Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 2
Support Score: 6
  • No PartB
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Mainly female board: -1
  • Grant maker support: +6
Overall GiG Score: 8 ?

THE MEADOWS CHILDREN AND FAMILY WING 

To educate families and the public in better standards of childcare and in the importance of sound relations between parents and children for the maintenance of family life2) The relief of poverty and the provision of recreational facilities or other leisure time occupation in the interest of social welfare with the object of improving the conditions of life
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 dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • One or more trustees receive benefits from the charity
  • The Board is predominantly female

Financial issues to consider:

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

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£221£156£65n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/22£152£187£-35n/an/an/an/an/a2
31/03/21£201£163£39n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/20£127£138£-12n/an/an/an/an/a10
31/03/19£129£121£7n/an/an/an/an/a2
31/03/18£104£84£20£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£69£72£-3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£57£72£-15£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£86£74£12£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£69£73£-3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£82£72£10£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£60£54£6£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£56£54£2£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£47£54£-8£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£51£54£-3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£54£52£2£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£52£50£3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£56£52£5£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£54£57£-3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£57£45£11£0£0£0n/a00

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

info@mcfw.co.uk

01223 508144

Charity Commission for England and Wales
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Practical support, advice & companionship
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Cambridgeshire,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Defined Groups
  • 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
DCMS£47,994
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation£16,320
Charles Hayward Foundation£7,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation - Freedom Forever
£4,626 13/11/2023
to provide a 10-week Freedom Forever Programme Course for 18 women who are survivors of domestic abuse
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation - Freedom Programme
£6,750 06/02/2023
6
to provide 2 x 12 week courses of The Freedom Programme for 24 women who are survivors of domestic abuse and their children
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to The Meadows Children and Family Wing
£7,000 30/03/2022
Freedom Project
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£47,994 23/07/2020
"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
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation - Grant to Meadows Children and Family Wing
£4,944 01/04/2020
2
to support 195 vulnerable families with regular phone calls, referrals to partner agencies, posting Tesco vouchers, advice and letter writing regarding housing, debt, etc
People's Health Trust - Together
£43,999 31/05/2018
This two-year project evolved out of the expressed wishes of domestic abuse survivors. These women, all of whom are from the Cambridge area, have always wanted, but never had, the opportunity to move ....more
Woodward Charitable Trust - Family Support Drop-In sessions for disadvantaged families
£500 17/11/2017
Towards the Family Support Drop-In sessions for disadvantaged families with young children in North Cambridge.
National Lottery Community Fund - Freedom Forever and Together
£9,644 02/08/2017
12
The funding will be used to run a pilot programme for vulnerable women who have experienced domestic abuse. The project aims to provide a programme of support and advice so that women are better ....more
Woodward Charitable Trust - Towards a summer playscheme in Cambridge
£750 08/05/2013
Towards a summer playscheme in Cambridge for disadvantaged families.
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to The Meadows Children & Family Wing
£23,400 24/11/2011
the costs of two Freedom Programmes including the salaries and NI costs of the Family Support Worker, Project Manager, Crèche Worker, Office Administrator, rent of rooms, office expenses and course ....more
Woodward Charitable Trust - Towards summer scheme for disadvantaged children
£400 24/06/2009
Towards a summer scheme for disadvantaged children and young people in Arbury, Cambridge.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (10)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 15/04/1999, number: 1075129
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
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management 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; all on time
Main office

Meadows Community Centre
299 Arbury Road
CAMBRIDGE
CB4 2JL

Objectives

1. TO EDUCATE FAMILIES AND THE PUBLIC IN BETTER STANDARDS OF CHILDCARE, AND IN THE IMPORTANCE OF SOUND RELATIONS BETWEEN PARENTS AND CHILDREN FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND ENRICHMENT OF FAMILY LIFE;2. THE RELIEF OF POVERTY AND THE PROVISION OF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES OR OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE OF PERSONS HAVING NEED OF THESE FACILITIES BY REASON OF THEIR YOUTH, POVERTY OR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES.

Defined Area of Benefit:

CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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