Finance Score: -3
Governance Score: -3
Support Score: 9
  • Volatile income: -3
  • No PartB
  • Narrow trustee age band: -2
  • Mainly female board: -1
  • Grant maker support: +9
Overall GiG Score: 3 ?

UNIQUE WAYS 

We work together with the families and carers of disabled children and young people to create positive change in their daily lives.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • 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

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board is predominantly female
  • The Board has little diversity in terms of age

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • Income has been volatile recently

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£178£183£-5n/an/an/an/an/a12
31/03/22£150£187£-37n/an/an/an/an/a13
31/03/21£240£148£92n/an/an/an/an/a6
31/03/20£207£204£3n/an/an/an/an/a10
31/03/19£226£206£20n/an/an/an/an/a8
31/03/18*£243£189£54£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£175£201£-27£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£251£260£-9£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£281£279£2£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£276£289£-13£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£259£260£-1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12*£193£184£10£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£157£143£14£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£97£105£-9£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£124£97£27£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£90£80£10£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£131£122£9£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£75£76£-2£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 19 years

www.uniqueways.org.uk

hi@uniqueways.org.uk

01422343090

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies HouseFacebookX
UN SDGs
?
Listed activities
  • Disability
GiG Classification
  • Emotional support, counselling or therapy
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides human resources
Where it operates
  • Calderdale,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People

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
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy£100,502
DCMS£88,041
Community Foundation for Calderdale£38,642
True Colours Trust£5,000
Sir George Martin Trust£3,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Community Foundation for Calderdale - Grant to Unique Ways
£1,617 03/10/2023
Grant to Unique Ways
Community Foundation for Calderdale - Grant to Unique Ways
£22,025 16/12/2022
Grant to Unique Ways
Community Foundation for Calderdale - 'Unique For Me'
£10,000 29/11/2022
Grant to Unique Ways
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - RIPEHouse
£41,009 01/04/2022
Full Grant details (including summaries) can be found on the Gateway to Research website: https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=10005443
Sir George Martin Trust - Grant to Unique Ways
£3,000 28/02/2022
Core costs for Disability Support & Activities
Community Foundation for Calderdale - Self Advocacy Support
£5,000 16/11/2021
Grant to Unique Ways
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - RIPEHouse
£59,492 01/11/2021
Full Grant details (including summaries) can be found on the Gateway to Research website: https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=10005443
True Colours Trust - Towards the Self-Advocacy Support Service – COVID19 response
£5,000 06/10/2020
Towards the Self-Advocacy Support Service – COVID19 response
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£88,041 04/09/2020
"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
National Lottery Community Fund - Unique Ways
£9,945 28/06/2017
12
The group will purchase a range of new training equipment, secure a quality assurance accreditation and improve their online and printed materials for the benefit of disabled children and their ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Ordinary Lives
£329,492 24/02/2017
36
The project is a parent-led organisation offering support, guidance and a range of services to families with disabled children and young people. Practical, hands on support will be delivered through ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Calderdale Parent and Carers Council
£14,869 22/03/2016
12
the charity support parent carers of children with additional needs particularly at key transition points in their care. The charity will raise their profile through rebranding and a more user ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Advocacy for Better Outcomes (ABOut)
£138,504 11/02/2013
36
This is a new project based in the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, West Yorkshire and aims to improve the life outcomes and opportunities for disabled children/YP and their families through ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Calderdale Parent and Carers Council
£25,000 27/01/2012
the salary and on-costs of the Chief Executive and the BusinessSupport/Communications Officer
Show more rows

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (5)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 42-58
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 10/05/2005, number: 1109413
  • Registered at Companies House on 08/04/2004, number: 05098716
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
  • Investment
  • 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; AR18: 1 days late, AR12: 1 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from GROW BIG on 07/06/2022
Main office

Unique Ways
Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre
Hanson Lane
Halifax
HX1 5PG

Objectives

THE OBJECTS OF THE CHARITY ARE SPECIFICALLY RESTRICTED TO PROVIDE RELIEF AND SUPPORT TO CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES AND/OR SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEED, THEIR PARENTS AND CARERS BY WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ALL AGENCIES PROVIDING SERVICES AND SUPPORT TO SAID PERSONS WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING SERVICES AND PROMOTING POSITIVE ACCESS, SOCIAL INCLUSION, PROTECTION AND WELLBEING OF SUCH PERSONS.

Defined Area of Benefit:

CALDERDALE

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
Authorised officials of this charity can add information to this page (including a Donate Now button) for no cost

Tips for Selecting Charities

Which areas of philanthropy are most effective?
The text of this post is taken from an article on the Effective Altruism forum. It suggests that you can achieve the most impact by supporting causes that fight extreme poverty, improving animal welfare....more
Our Top Tips for Philanthropy
Here are some ideas to help you gain more satisfaction from your philanthropy and confidence that the causes you have selected are impactful. Engage your brain, as well as your heart You....more
How to become a Philanthropist
In this Blog we outline a strategy to help people who are new to philanthropy and for those who feel dissatisfied with the impact they are having. Effective philanthropy is immensely rewarding for donors,....more

Giving is Great