Finance Score: 6
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 5
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Spending falling: -1
  • but now stabilising: +1
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +5
Overall GiG Score: 17 ?

BIRMINGHAM OPERA COMPANY 

With no opera house, all our work lives in the peoples and places of the city- a unique fusion of local volunteers and international artists delivering artistic, personal and social change.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • 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
  • 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

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • One or more trustees receive payments or benefits from the charity for providing services to the charity

Financial issues to consider:

  • Spending has fallen significantly over the last 5 years relative to the previous period but has stabilised more recently

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
30/06/23£840£693£146£26£757£72612.6498
30/06/22£642£447£195£18£611£57115.3325
30/06/21£710£769£-59£18£416£3906.1453
30/06/20£627£332£295£19£470£43515.74154
30/06/19£966£1,063£-97£38£175£1531.73219
30/06/18£881£1,026£-145£50£273£253330
30/06/17?£730£398£331£37£418£39211.820
31/03/16£789£754£35£20£87£871.420
31/03/15£857£1,092£-236£24£52£520.620
31/03/14£607£610£-3£11£288£2885.730
31/03/13£2,535£2,351£184£17£275£2531.330
31/03/12£944£896£48£6£91£650.930
31/03/11£475£423£52£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10*£800£777£23£7£-10£-25-0.4100
31/03/09£591£651£-61£184£-32£-32-0.630
31/03/08*£816£829£-13£124£29£290.430
31/03/07*£453£422£32£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06*£902£917£-15£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£336£340£-4£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04*£668£557£110£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 4.3%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 3.7%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 5%
Liabilities/Income: 5%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 96%
Reserves/Spending: 12.6 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 12 months
Quick Ratio: 9.5
Asset Split ?
Established: 39 years

www.birminghamopera.org.uk

info@birminghamopera.org.uk

01212466644

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Education/Training
GiG Classification
  • Performing and visual arts
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
Where it operates
  • Birmingham City, Coventry City, Dudley, Italy, Poland, Sandwell, Solihull, Spain, Walsall, Wolverhampton,
Who it helps
  • 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.

Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Fenton Arts Trust - Grant to Birmingham Opera Company
£3,500 01/07/2021
To support emerging artist Ross Ramgobin with an extensive programme of training to perform in our landmark production of Wagner's 'Rheingold'.
DCMS - Birmingham Opera Company
£486,433 01/04/2020
We are the national development agency for creativity and culture. We have set out our strategic vision in Lets Create that by 2030 we want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of ....more
The Foyle Foundation - Arts
£15,000 14/02/2019
to cover proofing, updating and digitising the Music Library, specifically Phase 1
Youth Music - 16-25 Participation Programme
£16,456 17/11/2017
16-25 Participation Programme
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Birmingham Opera Company
£150,000 31/08/2016
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Towards the company's core work creating innovative productions involving diverse participants and audiences.
Birmingham City Council - Boc Revenue
£100,000 01/04/2016
BOC REVENUE; Arts and culture;

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 7/8 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 34-85
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 19/02/1985, number: 291130
  • Registered at Companies House on 24/09/1984, number: 01850467
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR10: 2 days late, AR08: 1 days late, AR07: 248 days late, AR06: 2 days late, AR04: 1 days late,
Main office

205 The Argent Centre
60 Frederick Street
BIRMINGHAM
B1 3HS

Objectives

TO ENCOURAGE AND PROMOTE THE ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING AND IN PARTICULAR THE ART AND SCIENCE OF MUSIC BY THE PRODUCTION ARRANGEMENT, PROMOTION AND COMMISSIONING OF OPERA AND OTHER MUSICAL PERFORMANCES AND CONCERTS AND TO FOSTER INTEREST IN SUCH OPERAS CONCERTS AND MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY SUCH MEANS AS MAY FROM TIME TO TIME BE CONSIDERED APPROPRIATE BY THE COMPANY.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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