Finance Score: -2
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 11
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • No PartB
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +8
Overall GiG Score: 18 ?

THE CHILDRENS FOUNDATION LIMITED 

THE CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION IMPROVES THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE NORTH EAST BY MAKING SERIOUS STUFF FUN. WE DEVELOP INNOVATION TO IMPROVE CHILDRENS HEALTH WITH A FOCUS ON EARLY YEARS, MENTAL HEALTH AND PHYSICAL HEALTH.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers, including a Community Foundation, recently
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending
Established: 34 years

www.thechildrensfoundation.co.uk

nuth.childrensfoundation@nhs.net

0191 2820000

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Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
£k
Spending
£k
Surplus/
Deficit
Fundraising
Cost £k
Total
Funds £k
Unrestricted
Funds £k
Mths
Rsrvs
Staff Volun-
teers
31/03/23£264£233£31n/an/an/an/an/a57
31/03/22£199£183£17n/an/an/an/an/a118
31/03/21£178£163£15n/an/an/an/an/a8
31/03/20£142£159£-17n/an/an/an/an/a133
31/03/19£143£211£-68n/an/an/an/an/a173
31/03/18£232£196£37£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£235£202£33£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16?*£258£295£-37£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/15£312£511£-198£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/14£351£436£-85£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/13£490£393£97£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/12£434£405£30£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/11£528£470£58£169£1,682£1,55739.770
30/06/10£564£658£-94£246£1,624£1,53528100
30/06/09£432£492£-60£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/08£443£537£-94£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/07£551£580£-28£188£1,872£1,76336.5100
30/06/06*£356£671£-315£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/05*£611£877£-266£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/04£616£2,872£-2,256£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
What it does
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
Who works here?
  • 57 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Defined Groups
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle Upon Tyne City, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside, Sunderland,

Who's supporting them? ?

Donations from Grant Makers ?

We have details on the following significant donations. Multi-year donations are allocated to the years for which they are earmarked.

Major supporters in last 5 years
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd£46,245
The Greggs Foundation£45,000
BBC Children in Need£29,205
DCMS£22,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£11,500
The Ballinger Charitable Trust£10,000
National Lottery Community Fund£8,486
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland£7,500
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Greggs Foundation - North East Core Funding
£45,000 25/11/2022
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£45,000 over three years (£15,000 per year) towards the salaries of their CEO, Operations Manager and Fundraising Manager
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£5,000 21/10/2022
Weston Charity Award Winner 2021 - 2022 Bonus
Crowdfunder - Local Action Fund
£2,602 11/05/2022
Covid response
The Shears Foundation - The Children's Foundation
£5,000 27/10/2021
Roots to Health
Cheshire Community Foundation - Make a Million- MaM Baby Boxes
£5,000 18/10/2021
This is The Children’s Foundation 30th Birthday project and reflects ‘levelling’ up from birth. We will give every new baby In the North East a MaM Box supporting a best start in life. The ....more
The Ballinger Charitable Trust - Grant to Children's Foundation (The)
£10,000 01/10/2021
Towards core costs of operation
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to The Children's Foundation Ltd
£3,750 16/09/2021
The charity's objects
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£6,500 09/06/2021
Weston Charity Award Winner 2021 - 2022
County Durham Community Foundation - Clown Doctors in TreeTops UHND
£4,538 19/03/2021
To support the Clown Doctors in TreeTops UHND programme.
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - the CEO salary over a three-year period
£9,752 18/03/2021
the CEO salary over a three-year period
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - general running costs to support young people living in Newcastle
£750 28/01/2021
general running costs to support young people living in Newcastle
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - the creation of a ‘reading shed’ and reading sessions for year 3 children at Tyne View Primary School in Walker
£14,000 17/12/2020
the creation of a ‘reading shed’ and reading sessions for year 3 children at Tyne View Primary School in Walker
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£22,000 05/08/2020
"The fund aims to:1) To reduce closures of essential charities that provide essential services to vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 crisis by ensuring they have the financial resources to ....more
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - the charity's objects
£3,750 16/07/2020
the charity's objects
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Supporting 80 vulnerable families through the COVID-19 crisis providing them with ‘Food and Fun’ packs
£5,000 14/05/2020
Supporting 80 vulnerable families through the COVID-19 crisis providing them with ‘Food and Fun’ packs
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - supporting 80 vulnerable families through the COVID-19 crisis providing them with ‘Food and Fun’ packs
£5,000 14/05/2020
supporting 80 vulnerable families through the COVID-19 crisis providing them with ‘Food and Fun’ packs
National Lottery Community Fund - Food and Fun Packs- Covid 19
£8,486 07/05/2020
15
The funding will be used to support children and families who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic who through no fault of their own find it difficult to access food. The project aims to offer ....more
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - the charity's purposes
£3,743 09/04/2020
the charity's purposes
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - core funding for the new part-time CEO position
£5,000 02/04/2020
core funding for the new part-time CEO position
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Childrens Foundation
£29,205 08/08/2019
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This project will deliver Clown Doctors into Great North Children's Hospital, giving hospitalised children the opportunity to take part in artistic play. Children will have improved mental wellbeing, ....more
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Story Chair project.
£3,000 13/05/2019
Story Chair project.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to The Children's Foundation
£9,954 19/11/2018
Funding would allow us to deliver mental health educational workshops, using puppetry to tackle anxiety, depression and self-harm.
Co-Op Foundation - Development grant
£5,000 08/11/2018
Grant to support the development of their #iwill project.
Co-Op Foundation - Footsteps Youth Wellbeing
£5,000 08/11/2018
Our programme centres on the provision of the delivery of a twice weekly; Footsteps Youth Wellbeing offers a Teen Health Clinic, every Tuesday and Thursday, between 3.30pm – 6.30pm that offers a ....more
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - The Nurture Project
£15,090 15/03/2018
The Nurture Project
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - The BaMM Project (Because Minding Matters -Awareness) Educational Workshops
£4,738 28/09/2017
The BaMM Project (Because Minding Matters -Awareness) Educational Workshops
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (10)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 30-76
  • DIANNE WINSHIP Appointed: 2013, Occupation: Retired Chief Superintendent
  • DR SUE VERNON Appointed: 2017, Occupation: Retired -Hon Clinical Lecturer
  • JAY WILSON Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Accountant
  • LAURA MCGRATH Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Director Of Sustainability And Community
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 09/08/1990, number: 1000013
  • Registered at Companies House on 06/08/1990, number: 02528291
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR16: 1 days late, AR06: 16 days late, AR05: 235 days late,
Main office

SIR JAMES SPENCE INSTITUTE
RVI
QUEEN VICTORIA ROAD
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
NE1 4LP

Objectives

THE PROMOTION, PRESERVATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING AMONG CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND. INCLUDING BOTH PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH, BY SUCH MEANS AS THE TRUSTEES SHALL FROM TIME TO TIME DETERMINE.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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