CharityDetail

Hastings Advice And Representation Centre

What it does
    HARC provides an accessible information, advice and advocacy service to the population of East Sussex, specialising in welfare benefits and tax credits up to and including the Upper Tier Tribunal. We offer home visits to elderly and housebound people and advice surgeries in Hastings & Rother. Our aim is to relieve local poverty by ensuring the correct benefit is received by people on a low income.
Who works here
  • 21 employees and 15 volunteers.
Who it helps
  • Children/young People
  • Elderly/old People
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/mankind
Sector(s) covered
  • Education/training
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • Disability
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
  • Economic/community Development/employment
Where it operates
  • East Sussex
How it's governed
  • UK Charity, number: 1083566
  • First registered on 21/11/2000
Financial Data
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus Assets Months
Reserves
Employees Volunteers Filed on
31/03/2018 £587,805 £537,922 £49,883 2 21 15 30/01/2019
31/03/2017 £530,938 £506,410 £24,528 £80,000 1 20 20 23/01/2018
31/03/2016 £534,200 £507,157 £27,043 £55,476 1 25 18 25/01/2017
31/03/2015 £488,700 £502,338 -£13,638 09/12/2015
31/03/2014 £499,051 £476,469 £22,582 27/11/2014
31/03/2013 £333,983 £395,815 -£61,832 24/01/2014
31/03/2012 £393,170 £334,316 £58,854 30/01/2013
31/03/2011 £329,466 £343,115 -£13,649 21/12/2011
Donations received

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 3 grant making charities totalling £241,587

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£114,600
30/11/2018
Henry Smith Charity towards three years' salary of a Project Worker to provide specialist welfare benefits advice and income maximisation at outreach surgeries for people who are housebound East Sussex
£20,000
31/08/2017
Tudor Trust over one year towards the costs of an welfare benefits digital inclusion project in community venues across Hastings
£4,987
30/06/2017
Sussex Community Foundation HARC is the best known specialist Advice Centre in Hastings and Rother for those needing advice and representation on Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits. Funding was provided to fund a sessional worker 3 days per wk for a year.
£102,000
31/03/2015
Tudor Trust over three years as continuation funding towards the core costs of an outreach and home visiting service at an established advice project serving the St Leonards, Hastings and East Sussex area
Governance
Trustees (9)
Main office

The Advice Community Hub
Renaissance House
London Road
St. Leonards-on-Sea
TN37 6AN

Objectives

A) TO PROMOTE THE BENEFIT OF THE INHABITANTS OF EAST SUSSEX (HEREINAFTER CALLED THE AREA OF BENEFIT). THIS WILL BE WITHOUT DISTINCTION OF SEX OR OF POLITICAL, RELIGIOUS OR OTHER OPINION BY ASSOCIATING WITH THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES, VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS AND INHABITANTS. THIS WILL BE IN A COMMON EFFORT TO ADVANCE EDUCATION AND TO PROVIDE FACILITIES IN THE INTEREST OF SOCIAL WELFARE, WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE FOR THE SAID INHABITANTS. (B) TO RELIEVE THE POVERTY OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE AREA OF BENEFIT, PARTICULARLY THROUGH THE PROVISION OF A COMPREHENSIVE WELFARE BENEFIT AND TAX CREDITS ADVICE SERVICE? TO MAINTAIN AND MANAGE AN ADVICE AND COMMUNITY CENTRE IN CO-OPERATION WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN EAST SUSSEX AND TO SECURE THE SUPPORT OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN EAST SUSSEX IN ACHIEVING THE ABOVE OBJECTS