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Data for financial year ending 31 December 2017

Musicians Benevolent Fund

  • Income

    £5.9M

  • Spending

    £7.1M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 228089 Company no. 252783

Public address

  • Help Musicians Uk, 7-11 Britannia Street, London, WC1X 9JS

Aims & activities

The Musicians Benevolent Fund relieves need amongst professional musicians and their dependants and advances musical education for young musicians.

What the charity does

  • General charitable purposes

Who the charity helps

  • Other defined groups

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to individuals
  • Makes grants to organisations

Income and Endowments:

£5.9M

* £5.5M investment gains(losses)

Expenditure:

£7.1M

Assets and liabilities

  • £2.6M Own use assets
  • £71.5M Long term investments
  • £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £2.5M Other assets
  • £714.0K Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Fundraising

Raises funds from the Public

Trading

This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios

126%
79%
0%

Charitable objects

THE OBJECTS FOR WHICH THE ASSOCIATION IS ESTABLISHED (THE "OBJECTS") ARE FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT: (A) TO RELIEVE POVERTY AND FINANCIAL HARDSHIP AND TO ADVANCE EDUCATION AMONG: (1) MUSICIANS; (2) THOSE PERSONS (NOT BEING MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION) WHO WORK OR HAVE WORKED IN PROFESSIONS OR OCCUPATIONS CLOSELY CONNECTED WITH MUSIC AND WHO IN THE OPINION OF THE ASSOCIATION HAVE RENDERED VALUABLE SERVICE TO MUSIC; (3) THE SPOUSES, CHILDREN AND OTHER DEPENDENTS OF THOSE SET OUT IN (1) AND (2) ABOVE; AND (B) TO ADVANCE MUSICAL EDUCATION AMONG MUSICIANS AND ALSO AMONG MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

Governing document

MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 16TH DECEMBER 1930 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTIONS DATED 7/4/32, 29/3/50, 3/7/80, 8/12/87, 27/7/94 AND 6/10/98 AND SCHEME DATED 31/12/90 AND 13/7/92 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION REGISTERED AT COMPANIES HOUSE ON 27/04/2015

Area of benefit

National

Organisation type

Standard registration

Other names

Help Musicians Uk

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.

  • 14 Trustees
  • 41 Employees
  • 43 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Graham Edward Sheffield (Chair) None on record
Sandeep Dwesar The Friends Of Baale Mane Gopalapura Up-to-date
Kathryn Langridge None on record
John Axon None on record
Felicity Osmond None on record
Alex Spofforth Ba Fca The Officers' Association Up-to-date
Richard Wigley Stoke On Trent Festival Limited Out-of-date
David Anthony Williams None on record
Melanie Grundy Jazz North-East Limited Up-to-date
Stephen Daltrey None on record
Charisse Beaumont None on record
Jason Carter None on record
Edward Kershaw None on record
Anne Mitchener None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Throughout England And Wales