Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 July 2018
Goldsmiths Students' Union
- Goldsmiths Students' Union, Goldsmiths College, 8 Lewisham Way, London, SE14 6NW
Aims & activities
OUR ACTIVITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING SERVICE PROVISION TO OUR STUDENTS; ACADEMIC AND NON ACADEMIC REPRESENTATION, WELFARE, SPORTING CLUBS & CULTURAL SOCIETIES, VOLUNTEERING, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT,CAMPAIGNING, SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AND ENTERTAINMENTS, MEDIA, FUNDRAISING, EMPLOYMENT, ACCOMMODATION, SAFETY TRANSPORT, NURSERY, SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES, EQUALITY AND LIBERATION INITIATIVES, EMPLOYABILITY.
What the charity does
- Amateur sport
Who the charity helps
- Children/young people
- Other defined groups
How the charity works
- Provides buildings/facilities/open space
- Provides services
- Provides advocacy/advice/information
- Acts as an umbrella or resource body
Income and Endowments:
Assets and liabilities
- £28.3K Own use assets
- £0.0K Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £203.2K Other assets
- £142.0K Total liabilities
Charitable spending ratios
Ratios have to be put in context. They should be read in conjunction with the charity’s financial statements on which they’re based if they are to be interpreted correctly and sound conclusions drawn. For example the accounting rules affect what can be classed as income or expenditure. Where a charity which purchases land to further its objects the accounting rules do not permit including the purchase cost as charitable spending in its accounts. Instead it is ‘capitalised’ and shown on the balance sheet. Similarly a charity that receives an endowment it can’t spend may have a lower percentage of charitable spending as a proportion of income in the year of receipt as compared to the previous year as a result. Ratios may also be affected by the way a charity operates. For example, a charity which primarily generates income from investments may have lower cost of raising funds than one which employs fundraisers. A grant-making charity funding other charities to undertake an activity will have much lower staffing costs compared to a charity employing staff to perform that activity.
Charitable spending (including governance costs) as a percentage of the group’s total income available for charitable activities.
The charity group’s total income adjusted for the trading subsidiaries costs of income generation and other costs to give the percentage available to the parent for charitable spending.
The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
Accounts and trustees' annual report
independent examiner has
qualified these accounts
7. THE UNIONS CHARITABLE OBJECTS ARE THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION OF STUDENTS AT GOLDSMITHS COLLEGE FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT BY: 7.1 PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE EXPRESSION OF STUDENT OPINION AND ACTIVELY REPRESENTING THE INTEREST OF STUDENTS; 7.2 ACTING AS A CHANNEL OF COMMUNICATION IN DEALING WITH GOLDSMITHS COLLEGE AND OTHER EXTERNAL BODIES; 7.3 PROMOTING THE WELFARE OF STUDENTS AT GOLDSMITHS COLLEGE; 7.4 FACILITATING THE SOCIAL, RECREATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL INTERESTS OF ITS MEMBERSHIP, THROUGH PROVIDING SERVICES AND SUPPORT FOR ITS MEMBERS; AND 7.5 WORKING WITH OTHER STUDENTS UNIONS AND AFFILIATED BODIES.
Governing documentCONSTITUTION ADOPTED 23 MAR 2007
Other RegulatorsOfsted (Office For Standards In Education)
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
- 6 Trustees
- 90 Employees
- 1,750 Volunteers
Areas of operation
List of regions