Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 December 2017
The Forum For The Future
- Forum For The Future, 19-23 Ironmonger Row, London, EC1V 3QN
Aims & activities
Forum for the Future works in partnership with leading organisations in business and the public sector. Our vision is of business and communities thriving in a future that is environmentally sustainable and socially just. We inspire and challenge organisations with positive visions of a sustainable future; deliver practical ways to realise those visions; and train leaders to bring about change.
What the charity does
- Economic/community development/employment
Who the charity helps
- The general public/mankind
How the charity works
- Provides services
- Provides advocacy/advice/information
- Sponsors or undertakes research
Income and Endowments:
Assets and liabilities
- £215.0K Own use assets
- £0.0K Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £2.2M Other assets
- £1.1M Total liabilities
Raises funds from the Public
Recognised by HMRC for gift aid
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
TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC IN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL STUDIES AS THEY RELATE TO INDIVIDUALS, COMMUNITIES, SOCIETY AT LARGE AND THE PLANET AS A WHOLE, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THEIR INTER-RELATIONSHIP WITH ECOLOGY, THE NATURAL WORLD, HEALTH, TECHNOLOGY, AGRICULTURE, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHOLOGY TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC BY:- 1) THE PRESERVATION CONVERSATION AND PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE PRUDENT USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES; 2) THE RELIEF OF POVERTY AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE IN SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES; AND 3) THE PROMOTION OF SUSTAINABLE MEANS OF ACHIEVING ECONOMIC GROWTH AND REGENERATION.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 17/08/1994 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 10/12/1997 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 27/07/2004 NOW ARTICLES ADOPTED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION DATED 25/04/2013
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
- 6 Trustees
- 65 Employees
- 19 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|The Hon. Sir Jonathan Espie Porritt||None on record|
|Mrs A Fiona Thompson||The Fenton Arts Trust||Up-to-date|
|Transparency International Uk||Up-to-date|
|Keith Clarke (Chair)||None on record|
|Anita Tiessen||None on record|
|Kelvyn Garth Derrick||None on record|
|Volker Beckers||None on record|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Throughout England
- United States