Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 December 2017
The United Reformed Church ( Northern Province) Trust Ltd.
- Website: http://www.urc-northernsynod.org
- Tel: 01912321168
- 4 College Lane, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8JJ
Aims & activities
The charity supports local United Reformed Churches in N E England in their outreach and mission by the provision of financial, advisory and technical support. We also support the URC's regional objectives of Christian discipleship, mission, building partnerships and managing property. Grants are made to churches and individuals in support of those objectives.
What the charity does
- Religious activities
Who the charity helps
- Other charities or voluntary bodies
- Other defined groups
- The general public/mankind
How the charity works
- Makes grants to individuals
- Makes grants to organisations
- Provides other finance
- Provides human resources
- Provides buildings/facilities/open space
- Provides services
- Provides advocacy/advice/information
- Sponsors or undertakes research
- Acts as an umbrella or resource body
Income and Endowments:
* £555.3K investment gains(losses)
Assets and liabilities
- £1.0M Own use assets
- £9.1M Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £1.0M Other assets
- £220.7K Total liabilities
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 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
TO ADVANCE THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DOCTRINES, PRINCIPLES AND USAGES AND THE BASIS OF UNION OF THE UNITED REFORMED CHURCH
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 4 AUGUST 2009
Area of benefit
Undefined. In Practice, Local.
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
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.
- 10 Trustees
- 7 Employees
- 7 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|John Christopher Gilmour Forrest||None on record|
|Rev David Grosch-Miller Ba (Chair)||None on record|
|Jo Kennedy||Christian Council On Ageing||Up-to-date|
|Peter Brooke Matthew||None on record|
|Dr Andrew Hamnett||None on record|
|Tony Haws||None on record|
|Ian Buchanan||None on record|
|Jane Tomlin||None on record|
|Dr Heather Jean Finlayson||None on record|
|Carol Hogg||None on record|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Throughout England