Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 5
  • Accounts filed more than 5 days late: -2 times
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +5
Overall GiG Score: 11 ?


Activities include youth clubs, holiday projects, inclusive provision for young people with additional needs, music projects supporting young people and their development, and various classes. Facilities include a community cafe, music practice rooms and a recording studio. Community groups and events are also held within the halls. Working closely with volunteers, students, and youth members.
Analysis by Giving is Great


  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • 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:

  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • Accounts have been filed late on 2 occasions over the last 5 years and the current period appears to have been extended

Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
Cost £k
Funds £k
Funds £k
Staff Volun-

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 7%
Liabilities/Income: 2%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 93%
Reserves/Spending: 3.8 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 4 months
Quick Ratio: 9.9
Asset Split ?
Established: 16 years


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Listed activities
  • Amateur Sport
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Disability
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Human Rights/Religious Or Racial Harmony/Equality Or Diversity
  • Other Charitable Purposes
  • Recreation
GiG Classification
  • Performing and visual arts
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Cardiff,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind
Who works here?
  • 106 employees
  • 26 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
BBC Children in Need£57,825
National Lottery Community Fund£46,134
LGBT Consortium£3,004
Specific Donations
Amount When
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Cathays Bingo Hall Partition
£10,000 07/05/2021
Cathays & Central Youth and Community Centre in Cardiff will use £10000 to partition a hall to create additional rooms for their youth clubs and community groups.
LGBT Consortium - Grant to Cathays and Central Youth and Community Project (Impact LGBT Youth Group)
£3,004 14/12/2020
Digital youth worker to run group sessions online, and help create and send out activity packages to young people during the covid pandemic.
National Lottery Community Fund - Covid-19 Cathays and Central Youth and Community Project
£29,323 17/09/2020
Cathays and Central Youth And Community Project will provide daytime support for adults with additional learning needs providing a program of social and informal learning. Qualified staff and ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Cathays and Central Youth and Community Centre
£4,140 17/06/2020
COVID19 - This grant will fund additional staff costs to ensure higher ratios to open over the summer holidays and additional staff to run digital sessions and improve wellbeing for children and ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Memory Lane Social Club
£6,811 05/03/2020
Cardiff & Central Youth and Community Project will provide weekly activity sessions to support people with dementia and their carers. £6,811 will fund staff salaries, travel expenses, ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Cathays and Central Youth and Community Centre
£53,685 26/06/2019
This project will provide trips and activties for disabled children and young people. They will have more positive relationships, strengthen their life skills, and be more physically active.
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Cathays and Central Youth and Community Project
£250 15/05/2019
Grant through the Heart of the Community Fund used towards making adaptations to their kitchen to make it a more inclusive space for wheelchair users.
National Lottery Community Fund - Our Time! Inclusive Festival
£3,856 11/02/2019
Project Summary :_x000D_ Cathays & Central Youth And Community Project in Cardiff will use the grant to organise a music festival that is inclusive and accessible to all, to bring the local ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Youth Pride
£5,000 28/11/2017
Youth Pride
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Cathays & Central Youth & Community Project
£15,000 06/09/2017
Towards funding a Daytime Service Development Officer post to deliver a pilot service supporting young adults with a learning disability in Cardiff to improve their confidence and skills to consider ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Community Hall
£5,000 28/03/2017
Cathays & Central Youth And Community Project in Cardiff will use the grant to enable their inclusive youth project, made up of younger people with physical and learning disabilities, to improve ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 27-69
  • SIMON MURRAY Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Community Development Worker
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 30/01/2008, number: 1122532
  • Registered at Companies House on 06/03/2007, number: 06141902
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • 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
15 returns made; AR22: 61 days late, AR21: 147 days late, AR18: 21 days late, AR13: 1 days late, AR12: 2 days late,
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'The charity?s objects (?Objects?) are specifically restricted to the following:?To provide opportunities for the education of children, young people and adults vulnerable due to social or economic disadvantages predominantly within the area of South Wales. This may include but is not limited to: ?Informal education and lifelong learning delivered through youth and community work principles. ?Non-formal education?Formal education ?To further or benefit the residents of Cardiff and the neighbourhood, without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, race or of political, religious or other opinions by associating together the said residents and the local authorities, voluntary and other organisations in a common effort to advance education and to provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure time occupation with the objective of improving the conditions of life for the residents. ?To foster and promote the maintenance, improvement and development of artistic expression and the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the arts in all its forms among the inhabitants of South Wales. ?To provide services that work to advance human rights, equality and diversity through, but not limited to: ?The facilitation of a meeting space and services that provide social support, advice and information to communities who may experience discrimination based on a protected characteristic. ?The awareness raising and education of the public, voluntary and governmental organisations and other institutions in the UK. ?To provide relief to those who experience need due to ill-health, disability or age and connected persons living in and visiting South Wales. This will be achieved through services such as but not limited to: ?Social support groups ?Information services ?Advocacy ?Provision of facilities to meet their needs. ?To advance the protection, preservation and enhancement of the environment for the public benefit of Cardiff. ?In furtherance of these objects but not otherwise, the trustees shall have power: ?To establish or secure the establishment of a community centre and to maintain or manage or co-operate with any statutory authority in the maintenance and management of such a centre for activities promoted by the charity in furtherance of the above objects.

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