Finance Score: -3
Governance Score: 0
Support Score: 6
  • Volatile income: -3
  • No PartB
  • Static board: -3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +6
Overall GiG Score: 3 ?

BLISS=ABILITY LIMITED 

DISABILITY INFORMATION SERVICE, Advocacy including Care Act, Transcription, Self Care & Health Promotion, IT and On Line classes, Inclusive Health Activities, Payroll Service, accessible meeting rooms and office to hire.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • 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
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of gender

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board composition appears to be rather static

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • Income has been volatile recently

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£175£196£-21n/an/an/an/an/a4
31/03/22£201£207£-6n/an/an/an/an/a19
31/03/21£323£264£59n/an/an/an/an/a10
31/03/20£311£262£49n/an/an/an/an/a19
31/03/19£260£239£22n/an/an/an/an/a20
31/03/18£232£243£-11£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£292£276£16£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£255£256£-1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£263£260£4£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£257£322£-65£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£377£357£20£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£340£341£-1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11?£599£610£-10£10£258£691.490
30/09/09£424£435£-11£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/08£413£359£54£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/07*£224£214£11£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/06£137£157£-21£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/05?£138£109£29£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£57£65£-8£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 25 years

www.blissability.co.uk

enquiries@blissability.co.uk

01914271666

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies House
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Disability
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Human Rights/Religious Or Racial Harmony/Equality Or Diversity
  • Other Charitable Purposes
GiG Classification
  • Services for people with disabilities
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind

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
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland£25,641
National Lottery Community Fund£21,432
DCMS£18,424
People's Health Trust£10,000
True Colours Trust£3,520
Disability Action£2,525
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Grant to BLISS=Ability Ltd
£3,000 10/11/2022
Project delivering basic it / digital skills training, and other it support at their disability centre in south shields
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to BLISS=Ability Ltd
£4,426 17/02/2022
Salary costs, room rent and purchasing a laptop
National Lottery Community Fund - B Social
£8,062 04/02/2022
The project will use the funding to provide a range of inclusive activities for young people with a learning or physical disabilities. It will help them to make friends learn digital skills while ....more
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to BLISS=Ability Ltd
£5,345 30/09/2021
Salaries and a laptop to deliver social activities and services to disabled people in South Tyneside
Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust - Bliss=Ability Limited - 01/09/21
£1,000 21/09/2021
Core Funding
True Colours Trust - Towards an inclusive health project for disabled young people
£3,520 01/07/2021
Towards an inclusive health project for disabled young people.
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to BLISS=Ability Ltd
£10,000 22/04/2021
Salary and on costs for an Advocate to support people with disabilities in South Tyneside
National Lottery Community Fund - Connect U
£9,870 05/03/2021
10
The funding will be used to continue to provide digital skills/IT training for people with disabilities. They will support and train new volunteers as ‘IT peer pals’ enable participants to access ....more
Disability Action - NET Coronavirus Appeal Emergency Fund for Disabled People Organisations UK-wide
£2,525 01/11/2020
Producing regular newsletters with current COVID information and returiting and training volunteers
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£18,424 19/08/2020
"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
National Lottery Community Fund - B Social
£3,500 15/05/2020
12
The funding will be used to purchase laptops to enable Volunteer Peer Mentors and Advocates to work from home during the COVID 19 pandemic. It will allow them to communicate and attend virtual ....more
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Running costs and equipment for a support group in South Tyneside for disabled people
£2,870 04/09/2019
Running costs and equipment for a support group in South Tyneside for disabled people
People's Health Trust - B Social
£10,000 22/08/2019
This two-year project provides fortnightly social sessions to support local people in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, who are socially isolated, have mild depression, anxiety or other long-term health ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Connect U
£9,367 27/03/2019
12
The funding will provide disabled people access to drop-in IT/social media sessions to help increase awareness and knowledge, reduce isolation and teach valuable new skills.
National Lottery Community Fund - Step Up
£330,926 21/03/2019
24
Step Up
National Lottery Community Fund - Weigh to Go
£8,629 13/09/2017
12
The project will work with a disability focus group to monitor the benefits of portable weighing scales for wheelchair users. This will help people to manage their weight and improve their confidence ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Step Up!
£308,161 09/09/2015
36
The project will support 600 people (including disabled people, their family and carers), experiencing a range of issues, to alleviate the affects of health inequalities, poverty and disadvantage ....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: 51-78
  • MYRA SMITH (Chair) Appointed: 2016, Occupation: Retired
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 30/03/1999, number: 1074944
  • Registered at Companies House on 21/10/1998, number: 03653409
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
19 returns made; AR07: 161 days late,
Main office

34-36 NEW GREEN STREET
SOUTH SHIELDS
TYNE AND WEAR
NE33 5DL

Objectives

TO RELIEVE PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES LIVING IN TYNE AND WEAR SO THAT THEY MAY LEAD ACTIVE AND FULFILLING LIVES INTEGRATED IN SOCIETY.

Defined Area of Benefit:

TYNE AND WEAR

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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