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Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

A Registered Charity based in England

This organisation record is part of a group of linked records that describe a single organisation. The organisation is linked to 2 active records and 0 inactive records, from 2 data sources.

The best identifier for this organisation is GB-CHC-200051 .
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Description

We are one of the largest independent foundations in the UK. Our primary interests are in the arts, children and young people, the environment and social change.

Also known as

  • The Esmee Fairbairn Charitable Trust
  • Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
  • The Esmee Fairbairn Trust Fund
  • Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
  • Esmee Fairbairn Foundation - LocalMotion
  • Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

CCEW Charity number

200051

Registered

Postcode

N1 9JY

Website

esmeefairbairn.org.uk

Domain

esmeefairbairn.org.uk

Latest income

£7,209,000 (on )

This organisation record is based on data from Registered charities in England and Wales published by Charity Commission for England and Wales.

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

GB-CHC-200051

Locations

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Registered Office in the UK

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

GB-CHC-200051

Linked records

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This organisation record is part of a group of linked records that describe a single organisation. The organisation is linked to 2 active records and 0 inactive records, from 2 data sources.

The best identifier for this organisation is GB-CHC-200051 .
What is an organisation identifier?

An organisation identifier is a unique piece of text that definitively identifies an organisation.

Examples include charity numbers and company numbers.

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GB-CHC gives the scheme for this identifier (Charity Commission), while 200051 is the identifier for this organisation within the scheme.

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

GB-CHC-200051

Themes and activities

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This organisation has been classified using different categories:

International Classification of Non-profit and Third Sector Organizations (ICNP/TSO)

ICNP/TSO categories have been automatically assigned from a machine learning model, as part of the UK Charity Classification project.

  • Grant-making foundations H10

UK Charity Activity Tags

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  • Arts AR
  • Beneficiary group BE » Children BE102
  • Beneficiary group BE » Young people BE115

Theme (CCEW)

  • General Charitable Purposes 101
  • Education/training 102
  • Disability 104
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty 105
  • Accommodation/housing 107
  • Arts/culture/heritage/science 109
  • Environment/conservation/heritage 112
  • Economic/community Development/employment 113
  • Human Rights/religious Or Racial Harmony/equality Or Diversity 115

Beneficiaries (CCEW)

  • Children/young People 201
  • Elderly/old People 202
  • People With Disabilities 203
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin 204
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies 205
  • Other Defined Groups 206
  • The General Public/mankind 207

Activities (CCEW)

  • Makes Grants To Organisations 302
  • Provides Other Finance 303
  • Provides Buildings/facilities/open Space 305

Scale of operation

  • National

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

GB-CHC-200051

Charity financial history

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Year ending Income (£) Spending (£)
1961-06-07 Registered as a charity
2004-12-31 30,572,000 31,495,000
2005-12-31 39,201,000 40,473,000
2006-12-31 36,951,000 38,435,000
2007-12-31 35,980,000 29,099,000
2008-12-31 32,006,000 28,015,000
2009-12-31 11,729,000 27,956,000
2010-12-31 10,606,000 32,027,000
2011-12-31 12,205,000 43,967,000
2012-12-31 11,952,000 37,088,000
2013-12-31 8,948,000 39,370,000
2014-12-31 6,570,000 42,470,000
2015-12-31 4,954,000 40,185,000
2016-12-31 5,344,000 48,015,000
2017-12-31 6,117,000 46,377,000
2018-12-31 5,734,000 46,621,000
2019-12-31 7,850,000 41,972,000
2020-12-31 4,790,000 59,827,000
2021-12-31 5,077,000 58,437,000
2022-12-31 7,209,000 44,422,000
Income and Spending
Funds and Reserves

Data on funds and reserves are only available for financial years where the charity's income was more than £500,000.

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

GB-CHC-200051

Charity people

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2022
£
2021
£
Employees 38 36
Employees paid more than £60,000 11 11
Volunteers - -
Trustees 12
Employees
Volunteers

Data on employees is only available for financial years where the charity's income was more than £500,000.

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

GB-CHC-200051

Statement of Financial Activities

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Statement of financial activities for year ended .

Based on information provided to the Charity Commission for England and Wales in the charity's annual return. This may not exactly match the figures and categories supplied in the charity's annual accounts.

2022
£m
2021
£m
Incoming resources
Donations and other voluntary income 0.6 -
Legacies - -
Endowments - -
Donations and legacies 0.6 -
Income from charitable activities - -
Income from other trading activities - -
Income from investments 6.2 5.1
Other income 0.4 -
Total 7.2 5.1
Expenditure
Investment management 2.7 3.0
Other spending on raising funds 0.6 0.5
Spending on raising funds 3.3 3.5
Grants to institutions 36.9 51.6
Other charitable activities 4.3 3.3
Charitable activities 41.1 54.9
Other spending - -
Total 44.4 58.4
Net income / (expenditure) (37.2) (53.4)

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

GB-CHC-200051

Balance sheet

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Balance sheet at .

Based on information provided to the Charity Commission for England and Wales in the charity's annual return. This may not exactly match the figures and categories supplied in the charity's annual accounts.

2022
£m
2021
£m
Fixed assets
Tangible and intangible assets 0.4 0.2
Investment assets 1,321.1 1,501.8
1,321.5 1,502.0
Current assets
Current investment assets - -
Cash 3.4 2.4
Other current assets 0.5 0.2
3.9 2.6
Creditors
Amounts falling due within one year (32.8) (30.9)
Net current assets (28.9) (28.3)
Total assets less current liabilities 1,292.6 1,473.7
Creditors
Amounts falling due after one year (24.3) (27.9)
Net assets 1,268.3 1,445.8
Funds
Endowment funds - -
Restricted funds - -
Unrestricted funds 1,268.3 1,445.8
1,268.3 1,445.8

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

GB-CHC-200051

Income from government

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According to data returned to the Charity Commission, this charity did not receive income from government grants or contracts in 2022 (the latest year with data available) or 2021.

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

GB-CHC-200051

Grants received

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Date Funder Amount awarded Description
The National Lottery Heritage Fund
National Lottery Grants for Heritage: £10,000 to £250,000
£250,000 Grant to Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
The Aim Foundation £100,000
1 year
Grant to Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Other grants and programmes - Strategic Interventions Fund
£1,000,000
2 years
LocalMotion – a place-based funders consortium
Jan 2022 to Jan 2024
Lankelly Chase Foundation £400,000
1 year
Grant to Esmee Fairbairn Foundation - LocalMotion
The Tudor Trust £480,000
2 years
Grant to Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
Nov 2021 to Nov 2023
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Main Grant
£1,000,000
2 years
Grant to ESMEE FAIRBAIRN FOUNDATION
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
ALB - EA - Innovative approaches to financing environmental enhancement - Testing New Models
£160,000 ‘Innovative approaches to financing environmental enhancements – Testing New Models
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
ALB - EA - Innovative approaches to financing environmental enhancement - Testing New Models
£149,318 ‘Innovative approaches to financing environmental enhancements – Testing New Models
Barrow Cadbury Trust
Criminal Justice
£2,000
1 year
Chair of the preventing CSE Funders' Alliance
Nov 2016 to Dec 2017

Data source

Some grants data comes from funders who publish data using the 360Giving Data Standard. It was accessed using the 360Giving Datastore.

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

GB-CHC-200051

Grants made

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Published data showsthis funder made 6,490 grants between January 2008 and June 2024.

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2024 87 grants £6,250,845
2023 844 grants £57,214,786
2022 202 grants £37,796,191
2021 323 grants £53,609,710
2020 796 grants £55,117,230
2019 216 grants £37,929,300
2018 265 grants £45,141,639
2017 277 grants £40,710,888
2016 323 grants £46,508,144
2015 315 grants £37,885,026
2014 420 grants £41,599,326
2013 427 grants £35,719,122
2012 449 grants £36,622,786
2011 464 grants £34,828,509
2010 361 grants £25,195,028
2009 373 grants £21,575,056
2008 348 grants £21,281,948

Data source

Some grants data comes from funders who publish data using the 360Giving Data Standard. It was accessed using the 360Giving Datastore.

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

GB-CHC-200051

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