Finance Score: 6
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 14
  • Good reserves management: +3
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Deficit latest year: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +14
Overall GiG Score: 29 ?

A WAY OUT 

A WAY OUT AIMS TO EDUCATE, SUPPORT AND EMPOWER OUR COMMUNITY'S MOST VULNERABLE AND AT-RISK WOMEN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES TO LIVE HEALTHY, SAFE & WHOLE LIVES, FREE FROM POVERTY, ADDICTION & HARM. OUR WORK SPANS OUTREACH, DRUGS PREVENTION & ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMMES, REHABILITATION & INTENSIVE LIFE SUPPORT.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • Reserves management has been consistently within official guidelines
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • Income was lower than spending in the latest year
Established: 14 years
(16 years as a company)

www.awayout.co.uk

info@awayout.co.uk

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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
30/09/22£701£781£-80£13£401£3044.72418
30/09/21£767£702£65£8£481£3345.72647
30/09/20£772£654£117£1£417£2935.42753
30/09/19£680£616£64£0£299£2314.52344
30/09/18£510£482£28£1£235£1834.61849
30/09/17£535£426£109£0£207£1484.2170
30/09/16£349£418£-69£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/15£386£383£3£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/14£406£479£-73£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/13£452£464£-11£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/12£452£464£-11£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/11£370£400£-30£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 1.9%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 1.6%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 20%
Liabilities/Income: 14%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 76%
Reserves/Spending: 4.7 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 6 months
Quick Ratio: 4.2
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Education/Training
  • Human Rights/Religious Or Racial Harmony/Equality Or Diversity
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
Who works here?
  • 24 employees
  • 18 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Defined Groups
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar And Cleveland, Stockton-on-tees,

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£219,357
Henry Smith Charity£207,000
The Pilgrim Trust£132,759
DCMS£131,996
Ministry of Justice£103,661
The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund£100,000
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington£74,666
Trusthouse Charitable Foundation£72,193
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Pilgrim Trust - Grant to A Way Out
£87,759 05/12/2023
Unity: creating new opportunities for young women with existing mental health issues including undiagnosed conditions through co- designed, gender and age appropriate, therapy.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to A Way Out
£207,000 18/08/2023
36
towards three years' running costs of the 'Blossom' project providing outreach and personal development for young women who are at risk of exploitation and/or abuse in Stockton on Tees and the Tees ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Psychotherapy
£7,600 30/03/2023
Towards specialist Psychotherapy.
County Durham Community Foundation - Blossom, Evolve, VAWG
£1,000 17/02/2023
High Sheriff 2023
County Durham Community Foundation - A Way Out
£3,000 08/02/2023
Sherburn House RIN grants
Trusthouse Charitable Foundation - Grant to A Way Out
£72,193 26/01/2023
50% of running costs over 3-years for family support services in Stockton on Tees.
County Durham Community Foundation - Evolve
£10,000 23/01/2023
To support the Evolve project.
The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund - Grant to A Way Out
£100,000 13/12/2022
Main Grant Unrestricted Core Costs
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to A Way Out
£50,000 07/12/2022
24
Unrestricted grant over two years towards the core costs of A Way Out
Lloyds Bank Foundation - One off gift towards cost of living crisis to A Way Out
£2,250 07/12/2022
One off gift to support with the cost of living crisis
County Durham Community Foundation - Blossom
£2,816 27/10/2022
Towards the core costs of the Blossom project.
National Lottery Community Fund - Rebuilding essential volunteer support for at-risk women and children
£9,999 21/10/2022
The funding will be used to employ a volunteer coordinator to rebuild the organisation’s bank of volunteers. This will enable the organisation to extend the reach of it’s work which supports ....more
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to A Way Out
£24,000 26/07/2022
Liberty - an outreach engagement and recovery service for women who are involved in or at risk of survival sex work
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Grant to A Way Out
£74,666 30/06/2022
Continuation funding for the organisation's Family Service.
Ministry of Justice - Women's Community Sector - Services & Interventions Funding
£3,639 01/04/2022
To further increase the sustainability of the sector, and to provide funding for services and interventions.
Ministry of Justice - Women's Community Sector - Core Costs Funding
£10,130 01/04/2022
To further increase the sustainability of the sector, and to provide funding for services and interventions.
County Durham Community Foundation - Blossom
£973 21/03/2022
Funding towards the running costs of project blossom
Smallwood Trust - Funding for distribution as grants to individuals
£5,000 16/12/2021
This initiative seeks to shift grant making power directly to local women’s organisations and services. Smallwood provides a block grant and organisations then award hardship grants to individual ....more
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to A Way Out
£3,000 21/10/2021
Supporting the charity's employability work
National Lottery Community Fund - A Way Out
£199,358 22/09/2021
48
The project will use the funding over four years to exapand and sustain its comprehensive support services for vulnerable girls and women with multiple disadvantages experiencing abuse harm and ....more
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to A Way Out
£24,000 26/04/2021
Liberty - an outreach engagement and recovery service for women who are involved in or at risk of survival sex work
Ministry of Justice - Women's Community Sector Core Costs Funding
£50,000 01/04/2021
To support organisations which are developing a whole systems approach to female offenders across the country.
County Durham Community Foundation - Social Action Group
£5,000 25/03/2021
To support social action group
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - costs of delivering support services
£500 11/02/2021
costs of delivering support services
Ministry of Justice - Women's Community Sector Funding
£39,892 06/01/2021
The womens community sector grants scheme offers £2.5 million in funding for core costs to promote greater financial stability throughout the sector.
County Durham Community Foundation - North East Sex Work Forum
£7,500 30/11/2020
To fund a part time Coordinator.
The Pilgrim Trust - Grant to A Way Out
£45,000 26/11/2020
36
A three-year grant towards Blossom, an early intervention project with vulnerable young women aged 16-25 who are at risk of becoming involved in survival sex work
Co-Operative Group - Grant to A Way Out
£7,034 24/10/2020
Young people would improve their wellbeing and increase their confidence and self esteem through our Get Active programme.
County Durham Community Foundation - learning for the future
£8,727 11/09/2020
Towards learning for the future.
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Variation grant to A Way Out
£11,884 24/07/2020
Grant to A Way Out meeting the additional costs of adapting services, premises or implementing other safety measures in response to the Covid pandemic.
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£86,697 17/07/2020
"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
BBC Children in Need - Grant to A Way Out
£2,090 17/06/2020
COVID19 - This grant will fund training costs, the purchase of mobile phones and tablets for staff to support the 60 children and young people who are experiencing poverty and are further impacted ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to A Way Out
£17,500 05/05/2020
6
towards unrestricted costs as a COVID-19 Fast Response grant
National Lottery Community Fund - Engaging Our Community
£10,000 22/04/2020
14
The funding will help raise awareness and understanding and to challenge negative stereotypes of those experiencing abuse harm and exploitation. The aim is to ensure their voice is heard and their ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - A Way Out
£4,920 14/04/2020
To support delivery of food & essential toiletries to vulnerable families/individuals affected by addiction, sexual abuse, homelessness, offending behaviour.
Tudor Trust - Grant to A Way Out
£2,000 13/03/2020
as a staff grant towards work tackling and preventing the exploitation of vulnerable women and children in Stockton on Tees and the surrounding area
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Running costs to develop and deliver an expanded training programme in Stockton-on-Tees
£22,650 14/02/2020
Running costs to develop and deliver an expanded training programme in Stockton-on-Tees
DCMS - Tampon Tax Fund - Ending Women's Homelessness
£30,199 29/10/2019
To develop Liberty (service for survival sex workers) to provide specialist support for complex, vulnerable and exploited women in Stockton to enable them to secure and sustain accommodation. A ....more
DCMS - Tampon Tax Fund - Ending Women's Homelessness
£15,100 29/10/2019
To develop Liberty (service for survival sex workers) to provide specialist support for complex, vulnerable and exploited women in Stockton to enable them to secure and sustain accommodation. A ....more
The Ballinger Charitable Trust - Grant to A Way Out
£45,000 20/09/2019
36
Youth project (primary-aged children)
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (3 Years) award
£60,000 10/07/2019
A Way Out
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Year 3: Running costs of the Liberty project, including the salary of the Project Leader
£28,800 01/04/2019
Year 3: Running costs of the Liberty project, including the salary of the Project Leader
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to A Way Out
£42,270 22/02/2019
12
Grant towards the Liberty Programme, supporting women into safe, appropriate housing.
DCMS - Liberty
£42,270 22/02/2019
A Way Out is a Stockton based charity working with vulnerable women. The award is for their Liberty Programme, supporting marginalised women into safe, appropriate housing.
Mercer's Charitable Foundation - Grant to A Way Out
£63,659 30/01/2019
36
Rise - support for families of women that are survival sex workers
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to A Way Out
£75,000 16/10/2018
36
Core cost investment will enable this Stockton on Tees based charity to continue and develop support for vulnerable women through their Liberty Project.
National Lottery Community Fund - North East Sex Workers Forum
£9,976 20/09/2018
12
The funding will provide support for sex workers in the community by encouraging effective partnership working between service providers so they can learn from each other. The project will engage ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to A Way Out
£111,038 27/06/2018
36
This project will support 8 to 14 year olds who are experiencing poverty, including 1-1 support, a social action project and transition support. Children and young people will develop relationships, ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to A Way Out
£105,000 10/04/2018
36
Towards unrestricted core costs to support sex workers with complex needs and influence practice of mainstream services.
Tudor Trust - Grant to A Way Out
£40,000 06/11/2017
24
over two years as unrestricted continuation funding for a charity working to tackle and prevent the exploitation of vulnerable women and children in Stockton on Tees and the surrounding area
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to A Way Out
£85,000 07/09/2017
36
towards three years' running costs of the salary of a Project Leader and running costs of the 'Liberty Project', which will provide outreach and a programme of interventions and activities for women ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - LIBERTY Project
£398,250 09/02/2017
60
The project aims to support sexually exploited women involved in opportunistic and survival sex work/prostitution. The group will focus on addressing the immediate need for safety and inclusion and ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - WGI Stage 2
£558,620 22/03/2016
48
The project aims to establish an outreach, engagement and targeted support service, working with young women aged 16-24 facing severe and multiple disadvantage, complex needs or vulnerabilities who ....more
Comic Relief - LIBERTY service
£90,000 16/03/2016
36
Local research has shown that there are in region of 375 of women trapped in prostitution in Stockton-On-Tees. They are highly marginalised, stigmatised and vulnerable to sexual and violent crime. ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to A Way Out
£75,000 07/01/2015
36
The charity provides a comprehensive and holistic outreach, engagement and therapeutic service to women engaged in opportunistic and survival sex work / prostitution.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to A Way Out
£1,000 05/01/2015
24
towards a two-night residential trip to an adventure centre for a group of disadvantaged children from Stockton-on-Tees
Tudor Trust - Grant to A Way Out
£90,000 27/08/2014
36
over three years as unrestricted continuation funding for an organisation working with vulnerable and hard-to -reach women, families and young people in Stockton on Tees
Northern Rock Foundation - Grant awarded to A Way Out (Tees Valley)
£79,998 13/05/2014
To provide outreach and recovery services for highly vulnerable women trapped by substance misuse, sexual exploitation and homlessness.
Northern Rock Foundation - Grant awarded to A Way Out (Tees Valley)
£2,500 28/04/2014
Towards the cost of two training courses for the whole staff team at A Way Out: dealing with challenging and aggressive behaviour and motivational interviewing skills.
Northern Rock Foundation - Grant awarded to A Way Out (Tees Valley)
£48,000 15/10/2013
Towards work with sexually exploited women in Stockton.
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to A Way Out
£20,000 27/01/2012
the salary costs of the Chief Executive Officer
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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: 36-68
  • HASSAN AL-BAHRANI Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Director Of It, Cyber And Data Security
  • MICHELLE CARR Appointed: 2020, Occupation: Director Of Msc Forensic Psychology
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 17/08/2010, number: 1137535
  • Registered at Companies House on 01/06/2007, number: 06265354
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
12 returns made; all on time
Main office

A Way Out, The Gate
Unit 1-2
Castlegate Quay
The Riverside
STOCKTON-ON-TEES
TS18 1BZ

Objectives

TO RELIEVE SUFFERING AND PROMOTE GOOD HEALTH AND THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION AMONGST MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY IN THE BOROUGH OF STOCKTON ON TEES AND SURROUNDING AREAS AFFECTED BY DRUGS, PARTICULARLY, BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY AMONGST WOMEN, CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE.TO PROVIDE OR ASSIST IN THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES IN THE INTEREST OF SOCIAL WELFARE FOR RECREATION OR OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE NEED OF SUCH FACILITIES BY REASON OF THEIR YOUTH, AGE, INFIRMITY OR DISABILITY, FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OR SOCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE.

Defined Area of Benefit:

STOCKTON ON TEES AND SURROUNDING AREAS.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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