Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 30 June 2019
- 1E Trident Park, Didcot, OX11 7HJ
Aims & activities
SOFEA provides an education programme for people disadvantaged in the labour market. We focus on therapeutic support, academic qualifications, work experience and skills. Through our social enterprises, particularly in redistributing surplus food to 150 local charities, people from the age of 14 and upwards build their self worth, skills and employability to be equipped to lead successful lives.
What the charity does
- The prevention or relief of poverty
- Economic/community development/employment
Who the charity helps
- Children/young people
- People with disabilities
- Other charities or voluntary bodies
How the charity works
- Provides services
Income and Endowments:
Assets and liabilities
- £44.8K Own use assets
- £0.0K Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £327.9K Other assets
- £51.3K 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
THE OBJECTS OF THE CIO ARE: 1. THE RELIEF OF POVERTY AND NEED IN PARTICULAR BY THE PROVISION OF FOOD; 2.THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING AND THE RELIEF OF UNEMPLOYMENT IN PARTICULAR BY PROVIDING TRAINING AND RESOURCES FOR THOSE SEEKING WORK AND BY WORKING WITH EMPLOYERS TO ADDRESS RECRUITMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT ISSUES.
Governing documentCIO - ASSOCIATION REGISTERED 13 FEB 2014 AMENDED ON 16 AUG 2017 as amended on 05 Feb 2020
Charitable Incorporated Organisation
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property.
- 8 Trustees
- 40 Employees
- 300 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|David James Hunter Fca||None on record|
|Elizabeth Paris||The Orwell Youth Prize||Up-to-date|
|The Oxford Playhouse Trust||Up-to-date|
|Bernard Grenville-Jones (Chair)||None on record|
|Richard Fielding||None on record|
|Andrew Twomey||None on record|
|Emilie Hazel Prior||None on record|
|Dr Rachel Starer||Sobell House Hospice Charity||Up-to-date|
|Sobell House Hospice Charity Limited||Up-to-date|
|Benjamin Threadgold||None on record|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Bracknell Forest
- Milton Keynes
- West Berkshire
- Windsor And Maidenhead