Finance Score: -7
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 13
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Multiple Deficits and declines: -5
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +13
Overall GiG Score: 15 ?

YOUTHNET UK 

We provide information & emotional support for young people in the UK, enabling our users to make the right choices for them. We believe digital is a force for good, helping young people get to our services wherever & whenever they need them. We co-create virtual services with young people to provide information, peer support and signposting on mental health, housing, relationships & employment.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers recently
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • Unrestricted reserves appear to be dangerously low at the latest year end
  • Income has been volatile and on several occasions in recent years less than spending

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
30/06/23£1,864£2,517£-653£326£973£626336300
30/06/22£2,485£2,773£-288£230£1,626£1,1775.136400
30/06/21£2,867£2,289£578£207£1,913£1,2286.434400
30/06/20£3,003£2,010£993£296£1,335£8995.430270
30/06/19£1,951£1,947£4£276£342£1721.130240
30/06/18£2,452£2,568£-116£418£338£1330.6390
30/06/17£2,759£2,578£181£401£454£1980.9380
30/06/16*£1,858£1,977£-120£300£272£110.1320
30/06/15£1,751£1,774£-24£377£408£1210.8200
30/06/14£2,189£2,434£-245£398£432£4102320
30/06/13£2,676£3,056£-381£444£677£5812.3380
30/06/12£2,359£2,794£-435£483£1,058£9374380
30/06/11£4,001£4,354£-353£601£1,493£1,1643.2550
30/06/10£5,268£5,246£21£870£1,846£1,0452.4670
30/06/09£4,022£4,925£-902£787£1,824£1,1602.8570
30/06/08£4,728£4,032£697£686£2,727£1,1723.5450
30/06/07£2,747£3,291£-544£685£2,030£1,1294.1400
30/06/06£2,277£2,629£-352£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/05£2,286£2,793£-507£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/04£2,227£2,778£-552£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 17.6%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 13%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 8%
Highest pay band: £80,000-£90,000
Liabilities/Assets: 11%
Liabilities/Income: 7%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 64%
Reserves/Spending: 3 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 4 months
Quick Ratio: 5.1
Asset Split ?
Established: 29 years

www.themix.org.uk

info@themix.org.uk

02070092500

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Other Charitable Purposes
GiG Classification
  • Emotional support, counselling or therapy
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Northern Ireland, Scotland, Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • The General Public/Mankind

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
National Lottery Community Fund£619,218
Prudence Trust£300,000
Westminster Foundation£290,000
Esmee Fairbairn£280,000
CHK Foundation£164,400
Pears Foundation£140,000
Paul Hamlyn Foundation£120,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£100,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Blagrave Trust - The Listening Fund Phase 2
£71,400 30/03/2023
The Listening Fund - phase two
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Mix
£20,000 06/02/2023
Towards unrestricted core costs as a Cost of Living Uplift
Pears Foundation - Core Funding
£90,000 07/12/2022
36
Core Funding
National Lottery Community Fund - Securing the future growth of The Mix helpline
£344,218 01/12/2022
This funding will be used to continue delivering free and confidential support services for young people on issues from homelessness to employment mental health relationships and drugs. The project ....more
The Rayne Foundation - Grant to Youthnet UK Ltd
£19,800 24/11/2022
Towards piloting the expansion of its current counselling services to introduce video-based counselling.
Prudence Trust - More Places to Go 2022 - The Mix
£250,000 26/05/2022
An expansion of The Mix's online, web chat and phone based counselling service to young people across the UK.
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Mix
£200,000 30/03/2022
24
Towards unrestricted core costs of an organisation supporting young people through online services, focusing on groups most affected by COVID-19 to improve their mental health and resilience
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Covid-19 Emergency Funding
£20,000 22/07/2021
6
The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. They help young people with challenges they are facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from ....more
Prudence Trust - Digital counselling work
£50,000 15/04/2021
Digital counselling work
CHK Foundation - CHK Main Grant
£164,400 10/03/2021
to support specified work
Comic Relief - Youth Net Recovery Funding
£40,000 23/06/2020
6
COVID19 Recovery funding
National Lottery Community Fund - Essential Digital Mental Health Support during the COVID-19 crisis
£275,000 17/06/2020
6
The Mix is a digital charity that provides free confidential essential support services for young people under 25 through social web a helpline and counselling. The fuding will be used to cover lost ....more
DCMS - VSCE CMC Fund
£32,751 20/05/2020
NET, Comic Relief and Children in Need will use this funding to provide: increased support to vulnerable people and hidden groups, thus reducing the burden on public services; reach local grassroots ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Major Grants award - COVID19 response
£100,000 07/05/2020
Upscaling Core Services and Volunteers
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Mix
£60,000 05/05/2020
6
towards unrestricted core costs as a COVID-19 Fast Response grant
Westminster Foundation - Covid 19 response Fund
£290,000 01/05/2020
6
Towards upscaling, allowing charity to meet demand of online advice, mental health support and content (covid-19)
Pears Foundation - Grant to The Mix
£50,000 17/04/2020
12
COVID19 capacity grant
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - COVID19 Emergency Funding
£100,000 08/04/2020
3
Support to aid the organisation in dealing with the challenges posed by COVID19.
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to YouthNet UK
£19,000 04/02/2020
Development costs of the Share Somewhere platform
City Bridge Trust - Grant to The Mix
£90,000 26/09/2019
36
£90,000 over three years (3 x £30,000) towards the costs of counselling, helpline and live chat services for Londoners delivered by The Mix.
Comic Relief - Intelligent chat bot - 24 hour support for young people seeking mental health support
£51,150 03/07/2019
9
The Mix are looking to develop chatbot technology that allows them to create a bespoke experience for individuals that hit their channels. This is in order to ensure that they are able to serve a ....more
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Core support for The Mix who are leading the way in terms of digital reach to young people.
£100,000 10/12/2018
24
The Mix provides holistic support for young people’s wellbeing using digital and mobile channels. This grant will help The Mix to extend reach, produce more youth-led content and create pathways of ....more
Pears Foundation - Grant to The Mix
£420,363 16/10/2018
36
Pears #iwill Fund: Share Somewhere
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Support for EEA young people around the effect of Brexit
£60,000 01/10/2018
24
The Mix is the UK’s leading digital charity providing holistic multi-channel support for young people’s well-being using digital and mobile channels. This grant will help The Mix to develop a ....more
Comic Relief - The Mix YouthNet Sustainability Fund
£49,950 25/07/2018
6
Their vision is that ‘In 5 years’ time they will “be internally using data in such a way as to respond quickly and efficiently to the issues that young people are facing. We will be listening ....more
Wolfson Foundation - Grant to The Mix
£30,000 04/12/2017
IT infrastructure
Comic Relief - Helping young women recognise abuse
£50,575 19/07/2017
12
A 2009 NSPCC survey showed that 1 in 4 teenage girls aged 13-17 reported experiencing intimate partner violence and almost 3 in 4 had experienced emotional abuse. The Mix provides free, confidential ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Mix
£375,000 25/04/2017
36
Towards core funding for an organisation offering young people advice and support on issues that impact on their well-being, particularly through digital channels.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Contribution to growth plans
£80,000 27/02/2017
12
The Mix is the UK’s leading digital charity providing holistic multi-channel support for young people’s well-being using digital and mobile channels. As experts in digital engagement and ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to YouthNet UK
£103,410 09/02/2017
36
This project will offer a web-based counselling service to you people in need of support around their mental health. You people will benefit through increased confidence, improved mental health and ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to The Mix
£50,000 08/11/2016
£50,000 over 12 months to cover £25,000 in fees for the specialist consultants, and £25,000 towards the salaries of The Mix Business Development Manager and Business Development Officer. They will ....more
John Ellerman Foundation - Towards the salary of a Volunteer and Training Coordinator
£105,000 29/09/2016
36
Towards the salary of a new Volunteer and Training Coordinator to recruit and retain more volunteers to provide support to young people.
Dulverton Trust - Volunteer programme for web based support
£75,000 08/06/2016
Volunteer programme for web based support
Comic Relief - I get consent–an early intervention project to help young people understand sexual consent
£90,000 16/03/2016
24
Sexual consent is a big issue for young people including knowing legalities between different ages and what constitutes rape and sexual assault. YouthNet (now comprising the young people's helpline ....more
Pears Foundation - Grant to The Mix
£20,000 12/02/2016
6
YouthNet/Get Connected Merger
National Lottery Community Fund - Get Connected Mental Health Helpline
£438,705 01/02/2016
36
Get Connected Mental Health Helpline
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to YouthNet
£95,900 11/06/2015
36
towards three years' running costs of a project providing volunteering and training opportunities for young people across the UK to increase their employability
City Bridge Trust - Grant to YouthNet
£44,700 16/07/2014
£44,700, for a third and final year, towards the costs of the Live Chat service providing advice and support to young Londoners with mental health needs.
Dulverton Trust - the development of peer-support volunteering
£25,000 23/10/2013
the development of peer-support volunteering
National Lottery Community Fund - Life Skills:Providing young people in England with the skills and support n
£230,542 17/04/2013
36
This is a development of an existing project by Youthnet Uk (YUk) to improve the mental wellbeing of young people (YP) aged 16-25 England wide through the new 'Looking After Yourself and Others' ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Mix
£252,500 01/11/2012
Towards core costs of an organisation that helps young people to access support and develop life skills via online and mobile apps services.
Nesta - AC00256
£48,450 23/05/2012
Innovation in Giving programme grant to Youthnet UK Grant Ref AC00256
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 7/8 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 23-68
  • HELEN HOPPER Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Management Consultant
  • VIKAS VERMA Appointed: 2021, Occupation: Director Of Education
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 04/09/1995, number: 1048995
  • Registered at Companies House on 06/03/1995, number: 03031098
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
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
  • 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; AR16: 15 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from FLOURISH ARBONNE FOUNDATION on 22/09/2023
Main office

The Mix
209-211 City Road
London
EC1V 1JN

Objectives

TO PRESERVE THE HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF YOUNG PEOPLE, IMPROVE THEIR CONDITIONS AND ADVANCEMENT IN LIFE AND DEVELOP THEIR CAPABILITIES, ENABLING THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN SOCIETY AS INDEPENDENT AND VALUED INDIVIDUALS.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NATIONAL

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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