Finance Score: -3
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 7
  • Accounts filed more than 5 days late: -4 times
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • No PartB
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +7
Overall GiG Score: 13 ?

FREE THE WAY 

Help and advice for peple suffering from addiction problems, referrals to specilalist treatment programmes. Supported accommodation providing stability and support to help clients in their journey towards recovery and independent living. A drop in facility providing food and washing facilities, a correspondance address and clothes for homeless substance misusers in Easington and srrounding areas.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers, including a Community Foundation, recently
  • 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
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • Accounts have been filed late on 4 occasions over the last 5 years and the current period appears to have been extended
Established: 19 years

freetheway-seaham.co.uk

advice@freetheway-seaham.co.uk

01915813298

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies House
UN SDGs
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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*£368£354£14n/an/an/an/an/a4
31/03/22*£347£355£-8n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/21£370£334£37n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/20*£270£267£3n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/19*£279£267£12n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/18£219£223£-4£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£220£210£10£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£196£194£2£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15*£189£172£17£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£197£209£-13£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£199£203£-4£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£152£137£15£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11*£117£170£-53£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£198£149£49£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09*£88£93£-4£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08?£145£149£-4£0£0£0n/a00
31/01/07£121£134£-13£0£0£0n/a00
31/01/06*£105£112£-7£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
What it does
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Recreation
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
Who works here?
  • 4 volunteers
Who it helps
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Durham,

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£152,142
County Durham Community Foundation£22,372
The Ballinger Charitable Trust£16,932
Sport England£4,355
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Sport England - Ride to Recovery
£4,355 04/05/2023
A project for an inspirational volunteer bike leader-peer mentor to motivate and inspire 70 men in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse to visit new cycle tracks and new areas in groups of 10 on ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Free the way
£1,000 16/01/2023
To provide a warm space.
National Lottery Community Fund - Free The Way Recovery for the North East
£47,338 16/11/2022
This funding will be used to appoint two new members of staff to continue to deliver and increase support to people experiencing drug and alcohol addiction from its centre in Seaham County Durham.
County Durham Community Foundation - Free the way
£1,000 09/11/2022
To provide a warm space.
County Durham Community Foundation - FTW Mental Health Resiliance Project.
£3,430 26/09/2022
Towards a Mental Health Resilience Project..
County Durham Community Foundation - FRee The way bringing hope to East Durham for substance misuse change.
£7,320 05/08/2022
Towards one to one support sessions.
County Durham Community Foundation - FTW Supporting wider Community
£4,716 02/07/2022
A community gardening project.
National Lottery Community Fund - Free the way
£7,600 01/04/2022
The funding will be used to employ a rehabilitation support worker on a part-time basis for a residential facility providing housing and support to individuals pursing recovery from substance misuse ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Free the Way
£1,000 10/12/2021
Winter support.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Free The Way
£1,680 23/10/2021
We would love to get some new equipment to upgrade our gardens and the planning and installation of which, would serve as a project for our clients to work as a team and build their confidence.
National Lottery Community Fund - free the way
£9,043 11/12/2020
9
The funding will be used to introduce alternative therapies to people with drug and alcohol addiction issues. The project aims to improve the mental and physical health of clients.
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Variation grant to Free the Way
£3,169 24/07/2020
Grant to Free the Way meeting the additional costs of adapting services, premises or implementing other safety measures in response to the Covid pandemic.
County Durham Community Foundation - Free the Way
£3,906 04/06/2020
To ensure sustainability during Covid-19.
National Lottery Community Fund - Free the Way
£88,161 17/12/2019
36
This funding will provide a range of interventions for service users, their families, and the local community in East Durham, mainly tackling addiction. The aim is to improve health and wellbeing, ....more
The Ballinger Charitable Trust - Grant to Free the Way
£16,932 14/06/2019
36
Towards core costs of operation
National Lottery Community Fund - free the way
£2,900 29/11/2018
12
The funding will be used to provide additional seating to accommodate more local people at a weekly substance misuse advice and education drop-in, and to support activities in the community aimed at ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Free the Way
£49,824 16/10/2018
36
Funding the salary of a full-time (job share) 12-Step Specialist Recovery Support Lead, helping individuals in East Durham through the 6-month 12-Step recovery programme.
County Durham Community Foundation - Counselling and Training
£4,800 24/05/2018
Towards Counselling and Training.
National Lottery Community Fund - 12 step training and education
£10,000 11/12/2013
12
This charity in Seaham, County Durham will use the funding to run a 12-month education programme for people in the early stages of recovery from drug and alcohol addictions. The programme will ....more
Northern Rock Foundation - Grant awarded to Free the Way (Durham)
£97,903 09/10/2012
To continue to employ the Assistant Manager and towards core costs.
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Free the Way
£16,400 27/04/2012
the salary of the Support Worker for the Drop in Centre
National Lottery Community Fund - The Way Forward
£196,490 14/12/2011
60
This expansion of an existing project will provide support to homeless people with alcohol and substance addictions. The project aims to support service users to address barriers to work, securing ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (6)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 5/6 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 46-70
  • CARL DARVELL (Chair) Appointed: 2021, Occupation: Support Worker
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 04/01/2005, number: 1107435
  • Registered at Companies House on 23/01/2004, number: 05024637
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Campaigns and political activity policy and procedures
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
Filing Record
18 returns made; AR23: 63 days late, AR22: 29 days late, AR20: 16 days late, AR19: 33 days late, AR15: 30 days late, AR11: 24 days late, AR09: 26 days late, AR06: 355 days late,
Main office

37 Church Street
SEAHAM
County Durham
SR7 7EJ

Objectives

1) TO RELIEVE POVERTY, SICKNESS AND DISTRESS OF PEOPLE WITH DRUG, ALCOHOL AND GAMBLING ADDICTIONS WHO ARE RESIDENT IN SEAHAM AND SURROUNDING AREAS OF COUNTY DURHAM, THEIR FAMILIES AND CARERS (THE BENEFICIARIES), BY THE PROVISION OF COUNSELLING, SUPPO0RT, HEALTH INFORMATION AND ADVICE, IN PARTICULAR, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION OF A DROP IN CENTRE.2) THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES FOR RECREATION AND OTHER LEISURE ACTIVITIES FOR THE BENEFICIARIES AS DESCRIBED ABOVE IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE, WITH A VIEW TO IMPROVING THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE.

Defined Area of Benefit:

SEAHAM AND SURROUNDING AREAS OF COUNTY DURHAM, THEIR FAMI

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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