Finance Score: 8
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 5
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Grant maker support: +5
Overall GiG Score: 16 ?

NEWCASTLE RUGBY FOUNDATION 

The Newcastle Rugby Foundation work across the North East and Cumbria to make rugby the positive difference that changes lives for good.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • 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
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age
Established: 19 years

www.newcastle-falcons.co.uk

melanie.magee@newcastle-falcons.co.uk

01912142810

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
30/06/23£603£638£-35£6£369£3696.91830
30/06/22£640£675£-35£12£404£4047.21950
30/06/21£463£385£79n/an/an/an/an/a25
30/06/20£422£437£-15n/an/an/an/an/a50
30/06/19£489£386£104n/an/an/an/an/a150
30/06/18£473£272£201£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/17£356£395£-39£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/16£603£476£127£0£248£2486.2160
30/06/15£324£278£46£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/14£218£194£24£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/13£145£122£23£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/12£141£129£12£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/11£115£140£-25£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/10£135£173£-39£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/09£224£231£-7£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/08£190£206£-15£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/07*£190£206£-15£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/06*£329£182£146£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 1%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0.9%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 12%
Highest pay band: £60,000-£70,000
Liabilities/Assets: 5%
Liabilities/Income: 3%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 100%
Reserves/Spending: 6.9 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 7 months
Quick Ratio: 13.9
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Amateur Sport
  • Disability
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
Who works here?
  • 18 employees
  • 30 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Gateshead, Middlesbrough, Newcastle Upon Tyne City, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, 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 Heritage Fund£98,500
County Durham Community Foundation£10,000
Cheshire Community Foundation£4,940
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Cheshire Community Foundation - Thunder Fit
£4,940 05/06/2021
Newcastle Rugby Foundation utilises the power of sport to engage and positively impact long-term lifestyle change in our supporters from local communities in greatest need. 'Thunder Fit' is a 12 week ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Newcastle Rugby - Family Future Fit
£10,000 02/12/2020
To improve the physical and mental health of a variety of age groups in Darlington.
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Newcastle Rugby Foundation
£98,500 26/02/2020
History of North East Rugby League
Sport England - Rugby League Local Development Project 2016-17
£85,205 12/02/2016
13
Funding under Sport England's NGB Funding 2013-17 funding programme for a Revenue project titled Rugby League Local Development Project 2016-17. This project is a Rugby League project, with a focus ....more

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (12)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 33-78
  • JACK SPOOR Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Accountant
  • SUNIL MEHRA Appointed: 2014, Occupation: Company Director
  • TRACY LYNCH Appointed: 2019, Occupation: Greggs Foundation Manager
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 28/01/2005, number: 1107851
  • Registered at Companies House on 27/10/2004, number: 05271148
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment 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
  • 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
18 returns made; AR07: 182 days late, AR06: 128 days late,
Main office

KINGSTON PARK
BRUNTON ROAD
KENTON BANK FOOT
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
NE13 8AF

Objectives

FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC GENERALLY AND, IN PARTICULAR, THE INHABITANTS OF TYNE AND WEAR, NORTHUMBERLAND, COUNTY DURHAM AND CUMBRIA AND THEIR SURROUNDING AREAS:-3. THE CHARITY'S OBJECTS (THE OBJECTS) ARE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC GENERALLY AND, INPARTICULAR, THE INHABITANTS OF THE NORTH EAST AND CUMBRIA AND THEIR SURROUNDINGAREAS:-3.1. TO PROMOTE COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN HEALTHY RECREATION BY PROVIDING FACILITIES FOR THEPLAYING OF RUGBY UNION, RUGBY LEAGUE AND OTHER SPORTS (FACILITIES IN THIS CLAUSE 3MEANS LAND, BUILDINGS, EQUIPMENT AND ORGANISING SPORTING ACTIVITIES);3.2. TO PROVIDE AND ASSIST IN PROVIDING FACILITIES FOR SPORT, RECREATION OR OTHER LEISURE TIMEOCCUPATION OF SUCH PERSONS WHO HAVE NEED FOR SUCH FACILITIES BY REASON OF THEIRYOUTH, AGE, ETHNICITY, INFIRMITY OR DISABLEMENT, POVERTY OR SOCIAL AND ECONOMICCIRCUMSTANCES OR FOR THE PUBLIC AT LARGE IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND WITH THEOBJECT OF IMPROVING THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE; AND3.3. TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGH SUCH MEANS AS THETRUSTEES THINK FIT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW OF CHARITY.

Defined Area of Benefit:

TYNE AND WEAR, NORTHUMBERLAND, COUNTY DURHAM AND CUMBRIA

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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