Finance Score: 2
Governance Score: 2
Support Score: 5
  • Strong growth: +2
  • No PartB
  • No conflicts policy: -1
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +5
Overall GiG Score: 9 ?

LET US PLAY (WOLVERHAMPTON) 

To help children with special needs, disabilities or learning difficulties access play, arts and leisure activities, also to allow other service providers to use our cycles. Parent / carer support group.
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
  • 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:

  • This charity does not have a Conflict of Interests policy

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*£277£237£40n/an/an/an/an/a11
31/03/22£195£166£28n/an/an/an/an/a18
31/03/21£188£148£39n/an/an/an/an/a28
31/03/20£120£113£8n/an/an/an/an/a17
31/03/19£89£110£-21n/an/an/an/an/a25
31/03/18£129£127£2£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£159£94£65£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£113£108£5£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£108£109£-2£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£88£122£-34£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£133£127£6£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£97£102£-6£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£106£97£9£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£86£86£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£53£39£15£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£61£48£12£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£42£64£-23£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£41£37£4£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£38£28£10£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 20 years

www.lupwolverhampton.org.uk

letusplay.kim@btinternet.com

01902546258

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Amateur Sport
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Disability
GiG Classification
  • Services for people with disabilities
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Dudley, Sandwell, Staffordshire, Walsall, Wolverhampton,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • People With Disabilities

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
BBC Children in Need£72,057
Garfield Weston Foundation£10,000
National Lottery Community Fund£9,164
DCMS£8,588
Heart Of England Community Foundation£6,500
Henry Smith Charity£5,980
True Colours Trust£5,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Let Us Play (Wolverhampton)
£2,300 03/07/2023
towards the cost of a day trip to Blackwell Adventure for 36 children with special needs and disabilities from disadvantaged communities in Wolverhampton, West Midlands.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Let us Play (Wolverhampton)
£500 20/10/2022
0
‘Cost of Living uplift: £500 to help projects meet their rising costs and respond to increased demand 31/10/2022’
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£5,000 17/06/2022
Let Us Play Summer Playscheme
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Let Us Play (Wolverhampton)
£1,890 30/05/2022
towards a day trip to a multi activity session at an Outdoor Education Centre for a group of children from disadvantaged communities in Wolverhampton, West Midlands.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Let us Play (Wolverhampton)
£68,569 03/02/2022
This project will provide 1:1 support to disabled children with multiple & complex needs through play sessions in Wolverhampton. The support will contribute to the children having improved motor ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Let Us Play (Wolverhampton)
£1,790 08/06/2021
towards a multi-activity session at an outdoor education centre for children from Wolverhampton, Staffordshire.
Heart Of England Community Foundation - Summer Playscheme
£2,000 17/05/2021
in order to provide a programme of activities over the summer holidays for children with special needs and disabilities
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£5,000 19/02/2021
Let Us Spring into Spring
True Colours Trust - Towards sessions for disabled children and running costs – COVID19 response
£5,000 06/10/2020
Towards sessions for disabled children and running costs – COVID19 response
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£5,600 24/07/2020
"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
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Let us Play (Wolverhampton)
£2,988 17/06/2020
6
COVID19 - This grant will fund 24 additional sessions for disabled children and young people isolated at home due to Covid-19. Outcomes include improved friendships and having fun.
DCMS - VSCE CMC Fund
£2,988 19/05/2020
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 - Let's Keep Happy
£9,164 15/05/2020
0
The funding will be used to run online craft and activity sessions for children with special educational needs. The project aims to support the community through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Heart Of England Community Foundation - Its About Us Too
£4,500 27/06/2019
23
the continuation of an existing project. When a participant turns 19 years old they can no longer attend sessions run by Let Us Play. The team at Let Us Play have worked with a limited number who can ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Let us Play (Wolverhampton)
£62,360 26/06/2019
36
The project will provide 1:1 support to disabled children with multiple & complex needs through weekly play sessions in Wolverhampton. The support will contribute to the children having improved ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Let Us Play (Wolverhampton)
£1,160 26/06/2019
towards a one-day trip to an Outdoor Activity Centre for children from Wolverhampton
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£5,000 30/04/2019
Salary Funding
National Lottery Community Fund - Let's Try Together
£9,992 18/05/2018
12
This funding will be used to run a programme of craft, sport and play activities for children with special needs and disabilities. The project aims to improve life skills, fitness, social inclusion ....more
True Colours Trust - Parent only group sessions & activities for disabled children
£5,000 26/03/2018
Parent only group sessions & activities for disabled children
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Let Us Play
£5,523 04/08/2017
Our holiday project hosting fund days & outings gives parents of disabled children a break, enabling them to spend time with siblings
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Let Us Play
£1,000 10/05/2016
towards a trip to an activity centre for a group of disadvantaged children from Wolverhampton
Sport England - Let Us Play Sports
£8,455 01/08/2014
Funding under Sport England's Small Grants funding programme for a Revenue project titled 'Let Us Play Sports'. This project is a Multi Sports project, with a focus on beneficiaries with a disability.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Let Us Play
£2,465 12/03/2014
towards a series of day trips for a group of disabled children from Wolverhampton
Sport England - Sporty Monday
£8,765 18/12/2012
Funding under Sport England's Small Grants funding programme for a Revenue project titled 'Sporty Monday'. This project lists its main activity as Multi Sports.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Let Us Play - Wolverhampton
£750 18/01/2012
towards a day trip to a children's farm in Staffordshire for a group of disabled children and young people from Wolverhampton
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 51-77
  • TRUDI LAW Appointed: 2012, Occupation: Charity
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 23/06/2004, number: 1104506
  • Registered at Companies House on 12/02/2004, number: 05042881
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Other Regulators
  • Ofsted (Office For Standards In Education)
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • 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 expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
19 returns made; AR23: 103 days late,
Main office

7 Shaw Park Business Village
Shaw Road
Wolverhampton
WV10 9LE

Objectives

TO RELIEVE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL OR LEARNING DISABILITIES AND ADULTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES IN THE WEST MIDLANDS BY THE PROVISION OR ASSISTANCE IN THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES FOR ADVENTURE PLAY AND OTHER RECREATIONAL AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES.

Defined Area of Benefit:

WEST MIDLANDS

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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