Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 December 2017
- World Habitat, Foundation, Memorial Square, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3TU
Aims & activities
BSHF is an independent research organisation that promotes sustainable development and innovation in housing through collaborative research and knowledge transfer, both in the UK and internationally.
What the charity does
- Economic/community development/employment
Who the charity helps
- The general public/mankind
How the charity works
- Provides advocacy/advice/information
- Sponsors or undertakes research
Income and Endowments:
* £2.3M investment gains(losses)
Assets and liabilities
- £191.0K Own use assets
- £32.6M Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £469.7K Other assets
- £115.4K 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
TO PROMOTE ENCOURAGE AND ENABLE THE PROVISION OF SAFE AND SECURE HOUSING ACROSS THE WORLD FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE IN NEED BY REASON OF POVERTY, SOCIAL ECONOMIC OR OTHER NECESSITOUS CIRCUMSTANCES, THEREBY HELPING PREVENT OR RELIEVE POVERTY; IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY BY: (I) UNDERTAKING STUDY AND RESEARCH INTO THE SCIENCE OF THE DEVELOPMENT CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT OR ECONOMICS OF RESIDENTIAL HOUSING; AND (II) PUBLISHING THE USEFUL RESULTS OF SUCH RESEARCH.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES FO ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 9TH MARCH 1976 AS AMENDED BY A SPECIAL RESOLUTION DATED 5TH SEPTEMBER 2001 AS AMENDED BY CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION ON CHANGE OF NAME DATED 06 SEP 2017 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION REGISTERED AT COMPANIES HOUSE ON 20 SEP 2017 as amended on 23 Sep 2017
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.
- 5 Trustees
- 13 Employees
- 0 Volunteers
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Throughout England And Wales