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Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018

Design Council

  • Income

    £5.4M

  • Spending

    £6.7M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 272099 Company no. RO000848

Contact details

Public address

  • Angel Building, 407 St John Street, London, EC1V 4AB

Aims & activities

Design Council's purpose is to make life better by design. We are an independent charity and the government's advisor on design. Our vision is a world where the role and value of design is recognised as a fundamental creator of value, enabling happier, healthier and safer lives for all. Through the power of design, we make better places, better products, better processes and better performance.

What the charity does

  • General charitable purposes
  • Education/training
  • The advancement of health or saving of lives
  • Disability
  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • Accommodation/housing
  • Arts/culture/heritage/science
  • Environment/conservation/heritage
  • Economic/community development/employment
  • Armed forces/emergency service efficiency
  • Recreation
  • Other charitable purposes

Who the charity helps

  • Children/young people
  • Elderly/old people
  • People with disabilities
  • Other defined groups
  • The general public/mankind

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to individuals
  • Makes grants to organisations
  • Provides other finance
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
  • Other charitable activities

Income and Endowments:

£5.4M

Expenditure:

£6.7M

Assets and liabilities

  • £394.2K Own use assets
  • £0.0K Long term investments
  • £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £5.8M Other assets
  • £2.1M Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Trading

This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries

Charitable spending ratios

124%
100%
0%

Charitable objects

THE ADVANCEMENT OF BRITISH INDUSTRY BY THE IMPROVEMENT OF DESIGN IN THE PRODUCTS THEREOF.

Governing document

ROYAL CHARTER 19TH MAY 1976

Organisation type

Standard registration

Policies

Risk management
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Complaints handling
Paying staff

Land And Property

This charity owns and/or leases land or property.

  • 13 Trustees
  • 47 Employees
  • 0 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Professor Anne Boddington House Festival Limited Up-to-date
Kieron Boyle Catch 22 Charity Limited Up-to-date
Terry Tyrrell (Chair) None on record
Steve Pearce None on record
Martin Darbyshire None on record
Tim Stonor The Faversham Society Up-to-date
Sherin Aminossehe Frics Riba None on record
Lauren Currie None on record
Keith Morgan None on record
Paul Monaghan None on record
Beatrice Fraenkel None on record
Vimi Grewal-Carr None on record
Gillian Horn None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Throughout England