Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 December 2017
Book Aid International
- 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
- 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:
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
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 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
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 documentMEMORANDUM 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
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
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.
- 7 Trustees
- 23 Employees
- 25 Volunteers
|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
- Occupied Palestinian Territories