Action Foundation

www.actionfoundation.org.uk
Charity first registered in the UK on 08/10/2009 no: 1132051
Charities Commission data

This charity employs 15 people and has 224 volunteers.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals
1 No Poverty
3 Good health & wellbeing
10 Reduced Inequalities

What it does

Education/training
The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
Accommodation/housing
Economic/community Development/employment

How it works

Provides Buildings/facilities/open SpaceProvides ServicesProvides Advocacy/advice/information

Where it operates

Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne City, Sunderland

Who it helps

Elderly/old People
Other Defined Groups
The General Public/mankind


Donations received

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

When Amount Donor To be used for
30/09/2017 £20,000 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.
31/08/2017 £43,200 Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Year 1 - Salary and on-costs of the Director of Operations
31/08/2017 £10,272 Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Providing English classes and workshops to isolated migrants in Sunderland
31/05/2017 £500 Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Donations towards the provision of Action Foundation's accommodation services
30/04/2017 £30,000 Garfield Weston Foundation Action Housing, Hosting, Letting and Langauge
31/01/2017 £2,640 Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Towards Free English classes for disadvantaged female refugees, asylum seekers and migrants
30/11/2016 £2,357 Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Towards ESOL provision to Syrian Refugees in Newcastle
14/09/2016 £48,931 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.
31/08/2016 £5,000 Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Towards Providing essential furniture items to refugees moving into independent accommodation
20/07/2016 £64,237 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.
31/05/2016 £15,000 AB Charitable Trust £15,000 towards core costs and development of Action Letting, Housing and Language projects
30/04/2016 £3,921 Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Towards Free ESOL for Employability courses for refugees and migrants
31/03/2016 £26,500 Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Towards Support and accommodation for vulnerable homeless asylum seekers/refugees Year 3
31/12/2015 £3,000 Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Towards Free community based English classes for isolated and vulnerable women
31/05/2015 £398,916 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. .
30/04/2015 £4,941 Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Towards 75 hour ESOL employability courses with mentoring and work experience
31/03/2015 £15,000 AB Charitable Trust £15,000 towards core costs of Action Housing, Letting and Language projects
31/03/2015 £28,200 Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Support and accommodation for vulnerable homeless asylum seekers/refugees Year 2
31/05/2014 £85,000 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
31/12/2013 £10,000 AB Charitable Trust £10,000 towards running costs of housing projects

Financial Data
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus Assets Months
Reserves
Employees Volunteers
31/03/2018 £988,868 £904,436 £84,432 3 15 224
31/03/2017 £848,246 £871,361 -£23,115 £171,025 2 17 35
31/03/2016 £646,248 £532,286 £113,962 £194,140 4 15 85
31/03/2015 £438,333 £415,204 £23,129 0
31/03/2014 £367,387 £333,575 £33,812 0
31/03/2013 £233,336 £240,733 -£7,397 0
31/03/2012 £170,660 £175,936 -£5,276 0
31/03/2011 £135,859 £125,886 £9,973 0

Trustees

This charity has 7 registered trustees.

  • 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.