Finance Score: -1
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 12
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +12
Overall GiG Score: 17 ?

YOUR VOICE COUNTS 

Your Voice Counts supports people with learning disabilities, individuals experiencing mental health challenges, autistic people and people who are at risk of exclusion due to disability, illness or other challenges. We deliver a range of advocacy and community based services that empower people to have a voice, to have choice and control in their lives and to be connected to the support they need
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There has been reasonable growth in spending 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
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • Unrestricted reserves appear to be dangerously low at the latest year end
Established: 16 years

www.yvc.org.uk

mail@yvc.org.uk

01914786472

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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£1,418£1,288£130£0£714£2782.65414
31/03/22£1,144£1,062£83£0£584£3173.6484
31/03/21£1,064£993£71£0£502£3694.54620
31/03/20£908£974£-66£0£431£2162.75222
31/03/19£979£862£117£0£497£2293.24528
31/03/18£772£789£-17£0£380£2563.9370
31/03/17£900£869£30£0£397£2673.7400
31/03/16£724£629£95£0£366£1613.1330
31/03/15£479£421£58£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£447£448£-1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£459£423£36£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£480£492£-12£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£466£457£9£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£436£433£3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£182£203£-21£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: 8%
Liabilities/Income: 4%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 39%
Reserves/Spending: 2.6 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 7 months
Quick Ratio: 8.3
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Disability
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Human Rights/Religious Or Racial Harmony/Equality Or Diversity
  • Other Charitable Purposes
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
Who works here?
  • 54 employees
  • 14 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People With Disabilities
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne City, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Redcar And Cleveland, South Tyneside,

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
Henry Smith Charity£168,000
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington£99,894
Lloyds Bank Foundation£52,250
DCMS£51,982
Garfield Weston Foundation£26,500
Leeds Community Foundation£18,763
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland£14,924
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Lloyds Bank Foundation - One off gift towards cost of living crisis to Your Voice Counts
£2,250 14/12/2022
One off gift to support with the cost of living crisis
Leeds Community Foundation - Your Voice Counts Accessible Energy Workshops
£18,763 14/10/2022
Alleviating hardship associated with fuel poverty and promoting energy efficiency. We will develop and deliver training, support and signposting to better equip people to understand and manage their ....more
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Grant to Your Voice Counts
£99,894 05/10/2022
An advocate will support parents with learning disabilities and their families in South Tyneside and Newcastle to navigate the challenges they face.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£6,500 10/06/2022
WCA Winner 2022-2023
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Your Voice Counts
£168,000 26/05/2022
36
towards three years' running costs of the 'Help Through Crisis Project', providing support with financial issues for people with learning disabilities and autism in Gateshead and South Tyneside, Tyne ....more
The Shears Foundation - Your Voice Counts
£5,000 26/01/2022
Community Volunteers
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Your Voice Counts
£4,889 16/12/2021
Running costs for 2 x Cooking With Confidence sessions per week for adults with learning disabilities in South Shields
National Lottery Community Fund - Community Volunteers
£10,000 12/11/2021
The funding will be used to part-fund a volunteer co-ordinator. This will enable the organisation to develop their volunteer services and improve outcomes for people with learning disabilities Autism ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Your Voice Counts
£50,000 08/09/2021
24
Unrestricted grant over two years towards the core costs of Your Voice Counts
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Your Voice Counts
£7,035 02/09/2021
Salary costs for a Case Worker for 2 days per week to provide intensive support to people with learning disabilities in Gateshead
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award - COVID19 response
£20,000 11/06/2021
Your Voice Counts
County Durham Community Foundation - Healthy and Resilient Together (HART)
£10,000 16/12/2020
Healthy and Resilient Together (HART)
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£51,982 22/09/2020
"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
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Running a weekly drop in session providing support for vulnerable people with learning disabilities in Gateshead
£3,000 24/10/2019
Running a weekly drop in session providing support for vulnerable people with learning disabilities in Gateshead
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Your Voice Counts
£5,000 07/03/2019
6
Grant through the Collaboration Action Fund.
National Lottery Community Fund - Help First Jarrow
£236,434 22/11/2018
36
Help First Jarrow
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£15,000 06/02/2018
Help First
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Your Voice Counts
£15,000 24/10/2017
12
the costs of delivering the pilot project outlined in your application
County Durham Community Foundation - To support the development of a community outreach service
£4,553 08/05/2017
To support the development of a community outreach service called 'Help First' .
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Your Voice Counts
£90,000 04/12/2014
36
towards three years' running costs of the 'Help First' project, which provides services and support for people with learning difficulties in Gateshead and South Tyneside
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Your Voice Counts
£17,500 25/10/2013
Your Voice Counts provides advocacy support for people who principally have learning disabilities across the North East of England.
National Lottery Community Fund - Our Town Our Places
£10,000 22/05/2013
12
This is a project by an incorporated charity in Gateshead. The organisation will use the funding to train people with learning disabilities how to create and upload internet videos which will provide ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Citizen Advocacy Project
£190,670 10/03/2010
60
This expansion of an existing project will support people with learning disabilities to become active members of their community and promote better understanding of their needs. The organisation will ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (10)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 23-69
  • ANDREW LANE Appointed: 2020, Occupation: Probation Service
  • MATHEW IFE Appointed: 2018, Occupation: Head Of Strategic Insight And Analysis
  • TOM RELPH Appointed: 2018, Occupation: Volunteer
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 04/09/2008, number: 1125719
  • Registered at Companies House on 23/07/2008, number: 06654142
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
  • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
  • Investment
  • 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
15 returns made; all on time
Main office

Your Voice Counts
14-16 Greenesfield Business Centre
Mulgrave Terrace
Gateshead
Tyne and Wear
NE8 1PQ

Objectives

THE CHARITY'S OBJECT IS TO RELIEVE THE NEED OR DISABILITY OF PERSONS, PARTICULARLY THOSE SUFFERING IMPAIRMENT OF THEIR LEARNING ABILITIES. THIS OBJECT WILL BE ACHIEVED BY THE FOLLOWING MEANS: 1. ASSISTING SUCH PERSONS, IN PARTICULAR THOSE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES, TO OBTAIN FULL RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES AS CITIZENS; 2. PROMOTING SOCIAL INCLUSION FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT BY PREVENTING SUCH PEOPLE FROM BECOMING SOCIALLY EXCLUDED AND ASSISTING THEM TO INTEGRATE INTO SOCIETY; 3. ENABLE AND ENCOURAGING SUCH PERSONS, IN PARTICULAR THOSE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES AND/OR LEARNING DIFFICULTIES, TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER IN OBTAINING FULL RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES AS CITIZENS; 4. PROVIDING HELP, SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY TO SUCH PERSONS, IN PARTICULAR THOSE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES, ON A ONE-TO-ONE BASIS; 5. PROMOTING TO SOCIETY THE ABILITIES AND POTENTIAL OF SUCH PEOPLE, IN PARTICULAR THOSE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES; 6. DEVELOPING BEST PRACTICE IN SERVICE PROVISION THROUGH CONSULTATION, FEEDBACK, MONITORING AND EVALUATION; 7. DEVELOPING AND DELIVERING TRAINING; 8 .PUBLICISING, MARKETING AND PROMOTING THE WORK OF THE ORGANISATION.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED. IN PRACTICE, LOCAL

Data Sources

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