Finance Score: 5
Governance Score: 4
Support Score: 10
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • No volunteer policy: -2
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +10
Overall GiG Score: 19 ?

THE AVENUES YOUTH PROJECT 

The Avenues Youth Project provides out of school hours activities for children and young people aged 11 -25.We provide a range of informal educational opportunities including music, arts, crafts, dance, drama, discussion, radio etc. designed to improve the emotional, social and educational welfare of the young people who attend the project.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Although this charity works with volunteers it does not have a Volunteer Management policy
Established: 22 years

www.avenues.org.uk

info@avenues.org.uk

020 8969 9552

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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
31/03/23£1,154£1,025£129£24£2,189£4915.71530
31/03/22£796£825£-29£40£2,061£5117.4919
31/03/21£850£617£233£39£2,089£2394.6954
31/03/20£774£488£287£44£1,856£50812.52066
31/03/19£448£392£56n/an/an/an/an/a42
31/03/18£351£316£35£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£343£384£-41£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£264£302£-38£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£217£270£-53£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£239£269£-31£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£301£293£9£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£252£252£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£231£285£-54£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10*£290£338£-47£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£319£368£-49£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£323£350£-27£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£246£307£-62£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£248£297£-49£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05*£251£256£-5£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£493£281£212£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 2.3%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 2.4%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 8%
Highest pay band: £60,000-£70,000
Liabilities/Assets: 13%
Liabilities/Income: 28%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 22%
Reserves/Spending: 5.7 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 7 months
Quick Ratio: 2.7
Asset Split ?
Listed activities
  • Amateur Sport
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • City Of Westminster,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
Who works here?
  • 15 employees
  • 30 volunteers

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£602,650
CHK Foundation£200,000
John Lyon's Charity£157,000
Henry Smith Charity£150,000
Greater London Authority£149,845
Garfield Weston Foundation£60,000
BBC Children in Need£34,896
Youth Music£29,975
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Esmee Fairbairn - TASK to The Avenues Youth Project
£7,500 21/11/2023
TASK fund donation towards core costs
National Lottery Community Fund - The Avenues Youth Project
£448,525 13/04/2023
The funding will be used to support and expand the organisation providing after school and career pathway projects to children and young people. The project aims to develop skills enabling them to ....more
John Lyon's Charity - Uplift grant to Avenues Youth Project
£4,000 05/12/2022
Cost-of-Living Uplift
John Lyon's Charity - SHAF grant to Avenues Youth Project
£4,000 29/09/2022
October '22 Half Term - The Avenues Youth Project
National Lottery Community Fund - The Avenues Youth Project
£9,999 22/07/2022
The funding will be used to contribute towards core running costs. The project aims to guides disadvantaged young people to explore and develop new skills connect with their peers and find their ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to The Avenues Youth Project
£150,000 26/05/2022
36
towards three years' running costs of an organisation providing support for young people from disadvantaged communities in West London.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£30,000 05/11/2021
Organisational core funding 21-24
John Lyon's Charity - SHAF grant to Avenues Youth Project
£4,000 09/06/2021
Summer Programme 2021
National Lottery Community Fund - Summer Holiday Programme
£10,000 07/05/2021
The group will use the funding to a variety of positive social activities for young people during the school holidays. This will bring people together and reduce social isolation and boredom during ....more
CHK Foundation - CHK Main Grant
£200,000 10/03/2021
to support specified work
John Lyon's Charity - Main grant to Avenues Youth Project
£120,000 18/11/2020
36
Senior Youth Worker Team Salaries
John Lyon's Charity - SHAF grant to Avenues Youth Project
£5,000 23/07/2020
1
Freestyle Wednesday (Summer programme)
John Lyon's Charity - COVID-19 grant to Avenues Youth Project
£20,000 19/06/2020
12
COVID-19: LCR Wave 2 - Digital Delivery & Outreach Support
BBC Children in Need - Grant to The Avenues Youth Project
£4,896 17/06/2020
6
COVID19 - This grant will fund 5 x youth workers to deliver an outreach project to children and young people from low income families who are isolated at home due to Covid-19 and help improve their ....more
DCMS - VSCE CMC Fund
£4,896 02/06/2020
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
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award - COVID19 response
£30,000 22/05/2020
Core Costs
CAF - Grant to The Avenues Youth Project
£3,000 15/05/2020
3
Grant to The Avenues Youth Project to support the organisation through COVID19
Westminster Foundation - Covid 19 response Fund
£9,178 08/04/2020
3
Delivering meals for up to 200 local people and families . (Covid-19)
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to The Avenues Youth Project
£1,166 20/03/2020
Grant through the Heart of the Community Fund to support the running costs.
Youth Music - Mic Drop
£29,975 06/03/2020
Mic Drop
Greater London Authority - The Avenues Youth Project
£149,845 01/01/2020
Positive activities for young people involved in crime or at risk of crime or exclusion
People's Health Trust - Secondary Zone
£23,197 04/12/2019
This 14-month project expands the after-school provision ‘The Zone’ for 8-13 year olds to meet the needs of its older participants. 'Secondary Zone' provides a year of daily after-school youth ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - The Avenues Youth Project: Core Funding for CEO
£124,126 03/12/2019
36
The Avenues Youth Project is a youth centre in North Westminster that encourages local young people to value positive choices and healthy mental and physical health. The funding will be used to ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Avenues Youth Project
£30,000 08/08/2019
36
Youth Club for 140 young people in Westminster. Through attending sessions young people will have access to a safe space, have positive relationships with their peers and improve their self-esteem.
Sport England - Summer Holiday 'Get Active' Programme
£9,835 27/06/2019
3
Funding under Sport England's Small Grants funding programme for a Revenue project titled Summer Holiday 'Get Active' Programme . This project is a Multi Sports project, with a focus on beneficiaries ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - School Holiday Programme 2019-20
£10,000 17/05/2019
12
The funding will be used to deliver a school holiday programme for children and young people. This will enable participants to access a wide range of positive activities and training opportunities.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 05/12/2018
Avenues Youth Project
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Avenues Youth Project
£96,191 23/10/2018
36
A five day per week after school club for young people experiencing local deprivation including poor quality housing and poverty. The project aims to improve children’s social skills, emotional ....more
The Childhood Trust - Summer Give 2018
£5,000 15/06/2018
We aim to provide enriching holiday activities and a residential adventure week for young people aged 8-18 living in this deprived part of W.London who could otherwise be home alone or roaming the ....more
LandAid Charitable Trust - Renovation of youth project premises
£50,000 10/09/2013
Towards the refurbishment of the youth project premises in North Westminster, London, making the building watertight and improving the kitchen facilities.
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How is it governed?

Trustees (10)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 40-79
  • KEIR TUTT Appointed: 2019, Occupation: Operations Director
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 23/01/2002, number: 1090210
  • Registered at Companies House on 01/08/2000, number: 04045031
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • 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
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR10: 143 days late, AR05: 60 days late,
Main office

New Avenues Youth Project
3-7 Third Avenue
London
W10 4RS

Objectives

THE OBJECTS OF THE COMPANY ARE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE LONDON BOROUGH OF WESTMINSTER AND SURROUNDING AREAS (THE AREA OF BENEFIT) PARTICULARLY BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE BENEFIT OF SUCH INHABITANTS WHO ARE YOUNG PEOPLE: (A) TO PROVIDE FACILITIES FOR RECREATION AND OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATIONS FOR THE INHABITANTS OF THE AREA OF BENEFIT IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE. (B) TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THOSE LIVING IN THE AREA OF BENEFIT.(C) TO PROVIDE THE RELIEF OF NEED, HARDSHIP OR DISTRESS OF THOSE LIVING IN THE AREA OF BENEFIT.

Defined Area of Benefit:

LONDON BOROUGH OF WESTMINSTER AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Data Sources

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