Finance Score: 4
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 8
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Large legacies income: +1
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +8
Overall GiG Score: 15 ?

DOWN'S SYNDROME ASSOCIATION 

We provide information and support for people with Down's syndrome, their families and carers, and the professionals who work with them.We strive to improve knowledge of the condition.We champion the rights of people with Down's syndrome.
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Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers recently
  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • This charity has received considerable income from legacies in recent years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of gender
Established: 27 years

www.downs-syndrome.org.uk

info@downs-syndrome.org.uk

0333 1212300

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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£2,032£2,133£-101£373£3,693£2,61214.74035
31/03/22£2,100£2,033£67£362£3,794£2,73916.238150
31/03/21£2,897£2,000£896£305£3,551£2,51815.142150
31/03/20*£2,347£2,414£-67£415£2,655£1,5257.644150
31/03/19£2,243£2,216£26£392£2,723£1,5278.344180
31/03/18£2,014£2,171£-157£364£2,649£1,3337.4420
31/03/17£2,187£2,233£-47£375£2,806£1,4617.9430
31/03/16£2,442£2,260£182£355£2,853£1,4487.7390
31/03/15£2,289£1,896£392£419£2,687£1,1227.1320
31/03/14£2,279£2,226£53£545£2,295£8114.4310
31/03/13£1,840£1,934£-95£504£2,242£7564.7320
31/03/12£1,851£2,069£-218£502£2,337£8084.7310
31/03/11£1,929£1,969£-40£533£2,555£1,0346.3290
31/03/10£1,926£1,800£126£543£1,125£1,0146.8280
31/03/09£2,126£2,180£-54£510£999£9195.1330
31/03/08£2,046£2,258£-211£498£1,054£9355330
31/03/07£2,524£2,356£168£657£1,266£1,1746310
31/03/06*£1,803£1,845£-43£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05*£2,288£1,671£618£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£1,506£1,623£-117£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 19.6%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 17.5%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 5%
Liabilities/Income: 10%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 71%
Reserves/Spending: 14.7 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 15 months
Quick Ratio: 10.1
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Disability
  • Education/Training
Who works here?
  • 40 employees
  • 35 volunteers
Who it helps
  • People With Disabilities
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales,

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 Heritage Fund£149,400
National Lottery Community Fund£120,000
City Bridge Trust£54,200
Garfield Weston Foundation£25,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Dementia Handbook for People with Down's syndrome
£10,000 26/05/2023
The funding will be used to revise and publish an update to their existing resource called the Dementia Work Book for individuals who have Down's Syndrome and facing on set dementia. The project ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Cost of Living project
£418 30/11/2022
To support a Cost of Living project in Durham and Tees Valley ,
County Durham Community Foundation - WorkFit East Midlands and North East
£5,000 28/06/2022
Towards the salary of the Employment Development Officer.
National Lottery Community Fund - DSA WorkFit London
£10,000 19/11/2021
The funding will be used to provide employment opportunities and support for people who have Down’s syndrome. The project aims to educate employer’s break down prejudices and enable beneficiaries ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Down's Syndrome Association
£54,200 27/07/2021
24
£54,200 over two further and final years (£26,900, £27,300) towards the salaries of the DSActive Sports Officer; DSEngage Officer; and Project Manager as well as associated sport taster day costs ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 02/10/2020
Inclusive Participation Project
County Durham Community Foundation - DSA WorkFit
£10,000 20/08/2020
To support the DSA WorkFit project.
National Lottery Community Fund - Delivering Differently
£100,000 18/06/2020
6
The Down's Syndrome Association (DSA) will use the funding to enable them to meet the increased demand on their services at this time and adapt their service provision.
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Down's Syndrome Association
£149,400 27/11/2019
50th Year Memories and Stories
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Down's Syndrome Association
£7,246 15/11/2019
We want funds to run our regular Down2Earth events for local young people with Down's Syndrome.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 07/03/2019
Resilient Carers
National Lottery Community Fund - DSActive National Festival 2019
£10,000 25/01/2019
12
This funding will be used to host a football festival for people living with Down's Syndrome. The project aims to bring people together and enable them to improve their fitness and confidence.
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Down's Syndrome Association
£117,000 14/03/2018
36
£117,000 over three years (£38,000, £39,000, £40,000) for the full-time DSActive Sports Officer (London) and associated project costs.
National Lottery Community Fund - Adult Sex and Relationships Education
£10,000 15/11/2017
12
This project will develop and implement a sex and relationships course for people with Down’s Syndrome. The course will allow participants from across the United Kingdom to make informed choices, ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 14/09/2017
WorkFit
The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund - Grant to Down's Syndrome Association
£20,000 24/07/2017
Main Grant unrestricted core costs
Sport England - DSActive Adult Sports
£96,687 23/06/2017
59
Funding under Sport England's Inclusive Sport funding programme for a Revenue project titled DSActive Adult Sports. This project is a Multi Sports project, with a focus on beneficiaries with a ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Down's Syndrome Association
£9,200 11/05/2017
12
The group provides support, advice and services to people with Down's Syndrome and their families. They are using a £9,200 grant to provide 40 volunteers from projects that work with people with ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - WorkFit North
£496,704 22/03/2017
36
WorkFit supports young people with Down’s Syndrome to find employment. This funding will enable the expansion of the project to benefit more people in the North of England by improving the ....more
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Down's Syndrome Association
£85,100 03/06/2015
Normansfield: Protecting a Theatrical Past
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Downs Syndrome Association
£87,800 13/03/2014
36
towards three years' salary of a Project Officer to expand the reach of the 'WorkFit' Project which helps to provide pathways into employment for disabled people
National Lottery Community Fund - WorkFit Wales
£268,506 29/11/2013
36
The project, over three years, will work across Wales to help young people with Down's Syndrome engage positively in the community by facilitating employment opportunities and connecting them with ....more
Sport England - DSActive Adult Sports
£386,832 05/02/2013
Funding under Sport England's Inclusive Sport funding programme for a Revenue project titled 'DSActive Adult Sports'. This project lists its main activity as Multi Sports.
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Downs Syndrome Association
£12,000 17/08/2012
the salary of the Volunteering Development Officer for North Wales
National Lottery Community Fund - The Harvest Project
£200,000 15/08/2012
36
The project will use their grant to set up a support group in each county across NI, offering a place where people over 40 with Down's Syndrome & their carers can meet & share their ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 54-74
  • TREVOR PEARCY Appointed: 2015, Occupation: Consultant And Solicitor Non P
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 21/03/1997, number: 1061474
  • Registered at Companies House on 30/01/1997, number: 03310024
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
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
  • 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: 43 days late, AR06: 0 days late, AR05: 2 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from BREAKTHROUGH LEARNING on 18/01/2023
  • Asset transfer in from DSWESTPENNINE on 24/03/2023
Main office

DOWNS SYNDROME ASSOCIATION
THE LANGDON DOWN CENTRE
2A LANGDON PARK
TEDDINGTON
TW11 9PS

Objectives

TO CREATE AND DEVELOP THE CONDITIONS WHICH WILL ENABLE PEOPLE WITH DOWN'S SYNDROME TO ATTAIN THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.TO UNDERTAKE ANY OTHER CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES IN CONNECTION WITH DOWN'S SYNDROME

Defined Area of Benefit:

NATIONAL

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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