Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018
- Charlton House, Dour Street, Dover, Kent, CT16 1AT
Aims & activities
1 The relief of refugees and their families and dependants who are in conditions of need,hardship or distress 2 to inform, advise and assist foreigners and Commonwealth citizens who are in difficulty or distress during their stay in the UK or in connection with their arrival or departure therefrom 3 to promote the rights of refugees through the provision of advocacy and information.
What the charity does
- General charitable purposes
- The prevention or relief of poverty
- Economic/community development/employment
Who the charity helps
- Other defined groups
How the charity works
- Provides services
- Provides advocacy/advice/information
Income and Endowments:
Assets and liabilities
- £228.0K Own use assets
- £0.0K Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £2.7M Other assets
- £1.4M Total liabilities
Raises funds from the Public
This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries
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 income and endowments received by the charity in the reporting period. Does not include planned future spending.
Costs incurred in generating income as a proportion of total income and endowments received in the reporting period. May include spending to secure future funding.
The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
Accounts and trustees' annual report
2.1 THE OBJECTS FOR WHICH THE COMPANY IS ESTABLISHED ('THE OBJECTS') ARE: 2.1.1 THE RELIEF OF SICKNESS AND FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OF BENEFICIARIES INCLUDING: (A) INFORMATION AND ADVICE ON COUNSELLING, HEALTH, LEGAL AND WELFARE SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE. (B) ADVICE ON FINANCIAL MAINTENANCE WHICH MAY INCLUDE THE DIRECT PROVISION OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, GOODS AND SERVICES. (C) ADVICE ON AND PROVISION OF RESIDENTIAL ACCOMMODATION. (D) SUCH OTHER ITEMS OR SERVICES AS THE TRUSTEES IN THEIR DISCRETION CHOOSE TO PROVIDE. 2.1.2 TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF BENEFICIARIES AND THEIR DEPENDANTS IN NEED THEREOF SO AS TO ADVANCE THEM IN LIFE AND ASSIST THEM TO ADAPT WITHIN A NEW COMMUNITY. 2.1.3 TO PROMOTE FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT THE SOUND ADMINISTRATION OF THE LAW BY PROVIDING ADVOCACY SERVICES TO BENEFICIARIES AND THEIR DEPENDANTS. 2.1.4 TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC IN GENERAL ABOUT THE ISSUES RELATING TO HUMAN MIGRATION. 2.2 IN THIS ARTICLE 2, 'BENEFICIARIES' ARE DEFINED AS INDIVIDUALS, BEING: 2.2.1 FOREIGN NATIONALS; OR 2.2.2 VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING OR POTENTIAL VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING (REGARDLESS OF THEIR NATIONALITY); WHO ARE IN DIFFICULTY ON THEIR ARRIVAL, STAY OR RESIDENCE IN OR DEPARTURE FROM THE UK.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 05/03/2001 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 06/05/2004 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 22/09/2005 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 13/12/2007 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 28/10/2009 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION REGISTERED AT COMPANIES HOUSE ON 15/07/2013 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION REGISTERED AT COMPANIES HOUSE ON 31/07/2015
Area of benefit
Other namesMigrant Help
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property.
- 8 Trustees
- 153 Employees
- 4 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Denis Philip King||Bootstrap Company Limited||Up-to-date|
|Robert Phillips||Money Advice And Community Support Service||Up-to-date|
|Lucy Bracken (Chair)||Age Uk East London||Up-to-date|
|Room To Heal||Up-to-date|
|Martin Bunch||Bwb Foundation||Up-to-date|
|Neil Everett||None on record|
|Alasdair John Douglas Smart||Lambeth & Southwark Community Transport||Up-to-date|
|Social Access Limited||Up-to-date|
|David Noble||None on record|
|Mark Leigh||None on record|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Northern Ireland
- Throughout England And Wales