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Battersea Arts Centre

What it does
    To advance and promote education and enjoyment for the benefit of the public locally, nationally and internationally, by the encouragement of arts and heritage, in particular the areas of dramatic art, music and exhibitions. BAC's mission is to inspire people to take creative risks to shape the future.
Who works here
  • 80 employees and 234 volunteers.
Who it helps
  • Children/young People
  • Elderly/old People
  • People With Disabilities
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • Other Defined Groups
  • The General Public/mankind
Sector(s) covered
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Education/training
  • Arts/culture/heritage/science
Where it operates
  • Wandsworth
How it's governed
  • UK Charity, number: 282857
  • First registered on 31/07/1981
Financial Data
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus Assets Months
Reserves
Employees Volunteers Filed on
31/03/2018 £12,300,166 £4,981,581 £7,318,585 1 80 234 31/01/2019
31/03/2017 £6,448,916 £5,101,343 £1,347,573 £10,474,023 1 79 174 19/01/2018
31/03/2016 £10,060,997 £5,424,327 £4,636,670 £9,126,450 3 67 369 26/01/2017
31/03/2015 £5,811,356 £4,667,123 £1,144,233 £4,489,780 3 67 289 12/11/2015
31/03/2014 £4,638,845 £3,625,193 £1,013,652 £3,345,547 1 75 276 03/07/2014
31/03/2013 £4,921,583 £3,699,313 £1,222,270 £2,331,895 75 209 04/10/2013
31/03/2012 £2,744,492 £2,633,685 £110,807 £1,109,625 55 0 22/10/2012
31/03/2011 £2,835,531 £2,804,485 £31,046 £998,818 51 0 19/12/2011
Donations received

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 6 grant making charities totalling £3,461,343

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£300,000
30/04/2019
Garfield Weston Foundation The Co-Creators
£60,000
30/09/2018
Esmee Fairbairn Towards the work of Artistic Directors of the Future, specifically the salary of a new general manager, plus funding towards the Up Next leadership programme.
£350,000
31/07/2018
Greater London Authority To develop and deliver a creative entrepreneurship programme for the London Borough of Culture
£250,000
31/07/2018
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Battersea Arts Centre will bring together a new network of interdisciplinary cultural organisations, individuals and social sector bodies to develop, promote and share models of outstanding co-created artistic practice – work developed in equal partnerships with communities. Through commissions, partnerships and sharing, the network will support the cultural sector to rethink traditional models of artistic creation and participation to make it relevant and accessible to more people.
£883,771
17/08/2017
National Lottery The Agency supports young people, aged 15-25, through a 28-week creative training programme to develop their own social change projects with and for the community in which they live. Their creativity and ideas drive the project, as they acquire project management and business skills, build networks and develop creative problem solving techniques to turn their entrepreneurial ambitious into a reality.
£240,000
31/07/2017
Walcot Foundation Lambeth/Wandsworth Capacity Building Programme
£545,000
31/03/2016
Esmee Fairbairn Towards the continuation of the Community Touring Network, a partnership programme in areas typically associated with low levels of cultural engagement.
£250,000
30/11/2015
Paul Hamlyn Foundation To support BAC in the aftermath of the fire that destroyed their Grand Hall, in order to maintain activities which achieve their mission ‘to inspire people to take creative risks to shape the future'.
£382,572
31/07/2015
National Lottery This project will build upon pilot work which aims to develop the skills, confidence and professional networks of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in London and Manchester to enable them to become more employable and entrepreneurial people who are able to have a positive impact on their own lives and their community.
£140,000
30/06/2015
Esmee Fairbairn Towards core costs whilst it recovers from the fire which destroyed the Grand Hall.
£50,000
30/04/2015
National Lottery The development funding will allow the project to scope and test change to for the future growth of its The Agency Project by exploring potential locations, local context, partners and beneficiary need and impact. The project will look to provide evidence for the proposed expansion and to show how it fits with Battersea Arts Centre's broader aims and strategic vision.
£10,000
28/02/2015
Paul Hamlyn Foundation To user test a model of arts participation that all arts organisations could adopt and adapt to attract a wider range of participants and stakeholders.
Governance
Trustees (11)
Main office

Battersea Arts Centre
Lavender Hill
London
SW11 5TN

Objectives

THE OBJECTS FOR WHICH THE CHARITY IS ESTABLISHED ARE TO ADVANCE EDUCATION IN THE ARTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC, IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY IN THE LONDON BOROUGH OF WANDSWORTH AND THE NEIGHBOURING DISTRICTS, BY ENCOURAGING, AND PROVIDING FACILITIES FOR,THE UNDERSTANDING, APPRECIATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ARTS GENERALLY, AND IN PARTICULAR IN THE FIELD OF DRAMATIC ART, MUSIC AND CRAFT.