Finance Score: 4
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 13
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +13
Overall GiG Score: 26 ?

ONSIDE YOUTH ZONES 

OnSide is a charity which supports the wellbeing, aspirations and life chances of young people. By creating a UK-wide network of high-quality youth facilities we are providing young people with inspiring and safe places to spend their leisure time. Our aim is to reach every UK town or city where there is a need, working in partnership with the public and private sector and local community.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • 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
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

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£8,075£7,914£161£33£6,621£2,5933.9490
31/03/22£6,101£5,972£129£2£6,460£1,4022.8490
31/03/21£6,158£5,501£657£0£6,331£1,2782.8460
31/03/20£5,402£5,300£102£43£5,674£9952.3460
31/03/19£6,544£6,041£503£572£5,572£7521.5410
31/03/18£3,626£3,652£-26£30£5,069£6042300
31/03/17£3,512£3,640£-129£49£5,095£5871.9260
31/03/16*£3,650£3,579£71£371£5,224£2260.8170
31/03/15£1,647£2,195£-548£107£10,668£1480.8120
31/03/14£1,352£1,245£107£43£15,422£1511.590
31/03/13£860£1,421£-562£39£15,314£1431.260
31/03/12£14,459£1,003£13,456£55£20,745£660.880
31/03/11£7,222£918£6,304£107£7,289£1261.670
31/03/10?£1,235£635£600£4£985£2514.730
31/05/09£698£312£386£4£386£1907.310

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0.4%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0.4%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 13%
Highest pay band: £100,000-£110,000
Liabilities/Assets: 28%
Liabilities/Income: 32%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 39%
Reserves/Spending: 3.9 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 5 months
Quick Ratio: 2
Asset Split ?
Established: 16 years

www.onsideyouthzones.org

kathryn.morley@onsideyouthzones.org

01204362128

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Amateur Sport
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Recreation
GiG Classification
  • Social youth organisations
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • People With Disabilities

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
Garfield Weston Foundation£1,550,000
Prudence Trust£629,430
CareTech foundation£90,000
The Rayne Foundation£76,300
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to OnSide Youth Zones
£50,000 28/11/2023
Construction of a Youth Zone building in Barnsley for a charity which works with disadvantaged young people in South Yorkshire
Prudence Trust - Youth Workers 2023 - OnSide Youth Zones
£252,180 09/02/2023
Training, supervision and counselling support for youth workers across 14 Youth Zones
Greenwood Place - Grant to Onside Youth Zones
£50,000 01/07/2022
Unrestricted funding
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (3 Years) award
£1,000,000 11/03/2022
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Bringing Youth Zones to Thousands More Young People Nationwide
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£50,000 04/02/2022
Warrington Youth Zone Capital Project
Prudence Trust - Wellbeing Youth Workers and Arts programme
£377,250 10/06/2021
Wellbeing Youth Worker programme for 3 Youth Zones for 3 years (£100k per year) and enhanced Arts programme for 1 Youth Zone for 3 years (£25,750 per year)
National Lottery Community Fund - Coming back stronger: OnSide's Young Leaders
£10,000 21/05/2021
The organisation will deliver residential activities to develop and train the next generation of young leaders with the aim of empowering disadvantaged young people who have been disproportionately ....more
CareTech foundation - Bridging the Gap
£90,000 22/03/2021
1) Building a skilled workforce: 84 staff will be qualified to identify mental health issues in young people and support them or refer them for support. 2) Increasing the provision of early ....more
The Rayne Foundation - Grant to OnSide Youth Zones
£76,300 08/06/2020
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Towards rolling out the mental health component of a wider Health and Wellbeing Project to 14 Youth Zones.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Major Grants award - COVID19 response
£500,000 14/05/2020
Emergency Funding During Covid19 Crisis
One Manchester - Youth Zone support
£25,000 01/02/2020
One Manchester has pledged £25,000 a year for 4 years to support the Hide Out Youth Zone in Gorton as a founder patron.
Trust for London - OnSide Youth Zones
£7,500 02/10/2018
12
The funding is towards a contribution to the £1,300,000 of annual running costs raised for Barking & Dagenham OnSide Youth Zone, which provides young people from this area of high deprivation ....more
Ministry of Defence - Financial Assistance/Support
£152,929 01/04/2018
Banking fines - Treasury to direct to various Armed Forces causes
Nesta - AC00689
£201,355 23/08/2017
24
Savers Support Fund programme grant to OnSide Youth Zones Grant Ref AC00689
DCMS - Savers Support Fund
£100,678 23/08/2017
The Able to Manage (ATM) programme is a 10 week money management programme for young people delivered 1:1 by volunteer mentors. ATM supports young people to improve their financial resilience, be ....more
DCMS - Savers Support Fund
£100,678 01/08/2017
Fund offers grants to scale proven social action interventions that improve money management skills, and reduce debt, working with families who are ?just about managing? or young people aged 14-25.
DCMS - Savers Support Fund
£100,678 01/08/2017
Fund offers grants to scale proven social action interventions that improve money management skills, and reduce debt, working with families who are just about managing or young people aged 14-25.
Ministry of Defence - Financial Assistance/Support
£150,000 01/04/2017
Banking fines - Treasury to direct to various Armed Forces causes.
National Lottery Community Fund - Bridging a Gap
£66,000 29/10/2015
12
The funding will be used to develop a social impact bond to help young people aged 8-19 improve life chances. This includes emotional support, mentoring and skills training, to be delivered across ....more
Sport England - Wolverhampton Youth Zone
£500,000 28/10/2014
Funding under Sport England's Improvement Fund funding programme for a Capital project titled 'Wolverhampton Youth Zone'. This project is a Multi Sports project, with a focus on younger beneficiaries.
National Lottery Community Fund - A Level Playing Field
£1,173,451 02/09/2013
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A Level Playing Field
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Young Volunteers and Inclusive Positive Activities: Bridging the Gap
£62,810 01/03/2011
Capacity building of volunteers to support participation of disabled young people in new wave of NW youth facilities.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (9)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 23-71
  • MARK EVANS Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Ned / Coach
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 15/09/2008, number: 1125893
  • Registered at Companies House on 13/05/2008, number: 06591785
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; AR16: 0 days late,
Main office

ONSIDE YOUTH ZONES
ATRIA
SPA ROAD
BOLTON
BL1 4AG

Objectives

TO HELP AND EDUCATE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGH THEIR LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES BY PROMOTING THEIR FULL PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL POTENTIAL IN ORDER THAT THEY MAY GROW TO FULL MATURITY AS INDIVIDUALS AND MEMBERS OF SOCIETY AND THAT THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE MAY IMPROVE.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NORTH WEST OF ENGLAND

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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