Finance Score: -4
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 7
  • Accounts filed more than 5 days late: -2 times
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • No PartB
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +7
Overall GiG Score: 12 ?

HASWELL AND DISTRICT MENCAP 

Haswell & District Mencap operate from a purpose built building in the heart of the community. Our main target group are people with a learning disability, their carers and the wider community. Our services and activities include daycare, sport and social groups, carer support, advocacy, a catering and a furniture social enterprise. We are also a Gateway Beacon Club and have Gateway Active Status.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • 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 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 2 occasions over the last 5 years and the current period appears to have been extended
  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending
Established: 18 years

www.thelisadixoncentre.com

enquiries@haswellmencap.co.uk

01915260987

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*£321£345£-24n/an/an/an/an/a31
31/03/22*£208£289£-81n/an/an/an/an/a18
31/03/21*£443£268£175n/an/an/an/an/a92
31/03/20£248£281£-33n/an/an/an/an/a92
31/03/19£292£294£-1n/an/an/an/an/a87
31/03/18£281£286£-5£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£276£288£-12£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£370£323£47£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£269£300£-32£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£226£231£-5£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£222£206£16£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£289£307£-19£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£255£272£-18£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£264£294£-30£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£471£445£26£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£305£317£-13£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£650£701£-51£91£194£1943.3110

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Listed activities
  • Amateur Sport
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Disability
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Durham,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind
Who works here?
  • Unknown number of employees
  • 31 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
DCMS£69,989
Wolfson Foundation£45,000
County Durham Community Foundation£6,000
The Clothworkers Foundation£3,625
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
County Durham Community Foundation - Heart Warming Hub
£1,000 22/03/2023
To provide a warm hub.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Haswell and District Mencap
£1,457 22/10/2022
We aim to develop an outdoor space to provide people with a learning disability the opportunity to grow produce to supply our community with home-grown low-cost meals, from our cafe.
Wolfson Foundation - Grant to Haswell & District Mencap
£45,000 09/12/2021
Horticulture training facilities for adults with learning disabilities
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£67,489 19/08/2020
"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
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Haswell & District Mencap
£3,625 26/06/2020
COVID19 : purchase IT equipment for a charity that support people with a learning disability, their carers and the wider community in Durham
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Haswell & District Mencap
£2,500 17/06/2020
6
COVID19 - This grant will fund staffing costs, activity costs and other costs to support 80 children and young people who are currently isolated due to Covid-19.
DCMS - VSCE CMC Fund
£2,500 03/06/2020
NET, Comic Relief and Children in Need will use this funding to provide: increased support to vulnerable people and hidden groups, thus reducing the burden on public services; reach local grassroots ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Community Support
£5,000 21/05/2020
To support families during Covid 19.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Haswell & District Mencap
£30,000 08/05/2018
36
This project will deliver a holiday hunger programme for children and young people who may otherwise go without nutritious food, living in Durham. Children and young people will eat healthy, whilst ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Summer Activity Programme
£5,000 26/04/2017
Towards a Summer Activity Programme.
National Lottery Community Fund - The Coffee Club (Confidence, Opportunity, Friendship, Fun, Engagement,
£7,444 01/03/2017
12
The project will develop a coffee club for women with learning difficulties. This will provide a peer support network and activities that will help the women develop their skills and access new ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Haswell and District Mencap
£16,000 28/02/2013
supporting this Branch of MENCAP which operates from the village of Haswell across the County of Durham helping adults with Learning Disabilities to participate in a range of stimulating activities
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (6)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 34-69
  • KAREN BUCK Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Operations Manager
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 23/03/2006, number: 1113417
  • Registered at Companies House on 20/06/2005, number: 05484495
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
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
  • 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
17 returns made; AR23: 72 days late, AR22: 1 days late, AR21: 37 days late,
Main office

THE LISA DIXON CENTRE
BURT CLOSE
HASWELL
COUNTY DURHAM
DH6 2DA

Objectives

A. THE RELIEF OF PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITY IN PARTICULAR BY THE PROVISION OF HELP AND SUPPORT FOR THEM AND FOR THEIR FAMILIES, DEPENDANTS AND CARERS, AND TO PREVENT LEARNING DISABILITIES FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT;B. TO PROVIDE OR ASSIST IN THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES FOR THE RECREATION OR OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION FOR PEOPLE IN THE WIDER COMMUNITY AND THOSE WHO NEED THEREOF BY REASON OF LEARNING DISABILITY WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THEIR CONDITION OF LIFE.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED. IN PRACTICE. COUNTY DURHAM AND BEYOND

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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