Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 4
Support Score: 6
  • No PartB
  • No volunteer policy: -2
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +3
Overall GiG Score: 10 ?


DACYM works from an inclusive Christian value base, using the principles of informal education and community development. It is our aim that through this work, the lives of young people will be transformed educationally, socially and spiritually, thus empowering them to achieve their full potential.
Analysis by Giving is Great


  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • The charity has received modest backing from a grant maker recently
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Although this charity works with volunteers it does not have a Volunteer Management policy

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: 14 years


Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies House

Financial Data ?

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

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Listed activities
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Religious Activities
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Darlington, Durham, North Yorkshire,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
Who works here?
  • Unknown number of employees
  • 25 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.

Specific Donations
Amount When
To be used for
County Durham Community Foundation - Polam Hall Chaplaincy Project
£18,000 05/05/2022
To provide pastoral and wellbeing support to pupils of Polam Hall School in Darlington.
County Durham Community Foundation - The Listening Post
£4,000 29/11/2018
To develop and help build the capacity of the Listening Post during the 2018/2019 academic year.

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 7/8 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 31-71
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 26/07/2010, number: 1137059
  • Registered at Companies House on 08/04/2010, number: 07217418
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
Filing Record
13 returns made; AR23: 11 days late,
Main office

The DACYM Office
Elm Ridge Methodist Church
Carmel Road South
County Durham


1.1 The Charity's objects are restricted specifically, in each case only for the public benefit to: (a) advance the education of children and young people including but not limited to support and mentoring in schools, colleges and other educational establishments as well as within their family environment; provision of lunchtime and after-school clubs and street-based youth work and other youth provision to develop their physical, mental and spiritual capacities, that they may grow to full maturity as individuals, and that their condition of life may be improved; (b) advance the Christian faith for the benefit of children and young people in accordance with the Statement of Faith by proclaiming Christian messages of a teaching nature in keeping with the Christian gospel by demonstrating, promoting and encouraging Christian values, including but not limited to dignity, empowerment and partnership, to all young people in, but not restricted to, the Borough of Darlington; (d) relieve poverty and sickness thereby demonstrating the Christian faith including, but not limited to, promoting overseas service, education, practical action and working with those affected, either directly or through relevant relief agencies.

Defined Area of Benefit:


Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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