Finance Score: -3
Governance Score: -4
Support Score: 8
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Deficit on unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Only 4 Trustees: -1
  • Static board: -3
  • Grant maker support: +8
Overall GiG Score: 1 ?

THE FIVE LAMPS ORGANISATION 

The Five Lamps Organisation delivers Community Based Projects throughout Stockton, The Tees Valley, and now delivers Financial Inclusion work regionally.These projects are primarily involved in the following:Employment. Enterprise Education Home Care Health Young People Community Finance
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity is not recognised by HMRC for Gift Aid according to its latest published return
  • There are only 4 trustees
  • The Board composition appears to be rather static

Financial issues to consider:

  • Unrestricted reserves appear to be dangerously low at the latest year end
  • There was a deficit on unrestricted reserves of £261,600 at the last year end after deducting the value of own use assets
  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending
Established: 34 years

www.fivelamps.org.uk

info@fivelamps.org.uk

01642608316

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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
31/03/22£3,130£3,909£-780£77£75£-262-0.81301
31/03/21£4,226£4,683£-457£98£615£1010.31300
31/03/20£2,900£3,759£-859£274£1,072£1,5004.81284
31/03/19£2,152£4,016£-1,864£155£1,931£1,66951223
31/03/18*£2,824£3,180£-356£52£3,796£2,38298915
31/03/17£2,976£2,882£94£40£4,152£3,32013.8480
31/03/16*£3,197£2,820£376£0£4,058£3,17613.5610
31/03/15£4,401£3,728£673£24£3,682£2,8919.3690
31/03/14£3,607£3,830£-223£39£2,984£2,7578.6810
31/03/13£2,263£3,131£-868£35£3,206£1,8687.2760
31/03/12£3,980£3,902£77£45£4,074£2,6078840
31/03/11*£3,058£2,696£362£60£3,997£2,80812.5800
31/03/10*£2,555£2,051£505£0£1,607£9005.3560
31/03/09£1,560£1,716£-156£32£1,190£1,0507.3470
31/03/08*£1,643£1,416£227£0£1,347£1,1169.5450
31/03/07£998£1,209£-211£39£1,186£9669.6440
31/03/06*£1,188£1,164£25£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£862£1,120£-257£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£1,793£2,046£-254£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 4.2%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 2%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 3%
Highest pay band: £90,000-£100,000
Liabilities/Assets: 99%
Liabilities/Income: 217%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: -348%
Reserves/Spending: -0.8 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 4 months
Quick Ratio: 2.3
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Other Charitable Purposes
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
Who works here?
  • 130 employees
  • 1 volunteer
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Individuals
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides other finance
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Scotland, Throughout England,

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
National Lottery Community Fund£575,002
DCMS£88,000
Esmee Fairbairn£15,000
County Durham Community Foundation£1,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Stockton on Tees Partnership
£428,991 17/11/2021
The project will use the funding to fund partnership working with four other community groups to scale-up its support groups activities and events and hubs and spaces for young people from ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Five Lamps
£15,000 08/02/2021
Towards unrestricted core costs COVID-19 extra support grant
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£88,000 05/08/2020
"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
County Durham Community Foundation - Support for the Community Shielded and Self-Isolated
£1,000 23/04/2020
To provide support for the Community Shielded and Self-Isolated.
National Lottery Community Fund - Home from Hospital
£146,011 16/05/2019
36
Home from Hospital
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Five Lamps Organisation
£29,292 15/03/2019
36
This project will deliver a youth club two evenings per week for disabled children and children with a long term illnesses living in Thornaby. Supporting them to develop relationships and physical ....more
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Five Lamps
£12,000 01/11/2017
12
Grant to support the cost of running job clubs acoss Teesside.
DCMS - Virgin Money Foundation North East Fund
£12,000 01/11/2017
Five Lamps is an award winning regeneration organisation based in Thornaby. The award supports the cost of running job clubs in locations across Teesside.
Environmental Finance - Income and financial inclusion
£400,000 17/06/2017
People living in poverty and/or are financially excluded
Esmee Fairbairn - Social investment The Five Lamps Organisation
£400,000 14/06/2017
72
An investment towards taking the Five Lamps personal lending activity to scale across the UK, supporting people affected by financial exclusion, providing an alternative to high-cost lending.
National Lottery Community Fund - Positive Social Behaviour Orders (POSBO's)
£10,000 16/09/2015
12
The organisation will use the funding to expand their ‘Positive Social Behaviour Orders’ project to other areas of Thornaby and deliver positive activities including art, music and ....more
Northern Rock Foundation - Grant awarded to The Five Lamps Organisation (Tees Valley)
£16,000 22/06/2012
Towards a feasibility study exploring the potential for growth of Tees Credit Union.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (4)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 52-77
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 15/12/1989, number: 702314
  • Registered at Companies House on 09/11/1989, number: 02441319
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Other Regulators
  • Care Quality Commission
  • Financial Conduct Authority
  • Homes England
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
19 returns made; AR18: 90 days late, AR16: 19 days late, AR11: 128 days late, AR10: 132 days late, AR08: 2 days late, AR06: 199 days late,
Main office

FIVE LAMPS CENTRE
ELDON STREET
THORNABY
STOCKTON-ON-TEES
TS17 7DJ

Objectives

THE PROMOTION FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC OF URBAN OR RURAL REGENERATION IN AREAS OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEPRIVATION, WITHIN ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND, BY ALL OR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING MEANS: A) THE RELIEF OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP AMONG PEOPLE LIVING OR WORKING WITHIN ENGLAND BY PROVIDING SUCH PERSONS WITH GOODS AND/OR SERVICES WHICH THEY COULD NOT OTHERWISE AFFORD THROUGH LACK OF MEANS; B) THE PREVENTION AND RELIEF OF POVERTY BY PROVIDING EDUCATION, GOODS AND SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS IN NEED; C) THE RELIEF OF UNEMPLOYMENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC IN SUCH WAYS AS MAY BE THOUGHT FIT, INCLUDING ASSISTANCE TO FIND EMPLOYMENT; D) THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION, TRAINING OR RETRAINING PARTICULARLY AMONG SOCIALLY, ECONOMICALLY AND FINANCIALLY EXCLUDED PEOPLE AND THE PROVISION OF WORK EXPERIENCE FOR UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE; E) THE PROVISION OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE , TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, BUSINESS ADVICE OR CONSULTANCY IN ORDER TO PROVIDE TRAINING AND EMPLOYABILITY FOR UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE IN CASES OF FINANCIAL OR OTHER CHARITABLE NEED THROUGH HELP IN SETTING UP THEIR OWN BUSINESS OR TO EXISTING BUSINESSES; F) THE CREATION OF TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES BY THE PROVISION OF WORKSPACE, BUILDINGS OR LAND FOR USE ON FAVOURABLE TERMS; G) THE PROVISION OF HOUSING FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN CONDITIONS OF NEED AND/OR THE REFURBISHMENT OF SUCH HOUSING; H) THE PROVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH FACILITIES AND CHILDCARE; I) THE PROVISION OF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES FOR THE PUBLIC OR THOSE WHO BY REASON OF THEIR YOUTH, AGE, INFIRMITY OR DISABILITY, FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES, HAVE NEED OF SUCH FACILITIES; J) THE DEVELOPMENT OF SKILLS AND CAPACITY IN THOSE LIVING IN SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES TO ENABLE THEM TO BETTER IDENTIFY AND HELP MEET THEIR NEEDS AND TO PARTICIPATE MORE FULLY IN SOCIETY; AND K) ANY OTHER PURPOSES CURRENTLY RECOGNISED AS CHARITABLE AND ANY NEW CHARITABLE PURPOSES WHICH ARE SIMILAR TO ANOTHER CHARITABLE PURPOSE.

Defined Area of Benefit:

THORNABY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Data Sources

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