Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 December 2017
The Printing Charity
- The Printing Charity, Underwood House, 235 Three Bridges Road, Crawley, RH10 1LS
Aims & activities
We have been supporting people of all ages working in printing, packaging and publishing since 1827. Our charitable aims include promoting independence, protecting dignity and furthering education. We meet the needs of those we help through financial, emotional and practical support, and work strategically with industry partners and organisations to champion the future talent.
What the charity does
- General charitable purposes
- The prevention or relief of poverty
Who the charity helps
- Children/young people
- Elderly/old people
- People with disabilities
- Other defined groups
How the charity works
- Makes grants to individuals
- Makes grants to organisations
- Provides human resources
- Provides buildings/facilities/open space
- Provides services
- Provides advocacy/advice/information
Income and Endowments:
* £2.8M investment gains(losses)
Assets and liabilities
- £6.0M Own use assets
- £33.1M Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £845.4K Other assets
- £162.4K Total liabilities
Raises funds from the Public
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 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.
Accounts and trustees' annual report
(A) THE RELIEF OF AGED OR POOR AND DISTRESSED PERSONS BEING PERSONS WHO ARE OR WERE EITHER PRINTERS OR OTHER PERSONS EMPLOYED OR FORMERLY EMPLOYED IN THE PRINTING TRADE OR ANY ALLIED TRADE. (B) THE RELIEF OF THE WIDOWS AND CHILDREN OF ELIGIBLE PERSONS DECEASED, SUCH WIDOWS OR CHILDREN BEING THEMSELVES AGED OR IN DISTRESS AND IN NEED OF RELIEF. (C) THE EDUCATION OF THE CHILDREN OF ELIGIBLE PERSONS. (FOR FURTHER DETAILS SEE SUPPLEMENTARY CHARTER OF 23RD OCTOBER 1972).
Governing documentROYAL CHARTER GRANTED 03/01/1865 AS AMENDED BY SUPPLEMENTAL CHARTER DATED 03/01/1952 AS AMENDED BY SUPPLEMENTAL CHARTER DATED 23/10/1972 AS AMENDED ON 07/10/1865 AS AMENDED ON 03/01/1996 AS AMENDED BY ORDER IN COUNCIL DATED 18/05/2004 AS AMENDED BY ORDER IN COUNCIL DATED 29/06/2011 AS AMENDED BY SUPPLEMENTAL CHARTER DATED 14/07/2014
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
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.
- 7 Trustees
- 23 Employees
- 3 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|James Povey||None on record|
|Jon Wright (Chair)||None on record|
|Mr Steve Sibbald||None on record|
|Raffiq Moosa||None on record|
|Julia Cole||None on record|
|Pauline Blake||None on record|
|Brett Lawrence||None on record|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Northern Ireland
- Throughout England And Wales