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Data for financial year ending 31 December 2017

Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Society

  • Income

    £3.9M

  • Spending

    £3.6M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 1155156 Company no. 8828584

Contact details

Public address

  • Perennial, 115-117 Kingston Road, Leatherhead, KT22 7SU

Aims & activities

Provision of casework and debt advice services and financial support to people employed in or retired from the horticultural industry who find themselves in difficulties arising from financial difficulties, ill health, disability, and /or old age. Support for education and training in horticulture. Preservation and maintenance of small gardens open to the general public.

What the charity does

  • General charitable purposes
  • Education/training
  • Disability
  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • Accommodation/housing
  • Environment/conservation/heritage

Who the charity helps

  • Children/young people
  • Elderly/old people
  • People with disabilities

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to individuals
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information

Income and Endowments:

£3.9M

* £6.7M investment gains(losses)

Expenditure:

£3.6M

Assets and liabilities

  • £3.0M Own use assets
  • £55.4M Long term investments
  • £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £2.8M Other assets
  • £387.3K Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Fundraising

Raises funds from the Public
Works with commercial participants
with an agreement in place

Trading

This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios

89%
78%
8%

Charitable objects

1.1 THE OBJECTS OF THE CHARITY (THE “OBJECTS”) SHALL BE:- 1.1.1 THE RELIEF AND ASSISTANCE BY SUCH MEANS AS THE TRUSTEES SHALL DETERMINE TO BE APPROPRIATE IN EACH CASE OF GARDENERS OR PERSONS WHO ARE OR WHO HAVE BEEN IN LIKE EMPLOYMENT OR OCCUPATION OF THOSE CLOSELY INVOLVED IN GARDENING OR RELATED ACTIVITIES OR THOSE TRAINING TO BE GARDENERS OR PERSONS OF LIKE OCCUPATION AND THEIR SPOUSES OR WIDOWS/WIDOWERS OR UNMARRIED PARTNERS AND/OR IMMEDIATE DEPENDANTS (THE “BENEFICIARIES”) IN NECESSITOUS CIRCUMSTANCES OR IN CIRCUMSTANCES OF POVERTY, ILLNESS, DISABILITY (WHETHER MENTAL OR PHYSICAL) OR OLD AGE; AND /OR 1.1.2 THE ADVANCEMENT FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN OR RELATING TO HORTICULTURE OR GARDENING; AND/OR 1.1.3 THE PROVISION, MAINTENANCE OR ASSISTANCE IN THE PROVISION AND MAINTENANCE OF GARDENS AND OPEN SPACE FOR TRAINING, REHABILITATION AND OTHER CHARITABLE PURPOSES FOR PUBLIC BENEFIT AND IN PARTICULAR THE PRESERVATION AND MAINTENANCE OF GARDENS OF HISTORIC AND/OR AESTHETIC IMPORTANCE TO BE ENJOYED BY AND MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC AT LARGE; AND/OR 1.1.4 TO FURTHER SUCH OTHER EXCLUSIVELY CHARITABLE PURPOSES ACCORDING TO THE LAW OF ENGLAND AND WALES AS THE TRUSTEES IN THEIR ABSOLUTE DISCRETION FROM TIME TO TIME DETERMINE.

Governing document

MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 31/12/2013

Organisation type

Standard registration

Other names

Perennial

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.

  • 13 Trustees
  • 47 Employees
  • 547 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Dr Heather Anne Barrett-Mold The Worshipful Company Of Gardeners Of London Charity Up-to-date
Andrew Fisher Tomlin None on record
Dougal Ramsay George Philip (Chair) None on record
James Robinson None on record
Neville John Stein Activlives Up-to-date
Carol Paris None on record
Mark Lane None on record
Carole Mary Baxter None on record
Steven Mark Palmer None on record
Emma Natalie Tinker None on record
Maureen Hart None on record
Ms Cindy Peck None on record
Thomas Alan Cole None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Scotland
  • Throughout England And Wales