Finance Score: -6
Governance Score: -1
Support Score: 8
  • Poor Liquidity: -1
  • Deficit on unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Accounts filed more than 5 days late: -3 times
  • Only 3 Trustees: -2
  • Narrow trustee age band: -2
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +8
Overall GiG Score: 1 ?

MAIN - TAKING AUTISM PERSONALLY 

At MAIN we support people, not "cases" or "numbers".We provide a variety of services to adults and children on the Autism Spectrum along with Parents and carers, offering advice, guidance and information around a range of issues, such as benefits, diagnosis, techniques and strategies, etc.. MAIN also offer short break respite, training, seminars & a range of adult service
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • 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

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • There are only 3 trustees
  • The Board has little diversity in terms of age
  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • Liquidity appears to have been slender at the latest year end
  • There was a deficit on unrestricted reserves of £52,408 at the last year end after deducting the value of own use assets
  • Accounts have been filed late on 3 occasions over the last 5 years and the current period appears to have been extended
Established: 17 years
(20 years as a company)

www.iammain.org.uk

HWhyman@iammain.org.uk

01642608012

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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
29/06/22*£823£901£-78£0£276£-52-0.7497
29/06/21*£833£889£-56£0£354£260.3530
29/06/20£769£717£52£0£410£1602.7542
30/06/19*£778£783£-5£0£358£2624613
30/06/18£809£747£62£0£363£2413.9487
30/06/17?£882£772£110£0£302£2123.3490
31/03/16*£608£503£105£3£192£1844.4550
31/03/15£438£369£69£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£275£250£26£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£242£273£-31£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12*£487£699£-212£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£745£682£63£11£271£1422.5350
31/03/10£450£339£110£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09?*£146£113£33£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/08£143£95£48£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/07£67£64£3£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 37%
Liabilities/Income: 19%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: -19%
Reserves/Spending: -0.7 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: -0 months
Quick Ratio: 0.6
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Disability
  • Education/Training
Who works here?
  • 49 employees
  • 7 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • People With Disabilities
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Durham, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar And Cleveland, Stockton-on-tees,

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
Wolfson Foundation£60,000
The Clothworkers Foundation£35,000
County Durham Community Foundation£12,300
National Lottery Community Fund£10,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
County Durham Community Foundation - To the Moon and Back
£5,000 13/07/2022
Towards supported trips.
Wolfson Foundation - Grant to MAIN - Taking Autism Personally
£60,000 08/06/2022
Refurbishment to create learning areas and a community café enabling people with autism to learn life skills and gain work experience
County Durham Community Foundation - Grant to MAIN
£2,700 29/03/2022
The Big Build project.
National Lottery Community Fund - MAIN's Big Build
£10,000 12/11/2021
The funding will be used to purchase security equipment towards the renovation of the project's newly acquired centre for families living with disabilities across the North East. This aims to reduce ....more
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - the refurbishment costs of a new building in Middlesbrough
£5,000 11/02/2021
the refurbishment costs of a new building in Middlesbrough
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Main
£35,000 02/02/2021
Refurbishment of a building for a charity supporting people living with a range of disabilities in the North East
County Durham Community Foundation - Covid refurbishment
£4,600 21/05/2020
Towards Covid relief.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (3)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 52-63
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 20/11/2006, number: 1116884
  • Registered at Companies House on 25/06/2003, number: 04809912
Gift Aid
  • NOT 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
  • Engaging external speakers at charity events policy and procedures
  • 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
16 returns made; AR22: 16 days late, AR21: 46 days late, AR19: 41 days late, AR16: 38 days late, AR12: 1 days late, AR09: 11 days late,
Main office

The Finlay Cooper Centre
Elizabeth Terrace
MIDDLESBROUGH
Cleveland
TS3 6EN

Objectives

TO HELP FAMILIES OF PEOPLE WITH AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDERS THROUGHOUT THE TEES VALLEY AREA BY OFFERING INFORMATION, TRAINING AND PRACTICAL SUPPORT IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER SERVICES AND AGENCIES.

Defined Area of Benefit:

TEES VALLEY

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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