Finance Score: 1
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 11
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +11
Overall GiG Score: 18 ?

RESOURCES FOR AUTISM 

Resources for Autism provides practical serices for individuals on the autistic spectrum and their families. These include music and art therapy, play and youth club services, holiday play schemes, adult art studio and social skills groups, home based family support, siblings groups and information and advice. These take place in a range of venues throughout the UK.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • Spending has increased over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • One or more trustees receive payments or benefits from the charity for providing services to the charity

Financial issues to consider:

  • On several occasions in recent years income has been 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
31/03/23£2,628£2,648£-21£108£1,831£1,8188.212753
31/03/22£2,355£2,508£-153£95£1,852£1,7768.510554
31/03/21£2,782£2,428£354£80£2,005£1,9569.711074
31/03/20£2,079£2,450£-370£41£1,651£1,5437.693110
31/03/19£2,085£2,256£-171£43£2,021£1,8741088170
31/03/18£2,160£1,977£183£35£2,191£1,96811.9810
31/03/17£1,776£1,776£1£51£2,009£8275.6710
31/03/16£2,495£1,618£877£45£2,008£1,97814.7610
31/03/15£1,601£1,690£-89£54£1,132£1,1228650
31/03/14£1,567£1,650£-84£30£1,220£210.2590
31/03/13£1,359£1,513£-154£35£1,304£1,2339.8530
31/03/12£1,537£1,256£281£63£1,458£1,24411.9480
31/03/11£1,225£1,089£136£50£1,177£630.7420
31/03/10£828£742£86£49£1,041£95515.4280
31/03/09£475£543£-67£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£435£352£82£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07?£663£347£315£56£940£82428.5100
31/12/05£332£250£81£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/04£298£290£8£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 4.2%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 4.1%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 3%
Highest pay band: £70,000-£80,000
Liabilities/Assets: 12%
Liabilities/Income: 9%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 99%
Reserves/Spending: 8.2 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 4 months
Quick Ratio: 4.5
Asset Split ?
Established: 27 years

www.resourcesforautism.org.uk

admin@resourcesforautism.org.uk

02084583259

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Disability
GiG Classification
  • Emotional support, counselling or therapy
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Birmingham City, Dudley, Essex, Hertfordshire, Sandwell, Solihull, Throughout London, Walsall, Warwickshire,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • 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.

Major supporters in last 5 years
National Lottery Community Fund£1,008,327
City Bridge Trust£258,026
Greater London Authority£130,798
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington£100,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£100,000
John Lyon's Charity£94,000
Joseph Levy Foundation£70,250
Three Guineas Trust£70,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Three Guineas Trust - Holiday playscheme 2024
£15,000 16/04/2024
12
Holiday playscheme 2024
Joseph Levy Foundation - Project funding
£20,250 03/11/2023
To contribut to the costs of the play therapy service in the West Midlands
Three Guineas Trust - Holiday Playscheme 2023
£10,000 16/05/2023
Holiday Playscheme 2023
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Grant to Resources for Autism
£100,000 25/01/2023
Support for parent/carers of autistic children which is local to their community and bespoke to their need.
Masonic Trust - MCF Large Grant
£30,000 25/01/2023
West Midlands Family Support Project
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Resources for Autism
£227,130 16/01/2023
36
£227,130 over three years (£72,660; £75,730; £78,740) for the 0.8 FTE Adult Services Manager, a contribution (0.1 FTE) to the Coproduction Lead’s salary and a contribution (0.1 FTE) to the ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Autism support for the whole family
£359,992 25/11/2022
This funding will support Resources for Autism (RfA) to deliver specialist support for people living with autism and their families in Birmingham. RfA is registered charity based in London that was ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Resources For Autism
£500 20/10/2022
0
‘Cost of Living uplift: £500 to help projects meet their rising costs and respond to increased demand 31/10/2022’
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Resources For Autism
£500 20/10/2022
0
‘Cost of Living uplift: £500 to help projects meet their rising costs and respond to increased demand 31/10/2022’
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£50,000 30/09/2022
24
Core Costs
Three Guineas Trust - Holiday Play Scheme 2022
£15,000 19/05/2022
Holiday Play Scheme 2022
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Resources For Autism
£30,425 31/01/2022
This project will deliver play and social groups to children and young people experiencing autism in Birmingham. The activities will result in positive relationships, self esteem and friendship.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£50,000 29/10/2021
24
Core Costs
Three Guineas Trust - Holiday Play Scheme 2021
£15,000 23/06/2021
Holiday Play Scheme 2021
John Lyon's Charity - Main grant to Resources for Autism
£90,000 10/03/2021
36
Reach Out Service for Barnet and Brent
Joseph Levy Foundation - Covid-19: core funding contribution
£30,000 09/11/2020
12
Covid-19: core funding contribution to support the charity's work with autistic people, their families and carers
Three Guineas Trust - Summer play scheme 2020
£15,000 24/06/2020
Summer play scheme 2020
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Resources For Autism
£3,000 17/06/2020
6
COVID19 - This grant will fund organisation costs to support children and young people on the Autistic Spectrum, isolated at home due to Covid-19. Children and young people will feel less isolated.
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Resources for Autism
£30,896 05/06/2020
£30,896 towards remaining costs of the project as outlined in your application.
National Lottery Community Fund - COVID-19 Resources for Autism
£100,000 02/06/2020
7
The funding would go towards supporting the costs of their 1:1 front line services play schemes in the West Midlands and London their Emergency Helpline and support towards management and ....more
Joseph Levy Foundation - Covid-19: core funding contribution
£20,000 20/04/2020
12
Covid-19: core funding contribution to assist the organisation to adapt the currently funded Autism project to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic
National Lottery Community Fund - Business Development Manager, Community Support Lead and Group Project Lead
£283,665 02/03/2020
36
The funding will be used to build on the work to all service users, which includes extending their reach to support families in their own homes, through a home support project lead.
Greater London Authority - Resources for Autism
£130,798 01/01/2020
Positive activities for young people involved in crime or at risk of crime or exclusion
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Resources for Autism
£14,800 13/12/2019
purchase of a minibus for a charity which works with children with disabilities in London
National Lottery Community Fund - Autism Family Support Project
£10,000 19/09/2019
12
Autism Family Support Project
National Lottery Community Fund - Supporting the Autism Family West Midlands
£254,670 25/07/2019
36
This project will provide support to families that are affected by autism within the Birmingham, Solihull & Walsall area of the West Midlands._x000D_ Resources for Autism provide a range of ....more
John Lyon's Charity - SHAF grant to Resources for Autism
£4,000 29/06/2019
12
Autism Specific Holiday Play
Three Guineas Trust - Summer play scheme 2019 - London
£10,000 10/06/2019
Summer play scheme 2019 - London.
Three Guineas Trust - Summer play scheme 2019 - West Mids
£10,000 10/06/2019
Summer play scheme 2019 - West Mids.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Resources For Autism
£92,283 28/02/2019
36
Weekend social club for young people with autism living in Newham. By attending the sessions children will be less isolated, gain essential life skills and better manage their mental health.
Joseph Levy Foundation - Family Support Manager (autism) West Midlands
£81,146 18/01/2019
36
To fund the salary of the autism Family Support Manager for the West Midlands
Joseph Levy Foundation - Family support (autism) West Midlands
£84,000 18/01/2019
24
To fund the costs of support (support worker time and associated costs) for a minimum of 90 families in the West Midlands
DCMS - Tampon Tax Community Fund
£9,956 06/01/2019
1. Build skills and confidence Group members will be encouraged to plan the sessions. Based on our experience of the pilot and other adult groups, areas for discussion presentation or role play (age ....more
DCMS - Tampon Tax Community Fund
£3,319 06/01/2019
1. Build skills and confidence Group members will be encouraged to plan the sessions. Based on our experience of the pilot and other adult groups, areas for discussion presentation or role play (age ....more
Heart Of England Community Foundation - Women's' and Girls' Autism Groups
£9,956 06/12/2018
17
To run to run a series of social groups for girls and women with autism, to increase socialisation skills
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Resources For Autism
£29,748 30/07/2018
36
This project is a weekly youth club working with children on the autistic spectrum. The project aims to improve social skills, building confidence and improve emotional wellbeing.
Mercer's Charitable Foundation - Grant to Resources for Autism
£100,000 04/07/2018
36
Reach Out Family Support
National Lottery Community Fund - Area 51 High need adults with autism
£10,000 02/07/2018
12
The funding will be used to provide practical activities for adults with autism. The project aims to improve health and mental wellbeing.
Three Guineas Trust - Summer play scheme
£9,793 07/06/2018
Summer play scheme.
Three Guineas Trust - Summer play scheme
£9,793 07/06/2018
Summer play scheme - Midlands.
Three Guineas Trust - 2017 Summer play scheme
£9,000 09/06/2017
2017 Summer play scheme.
Three Guineas Trust - 2017 Summer play scheme
£9,000 09/06/2017
2017 Summer play scheme.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£10,000 05/05/2017
Support for Essential Core Costs
National Lottery Community Fund - Supporting the London Autistic Family
£463,027 30/11/2016
36
The group aims to further develop its Resources for Autism project by delivering practical services for children and adults with autism in boroughs across Greater London, reducing their isolation and ....more
Three Guineas Trust - Behaviour support manager
£99,840 02/06/2016
Towards employing a behaviour support manager.
Three Guineas Trust - 2016 Summer play scheme
£9,539 21/04/2016
2016 Summer play scheme.
Three Guineas Trust - 2016 Summer play scheme
£9,539 21/04/2016
2016 Summer play scheme.
Three Guineas Trust - Summer play scheme
£10,000 28/05/2015
Summer play scheme : 2 weeks; 9 children needing 2:1 support.
Three Guineas Trust - Summer play scheme
£10,000 28/05/2015
Summer play scheme : 2 weeks; 14 children needing 2:1 support.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Resources for Autism
£91,500 26/05/2015
36
towards three years' continuation funding of the running costs of the 'Arts Connect' project, providing music and art therapy to people with autism in Greater London
National Lottery Community Fund - Supporting the Autism Family
£499,999 07/05/2015
35
This project will provided support to families across the West Midlands who have a child who has autism, addressing the issues as a whole rather than with individuals. This will include basic ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - YW8 - Why Wait - group for adults with complex and challenging needs.
£10,000 04/03/2015
12
Not Available
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Resources for Autism
£120,600 25/09/2014
36
£120,600 over three years (£39,600; £40,200; £40,800) towards the cost of the transition service, including a part-time Support Manager, volunteering expenses, and project running costs to ....more
Three Guineas Trust - Summer play scheme
£10,000 20/05/2014
Summer play scheme.
National Lottery Community Fund - Leading the road to a better life with autism
£240,748 19/09/2012
36
An expansion of an existing project delivered across London by Resources for Autism (RFA) . The aim of the project is to build on the success of the existing work, using key managers to deliver and ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Resources for Autism
£115,200 14/03/2012
36
towards three years’ continuation funding of the salaries of a Music Therapist and an Art Therapist to support children and adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders who are affected by mental ill ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Autism; a right to a better life.
£488,748 10/08/2011
36
This new project is based on a pilot project which delivers autism services to children and young people within Birmingham. It aims to enhance social activity, expand and improve life skills, ....more
Three Guineas Trust - Youth groups in London
£25,000 18/04/2011
Towards youth groups in London.
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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: 28-78
  • ABI LEVITT Appointed: 2020, Occupation: Consultant
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 13/03/1997, number: 1061253
  • Registered at Companies House on 28/02/1997, number: 03326332
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Other Regulators
  • Ofsted (Office For Standards In Education)
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
  • 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
19 returns made; all on time
Main office

858 FINCHLEY ROAD
LONDON
NW11 6AB

Objectives

A) TO SUPPORT THE NEEDS OF PEOPLE WITH AUTISM AND RELATED CONDITIONSB) TO PROMOTE AND PROTECT THE HEALTH OF FAMILIES AND CARERS OF PEOPLE WITH AUTISM AND RELATED CONDITIONS

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

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