CharityDetail

What it does
  • Established in 1991, Cardboard Citizens is the UK's only professional homeless people's theatre company. The charity presents plays performed by homeless and marginalized people, so as to share experiences, problem-solve together and bring attention to the issues faced by homeless people today, whilst making great theatre.
Who works here
  • 18 employees and 16 volunteers.
Who it helps
  • Children/young People
  • Elderly/old People
  • People With Disabilities
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin
  • Other Defined Groups
  • The General Public/mankind
Sector(s) covered
  • Education/training
  • Arts/culture/heritage/science
  • Other Charitable Purposes
Where it operates
  • Throughout London
UN SDGs:
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Financial Data ?
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus/
Deficit
Assets Months
Reserves
Employees Volunteers Filed on
31/03/2018 £1,420,070 £1,249,121 £170,949 1 18 16 20/12/2018
31/03/2017 £1,220,758 £1,256,045 -£35,287 £382,516 3 19 39 28/11/2017
31/03/2016 £1,160,251 £1,120,695 £39,556 £417,803 4 17 39 14/11/2016
31/03/2015 £925,011 £885,444 £39,567 £378,248 4 15 25 13/10/2015
31/03/2014 £942,428 £910,509 £31,919 £338,681 2 15 20 09/12/2014
31/03/2013 £702,821 £754,478 -£51,657 £306,762 2 16 10 29/10/2013
31/03/2012 £909,657 £936,853 -£27,196 £358,419 4 16 10 24/07/2012
31/03/2011 £1,008,224 £739,269 £268,955 £385,615 6 14 10 24/08/2011
31/03/2010 £806,427 £846,817 -£40,390 £116,660 1 12 10 10/12/2010
31/03/2009 £796,367 £780,532 £15,835 £157,050 2 16 6 02/10/2009
Donations received ?

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 8 grant making charities totalling £1,248,216

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£180,000
31/05/2018
Esmee Fairbairn Towards Cardboard Camps, a three-year programme with homeless and other vulnerable people in areas of low arts engagement across England.
£240,000
30/11/2017
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Following 25 years of successful arts engagement with those affected by homelessness, Cardboard Citizens seeks to develop its ‘wraparound model’ to meet the increasing demand and complex needs of members. It will further enhance recruitment, induction and progression routes as well as improving evaluation of its long-term impact.
£120,000
31/08/2017
Comic Relief Citz Young Story-Tellers
£20,000
31/05/2017
Garfield Weston Foundation Cardboard Citizens' National Creative Residencies 2017-18
£30,000
28/02/2017
Clothworkers Foundation Building refurbishment for a charity which makes life-changing theatre with and for homeless people in London
£45,800
02/02/2017
National Lottery Heritage Fund Home Truths Festival of heritage events
£99,000
29/02/2016
Henry Smith Charity towards three years' continuation funding of salary costs relating to the 'ACT NOW' performing arts programme, providing a range of support services to homeless and at risk young people in London
£463,716
30/06/2015
National Lottery Heritage Fund A performing-arts centred project to support homeless people and those at risk of homelessness across London and England-wide. The scheme will use theatre as a tool to explore difficult issues through forum theatre tours, shared storytelling and interaction with audiences. The scheme will also provide accredited workshops and access to increased qualifications inc English and Maths and acces to employment.
£49,700
30/04/2015
City Bridge Trust £49,700 to enable Cardboard Citizens to develop its business modelling in order to expand its training programme for external agencies.
Governance
Trustees (9)
Main office

77A GREENFIELD ROAD
LONDON
E1 1EJ

Legal constitution
  • UK Charity, number: 1042457
  • First registered on 29/11/1994
Objectives

TO ADVANCE EDUCATION FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT BY THE PROMOTION OF THE ARTS, IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY THE ART OF DRAMA