Finance Score: 1
Governance Score: 0
Support Score: 11
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
    • Overall weighted support: +11
    Overall GiG Score: 12 ?

    THE GAIA FOUNDATION 

    Gaia works to revive bio-cultural diversity, to regenerate healthy ecosystems and to strengthen community ecological governance for climate change resilience. We work with partner organisations, communities and movements. Our activities focus on Food, Seed and Climate Change Resilience, Sacred Lands and Wilderness, Earth Jurisprudence, and looking Beyond Extractivism.
    Analysis by Giving is Great

    Positives:

    • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
    • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
    • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised

    Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

    • One or more trustees receive payments or benefits from the charity for providing services to the charity
    • This charity uses a corporate trustee

    Financial issues to consider:

    • Unrestricted reserves appear to be dangerously low at the latest year end

    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£1,275£1,227£48£27£901£2352.3101
    31/12/21£1,395£1,089£307£28£853£1992.2100
    31/12/20£972£988£-16£33£547£1411.791
    31/12/19£983£997£-14£28£563£1521.883
    31/12/18£1,331£1,185£146£18£576£1501.578
    31/12/17£910£867£43£20£430£1261.760
    31/12/16£691£830£-139£39£387£1211.880
    31/12/15£930£1,002£-72£64£526£87190
    31/12/14£1,086£959£127£48£601£901.190
    31/12/13£1,462£1,409£54£44£474£1271.180
    31/12/12£1,270£1,342£-71£37£420£1851.7120
    31/12/11£1,428£1,754£-326£27£491£2591.880
    31/12/10£1,246£1,934£-688£55£817£2281.490
    31/12/09£2,170£1,796£374£47£1,505£3172.1100
    31/12/08£2,572£1,860£712£19£1,131£2301.580
    31/12/07£1,615£1,739£-125£21£419£2061.470
    31/12/06£1,938£1,640£298£0£0£0n/a00
    31/12/05£1,943£2,043£-100£0£0£0n/a00
    31/12/04£2,144£2,414£-270£0£0£0n/a00

    Financial Ratios
    Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 2.2%
    Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 2.2%
    Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 6%
    Highest pay band: £60,000-£70,000
    Liabilities/Assets: 5%
    Liabilities/Income: 3%
    Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 26%
    Reserves/Spending: 2.3 months
    Net Current Assets/Spending: 9 months
    Quick Ratio: 21.1
    Asset Split ?
    Established: 37 years

    www.gaiafoundation.org

    info@gaianet.org

    07483950855

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    UN SDGs
    ?
    Listed activities
    • Education/Training
    • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
    • General Charitable Purposes
    • Other Charitable Purposes
    GiG Classification
    • Environment conservation & animal welfare advocacy
    How it operates
    • Makes Grants to Organisations
    • Other charitable activities
    • Provides advocacy/advice/information
    Where it operates
    • Australia, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Throughout England And Wales, Uganda, Uruguay, Zimbabwe,
    Who it helps
    • The General Public/Mankind

    Who supports 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
    Thirty Percy Foundation£300,000
    Samworth Foundation£263,742
    Tudor Trust£90,000
    Garfield Weston Foundation£80,000
    Rothschild Foundation£30,000
    Esmee Fairbairn£22,500
    Specific Donations
    Amount When
    Months
    To be used for
    Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
    £80,000 13/10/2023
    The Seed Sovereignty Programme
    Rothschild Foundation - Grant to The Gaia Foundation
    £30,000 25/09/2023
    We Feed the UK is an ambitious storytelling campaign weaving together the arts and environmental sectors through documentary photography and spoken word to champion the farmers trailblazing ....more
    The Dixon Foundation - Seed Sovereignty Programme
    £10,000 17/06/2022
    Creating the conditions for a biodiverse, locally-adapted, climate resilient seed system to thrive in the UK & Ireland.
    Samworth Foundation - Environment
    £103,742 01/06/2021
    Funding to transform how Gaia work; including reducing to a 4-day week; investing in technological capability; creating new entrant opportunities for young people and developing an ‘Act local’ ....more
    Samworth Foundation - Environment
    £10,000 21/01/2021
    To fund the costs of transitioning to home-working due to the COVID-19 pandemic
    Samworth Foundation - Seed Sovereignty UK & Ireland Programme
    £150,000 16/06/2020
    36
    Seed Sovereignty Programme is to increase the production of open pollinated and locally produced seeds in the UK and Ireland.
    Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Gaia Foundation
    £22,500 12/05/2020
    6
    towards unrestricted core costs as a COVID-19 Fast Response grant
    Thirty Percy Foundation - Grant to Gaia Foundation
    £300,000 16/04/2020
    Core costs
    Tudor Trust - Grant to Gaia Foundation
    £90,000 13/08/2019
    36
    over three years as continuation funding towards the core costs of an organisation working worldwide to develop an integrated approach to climate change through social and ecological justice
    National Lottery Community Fund - We Feed the World Events Programme
    £10,000 21/09/2018
    12
    The project aims to encourage the community to support local farmers and sustainable farming as a whole. It will also give them the chance to meet and learn new skills from other organisations and ....more
    Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Gaia Foundation
    £135,000 30/08/2017
    36
    Towards the project costs of a seed sovereignty programme for the UK, to promote a biodiverse and resilient arable and vegetable seed system.
    Comic Relief - Rites of Passage: Preventive & Restorative Justice for Youth
    £300,000 19/07/2017
    24
    In Stellenbosch and the surrounding areas gang violence and substance misuse is rife. With high unemployment and very few prospects for the future, young people are left with little hope but to join ....more
    Comic Relief - Promoting community-based, women-led development and governance systems in Africa
    £348,050 25/01/2017
    36
    This project will work directly with communities in Western and Northern Uganda to develop viable alternatives to the extractive industries that are impacting these areas. It will develop pilot ....more
    Tudor Trust - Grant to Gaia Foundation
    £75,000 07/12/2016
    36
    over three years as continuation funding towards the core costs of an organisation working worldwide to build an integrated approach to climate change through social and ecological justice
    Comic Relief - Girls in Gangs
    £310,650 30/11/2016
    18
    The Cape Flats is home to communities of blacks and coloured's who live in the legacy of discrimination resulting in poverty, malnutrition, poor life expectancy, social disintegration, shortfalls in ....more
    Tudor Trust - Grant to Gaia Foundation
    £105,000 22/10/2013
    36
    over three years as continuation funding towards the core costs of an organisation working worldwide to build an integrated approach to climate change through social and ecological justice
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    Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

    How is it governed?

    Trustees (1)

    • Gaia Trustee Limited
    Legal constitution
    • Charity registered in England & Wales on 30/03/1987, number: 327412
    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
    19 returns made; all on time
    Main office

    44 GRAND PARADE
    BRIGHTON
    BN2 9QA

    Objectives

    (I)TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN SUBJECTS WHICH INFORM INDIVIDUALS OF ECONOMIC BUSINESS SOCIAL OR OTHER STRUCTURES WHICH DEVELOP IN A NATURAL ORGANIC OR HOLISTIC FORM AND IN SUBJECTS WHICH BRING ABOUT A SYNTHESIS OF ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE TO THE BENEFIT OF MANKIND AND THE PLANET AS A WHOLE. (II)TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE BY WAY OF RESOURCES HEALTHCARE OR OTHER MEANS TO THE POOR OR UNDERPRIVILEGED ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

    Defined Area of Benefit:

    NOT DEFINED

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    Data Sources

    Charity Commission for England and Wales
    360 Giving
    CharityBase

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