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Data for financial year ending 31 July 2017

Workers' Educational Association

  • Income

    £27.4M

  • Spending

    £28.3M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 1112775 Company no. 02806910

Contact details

Public address

  • Wea Corporate Services, 4 Luke Street, London, EC2A 4XW

Aims & activities

Promote adult and general education by stimulating and responding to the demand for liberal education, providing for the needs of working class adults and of those who are socially, economically or educationally disadvantaged, providing educational programmes in the community and in the workplace, furthering the advancement of education for all and promoting the effectiveness of similar charities.

What the charity does

  • Education/training
  • The advancement of health or saving of lives
  • Disability
  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • Economic/community development/employment
  • Human rights/religious or racial harmony/equality or diversity

Who the charity helps

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

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to individuals
  • Makes grants to organisations
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Other charitable activities

Income and Endowments:

£27.4M

Expenditure:

£28.3M

Assets and liabilities

  • £5.1M Own use assets
  • £0.0K Long term investments
  • £-1.9M Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £7.3M Other assets
  • £3.6M Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Fundraising

Raises funds from the Public

Trading

This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios

104%
97%
0%

Charitable objects

THE OBJECT OF THE ASSOCIATION IS TO PROMOTE ADULT AND GENERAL EDUCATION FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COMMUNITY REGIONALLY, NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY BASED ON DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES IN ITS ORGANISATION AND PRACTICE, THROUGH THE PARTICIPATION OF ITS VOLUNTARY MEMBERS. 3.1 STIMULATING AND RESPONDING TO THE DEMAND FOR LIBERAL EDUCATION, THROUGH THE DIRECT PROVISION OF COURSES AND OTHER ACTIVITIES; 3.2 RELIEVING POVERTY AND PROVIDING FOR THE NEEDS OF WORKING CLASS PEOPLE AND OF THOSE WHO ARE SOCIALLY, ECONOMICALLY OR EDUCATIONALLY DISADVANTAGED AND IN PARTICULAR ( BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION) BY PROVIDING EDUCATION AND TEACHING SKILLS FOR EMPLOYMENT, VOLUNTARY WORK AND SOCIAL INCLUSION ( DEFINED AS PROMOTING EQUALITY, DIVERSITY, MULTI-CULTURAL AWARENESS, HUMAN RIGHTS AS SET OUT IN THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND SUBSEQUENT INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS, PARTICIPATION IN CIVIL SOCIETY INCLUDING VOLUNTEERING, SELF-DEVELOPMENT AMONG THE DISADVANTAGED, LITERACY, NUMERACY AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS FOR THE UNEMPLOYED AND THOSE AT RISK OF UNEMPLOYMENT, ALL TOWARDS SUPPORTING THE DISADVANTAGED OF ALL AGES AND ENABLING IMPROVEMENT IN THEIR EDUCATION STANDARDS, LEVELS OF SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT AND GENERAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING); 3.3 PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES FOR APPROPRIATE ORGANISATIONS CONCERNED WITH COLLECTIVE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS IN THE COMMUNITY AND IN THE WORKPLACE; 3.4 GENERALLY FURTHERING THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION TO THE END THAT ALL PEOPLE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD MAY HAVE FULL ACCESS TO THE EDUCATION NEEDED FOR THEIR COMPLETE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT; 3.5 PROMOTING THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF CHARITIES WITH SIMILAR PURPOSES AND THE EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE APPLICATION OF RESOURCES FOR SUCH PURPOSES, IN PARTICULAR BY PROMOTING AND DISSEMINATING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES AND MODELS OF ACTIVITY, PROJECTS OR GOOD PRACTICE DEVELOPED OR CARRIED OUT BY THE ASSOCIATION NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY IN ANY APPROPRIATE FORM OR FORMAT, AND BY THE DELIVERY OF SUPPORT SERVICES GENERALLY TO SUCH CHARITIES.

Governing document

MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 05 APR 1993 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 19 DEC 2005 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 19 JAN 2006 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 06 MAR 2006 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 02 MAY 2007 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 19 DEC 2012 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 14 DEC 2017

Area of benefit

England, Scotland And Other Parts Of The World.

Organisation type

Standard registration

Other names

Wea

Other Regulators

OFSTED
Ofsted (Office For Standards In Education)

Policies

Risk management
Investment
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.

  • 11 Trustees
  • 2,331 Employees
  • 3,000 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Michael Crilly None on record
Lynne Smith Folkestone Sports Centre Trust Limited Up-to-date
The Folkestone And Hythe Unit Of The Sea Cadet Corps Up-to-date
The Folkestone Youth Project Up-to-date
Peter Threadkell None on record
Dr Cliff Allum None on record
Narinder Uppal None on record
Jon Gamble Leigh And Bransford Memorial Hall And Recreation Ground Up-to-date
The City Literary Institute Up-to-date
Lindsay Pearson None on record
Marion Flett None on record
Marc Sherland None on record
Robin Cook None on record
John Widdowson (Chair) None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Scotland
  • Throughout England