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Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018

Groundwork Cheshire Lancashire & Merseyside

  • Income

    £3.9M

  • Spending

    £4.0M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 514727 Company no. 1764848

Contact details

Public address

  • 74-80 Hallgate, Wigan, Lancs, WN1 1HP

Aims & activities

Groundwork delivers projects and programmes that can help: Building safer stronger communities, Helping young people realise their potential, Promoting health and well being, Reducing carbon emissions and tackling climate change, Supporting local skills and enterprise

What the charity does

  • Education/training
  • The advancement of health or saving of lives
  • Amateur sport
  • Environment/conservation/heritage
  • Economic/community development/employment

Who the charity helps

  • Children/young people
  • Elderly/old people
  • People with disabilities
  • Other charities or voluntary bodies
  • The general public/mankind

How the charity works

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

Income and Endowments:

£3.9M

Expenditure:

£4.0M

Assets and liabilities

  • £537.6K Own use assets
  • £0.0K Long term investments
  • £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £1.4M Other assets
  • £756.0K Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Fundraising

Raises funds from the Public

Trading

This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries

Charitable spending ratios

103%
100%
0%

Charitable objects

THE OBJECTS OF THE COMPANY ARE: 2.1 TO PROMOTE THE CONSERVATION, PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE PHYSICAL NATURE AND SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT IN THE METROPOLITAN BOROUGH OF WIGAN, THE BOROUGH OF BLACKPOOL AND THE BOROUGHS OF CHORLEY, LANCASTER, PRESTON, FYLDE, WYRE, SOUTH RIBBLE AND WEST LANCASHIRE IN THE COUNTY OF LANCASHIRE, AND CHESHIRE EAST, CHESHIRE WEST AND CHESTER AND THE LOCAL AUTHORITY AREAS OF HALTON, WARRINGTON, KNOWSLEY, ST HELENS, SEFTON, LIVERPOOL AND WIRRAL (?THE AREA OF BENEFIT?); 2.2 TO PROVIDE FACILITIES IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE FOR RECREATION AND LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION WITH THE OBJECTIVE OF IMPROVING THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE FOR THOSE LIVING OR WORKING OR RESORTING TO THE AREA OF BENEFIT; 2.3 TO ADVANCE PUBLIC EDUCATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS AND OTHER WAYS OF BETTER CONSERVING, PROTECTING AND IMPROVING THE SAME WHERESOEVER; 2.4 TO PROMOTE, FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT, URBAN AND RURAL REGENERATION IN AREAS OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEPRIVATION IN THE AREA OF BENEFIT BY: 2.4.1 THE RELIEF OF POVERTY IN SUCH WAYS AS MAY BE THOUGHT FIT; 2.4.2 THE RELIEF OF UNEMPLOYMENT IN SUCH WAYS AS MAY BE THOUGHT FIT INCLUDING ASSISTANCE TO FIND EMPLOYMENT; 2.4.3 THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION, TRAINING OR RE-TRAINING PARTICULARLY AMONGST UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE AND PROVIDING UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE WITH WORK EXPERIENCE; 2.4.4 THE PROVISION OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, OR BUSINESS ADVICE OR CONSULTANCY IN ORDER TO PROVIDE TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE IN CASES OF FINANCIAL OR OTHER CHARITABLE NEED THROUGH HELP: (A) IN SETTING UP THEIR OWN BUSINESS; OR (B) TO EXISTING BUSINESSES; 2.4.5 THE CREATION OF TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES BY THE PROVISION OF WORK SPACE, BUILDINGS AND/OR LAND FOR USE ON FAVOURABLE TERMS; 2.4.6 THE PROVISION OF HOUSING FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN CONDITIONS OF NEED AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF HOUSING IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR OR IN CHARITABLE OWNERSHIP PROVIDED THAT SUCH POWER SHALL NOT EXTEND TO RELIEVING ANY LOCAL AUTHORITIES OR OTHER BODIES OF A STATUTORY DUTY TO PROVIDE OR IMPROVE HOUSING; 2.4.7 THE MAINTENANCE, IMPROVEMENT OR PROVISION OF PUBLIC AMENITIES; 2.4.8 THE PRESERVATION OF BUILDINGS OR SITES OF HISTORIC OR ARCHITECTURAL IMPORTANCE; 2.4.9 THE PROVISION OR ASSISTANCE IN THE PROVISION OF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES FOR THE PUBLIC AT LARGE AND/OR THOSE WHO, BY REASONS OF THEIR YOUTH, AGE, INFIRMITY OR DISABLEMENT, POVERTY OR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES, HAVE NEED OF SUCH FACILITIES; 2.4.10 THE PROTECTION OR CONSERVATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT; 2.4.11 THE PROVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH FACILITIES AND CHILD CARE; 2.4.12 THE PROMOTION OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND PREVENTION OF CRIME; AND 2.4.13 SUCH OTHER MEANS AS MAY FROM TIME TO TIME BE DETERMINED SUBJECT TO THE PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE CHARITY COMMISSION FOR ENGLAND AND WALES; 2.5 TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC BY: 2.5.1 THE PRESERVATION, CONSERVATION AND THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE PRUDENT USE OF RESOURCES; 2.5.2 THE RELIEF OF POVERTY AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE IN SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES; AND 2.5.3 THE PROMOTION OF SUSTAINABLE MEANS OF ACHIEVING ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL GROWTH AND REGENERATION; 2.6 TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC IN SUBJECTS RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND THE PROTECTION, ENHANCEMENT AND REHABILITATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND TO PROMOTE STUDY AND RESEARCH IN SUCH SUBJECTS PROVIDED THAT THE USEFUL RESULTS OF SUCH STUDY ARE DISSEMINATED TO THE PUBLIC AT LARGE; ?SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT? IN THIS ARTICLE AND IN ARTICLE 3.5 ABOVE MEANS ?DEVELOPMENT WHICH MEETS THE NEEDS OF THE PRESENT WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE ABILITY OF FUTURE GENERATIONS TO MEET THEIR OWN NEEDS? 2.7 TO PROMOTE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF CHARITIES IN THE DIRECT FURTHERANCE OF THEIR OBJECTS (OR ANY ONE OF THEM) BY THE PROVISION OF INFORMATION, ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE IN THE ESTABLISHMENT, ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT OF SUCH CHARITIES INCLUDING ASSISTANCE OF ALL TYPES IN CONNECTION WITH THE RAISING AND DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS; AND 2.8 TO PROMOTE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC BY PROVISION OF INFORMATION SUPPORT AND ADVICE TO LOCAL COMMUNITY BASED GROUPS TO CONSERVE PROTECT AND IMPROVE THE PHYSICAL AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

Governing document

MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 26/10/1983 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 26/06/1995 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 01/04/2007 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 17/12/2013 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION REGISTERED AT COMPANIES HOUSE ON 13/03/2015

Area of benefit

Metropolitan Borough Of Wigan, The Borough Of Blackpool & The Boroughs Of Chorley, Lancaster, Preston, Fylde, Wyre, South Ribble & West Lancashire In The County Of Lancashire Cheshire, Warrington, Halton And Wirral

Organisation type

Standard registration

Other names

Groundwork Wigan And Chorley

Policies

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

Land And Property

This charity owns and/or leases land or property.

  • 8 Trustees
  • 75 Employees
  • 650 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Tracy Fishwick (Chair) None on record
Paul Roots The Federation Of Groundwork Trusts Up-to-date
Todd Holden None on record
Guy Parker None on record
Andrew Upton None on record
Philip John Hargreaves None on record
Christopher Mark Wilkinson None on record
Holly Ball None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Throughout England