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Data for financial year ending 31 December 2017

Mercy In Action

  • Income

    £2.0M

  • Spending

    £1.9M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 1096068 Company no. 4627969

Contact details

Public address

  • Jubilee Centre, Lower Bristol Road, Bath, BA2 9ES

Aims & activities

MERCY IN ACTION WORKS IN THE PHILIPPINES IN CEBU AND MINDANAO AMONGST THE POOREST OF THE POOR. WE CURRENTLY SEND AROUND 400 CHILDREN TO SCHOOL AND COLLEGE & RUN 3 CHILDREN'S HOMES. WE HAVE FEEDING PROGRAMMES AND A DROP IN CENTRE FOR STREET CHILDREN, BUILD HOMES FOR DESTITUTE FAMILIES AND PROVIDE GRANTS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES. 'FEEDING THE HUNGRY TODAY; EQUIPPING THEM FOR TOMORROW'.

What the charity does

  • General charitable purposes
  • Education/training
  • The advancement of health or saving of lives
  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • Overseas aid/famine relief
  • Accommodation/housing
  • Religious activities

Who the charity helps

  • Children/young people
  • Elderly/old people
  • People with disabilities
  • People of a particular ethnic or racial origin

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to individuals
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services

Income and Endowments:

£2.0M

Expenditure:

£1.9M

Assets and liabilities

  • £9.1K Own use assets
  • £0.0K Long term investments
  • £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £173.1K Other assets
  • £89.1K Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Fundraising

Raises funds from the Public

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios

85%
30%
5%

Charitable objects

A)TO ADVANCE THE CHRISTIAN FAITH IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STATEMENTS OF BELIEFS APPEARING IN THE SCHEDULE HERETO IN BATH AND IN SUCH OTHER PARTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND IN THE PHILIPPINES AND IN SUCH OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD AS THE DIRECTORS OF THE CHARITY MAY FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FIT AND TO FULFIL SUCH OTHER PURPOSES WHICH ARE EXCLUSIVELY CHARITABLE ACCORDING TO THE LAW OF ENGLAND AND WALES AND ARE CONNECTED WITH THE CHARITABLE WORK OF THE CHARITY. B) TO RELIEVE PERSONS WHO ARE IN CONDITIONS OF NEED OR HARDSHIP OR WHO ARE AGED OR SICK AND TO RELIEVE THE DISTRESS CAUSED THEREBY IN THE SAID LOCATIONS AND IN SUCH OTHER PARTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE WORLD AS THE TRUSTEES MAY FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FIT. C) TO ADVANCE EDUCATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES BY SUCH MEANS AS THE TRUSTEES MAY CONSIDER APPROPRIATE INCLUDING BY MEANS OF ESTABLISHING AND OPERATING ANY EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENT OR ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE SAID LOCATIONS AND IN SUCH OTHER PARTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE WORLD AS THE TRUSTEES MAY FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FITTT

Governing document

MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION DATED 3 JANUARY 2003

Area of benefit

Bath And In Such Other Parts Of The United Kingdom And In The Phillipines And In Such Other Parts Of The World As The Directors Of The Charity May From Time To Time Think Fit

Organisation type

Standard registration

Other names

Mia
The Source

Policies

Risk management
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Volunteer management
Complaints handling
Paying staff

Land And Property

This charity owns and/or leases land or property. Some or all of this land or property must be used for the charity’s purposes.

  • 5 Trustees
  • 82 Employees
  • 173 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Allison Todd (Chair) None on record
Mr Tim Jones None on record
Hilary Jane Law None on record
Claire Scurr None on record
Julie Sheard None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Bath And North East Somerset
  • Bedford
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Gloucestershire
  • Milton Keynes
  • Oxfordshire
  • Philippines
  • Reading
  • Wiltshire