Designs, a project using local area knowledge to illustrate the content of the National Curriculum making it more relevant and engaging to young people, increasing their ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to RSA
£119,800 18/07/2012
Towards the cost of feasibility work associated with RSA Transitions which aims to create a new model of working prisons and 'through the gate services'.
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How is it governed?

Trustees (13)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 11/13 persons

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 29/03/1963, number: 212424
  • Registered at Companies House on 01/01/1970, number: RC000523
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
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
  • Investing charity funds 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; AR18: 1 days late,
Main office

ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT
OF ARTS
MANUFACTURERS & COMMERCE
8 JOHN ADAM STREET
LONDON
WC2N 6EZ

Objectives

THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND COMMERCE (FOR FULL DETAILS SEE PARAGRAPH 4 OF ROYAL CHARTER)

Defined Area of Benefit:

NATIONAL

Data Sources

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