Finance Score: 3
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 14
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +14
Overall GiG Score: 23 ?

THE MUSIC WORKS (CHARITY) 

To advance the education of the public, in the making of music and related activities particularly children and young people.
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
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity is not recognised by HMRC for Gift Aid according to its latest published return

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£1,675£1,557£118£45£2,006£25523010
31/03/22£1,663£1,326£337£38£1,889£1901.72443
31/03/21£1,687£768£919£19£1,552£1672.61435
31/03/20£632£603£29£26£633£1503110
31/03/19£612£421£191£14£604£1504.3631
31/03/18£467£311£157£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£375£267£108£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£240£144£96£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£206£192£14£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£199£181£18£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£86£77£9£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£49£43£5£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£64£124£-60£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£92£66£26£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£77£71£6£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08*£237£214£22£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07*£86£59£27£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06*£86£53£33£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 2.7%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 2.9%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 4%
Liabilities/Income: 5%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 13%
Reserves/Spending: 2 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 8 months
Quick Ratio: 11.1
Asset Split ?
Established: 20 years

www.themusicworks.org.uk

info@themusicworks.org.uk

07904052268

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Recreation
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Performing and visual arts
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales,
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
Thirty Percy Foundation£350,000
Prudence Trust£273,807
Barnwood Trust£195,351
Garfield Weston Foundation£190,000
Youth Music£189,124
Esmee Fairbairn£160,000
BBC Children in Need£155,000
Paul Hamlyn Foundation£147,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
BBC Children in Need - Grant to The Music Works (Charity)
£90,000 01/12/2023
This project will deliver a music mentoring programme for disabled young people, young people at risk of involvement in offending, and/or with mental health challenges. The outcomes are increased ....more
The Foyle Foundation - Arts
£30,000 28/11/2023
to support programming and running costs of a new music hub in the Forest of Dean in 2024/25
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£60,000 19/09/2023
Music For All
Barnwood Trust - Short Breaks
£65,866 22/08/2023
Provide shorts breaks activities for young people
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to The Music Works
£20,000 26/07/2023
Making It 2
Masonic Trust - MCF Large Grant
£75,000 20/07/2023
To support the salary of the specialist disability music leader working exclusively on the IncWorks programme for deaf and disabled young people
CAF - Grant to The Music Works
£24,504 26/05/2023
To build resilience of this organisation
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Music Works (Charity)
£10,000 06/02/2023
Towards unrestricted core costs as a Cost of Living Uplift
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Alternative provision schools' music leadership programme
£7,000 18/01/2023
The Music Works uses music to transform the lives of children and young people who are disabled or experiencing disadvantage. This grant supports the organisation to build a new model for children ....more
Prudence Trust - Social Prescribing 2022 - Music Works
£273,807 24/11/2022
The grant will fund independent evaluation of their music based social prescribing and share the learning.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Gloucestershire Music Makers
£20,000 12/10/2022
This grant will empower Black children and young people from Gloucester to deliver Social Action in their community.
Barnwood Trust - Gloucestershire Funders (Organisational & Group Funding)
£4,395 08/08/2022
Making Kings Jam festival accessible
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to The Music Works
£60,000 26/05/2022
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towards three years' running costs of 'Making It 2', a music programme for young offenders or those at risk of becoming involved in crime/violence in Gloucestershire.
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to Music Works
£20,000 29/04/2022
Making It 2
Barnwood Trust - Gloucestershire Funders (Organisational & Group Funding)
£70,000 24/03/2022
Music for All inclusion project
The Foyle Foundation - Arts
£30,000 08/02/2022
towards Gloucestershire Rising, a 12 month programme of music opportunities for more than 1,000 young people with 70% living in challenging circumstances
Barnwood Trust - Organisational and Groups Funding
£5,090 17/08/2021
Making Kings Jam Festival accessible
Youth Music - Making It 2
£149,999 27/05/2021
Making It 2
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Music Works (Charity)
£150,000 19/05/2021
Towards project costs to support Gloucestershire Rising, a youth-led inclusive programme supporting and providing opportunities for young people in challenging circumstances to explore, train and ....more
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Alternative provision schools' music leadership programme
£140,000 17/05/2021
The Music Works uses music to transform the lives of children and young people who are disabled or experiencing disadvantage. This grant supports the organisation to build a new model for children ....more
Barnwood Trust - Organisational and Groups Funding
£20,000 16/03/2021
Community music project
Thirty Percy Foundation - Grant to The Music Works
£350,000 27/11/2020
To support The Music Work's Creative Leadership Programme
Youth Music - Upsurge extended
£30,000 22/10/2020
Upsurge extended
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Gloucestershire Music Makers
£45,000 09/09/2020
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COVID19 - This grant will fund the delivery of music mentoring sessions for vulnerable young people experiencing a range of issues exacerbated by Covid-19. The activities will help to improve ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£40,000 14/08/2020
Gloucester’s Community Music Studio & Young People’s Hub
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£50,000 14/08/2020
Gloucester’s Community Music Studio & Young People’s Hub
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£40,000 14/08/2020
Gloucester’s Community Music Studio & Young People’s Hub
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£10,000 03/08/2020
"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
DCMS - VSCE CMC Fund
£10,000 01/07/2020
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
Barnwood Trust - Capital grants to improve indoor and outdoor spaces for social activities
£30,000 29/06/2020
Youth project
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to The Music Works
£10,000 25/06/2020
refurbishment of room for a charity that works with disabled children and young people in Gloucestershire
Youth Music - Coronavirus - Emergency Fund
£9,125 07/05/2020
Coronavirus - Emergency Fund - Adapting and staying inclusive
CHK Foundation - CHK Discretionary Grant
£50,000 15/10/2019
to support specified work
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to The Music Works
£10,000 11/09/2019
12
towards one year's running costs of a project providing music based services for disabled children and young people in Gloucestershire
Youth Music - Making It
£89,634 15/11/2018
Making It
Youth Music - Music Minds Year Three Consolidation
£29,808 09/03/2018
Music Minds Year Three Consolidation
Co-Operative Group - Grant to The Music Works
£3,483 29/11/2017
This project will provide new equipment and support so that more people can access music making at Cinderford SoundSpace.
National Lottery Community Fund - SoundSpace – transforming communities and lives through music
£10,000 29/07/2015
12
The group will use the funding to transform the run down clubhouse to make it fit for purpose, to enable them to train and support young people through music. This will improve the clubhouse to ....more
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Gloucestershire Music Makers
£10,000 12/03/2014
Street of Bugles: A new Oratorio about Gloucestershire brass bands during WW1
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (11)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 10/11 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 17-66
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 25/11/2004, number: 1106979
  • Registered at Companies House on 02/08/2004, number: 05195345
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
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
18 returns made; AR08: 12 days late, AR07: 22 days late, AR06: 1 days late,
Main office

Kings House
27 St. Aldate Street
Gloucester
GL1 1RP

Objectives

TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC, OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS IN THE MAKING OF MUSIC AND RELATED ACTIVITIES, PARTICULARLY CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE.

Defined Area of Benefit:

GLOUCESTERSHIRE AND SURROUNDING AREAS.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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