Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 December 2017
The Crusaders' Union
- Urban Saints, Kestin House, 45 Crescent Road, Luton, LU2 0AH
Aims & activities
Since 1906 the charity has been reaching out to children and young people with the good news of Jesus Christ. We are passionate about working with children and young people, helping them to realise their full God-given potential as they journey from childhood to adulthood, encouraging them to develop a personal faith in Christ and an effective Christian life of service.
What the charity does
- Religious activities
Who the charity helps
- Children/young people
How the charity works
- Acts as an umbrella or resource body
Income and Endowments:
Assets and liabilities
- £2.3M Own use assets
- £545.0K Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £1.8M Other assets
- £207.7K Total liabilities
Raises funds from the Public
Recognised by HMRC for gift aid
Charitable spending ratios
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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
3. THE COMPANY'S OBJECTS ARE SPECIFICALLY RESTRICTED TO TEACHING YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST AS PRESENTED IN THE BIBLE WITH A VIEW TO DEVELOPING A PERSONAL FAITH IN CHRIST AND AN EFFECTIVE CHRISTIAN LIFE SERVICE FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT. THE OBJECTS SHALL BE CARRIED OUT IN PARTICULAR BY:- 3.1 SHARING THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST; 3.2 SPIRITUAL, MORAL, SOCIAL, EDUCATIONAL AND PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT OF LEADERS, YOUNG PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES THROUGH INVOLVEMENT IN RELATIONAL YOUTH WORK; AND 3.3 PROVIDING FACILITIES FOR TRAINING, RESIDENTIAL EXPERIENCES AND OTHER EVENTS TO ENABLE SUCH DEVELOPMENT.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 12 SEP 2011
Other namesUrban Saints
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.
- 11 Trustees
- 42 Employees
- 1,200 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Anthony Obayori||Grace Assembly||Up-to-date|
|The Crusaders' Union||Up-to-date|
|United Kingdom World Evangelism Trust||Up-to-date|
|Dr Avice Hall||The Crusaders' Union||Up-to-date|
|Miss Jackie Smith||The Crusaders' Union||Up-to-date|
|Paul Marchant||The Crusaders' Union||Up-to-date|
|Cara Margaret Esther Wightman||The Crusaders' Union||Up-to-date|
|Jeffrey Malloy Russell||Action East Devon Ltd||Up-to-date|
|The Crusaders' Union||Up-to-date|
|Sharon Evelyn Prior (Chair)||The Crusaders' Union||Up-to-date|
|Sarah Elizabeth Palmer-Felgate||The Crusaders' Union||Up-to-date|
|Stephen Dengate||The Crusaders' Union||Up-to-date|
|Hermione Garner||The Crusaders' Union||Up-to-date|
|Benedict Sutton||The Crusaders' Union||Up-to-date|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Northern Ireland
- South Africa
- Throughout England And Wales