Finance Score: 5
Governance Score: 8
Support Score: 13
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • 12+ Trustees: -1
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +13
Overall GiG Score: 26 ?

SHEFFIELD WILDLIFE TRUST 

Our VisionThroughout Sheffield & Rotherham, from our streets & neighbourhoods to the wider countryside, there will be an abundance of nature that is protected, cared for and experienced by everyone.For the benefit of nature and people in Sheffield & Rotherham, working with our members, volunteers, local people, partners and the wider Wildlife Trust family, and by acting local.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers recently
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • 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:

  • There are 13 trustees whereas the Charities Commission recommends a maximum of 12

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£3,208£2,990£218£103£3,989£1,8507.483380
31/03/22£3,229£2,921£308£131£3,807£1,471680250
31/03/21£2,659£2,019£640£104£3,422£8985.369250
31/03/20£2,737£2,045£692£106£2,655£8264.966254
31/03/19£1,734£1,572£162£108£1,982£387357190
31/03/18£1,519£1,425£94£112£1,793£3112.6600
31/03/17£1,326£1,190£136£94£1,702£2762.8470
31/03/16£1,119£1,161£-42£114£1,586£3773.9710
31/03/15£1,284£1,328£-45£206£1,653£3543.2390
31/03/14£1,924£1,745£179£194£1,668£3542.4650
31/03/13£1,481£1,469£12£177£1,531£1961.6280
31/03/12£2,108£1,524£584£189£1,471£2041.6280
31/03/11£1,726£1,779£-53£211£909£1721.2640
31/03/10£1,464£1,693£-229£179£1,017£2121.5420
31/03/09£2,018£1,522£496£160£1,246£2502480
31/03/08£1,572£1,556£16£176£717£1491.1500
31/03/07£1,773£1,752£21£203£788£2611.8630
31/03/06*£2,065£2,114£-49£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05*£2,097£2,150£-52£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04*£2,677£2,494£183£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 3.3%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 3.4%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 3%
Highest pay band: £60,000-£70,000
Liabilities/Assets: 23%
Liabilities/Income: 37%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 46%
Reserves/Spending: 7.4 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 8 months
Quick Ratio: 5.2
Asset Split ?
Established: 36 years

www.wildsheffield.com

mail@wildsheffield.com

01142634335

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
GiG Classification
  • Animal sanctuaries and shelters
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Rotherham, Sheffield City,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • 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
Esmee Fairbairn£970,000
National Lottery Heritage Fund£552,138
National Lottery Community Fund£183,741
DCMS£124,750
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust
£3,227 21/10/2023
We would like to restore some areas of declining habitat in the Rivelin Valley in order to protect and enhance the rich biodiversity of the valley, particularly the variety of birdlife.
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Sheffield Wildlife Trust
£74,675 27/09/2023
#Innovate Evidence Emergency
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Sheffield Wildlife Trust
£249,963 05/06/2023
Delivering our Strategy 2030
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust
£5,000 30/01/2023
Towards unrestricted core costs as a Cost of Living Uplift
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Sheffield Wildlife Trust
£25,000 19/12/2022
Explore: Evidence Emergency Project- Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust
£2,159 22/10/2022
We wish to deliver a training programme to 100 young unemployed people working towards a John Muir Discovery Award and transferable skills with a view to progressing to environmental apprenticeship.
Esmee Fairbairn - Social investment Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust
£940,000 19/10/2022
Land Purchase Facility transaction for Ughill Hall Farm
National Lottery Community Fund - Wild at Heart
£183,741 24/03/2022
The funding will support older people and other vulnerable and isolated adults in wildlife-related activities in their local neighbourhoods across Sheffield and Rotherham to improve their wellbeing.
DCMS - GRCF2020: South Yorkshire Nature Networks
£124,750 11/11/2020
Green Recovery Challenge Fund 2020-21. The wider aim of the scheme is: The Green Recovery Challenge Fund is a short-term competitive fund to kick-start environmental renewal whilst creating and ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust
£3,227 24/10/2020
We aim to improve the health and wellbeing of older and vulnerable people, and reduce isolation, through nature-focused activities.
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Sheffield Wildlife Trust
£59,700 10/06/2020
COVID19: Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Sheffield Wildlife Trust
£25,000 05/05/2020
6
towards unrestricted core costs as a COVID-19 Fast Response grant
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW0264-CF1022 - Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership 15K 18/19, 20k 19/20, 20K 20/21, 20K 21/22)
£20,000 01/04/2020
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Sheffield Wildlife Trust
£142,800 28/11/2019
More Data for Nature
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - EAFRD - RD Measure 10 EXQ funded
£9,304 01/04/2019
This measure is the primary Agri-environment-climate funding for England in delivering the Rural Development programme environmental land management priorities and builds on the agri-environment ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - State Aid Funded (Measure 10)
£3,251 01/04/2019
This measure is the primary Agri-environment-climate funding for England in delivering the Rural Development programme environmental land management priorities and builds on the agri-environment ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - State Aid Funded (Measure 04)
£2,917 01/04/2019
This covers grants made for investments in physical assets made under Countryside Stewardship.The measure supports various farm and forestry investments in particular for businesses investing in ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership
£20,000 01/04/2019
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
National Lottery Community Fund - Brighter Sunnybank
£9,816 28/02/2019
12
This funding will be used to improve a wildlife area, to include the construction of steps and the installation of benches and plants, providing the community with an accessible green space for ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust
£6,713 19/11/2018
We want to build a natural activity trail for younger visitors to the beautiful and historic ancient woodland at Greno Woods.
National Lottery Community Fund - Wild at Heart
£167,758 17/08/2018
36
The group will deliver wildlife related activities for people aged over 50. Activities will include nature walks and photography, which will encourage people to spend time outdoors, with the aim of ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Sheffield Wildlife Trust
£250,000 05/07/2018
60
Towards creating a network for nature in Sheffield and Rotherham which communities feel ownership of and to strengthen the organisation for the future.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - ALB - Environment Agency - Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership
£15,000 01/04/2018
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - EAFRD - RD Measure 10
£2,717 01/04/2018
This measure covers Agri-environment-organic farming support.Payments are based on income foregone and, where relevant, additional costs resulting from converting to an organic farming system. There ....more
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Sheffield Wildlife Trust
£94,800 14/03/2018
Data for Nature
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£10,000 23/10/2017
Low Spring Wood
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership (stage 1)
£15,000 01/04/2017
To provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations to deliver projects to protect and enhance the water environment and deliver other EA objectives
National Lottery Community Fund - Natural Neighbours
£514,125 22/03/2017
59
The aim of this project is to help residents from communities around four parks within Rotherham to reclaim, improve and enjoy these green spaces in a way that brings the community together. This ....more
Environmental Finance - Conservation of the natural environment
£65,000 17/03/2017
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Sheffield Wildlife Trust
£2,839,700 25/10/2016
Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Sheffield Wildlife Trust
£15,000 10/08/2016
12
Towards the development of work that will showcase the unique role of urban Wildlife Trusts in addressing social and environmental problems.
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Sheffield Wildlife Trust
£99,800 17/02/2016
Nature Counts
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Sheffield Wildlife Trust
£88,154 19/11/2014
Towards Thinking Outside the Box, a pilot programme which will, through educational activities, connect young people with nature and disseminate learning across the wildlife trust movement.
National Lottery Community Fund - Wild at Heart
£390,949 30/05/2013
60
This is a new project based in Sheffield and delivered by Sheffield Wildlife Trust (SWT) which aims to deliver wildlife related activities for older people and other vulnerable and isolated adults to ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Sheffield Wildlife Trust
£30,000 29/05/2012
Towards a new core post during a time of change.
National Lottery Community Fund - Living with Nature
£408,324 09/03/2011
49
This project will work to develop open spaces for the whole community to enjoy, bringing nature into some of the most deprived areas of Sheffield. The project will involve 24 communities, 8 of which ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (13)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 12/13 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 29-72
  • BEN STONE Appointed: 2019, Occupation: Environment & Sustainability Business Partner
  • KRIS MACKAY Appointed: 2019, Occupation: Project Manager
  • OSCAR MORTON Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Research Data Manager
  • SARAH DEW Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Programme Director South Yorkshire Innovation Hub
  • SIOBHAN LAIRD Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Associate Professor In Social Work
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 22/09/1988, number: 700638
  • Registered at Companies House on 18/08/1988, number: 02287928
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Campaigns and political activity policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • 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; AR06: 0 days late, AR05: 88 days late, AR04: 1 days late,
Main office

Sheffield Wildlife Trust
Headquarters
Victoria Hall
37 Stafford Road
SHEFFIELD
S2 2SF

Objectives

1. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC, TO ADVANCE, PROMOTE AND FURTHER THECONSERVATION, MAINTENANCE AND PROTECTION OF:-WILDLIFE AND ITS HABITATS;II PLACES OF NATURAL BEAUTY;III PLACES OF ZOOLOGICAL, BOTANICAL, GEOGRAPHICAL, ARCHAEOLOGICALOR SCIENTIFIC INTEREST;IV FEATURES OF LANDSCAPE WITH GEOLOGICAL, PHYSIOGRAPHICAL, ORAMENITY VALUE;IN PARTICULAR, BUT NOT EX.CLUSIVELY, IN WAYS THAT FURTHER BIODIVERSITY.2. TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC IN:I. THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENTTHE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION.3. TO PROMOTE RESEARCH IN ALL BRANCHES OF NATURE STUDY AND TO PUBLISH THEUSEFUL RESULTS THEREOF.4. TO PROMOTE PUBLIC ACCESS TO AND APPROPRIATE USE OF OPEN SPACES, PLACESOF NATURAL BEAUTY AND PLACES OF ZOOLOGICAL, BOTANICAL, GEOGRAPHICAL,ARCHAEOLOGICAL OR SCIENTIFIC INTEREST, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENJOYMENT,EXERCISE AND RECREATION.SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IS PRIMARILY DEFINED AS DEVELOPMENT THATMEETS THE NEEDS OF THE PRESENT WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE ABILITY OF FUTUREGENERATIONS TO MEET THEIR OWN NEEDS (BRUNDTLAND COMMISSION).

Defined Area of Benefit:

CITY OF SHEFFIELD

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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