Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 December 2017
Church Urban Fund
- Church House, 27 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3AZ
Aims & activities
Church Urban Fund works to catalyse social action and bring about positive change in lives and communities across England. Through a combination of community-based projects, capacity-building support and research and policy activity, we work with churches and a wide range of partners towards our goal of seeing people and communities flourish and enjoy life in all its fullness.
What the charity does
- General charitable purposes
- The prevention or relief of poverty
Who the charity helps
- Children/young people
- Elderly/old people
- People with disabilities
- Other charities or voluntary bodies
- Other defined groups
How the charity works
- Makes grants to organisations
- Provides advocacy/advice/information
- Sponsors or undertakes research
- Acts as an umbrella or resource body
Income and Endowments:
Assets and liabilities
- £0.0K Own use assets
- £0.0K Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £4.3M Other assets
- £492.0K Total liabilities
Raises funds from the Public
Recognised by HMRC for gift aid
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 the group’s total income available for charitable activities.
The charity group’s total income adjusted for the trading subsidiaries costs of income generation and other costs to give the percentage available to the parent for charitable spending.
The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
Accounts and trustees' annual report
TO PROMOTE ANY CHARITABLE PURPOSE IN URBAN AREAS WITHIN THE PROVINCES OF CANTERBURY AND YORK WHICH ARE IN NEED OF SPIRITUAL AND MATERIAL ASSISTANCE BY REASON OF SOCIAL OR ECONOMIC CHANGES WITH A VIEW TO REINFORCING THE WORK OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND AMONG THE PEOPLE OF THOSE AREAS.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 09/06/1987 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION REGISTERED AT COMPANIES HOUSE ON 05/07/2011
Area of benefit
Provinces Of Canterbury And York
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
- 12 Trustees
- 58 Employees
- 27 Volunteers
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Throughout England