Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018
The Hobson Charity Limited
- Email: Post@HobsonCharity.org.uk
- Tel: 02038806425
- Po Box, No. 57691, London, NW7 0GR
Aims & activities
CURRENTLY FULLY COMMITTED: The aim of the charity is to offer grants to registered charities seeking to raise the quality of life, particularly for those who are young, disadvantaged, deprived, disabled or elderly. Grants are usually confined to specific items or projects in England and Wales and settled after the purchase has been confirmed. Multi-year or repeat grants are not usually considered.
What the charity does
- The advancement of health or saving of lives
- The prevention or relief of poverty
- Religious activities
- Amateur sport
- Armed forces/emergency service efficiency
Who the charity helps
- Children/young people
- People with disabilities
- Other charities or voluntary bodies
- The general public/mankind
How the charity works
- Makes grants to organisations
Income and Endowments:
* £-3.4M investment gains(losses)
Assets and liabilities
- £0.0K Own use assets
- £27.8M Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £21.3M Other assets
- £2.2M Total liabilities
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 the group’s total income available for charitable activities.
The charity group’s total income adjusted for the trading subsidiaries costs of income generation and other costs to give the percentage available to the parent for charitable spending.
The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
Accounts and trustees' annual report
(A) THE RELIEF OF POVERTY, SUFFERING AND DISTRESS AMONG THE AGED IMPOTENT AND POOR INHABITANTS OF THE UK AND THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES FOR RECREATION AND OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION FOR THEM GENERALLY IN THE INTERESTS OF THEIR SOCIAL WELFARE WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE RECREATIONAL CHARITIES ACT 1958 AND AS THEREIN LIMITED. (B) THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION AMONGST THE INHABITANTS OF THE UK GENERALLY. (C) THE FURTHERANCE OF SUCH OTHER CHARITABLE PURPOSES BENEFICIAL TO SUCH COMMUNITIES OF THE UK AS THE COMPANY MAY THINK FIT. (D) TO MAKE GRANTS TO SUCH ASSOCIATIONS, TRUSTS, SOCIETIES OR CORPORATIONS AS ARE ESTABLISHED FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 28TH FEBRUARY 1985 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION 16TH SEPTEMBER 1987
Area of benefit
The United Kingdom
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
- 5 Trustees
- 2 Employees
- 0 Volunteers
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Throughout England And Wales