Finance Score: 6
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 3
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Poor Liquidity: -1
  • Good Reserves: +1Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Gov Income
  • Grant maker support: +3
Overall GiG Score: 18 ?

THE MESSAGE ENTERPRISE CENTRE 

We work with ex-offenders and those at risk of offending. Our programme starts with providing full time jobs in one of our businesses, gaining valuable work experience and skills as well as on the job training and support. Through this work we give people the chance to overcome the cycles of reoffending and continue to transform their lives as they grow in their Christian faith.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received Government grants
  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • 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

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:

  • Liquidity appears to have been slender at the latest year end but unrestricted reserves are available
Established: 12 years

http://www.themec.org.uk

info@message.org.uk

01619462300

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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
31/08/22£1,243£1,326£-83£0£3,388£3,38430.61660
31/08/21£1,341£1,103£238£0£3,125£3,04533.12060
31/08/20£1,476£1,106£369£6£2,188£2,05522.32460
31/08/19£2,315£927£1,388£1£1,764£1,58920.61852
31/08/18£1,065£1,065£0£0£361£18122752
31/08/17£1,154£1,068£85£2£353£680.8280
31/08/16£1,022£907£115£3£226£1181.6220
31/08/15£1,032£1,043£-11£5£111£190.2230
31/08/14£871£756£114£19£122£130.2190
31/08/13£577£651£-75£7£8£80.1140

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 6%
Liabilities/Income: 16%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 100%
Reserves/Spending: 30.6 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: -1 months
Quick Ratio: 0.1
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Religious Activities
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
Who works here?
  • 16 employees
  • 60 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
How it operates
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Manchester City,

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
Months
To be used for
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Message Enterprise Centre
£60,000 12/06/2014
36
towards three years' running costs of an organisation providing employment, accommodation and support for young ex-offenders from Greater Manchester

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (5)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 42-79
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 17/05/2012, number: 1147287
  • Registered at Companies House on 28/12/2011, number: 07892774
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
10 returns made; all on time
Main office

Message Enterprise Centre
6 Harper Road
Sharston Industrial Area
Manchester
M22 4RG

Objectives

TO ADVANCE THE CHRISTIAN FAITH AND RELIEVE UNEMPLOYMENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC WITH A SPECIFIC FOCUS ON YOUNG PEOPLE AND VULNERABLE ADULTS WHO ARE AT RISK OF REOFFENDING OR WHO HAVE POOR EMPLOYMENT POTENTIAL, THROUGH EDUCATION, ENTERPRISE, BEFRIENDING, MENTORING, FAITH-BASED ACTIVITIES AND OUTREACH.?

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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