Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018
Gfs Community Enterprise
- 51A St. Pauls Street, Leeds, LS1 2TE
Aims & activities
THE COMPANY OWNS AND MANAGES THE OLD FIRE STATION GIPTON WHICH IS HOME TO A NUMBER OF PRIMARILY THIRD SECTOR TENANTS INCLUDING CHARITIES AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISES. IN ADDITION, THERE IS A COMMUNITY CAFE OPEN FOR TENANTS, VISITORS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND A RANGE OF MEETING ROOMS AVAILABLE FOR HIRE BY THE LOCAL COMMUNITY, CHARITIES AND BUSINESSES ON A GRADED HIRE RATE.
What the charity does
- General charitable purposes
- The advancement of health or saving of lives
- The prevention or relief of poverty
- Economic/community development/employment
Who the charity helps
- Children/young people
- Elderly/old people
- People with disabilities
- People of a particular ethnic or racial origin
- Other charities or voluntary bodies
- The general public/mankind
How the charity works
- Provides buildings/facilities/open space
Income and Endowments:
Assets and liabilities
- £2.6M Own use assets
- £0.0K Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £168.0K Other assets
- £38.0K 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 the group’s total income available for charitable activities.
The charity group’s total income adjusted for the trading subsidiaries costs of income generation and other costs to give the percentage available to the parent for charitable spending.
The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
THE OBJECTS OF THE CHARITY ARE SPECIFICALLY RESTRICTED TO SUCH PURPOSES WHICH ARE EXCLUSIVELY CHARITABLE UNDER THE LAWS OF ENGLAND AND WALES AND FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC IN AREAS OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEPRIVATION (AND IN PARTICULAR IN THE GIPTON AREA OF LEEDS) AS THE TRUSTEES SHALL IN THEIR ABSOLUTE DISCRETION DETERMINE, INCLUDING (BUT NOT LIMITED TO): 3.1 THE RELIEF OF UNEMPLOYMENT; 3.2 THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION, TRAINING OR RETRAINING, PARTICULARLY AMONG UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE, AND PROVIDING UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE WITH WORK EXPERIENCE; 3.3 THE PROVISION OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OR BUSINESS ADVICE OR CONSULTANCY IN ORDER TO PROVIDE TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE IN CASES OF FINANCIAL OR OTHER CHARITABLE NEED THROUGH HELP: 3.3.1 IN SETTING UP THEIR OWN BUSINESS, OR 3.3.2 TO EXISTING BUSINESSES; 3.4 THE PROVISION OF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE FOR THE PUBLIC AT LARGE OR THOSE WHO BY REASON OF THEIR YOUTH, AGE, INFIRMITY OR DISABLEMENT, FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES, HAVE NEED OF SUCH FACILITIES; 3.5 PROMOTING THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF CHARITIES AND THE EFFECTIVE USE OF CHARITABLE RESOURCES; AND 3.6 PROMOTION OF THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR BY PROVIDING FACILITIES AND SUPPORT.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 03 MAR 2016 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 25 AUG 2016 AS REGISTERED AT COMPANIES HOUSE ON 13 SEP 2016
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property.
- 7 Trustees
- 0 Employees
- 0 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Helen Thomson (Chair)||Bradford District Community Foundation||Up-to-date|
|Community Foundation For Leeds||Up-to-date|
|Roundhay Environmental Action Project||Up-to-date|
|Jonathan Morgan||None on record|
|Jonathan Philip Joseph Wilson||None on record|
|Michael Anthony Jackson||Community Foundation For Leeds||Up-to-date|
|David Aubrey Jackson||None on record|
|Lynne Ann Caulfield||None on record|
|Robert William Taylor||None on record|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Leeds City