Finance Score: -5
Governance Score: -2
Support Score: 7
  • Multiple Deficits and declines: -5
  • No PartB
  • No volunteer policy: -2
  • No conflicts policy: -1
  • Only 3 Trustees: -2
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +7
Overall GiG Score: 0 ?

OBLIQUE ARTS 

Oblique Arts is an artist led non profit making organisation. We enable communities to work with us and provide spectacular and innovative multi media urban installations and digital art outcomes. We specialise in working with at risk young people and hard to reach communities. Our projects empower our participants to explore their creative potential through high quality visual arts projects.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • 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

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Although this charity works with volunteers it does not have a Volunteer Management policy
  • This charity does not have a Conflict of Interests policy
  • There are only 3 trustees
  • 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
  • Income has been volatile and on several occasions in recent years less than spending

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£50£62£-12n/an/an/an/an/a12
31/03/22£30£54£-24n/an/an/an/an/a6
31/03/21£81£41£40n/an/an/an/an/a12
31/03/20£76£61£15n/an/an/an/an/a12
31/03/19£59£65£-6n/an/an/an/an/a15
31/03/18£66£56£10£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£34£22£12£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£16£24£-7£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£33£41£-8£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£46£26£20£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13*£38£35£3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£4£11£-7£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 13 years

www.oblique-arts.com

mail@obliquearts.co.uk

01223719590

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Education/Training
GiG Classification
  • Performing and visual arts
How it operates
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Throughout London,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin
  • The General Public/Mankind

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
DCMS£51,000
National Lottery Community Fund£19,320
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation£14,350
The Funding Network£6,997
Co-Operative Group£1,593
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation - GRT (Gypsy Roma Traveller) Working Together
£9,600 03/10/2023
towards an advocacy and support project for members of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities to enable them to secure housing, education and benefits
National Lottery Community Fund - GRT (Gypsy; Roma; Traveller) Art & Advocacy Project
£9,470 07/07/2023
The funding will be used to expand there advocacy support services for the Gypsy Roma and traveller community. The project will help people with a variety of support including helping with access to ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Oblique Arts Creative Curiosity Walks
£1,593 22/10/2022
We'd like to offer Creative Curiosity Walks in nature, for the physical and mental wellbeing of vulnerable adults. A lead and support tutor will address isolation with art and social engagement.
National Lottery Community Fund - Art & Nature: Wellbeing connections
£9,850 19/11/2021
The funding will be used to support people with mental health issues and those who are isolated living alone or elderly through weekly themed community walks that explore nature and creativity. The ....more
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation - Grant to Oblique Arts
£4,750 15/05/2020
6
to offer a phone advocacy helpline (3 days per week - for one year) for 750 vulnerable people in Gypsy, Roma & Traveller communities, and support for access to services, benefits and provision ....more
DCMS - Re-opening with resilience
£51,000 01/04/2020
To support Arts and Culture throughout England
The Funding Network - Core Funding for Social Change
£6,997 23/03/2020
We aim to enrich the lives and enhance the capabilities of the disadvantaged groups we work with, giving them pleasure, hope and a stronger place in society.
National Lottery Community Fund - Young Travellers - fulfilling our potential
£9,720 24/01/2018
12
This project will provide workshops for people in travelling communities who are not in formal education, where they will take part in creative activities and learn literacy skills, as well as ....more
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Oblique Arts
£27,300 28/03/2017
Oral Histories: Roma and Traveller Communities in Cambridge
Tudor Trust - Grant to Oblique Arts
£24,000 10/01/2014
36
over three years towards the salary of a part-time administrator at an arts project which works with hard-to-reach communities in Cambridge and London
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (3)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 30/06/2011, number: 1142653
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
Filing Record
12 returns made; AR13: 65 days late,
Main office

14 COCKBURN STREET
CAMBRIDGE
CB1 3NB

Objectives

TO PROMOTE, MAINTAIN,IMPROVE AND ADVANCE EDUCATION BY THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF THE ARTS INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE ARTS OF DRAMA, MIME, DANCE, SINGING AND MUSIC.

Defined Area of Benefit:

THROUGHOUT LONDON, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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