Finance Score: -1
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 12
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +12
Overall GiG Score: 20 ?

YOUTH FOCUS NORTH EAST 

Promoting and supporting the development of youth work in the North East
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • 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
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • Unrestricted reserves appear to be dangerously low at the latest year end

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£1,097£1,061£36£0£547£2272.6343
31/03/22£862£768£94£0£511£2684.2330
31/03/21£596£554£41£0£417£2264.9207
31/03/20£661£637£24£0£375£2033.81931
31/03/19£669£647£22£0£352£1943.61721
31/03/18£615£554£61£0£330£1783.9140
31/03/17£545£498£46£32£268£2355.7140
31/03/16£327£376£-48£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£406£417£-11£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£482£439£42£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£494£501£-8£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£429£470£-41£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£405£375£30£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£351£324£28£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£365£317£48£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£295£282£14£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£351£291£60£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£240£240£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£243£297£-54£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 5%
Liabilities/Income: 3%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 42%
Reserves/Spending: 2.6 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 6 months
Quick Ratio: 11.4
Asset Split ?
Established: 20 years

www.youthfocusne.org.uk

mail@youthfocusne.org.uk

01914779966

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
GiG Classification
  • Social youth organisations
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout England,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • Other Defined Groups
Who works here?
  • 34 employees
  • 3 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
The Youth Endowment Fund£270,664
Co-Op Foundation£139,763
Paul Hamlyn Foundation£96,000
BBC Children in Need£78,762
Virgin Money Foundation£40,898
Dulverton Trust£34,790
Garfield Weston Foundation£30,000
Innox Foundation£25,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
County Durham Community Foundation - Young Boro Champions
£10,000 23/01/2023
To support the Young Boro Champions project.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Better Outcomes Together
£6,000 18/01/2023
Youth Focus North East (YFNE) is a leading regional youth charity working directly with young people and providing support to the youth sector across the North East. It has strengths in ....more
The Youth Endowment Fund - Grant to YOUTH FOCUS NORTH EAST
£270,664 31/08/2022
Co-Op Foundation - Community Spaces Middlesbrough
£34,896 26/08/2022
The purpose of the project is to deliver a range of social action initiatives across Middlesbrough. Young people who are new to the project will be supported by project alumni through a peer ....more
Dulverton Trust - #iwill Wellbeing Warriors-Make That Change
£34,790 08/06/2022
#iwill Wellbeing Warriors-Make That Change
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 22/04/2022
Life Lessons
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Youth Focus North East
£9,996 27/01/2022
Core and project costs for youth work in Middlesbrough
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Youth Focus: North East
£9,200 16/08/2021
purchase IT equipment for a charity supporting disadvantaged young people from across the North East.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Youth Focus North East
£78,762 10/08/2021
This project will deliver issue based workshops for children and young people experiencing poverty and deprivation in Pallister Park, Middlesbrough. The activities will result in improved mental ....more
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Better Outcomes Together
£90,000 19/07/2021
Youth Focus North East (YFNE) is a leading regional youth charity working directly with young people and providing support to the youth sector across the North East. It has strengths in ....more
Innox Foundation - Grant to Youth Focus North East
£25,000 30/05/2021
Funding for Youth Focus North East to reduce loneliness and social isolation among young people in Middlesbrough and Gateshead
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Youth Focus: North East
£40,898 15/04/2021
12
Grant to enable a group of young people from East Middlesbrough to explore the challenges of their community, find their own solutions and make lasting change as the community comes out of Covid ....more
Co-Op Foundation - Continuation project
£69,889 19/11/2020
To build on their delivery so far and expand into new, similar community spaces in East Middlesbrough where young people can help improve the design and use of local parks
Sport England - Positively Pally
£9,350 02/09/2020
13
Funding under Sport England's Small Grants funding programme for a Revenue project titled Positively Pally . This project is a Multi Sports project, with a focus on younger beneficiaries.
County Durham Community Foundation - Uniquely UCA
£9,800 13/08/2020
To support Uniquely UCA.
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Running costs for a project to work with a group of young Gateshead Housing tenants.
£4,010 21/02/2020
Running costs for a project to work with a group of young Gateshead Housing tenants.
Co-Op Foundation - #iwill Community Spaces Project
£34,978 21/11/2019
Young people in Middlesbrough will be supported to improve the design and use of a local park centre that is typically only used by adults
National Lottery Community Fund - TalKit - Digital Communication Aid
£9,736 23/05/2019
12
The funding will help young people develop a mobile app which will support other young people, their families and care staff to better connect with those living with dementia. The project aims to ....more
Co-Op Foundation - Social Action and Youth Loneliness = A Peer Research project for the North East
£10,000 12/04/2019
Young people from Gateshead and Middleborough will undertake research to better understand the role that social action plays in reducing loneliness amongst young people.
DCMS - My Future Matters
£18,729 01/04/2019
Youth Focus North East established as a resource network by a group of youth sector providers in the region, has become one of the key direct delivery youth charities in the North East. The award ....more
DCMS - Youth Investment Fund
£77,431 01/04/2019
.
DCMS - Youth Investment Fund
£77,431 01/04/2019
.
DCMS - Building Connections Fund - Youth strand
£40,000 01/04/2019
Community Hosting will help build relationships between groups of unemployed young people from urban and rural environments, creating connections and tackling isolation.
DCMS - Building Connections Fund - Youth strand
£40,000 01/01/2019
Community Hosting will help build relationships between groups of unemployed young people from urban and rural environments, creating connections and tackling isolation.
Co-Op Foundation - YFNE - Building Connections Youth Strand Project
£80,000 06/12/2018
"Community Hosting" will help build relationships between groups of unemployed young people from urban and rural environments, creating connections and tackling isolation.
Co-Op Foundation - Big Days
£70,000 29/11/2018
"Big Days" will give young people the chance to attend events they may otherwise feel excluded from, such as alternative school proms and Valentine's Day get-togethers.
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Youth Focus: North East
£37,457 16/07/2018
12
Grant to support young people in Tees Valley into sustained employment.
DCMS - My Future Matters
£18,729 16/07/2018
Youth Focus North East established as a resource network by a group of youth sector providers in the region, has become one of the key direct delivery youth charities in the North East. The award ....more
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Youth Focus North East
£50,000 20/06/2018
City Roots
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Contribution to growth plans
£30,000 26/02/2018
12
Youth Focus: North East is a regional youth charity, providing support to the youth sector across the North East, and working directly with young people. This grant will support the organisation to ....more
Co-Op Foundation - Big Days
£35,000 16/11/2017
Launching a ‘Young Volunteers’ network in the North East of England, enabling young people to volunteer and befriend lonely people on key days of the year.
Co-Op Foundation - Fast Friends - Continuation
£70,000 17/10/2017
Building on their ‘Fast Friends’ project, Youth Focus: North East are introducing new drop-in sessions for young people to meet and make new friends.
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Youth Focus North East
£146,097 17/08/2017
36
The #iwill Take Action Fund award is for the You + Us programme which will deliver 50 local challenges in 50 local communities working with young people across the North East to take action on local ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Our Community Matters
£289,332 26/07/2017
36
The aim of this project is to improve wellbeing and tackle loneliness and isolation. Young people aged 13 to 25 and older people aged 50 and over will join together in an intergenerational group to ....more
DCMS - Youth Investment Fund
£77,431 01/05/2017
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DCMS - Youth Investment Fund
£77,431 01/05/2017
The Youth Investment Fund aims to expand, create and strengthen the sustainability of open-access youth services in six disadvantaged regions in the country. It will also expand the evidence base of ....more
DCMS - Youth Investment Fund
£77,431 01/05/2017
The Youth Investment Fund aims to expand, create and strengthen the sustainability of open-access youth services in six disadvantaged regions in the country. It will also expand the evidence base of ....more
DCMS - Youth Investment Fund
£58,074 01/05/2017
The Youth Investment Fund aims to expand, create and strengthen the sustainability of open-access youth services in six disadvantaged regions in the country. It will also expand the evidence base of ....more
DCMS - Youth Investment Fund
£58,074 01/05/2017
The Youth Investment Fund aims to expand, create and strengthen the sustainability of open-access youth services in six disadvantaged regions in the country. It will also expand the evidence base of ....more
Co-Op Foundation - Fast Friends
£15,000 10/10/2016
Youth Focus: North East delivered a fortnightly ‘drop-in’ in Newcastle, which offered a safe space for young people who may be lonely or isolated to come together and explore the issues and ....more
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Using co-production to improve the lives of young people
£60,000 19/04/2016
24
YFNE is seeking to build on its successful co-produced mental health and employability initiatives to spread co-production more widely. It plans both to grow these programmes and apply the learning ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Youth Focus NE
£100,000 08/10/2014
Towards core costs to continue to explore and run innovative projects for young people in the North East.
Northern Rock Foundation - Grant awarded to Regional Youth Work Unit (North East)
£50,000 13/03/2012
Towards the salary costs of the unit, which supports young people's services throughout the North East.
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How is it governed?

Trustees (9)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 40-76
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 28/01/2004, number: 1101799
  • Registered at Companies House on 19/07/2003, number: 04838559
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
  • 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

21 Liddell Terrace
Bensham
Gateshead
Tyne and Wear
NE8 1YN

Objectives

TO PROMOTE ANY CHARITABLE PURPOSE FOR THE BENEFIT OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT AND IN PARTICULAR:I) THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE AND THOSE WHO WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE;II) THE RELIEF OF UNEMPLOYMENT AMONGST YOUNG PEOPLE

Defined Area of Benefit:

TYNE AND WEAR, NORTHUMBERLAND, COUNTY DURHAM

Data Sources

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