Finance Score: 3
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 10
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +5
  • Overall weighted support: +5
Overall GiG Score: 19 ?

THE PANATHLON FOUNDATION LIMITED 

Overview

The Panathlon Foundation provides sporting opportunities for disabled and special educational needs young people across primary and secondary schools in the UK. The pandemic allowed them to grow their offering and they now provide a hybrid programme of in person and virtual at-home challenges, enabling children to keep active and healthy.

Participation numbers have continued to grow each year and the events participants compete in have not only expanded multi-sport event opportunities across the country but given schools reason to consider additional sports provisions for the disabled.

Source: Giving is Great

Mission:

Providing sporting and leadership opportunities for young people with disabilities and special educational needs
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been very successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • Spending has increased over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are low relative to funds raised
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender
Comment by the Charity:
    Two major charitable foundations are providing long term support, but national expansion requires further partnership funding.

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
31/08/23£875£880£-5£44£348£2783.847,359
31/08/22£907£889£18£48£353£2733.755,013
31/08/21£718£659£58£51£335£2264.162,140
31/08/20£719£731£-12£50£277£1863.172,030
31/08/19£833£789£45£46£289£1281.964,611
31/08/18£671£669£2£49£244£450.870
31/08/17£693£647£46£39£242£450.860
31/08/16£521£498£23£39£196£441.150
31/08/15*£500£477£23£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/14£444£452£-8£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/13£355£313£42£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/12£341£310£31£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/11£318£273£45£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/10*£303£271£32£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/09£217£229£-13£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/08£81£103£-22£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/07£89£82£8£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/06*£290£317£-27£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/05£321£320£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/04£417£419£-1£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 5%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 5%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 9%
Highest pay band: £60,000-£70,000
Liabilities/Assets: 17%
Liabilities/Income: 8%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 80%
Reserves/Spending: 3.8 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 5 months
Quick Ratio: 5.1
Asset Split ?
Comment: Income is almost exclusively from major trusts, foundations and individual donors

Source: Giving is Great

Established: 26 years

www.panathlon.com

enquiries@panathlon.com

01279 680980

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What it does
The Panathlon Foundation promote the physical and personal development of young disabled people, through organising school sports competitions and by the provision of resources including coaching, training, equipment and sports leadership opportunities.
Listed activities
  • Amateur Sport
  • Disability
  • Education/Training
GiG Classification
  • Services for people with disabilities
  • Sports activities
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • People With Disabilities

Who supports 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
The EQ Foundation£75,640
Garfield Weston Foundation£50,000
Vision Foundation£6,000
Sir George Martin Trust£2,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£50,000 06/04/2023
24
Methu aros i chwarae (Can’t wait to Play)
The EQ Foundation - Grant to Panathlon
£25,000 16/12/2022
Unrestricted
The EQ Foundation - Grant to Panathlon
£25,000 15/11/2021
Unrestricted
Sir George Martin Trust - Grant to Panathlon Foundation
£2,000 15/10/2021
Core costs for Disability Support & Activities
The EQ Foundation - Grant to Panathlon
£25,000 15/11/2020
Unrestricted
The EQ Foundation - Grant to THE PANATHLON FOUNDATION LIMITED
£640 15/12/2019
Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019
Vision Foundation - Sports for Visually Impaired Children
£6,000 25/09/2019
18
To run sports sessions for blind and partially sighted children in London
The EQ Foundation - Grant to THE PANATHLON FOUNDATION LIMITED
£15,000 15/04/2019
Unrestricted
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£30,000 27/11/2018
24
Dream Big- Disability Isn't Inability
The EQ Foundation - Grant to THE PANATHLON FOUNDATION LIMITED
£20,000 15/04/2018
Unrestricted
The EQ Foundation - Grant to THE PANATHLON FOUNDATION LIMITED
£20,000 15/04/2017
Unrestricted
The EQ Foundation - Grant to THE PANATHLON FOUNDATION LIMITED
£20,000 15/04/2016
Unrestricted
Greater London Authority - Grant to Panathlon Foundation Ltd
£54,450 15/02/2016
For 2016-18 Panathlon Challenge Primary School sports programme
The Fore - Grant to The Panathalon Foundation
£26,000 30/09/2014
36
Grant funded the development of the Primary Panathalon and the Impairment-Swimming Programme by funding the full-time role of the Events Co-ordinator. The response to the initial piloting of these ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Panathlon Foundation
£66,300 16/07/2014
36
£66,300 over three years (£21,100; £22,600; £22,600) towards the expansion of Panathlon’s work with deaf, visually impaired and power-chair children.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How do they operate?

Panathlon Challenge Sports Inclusion Programme

Objectives: To promote the physical and personal development of children with disabilities and special educational needs

Intervention period: Events run across the year from local school based activity through to regional and national finals

Beneficiaries: Primary and secondary school children

Location: UK

Description: The Panathlon Foundation provides a blend of in-school and virtual sporting activities. Hundreds of face-to-face competitions go on every year at external venues across the country. These are aimed specifically at children who have previously lacked the opportunity to participate in sport and represent their school, and allows them to engage in activities benefiting them physically and socially

How effective are they?
Outputs
Outcomes
Y/ESchools participatingEvent daysPupils participatingYoung Leaders trained
31/08/20222,07875852,4765,013
31/08/202158320645,8452,140
31/08/20201,18529715,0913,612
Y/E
31/08/2021
Notes: Since 2021 participant numbers have included those taking part virtually

Commentary: Recent research studies have highlighted that the physical activity of programme competitors is having a significantly positive effect on academic attainment. It also showed that non-competitors who are peers of those on programmes are more well informed to the needs of disabled children post-programme completion
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How do we calculate this?

Who works here?

  • ASHLEY ICETON
    Founder and CEO
    Appointed: September 1996
  • TONY WAYMOUTH
    Chief Operating Officer
  • TRACEY SMEDLEY
    Operations Manager

How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 29-74
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 30/11/1998, number: 1072638
  • Registered at Companies House on 22/09/1997, number: 03437923
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
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
  • 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
20 returns made; AR15: 7 days late, AR10: 28 days late, AR06: 25 days late,
Main office

Thaxted Room
c/o Novotel London Stansted Airport
Round Coppice Road
Stansted
Essex
CM24 1SP

Objectives

TO PROMOTE THE PHYSICAL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG DISABLED PEOPLE, THROUGH ORGANISING SCHOOL SPORTS COMPETITIONS AND BY THE PROVISION OF RESOURCES INCLUDING COACHING, TRAINING, EQUIPMENT AND SPORTS LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase

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