Finance Score: -2
Governance Score: 5
Support Score: 9
  • Income diversified: +3
  • Fundraising costs high: -5
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Mainly male board: -1
  • Grant maker support: +9
Overall GiG Score: 12 ?

DAISY CHAIN PROJECT TEESSIDE 

Daisy Chain Project Teesside works with autistic and neurodivergent individuals and their families to support and empower them through the provision of holistic person-centred services, whilst promoting training, wellbeing, inclusion and acceptance regionally and nationwide.Daisy Chain's vision is for every autistic person to live a life they enjoy and is meaningful to them at every stage.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • Income generation is well diversified
  • Spending has increased over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • 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
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board is predominantly male

Financial issues to consider:

  • Fundraising costs are extremely high relative to funds raised

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£2,537£2,723£-186£821£1,809£1,6547.311370
31/03/22£2,401£2,401£0£892£2,005£1,7158.6103100
31/03/21£1,833£1,864£-31£699£2,003£1,64610.68795
31/03/20£2,017£1,971£45£894£1,989£1,78410.993210
31/03/19?£1,584£1,581£3£652£1,958£1,80013.7103183
31/05/18£2,300£2,047£253£869£1,958£1,85710.9820
31/05/17*£1,906£1,707£199£759£1,703£1,59111.2750
31/05/16*£1,948£1,438£510£483£1,504£1,39311.6890
31/05/15£1,490£1,064£426£343£994£95510.8300
31/05/14*£1,078£917£161£300£568£5337230
31/05/13*£692£782£-90£245£407£3906220
31/05/12*£522£748£-226£262£498£4837.7160
31/05/11*£703£623£80£218£724£71513.8190
31/05/10*£723£481£242£217£644£220.690
31/05/09*£624£344£280£167£402£34912.260
31/05/08£217£269£-52£0£0£0n/a00
31/05/07*£315£343£-29£0£0£0n/a00
31/05/06*£136£177£-40£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 47.5%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 30.2%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 3%
Highest pay band: £70,000-£80,000
Liabilities/Assets: 13%
Liabilities/Income: 11%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 91%
Reserves/Spending: 7.3 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 1 months
Quick Ratio: 1.7
Asset Split ?
Established: 19 years
(21 years as a company)

www.daisychainproject.co.uk

info@daisychainproject.co.uk

01642531248

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Amateur Sport
  • Animals
  • Disability
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
GiG Classification
  • Services for people with disabilities
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar And Cleveland, Stockton-on-tees,
Who it helps
  • People With Disabilities
Who works here?
  • 113 employees
  • 70 volunteers

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£455,501
DCMS£99,378
Mercer's Charitable Foundation£97,136
Masonic Trust£57,099
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - My Life My Community- Adult Community Group
£299,025 15/03/2023
Funding will be used to provide an Autism Social Empowerment service. This will provide facilitated spaces where connections can be formed developed and nurtured while removing barriers to community ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Horticulture Project
£450 19/12/2022
To support a Horticulture Project.
County Durham Community Foundation - Christmas Day Hamper
£2,000 23/11/2022
To provide 50 Christmas hampers with a mix of staple ingredients Christmas dinner and further meals during the festive holidays.
County Durham Community Foundation - Daisy Chain Away Days
£5,000 04/08/2022
Towards supported trips.
National Lottery Community Fund - Re-dress Climate Change
£156,476 04/10/2021
This project aims to find a viable solution to fast fashion textile waste and stimulate behaviour change by repurposing the textile donations they receive through their charity superstore. They aim ....more
Masonic Trust - MCF Large Grant
£57,099 14/10/2020
A grant to support young people with ASD through mental health support in Teesside.
County Durham Community Foundation - To provide support for open garden facility
£14,818 05/10/2020
To provide support for open garden facility
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£99,378 11/08/2020
"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
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Supporting general charitable activities during the Covid-19 crisis
£3,000 05/06/2020
Supporting general charitable activities during the Covid-19 crisis
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - general charitable activities during the Covid-19 crisis
£3,000 04/06/2020
general charitable activities during the Covid-19 crisis
Mercer's Charitable Foundation - COVID19 Rapid Response Fund Grant to Daisy Chain Project
£7,250 02/04/2020
12
To help support the sustainability of the organsiation which has suffered a significant loss of revenue due to Covid-19.
Mercer's Charitable Foundation - Grant to Daisy Chain Project
£89,886 04/07/2019
24
Piloting a new employability project for people with autism, based on the refurbishment and upcycling of furniture and other items otherwise destined for landfill.
DCMS - Youth Investment Fund
£35,286 01/04/2019
.
DCMS - Youth Investment Fund
£35,286 01/04/2019
.
National Lottery Community Fund - Zen Den Pond Project
£10,000 17/01/2019
12
The Project supports families affected by autism and helps to build their self-esteem. The funding will be used to develop a Zen Den garden area at the project. The therapeutic sensory pond space ....more
Co-Op Foundation - Youth Community Spaces offer
£10,000 20/12/2018
Improving their current site to increase accessible activities
DCMS - Building Connections Fund - Community Spaces
£10,000 20/12/2018
Improving their current site to increase accessible activities
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Daisy Chain Project Teesside
£10,823 19/11/2018
We will buy new equipment to teach young people with Autism more about the environment and recycling through fun educational methods.
DCMS - Youth Investment Fund
£35,286 29/05/2017
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DCMS - Youth Investment Fund
£35,286 29/05/2017
The Youth Investment Fund aims to expand, create and strengthen the sustainability of open-access youth services in six disadvantaged regions in the country. It will also expand the evidence base of ....more
DCMS - Youth Investment Fund
£35,286 29/05/2017
The Youth Investment Fund aims to expand, create and strengthen the sustainability of open-access youth services in six disadvantaged regions in the country. It will also expand the evidence base of ....more
DCMS - Youth Investment Fund
£26,464 29/05/2017
The Youth Investment Fund aims to expand, create and strengthen the sustainability of open-access youth services in six disadvantaged regions in the country. It will also expand the evidence base of ....more
DCMS - Youth Investment Fund
£26,464 29/05/2017
The Youth Investment Fund aims to expand, create and strengthen the sustainability of open-access youth services in six disadvantaged regions in the country. It will also expand the evidence base of ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Youth Volunteering at Daisy Chain
£4,901 26/04/2017
Towards youth volunteering at Daisy Chain.
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to Daisy Chain Project Teeside
£10,270 30/11/2016
For out door classroom (insulated log cabin) for the care and support of children with autism on a 5.5 acre farm in Norton.
National Lottery Community Fund - Don't say Neigh!
£45,499 27/11/2014
12
Not Available
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Daisy Chain Project Teesside
£19,500 29/04/2014
Daisy Chain is based on a farm where they offer a range of services and activities to children and young people with autism and to their parents and carers. We are being asked to support a new role ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 7/8 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 26-71
  • SEAN LAWLESS Appointed: 2021, Occupation: Head Of Ict And Digital
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 01/06/2005, number: 1109792
  • Registered at Companies House on 14/05/2003, number: 04763989
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
Other Regulators
  • Ofsted (Office For Standards In Education)
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Campaigns and political activity 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
  • 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; AR17: 164 days late, AR16: 51 days late, AR14: 36 days late, AR13: 94 days late, AR12: 19 days late, AR11: 49 days late, AR10: 139 days late, AR09: 15 days late, AR07: 45 days late, AR06: 29 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from BILLINGHAM PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED CLUB on 22/11/2021
Main office

DAISY CHAIN PROJECT TEESSIDE
Calf Fallow Farm
Calf Fallow Lane
STOCKTON-ON-TEES
TS20 1PF

Objectives

4. The charity's objects (Objects) are specifically restricted to the following:4.1.1. the relief of individuals who have a disability or special needs, in particular to but not exclusive to autism, and the relief of carers of such individuals by the provision of respite care;4.1.2. the provision of public education and training for individuals who have a disability or special needs, in particular to but not exclusively arising from autism; and4.1.3. the advancement of public education concerning the care of individuals whose disability or special needs arise out of autism by the publication of literature, the holding of conferences and seminars and such other means as are required to disseminate the relevant information.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NATIONAL

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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