Advising Communities

Charity first registered in the UK on 04/03/1997 no: 1061055
Charities Commission data

This charity employs 31 people and has 85 volunteers.



What it does

The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty

How it works

Provides Advocacy/advice/information

Where it operates

Throughout England And Wales

Who it helps

The General Public/mankind


Donations received

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 7 grant making charities totalling £1,146,044

When Amount Donor To be used for
03/04/2018 £84,086 United Saviours Charity Continuation funding for work supporting Latin American residents to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life through money management and employment. From 2018, the project will incorporate English-speaking residents to allow the development of closer links between the communities.
31/03/2017 £15,000 AB Charitable Trust £15,000 towards casework to assist EU migrants and a stream of work to provide immigration casework to destitute migrants
22/02/2017 £135,000 Trust for London The funding is support continuation for an Employment Solicitor which will allow Advising London to continue providing high quality casework and representations on employment as well as support and training for the generalist advice team.
18/11/2016 £56,000 Big Issue Invest People living in poverty and/or are financially excluded
31/05/2016 £514,495 National Lottery Advising London will provide advice, information and support to the growing migrant, refugee and asylum seeker populations within the London boroughs of Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham. A specialist advice programme is delivered through dedicated in-house advice sessions and appointments in various languages including Polish, Portuguese and Latin American. Many will be offered guided self-help on issues including financial education/capability sessions and digital/online skills training.
20/05/2016 £100,000 Big Issue Invest People living in poverty and/or are financially excluded
03/04/2016 £63,463 United Saviours Charity The grant is employing a Spanish speaking project worker to support the Latin American community across two sites to improve their economic well-being and quality of life and enable them to fully participate in the wider community.  Financial literacy, debt and legal advice are included, and coaching techniques used to support and build capacity and resilience.
31/03/2016 £20,000 Clothworkers Foundation Building reconstruction and refurbishment for a charity which provides welfare, legal and other advice
31/05/2015 £10,000 AB Charitable Trust £10,000 towards advice and support for marginalised migrants
30/04/2015 £138,000 City Bridge Trust £138,000 over three years (3 x £46,000) for a f/t Debt Programme Manager and related costs to promote access to debt advice and to provide specialist casework to indebted Lambeth residents.
31/03/2014 £10,000 AB Charitable Trust £10,000 towards work on the employment based exploitation of migrants

Financial Data
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus Assets Months
Reserves
Employees Volunteers
31/03/2018 £1,291,828 £1,280,959 £10,869 0 31 85
31/03/2017 £1,275,324 £1,298,030 -£22,706 £79,728 0 26 85
31/03/2016 £1,193,014 £1,194,409 -£1,395 £102,434 1 28 62
31/03/2015 £1,028,246 £1,039,014 -£10,768 £103,829 1 24 58
31/03/2014 £1,011,849 £962,144 £49,705 £114,597 1 22 40
31/03/2013 £1,013,089 £1,079,591 -£66,502 £64,892 1 21 15
31/03/2012 £993,057 £995,557 -£2,500 £131,394 2 21 10
31/03/2011 £1,040,914 £998,544 £42,370 £133,894 2 18 0
31/03/2010 £964,752 £893,388 £71,364 £91,524 1 18 0
31/03/2009 £847,793 £920,246 -£72,453 £20,160 0 17 5
31/03/2008 £894,744 £904,940 -£10,196 £92,613 1 21 0
31/03/2007 £930,222 £913,796 £16,426 £102,809 1 21 0
31/03/2006 £869,454 £930,027 -£60,573 0
31/03/2005 £871,765 £813,509 £58,256 0
31/03/2004 £757,080 £812,319 -£55,239 0

Trustees

This charity has 7 registered trustees.

  • Chris Snow
  • Denise Owusu-ansah
  • Dr Chris Sanford
  • Emma Willing
  • Magdelena Nikolova
  • Susan Underhill
  • Teresa Lau
Objectives

1. THE RELIEF OF FINANCIAL NEED BY THE PROVISION OF ADVICE, EDUCATION AND SUPPORT FOR SUCH PEOPLE WHO WOULD NOT OTHERWISE BE ABLE TO OBTAIN SUCH SERVICES THROUGH LACK OF MEANS PARTICULARLY BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY THROUGHOUT THE UK. 2. TO PROMOTE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE VOLUNTARY, COMMUNITY AND CHARITY SECTORS THROUGH PROMOTING GOOD PRACTICE AND PARTNERSHIPS 3. TO PROMOTE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF CHARITIES, VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS, COMMUNITY GROUPS AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISES IN THE DIRECT FURTHERANCE OF THEIR OBJECTS BY THE PROVISIONS OF INFORMATION, ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE IN THE ESTABLISHMENT, ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT OF SUCH ORGANISATIONS.