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Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018

English Folk Dance And Song Society

  • Income

    £1.6M

  • Spending

    £1.6M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 305999 Company no. 297142

Contact details

Public address

  • The English Folk Dance & Song, Society, Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, London, NW1 7AY

Aims & activities

A centre of excellence for the study, practice and dissemination of traditional English Folk song, dance and music at the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library and Cecil Sharp House. Providing national and local outreach services to enable and increase access, celebrate diversity and promote equality

What the charity does

  • Education/training
  • Arts/culture/heritage/science
  • Amateur sport
  • Environment/conservation/heritage

Who the charity helps

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

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to individuals
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body

Income and Endowments:

£1.6M

Expenditure:

£1.6M

Assets and liabilities

  • £2.3M Own use assets
  • £6.8K Long term investments
  • £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £3.0M Other assets
  • £355.5K Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Fundraising

Raises funds from the Public

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios

98%
82%
1%

Charitable objects

2.1.1 TO PRESERVE ENGLISH FOLK DANCES AND SONGS AND OTHER FOLK MUSIC (INCLUDING SINGING GAMES), FOLK TALES AND FOLK DRAMA, TO MAKE THEM KNOWN AND TO ENCOURAGE THE PRACTICE OF THEM IN THEIR ORIGINAL FORMS; 2.1.2 TO PROMOTE THE KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE OF ENGLISH FOLK DANCES, SONGS AND MUSIC, TALES AND DRAMA BY MEANS OF DANCES, SCHOOLS CLASSES , EXAMINATIONS, LECTURES, DEMONSTRATIONS, FESTIVALS AND OTHER LIKE METHODS; 2.2.3 TO PROMOTE AND ENCOURAGE RESEARCH INTO AND STUDY OF THE ORIGINS DEVELOPMENT AND TRADITIONAL PRACTICE OF ENGLISH FOLK DANCES, SONGS AND MUSIC TALES AND DRAMA AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH THOSE OF OTHER COUNTRIES.

Governing document

MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 09/11/1957 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 11/11/1961 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 11/11/1967 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 14/11/1970 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 10/11/1973 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 27/03/1976 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 05/03/1994 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 28/03/2009 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 17/11/2010 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 08/11/2014 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 12 NOV 2016

Area of benefit

National

Organisation type

Standard registration

Other names

Cecil Sharp House
E F D S S
English Folk Dance & Song Society
Vaughan Williams Memorial Library

Policies

Risk management
Investment
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
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Paying staff

Land And Property

This charity owns and/or leases land or property.

  • 11 Trustees
  • 39 Employees
  • 20 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Mick Gallagher None on record
Sharon Maxine Neyhus None on record
Alistair Miles Anderson North Music Trust Up-to-date
Mike Heaney The Story Museum Up-to-date
Professor Lucy Hooberman Fevered Sleep Up-to-date
Alan Davey The Hall For Cornwall Trust Up-to-date
Andrew Stephen Wooles None on record
Lorna Jane Aizlewood (Chair) None on record
Fi Fraser None on record
Nicola Kearey None on record
Corinne Jean Helen Male None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Throughout England And Wales