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Data for financial year ending 31 December 2017

The United Society

  • Income

    £3.4M

  • Spending

    £4.4M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 234518

Contact details

Public address

  • Mary Sumner House, 24 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3RB

Aims & activities

In 2017, the Society supported programmes in more than 20 countries spread across 14 Anglican provinces through relationship and partnership. Our programmes equip church leaders with skills that enable wider participation in integral mission and development as well as empower churches and ordinary people to take control of their health and communities through vibrant and participatory processes.

What the charity does

  • General charitable purposes
  • Education/training
  • The advancement of health or saving of lives
  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • Overseas aid/famine relief
  • Religious activities
  • Other charitable purposes

Who the charity helps

  • Other charities or voluntary bodies
  • Other defined groups

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to individuals
  • Makes grants to organisations
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information

Income and Endowments:

£3.4M

* £3.6M investment gains(losses)

Expenditure:

£4.4M

Assets and liabilities

  • £557.0K Own use assets
  • £51.6M Long term investments
  • £-2.8M Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £1.8M Other assets
  • £854.0K Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Fundraising

Raises funds from the Public

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios

137%
83%
0%

Charitable objects

THE OBJECTS OF THE SOCIETY ARE TO ADVANCE THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF THE ANGLICAN CHURCHES OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND AMONGST THE CHURCHES OF THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION AND THE COMMUNITIES THEY SERVE, THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, INCLUDING THROUGH, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING MEANS: (I) THE RELIEF OF POVERTY; (II) THE PROMOTION OF GOOD HEALTH; (III) THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CAPACITY AND SKILLS OF SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED MEMBERS OF SUCH COMMUNITIES IN SUCH A WAY THAT THEY ARE BETTER ABLE TO IDENTIFY, AND HELP MEET, THEIR NEEDS AND TO PARTICIPATE MORE FULLY IN SOCIETY; (IV) THE TRAINING, DEVELOPMENT AND OTHER SUPPORT OF CHURCH LEADERS; (V) THE PROVISION OF ADVOCACY AND WORKING COLLABORATIVELY WITH SUCH CHURCHES AND COMMUNITIES; AND (VI) ANY OTHER MEANS AIMED AT IMPROVING CONDITIONS OF LIFE AND PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE AS THE TRUSTEES SHALL DEEM FIT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRINCIPLES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION AS PRACTISED IN THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION; INCLUDING ACTING IN CO-OPERATION WITH PARTNERS IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE SUCH CHARITABLE OUTCOMES.

Governing document

ROYAL CHARTERS OF 16/06/1701, 6/04/1882, 22/08/1921, 21/06/1956, AND ORDER IN COUNCIL 30/10/1964. AS AMENDED ON 19/11/96 AND AS AMENDED BY RESOLUTION MADE UNDER SECTION 74 OF THE CHARITIES ACT 1993 ON 20TH MARCH 1998 AND 9TH JUNE 1998. ROYAL CHARTER GRANTED 11/12/2013

Area of benefit

Worldwide

Organisation type

Standard registration

Other names

U S P G
Us

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.

Linked charities

  • 12 Trustees
  • 29 Employees
  • 100 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
John Stuart Neilson (Chair) Foundation For Science And Technology Up-to-date
West London Mission Housing Association Limited Up-to-date
David Friswell None on record
The Right Revd Dr Jonathan Frost None on record
Revd Dr Daphne Mary Green Didymus Up-to-date
Martin Canning Backwell Life Up-to-date
The Parochial Church Council Of The Ecclesiastical Parish Of Backwell Up-to-date
Rev Carlton John Turner Ba Ma None on record
Richard Mark Barrett The Friendship Project Up-to-date
Christopher Thomas Rogers None on record
Revd Canon Professor Patrick Comerford None on record
Sheila Cook None on record
Rt Revd Joanna Susan Penberthy None on record
Martin Uden None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Bangladesh
  • Brazil
  • Burma
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Namibia
  • Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Syria
  • Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe