Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 December 2017
Portsmouth Diocesan Council For Social Responsibility
- First Floor, Peninsular House, Wharf Road, Portsmouth, PO2 8HB
Aims & activities
An independent charity based at the Diocese of Portsmouth that seeks to facilitate sustainable and innovative approaches to locally based social action, especially, though not exclusively, at the parish level in SE Hampshire, Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight, and beyond. It works with people of all faiths and none without preference or prejudice, and is committed to working in a fully inclusive way.
What the charity does
- General charitable purposes
- The prevention or relief of poverty
- Religious activities
Who the charity helps
- Other charities or voluntary bodies
- The general public/mankind
How the charity works
- Provides human resources
- Provides services
- Sponsors or undertakes research
- Acts as an umbrella or resource body
Income and Endowments:
* £47.9K investment gains(losses)
Assets and liabilities
- £0.0K Own use assets
- £1.1M Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £61.9K Other assets
- £29.0K Total liabilities
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
4.1 THE ADVANCEMENT OF CHARITABLE PURPOSES FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT AS ARE EXCLUSIVELY CHARITABLE ACCORDING TO THE LAWS OF ENGLAND AND WALES CARRIED OUT IN CONNECTION WITH THE RELIGIOUS AND OTHER CHARITABLE WORK OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND IN THE DIOCESE OF PORTSMOUTH. 4.2 THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR MEN AND WOMEN SO AS TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO UNDERTAKE VOLUNTARY WORK, SOCIAL SERVICE AND SIMILAR CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE WIDER COMMUNITY: THE EXPRESSION "SOCIAL SERVICE" BEING DEFINED AS MEANING ANY AND ALL ORGANISATIONS OR PERSONS PROVIDING (WHETHER UNDER STATUTORY OBLIGATIONS TO DO SO OR VOLUNTARY) SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE FOR THE ASSISTANCE AND ADVICE OF PERSONS SUFFERING ILL HEALTH, POVERTY, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISTRESS OR GENERALLY BEING HANDICAPPED OR SOCIALLY OR ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED; OR TO PREVENT OR ALLEVIATE ILL HEALTH, POVERTY, MENTAL OR PHYSICAL DISTRESS OR ANY HANDICAPPED OR SOCIALLY OR ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED CONDITION. 4.3 THE PROMOTION OF RESEARCH INTO THE MORAL AND SOCIAL WELFARE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY OF THE SAID AREA AND THE PUBLICATION OF THE USEFUL RESULTS OF ALL SUCH RESEARCH. 4.4 THE RELIEF OF PERSONS WHO ARE IN NEED, HARDSHIP OR DISTRESS THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CAPACITY OF THE CHURCH AT PARISH, DEANERY AND DIOCESAN LEVELS TO ADDRESS, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OTHERS, ISSUES OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGE IN COMMUNITIES IN PORTSMOUTH, HAMPSHIRE AND THE ISLE OF WIGHT INCLUDING THE PROVISION OF CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELLING SERVICES AT SUITABLE PREMISES. 4.5 THE PROMOTION OF THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT BY THE PROVISION OF INFORMATION, ADVICE, INSTRUCTION AND OTHER SERVICES IN ANY DIOCESE OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND INCLUDING THE PUBLICATION OF MATERIAL IN WRITTEN OR ELECTRONIC FORMS AND THE HOLDING OF MEETINGS, CONFERENCES, COURSES AND LECTURES. "THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR' MEANS CHARITIES AND VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS PROVIDING SOCIAL SERVICE. "CHARITIES ARE ORGANISATIONS, WHICH ARE ESTABLISHED FOR EXCLUSIVELY CHARITABLE PURPOSES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW OF ENGLAND AND WALES." "VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS ARE INDEPENDENT ORGANISATIONS, WHICH ARE ESTABLISHED FOR PURPOSES THAT ADD VALUE TO THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE, OR A SIGNIFICANT SECTION OF THE COMMUNITY, AND WHICH ARE NOT PERMITTED BY THEIR CONSTITUTION TO MAKE A PROFIT FOR PRIVATE DISTRIBUTION. VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS DO NOT INCLUDE LOCAL GOVERNMENT OR OTHER STATUTORY AUTHORITIES."
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 25 JUL 2011 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION REGISTERED AT COMPANIES HOUSE ON 15/12/2011
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
- 25 Trustees
- 2 Employees
- 4,066 Volunteers
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Throughout England