Finance Score: 3
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 7
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +7
Overall GiG Score: 19 ?

ACTION HOMELESS (LEICESTER) LIMITED 

The vision is to empower homeless people to transform their lives. Action Homeless is committed to ensuring that the range of services that it provides, from prevention through supported accommodation to resettlement, places the clients at the centre of all activity. This activity will ensure that the resources and funding are utilised to achieve an improvement in the quality of lives.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • 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 and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Over half the Board have joined 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
31/03/23£4,026£3,376£650£26£3,809£3,54412.64617
31/03/22£4,161£3,906£255£25£3,159£2,8498.85527
31/03/21£3,394£2,922£472£19£2,887£2,73911.36041
31/03/20£2,958£2,646£312£29£2,372£2,1319.75462
31/03/19£2,554£2,284£270£24£2,080£1,8519.749185
31/03/18£2,343£2,116£227£20£1,804£1,5018.5460
31/03/17£2,323£2,039£284£18£1,572£1,2587.4520
31/03/16£1,946£1,789£157£19£1,271£9396.3470
31/03/15£2,212£1,823£389£544£1,114£7484.9450
31/03/14£2,010£2,054£-44£66£725£7254.2430
31/03/13£1,803£1,821£-19£91£769£7635370
31/03/12£1,858£1,855£3£141£787£7835.1440
31/03/11£1,719£1,667£52£128£784£7775.6440
31/03/10£1,620£1,604£16£91£732£7315.5430
31/03/09£1,596£1,580£15£57£716£7145.4430
31/03/08£1,668£1,685£-18£59£701£6894.9420
31/03/07*£1,643£1,581£62£40£718£7075.4440
31/03/06£1,497£1,522£-25£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£1,399£1,298£101£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£1,308£1,170£138£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0.7%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0.8%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 3%
Highest pay band: £70,000-£80,000
Liabilities/Assets: 26%
Liabilities/Income: 33%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 93%
Reserves/Spending: 12.6 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 7 months
Quick Ratio: 3.7
Asset Split ?
Established: 35 years

www.actionhomeless.org.uk

info@actionhomeless.org.uk

01162211851

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies HouseFacebookX
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Other Charitable Purposes
GiG Classification
  • Shelter for homeless, vulnerable & excluded people
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Derbyshire, Leicester City, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People With Disabilities
  • 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
Henry Smith Charity£310,000
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs£186,300
BBC Children in Need£65,297
Crisis UK£54,634
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Women's Open Space
£6,930 06/04/2023
The group will use the funding to provide social outreach and hot meals for women who are experiencing homelessness. This will help people in a vulnerable situation to reach their potential.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Action Homeless (Leicester) Ltd
£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’
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Action Homeless (Leicester) Ltd
£62,064 10/08/2021
This project provides 1 to 1 and group play sessions for children and families affected by homlesseness and domestic violence. Children will have improved relationships, be less anxious and be more ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Action Homeless (Leicester) Ltd
£2,733 17/06/2020
6
COVID19 - This project will provide digital technology and outdoor play equipment for children living in a refuge. Children will connect more with peers and increase their confidence and independence.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Covid-19 Food Charity Grant Scheme
£93,150 08/06/2020
The aim of this activity is to provide immediate support for a limited period of time to keep food charities and front-line charities that provide food aid open and supporting those most vulnerable ....more
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government - Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation: COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund
£24,299 05/06/2020
Organisations providing services and support for vulnerable people, for which there will be increased demand as a result of the COVID-19 crisis
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Covid-19 Food Charity Grant Scheme
£93,150 04/06/2020
The aim of this activity is to provide immediate support for a limited period of time to keep food charities and front-line charities that provide food aid open and supporting those most vulnerable ....more
Crisis UK - Grant to Action Homeless
£49,634 09/04/2020
Supporting those moving into temporary accommodation or self isolating during the pandemic.
Crisis UK - Grant to Action Homeless
£5,000 09/04/2020
Supporting those moving into Temporary Accommodation or self isolating
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Action Homeless (Leicester) Ltd
£310,000 19/03/2020
48
towards four years' running costs of a Housing First service for people in Leicester
LandAid Charitable Trust - Renovation of old hostel
£75,000 25/06/2018
24
We want to renovate an old hostel building in Leicester that is no longer fit for purpose to create modern living spaces for people who are street homeless. We're seeking funds to carry out an ....more
Nationwide Foundation - Grant to Action Homeless (Leicester) Ltd
£140,000 23/03/2016
This project will tackle the issue of lack of housing in Leicester and support vulnerable people living in poor conditions
National Lottery Community Fund - Down Not Out
£139,960 14/09/2011
24
Action Homeless (Leicester) will provide training and work experience to homeless people living in hostel accommodation through Down Not Out. It will focus on producing a monthly community newsletter ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (9)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 8/9 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 34-77
  • CLAIRE HURST Appointed: 2017, Occupation: Private Banking Manager
  • JAMES ELSEY Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Managing Director
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 17/11/1989, number: 702230
  • Registered at Companies House on 12/09/1989, number: 02422130
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment 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
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR07: 115 days late,
Main office

Action Homeless Ltd
Ridgeway House
Newton Lane
Wigston
LE18 3SE

Objectives

THE CHARITY'S OBJECTS (OBJECTS) ARE SPECIFICALLY RESTRICTED TO THE FOLLOWING:4.1 TO PREVENT AND RELIEVE HARDSHIP AND DISTRESS AMONGST PERSONS WITHIN THE AREA OF BENEFIT WHO ARE IN NEED BY REASON OF HOMELESSNESS, PSYCHOLOGICAL OR PHYSICAL INFIRMITY OR WHO, BY REASON OF ADVERSE CIRCUMSTANCES, ILL-HEALTH OR BY BEING A DISCHARGED OFFENDER, ARE IN NEED OF HELP IN ACQUIRING A SETTLED WAY OF LIFE, BY THE PROVISIONS TO SUCH PERSONS OF RESIDENTIAL ACCOMMODATION, HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION, CARE, TREATMENT OR OTHER ASSISTANCE OTHERWISE;4.2 TO EDUCATE SUCH PERSONS SO TO DEVELOP THEIR PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL CAPACITIES THAT THEY MAY DEVELOP FULL MATURITY AS RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUALS AND MEMBERS OF SOCIETY AND THAT THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE MAY BE IMPROVED;4.3 TO PROVIDE AND MANAGE SOCIAL HOUSING AND ACCOMMODATION WITHIN THE AREA OF BENEFIT AND TO UNDERTAKE ANY OTHER ACTIVITY CONNECTED WITH OR INCIDENTAL TO THE PROVISION OF SUCH ACCOMMODATION; AND4.4 TO USE ANY PROFIT OR SURPLUSES FOR THE BENEFIT OF HOMELESS OR OTHER VULNERABLE PEOPLE WITHIN THE AREA OF BENEFIT.

Defined Area of Benefit:

EAST MIDLANDS

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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