CharityDetail

The Sheila Mckechnie Foundation

What it does
    The Foundation has established an Awards Scheme, currently with nine categories, as a means of identifying and developing the next generation of campaigners. A bespoke support programme is delivered to the winners of each category. More widely, the Foundation speaks out on behalf of the sector in order to champion the right to campaign.
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups
  • The General Public/mankind
Sector(s) covered
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Education/training
Where it operates
  • Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ethiopia
Financial Data ?
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus/
Deficit
Filed on
31/03/2019 £322,044 £340,972 -£18,928 19/12/2019
31/03/2018 £378,598 £338,384 £40,214 20/12/2018
31/03/2017 £405,333 £399,096 £6,237 13/02/2018
31/03/2016 £380,064 £396,264 -£16,200 23/12/2016
31/03/2015 £386,847 £425,291 -£38,444 23/11/2015
31/03/2014 £264,303 £258,630 £5,673 29/10/2014
31/03/2013 £326,961 £324,690 £2,271 23/09/2013
31/03/2012 £366,264 £371,774 -£5,510 14/12/2012
Donations received ?

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 9 grant making charities totalling £1,102,815

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£100,000
05/06/2019
Trust for London The funding is to increase civil society’s understanding, appetite and capability to involve people with lived experience in social change in London. It will particularly explore what involvement could and should mean, including sharing power, amplifying voices, agenda-setting and people retaining control over their own stories.
£120,000
28/02/2019
Joseph Rowntree Foundation Core costs
£15,000
16/10/2018
Lloyds Bank Foundation To fund their Social Change Project in its second year with key objectives around convening, advocating and capacity-building
£30,000
30/09/2018
Barrow Cadbury Continuing to build capacity and make the case for civil society's role in creating positive social change
£200,000
31/08/2018
Paul Hamlyn Foundation SMK provides training and support to those seeking to bring about positive social change. SMK is a powerful voice for this community, working to influence public offices and provide opportunities for smaller organisations and individuals to access the resources they need to be heard. This funding will enable SMK to further develop advocacy efforts with and for civil society, and support the organisation’s future development.
£75,000
31/12/2017
Tudor Trust over three years as continuation funding towards a UK-wide programme of workshops aimed at novice campaigners, alongside the provision of consultancy support to a small number of organisations each year
£15,000
31/10/2017
The Blagrave Trust Sponsorship of Best Campaign by young people
£10,000
31/07/2017
The Blagrave Trust Campaigning for social change
£20,000
30/06/2017
Barrow Cadbury A collaborative project to better understand and boost effectiveness of campaigning for social justice
£48,000
15/06/2017
Trust for London The funding is to support and boost the ability of organisations in London to create change, by: 1. Continuing our successful Influencing Change programme, supporting at least 30 campaigners per year over two programmes. 2. Supporting our Influencing Change alumni, over 100 campaigners, by sharing expertise and providing opportunities for peer support.
£210,990
31/03/2017
Esmee Fairbairn Towards unrestricted core costs to support campaigners and continuation of the Grassroots Action Support (GAS) Fund.
£20,000
31/01/2017
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Understanding Social Change will convene a new community of interest aimed at building knowledge and tools that can support campaign effectiveness; build greater legitimacy for campaigning and help develop the right competencies and cultures that can help campaigners thrive.
£46,425
31/07/2015
Esmee Fairbairn Towards the development and piloting of a gender equality campaign training programme and award.
£48,000
12/07/2014
Barrow Cadbury To deliver 'Influencing Change' - in the West Midlands, training and network building for grassroots activists.
£66,900
05/02/2014
National Lottery Heritage Fund The Mark of a Great Campaigner
£77,500
31/12/2013
Tudor Trust over three years as continuation funding towards the running costs of Voices for Change, a UK-wide programme of workshops aimed at novice grassroots campaigners
Governance
Trustees (10)
  • Louise Hanson
  • Alastair Wilson
  • John Rudkin
  • Kierra Box (2 trusteeships)
  • Sarah Wootton
  • Rhea Stevens
  • Cecilie Hestbaek
  • Moira Fraser-Pearce
  • Peter Moorey
  • Stuart Davis
Main office

The Foundry
17 Oval Way
London
SE11 5RR

Legal constitution
  • UK Charity, number: 1108210
  • First registered on 21/02/2005
Objectives

TO PROMOTE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF CHARITIES AND THE EFFECTIVE APPLICATION OF RESOURCES FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC BY RAISING THE STANDARD OF AND PROMOTING EXCELLENCE IN CAMPAIGNING ON BEHALF OF CHARITABLE PURPOSES IN PARTICULAR BY: (A) AWARDING INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE CONDUCTED EFFECTIVE AND LAWFUL CAMPAIGNS THAT FURTHER CHARITABLE PURPOSES; (B) RAISING AWARENESS OF GOOD PRACTICE IN CAMPAIGNING; (C) PROVIDING INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE TO PEOPLE WHO ARE CAMPAIGNING IN FURTHERANCE OF CHARITABLE PURPOSES.