Finance Score: -9
Governance Score: 1
Support Score: 12
  • Multiple Deficits and declines: -5
  • Fundraising costs high: -4
  • Narrow trustee age band: -2
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +12
Overall GiG Score: 4 ?

ACTION FOR KIDS CHARITABLE TRUST 

The relief of chidren and young people who are suffering from sickness or physical or mental disability by assisting them to lead full and independent lives and by any other means whatsoever.The provision of support and assistance to the carers of chidren or young people suffering from physical or mental disability.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

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

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board has little diversity in terms of age
  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • Income has been volatile and on several occasions in recent years less than spending
  • Fundraising costs are extremely high relative to funds raised

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£1,612£1,833£-221£608£1,010£7364.8235
31/03/22£2,190£1,683£506£255£1,231£9416.72135
31/03/21£1,666£1,727£-62£280£725£2711.92642
31/03/20£1,541£2,503£-963£311£787£3011.43342
31/03/19£2,017£2,217£-200£346£1,749£6833.74232
31/03/18£2,145£2,129£16£368£1,828£9955.6360
31/03/17£2,236£2,227£9£369£1,812£9955.4340
31/03/16*£2,309£2,485£-177£443£1,803£9494.6460
31/03/15£2,653£2,487£166£499£1,531£6733.2480
31/03/14£2,547£2,249£298£438£1,365£5683440
31/03/13£2,192£2,361£-169£441£1,067£4402.2480
31/03/12£2,192£2,240£-48£469£1,237£5492.9450
31/03/11£2,373£2,452£-80£545£1,284£5432.7490
31/03/10£2,447£2,384£63£546£1,364£5582.8440
31/03/09£2,205£2,157£48£513£1,301£4592.6430
31/03/08£1,927£1,859£69£465£1,252£3502.3360
31/03/07£2,007£2,085£-77£470£1,183£2971.7380
31/03/06*£1,914£1,927£-13£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05*£1,675£1,682£-7£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£1,630£1,382£248£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 38.6%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 33.2%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 6%
Highest pay band: £80,000-£90,000
Liabilities/Assets: 24%
Liabilities/Income: 19%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 73%
Reserves/Spending: 4.8 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 6 months
Quick Ratio: 3.7
Asset Split ?
Established: 26 years

www.my-afk.org

info@my-afk.org

02083478111

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Disability
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Services for people with disabilities
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales,
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
City Bridge Trust£291,958
Henry Smith Charity£98,600
DCMS£41,259
The Berkeley Foundation£39,468
Masonic Trust£39,029
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
£10,030 31/10/2023
Unrestricted match funding payment to October 2023
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Action For Kids
£3,743 21/10/2023
We would like to support local young people with disabilities and autism to get into employment and cross the barriers to independence.
The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
£280 31/07/2023
Unrestricted match funding payment to July 2023
Masonic Trust - MCF Large Grant
£39,029 20/07/2023
Life & Work Programme: Providing Job Coaching for Disabled Young Londoners
The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
£10,776 30/04/2023
Unrestricted match funding payment to to April 2023
The Berkeley Foundation - Cost of Living Grant
£5,000 26/04/2023
One-off, unrestricted grant
The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
£203 31/01/2023
Unrestricted match funding payment to to January 2023
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Action for Kids Charitable Trust
£98,600 09/11/2022
36
towards three years' salary and on costs of a Job Coach at a project providing employment support for young people with special education needs and disabilities in North London.
The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
£33 31/10/2022
Unrestricted match funding payment to October 2022
The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
£33 31/07/2022
Unrestricted match funding payment to July 2022
The Berkeley Foundation - Match Funding payment
£48 30/04/2022
Unrestricted match funding payment to April 2022
The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
£48 31/01/2022
Unrestricted match funding payment to January 2022
The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
£3,017 31/10/2021
Unrestricted match funding payment to October 2021
City Bridge Trust - Grant to my AFK (Action For Kids Charitable Trust)
£250,000 08/10/2021
60
£250,000 over five years (5 x £50,000) towards the salary of a f/t Business Development & Advocacy Manager and of a Service Delivery Facilitator, and related costs, for a project supporting ....more
Cheshire Community Foundation - Activities for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
£3,634 04/11/2020
Action For Kids provides training, support and activities for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities to improve skills, increase confidence, raise their aspirations ....more
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£41,259 17/07/2020
"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
City Bridge Trust - Grant to my AFK (Action For Kids Charitable Trust)
£41,958 05/06/2020
£41,958 to fund the essential and urgent costs outlined in the application, so that the organisation can carry on providing support to Londoners.
The Berkeley Foundation - Emergency Covid-19 grant to help mitigate loss of fundraising income
£10,000 28/04/2020
One-off unrestricted, emergency grant to support the Foundation's Designated Charities during the Covid-19 crisis. COVID19 related grant.
National Lottery Community Fund - Working together for a brighter future
£10,000 02/08/2019
12
The funding will be used to deliver a programme of employment training and awareness activities that are designed to support young people with disabilities. The project aims to create pathways to ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£10,000 23/05/2018
Learning Disability No Barrier to Work
National Lottery Community Fund - Getting Us Into Work
£10,000 26/03/2018
12
This project will build the employability skills of young people with learning disabilities to help them reach their full potential and increase their chances of finding work.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Action For Kids
£7,989 29/11/2017
We need to pay various costs to improve skills and raise aspirations of disabled young people and support their to move into employment.
National Lottery Community Fund - Speaking up and making better decisions
£314,389 23/03/2016
36
A project to provide young people with learning disabilities with the ability to self-advocate and to make better decisions. It will provide advocacy on key issues such as, employment, housing, ....more
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Boosting the long-term work prospects of school children with learning disabilities
£47,540 19/10/2015
24
A4K plans to work with schools across eight North London boroughs, encouraging them to make the voice of young people with learning disabilities central to planning for their future. The charity ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Action for Kids
£107,700 09/01/2014
36
£107,700 over three years (£36,500; £35,600; £35,600) for the salary of a Job Coach and related project costs to help young disabled Londoners into employment.
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Action for Kids
£35,000 27/09/2013
The charity supports disabled people and their families. The Volunteer and Job Coaching Co-ordinator will support young people and adults to progress to opportunities outside of the charity
Sport England - Sitting Volleyball Fortnight
£5,700 10/07/2013
Funding under Sport England's Small Grants funding programme for a Revenue project titled 'Sitting Volleyball Fortnight'. This project lists its main activity as Volleyball.
National Lottery Community Fund - Improving work and life skills for young people with learning disabilities.
£294,681 21/11/2012
36
The aim of the project is to improve the life skills and work skills of young people (YP) with moderate to severe learning disabilities (LD). This will include accredited training (AQA) alongside ....more
Sport England - Regular sporting & fitness for disabled young people
£9,475 13/09/2012
Funding under Sport England's Sportsmatch funding programme for a Revenue project titled 'Regular sporting & fitness for disabled young people'. This project lists its main activity as Multi ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (6)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 41-50
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 25/03/1998, number: 1068841
  • Registered at Companies House on 31/12/1997, number: 03487626
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
  • 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: 1 days late, AR06: 0 days late, AR05: 1 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from THE MOLLY FORSTER CHARITABLE TRUST on 12/03/2024
Main office

Martin House
12 Regis Road
Kentish Town
London
NW5 3EW

Objectives

(1) THE RELIEF OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE SUFFERING FROM SICKNESS OR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DISABILITY BY ASSISTING THEM TO LEAD FULL AND INDEPENDENT LIVES AND BY ANY OTHER MEANS WHATSOEVER; (2) THE PROVISION OF SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE TO THE CARERS OF CHILDREN OR YOUNG PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY; (3) SUCH OTHER CHARITABLE PURPOSES AS THE TRUSTEES MAY FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FIT.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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