CharityDetail

What it does
    FareShare redistributes surplus good quality food that would otherwise have gone to waste to charitable organisations around the UK for the production of meals for those most in need. The organisation also provides educational, advice and training for staff, volunteers and clients of those organisations as well as to its own volunteers.
Who works here
  • 110 employees and 363 volunteers.
Who it helps
  • Children/young People
  • Elderly/old People
  • People With Disabilities
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • The General Public/mankind
Sector(s) covered
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Education/training
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
  • Environment/conservation/heritage
  • Economic/community Development/employment
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
UN SDGs:
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Awards received

Over the last three years they've won the following awards:

  • Charity Times 2017 Awards Charity of the Year, income £1-5m
  • Charity Awards 2017 Environment & Conservation
  • Third Sector Awards 2017 Charity of the Year
Financial Data ?
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus/
Deficit
Assets Months
Reserves
Employees Volunteers Filed on
31/03/2018 £6,766,000 £7,155,000 -£389,000 2 110 363 31/01/2019
31/03/2017 £5,446,000 £5,769,000 -£323,000 £2,248,000 3 97 150 25/01/2018
31/03/2016 £5,166,138 £3,803,386 £1,362,752 £2,570,572 7 53 140 13/01/2017
31/03/2015 £2,993,353 £2,728,729 £264,624 £1,207,820 5 43 140 27/10/2015
31/03/2014 £2,610,376 £2,247,299 £363,077 £943,196 4 31 550 30/10/2014
31/03/2013 £2,385,446 £2,160,836 £224,610 £580,119 3 24 550 12/12/2013
31/03/2012 £1,812,800 £1,647,231 £165,569 £419,534 2 24 0 11/12/2012
31/03/2011 £1,983,978 £1,844,635 £139,343 £189,940 2 18 340 03/10/2011
31/03/2010 £1,254,251 £1,319,715 -£65,464 £133,603 16 309 29/01/2011
31/03/2009 £1,161,729 £1,294,017 -£132,288 £116,061 14 300 29/09/2009
31/03/2008 £1,274,600 £1,079,094 £195,506 £248,349 1 14 288 02/03/2009
31/03/2007 £1,077,515 £1,118,239 -£40,724 £52,843 14 0 30/01/2008
Donations received ?

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 9 grant making charities totalling £7,007,500

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£1,250,000
31/01/2019
Esmee Fairbairn towards unrestricted core costs that will enable FareShare to almost double the volume of usable surplus food that it distributes to the voluntary and community sector over the next five years.
£5,000,000
22/03/2018
National Lottery Heritage Fund This charity will use the funding to transform people's lives through food across the UK. With 270,000 tonnes of edible food being destroyed every year, FareShare delivered good surplus food to almost 7,000 charities and community groups in 2017. This funding will enable the charity to expand its work across its regional centres, saving more edible food in order to distribute to more charities and community groups. The food will be used to bring people together, build relationships and reduce loneliness.
£80,000
31/01/2018
Dulverton Trust UK wide operations
£177,500
28/02/2017
Nesta Second Half Fund programme grant to Fareshare Grant Ref AC00603
£100,000
28/02/2017
Comic Relief Driving National growth - achieving local impact
£40,000
31/01/2017
Dulverton Trust UK wide operations
£95,000
31/05/2016
Henry Smith Charity towards three years' continuation funding of the running costs of the UK Food Team at a charity that works throughout the UK to redistribute surplus food
£60,000
31/03/2016
Masonic Trust Expansion of refrigerated transportation services to redistribute surplus food to more charities in the West Midlands.
£165,000
30/04/2014
City Bridge Trust £165,000 over three years (£60,000; £55,000; £50,000) towards the salary costs of a London Development Manager plus running costs of a project creating satellite distribution centres in London.
£40,000
28/02/2014
Lloyds Bank Foundation This is a food distribution charity. The funding will support their volunteer programme helping reach the most vulnerable in society.
How effective is it?
Outputs Outcomes
01/04/2017-31/03/2018
772390 People accessing food£50,900,000 Socio-economic saving
Documents
Impact Report by NEF Consulting Research report Download Document
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Governance
Trustees (13)
  • Stephen Allan Robinson
  • John George Bason (2 trusteeships)
  • Vincent Craig
  • Lucy Jane Danger
  • Paola Bergamaschi Broyd
  • John Murray Raynor Hinton
  • Helen Margaret Sisson
  • Christele Delbe (2 trusteeships)
  • Tony Sykes
  • Andrew John Hood
  • Angela Michelle Yotov
  • Damien Harte
  • Adam James Eisenstadt
Main office

FareShare Ltd
Unit 7 Deptford Trading Estate
Blackhorse Road
LONDON
SE8 5HY

Legal constitution
  • UK Charity, number: 1100051
  • First registered on 14/10/2003
Objectives

3. THE CHARITY'S OBJECTS (THE "OBJECTS") ARE: (A) THE RELIEF OF POVERTY AND THE PRESERVATION AND PROMOTION OF GOOD NUTRITION, GOOD HEALTH AND SOCIAL IMPROVEMENT AMONG PEOPLE WHO ARE SUFFERING FROM SOCIAL, ECONOMIC OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS IN SUCH WAYS AS THE TRUSTEES MAY IN THEIR ABSOLUTE DISCRETION THINK FIT BUT PARTICULARLY THROUGH: (I) THE COLLECTION AND REDISTRIBUTION OF SURPLUS FOOD; AND (II) THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO UNDERTAKE VOLUNTARY WORK. (B) THE ADVANCEMENT OF PUBLIC EDUCATION IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY BY PROVIDING TRAINING IN THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR; AND THE FURTHERANCE, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC, THE CONSERVATION PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE PHYSICAL AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT BY PROMOTING THE REDUCTION OF WASTE (IN PARTICULAR FOOD WASTE) AND ITS ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS.