Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 4
  • No PartB
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +4
Overall GiG Score: 10 ?

RECYKE Y'BIKE 

RyB's core activity is refurbishing bicycles, donated largely by the public, by a team of enthusiastic volunteers and paid mechanics. Some are sold to raise funds, others are given away as community referral bikes. Suitable bikes and spares are sent to projects in Africa where local mechanics refurbish them for sale to people in need. We also train people in cycling and bike maintenance skills.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received modest backing from multiple prominent grant makers recently
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • 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:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
Established: 16 years
(17 years as a company)

www.recyke.bike

jack@recyke.bike

01912654197

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
30/06/23£359£345£14n/an/an/an/an/a40
30/06/22*£388£368£21n/an/an/an/an/a60
30/06/21£325£313£11n/an/an/an/an/a37
30/06/20£426£355£71n/an/an/an/an/a50
30/06/19£373£391£-18n/an/an/an/an/a60
30/06/18£324£345£-21£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/17£288£273£15£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/16£75£58£17£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/15£89£64£25£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/14£66£66£0£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/13£77£67£10£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/12£99£90£9£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/11£133£130£4£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/10£115£104£11£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/09£64£70£-5£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Listed activities
  • Amateur Sport
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
  • Overseas Aid/Famine Relief
  • Recreation
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne City, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside,
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
  • 40 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£16,421
Sport England£10,000
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland£5,010
County Durham Community Foundation£5,000
The Shears Foundation£5,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Recyke y'bike
£2,218 22/10/2022
We would like to provide young people with practical skills, real life work experience and the opportunity to gain qualifications that will improve their future training and employment prospects.
County Durham Community Foundation - Partnership development
£5,000 09/05/2022
To support Partnership development.
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Recyke y' Bike
£1,395 06/01/2022
Delivering workshops to young people via schools and community groups in Tyne and Wear to show them how to maintain and repair their bikes
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Recyke y' Bike
£1,500 24/06/2021
Providing free refurbished bicycles to people in need with a priority given to asylum seekers and refugees in Newcastle
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Recyke y' Bike
£2,115 22/04/2021
The costs of parts and labour for free bikes to meet the increased demand due to lockdown
National Lottery Community Fund - Wheels for wellbeing
£7,403 19/01/2021
11
The funding will be used to continue to provide free refurbished bikes to asylum seekers and low income families in Newcastle. This will help meet the demand for their bike referral scheme. This aims ....more
Sport England - COVID-19 CEF
£10,000 12/05/2020
4
Funding under Sport England's COVID-19 Community Emergency Fund funding programme for a Revenue project titled COVID-19 CEF. This project lists its main activity as Cycling
The Shears Foundation - Recyke y'bike
£5,000 05/08/2019
Recyke y'bike's Young Volunteer Club
National Lottery Community Fund - First Steps Volunteering
£9,018 23/05/2019
12
The funding will develop a volunteer training and induction programme to include tailored training and support for asylum seekers and veterans. The aim of the project is to reduce isolation, help ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Recyke y'Bike
£16,000 28/02/2013
support and train people from a range of disadvantaged backgrounds including the unemployed and the disabled to refurbish and maintain bicycles, donated in the main by the people of Newcastle upon ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 41-76
  • BEN HOARE Appointed: 2016, Occupation: Retired
  • SARA NEWSON Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Centre Manager
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 21/06/2008, number: 1124639
  • Registered at Companies House on 07/06/2006, number: 05839547
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
15 returns made; AR22: 2 days late,
Main office

Lauran House
164 Brinkburn Street
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
NE6 2AR

Objectives

1 TO DEVELOP THE CAPACITY AND SKILLS OF THE SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITY OF THE NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND IN SUCH A WAY THAT THEY ARE BETTER ABLE TO IDENTIFY, AND HELP MEET, THEIR NEEDS AND TO PARTICIPATE MORE FULLY IN SOCIETY2 TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT THE HEALTH OF THE PUBLIC BY ENCOURAGING CYCLING.3 TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF ALL AGES OF THE PUBLIC IN THE SAFE USE, RE-USE AND MAINTENANCE OF BICYCLES4 THE PROTECTION AND PRESERVATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT BY SAVING BICYCLES FROM LANDFILL, THE PROMOTION OF BICYCLE RE-USE AND RECYCLING.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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