Finance Score: -3
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 7
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Excess reserves: -5
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Deficit latest year: -2
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +7
Overall GiG Score: 10 ?

GRACE HOUSE NORTH EAST 

Enriching the lives disabled children, young people and their families.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • There has been reasonable growth in spending 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 a Community Foundation
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender

Financial issues to consider:

  • This charity has substantial assets and unrestricted reserves of £3,270,724 available, equivalent to 54 months of spending and so may not be able to utilise additional funding
  • Income was lower than spending in the latest year
Established: 20 years

www.gracehouse.co.uk

info@gracehouse.co.uk

0191 4186920

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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£617£725£-108£56£3,452£3,27154.1227
31/03/22£606£553£53£48£3,560£3,31071.91310
31/03/21£532£494£38£33£3,506£3,39282.4912
31/03/20£525£484£41£45£3,468£2115.2815
31/03/19£482£434£48n/an/an/an/an/a36
31/03/18£316£428£-112£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17?£319£364£-44£0£0£0n/a00
30/04/16£336£320£15£0£0£0n/a00
30/04/15£380£278£102£0£0£0n/a00
30/04/14£543£259£283£40£3,419£2,884133.550
30/04/13£501£234£267£38£3,135£2,692138.250
30/04/12£811£252£559£34£2,868£2,505119.460
30/04/11£429£212£217£0£0£0n/a00
30/04/10£497£281£216£0£0£0n/a00
30/04/09£570£254£317£24£1,876£1,87688.770
30/04/08£596£229£368£21£1,560£1,56081.860
30/04/07£536£255£281£42£1,192£1,19256.160
30/04/06£514£170£344£0£0£0n/a00
30/04/05£363£141£222£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 10.3%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 7.7%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 2%
Liabilities/Income: 10%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 95%
Reserves/Spending: 54.1 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 7 months
Quick Ratio: 6.4
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Disability
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
Who works here?
  • 22 employees
  • 7 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
How it operates
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides other finance
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Durham, Newcastle Upon Tyne City, Sunderland,

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£274,815
BBC Children in Need£112,959
Garfield Weston Foundation£66,500
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd£54,520
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland£36,207
County Durham Community Foundation£10,430
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust£9,844
CAF£6,965
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Grace House
£1,230 21/10/2023
We would like to provide social activities for our senior youth group, supporting disabled young people aged 18-25. Activities will enable young people to socialise and develop new skills.
National Lottery Community Fund - Skills@GraceHouse
£9,954 05/08/2022
The funding will be used to provide bespoke training programmes to support disabled young people into employment. The programme will provide peer mentoring and work placements to develop ....more
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Grace House North East
£10,000 17/03/2022
Delivering youth sessions for disabled young adults aged 19 to 25 living in Sunderland
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 04/02/2022
Staffing Costs for Grace House
Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust - Grace House - 01/11/21
£1,500 08/12/2021
Core Funding
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Grace House North East
£5,000 18/11/2021
Core costs (specifically staff salaries)
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£5,000 29/10/2021
Weston Charity Award Winner 2020/21 Bonus Award
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Grace House Creative Cuppas Project
£2,740 23/10/2021
We'd like to buy resource packs of materials that can be sent out if Creative Cuppas are still meeting virtually and to pay for the art therapy tutor either delivering sessions via Zoom or in-person.
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Grace House North East
£4,862 30/09/2021
Running costs to deliver targeted support sessions in Sunderland for young people aged 14 to 22 with a disability, to build skills and confidence
Sport England - COVID19 Return to Play
£6,437 06/09/2021
5
Funding under Sport England's Return to Play - Small Grants funding programme for a Revenue project titled COVID19 Return to Play. This project is a Multi Sports project, with a focus on ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Grace House North East
£80,703 10/08/2021
This project will deliver a variety of after school and holiday sessions for disabled children and young people in Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, leading to reduced isolation, improved confidence and ....more
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust - Grace House North East
£9,844 28/07/2021
The funding will enable the organisation to extend their support to disabled young people aged 17- 22 years by delivering a programme of non-vocational skills training, and providing them with access ....more
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Grace House North East
£1,250 20/05/2021
Delivering an arts project with 8 disabled young people aged between 16 and 22 at Grace House, Sunderland
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Grace House North East
£1,892 06/05/2021
Virtual reality sessions for disabled young people from Sunderland
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - sessional forest school and gardening activities that raise environmental awareness for disabled children
£1,866 25/03/2021
sessional forest school and gardening activities that raise environmental awareness for disabled children
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - running costs to take disabled young people to the National Glass Centre to participate in and experience workshops in bead making and flame glass throwing
£1,350 18/03/2021
running costs to take disabled young people to the National Glass Centre to participate in and experience workshops in bead making and flame glass throwing
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - delivering forest school activities for disabled children who are accessing the short breaks services at Grace House
£4,936 25/02/2021
delivering forest school activities for disabled children who are accessing the short breaks services at Grace House
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - the support of disabled young people and their families in Sunderland in the light of Covid-19 during February - September 2021
£9,911 04/02/2021
the support of disabled young people and their families in Sunderland in the light of Covid-19 during February - September 2021
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - the support of disabled young people and their families in Sunderland in the light of Covid-19 during February - September 2021
£9,911 04/02/2021
the support of disabled young people and their families in Sunderland in the light of Covid-19 during February - September 2021
County Durham Community Foundation - #staywellstaytogether
£10,430 16/12/2020
To support the #staywellstaytogether project.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Grace House North East
£29,646 09/12/2020
This project will deliver gardening and outdoor activities for disabled children and young people. It will improve peer relationships, confidence, and self-esteem.
CAF - Grant to Grace House North East
£6,965 09/07/2020
3
Grant to Grace House North East to support the organisation through COVID19
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Grace House North East
£2,610 17/06/2020
6
COVID19 - This grant will fund the creation and delivery of individual gardening packs for children with complex disabilities to allow them to continue participating in the project from their own ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£6,500 12/06/2020
Weston Charity Award Winner 2020/21
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Running costs for additional services during the Covid-19 pandemic
£4,062 22/05/2020
Running costs for additional services during the Covid-19 pandemic
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - running costs for additional services during the Covid-19 pandemic
£4,062 22/05/2020
running costs for additional services during the Covid-19 pandemic
DCMS - VSCE CMC Fund
£2,610 20/05/2020
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
National Lottery Community Fund - #staywellbystayingtogether
£8,610 07/05/2020
7
The funding will be used to provide telephone support and to deliver a programme of online activities with related resource packs - to include cooking and sensory sessions - for children with ....more
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - life skills training and work experience opportunities for disabled young people in Sunderland
£9,108 02/04/2020
life skills training and work experience opportunities for disabled young people in Sunderland
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Delivering a programme for parents of children with disabilities who have additional needs themselves.
£2,530 20/03/2020
Delivering a programme for parents of children with disabilities who have additional needs themselves.
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - A volunteering project for young disabled people people at the centre in Sunderland
£10,000 12/03/2020
A volunteering project for young disabled people people at the centre in Sunderland
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Provision of an out of school hours activity programme for children with disabilities in Sunderland
£3,621 04/12/2019
Provision of an out of school hours activity programme for children with disabilities in Sunderland
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Setting up a consultative forum for young people with disabilities in Sunderland
£3,366 18/10/2019
Setting up a consultative forum for young people with disabilities in Sunderland
National Lottery Community Fund - One Place, Your Space
£256,251 20/09/2019
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One Place, Your Space
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£30,000 03/09/2019
The Parent's Advisory & Co-Ordination Service
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Support Me@Grace House.
£3,000 13/05/2019
Support Me@Grace House.
National Lottery Community Fund - You Are Not Alone
£79,244 21/02/2019
37
You Are Not Alone
National Lottery Community Fund - Volunteering Plus
£9,375 21/02/2019
12
The funding will be used to provide young people with learning disabilities with tailored, one-to-one support to help them to develop their skills and confidence and to access work experience and ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Grace House North East
£27,780 13/03/2018
36
This project will deliver gardening activities for children and young people with complex disabilities, supporting them to develop social skills, increase their confidence as well as improve skills ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 14/02/2018
Core Funding
National Lottery Community Fund - Grace House Day Time Activity
£9,995 15/11/2017
12
The project will host short respite break sessions for children with disabilities, health needs or life limiting conditions and their parents, providing an opportunity for children to learn and play ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - One Place, Your Space
£186,666 07/10/2016
36
This project will improve the health and resilience of families caring for children with complex disabilities in Sunderland, Gateshead and South Tyneside. It will provide practical and emotional ....more
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Towards the costs of a project to improve facilities and support for self-care
£15,000 16/03/2016
Towards the costs of a project to improve facilities and support for self-care
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Towards Growing Together
£5,839 13/01/2016
Towards Growing Together
Sport England - Increasing disabled young people's participation in sports
£9,760 17/12/2015
Funding under Sport England's Small Grants funding programme for a Revenue project titled 'Increasing disabled young people's participation in sports'. This project is a Multi Sports project, with a ....more
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Towards Create a garden around the Grace house building
£8,219 15/07/2015
Towards Create a garden around the Grace house building
National Lottery Community Fund - Grace House Children's Hospice Gardens
£37,145 28/11/2013
24
Grace House ChildrenÂ’s Hospice Gardens, will create a fully accessible garden, including a sensory garden and vegetable patch. The project will bring together hospice users, local schools and the ....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: 42-64
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 13/11/2003, number: 1100682
  • Registered at Companies House on 18/04/2002, number: 04419980
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • 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
19 returns made; all on time
Main office

Grace House
Bardolph Drive
Southwick
SUNDERLAND
Tyne and Wear
SR5 2DE

Objectives

2 OBJECTS2.1 The Charity's objects are restricted specifically to promoting, for the public benefit, the relief of those in need by reason of disability by such charitable means as the trustees shall from time-to-time think fit, in particular in the North of England, and in particular (but without prejudice to the generality whether geographical or otherwise of object) by:2.1.1 providing care, advice, support and information to disabled young people and providing advice, support, activities and information to the families, friends and carers (including health and social care professionals) of such young people; 2.1.2 providing, encouraging and assisting in the provision and expression of social, emotional, psychological, holistic or other help and guidance in the context of the delivery of support for disabled young people and their families; 2.1.3 promoting and advancing the provision of support for disabled young people and their families, in such ways as the trustees shall from time to time think fit; and 2.1.4 promoting and advancing best practice in the provision of care for disabled young people. 2.2 Nothing in these Articles shall authorise an application of the property of the Charity for purposes which are not charitable in accordance with any statutory provision regarding the meaning of the word charitable or the words charitable purposes in force in any part of the United Kingdom.

Defined Area of Benefit:

IN PARTICULAR IN TYNE & WEAR DURHAM NORTHUMBERLAND CUMBRIA AND TEESIDE AND ADJACENT COUNTIES OF ENGLAND AND WALES

Data Sources

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