Finance Score: -3
Governance Score: 5
Support Score: 9
  • Spending falling: -1
  • Multiple Deficits and declines: -5
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • 12+ Trustees: -1
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +9
Overall GiG Score: 11 ?

NATIONAL CHILDREN'S BUREAU 

The National Children's Bureau is a leading charity that for 60 years has been improving the lives of children and young people, especially the most vulnerable. We work with children and for children, to influence government policy, be a strong voice for young people and practitioners, and provide creative solutions on a range of social issues.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • There are 14 trustees whereas the Charities Commission recommends a maximum of 12
  • Over half the Board have joined recently

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£10,910£11,130£-220£39£8,942£7,8608.51140
31/03/22£12,393£12,939£-546£35£4,943£4,35141130
31/03/21£16,239£16,169£70£31£1,495£5790.41070
31/03/20£20,773£21,032£-259£32£799£880.11090
31/03/19£19,392£19,898£-506£1£-990£-1,510-0.91030
31/03/18£19,820£21,062£-1,242£2£1,644£8010.51020
31/03/17£19,354£21,360£-2,006£2£2,031£7180.4980
31/03/16£20,702£20,807£-105£11£8,005£6,1813.61060
31/03/15£22,173£20,274£1,899£122£3,367£2,1701.3960
31/03/14£10,489£11,551£-1,062£240£4,047£3,2263.41080
31/03/13£11,520£11,880£-360£397£2,951£1,2641.31320
31/03/12£8,883£11,467£-2,584£78£1,502£3700.41390
31/03/11*£21,437£20,400£1,037£179£4,104£9560.62020
31/03/10£25,028£24,690£338£202£1,557£-1,749-0.92300
31/03/09£19,348£19,381£-33£171£3,354£2800.22110
31/03/08£20,286£19,125£1,161£133£2,933£-342-0.21990
31/03/07£13,390£13,083£307£141£2,904£2,6182.41490
31/03/06£8,204£7,635£569£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05*£6,947£6,409£538£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£5,916£6,296£-380£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0.4%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0.4%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 7%
Highest pay band: £110,000-£120,000
Liabilities/Assets: 24%
Liabilities/Income: 26%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 88%
Reserves/Spending: 8.5 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 5 months
Quick Ratio: 1.8
Asset Split ?
Established: 55 years

www.ncb.org.uk

02078436000

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Disability
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Emotional support, counselling or therapy
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Northern Ireland, Throughout England,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • 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£680,016
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington£349,609
True Colours Trust£290,000
Department for Education£191,000
John Ellerman Foundation£120,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
True Colours Trust - Towards the core costs of the Childhood Bereavement Network and National Bereavement Alliance
£190,000 07/03/2023
Towards the core costs of the Childhood Bereavement Network and National Bereavement Alliance
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Grant to National Children's Bureau
£349,609 12/03/2021
36
To support the Making it REAL intervention throughout Lewisham.
The Baring Foundation - Grant to Childhood Bereavement Network
£29,904 14/09/2020
Extend bereavement benefit eligibility to cohabitees with grieving children, by influencing Remedial Order and raising awareness among families
Department for Education - Supporting Early Years Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Children
£191,000 18/06/2020
Organisations who connect with disabled people
Department of Health - Sexual Reproductive Health Innovation Fund
£24,863 01/04/2020
The proposed focus of the 2020 fund is addressing inequalities in SH, RH and HIV health outcomes experienced by Black, Asian, and other minority ethnic (BAME) communities. The fund is open to ....more
True Colours Trust - Towards core costs
£100,000 06/03/2020
Towards core costs
John Ellerman Foundation - Costs of policy and participation activities
£120,000 28/11/2019
36
Costs of policy and participation activities
National Lottery Community Fund - HeadStart Support and Development Contract
£680,016 25/06/2019
36
Section 43 contract
National Lottery Community Fund - ABS Learning Contract
£1,336,247 10/06/2019
84
Section 43 contract
National Lottery Community Fund - Putting parents in the lead: positive mental health for children 0-5
£50,000 21/05/2019
10
Putting parents in the lead: positive mental health for children 0-5
Department of Health - National Children's Bureau
£19,130 01/04/2019
National Children's Bureau
Essex Community Foundation - Grant to NCB
£26,100 07/09/2017
To continue to deliver a Raising Early Achievement in Literacy project in Greenstead, Colchester for a second year
The Baring Foundation - Grant to National Children's Bureau
£29,935 16/05/2017
Innovative forum theatre training to develop knowledge and understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in the context of the real experiences of young people.
Lankelly Chase Foundation - Children Missing from Education
£4,000 13/02/2017
6
To fund publication and dissemination activities (animation & graphics) relating to previously funded report on children missing from education.
Essex Community Foundation - Grant to NCB
£26,100 30/08/2016
To deliver a Raising Early Achievement in Literacy project in Greenstead, Colchester
True Colours Trust - data analysis
£27,960 25/05/2016
data analysis
True Colours Trust - mapping and good practice development
£99,720 21/03/2016
mapping and good practice development
Lankelly Chase Foundation - Children Missing from Education
£74,500 25/06/2015
20
To undertake research into children missing from education in order to understand the pathways which cause young people to become absent from education, and act as a springboard for greater ....more
True Colours Trust - Toward's EDCM core costs in the final 12 months
£80,000 13/04/2015
Toward's EDCM core costs in the final 12 months
Nesta - AC00440
£50,000 05/02/2015
1
Digital Education programme grant to National Childrens Bureau Grant Ref AC00440
National Lottery Community Fund - Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP)
£36,035,060 12/05/2014
120
Not Available
National Lottery Community Fund - Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP)
£396,663 01/08/2013
12
LEAP will work in partnership across the areas of Coldharbour, Stockwell, Tulse Hill and Vassall to develop plans to increase access to integrated health and family support services. It will develop ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Every Disabled Child Matters
£75,000 18/07/2012
Towards the costs of the Every Disabled Child Matters campaign representing the interests of disabled children and their families.
National Lottery Community Fund - Reaching Out Empowering Young People Development and Support Contract - 245
£559,962 06/06/2011
96
NCBNI will support the building of skills and knowledge for organisations funded under the EYP programme, promoting links with stakeholders and other key providers in local communities.
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Every Disabled Child Matters
£50,000 05/05/2011
Towards the final phase of the Every Disabled Child Matters Campaign which aims to secure long-term sustained investment in services for disabled children.
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The National Children's Bureau
£65,717 01/07/2009
24
Towards Project costs Towards salaries and project costs for research which aims to better understand childminding as a form of childcare and to support childminders in developing new approaches to ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Every Disabled Child Matters
£100,000 19/05/2009
24
Towards Unrestricted core costs Towards the salaries, running costs and overheads of the campaign to secure long-term sustained investment in services for disabled children.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (14)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 20-69
  • NAINAN SHAH Appointed: 2020, Occupation: Independent Advisor
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 12/06/1969, number: 258825
  • Registered at Companies House on 23/04/1969, number: 00952717
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
  • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR11: 82 days late, AR05: 29 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from THE BEN COHEN STANDUP FOUNDATION on 18/03/2024
Main office

National Children's Bureau
23 Mentmore Terrace
London
E8 3PN

Objectives

TO ADVANCE THE WELL-BEING OF ALL CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN PARTICULAR BY (BUT NOT LIMITED TO):(A) RELIEVING POVERTY, SICKNESS AND DISTRESS;(B) SAFEGUARDING AND MAINTAINING HEALTH AND WELL-BEING;(C) ENCOURAGING POSITIVE AND SUPPORTIVE FAMILY AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE;(D) ADVANCING EDUCATION AND TRAINING;(E) REDUCING INEQUALITIES; AND(F) ENSURING THAT CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE A STRONG VOICE IN ALL MATTERS THAT AFFECT THEIR LIVES.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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