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Data for financial year ending 30 April 2018

The Society For Promoting Christian Knowledge

  • Income

    £5.7M

  • Spending

    £5.5M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 231144 Company no. RC000557

Contact details

Public address

  • Society For Promoting Christian, Knowledge, 36 Causton Street, London, SW1P 4ST

Aims & activities

SPCK promotes Christian knowledge through broad-based publishing programmes producing books, electronic products and internet-based resources. Its Assemblies website provides teachers with free downloadable materials for collective worship in school. A grant programme provides free study guides for theological students in the global south. Materials are produced to reach people outside the church.

What the charity does

  • Education/training
  • Religious activities

Who the charity helps

  • Children/young people
  • Other charities or voluntary bodies
  • The general public/mankind

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to organisations
  • Provides services
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information

Income and Endowments:

£5.7M

* £342.1K investment gains(losses)

Expenditure:

£5.5M

Assets and liabilities

  • £147.5K Own use assets
  • £16.0M Long term investments
  • £6.1M Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £2.9M Other assets
  • £2.1M 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

97%
93%
3%

Charitable objects

TO PROMOTE CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD BY SUCH MEANS, INCLUDING THE FURTHERANCE OF EDUCATION AT ALL LEVELS, AS THE SOCIETY MAY FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FIT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRINCIPLES OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND

Governing document

ROYAL CHARTER OF 17 FEBRUARY 1970 AS AMENDED BY ORDERS OF THE PRIVY COUNCIL DATED 18 NOVEMBER 2004 AND 16 NOVEMBER 2011

Area of benefit

Worldwide

Organisation type

Standard registration

Other names

S P C K

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.

  • 10 Trustees
  • 35 Employees
  • 27 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
James Catford African Enterprise International Up-to-date
Inter-Varsity Press Out-of-date
Stephen Tudway Ma None on record
Dr Cathy Ross St Augustine's Foundation Up-to-date
Revd Dr Michael Beasley None on record
Dr Andrew Fergusson Inter-Varsity Press Out-of-date
Sarah Bailey None on record
Matthew Cashmore None on record
Elizabeth Renshaw-Ames None on record
Eric Thompson Inter-Varsity Press Out-of-date
Paul Burrage None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Throughout England And Wales