Charity Reporting

Board / Delivery Plan & Policy group to finalise: Introductory text about 36LS as a charity, our requirement for reporting, how we track our activity, and what information we need from Members and Tenants to support this. Below is proposed text, drafted by Rachel Bollen.

36 Lime Street is a registered Charity, number 1200138. We were awarded this charitable status in August 2022. Our Memorandum and Articles of Association (Mem & Arts) state: 

The Objects of the Charity are to advance the appreciation and understanding of the arts primarily but not exclusively the visual arts and crafts for the benefit of the public.

Our Men & Arts provide us with Powers that we can utilise to promote the Objects. These Powers are broad, designed to enable to organisation to grow and change as we may wish to over the coming years. In our current form, principally we use the following Powers to achieve our charitable aims:

  • we present, promote and organise exhibitions and other arts events for the public through our gallery, events and community engagement programme.
  • we manage affordable workspace for artists and makers.
  • through the practices of the artists and makers who work within our studios, we deliver workshops and classes.
  • and we work in partnership with other organisations to deliver our public programme.

The Charity Commission requires that we submit a Trustees Report every year, through which we provide an account of our performance. To aid the drafting of this report, we collect data on our activity throughout the year.


Publicly facing activity

Please use this form to record information about publicly focused activity. This might include exhibitions, workshops, school visits, heritage tours and talks. This should not take longer than a few minutes to record. Please make sure that you or someone else in the working group captures this information shortly after the activity took place. 

Report publicly focused activity here.


Voluntary contribution – record of hours

We are also required to record the work our members and tenants do to deliver the aims of the charity. All members are expected to contribute towards the running of 36 Lime Street.

36 Lime Street needs to have an accurate record of all voluntary hours during each financial year (1st April – 31st March). The frequency of recording your own activity will depend on the work you do and your own preference – you might prefer to report your contribution on regular basis, or keep a note of it and report at the end of each year. The form captures voluntary hours within the 5 main areas of work (Board, Buildings, Finance & Fundraising, Membership & Governance, and Programme). If you engage in more than one of these areas you will need to report these hours separately. 

Report voluntary hours here.