Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 December 2018
- 69 Coltman Street, Hull, HU3 2SJ
Aims & activities
Giroscope buys and renovates empty property. We then let this property to people in housing need as well as to social enterprises and community organisations. We also provide training opportunities for disadvantaged people.
What the charity does
- The prevention or relief of poverty
- Economic/community development/employment
Who the charity helps
- The general public/mankind
How the charity works
- Provides buildings/facilities/open space
- Provides services
- Provides advocacy/advice/information
- Other charitable activities
Income and Endowments:
Assets and liabilities
- £52.1K Own use assets
- £6.2M Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £186.7K Other assets
- £3.0M Total liabilities
Raises funds from the Public
This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries
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
(1) TO ASSIST IN THE PROVISION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING ACCOMMODATION FOR PERSONS IN CONDITIONS OF NEED, POVERTY OR DISTRESS ON TERMS APPROPRIATE TO THEIR MEANS. (2) THE RELIEF OF UNEMPLOYMENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC IN SUCH WAYS AS MAY BE THOUGHT FIT.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 13 AUGUST 1986 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION DATED 5 DECEMBER 2006
Area of benefit
Not Defined. In Practice, Hull East Yorkshire.
Other RegulatorsHomes England
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property.
- 3 Trustees
- 10 Employees
- 150 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Robert Amesbury||None on record|
|Alan Brocklehurst||None on record|
|Holly Galbraith||None on record|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- East Riding Of Yorkshire