Finance Score: 1
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 11
  • Deficit latest year: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +11
Overall GiG Score: 21 ?

SALE SHARKS FOUNDATION 

To promote community participation in healthy recreation by providing or assisting to provide facilities for the playing of sports, recreation or other leisure time occupation capable of improving health or for people who require such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, poverty, social and economic circumstances or for the public at large
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers recently
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are low relative to funds raised
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity is not recognised by HMRC for Gift Aid according to its latest published return

Financial issues to consider:

  • Income was lower than spending in the latest year

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
30/06/23£886£989£-103£59£464£4645.6270
30/06/22£820£807£13£65£567£5678.4210
30/06/21£702£709£-7£36£554£5519.3212
30/06/20£799£828£-29£40£561£5447.9192
30/06/19£866£863£3£29£590£5728280
30/06/18£878£775£103£267£587£5538.6260
30/06/17£799£632£167£308£484£4849.2210
30/06/16£665£563£102£0£317£3176.8160
30/06/15£477£379£98£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/14£403£276£127£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/13£260£203£57£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 6.6%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 5.9%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 28%
Liabilities/Income: 20%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 100%
Reserves/Spending: 5.6 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 5 months
Quick Ratio: 2.9
Asset Split ?
Established: 13 years

www.salesharks.com

Foundation@salesharks.com

0161 672 9928

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Amateur Sport
  • Disability
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Recreation
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Amusement and recreation services
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Individuals
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout England,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin
  • People With Disabilities
  • 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
National Lottery Community Fund£184,450
Ministry of Defence£111,640
Henry Smith Charity£83,900
DCMS£56,720
Masonic Trust£50,100
Trafford Housing Trust Social Investment£48,521
National Lottery Heritage Fund£37,800
Charles Hayward Foundation£36,600
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to Sharks Community Trust
£18,300 29/11/2023
Tackling Challenges - early intervention program at risk young people
Sport England - Fit to Play
£9,845 09/05/2023
Fit to Play’ offers a new programme of accessible physical activity for inactive older residents living in Wythenshawe, Manchester. Sale Sharks Foundation will deliver two, weekly ninety-minute ....more
Masonic Trust - MCF Large Grant
£50,100 16/03/2023
Breaking Barriers - a sport and life skills programme for children and young people with a hearing impairment.
National Lottery Community Fund - Brighter Futures
£169,770 24/01/2023
The funding will be used to deliver a new programme of social physical and empowerment activities to 330 young people (11-18 years old) within the Partington Broomwood and Old Trafford communities of ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Sharks Community Trust
£83,900 06/12/2022
36
towards three years' running costs of the ‘Breaking Barriers’ project, providing holistic wellbeing and educational activities for children and young people who have a hearing impairment in ....more
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to Sharks Community Trust
£18,300 25/11/2022
Tackling Challenges - early intervention program at risk young people
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£5,000 10/06/2022
24
Game Plan
Ministry of Defence - OVA Afghanistan Veterans' Fund
£28,750 11/03/2022
To increase capacity in services and initiatives that offer supportive comradeship, engagement and wellbeing efforts for those in the Armed Forces community impacted by events in Afghanistan, and the ....more
Ministry of Defence - Covenant Fund
£9,950 11/02/2022
For local projects that reduce isolation and promote integration
Trafford Housing Trust Social Investment - Sharks Futures
£24,730 11/01/2022
Sharks Futures is a project to support engagement, aspiration, and metal wellbeing with 11–16-year-olds in Trafford youth groups as well as community outreach, targeted mainly at those nearest to ....more
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Sharks Community Trust
£37,800 02/03/2021
NL20:Inspiring Generations
Ministry of Defence - Covenant Fund
£35,000 12/02/2021
Address social isolation by targeting specific groups within the Armed Forces community who are traditionally harder to reach.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£5,000 29/01/2021
24
Game Plan
Trafford Housing Trust Social Investment - Gain the Advantage
£23,791 24/11/2020
Advantage is a post 16 training provider, delivering in Trafford at Sale West Community Centre. The programme specialises in providing training programmes for young people who have recently left ....more
Ministry of Defence - Covenant Fund
£19,570 13/11/2020
For community projects that reduce isolation and promote integration
Cheshire Community Foundation - Head Start
£3,670 04/11/2020
Sharks Community Trust is the charitable arm of Sale Sharks and our mission is to use sport as a catalyst to improve the lives of all those living in the North West. ‘Head Start’ will be ....more
Sport England - Sharks Rugby For All
£7,822 19/10/2020
12
Funding under Sport England's Small Grants funding programme for a Revenue project titled Sharks Rugby For All . This project is a Rugby Union project, with a focus on beneficiaries with a disability.
True Colours Trust - Fitness activities for young people with disabilities – COVID19 response
£4,500 06/10/2020
Fitness activities for young people with disabilities – COVID19 response
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£56,720 05/10/2020
"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
Ministry of Defence - Covenant Fund
£9,140 14/08/2020
Small grants of up to £10,000 towards creative and engaging projects, that can be delivered under social restrictions, for people from Armed Forces communities who are isolated as a result of the ....more
Cheshire Community Foundation - Grant to Sharks Community Trust
£2,500 25/06/2020
Sharks Community Trust is seeking funding to try to replace some of the income that has been lost during this period to try to maintain our key mental health programmes which are much needed during ....more
Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust - COVID IMPACT FUND
£9,230 25/06/2020
Funding enabled the group to develop their Sharks Forces project into an accessible online programme, offering structured weekly personal development, physical activity and mental resilience sessions ....more
Comic Relief - Sharks Community Trust Recovery Funding
£20,500 23/06/2020
6
COVID19 Recovery funding
Ministry of Defence - Covid-19 Impact Fund
£9,230 15/06/2020
To maintain services and activities where organisations' finances had been impacted by Covid
National Lottery Community Fund - 'Stronger Together' - Covid-19 response
£14,680 26/05/2020
5
The group aims to improve the health wellbeing and employment outcomes for the most deprived people in the area. During the pandemic the organisation will provide critical support to groups most ....more
Department for Work and Pensions - FSF Partnership Sharks Community Trust
£3,060 01/04/2020
To move claimants either into work or closer to work.
Cheshire Community Foundation - Set the Pace
£4,253 11/03/2019
Sharks Community Trust use rugby as the vehicle to make an impact and change the lives of the local community across the North West. Set the Pace project aims to deliver a reduction in social ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Sharks Community Trust
£29,290 30/07/2018
36
This project will deliver an issue-based programme for young people experiencing poor mental health who are living in Salford. Resilience will improve and young people will have a better ....more
Ministry of Defence - ALB - Armed forces Covenant Fund Trust- Covenent Fund
£19,737 01/04/2018
Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants for local projects that support community integration or local delivery of services.
Sport England - Great Grey Sharks
£8,190 14/03/2018
13
Funding under Sport England's Small Grants funding programme for a Revenue project titled Great Grey Sharks. This project lists its main activity as Rugby Union
DCMS - ALB-Great Grey Sharks
£8,190 14/03/2018
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Comic Relief - Sharks Team Talk
£93,570 24/01/2018
44
Sharks Team Talk will use rugby as a basis for tackling loneliness, social isolation and dementia amongst people aged 60 plus. The project will run weekly walking rugby and social activities in four ....more
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to Sale Sharks Community Trust
£3,900 01/12/2017
Towards purchasing two wheelchairs for a wheelchair sports programme.
National Lottery Community Fund - Balls To That
£9,800 28/06/2017
12
The group will raise awareness of male mental health and suicide using rugby as a vehicle for engagement. This will encourage men to discuss their mental health and seek support, with the aim of ....more
Ministry of Defence - Local Grants 2017/18
£18,960 01/04/2017
Community Integration and Local Service Delivery
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Sharks Community Trust
£86,124 11/10/2016
36
This grant will deliver life skills and wellbeing sessions, alongside sports activities, at Sale Shark's RUFC training ground.
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How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 45-87
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 19/07/2011, number: 1142956
  • Registered at Companies House on 06/12/2010, number: 07461043
Gift Aid
  • NOT 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
Filing Record
11 returns made; all on time
Main office

Sale Sharks
31 Carrington Lane
Carrington
MANCHESTER
M31 4AB

Objectives

4.THE CHARITY OBJECTS (THE OBJECTS) ARE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC GENERALLY, BOTH IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND OVERSEAS AND, IN PARTICULAR, THE INHABITANTS OF LANCASHIRE, CHESHIRE, GREATER MANCHESTER, AND THEIR SURROUNDING AREAS:-4.1 TO PROMOTE COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN HEALTHY RECREATION BY PROVIDING FACILITIES FOR THE PLAYING OF RUGBY UNION AND OTHER SPORTS CAPABLE OF IMPROVING HEALTH (FACILITIES IN THIS ARTICLE MEANS LAND, BUILDINGS, EQUIPMENT AND ORGANISING SPORTING ACTIVITIES);4.2 TO PROVIDE AND ASSIST IN PROVIDING FACILITIES FOR SPORT, RECREATION OR OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION OF SUCH PERSONS WHO HAVE NEED FOR SUCH FACILITIES BY REASON OF THEIR YOUTH, AGE, INFIRMITY OR DISABLEMENT, POVERTY OR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES OR FOR THE PUBLIC AT LARGE IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE; 4.3 TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN AND OTHER PERSONS THROUGH SUCH MEANS AS THE TRUSTEES THINK FIT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW OF CHARITY; AND4.4 FOR THE GENERAL PURPOSES OF SUCH CHARITABLE BODIES OR FOR SUCH OTHER EXCLUSIVELY CHARITABLE PURPOSES IN EACH CASE AS THE TRUSTEES MAY FROM TIME TO TIME DECIDE.

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