Finance Score: -1
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 7
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Deficit latest year: -2
  • No PartB
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +4
Overall GiG Score: 9 ?

WORKAID 

Mission:

Workaid enables young people in Africa to build sustainable livelihoods
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • The charity has received modest backing from a grant maker recently
  • There has been reasonable growth in spending over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be 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
  • Income was lower than spending in the latest year
Comment by the Charity:
    In line with good governance requirements, we introduced a rotation system for governors a few years ago. In light of the pandemic it has been hard to find replacements but we have now managed to do this so the normal rotation pattern will resume.

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
05/04/23£483£557£-73n/an/an/an/an/a200
05/04/22£496£467£29n/an/an/an/an/a200
05/04/21£405£363£42n/an/an/an/an/a230
05/04/20*£439£456£-17n/an/an/an/an/a270
05/04/19£382£404£-23n/an/an/an/an/a250
05/04/18£318£338£-20£0£0£0n/a00
05/04/17£364£311£53£0£0£0n/a00
05/04/16£239£264£-25£0£0£0n/a00
05/04/15£268£206£62£0£0£0n/a00
05/04/14£397£207£190£0£0£0n/a00
05/04/13£242£270£-28£0£0£0n/a00
05/04/12£276£186£91£0£0£0n/a00
05/04/11£267£202£65£0£0£0n/a00
05/04/10£250£179£70£0£0£0n/a00
05/04/09£468£246£222£0£0£0n/a00
05/04/08*£287£174£113£0£0£0n/a00
05/04/07£150£158£-8£0£0£0n/a00
05/04/06£173£137£36£0£0£0n/a00
05/04/05£143£141£2£0£0£0n/a00
05/04/04*£167£147£20£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 30 years
(33 years as a company)

workaid.org

admin@workaid.org

01494775220

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How you can help
What it does
We empower young people to develop the skills and knowledge needed to find gainful employment or start their own business. We do this by refurbishing donated tools to a high standard and shipping them to training centres and self-help organisations. In 2015 we received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
Listed activities
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Overseas Aid/Famine Relief
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Technical, vocational and continuing education
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
Where it operates
  • Tanzania, Throughout England And Wales, Uganda, Zambia,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People With Disabilities

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.

Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Rothschild Foundation - Grant to Workaid
£30,000 17/06/2022
Developing volunteering opportunities to improve social welfare and skills development among young and vulnerable people by expanding capacity for voluntary work experience, especially for young ....more

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 54-76
Acting Chairman
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 22/10/1994, number: 1041574
  • Registered at Companies House on 24/01/1991, number: 02576450
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Campaigns and political activity policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • Engaging external speakers at charity events policy and procedures
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
  • Investment
  • 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
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR20: 81 days late, AR08: 247 days late, AR04: 19 days late,
Main office

Workaid
The Old Boot Factory
71 Townsend Road
Chesham
HP5 2AA

Objectives

THE RELIEF OF POVERTY AND DESTITUTION AND THE PROVISION OF PRACTICAL AID TO THOSE SUFFERING AS A RESULT OF DROUGHT, FAMINE AND DISEASE IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD AND TO THIS END TO PROVIDE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT WHICH MAY BE NEEDED TO COMBAT ANY OF THE FOREGOING

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase

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