Finance Score: -5
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 10
  • Income diversified: +3
  • Accounts overdue -5
  • Fundraising costs high: -3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +10
Overall GiG Score: 8 ?

MEADOW WELL CONNECTED 

Managing a Community Centre and Gardens that provide services and facilities for the local community which includes; alternative education, training, work experience, employability hub, advice and guidance, alcohol support, counselling, horticulture, community development and kids club. We also provide facilities to a wider community to host conferences and training with the provisions of a cafe.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • Income generation is well diversified
  • Spending has increased over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government and a Community Foundation and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • The Board appears to be dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • Latest accounts are overdue for filing
  • Fundraising costs are high relative to funds raised
Established: 26 years

www.meadowwellconnected.org.uk

info@meadowwellconnected.org.uk

01913410033

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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
31/03/22£707£557£150£156£652£511112046
31/03/21£636£460£176£0£502£3047.91563
31/03/20£629£454£175£0£327£1794.71758
31/03/19£482£466£16n/an/an/an/an/a57
31/03/18£566£495£71£0£136£4211845
31/03/17£327£333£-6£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£347£334£13£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£278£377£-100£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£451£482£-31£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£359£460£-101£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£423£422£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£429£412£17£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£180£261£-82£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£680£568£112£345£368£2545.4210
31/03/08£680£568£112£8£368£2545.4210
31/03/07£371£260£110£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£90£94£-5£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£520£484£36£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£540£401£139£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 28.6%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 28.1%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 18%
Liabilities/Income: 21%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 78%
Reserves/Spending: 11 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 10 months
Quick Ratio: 4.1
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Amateur Sport
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Human Rights/Religious Or Racial Harmony/Equality Or Diversity
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
Who works here?
  • 20 employees
  • 46 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • North Tyneside,

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£513,175
Henry Smith Charity£232,300
DCMS£70,750
Virgin Money Foundation£50,000
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland£45,149
The Ballinger Charitable Trust£30,000
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd£14,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£11,500
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Together for Our Community
£257,258 19/07/2023
The funding will help to continue and expand a range of community services delivered from two organisations with experience in this area. The activity programme will be based on existing provision ....more
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Meadow Well Connected Ltd
£5,278 17/03/2022
Salary costs for 2 x part time Play Workers who will run the Mini Kids Club for 5-7 year olds from the deprived Chirton and Riverside wards in North Tyneside
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Meadow Well Connected Ltd
£20,000 17/03/2022
Salary costs for 2 x part time Play Workers who will run the Mini Kids Club for 5-7 year olds from the deprived Chirton and Riverside wards in North Tyneside
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Meadow Well Connected Ltd
£10,000 17/03/2022
The salary cost of two part-time Play Workers who deliver the Connected Kids affordable after-school club during term time and school holidays
National Lottery Community Fund - A Wild Jubilee in Meadow Well
£49,994 03/03/2022
This funding will enhance open and green spaces for the local community to enjoy in an area with limited open spaces promoting physical emotional and mental wellbeing. Following conversations with ....more
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Meadow Well Connected Ltd
£1,871 17/02/2022
Providing a healthy light meal at the Mini Kids Club during term time
National Lottery Community Fund - Street Play Partnership
£10,000 11/02/2022
The project will use the funding to provide engaging street play activities for children who are hard to reach. Trained street players will engage young people in games and sports while encouraging ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£5,000 29/10/2021
Weston Charity Awards 2020/21 Bonus Award
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Meadow Well Connected Ltd
£4,000 03/06/2021
A summer holiday playscheme for 8-13-year-olds in Meadow Well 
The Ballinger Charitable Trust - Grant to Meadow Well Connected
£15,000 04/12/2020
12
Towards core costs of operation
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Meadow Well Connected
£82,300 23/10/2020
12
towards one year's running costs of an organisation providing outdoor and remote sessions, including an after school club and health and wellbeing sessions, to support disadvantaged people impacted ....more
DCMS - DCMS VSCE CMC Covid Funding
£41,150 23/10/2020
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
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£29,600 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
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£6,500 12/06/2020
Weston Charity Awards 2020/21
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - a summer holiday playscheme for 8-13 year-olds in Meadow Well
£4,000 24/04/2020
a summer holiday playscheme for 8-13 year-olds in Meadow Well
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - charity running costs (excluding work with young people)
£6,500 09/04/2020
charity running costs (excluding work with young people)
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - the charity's running costs (excluding work with young people)
£3,500 09/04/2020
the charity's running costs (excluding work with young people)
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Meadow Well Connected
£50,000 20/12/2019
24
Meadowell Connected is based on the Meadow Well estate in North Shields. This vital community resource has provided a range of services to the estate for 25 years. The two year award will support the ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - A Connected Community
£195,923 17/12/2019
24
The funding will provide essential staffing for a series of activities and workshops that benefit the local community, such as alcohol awareness and volunteering opportunities. The aim is to improve ....more
The Ballinger Charitable Trust - Grant to Meadow Well Connected
£15,000 20/09/2019
12
Towards core costs of operation
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Meadow Well Connected
£150,000 11/09/2019
36
towards three years' running costs of a project providing a community hub for disadvantaged people in the Riverside and Chirton wards of North Tyneside
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Meadow Well Connected
£10,000 28/08/2019
Meadow Well Matters
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - The costs of running a summer holiday playscheme for 8-13 year old in Meadow Well
£4,000 17/06/2019
The costs of running a summer holiday playscheme for 8-13 year old in Meadow Well
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Meadow Well Connected
£5,000 07/03/2019
6
Grant through the Collaboration Action Fund.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - North East Together Collaboration
£5,000 13/08/2018
12
Meadow Well Connected is a community hub based in North Shields, Tyneside that aims to provide a safe, welcoming place where local residents can meet new people, make new friends and learn new skills ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Digitally Connected Upgrades
£4,883 22/06/2018
To support digitally connected upgrades.
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Meadow Well Connected
£10,000 21/06/2018
refurbishment of toilets for a charity which works with disadvantaged young people in Tyne and Wear
Masonic Trust - MCF Small Grant
£5,000 20/06/2018
Unrestricted core funding for small charities
National Lottery Community Fund - Connecting People
£10,000 10/01/2018
12
The group will extend the opening hours of their community centre so they can run accessible activities where local people can develop their skills, socialise and improve their wellbeing.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Meadow Well Connected
£30,000 13/11/2017
36
This project will deliver an after school club for children and young people aged 5-15 living in the Meadow Well, supporting them to develop friendships, self confidence and adopt healthy lifestyles.
National Lottery Community Fund - Connected Pathways
£475,635 16/11/2016
36
This project will support local residents to be independent, enabling them to lead healthy purposeful lives. It will address the issues that are preventing them from engaging with work such as mental ....more
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Towards Part funding worker for young care leavers training programme
£10,000 16/12/2015
Towards Part funding worker for young care leavers training programme
Power to Change - Meadow Well Connected Ltd
£3,239 01/06/2015
Provided Capacity Support to Meadow Well Connected Ltd
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Meadow Well Connected
£60,000 09/02/2015
36
Towards core costs to support this community hub to self-sustainability, in an area of high deprivation.
National Lottery Community Fund - Transforming the Barn
£10,000 29/11/2012
12
This is a project by an incorporated charity in North Shields. The organisation will use the funding to fund a feasibility study in to the creation of a social enterprise to provide work experience, ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Meadow Well Connected
£16,000 28/09/2012
the salary costs of the Centre Manager
National Lottery Community Fund - To improve the quality of life of disadvantaged people
£496,644 12/05/2010
36
This project aims to raise the self-esteem and aspirations of the residents of the Meadow Well estate in North Tyneside. Sessions include literacy and numeracy, support with letter writing, CVs and ....more
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How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 52-75
  • WENDY KING Appointed: 2014, Occupation: Unemployed
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 03/08/1998, number: 1070839
  • Registered at Companies House on 12/09/1997, number: 03433217
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
19 returns made; all on time
Main office

THE MEADOWS
WATERVILLE ROAD
NORTH SHIELDS
NE29 6BA

Objectives

FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC TO PROMOTE ANY CHARITABLE PURPOSE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COMMUNITY ACROSS THE NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND GENERALLY AND MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THE MEADOW WELL ESTATE, NORTH SHIELDS, TYNE AND WEAR AND ALSO THE NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND ( THE AREA OF BENEFIT) BY(1) THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING(2) THE PROMOTION AND PROTECTION AND PRESERVATION OF GOOD HEALTH AND WELLBEING(3) THE RELIEF OF POVERTY, DISTRESS AND SICKNESS(4) PROVIDING AND ASSISTING IN THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES AND SERVICES IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE FOR RECREATION OR OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE AREA OF BENEFIT WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE.

Defined Area of Benefit:

MEADOW WELL ESTATE, NORTH SHIELDS, TYNE AND WEAR

Data Sources

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