Finance Score: -8
Governance Score: 5
Support Score: 15
  • Poor Liquidity: -1
  • Deficit latest year: -2
  • Fundraising costs high: -5
  • 12+ Trustees: -1
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +15
Overall GiG Score: 12 ?

SHELTER, NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE LIMITED 

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing and homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to use for help.We're here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • 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

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • There are 13 trustees whereas the Charities Commission recommends a maximum of 12
  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • Liquidity appears to have been slender at the latest year end
  • Income was lower than spending in the latest year
  • 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£73,665£82,770£-9,105£33,804£24,121£20,2102.91,1672,459
31/03/22£75,197£73,525£1,672£28,042£33,356£29,5094.81,2702,617
31/03/21£72,883£71,571£1,312£25,436£31,158£28,0054.71,3352,584
31/03/20£73,008£72,560£448£25,318£29,039£27,2194.51,2743,435
31/03/19£71,661£68,356£3,305£12,077£30,135£28,43351,3182,525
31/03/18*£67,401£66,373£1,028£11,717£26,587£25,0754.51,3090
31/03/17£60,902£62,874£-1,972£10,955£25,572£24,9834.81,2730
31/03/16£57,427£60,460£-3,033£10,931£26,572£26,0565.21,1150
31/03/15£69,565£59,815£9,750£20,274£28,829£28,1025.61,1060
31/03/14£57,540£59,845£-2,305£22,511£18,737£17,7683.61,1220
31/03/13£53,537£58,786£-5,249£20,945£17,562£14,1792.91,0990
31/03/12£52,859£51,422£1,437£16,555£22,158£20,0634.71,0140
31/03/11£53,026£48,992£4,034£13,394£20,639£19,2294.71,0160
31/03/10£51,132£45,900£5,232£12,334£16,426£14,4213.89330
31/03/09£48,018£49,257£-1,239£12,971£10,791£9,6592.49640
31/03/08£46,909£47,693£-784£13,063£11,562£10,3322.61,0620
31/03/07£49,115£47,217£1,898£12,802£12,669£11,2602.97450
31/03/06£36,522£37,718£-1,196£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£35,605£33,350£2,255£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£31,689£31,575£114£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 56.9%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 40.8%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 4%
Highest pay band: £140,000-£150,000
Liabilities/Assets: 33%
Liabilities/Income: 16%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 84%
Reserves/Spending: 2.9 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 1 months
Quick Ratio: 0.3
Asset Split ?
Established: 52 years

www.shelter.org.uk

info@shelter.org.uk

03003301234

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies House
UN SDGs
?
Listed activities
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Shelter for homeless, vulnerable & excluded people
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Scotland, Throughout England,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People With Disabilities
  • 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
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government£1,946,463
National Emergencies Trust£1,470,069
National Lottery Community Fund£617,781
The Legal Education Foundation£347,084
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Esmee Fairbairn - TASK to SHELTER, NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE LIMITED
£5,000 02/11/2023
TASK fund donation towards core costs
The Legal Education Foundation - JFF Host 2023
£96,843 25/05/2023
A grant to Shelter to fund one Justice First Fellowship as part of cohort 10
The Shears Foundation - Shelter
£5,500 06/04/2023
Shelter's floating support service in Newcastle; Sustaining Tenancies
Nationwide Foundation - TVP2 - Shelter
£76,561 28/11/2022
• The project will work with local community organisations to engage with a more diverse group of tenants using the TVP1 project’s proven methods. This activity seeks to address a lack of diverse ....more
Hackney Council - Grant to Shelter, The National Campaign For Homeless People Ltd
£60,000 13/10/2022
Providing specialist and legal advice on housing concerns and preventing homelessness issues.
National Lottery Community Fund - A Future Foundation for Families
£195,292 09/09/2022
This group will use the funding to support their ‘Future Foundation for Families’ project that aims to facilitate meaningful change to families housing journey's in Glasgow. Building on the ....more
Access to Justice Foundation - Improving Outcomes Through Legal Support (IOTLS) grant
£40,977 23/05/2022
The funding programme aims to support organisations working to sustain and improve access to early social welfare and family legal support and advice, to enable users to resolve these problems as ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (3 Years) award
£116,500 20/05/2022
SHELTER’S NEW FAMILY SERVICE PROGRAMME
National Lottery Community Fund - Emergency Helpline & Community Advice Outreach
£203,000 14/07/2021
The group is using funding to continue running two critical services across London the Emergency Helpline and Advice Outreach in community. The helpline operates 365 days a year and provides urgently ....more
Nationwide Foundation - TVP1 - Tenants United - Covid-19 funding
£9,137 06/07/2021
This will allow the project additional time to make up some of the lost time during the pandemic doing physical outreach as part of their community organising model testing
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government - VCS: Shelter (NHAS)
£11,381 22/06/2021
Grant funding to NHAS, which provides free legal training and expert advice to local authority and public authority staff including those with a duty to refer
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government - National Homelessness Adv Service (NHAS)
£1,935,082 21/06/2021
Grant funding to NHAS, which provides free legal training and expert advice to local authority and public authority staff including those with a duty to refer
National Lottery Community Fund - Time for Change
£137,580 23/04/2021
This group will continue delivering their peer volunteer project in Dundee. Peer Workers with lived experience of homelessness will use their knowledge and insight to shape local services and to ....more
Trust for London - Shelter - The National Campaign for Homeless People
£71,000 24/02/2021
The funding is for a large-scale survey into the lives of people in temporary accommodation (TA) in England. This follows on from a survey and corresponding seminal report, Living in Limbo, that ....more
Nationwide Foundation - Shelter (Tenants United) Wellbeing Support
£2,000 12/02/2021
Wellbeing support
Nationwide Foundation - FHF Shelter Wellbeing Support
£2,000 12/02/2021
Wellbeing support
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (3 Years) award
£117,000 29/01/2021
SHELTER’S NEW FAMILY SERVICE PROGRAMME
The Legal Education Foundation - JFF Host 2020
£82,914 19/01/2021
A grant to Shelter to fund one Justice First Fellowship as part of cohort 7.
Hackney Council - Grant to Shelter, The National Campaign For Homeless People Ltd
£49,563 10/12/2020
12
Shelter will deliver a service that is driven by the needs and goals of clients, built on over 20 years’ experience of delivering housing and homelessness advice, support and guidance to Hackney ....more
Access to Justice Foundation - Joint Initiative Flexible COVID-19 Grant
£221,375 13/10/2020
A flexible grant as part of wave 1 of the Community Justice Fund. A pooled fund to support the specialist legal welfare advice sector in its response to COVID19
National Emergencies Trust - NET Restricted Funding for Covid-19 Helplines for people experiencing homelessness
£1,470,069 25/08/2020
Funding the extension of helpline and web support services for people experiencing homelessnes. Other consortia partners include: Shelter Scotland, Shelter Cymru, Northern Ireland Housing Rights
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£145,864 08/07/2020
"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
MACC - Shelter
£2,979 22/05/2020
Big Change MCR, awards to pre-vetted applicant organisations on behalf of individual people escaping homelessness
National Lottery Community Fund - Volunteering from Home COVID-19
£10,000 19/05/2020
6
This group will provide additional telephone and online support to people across Scotland who are struggling to cope financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Legal Education Foundation - JFF Host 2020
£84,413 13/03/2020
A grant to Shelter to fund one Justice First Fellowship as part of cohort 7.
The Legal Education Foundation - JFF Host 2020
£82,914 13/03/2020
A grant to Shelter to fund one Justice First Fellowship as part of cohort 7.
National Lottery Community Fund - The Sheds
£7,206 27/02/2020
8
This group will use funding to continue to employ a volunteer co-ordinator for their 'Sheds' project. This work provides a safe and supportive space for participants to re-engage with the community ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Designing Gender Informed Housing Servces
£64,703 03/01/2020
5
This funding will enable the group to develop housing services with a clear understanding of gender and needs of women. They will co-produce activities with the sector and women with lived experience ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Our Journey Home
£376,306 12/05/2019
36
This group will use the funding to prevent children and families in Glasgow from becoming homeless. The new service will help families, who are at risk of being homeless or in temporary ....more
DCMS - Shelter, The National Campaign For Homeless People Ltd
£44,161 01/04/2019
The purpose of the Tampon Tax Fund is to allocate the funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls.
DCMS - Shelter, The National Campaign For Homeless People Ltd
£50,000 01/04/2018
The purpose of the Tampon Tax Fund is to allocate the funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls.
Masonic Trust - Shelter Birmingham Advice Service
£60,000 18/10/2017
Advice worker offering advice and information on debt, welfare benefits and housing for homeless and vulnerably housed people.
DCMS - Shelter, The National Campaign For Homeless People Ltd
£50,000 18/09/2017
The purpose of the Tampon Tax Fund is to allocate the funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls.
Comic Relief - I Need Help Button
£46,900 15/03/2017
4
I Need Help will be a button on the main Shelter Scotland website. It will use geo-location and targeted questions to give users information noting the availability of services at that time. It will ....more
London Councils - STAR Partnership (Supporting Tenancies, Accommodation and Reconnections)
£4,013,980 15/02/2017
48
Shelter is leading the STAR Partnership (Supporting Tenancies, Accommodation and Reconnections), a specialist partnership with Thames Reach, Stonewall Housing and St Mungo's. Through this partnership ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Shelter, National Campaign for Homeless People Ltd
£150,260 09/02/2017
36
This project will deliver an intensive family support service, working with children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation, risky behaviour poor attendance at school engaging them in ....more
Comic Relief - A Safe and Sound Future
£109,202 27/05/2015
36
83% of young homeless people have a history of running away before the age of 16. Tayside has high rates of youth homelessness and in 2/3 of cases family disputes are the key cause.Shelter and Family ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Safe & Sound - phase 2
£645,709 11/03/2015
36
Not Available
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Shelter National Campaign for Homeless People Limited
£179,000 28/01/2015
36
£179,000 over three years (£59,000; £59,000; £61,000) towards the salary, and related costs, of a Senior Advice and Guidance Worker in Hackney.
National Lottery Community Fund - Edinburgh Intensive Family Support
£405,576 18/04/2014
36
Not Available
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Shelter
£396,000 20/06/2013
Towards the Liverpool Family Support project, which will support children who are excluded from social housing, living in insecure and frequently sub-standard private rented accommodation.
National Lottery Community Fund - Manchester - Multiple and Complex Needs
£9,964,466 15/05/2013
108
This is a project led by Shelter, the National Campaign for Homeless People Limited a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee based in London serving the development of the Multiple and ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Newcastle Advice Partnership (NAP)
£347,803 19/04/2013
24
The aim of this new project led by Shelter is to provide specialist advice to those with the greatest need, build resillience and quality within the advice sector and develop new methods to expand ....more
London Councils - Connect London
£2,600,000 20/02/2013
The aim of the project is to reduce homelessness by achieving successful outcomes for people in housing need pan-London support. The project aims to: ~ Prevent homelessness by securing suitable ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - SPAN Scotland - Supporting Prisoners; Advice Network Scotland
£889,317 15/08/2012
48
This project will aim to prevent homelessness amongst ex offenders and their families in Aberdeen, Perth and Inverness.
National Lottery Community Fund - Feel at home with your finances
£899,125 02/08/2012
60
The initiative aims to ensure new and young existing tenants are equipped with the information, financial skills, confidence and access to suitable products and services to manage financially. The ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Keys to the Future Knowsley
£348,931 19/01/2012
36
Shelter will expand its successful 3-year pilot programme which provides housing-related support to vulnerable families at risk of eviction or with a history of repeat homelessness to help them learn ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Safe and Sound Project
£694,985 17/08/2011
38
The project will benefit young people aged 14 to 24 who have run away from home or are at risk of doing so, as well as their siblings and families. The project will be delivered in partnership with ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Shelter
£237,413 12/06/2008
36
Towards Project costs Towards the pilot Knowsley Child Support Service aimed at meeting the needs of homeless children and thereby helping break the cycle of inter-generational homelessness.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (13)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 29-69
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 16/03/1972, number: 263710
  • Registered at Companies House on 13/01/1972, number: 01038133
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Campaigns and political activity policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • Engaging external speakers at charity events policy and procedures
  • 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: 16 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from JR AND SA BROOKS CHARITABLE TRUST on 14/09/2020
  • Asset transfer in from MISS M L WATTS CHARITABLE SETTLEMENT OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE SETTLEMENT DATED 31ST MARCH 1966 on 17/12/2020
  • Asset transfer in from MISS S M G ROSS TRUST on 22/07/2021
  • Asset transfer in from LONDON FIRST MILLENNIUM PROJECTS TRUST on 20/06/2023
Main office

SHELTER
88 OLD STREET
LONDON
EC1V 9HU

Objectives

TO PLAY A CREATIVE PART IN THE LIFE OF THE NATION BY RELIEVING HUMAN SUFFERING IRRESPECTIVE OF COLOUR, CREED OR CLASS AND FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES: (I) TO RELIEVE HARDSHIP AND DISTRESS AMONG HOMELESS PEOPLE AND AMONG THOSE IN NEED WHO ARE LIVING IN ADVERSE HOUSING CONDITIONS. (II) TO MAKE MONIES AVAILABLE TO HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS AND OTHER BODIES (WHETHER CORPORATE OR NOT) WHOSE AIMS BEING CHARITABLE ARE THE RELIEF OF SUCH HARDSHIP AND DISTRESS. (III) TO RELIEVE POVERTY AND DISTRESS (IV) TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC CONCERNING THE NATURE, CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF HOMELESSNESS, HUMAN SUFFERING, POVERTY AND DISTRESS AS AFORESAID AND TO CONDUCT AND PROCURE RESEARCH CONCERNING THE SAME AND TO MAKE AVAILABLE THE USEFUL RESULTS THEREAFTER TO THE PUBLIC.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

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