THE DOWNFORCE TRUST
Activities - how the charity spends its money
The Downforce Trust promotes action on climate change, specifically through funding research and programmes designed to accelerate the deployment and scaling of known technologies. The Trust has a particular interest in carbon drawdown using nature-based solutions as these are available and scalable today.
Income and expenditure
Data for financial year ending 31 January 2022
|Donations and legacies||£600.00k|
|Other trading activities||£0|
£72,931 investments gains (losses)
Charitable expenditure with investment gains
Some charities generate all, or a substantial part, of their income from investments which may have been donated to the charity as endowment or set aside by the charity from its own resources in the past. Such investments usually take the form of stocks and shares but may include other assets, such as property, that are capable of generating income and/or capital growth.
In managing their spending and investments charities need to strike a balance between the needs of future and current beneficiaries. They also need to take account of spending commitments that may stretch over a number of future years. To do this, charities will normally adopt an investment strategy designed to generate both income and capital growth. To maximise returns trustees may commit to investment strategies for several years.
Investments can experience large swings in value so trustees may, in a particular year, decide to realise and spend part of their charity’s capital or to invest part of its income.
By clicking the investment gains checkbox the charitable spending bar is adjusted to take account of capital growth as well as income. This shows the balance the charity is striking, between spending on current beneficiaries and retaining resources for future beneficiaries.
|Income generation and governance||£0|
|Retained for future use||£549.74k|
|Income generation and governance||£0|
|Retained for future use||£622.67k|
Employees with total benefits over £60,000No employees have total benefits over £60k for this charity
What, who, how, where
- The General Public/mankind
- Makes Grants To Individuals
- Makes Grants To Organisations
- Provides Other Finance
- Provides Services
- Provides Advocacy/advice/information
- Sponsors Or Undertakes Research
- Throughout England And Wales
- Northern Ireland
- United States
- 23 January 2020: CIO registration
- Homeland Conservation (Working name)
Trustees are the people responsible for controlling the work, management and administration of the charity on behalf of its beneficiaries. Generally trustees are treasurer, chair, board member etc. The trustees are responsible for keeping this list up to date and can do this by updating their details as they happen through the online service
|Name||Role||Date of appointment||Other trusteeships||Reporting status of other trusteeships|
|Dr Adam Parr||Chair||23 January 2020||
|Merrick Hugh Denton-Thompson OBE||Trustee||25 August 2022||
|Matthew Mungo Tristram Soggot||Trustee||25 August 2022||
Financial period end date
|Income / Expenditure||31/01/2021||31/01/2022|
||Total gross income||£400.28k||£600.00k|
||Income from government contracts||N/A||N/A|
||Income from government grants||N/A||N/A|
||Income - Donations and legacies||N/A||£600.00k|
||Income - Other trading activities||N/A||£0|
||Income - Charitable activities||N/A||£0|
||Income - Endowments||N/A||£0|
||Income - Investment||N/A||£0|
||Income - Other||N/A||£0|
||Income - Legacies||N/A||£0|
||Expenditure - Charitable activities||N/A||£50.26k|
||Expenditure - Raising funds||N/A||£0|
||Expenditure - Governance||N/A||£0|
||Expenditure - Grants institution||N/A||£29.07k|
||Expenditure - Investment management||N/A||£0|
||Expenditure - Other||N/A||£0|
Assets and liabilities
Definitions for assets and liabilities
These are assets, other than investments, which are held for more than 12 months and used to run and administer the charity such as buildings, offices, exhibits and fixtures and fittings.Long term Investments
Investments are assets held by the charity with the sole aim of generating income which will be used for their charitable purposes such as deposit accounts, shares, rental property and unit trusts.
Investment assets are re-valued every year and included in the balance sheet at their current market value.
Long term investments are held for more than 12 months.
These are assets held generally for less than 12 months such as cash and bank balances, debtors, investments to be sold within the coming year and trading stock.Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
This is a surplus or deficit in any defined benefit pension scheme operated and represents a potential long-term asset or liability.Total liabilities
These are all the amounts owed by the charity at the balance sheet date to third parties such as bills due but not yet paid, bank overdrafts and loans and mortgages.
|Asset / Liability||31/01/2021||31/01/2022|
||Own use assets||N/A||£0|
||Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability||N/A||£0|
Accounts and annual returns
|Title||Reporting year||Date received||Received||Download|
|Annual return||31 January 2022||02 June 2022||On time|
|Accounts and TAR||31 January 2022||02 June 2022||On time||Download Open in new window|
|Annual return||31 January 2021||26 August 2021||On time|
|Accounts and TAR||31 January 2021||26 August 2021||On time||Download Open in new window|
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