Finance Score: -6
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 14
  • Spending falling: -1
  • Multiple Deficits and declines: -5
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +14
Overall GiG Score: 11 ?

GINGERBREAD, THE CHARITY FOR SINGLE PARENT FAMILIES 

Gingerbread (National Council for One Parent Families) is the national charity working with single parent families to understand their challenges and ensure that their needs are met. We provide expert information and advice, membership and training opportunities. We campaign against poverty and stigma to promote fair and equal treatment and opportunity for single parent families.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government
  • The Board appears to be dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • Spending has fallen significantly over the last 5 years relative to the previous period
  • Income has been volatile and on several occasions in recent years 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£1,787£1,874£-87£286£682£6003.83359
31/03/22£1,831£2,091£-260£285£782£6833.94054
31/03/21£2,134£1,723£410£179£1,037£8886.22754
31/03/20£2,334£2,401£-67£168£590£4532.33754
31/03/19£3,035£3,479£-443£240£681£4241.5554
31/03/18*£3,734£3,884£-150£505£1,100£8492.6700
31/03/17£2,869£3,028£-160£179£1,262£1,2625600
31/03/16£3,176£3,460£-284£185£1,355£1,3554.7710
31/03/15£3,572£3,653£-81£271£1,668£1,1533.8710
31/03/14*£3,331£3,278£53£343£1,731£1,2354.5640
31/03/13£3,283£3,355£-72£292£1,173£1,1734.2610
31/03/12£3,585£3,414£171£240£1,241£1,2414.4640
31/03/11£3,573£3,161£412£297£1,073£1,0734.1580
31/03/10£3,126£2,709£416£282£662£5602.5520
31/03/09£2,354£2,497£-143£274£237£1900.9460
31/03/08£2,570£2,588£-18£234£387£2331.1440
31/03/07£2,093£2,118£-25£187£405£1490.8410
31/03/06*£1,793£2,148£-355£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£2,390£2,514£-124£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04*£1,895£1,884£11£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 16%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 15.2%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 19%
Highest pay band: £100,000-£110,000
Liabilities/Assets: 29%
Liabilities/Income: 16%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 88%
Reserves/Spending: 3.8 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 2 months
Quick Ratio: 1.8
Asset Split ?
Established: 60 years
(78 years as a company)

www.gingerbread.org.uk

info@gingerbread.org.uk

02074285400

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Practical support, advice & companionship
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Defined Groups

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£400,000
City Bridge Trust£358,000
DCMS£350,998
HM Revenue & Customs£328,336
Garfield Weston Foundation£210,000
Lloyds Bank Foundation£130,243
Trust for London£126,000
Dulverton Trust£100,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Gingerbread
£130,243 19/10/2023
36
Grant over 3 years to support influencing change at the national level
National Lottery Community Fund - Scaling up Gingerbread’s single parent peer support group network
£400,000 27/03/2023
This project will use funding to expand their peer support model for single parents across England. They'll implement their new minimum viable product (MVP) for support groups work in partnership ....more
Smallwood Trust - Funding used to support organisational needs during cost-of-living crisis
£7,000 16/12/2022
12
A one-off payment (Uplift Grant) to support organisation's operations and overheads during the cost-of-living crisis
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£150,000 21/11/2022
24
Expanding digital advice and information for single parents
Pears Foundation - Core Funding
£50,000 14/11/2022
24
Core Funding
Dulverton Trust - Core Funding
£60,000 08/06/2022
Core Funding
The Rayne Foundation - Grant to Gingerbread, the charity for single parent families
£15,000 03/05/2022
Towards a series of online workshops to provide single parents with an interactive toolkit to improve their wellbeing, mental health and resilience.
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Gingerbread, the charity for single parent families
£227,000 25/03/2022
36
£227,000 over three further and final years (£74,000; £75,500; £77,500) for a part-time Development Officer and associated project costs.
Prudence Trust - Wellbeing workshops
£15,000 20/01/2022
Wellbeing Workshop programme to improve the wellbeing, mental health and resilience of single parents which in turn will help the mental health and wellbeing of their children.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award - COVID19 response
£60,000 21/05/2021
Gingerbread's Advice and Information Services
HM Revenue & Customs - HMRC Grant Funding
£154,000 01/04/2021
Supporting HMRC customers who need extra help accessing HMRC services
Trust for London - Gingerbread
£81,000 14/10/2020
24
The funding is for a project examining the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on single parents in London and empowering them to campaign alongside Gingerbread for policy change. It will develop and ....more
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£350,998 13/08/2020
"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
Dulverton Trust - Covid-19 Emergency Response
£40,000 10/06/2020
Covid-19 Emergency Response
Trust for London - Gingerbread
£45,000 26/05/2020
3
The funding is to expand the capacity of their advice, information and peer support services to single parents in London, and the development of new ways of delivering tailored, single parent ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Gingerbread
£131,000 21/05/2020
24
£131,000 over two years (£66,700, £64,300) for a f/t Development Officer and associated project costs.
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Gingerbread
£17,500 05/05/2020
6
towards unrestricted core costs as a COVID-19 Fast Response grant
HM Revenue & Customs - HMRC Grant Funding
£174,336 01/04/2020
Supporting HMRC customers who need extra help accessing HMRC services
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Gingerbread
£200,000 23/01/2019
36
Towards unrestricted core costs to support positive change for single parent families.
National Lottery Community Fund - Develope from Acorns to Oak Trees
£9,856 20/12/2018
12
This funding will be used to deliver self-help workshops to single parent families. The project aims to encourage engagement and build confidence and knowledge.
National Lottery Community Fund - Single Parent Support Service
£355,186 19/12/2018
24
The project will work with parents to develop and pilot new models of peer support and volunteering.
Barrow Cadbury Trust - Living with the Poverty Premium (Gingerbread)
£30,000 05/12/2018
12
To raise awareness of the impact of the poverty premium on people's lives
Sport England - Getting Single Parent Families Active
£389,503 17/08/2018
35
Funding under Sport England's Families Fund funding programme for a Revenue project titled Getting Single Parent Families Active. This project lists its main activity as Multi-Skill Coaching
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 05/07/2018
Core costs
Dulverton Trust - Peer support for single parents
£60,000 14/02/2018
Peer support for single parents
Trust for London - Gingerbread
£120,000 15/06/2017
36
The funding is towards work with single parents, employers, training providers and policymakers to identify barriers to secure and sustainable work faced by low-income single parents in London, and ....more
Dulverton Trust - Alleviating loneliness among single parents - Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017
£5,000 14/06/2017
Alleviating loneliness among single parents - Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017
Dulverton Trust - Peer support for single parents
£30,000 15/02/2017
Peer support for single parents
National Lottery Community Fund - Sel/2/5 - Working Forward: Support for lone parents in Essex, Thurroc
£394,981 03/02/2017
33
The funding will be used to provide support to lone parents who have complex barriers to participation in the labour market and who may have difficulty engaging with ‘mainstream’ service ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - SEL/2/11 - Working Forward: Support for lone parents in Kent, Medway
£430,022 03/02/2017
34
The funding will be used to support lone parents who are unemployed and will provide intensive and on-going practical support to enable their progress into education, training, volunteering or ....more
John Ellerman Foundation - Core funding
£50,000 21/07/2016
24
Towards the core costs of providing advice and support for one parent families.
Barrow Cadbury Trust - Missing Maintenance
£48,500 09/07/2016
13
To understand how changes to the child maintenance system are affecting single parents with a particular focus on family finances.
National Lottery Community Fund - Make it Work - Skills, Enterprise and Employment
£418,780 01/06/2016
36
This is a new project that aims to support 300 single parents by providing personal development courses to help them gain skills, confidence and knowledge to re-enter the employment market. ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - SEL/2/5 - Working Forward. Support for lone parents
£29,297 26/04/2016
12
The funding will be used to develop a project that will have a specific focus on lone parents that are unemployed or economically inactive and will provide intensive ongoing practical support to ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - SEL/2/11 - Working Forward. Support for lone parents
£32,170 26/04/2016
12
The funding will be used to develop procurement of data capture and management information software to provide expert advice and practical support for single parents. The grant will also be used for ....more
Walcot Foundation - Working for Single Parents in Lambeth
£10,000 08/04/2016
12
Working for Single Parents in Lambeth
National Lottery Community Fund - Gingerbread advice, information & support for disadvantaged single peo
£496,553 16/12/2015
35
The aim of the project is to deliver a helpline and information service that is expert in single parent issues. Evaluation of current services has demonstrated the importance of dealing with a range ....more
Barrow Cadbury Trust - Paying the Price
£30,000 09/10/2014
To enable Gingerbread to maximise and increase the impact of the ‘Paying the Price’ project.
Barrow Cadbury Trust - Cuts watch and making work pay
£30,000 24/07/2013
Cuts watch and making work pay
National Lottery Community Fund - Gingerbread Single Parent Peer Support
£376,805 29/04/2013
36
This is a continuation and expansion of an existing England wide project by the National Council for One Parent Families (operating as Gingerbread) to support single parents help each other, so that ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Advice, information and support for disadvantaged single parent families
£192,148 13/03/2013
24
This is a continuation of an existing project that aims to improve the life chances of single parent families across England through expert, non-judgemental advice and information across a range of ....more
Dulverton Trust - the Peer Support Network
£25,000 27/02/2013
the Peer Support Network
National Lottery Community Fund - LS CONV Rd 5 Economically Inactive Families Convergence Area
£387,424 30/09/2010
60
National Council for One Parent Families (Gingerbread) has been awarded a contract of £458,042 for 4 years to support 120 economically inactive families in the Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil and ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (9)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 39-58
  • DIANE GAULT Appointed: 2020, Occupation: Head Of Fundraising
  • HENRY GREGG Appointed: 2021, Occupation: Assistant Director
  • SANAZ NOWROOZI Appointed: 2021, Occupation: Finance Manager (Accountant)
  • TOM MADDERS (Chair) Appointed: 2021, Occupation: Director
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 20/05/1964, number: 230750
  • Registered at Companies House on 04/01/1946, number: 00402748
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
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
  • 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, AR14: 4 days late, AR06: 0 days late, AR04: 33 days late,
Main office

Unit B
Ground Floor
Mary Brancker House
54-74 Holmes Road
Kentish Town
LONDON

Objectives

TO PREVENT OR RELIEVE POVERTY AND DISADVANTAGE AND TO PROMOTE FAIR AND EQUAL TREATMENT AND OPPORTUNITY AMONG SINGLE PARENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN, AND TO PROMOTE AND PROTECT THEIR WELL-BEING THROUGH THE PROVISION OF INFORMATION, ADVICE, EDUCATION, TRAINING AND OTHER SERVICES: THE CONDUCTING, COMMISSIONING AND PUBLICATION OF RESEARCH: AND THE RAISING OF AWARENESS THROUGH PUBLICATIONS, USE OF THE MEDIA, PUBLIC ADVOCACY AND OTHER MEANS OF COMMUNICATION. FOR THESE PURPOSES A SINGLE PARENT MEANS AN ADULT WHO IS THE MAIN CARER FOR ONE OR MORE DEPENDENT CHILDREN WITHOUT A PARTNER IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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