Finance Score: -1
Governance Score: 4
Support Score: 14
  • Poor Liquidity: -1
  • Accounts filed more than 5 days late: -3 times
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • 12+ Trustees: -1
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Mainly female board: -1
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Award winner
  • Grant maker support: +11
Overall GiG Score: 17 ?

VOLUNTEERING MATTERS 

TO ENABLE AND SUPPORT PEOPLE TO BE ACTIVE CITIZENS AND PLAY A ROLE IN THEIR COMMUNITY THROUGH VOLUNTEERING. WE DEVELOP AND DELIVER HIGH IMPACT VOLUNTEER-LED SOLUTIONS TO TACKLE SOME OF THE MOST DIFFICULT CHALLENGES FACING INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR COMMUNITIES TODAY. WE FOCUS ON THE NEEDS OF FOUR DISTINCT COMMUNITIES; OLDER AND RETIRED PEOPLE, DISABLED PEOPLE, VULNERABLE FAMILIES AND YOUNG PEOPLE.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • This charity is a recent Award Winner
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 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 dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • There are 13 trustees whereas the Charities Commission recommends a maximum of 12
  • The Board is predominantly female

Financial issues to consider:

  • Liquidity appears to have been slender at the latest year end
  • Accounts have been filed late on 3 occasions over the last 5 years and the current period appears to have been extended
  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending

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*£7,600£14,611£-7,011£263£993£8720.71978,652
31/03/22*£7,459£7,778£-319£258£-7,326£1,3452.11889,412
31/03/21*£5,202£5,548£-346£424£1,769£1,5973.51228,711
31/03/20£5,945£5,811£134£271£-11,475£-11,771-24.313317,870
31/03/19£4,998£6,255£-1,257£259£-13,015£-13,498-25.915120,790
31/03/18*£5,862£6,917£-1,055£281£-10,552£-11,123-19.31750
31/03/17£7,723£7,669£54£223£-11,782£-13,187-20.61600
31/03/16£7,079£8,996£-1,917£279£-5,125£-6,460-8.62320
31/03/15?£7,100£6,255£845£170£-5,819£-7,315-142090
31/07/14*£19,481£17,307£2,174£418£-5,819£3,1562.22090
31/07/13?£17,825£18,886£-1,061£555£-5,112£-6,595-4.22940
31/03/12£22,520£24,317£-1,797£489£-1,098£-2,670-1.34890
31/03/11£33,321£29,667£3,654£405£2,878£1,5510.66000
31/03/10£28,747£28,677£70£419£-5,293£-8,761-3.75740
31/03/09£19,893£21,115£-1,222£285£-2,169£-3,304-1.94370
31/03/08£25,825£26,206£-381£281£-1,965£-2,970-1.44400
31/03/07£25,634£26,426£-792£336£5,783£1,9420.97590
31/03/06*£30,624£29,886£738£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05*£28,299£27,664£635£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04*£27,647£25,837£1,810£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 3.5%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 1.8%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 2%
Highest pay band: £90,000-£100,000
Liabilities/Assets: 59%
Liabilities/Income: 19%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 88%
Reserves/Spending: 0.7 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: -0 months
Quick Ratio: 0.3
Asset Split ?
Established: 39 years
(44 years as a company)

www.volunteeringmatters.org.uk

information@volunteeringmatters.org.uk

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
  • General Charitable Purposes
GiG Classification
  • Other facilities management and maintenance
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Scotland, Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • People With Disabilities

Who's supporting them? ?

Awards received
  • Charity Awards 2018 Social care
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 Community Fund£856,979
The Youth Endowment Fund£409,467
Ministry of Justice£309,154
CHK Foundation£148,000
DCMS£99,494
Suffolk Community Foundation£94,500
BBC Children in Need£77,198
Greater London Authority£76,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Holywell Befrienders/Cyfeillion Treffynon
£88,778 13/09/2023
Volunteering Matters will use £88778 to develop community-based activities to tackle loneliness and social isolation amongst older people in Holywell alongside traditional befriending interventions. ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - MH Hackney Summer Youth Forum
£6,670 11/08/2023
The funding will be used to hold a range of social action and skills-focused activities during the summer holidays including group workshops storytelling podcasts art and spoken verse. The project ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Volunteering Friends
£271,531 27/07/2023
Volunteering Matters will spend of £271531 over three years to improve the lives of older people experiencing loneliness and isolation in Blaenau Gwent. The group will proactively identify older ....more
CHK Foundation - CHK Main Grant
£3,000 10/02/2023
to support specified work
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Volunteering Matters
£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’
The Youth Endowment Fund - Grant to VOLUNTEERING MATTERS
£250,090 31/08/2022
London Borough of Hounslow - Grant to Volunteering Matters
£24,789 12/07/2022
A volunteer led peer support project for young people who are outside the mainstream education & their parents, carers & families
Dulverton Trust - Intergenerational work in the Holway Estate
£20,789 08/06/2022
Intergenerational work in the Holway Estate
Greater London Authority - Health Inequalities Community of Practice Network (CoPN)
£38,000 01/03/2022
To put in place a support organisation to enable the Health Inequalities Community of Practice Network, led by the Planning Group (made up of volunteer graduates of the 2019 masterclasses), to set ....more
Greater London Authority - Volunteering Matters
£38,000 01/03/2022
To put in place a support organisation to enable the Health Inequalities Community of Practice Network, led by the Planning Group (made up of volunteer graduates of the 2019 masterclasses), to set ....more
CHK Foundation - CHK Main Grant
£120,000 08/12/2021
to support specified work
National Lottery Community Fund - Grand Mentors
£490,000 01/12/2021
The funding will be used over 3 years to support care leavers across England. This will be an intergenerational programme recruiting and training older volunteer mentors who will then offer support ....more
The Youth Endowment Fund - Grant to VOLUNTEERING MATTERS
£159,377 30/06/2021
Suffolk Community Foundation - Survival stories of those with poor mental health.
£50,000 28/05/2021
23
Survival stories of those with poor mental health.
Ministry of Justice - Volunteering Matters
£191,332 21/01/2021
Volunteer services to vulnerable groups of service users in the community during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Suffolk Community Foundation - Surviving Winter - Fuel Poverty
£5,500 12/01/2021
2
To support those living in fuel poverty with funding from Surviving Winter campaign 2021.
Ministry of Justice - Befriending Service
£117,822 04/01/2021
To provide ongoing pastoral care and support to our most vulnerable service users who are currently serving their sentences in the community throughout the second Covid-19 wave period.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Volunteering Matters
£76,698 01/07/2020
Covid19 - One to one mentoring for young people aged 15-18 facing numerous challenges and struggling to enter employment in Clackmannanshire. Young people will feel less isolated, have improved ....more
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£99,494 30/06/2020
"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
Suffolk Community Foundation - Vision and Voice Partnership
£10,000 28/05/2020
11
Delivering Youth Social Action (#iwill) via the Vision and Voice Partnership.
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Volunteering Matters
£4,400 17/04/2020
A grant of £4,400 to fund the essential and urgent costs outlined in the application, so that the organisation can carry on providing support to Londoners.
Suffolk Community Foundation - Volunteer Family Responders
£4,500 31/03/2020
3
Towards coordinating a family volunteer responders group. Covid19
Suffolk Community Foundation - Volunteer Family Responders
£4,500 26/03/2020
3
Towards coordinating a family volunteer responders group. Covid19
CHK Foundation - CHK Main Grant
£25,000 17/03/2020
for Grandmentors
Suffolk Community Foundation - Futures Matter
£20,000 04/12/2019
19
To deliver Future Matters - The Suffolk Way.
Nesta - AC00928
£34,895 13/08/2019
7
Enhancing Impact Fund programme grant to Volunteering Matters Grant Ref AC00928
Suffolk Community Foundation - WASSUP
£3,000 03/06/2019
11
To sustain the activities of the WASSUP group for 2019/20.
Ministry of Justice - ALB - Cafcass - Supported Child Contact Centres (SCCC) Grant 19-20
£2,805 01/04/2019
Provide support for contact centres
Suffolk Community Foundation - Time for Me
£13,484 26/03/2019
11
To support the Time for Me project.
Suffolk Community Foundation - We Are Patrick (WASSUP)
£20,000 14/03/2019
12
Towards We Are Patrick (WASSUP).
Suffolk Community Foundation - The Loop
£5,000 19/11/2018
11
To sustain two weekly groups of The Loop throughout 2019.
Masonic Trust - MCF Large Grant
£45,000 22/10/2018
Fund a pilot of a Grandmentors programme, an intergenerational volunteer mentoring project matching young care leavers with older mentors
Suffolk Community Foundation - The Loop - Living Well
£2,500 06/06/2018
11
To help 50 people improve their mental and physical wellbeing by undertaking various activities.
National Lottery Community Fund - Mind Matters
£419,134 24/05/2018
36
The project will be building on current services working with young people to improve their mental health. Young volunteers will provide a series of mental health workshops and activities and 'mental ....more
Suffolk Community Foundation - Knowledge Equals Opportunity
£16,446 16/01/2018
11
To deliver online safety sessions with children in years 5 and 6 in partnership with 6 schools.
Suffolk Community Foundation - Women Against Sexual Exploitation and Violence Speak Up Project (WASSUP)
£20,000 11/12/2017
11
To support the development of the WASSUP project.
Suffolk Community Foundation - ANCHOR Project
£15,164 30/11/2017
12
Supporting the ANCHOR programme - a young persons intervention around early intervention and prevention.
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Volunteering Matters
£135,000 11/05/2017
36
£135,000 over three years (3 x £45,000) for the salary, project delivery and support costs of an Inclusion Worker engaging young disabled people in volunteering.
Nesta - AC00625
£225,000 31/03/2017
33
Second Half Fund programme grant to Volunteering Matters Grant Ref AC00625
DCMS - Second Half Fund
£112,500 31/03/2017
Nesta is undertaking a programme called the ?Second Half Fund? (?the Programme?) which is supported and funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport through the Office for Civil Society. The ....more
Suffolk Community Foundation - Community Matters
£4,282 27/03/2017
To engage 40 young unaccompanied asylum seekers in delivering 3 social action initiatives.
Nesta - AC00595
£88,497 07/03/2017
15
Give More Get More programme grant to Volunteering Matters Grant Ref AC00595
National Lottery Community Fund - Beyond Transitions
£5,000 21/01/2017
12
Volunteering Matters will use the grant to support younger people with disabilities in Blaenau Gwent by providing them with skills and empowering them during the transition from education to further ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - LifeLines
£206,862 20/04/2016
36
This is the expansion of a project supporting volunteers aged 50 plus to run activities for vulnerable older people to improve health and well-being. These have previously included art classes, ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Positive Futures London
£387,576 18/11/2015
36
This project, based on a established youth-led volunteering model is expanding as a result of self-referrals and is being delivered in Hackney, Haringey and Tower Hamlets. It will support young ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - CSV Futures
£485,309 07/05/2015
36
This project will provide volunteering activities and opportunities for a wide range of people in the UK. It aims to enable young people aged 14-19 with special educational needs and disabilities ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Learn Together Cymru
£446,990 18/03/2015
36
Not Available
National Lottery Community Fund - Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers
£246,263 12/01/2015
59
Not Available
National Lottery Community Fund - One Small Step
£262,625 01/12/2014
35
Not Available
National Lottery Community Fund - Sex Matters Too
£234,362 26/11/2014
36
Not Available
National Lottery Community Fund - CSV RSVP RISE (Ryedale In Support of the Elderly)
£191,713 25/11/2014
36
Not Available
National Lottery Community Fund - Active Volunteering
£241,097 14/11/2014
36
Not Available
National Lottery Community Fund - Help at Hand
£343,682 13/11/2014
36
Not Available
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Volunteering Matters
£69,900 16/04/2014
Selie Suffolk - Bequest & Identity
National Lottery Community Fund - Head Space
£302,023 20/03/2014
36
The funding will be used to continue this project, Head Space, in Ipswich which aims to support people at risk of or experiencing poor mental health. The project will deliver a programme of ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - City-wise
£358,863 05/08/2013
48
This new project by CSV aims to change the lives of three groups of older Londoners. Firstly there are those aged between 50 - 66, unemployed, and the aim is to engage them in learning to be leaders ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
£325,599 30/05/2013
36
This is a new project developed through consultation from a previous project delivered by CSV based in Ipswich, which aims to provide vulnerable and disadvantaged families considered 'at risk' with ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Sporting Chance
£293,005 29/04/2013
36
This a new project aims to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable and isolated older men living in Middlesbrough. It will target the physically inactive and those at risk from undetected ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - CSV Play Rangers
£251,458 13/12/2012
36
CSV in Bristol will expand its service to engage, train and support families and volunteers from the local community in the delivery of safe outdoor play events and activities for disadvantaged ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Older Volunteering with CSV RSVP Coventry -Small Actions, Big Ideas
£288,014 19/09/2012
36
This continuation project will enable Community Service Volunteers to reduce the isolation of older people, particularly those in Asian communities, and improve their physical and mental health by ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - CSV Vocal Project
£420,219 15/08/2012
36
This grant will expand the volunteer project for people with learning disabilities into new parts of the county, offering a programme of training, volunteering and supported employment using ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - CSV UPwards
£288,737 14/12/2011
48
This project will support a number of offenders and ex-offenders to obtain secure accommodation, employment, good mental and physical health and a degree of social inclusion through a programme of ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Essex Supported Volunteering Project
£293,803 12/10/2011
48
CSV will use their grant to expand their 'Essex Supported Volunteering Project' which provides volunteer mentor support to disabled people to help them build their confidence and take part in social ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Welcome Friends
£459,133 29/03/2011
60
This project will address the needs of three groups of older people. Ones facing transition periods who will act as volunteers thus addressing their own social isolation, those socially isolated but ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Welcome Friends
£454,093 29/03/2011
60
This project will enable people over 50 to address issues of loneliness. The project will be delivered in three strands addressing the needs of younger beneficiaries by encouraging volunteering to ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - The Red Reading and Reminiscence Box
£218,184 12/01/2011
49
This project offers lifelong learning, reading development and reminiscence opportunities for older and disabled people in residential care homes, sheltered accommodation, day care services, links ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Grease Lightening
£289,764 06/12/2010
36
This project will raise awareness of recycling in Birmingham with a community recycling project turning waste cooking oil into an inexpensive zero carbon biofuel for the community groups involved to ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - LifeLines Brighton: Older people doing it for themselves
£119,138 07/09/2010
36
This works to improve the quality of life of older people living in specific areas of Brighton where there is a high concentration of care homes, sheltered accommodation and social housing. The ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Reaching Out: Active Ageing through Volunteering in Manchester
£247,181 15/07/2010
48
This project will train and equip older people to act as volunteers to lead local activities for their peers in Manchester. Volunteers will choose to partake in three areas; active body activities, ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Sex Matters
£164,480 25/05/2010
36
Sex Matters aims to improve the sexual health and well-being of young people aged 14 - 25 living in disadvantaged areas of Gwent. Working with Gwent NHS Trust 150 young people will be recruited and ....more
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How is it governed?

Trustees (13)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 11/13 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 23-65
  • SIMON JUDGE Appointed: 2020, Occupation: Finance Director
  • ZARA TODD Appointed: 2020, Occupation: Education
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 22/02/1985, number: 291222
  • Registered at Companies House on 10/07/1979, number: 01435877
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Other Regulators
  • Ofsted (Office For Standards In Education)
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; AR23: 103 days late, AR22: 10 days late, AR21: 15 days late, AR18: 19 days late, AR14: 60 days late, AR06: 1 days late, AR05: 2 days late, AR04: 599 days late,
Main office

The Levy Centre
22-24 Lower Clapton Road
London
E5 0PD

Objectives

1. THE ADVANCEMENT OF CITIZENSHIP AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT THROUGH THE PROMOTION OF VOLUNTEERING INCLUDING (BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION) IN THE FIELDS OF EDUCATION, SOCIAL CARE AND THE ENVIRONMENT; AND2. THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING INCLUDING (BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION) OF PERSONS WHO, DUE TO THEIR SOCIAL OR ECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES OR OTHERWISE, ARE IN NEED AND UNABLE TO GAIN EMPLOYMENT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

Defined Area of Benefit:

IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE WORLD, IN PARTICULAR THE UK

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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