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Data for financial year ending 31 December 2017

Book Aid International

  • Income

    £10.0M

  • Spending

    £12.0M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 313869 Company no. 880754

Contact details

Public address

  • Book Aid International, 39-41 Coldharbour Lane, London, SE5 9NR

Aims & activities

Book Aid International works with partners in developing countries to create opportunities for people to realise their potential and alleviate poverty. It does this by procuring and shipping books etc to countries in need according to local needs and priorities, and by supporting training and other activities to enhance the use of books.

What the charity does

  • Education/training
  • Overseas aid/famine relief

Who the charity helps

  • Children/young people
  • Other charities or voluntary bodies
  • Other defined groups
  • The general public/mankind

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to organisations
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Other charitable activities

Income and Endowments:

£10.0M

Expenditure:

£12.0M

Assets and liabilities

  • £886.2K Own use assets
  • £0.0K Long term investments
  • £-0.2M Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £6.0M Other assets
  • £90.0K Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Fundraising

Raises funds from the Public

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios

115%
6%
0%

Charitable objects

THE CHARITY’S OBJECTS (“OBJECTS”) ARE TO ADVANCE EDUCATION AND LITERACY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES BY CHARITABLE MEANS: (A) BY ESTABLISHING, PROVIDING AND CARRYING ON THE SERVICE OF PROCURING AND DISTRIBUTING READING AND INFORMATION MATERIAL REGARDLESS OF MEDIUM TO DEVELOPING AND OTHER COUNTRIES IN NEED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES; (B) BY DISTRIBUTING CONSIGNMENTS OF SUCH MATERIAL TO PUBLIC AND COMMUNITY LIBRARIES, UNIVERSITIES, COLLEGES, SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, YOUTH AND CHILDREN'S CENTRES AND OTHER CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS ACCORDING TO THE LOCAL NEEDS AND PRIORITIES; AND (C) BY PROMOTING OR SUPPORTING ANY TRAINING OR OTHER ACTIVITY WHICH IS DESIGNED TO ENHANCE THE USE OF BOOKS, READING AND OTHER INFORMATION MATERIAL IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.

Governing document

MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 03/06/1966 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 24/11/1993 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 27/11/1996 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 15/07/2004 NOW ARTICLES ADOPTED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION DATED 26/05/2011

Area of benefit

Overseas

Organisation type

Standard registration

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.

  • 7 Trustees
  • 23 Employees
  • 25 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Nicholas Allen Ma None on record
Rosie Glazebrook General Optical Council Up-to-date
The Bhutan Society Trust Fund Up-to-date
Lord Paul Boateng (Chair) The Magna Carta Trust Up-to-date
Robert Sulley None on record
Pam Dix None on record
Charly Nobbs None on record
Jonathan Hugh Macintosh None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Cameroon
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Namibia
  • Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe