Finance Score: 3
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 11
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Future income +5
  • No PartB
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +8
Overall GiG Score: 23 ?

THE MAYPOLE PROJECT 

The charity provides counselling and support to children and young people who are have complex medical needs/disabilities in South East London and Kent
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • 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
  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending

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
31/05/23*£278£338£-60n/an/an/an/an/a95
31/05/22£267£285£-18n/an/an/an/an/a90
31/05/21£260£243£16n/an/an/an/an/a103
31/05/20£360£250£110n/an/an/an/an/a115
31/05/19£205£286£-81n/an/an/an/an/a102
31/05/18£280£273£7£0£0£0n/a00
31/05/17£261£223£38£0£0£0n/a00
31/05/16£168£176£-7£0£0£0n/a00
31/05/15£199£182£18£0£0£0n/a00
31/05/14£192£206£-14£0£0£0n/a00
31/05/13£165£222£-57£0£0£0n/a00
31/05/12£187£187£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/05/11£295£247£49£0£0£0n/a00
31/05/10£70£82£-12£0£0£0n/a00
31/05/09£96£62£33£0£0£0n/a00
31/05/08£73£49£24£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 17 years

www.themaypoleproject.co.uk

info@themaypoleproject.co.uk

01689851596

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Disability
  • Education/Training
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Emotional support, counselling or therapy
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind

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£211,217
BBC Children in Need£45,000
True Colours Trust£35,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£20,000
The London Community Foundation£9,280
Co-Operative Group£8,879
Sport England£6,144
CAF£6,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
True Colours Trust - Towards the organisation’s core costs
£30,000 13/06/2023
Towards the organisation’s core costs.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to The Maypole Project
£45,000 27/04/2023
36
Children in Need funding will support The Maypole Project to deliver long-term responsive support to children and young people with complex disabilities and conditions in order to build their ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to The Maypole Project
£4,125 22/10/2022
This funding would enable us to transform our minibus into a portable sensory room for families who are unable to leave their homes, due to their child's complex medical needs/disability.
National Lottery Community Fund - Maypole Making Connections: connecting families across England
£10,000 07/10/2022
The funding will be used to deliver an England wide online support group for families with at least one child who has been diagnosed with complex medical needs. The project aims to build confidence ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£20,000 24/09/2021
A Lifeline of Support: Families with Children with complex medical needs
National Lottery Community Fund - Maypole here for siblings
£192,217 29/03/2021
59
The project is using funding to offer a bespoke programme of support for siblings of children with rare and medically complex/life shortening conditions in the areas of Lewisham Bromley Greenwich ....more
The London Community Foundation - Grant to The Maypole Project
£9,280 05/02/2021
6
The Funding is for the creation of My Place: Esssential additional groups /spaces where children and young people aged from 5 to 21 who have complex disabilities can be supported safely, express how ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to The Maypole Project
£4,754 24/10/2020
Money raised will help us support the mental and physical wellbeing of children suffering with complex medical needs and their families.
True Colours Trust - Towards a sensory bus - mobile sensory room - COVID19 response
£5,000 14/10/2020
Towards a sensory bus - mobile sensory room - COVID19 response
The Fore - RAFT COVID-19 response grant to The Maypole Project
£4,900 12/06/2020
36
Grant from The Fore's RAFT Immediate Response Fund to The Maypole Project, as part of The Fore's COVID-19 Response programme.
Sport England - COVID-19 CEF
£6,144 05/06/2020
4
Funding under Sport England's COVID-19 Community Emergency Fund funding programme for a Revenue project titled COVID-19 CEF. This project is a Sport participation and capacity building project, with ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Maypole Online-Helpline Support
£9,000 15/05/2020
12
The funding will be used to deliver a range of online support activities for children living with complex medical conditions and their families.
CAF - Grant to The Maypole Project
£6,000 29/04/2020
3
Grant to The Maypole Project to support the organisation through COVID19
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Maypole Project
£4,000 13/04/2020
A grant of £4,000 to fund the essential and urgent costs outlined in the application, so that the organisation can carry on providing support to Londoners
Greater London Authority - Creating community through sports and activities
£4,850 01/10/2019
Provision of sports activities for children with complex medical needs and their siblings in after school sessions. Activity clubs will be for children 4-11 and 12 to young adulthood. Children with ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Here For Families
£10,000 09/08/2018
12
The funding is for staffing costs. The project will enable the organisation to continue offering their free services which support families with children with complex medical needs.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to The Maypole Project
£4,644 29/11/2017
It costs us £750 to support a child with complex medical needs and their family for a whole year; help us to support even more families.
True Colours Trust - Activities for Bereaved Siblings
£5,000 12/07/2016
Activities for Bereaved Siblings
Greater London Authority - Grant to The Maypole Project
£5,000 01/09/2015
Increasing group volunteering and supporting skills based volunteering
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (6)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 5/6 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 38-73
  • JACK MAY Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Actuary
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 20/07/2007, number: 1120163
  • Registered at Companies House on 15/03/2007, number: 06163173
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
  • 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; AR23: 10 days late,
Main office

51 HIGH STREET
GREEN STREET GREEN
ORPINGTON
BR6 6BQ

Objectives

1) THE RELIEF, PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION OF THE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL WELL BEING OF INDIVIDUALS, PREDOMINANTLY BUT NOT ENTIRELY, CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE UNDER 25 SUFFERING FROM LIFE THREATENING OR LIFE SHORTENING ILLNESSES AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS WHO ARE AFFECTED BY SUCH SUFFERING AND BEREAVEMENT;2) THE EDUCATION, SUPPORT AND PRESERVATION OF THE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL WELL-BEING OF CARERS AND PROFESSIONALS WORKING WITH LOSS AND BEREAVEMENT; AND3) THE EDUCATION OR THE GENERAL PUBLIC ABOUT THE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT AVAILABLE AND PROVIDED TO THOSE SUFFERING AND AFFECTED BY LIFE THREATENING OR LIFE SHORTENING ILLNESSES AND IN ALL ASPECTS REGARDING BEREAVEMENT AND LIFE THREATENING OR LIFE SHORTENING ILLNESSES.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED IN PRACTICE GREATER LONDON AND SOUTH EAST ENGLAND (LEWISHAM, BROMLEY, CROYDON, BEXLEY, LAMBETH AND SOUTHWARK).

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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