Finance Score: 4
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 5
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Excess reserves: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • No volunteer policy: -2
  • 12+ Trustees: -1
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +5
Overall GiG Score: 15 ?

THE BRITISH ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY 

The British Ecological Society is a scientific society for all those interested in ecology. Our vision is to advance ecology and make it count. We achieve this by developing ecological science and scientists; improving the quality of education and capacity building; promoting the use of ecological science and building collaborative partnerships.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Although this charity works with volunteers it does not have a Volunteer Management policy
  • One or more trustees receive payments or benefits from the charity for providing services to the charity
  • There are 14 trustees whereas the Charities Commission recommends a maximum of 12

Financial issues to consider:

  • This charity has substantial assets and unrestricted reserves of £9,413,000 available, equivalent to 25 months of spending and so may not be able to utilise additional funding
Established: 43 years

www.britishecologicalsociety.org

hello@britishecologicalsociety.org

02039948282

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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
31/12/22£5,390£4,521£869£0£16,404£9,4132539700
31/12/21£5,353£4,298£1,055£51£16,712£8,69224.335300
31/12/20£4,625£3,989£636£0£14,709£7,972243360
31/12/19£6,527£4,768£1,759£0£14,047£7,39818.63353
31/12/18£4,590£4,059£531£0£11,385£11,38333.72653
31/12/17£5,345£4,119£1,226£0£11,286£11,28432.9240
31/12/16£3,918£3,444£474£0£9,577£9,57533.4210
31/12/15£3,595£3,045£550£0£8,594£8,59233.9200
31/12/14£3,357£2,874£483£48£8,042£8,04033.6200
31/12/13£4,008£3,781£227£45£7,456£7,45423.7230
31/12/12£3,273£2,710£563£51£6,974£6,96230.8190
31/12/11£2,957£2,394£564£52£6,271£6,26931.4180
31/12/10£2,748£2,284£464£51£5,842£5,84030.7170
31/12/09£2,867£2,297£570£32£5,229£5,22827.3180
31/12/08£2,455£2,057£398£23£3,983£3,96723.1170
31/12/07£2,339£2,649£-310£23£4,301£2,29810.4160
31/12/06£2,254£2,369£-115£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/05£2,359£2,016£344£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/04*£1,919£1,808£111£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 1.1%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 1.2%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 7%
Highest pay band: £110,000-£120,000
Liabilities/Assets: 9%
Liabilities/Income: 30%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 57%
Reserves/Spending: 25 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 10 months
Quick Ratio: 1.8
Asset Split ?
Listed activities
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Individuals
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Northern Ireland, Scotland,
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups
  • The General Public/Mankind
Who works here?
  • 39 employees
  • 700 volunteers

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.

Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
County Durham Community Foundation - Green Dreams - Connecting Schools With Nature in the North East
£9,320 28/07/2022
To support the Green Dreams project - Connecting Schools With Nature in the North East.
DCMS - GRCF2021: Connecting schools to nature in North East England
£124,350 21/06/2021
We will increase young peoples connection to nature through an engaging workshop programme, resulting in the green transformation of 50 schools, benefiting local wildlife and connecting schools to ....more

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (14)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 12/14 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 31-68
  • DR THORUNN HELGASON Appointed: 2019, Occupation: Senior Lecturer, Ecology, University Of York, Dept
  • PAM VICK Appointed: 2021, Occupation: Founder And Company Director
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 28/01/1981, number: 281213
  • Registered at Companies House on 16/10/1980, number: 01522897
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Conflicting interests
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Filing Record
19 returns made; AR04: 60 days late,
Main office

British Ecological Society
42 Wharf Road
LONDON
N1 7GS

Objectives

TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC IN THE SUBJECT OF ECOLOGY AS A BRANCH OF NATURAL SCIENCE AND TO ADVANCE AND SUPPORT RESEARCH IN THAT FIELD, AND TO DISSEMINATE THE RESULTS OF SUCH USEFUL RESEARCH.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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