Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 March 2019
British Gas Energy Trust
- Russell Cooke Solicitors, 2 Putney Hill, London, SW15 6AB
Aims & activities
The Trust contributes to the relief of poverty, with a particular focus on fuel poverty. It helps families and individuals experiencing hardship who are struggling with gas and electricity debts by awarding grants to clear those debts. The Trust also funds organisations across England, Wales and Scotland to provide fuel debt and money advice services within communities.
What the charity does
- General charitable purposes
- The prevention or relief of poverty
Who the charity helps
- Other charities or voluntary bodies
- The general public/mankind
How the charity works
- Makes grants to individuals
- Makes grants to organisations
Income and Endowments:
Assets and liabilities
- £0.0K Own use assets
- £0.0K Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £2.4M Other assets
- £63.1K 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
1 THE RELIEF OF POVERTY PARTICULARLY AMONG THOSE WHO ARE UNABLE TO MEET OR PAY CHARGES FOR THE SUPPLY OF ENERGY PROVIDED TO PREMISES USED OR OCCUPIED BY THEM; AND 2 THE PREVENTION AND RELIEF OF POVERTY BY EDUCATING THE PUBLIC IN RELATION TO DEBT AWARENESS AND PREVENTION.
Governing documentCIO - FOUNDATION Registered 16 Aug 2018
Charitable Incorporated Organisation
Conflicts of interest
- 8 Trustees
- 0 Employees
- 0 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Karen Mcarthur||None on record|
|Laurie Lee||Disasters Emergency Committee||Up-to-date|
|Colin Richard Trend||None on record|
|Sheila Wheeler||Roman Catholic Archdiocese Of Southwark||Up-to-date|
|Steven Mcclenaghan||None on record|
|William Gillis||Centre For Sustainable Energy||Up-to-date|
|Helen Charlton (Chair)||None on record|
|Albert Chong||None on record|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Throughout England And Wales