Finance Score: 8
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 12
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Grant maker support: +12
Overall GiG Score: 23 ?

KEY COMMUNITY 

The KEY Project provide a range of support services to disadvantaged young people in South Tyneside. We do this by offering: Floating Support, giving practical support to vulnerable young people in their properties; Prevention of Homelessness, mediating between young people and their parents/guardians. We work closely with the local authority, Housing Associations, church and community groups.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers, including a Community Foundation, 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

https://keycommunity.org.uk/

hello@keycommunity.org.uk

01914969710

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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£1,592£1,410£182£14£1,954£1,54213.12455
31/03/22£1,488£1,110£377£12£1,772£1,27013.72346
31/03/21£1,437£1,030£407£29£1,395£1,03412.12250
31/03/20£1,077£807£269£15£988£4817.21847
31/03/19£637£486£151£2£719£2566.31518
31/03/18£445£401£44£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£418£379£39£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£496£343£152£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£241£365£-124£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£310£267£43£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£282£277£5£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£251£245£6£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£311£284£26£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£324£234£90£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£199£171£28£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£132£115£17£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£117£114£3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£123£119£4£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0.9%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 1%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 6%
Highest pay band: £70,000-£80,000
Liabilities/Assets: 6%
Liabilities/Income: 8%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 79%
Reserves/Spending: 13.1 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 12 months
Quick Ratio: 9.1
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
Who works here?
  • 24 employees
  • 55 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Individuals
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • South Tyneside,

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£327,858
Mercer's Charitable Foundation£203,000
Henry Smith Charity£101,800
BBC Children in Need£99,496
The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund£60,000
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland£46,200
Lloyds Bank Foundation£33,000
The Ballinger Charitable Trust£30,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Mercer's Charitable Foundation - Grant to Key Community
£105,000 24/01/2024
Prevention services for families facing poverty.
The Ballinger Charitable Trust - Grant to South Tyneside Churches Key Project
£15,000 09/09/2022
Towards core costs of operation
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to South Tyneside Churches' KEY Project
£9,998 17/03/2022
Salary costs for a part-time Employability Mentor to support vulnerable young people access employment, education and training
National Lottery Community Fund - Community Food Bus
£307,858 16/03/2022
36
The project will use the funding over three years to convert and refurbish a double decker bus into a community welfare bus. It will provide food to vulnerable communities at a reduced rate with ....more
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to South Tyneside Churches' KEY Project
£4,000 06/01/2022
Purchasing food items and toiletries for those in need in the community
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to South Tyneside Churches' Key Project
£101,800 02/11/2021
36
towards three years' salary of a Mediation and Intervention Officer at a project providing mediation and additional family services for disadvantaged and vulnerable families in South Tyneside.
The Ballinger Charitable Trust - Grant to South Tyneside Churches Key Project
£15,000 01/10/2021
Towards core costs of operation
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to South Tyneside Churches' KEY Project
£10,000 23/09/2021
Salary costs for the Project Lead to deliver Phase 2 of the Community Food Bus Project for South Tyneside
BBC Children in Need - Grant to South Tyneside Churches KEY Project
£99,496 10/08/2021
This project will deliver intervention support for children and young people who are affected by poverty and at risk of homelessness. The activities will result in improved family relationships, ....more
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to South Tyneside Churches' KEY Project
£3,000 22/07/2021
The organisations charitable activities supporting young people experiencing hardship in South Tyneside
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to South Tyneside Churches' KEY Project
£3,000 15/07/2021
Piloting a six-month employability project for homeless young people in South Tyneside
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to South Tyneside Churches' KEY Project
£1,500 17/06/2021
Employability and education support for young people
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Increased salary costs due to demand during COVID-19
£8,400 27/05/2021
Increased salary costs due to demand during COVID-19
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to South Tyneside Churches' KEY Project
£8,400 27/05/2021
Increased salary costs due to demand during COVID-19
The Greggs Foundation - Community Hub Programme
£15,000 19/05/2021
12
The Community Hubs programme aims to help build stronger, healthier communities by supporting local community organisations in the vicinity of a Greggs outlet to make a real difference in their ....more
The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund - Grant to South Tyneside Churches KEY Project
£60,000 04/03/2021
48
Main Grant unrestricted core costs
National Lottery Community Fund - Wellbeing Activities Worker
£10,000 19/02/2021
11
The funding will be used to continue hiring a Wellbeing Activity Worker to deliver activities for disadvantaged young people (16-24 years) living in supported housing accommodation. This will include ....more
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - purchasing sports equipment that will benefit young people residing in KEY’s supported accommodation projects
£1,302 21/01/2021
purchasing sports equipment that will benefit young people residing in KEY’s supported accommodation projects
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£15,658 05/10/2020
"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 - DCMS VSCE CMC Covid Funding
£3,600 01/10/2020
"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
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to KEY Project
£33,000 21/05/2020
12
One year core funding to support KEY Project to sustain their work to support work addressing Homeless and Vulnerably Housed Complex Social Issue (CSI) during COVID19
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to South Tyneside Churches KEY Project
£10,000 17/04/2020
6
Grant to South Tyneside Churches KEY Project to support the orgnisation through COVID19.
Mercer's Charitable Foundation - COVID19 Rapid Response Fund Grant to South Tyneside Churches KEY Project
£8,000 03/04/2020
12
To contribute to the additional staffing costs associated with the organisation's supported housing schemes as a result of Covid-19.
Mercer's Charitable Foundation - Grant to South Tyneside Churches KEY Project
£90,000 29/01/2020
36
Extending the charity’s Reconnect and Family Intervention Team, to support a wider range of families facing challenges.
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Purchasing transitional supported accommodation for young people aged 16 - 21
£5,000 18/09/2019
Purchasing transitional supported accommodation for young people aged 16 - 21
National Lottery Community Fund - Delivery and removal van
£10,000 27/06/2019
12
The funding will be used to purchase a van which will enable the safe and efficient collection of food, furniture, clothing donations and the distribution of emergency food packs.
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - For work with young people experiencing poverty and disadvantage
£12,500 12/03/2019
For work with young people experiencing poverty and disadvantage
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Infrastructure investment post supporting the development of KEY's new services
£24,763 08/03/2019
Infrastructure investment post supporting the development of KEY's new services
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to South Tyneside Churches KEY Project
£18,142 22/02/2019
12
Grant to South Tyneside Churches KEY Project to provide supported shared accommodation for young people at risk of homelessness in South Tyneside.
DCMS - New Supported Housing Project
£18,142 22/02/2019
The KEY project is a local homelessness charity based in South Tyneside. It has taken over the lease on a 17 bed hostel in Hebburn. The award will allow it to employ a residential support worker to ....more
Co-Op Foundation - Youth Community Spaces offer
£9,998 20/12/2018
Developing and piloting provision for residents and the community at their new project space
DCMS - Building Connections Fund - Community Spaces
£9,998 20/12/2018
Developing and piloting provision for residents and the community at their new project space
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to South Tyneside Churches' KEY Project
£40,000 01/10/2018
purchase of a house for a charity which works with homeless people in Tyne and Wear
The Ballinger Charitable Trust - Grant to South Tyneside Churches Key Project
£45,000 21/09/2018
12
Towards core costs of operation
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 13/06/2018
Developing Supported Housing for Young People with Complex and Multiple Needs in South Tyneside.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to South Tyneside Churches KEY Project
£3,159 29/11/2017
Help disadvantaged young people aged 16 - 24 who are at risk of homelessness can take part in social and community activities.
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Adding Value to Young Lives
£3,410 15/11/2017
Adding Value to Young Lives
BBC Children in Need - Grant to South Tyneside Churches KEY Project
£29,739 10/08/2017
36
This project will deliver a mediation service for children and young people aged 13-16 years who are experiencing difficult family relationships. Children and young people will feel less anxious and ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to South Tyneside Churches KEY Project
£30,000 20/07/2016
36
Towards the core costs of this organisation that supports young homeless people in South Tyneside.
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Towards Supported accommodation for homeless young people in a shared house
£6,247 13/04/2016
Towards Supported accommodation for homeless young people in a shared house
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Towards Move of office premises to new building
£5,000 12/02/2016
Towards Move of office premises to new building
Northern Rock Foundation - Grant awarded to South Tyneside Churches' Key Project (Tyne & Wear)
£2,500 21/01/2014
To employ a consultant to assist KEY with its long-term planning and sustainability.
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to South Tyneside Churches KEY Project
£16,000 29/10/2012
the salary costs of the Chief Officer
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 41-79
  • IAIN OGDEN Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Principal Engineer
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 07/04/2005, number: 1108921
  • Registered at Companies House on 02/02/2004, number: 05031398
Gift Aid
  • 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
  • Investing charity funds 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 conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
18 returns made; all on time
Main office

Key Community
116 Baring Street
SOUTH SHIELDS
NE33 2BA

Objectives

The Objects of the Charity are, for the benefit of the public: 1. the prevention and relief of poverty, homelessness, and financial hardship. 2. to provide housing and any associated amenities for persons in necessitous circumstances upon terms appropriate to their needs. 3. the advancement of education and employment. 4. to relieve and promote the wellbeing of persons who are experiencing mental or physical health problems.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED. IN PRACTICE TYNE AND WEAR

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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