Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 13
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Volatile income
  • spending growth: -1
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +13
Overall GiG Score: 22 ?

CAMBRIDGE HOUSE AND TALBOT 

Cambridge House is a social action centre that works with vulnerable individuals, families and communities to tackle the injustice of poverty. Services include1. Education & respite 2. Youth empowerment 3. Employment & volunteering 4. Legal, advice & advocacy 5. Community enterprise facilities, offices, & meeting spaces
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • 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 gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity is not recognised by HMRC for Gift Aid according to its latest published return
  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • Unrestricted reserves appear to be dangerously low at the latest year end
  • Income has been volatile recently but spending has been maintained

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£1,711£2,107£-396£81£2,510£200.1536
31/03/22£3,449£1,920£1,529£70£2,937£2,93118.35210
31/03/21£2,141£2,049£93£60£1,119£1,1196.6528
31/03/20£1,950£1,912£38£0£3,321£3,32120.85235
31/03/19£1,698£1,781£-83£0£3,283£3,28322.15026
31/03/18£1,693£1,875£-182£4£366£3362.1570
31/03/17£1,751£1,894£-142£2£3,548£3,54822.5570
31/03/16£1,682£1,733£-51£12£3,690£3,64425.2510
31/03/15£1,374£1,687£-312£21£2,455£2,45517.5310
31/03/14£1,449£2,030£-581£120£2,767£2,76716.4450
31/03/13£1,694£2,161£-466£94£3,339£3,33918.5350
31/03/12£1,918£1,873£45£64£2,715£2,68217.2190
31/03/11£4,234£2,646£1,588£10£2,670£1,9308.8530
31/03/10£2,617£2,489£129£11£1,076£1,0765.2850
31/03/09£2,357£2,241£116£18£925£9255540
31/03/08£2,389£2,282£107£15£835£6973.7540
31/03/07*£1,976£2,046£-70£12£737£5573.3600
31/03/06*£1,828£1,832£-3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£1,601£1,637£-37£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04*£1,511£1,435£76£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 5.1%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 3.9%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 5%
Highest pay band: £80,000-£90,000
Liabilities/Assets: 6%
Liabilities/Income: 10%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 1%
Reserves/Spending: 0.1 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 14 months
Quick Ratio: 13
Asset Split ?
Established: 51 years

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Disability
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Practical support, advice & companionship
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout London,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • 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
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity£369,909
Trust for London£272,543
Access to Justice Foundation£208,376
National Lottery Community Fund£205,034
Henry Smith Charity£123,300
City Bridge Trust£123,155
Tudor Trust£94,000
London Borough of Southwark£80,521
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
London Legal Support Trust - Centres of Excellence 2023
£10,000 28/12/2023
Long term core funding for specialist free legal advice organisations, along with in-kind help and support with ongoing development. Aiming to support a sustainable and robust specialist advice ....more
Trust for London - Cambridge House and Talbot
£102,000 03/07/2023
The funding is for researching London's shadow private rented sector: the contribution that letting agents play; how the regulatory framework and enforcement activity impact private renters exposure ....more
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Cambridge House
£18,000 31/03/2023
Common Purpose grant from the Environment, Neighbourhoods & Growth department
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Cambridge House
£3,721 31/03/2023
Neighbourhoods Fund - West Central grant from the Environment, Neighbourhoods & Growth department for The Incredibles' summer SENsation parade
London Legal Support Trust - Centres of Excellence 2022
£10,000 22/12/2022
Long term core funding for specialist free legal advice organisations, along with in-kind help and support with ongoing development. Aiming to support a sustainable and robust specialist advice ....more
Access to Justice Foundation - Community Justice Fund Wave Three
£14,672 22/11/2022
Wave three of the Community Justice Fund aims to support organisations delivering social welfare advice services to people most impacted by the cost-of-living crisis.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Cambridge House & Talbot
£500 20/10/2022
0
‘Cost of Living uplift: £500 to help projects meet their rising costs and respond to increased demand 31/10/2022’
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Cambridge House and Talbot
£100,000 17/10/2022
24
£100,000 over two years (£49,390; £50,610) for the Crisis Navigator role and associated NI and pension costs, travel, subscriptions, and a contribution to core. The year two instalment has been ....more
Trust for London - Cambridge House and Talbot
£4,600 29/09/2022
This is a cost of living uplift for grant reference 360G-trustforlondon-MAIN-S2-04.02.2020-8431
Access to Justice Foundation - Help Accessing Legal Support (HALS)
£88,250 13/09/2022
Help Accessing Legal Support (HALS) is a programme of The Access to Justice Foundation with the Ministry of Justice. We are working with organisations to sustain and improve access to early social ....more
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity - Safer Renting
£369,909 27/04/2022
To adapt and test the Safer Renting model to a community-based outreach model, working with local partners
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Cambridge House
£18,000 31/03/2022
Common Purpose grant from the Environment & Leisure department
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Cambridge House
£2,800 31/03/2022
Neighbourhoods Fund - West Central grant from the Environment & Leisure department
London Legal Support Trust - Centres of Excellence 2021
£10,000 14/12/2021
Long term core funding for specialist free legal advice organisations, along with in-kind help and support with ongoing development. Aiming to support a sustainable and robust specialist advice ....more
Access to Justice Foundation - Joint Initiative Flexible COVID-19 Grant
£40,000 09/08/2021
A flexible grant as part of wave 2 of the Community Justice Fund. A pooled fund to support the specialist legal welfare advice sector in its response to COVID40
Trust for London - Cambridge House and Talbot
£50,000 09/03/2021
This funding is to help to cover shortfalls in revenue by contributing towards the costs of their Financial Director – a key post in securing future sustainability. COVID19 Recovery.
Tudor Trust - Grant to Cambridge House
£2,000 18/02/2021
as an additional grant to support staff, volunteer and trustee wellbeing, to assist the organisation deliver its charitable purpose more effectively
Tudor Trust - Grant to Cambridge House
£92,000 18/12/2020
24
over two years as continuation funding for the Safer Renting project, based in London, which works to stop exploitation and illegal evictions in the private rented sector
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Cambridge House and Talbot
£3,500 26/11/2020
purchase IT equipment for a charity supporting disadvantaged communities in Southwark
Access to Justice Foundation - Joint Initiative Flexible COVID-19 Grant
£65,454 19/08/2020
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
Trust for London - Cambridge House and Talbot
£10,943 29/07/2020
6
The funding is for staff salaries in the Law Centre to provide housing and social welfare advice, in response to the COVID19 emergency.
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£72,140 23/07/2020
"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
Trust for London - Cambridge House and Talbot
£105,000 03/06/2020
24
The funding is for the development of Safer Renting, a specialist programme improving conditions in London’s ‘slum rental’ market. It will support the second stage of research into the shadow ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Cambridge House and Talbot
£23,155 19/05/2020
A grant of £23,155 to fund the essential and urgent costs outlined in the appliciation, so that the organisation can carry on providing support to Londoners.
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Cambridge House
£18,000 01/04/2020
Common Purpose grant from the Environment & Leisure department
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Cambridge House
£10,000 01/04/2020
COVID-19 community grants wave 1 grant from the Finance & Governance department
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Cambridge House
£5,000 01/04/2020
COVID-19 community grants wave 2 grant from the Finance & Governance department
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Cambridge House
£5,000 01/04/2020
COVID-19 community grants wave 3 grant from the Finance & Governance department
National Lottery Community Fund - Pathways to Empowerment: Navigating Southwark's Care System
£205,034 02/03/2020
36
This funding will provide an in-house wraparound service to help parents and carers to challenge when care packages have been reduced or when benefits have been changed. The service will be ....more
Greater London Authority - Grant to Cambridge House
£5,001 29/01/2020
The Cambridge House Community Garden
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Cambridge House
£123,300 10/12/2019
36
towards three years' salary of the Youth Empowerment Coordinator at the 'RISE programme', providing support to disadvantaged young people in the London Borough of Southwark
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Cambridge House
£18,000 01/04/2019
Common Purpose grant from the Place & Wellbeing department
Comic Relief - Safer Renting
£150,506 06/03/2019
36
Operating out of Cambridge House, based in Southwark, the Safer Renting project offers advice and advocacy to tenants at risk of eviction and living in sub-standard rented properties. Staff work in ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Cambridge House & Talbot
£71,904 28/02/2019
36
Accessible sports activities for disabled children. Young people will benefit through improved physical confidence, better relationships with peers and increased positive behaviour.
Tudor Trust - Grant to Cambridge House
£90,000 19/12/2018
24
over two years towards the expansion of the Safer Renting project, to support tenants and tackle bad practice in the private rented housing sector in London
Greater London Authority - Young Londoners Fund
£140,391 01/10/2018
Cambridge House Youth Empowerment Project will be a long-term provision of workshops, 1:1 mentoring, hand-holding, and other specialist advice and support that builds trust, breaks down barriers and ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Cambridge House
£146,500 06/07/2018
36
£146,500 over three years (£48,100; £49,000; £49,400) for the salary and associated costs of a Crisis Prevention Navigator plus a 12.5% contribution to core costs.
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Cambridge House
£13,902 01/04/2018
Community Capacity grant from the Place & Wellbeing department
Trust for London - Cambridge House Law Centre
£106,000 21/02/2018
24
The funding is for an intelligence-led special project to improve policy and practice in the 'slum rental' housing market. Building on its Safer Renting programme, the project will target cases where ....more
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Cambridge House
£13,902 01/04/2017
Community Capacity grant from the Housing & Modernisation department
London Catalyst - Cambridge House - 1
£5,000 07/02/2017
Safer Renting initiative
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Cambridge House
£13,902 01/04/2016
Community Capacity grant from the Housing & Modernisation department for Core costs
True Colours Trust - SENSational sports programe
£5,000 16/12/2015
SENSational sports programe
Walcot Foundation - Stand-Up Lambeth
£15,000 21/07/2015
12
Stand-Up Lambeth
Tudor Trust - Grant to Cambridge House and Talbot
£90,000 31/07/2014
36
over three years towards the salary and associated costs of a youth project co-ordinator at a settlement in Southwark South London
Sport England - Sensational Sports
£125,812 24/01/2013
Funding under Sport England's Inclusive Sport funding programme for a Revenue project titled 'Sensational Sports'. This project is a Multi Sports project, with a focus on beneficiaries with a ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (11)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 10/11 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 31-65
  • AMY FRASER Appointed: 2020, Occupation: Public Servant
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 20/02/1973, number: 265103
  • Registered at Companies House on 14/04/1972, number: 01050006
Gift Aid
  • NOT 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
  • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
  • 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; AR07: 2 days late, AR06: 1 days late, AR04: 1 days late,
Main office

Cambridge House
Unit F
Ground Floor
The Print Works
22 Amelia Street
London

Objectives

TO PROVIDE, PROMOTE, ASSIST AND ENCOURAGE WORK FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION OR OF RELIGION, THE RELIEF OF NEED AND OTHER CHARITABLE SOCIAL WORK BENEFICIAL TO THE COMMUNITY, INCLUDING THE PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION OF GOOD HEALTH BY RECREATION OR OTHERWISE.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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