Finance Score: -2
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 9
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Poor Liquidity: -1
  • Good Reserves: +1Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs high: -3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +9
Overall GiG Score: 13 ?

SOCIETY FOR HORTICULTURAL THERAPY 

Thrive is the leading UK gardening for health charity, helping to improve people's physical and mental health through gardening. Thrive has over 40 years' experience of an approach called Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (STH), where trained horticultural therapists work with people and plants to improve an individual's physical and psychological health, communication and social skills.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • 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

Financial issues to consider:

  • Liquidity appears to have been slender at the latest year end but unrestricted reserves are available
  • 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£1,330£1,787£-457£364£3,159£3,15921.248221
31/03/22£1,428£1,657£-230£304£3,459£3,44424.948220
31/03/21£1,305£1,511£-206£201£3,670£3,62928.854140
31/03/20£1,597£1,763£-166£216£3,886£3,83126.158260
31/03/19£1,592£1,657£-66£189£4,111£4,04829.340220
31/03/18£1,798£1,545£253£255£4,174£4,13932.1490
31/03/17£1,699£1,700£-1£224£3,935£3,93227.7410
31/03/16£1,371£1,540£-169£171£3,839£3,83229.9550
31/03/15£1,737£1,444£293£238£3,911£3,89232.3350
31/03/14£1,455£1,622£-167£247£3,583£3,55726.3400
31/03/13£1,379£1,576£-196£190£3,485£3,03523.1360
31/03/12£1,538£1,686£-148£153£3,619£3,16122.5460
31/03/11£1,646£1,988£-342£226£3,645£3,12118.8380
31/03/10£1,534£1,722£-188£240£3,829£3,49224.3340
31/03/09£1,363£1,700£-337£295£3,804£3,62525.6290
31/03/08£1,210£1,532£-322£273£4,251£4,07031.9290
31/03/07£1,586£1,556£30£287£3,956£3,88029.9300
31/03/06*£1,232£1,503£-271£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£1,241£1,503£-262£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£1,332£1,355£-23£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 30.4%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 20.4%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 5%
Liabilities/Income: 11%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 100%
Reserves/Spending: 21.2 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 3 months
Quick Ratio: 0.3
Asset Split ?
Established: 45 years

www.thrive.org.uk

INFO@THRIVE.ORG.UK

01189885688

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Disability
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
  • Recreation
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Practical support, advice & companionship
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales,
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
National Lottery Heritage Fund£249,999
Tuixen Foundation£90,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£45,000
Wolfson Foundation£27,000
Birmingham City Council£19,954
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Thrive, Battersea Park
£2,637 21/10/2023
Growing Out is a programme run from Thrive's gardens in Battersea Park for adults with mental ill health, using gardening as an avenue to start working with others and learning new skills.
Wolfson Foundation - Grant to The Society for Horticultural Therapy (t/a Thrive)
£27,000 08/06/2023
Development of therapeutic garden in Battersea Park, London, particularly for people with dementia
Birmingham City Council - Sow and Grow
£3,608 12/12/2022
A 12 week table top gardening programme for over 50s in the thrive gardens (will be paid in 2 parts)
Birmingham City Council - Sow and Grow
£6,422 12/12/2022
A 12 week table top gardening programme for over 50s in the thrive gardens
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Thrive, Battersea Park
£2,579 22/10/2022
Growing Out is a programme run from Thrive's gardens in Battersea Park for adults with mental ill-health, using gardening as an avenue to start working with others and learning new skills.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 23/09/2022
Thrive: gardening for health - application for support for core costs (over 3 years)
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Society for Horticultural Therapy t/a Thrive
£249,999 01/02/2022
50year old TV gardens - Community Health & wellbeing project
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Thrive
£30,000 05/05/2021
Thrive is the gardening for health charity which knows how to improve health and wellbeing through gardening and horticultural therapy.
Birmingham City Council - Sow and Grow
£9,924 04/03/2021
Horticultural Therapy - Gardening Project
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£20,000 29/01/2021
Thrive: gardening for Health - application for unrestricted funding for core costs
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£9,999 03/09/2020
"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
The Wimbledon Foundation - Preparing the Site for clients to return
£5,000 22/07/2020
Bringing back to work our 3 Garden & Client Managers/Senior Horticultural Therapist plus one Horticultural Therapist per Centre (to maintain safe working practices) for an initial period of 3 ....more
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Thrive
£30,000 24/04/2020
Thrive is the gardening for health charity which knows how to improve health and wellbeing through gardening and horticultural therapy.
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Thrive
£30,000 11/07/2019
Thrive is the gardening for health charity which knows how to improve health and wellbeing through gardening and horticultural therapy.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Thrive
£7,080 19/11/2018
Money would be used to partially fund a therapeutic horticulture programme for local people with ongoing mental health conditions.
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Thrive
£25,000 10/08/2018
Thrive is the gardening for health charity which knows how to improve health and wellbeing through gardening and horticultural therapy.
Masonic Trust - MCF Large Grant
£45,000 23/05/2018
A grant to fund employment and qualification programmes for adults with mental ill health.
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Thrive
£25,000 12/07/2017
Thrive is the gardening for health charity which knows how to improve health and wellbeing through gardening and horticultural therapy.
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Society for Horticultural Therapy (Thrive)
£30,000 10/11/2016
Building reconstruction for a charity in Berkshire which uses gardening and horticulture to change the lives of disabled people
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Thrive
£25,000 22/06/2016
Thrive is the gardening for health charity which knows how to improve health and wellbeing through gardening and horticultural therapy.
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Thrive
£25,000 13/07/2015
Thrive is the gardening for health charity which knows how to improve health and wellbeing through gardening and horticultural therapy.
Comic Relief - Care Home Challenge Fund: Gardening Together
£20,000 27/05/2015
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Over one year, Thrive will work with 25 care homes in Berkshire and North Hampshire. They will provide 2 hours per week of structured gardening for residents over 8 weeks, using modified gardening ....more
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Thrive
£30,000 01/07/2014
Thrive is the gardening for health charity which knows how to improve health and wellbeing through gardening and horticultural therapy.
National Lottery Community Fund - Sow and Grow
£155,582 27/03/2014
24
This continuation and extension of a project by The Society for Horticultural Therapy (SHT) known as Thrive aims to run gardening programmes to support older, disabled people aged over 50 years ....more
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Thrive
£30,000 01/07/2013
Thrive is the gardening for health charity which knows how to improve health and wellbeing through gardening and horticultural therapy.
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Thrive
£30,000 01/07/2012
Thrive is the gardening for health charity which knows how to improve health and wellbeing through gardening and horticultural therapy.
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Thrive
£30,000 01/07/2011
Thrive is the gardening for health charity which knows how to improve health and wellbeing through gardening and horticultural therapy.
National Lottery Community Fund - Community Rural Gardening (CRG) Project - for older people
£250,159 10/03/2010
36
This project will create five voluntary garden support groups, based in rural areas where residents are at risk of isolation. Beneficiaries, specifically disabled people aged 55 years and over based ....more
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How is it governed?

Trustees (11)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 31-68
  • DAVID DYER Appointed: 2019, Occupation: Certified Chartered Accountant
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 27/03/1979, number: 277570
  • Registered at Companies House on 19/02/1979, number: 01415700
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
  • 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; AR06: 1 days late,
Main office

Thrive Horticultural Therapy
Geoffrey Udall Centre
Trunkwell Park
Beech Hill Road
Beech Hill
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Objectives

THE OBJECTS FOR WHICH THE COMPANY ARE ESTABLISHED ARE RESTRICTED SPECIFICALLY TO THE RELIEF OF PERSONS WHO ARE PHYSICALLY OR MENTALLY ILL OR DISABLED (WHETHER PERMANENTLY OR TEMPORARILY), OR WHO ARE IN NECESSITOUS CIRCUMSTANCES BY THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION IN THE USE OF LAND THROUGH HORTICULTURE, AGRICULTURE, FARMING AND GARDENING IN ALL THEIR FORMS, INCLUDING THE PROVISION, MAINTENANCE OR IMPROVEMENT OF A PUBLIC PARK OR OTHER PUBLIC AMENITY WHERE IT IS FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT OR THE CONSERVATION OR PROMOTION OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY THROUGH THE PROVISION, CONSERVATION, RESTORATION OR ENHANCEMENT OF A NATURAL HABITAT.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

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