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Action Foundation

UN SDGs
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No Poverty
Good health & wellbeing
Reduced Inequalities
What it does
    We support asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in the North East of England to lead lives that are safe, independent and fulfilled, by providing supported accommodation and free English language and employment classes. Our ?Skills for Life? English language classes are delivered from our classrooms in Newcastle and Sunderland, as well as in other centres through our community partnerships.
Who works here
  • 15 employees and 224 volunteers.
Who it helps
  • Elderly/old People
  • Other Defined Groups
  • The General Public/mankind
Sector(s) covered
  • Education/training
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
  • Accommodation/housing
  • Economic/community Development/employment
Where it operates
  • Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne City, Sunderland
How it's governed
  • UK Charity, number: 1132051
  • First registered on 08/10/2009
Financial Data
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus Assets Months
Reserves
Filed on Employees Volunteers
31/03/2018 £988,868 £904,436 £84,432 3 13/09/2018 15 224
31/03/2017 £848,246 £871,361 -£23,115 £171,025 2 04/10/2017 17 35
31/03/2016 £646,248 £532,286 £113,962 £194,140 4 16/08/2016 15 85
31/03/2015 £438,333 £415,204 £23,129 08/10/2015
31/03/2014 £367,387 £333,575 £33,812 14/10/2014
31/03/2013 £233,336 £240,733 -£7,397 22/11/2013
31/03/2012 £170,660 £175,936 -£5,276 02/10/2012
31/03/2011 £135,859 £125,886 £9,973 06/09/2011
Donations received

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 7 grant making charities totalling £817,615

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£20,000
30/09/2017
AB Charitable Trust £20,000 towards the salary of the Action Hosting Co-ordinator. Action Hosting matches destitute asylum seekers to a volunteer offering a spare room.
£43,200
31/08/2017
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Year 1 - Salary and on-costs of the Director of Operations
£10,272
31/08/2017
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Providing English classes and workshops to isolated migrants in Sunderland
£500
31/05/2017
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Donations towards the provision of Action Foundation's accommodation services
£30,000
30/04/2017
Garfield Weston Foundation Action Housing, Hosting, Letting and Langauge
£2,640
31/01/2017
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Towards Free English classes for disadvantaged female refugees, asylum seekers and migrants
£2,357
30/11/2016
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Towards ESOL provision to Syrian Refugees in Newcastle
£48,931
14/09/2016
Virgin Money Foundation The award is to help it to expand Action Lettings which provides emergency accommodation to refugees and destitute asylum seekers in Newcastle and Sunderland.
£5,000
31/08/2016
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Towards Providing essential furniture items to refugees moving into independent accommodation
£64,237
20/07/2016
Lloyds Bank Foundation Providing accommodation to refugees and destitute asylum seekers with no recourse to public funds. The grant will fund a proportion of the salary of the Action Letting and Housing Project Manager.
£15,000
31/05/2016
AB Charitable Trust £15,000 towards core costs and development of Action Letting, Housing and Language projects
£3,921
30/04/2016
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Towards Free ESOL for Employability courses for refugees and migrants
£26,500
31/03/2016
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Towards Support and accommodation for vulnerable homeless asylum seekers/refugees Year 3
£3,000
31/12/2015
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Towards Free community based English classes for isolated and vulnerable women
£398,916
31/05/2015
National Lottery The aim of the project is to provide a range of skills based classes to new arrivals to the country. The project will have a specific community focus, promoting integration through education with a range of classes including 'Skills for Life', numeracy and employability courses. .
£4,941
30/04/2015
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Towards 75 hour ESOL employability courses with mentoring and work experience
£15,000
31/03/2015
AB Charitable Trust £15,000 towards core costs of Action Housing, Letting and Language projects
£28,200
31/03/2015
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Support and accommodation for vulnerable homeless asylum seekers/refugees Year 2
£85,000
31/05/2014
Henry Smith Charity towards three years' continuation funding of the running costs of a project providing support and accommodation for vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees at risk of homelessness in the North East
£10,000
31/12/2013
AB Charitable Trust £10,000 towards running costs of housing projects
Governance
Trustees (7)
  • Adrian Corner Smith
  • Andrew Coulson
  • Ian Galloway
  • Jayne Patricia Powell
  • Peter Maiden
  • Ruth Linda Evans
  • Sirak Hagos

Objectives

THE OBJECTS FOR WHICH THE COMPANY IS ESTABLISHED FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT ARE: 3.1 THE PREVENTION AND/OR RELIEF OF POVERTY BY THE PROVISION OF ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE, TRAINING AND THE PROVISION OF HOUSING AND ACCOMMODATION FOR PERSONS IN NEED OF SUCH PROVISIONS AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF HOUSING AND LIVING CONDITIONS FOR SUCH PERSONS; 3.2 THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT; 3.3 THE RELIEF OF THOSE IN NEED BY REASON OF THEIR YOUTH, AGE, ILL HEALTH, DISABILITY, FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OR SOCIAL DISADVANTAGE, PARTICULARLY PERSONS SUFFERING OR RECOVERING FROM SUBSTANCE ABUSE, EATING DISORDERS, PROSTITUTION OR PERSONS IN SIMILAR SITUATIONS; AND 3.4 THE PROMOTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS (AS SET OUT IN THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND SUBSEQUENT UNITED NATIONS CONVENTIONS AND DECLARATIONS) THROUGHOUT THE WORLD BY RELIEVING NEED AMONG THE VICTIMS OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE.