Finance Score: 3
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 8
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +8
Overall GiG Score: 20 ?

RECOVERY CONNECTIONS 

Recovery Connections is a user-led, recovery support service and Registered Charity. We provide therapeutic treatment, support, residential rehabilitation and practical solutions to people on a recovery pathway. Recovery Connections was established as a peer led organisation to offer visible recovery and be led by the community it serves.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • 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 low relative to funds raised
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government
  • 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
  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • Unrestricted reserves appear to be dangerously low at the latest year end

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£2,332£2,249£83£211£1,056£1700.975159
31/03/22£2,032£1,723£308£290£972£1190.85658
31/03/21£1,553£1,285£268£241£664£2712.54941
31/03/20£1,046£1,081£-35£154£440£2312.64336
31/03/19£812£840£-29£0£431£2673.82832
31/03/18£630£685£-56£0£460£881.5220
31/03/17£812£622£189£0£515£4468.6200
31/03/16£566£518£48£0£326£1573.6200
31/03/15£529£576£-48£8£279£1533.2210
31/03/14£557£465£91£8£326£2095.4170
31/03/13*£453£387£66£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 9.5%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 9.4%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 3%
Highest pay band: £60,000-£70,000
Liabilities/Assets: 17%
Liabilities/Income: 9%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 16%
Reserves/Spending: 0.9 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 5 months
Quick Ratio: 4.2
Asset Split ?
Established: 12 years
(16 years as a company)

www.recoveryconnections.org.uk

DOT.TURTON@RECOVERYCONNECTIONS.ORG.UK

01642351976

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Education/Training
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Other specialist outpatient services
How it operates
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Gateshead, Middlesbrough, Redcar And Cleveland, Stockton-on-tees,
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups
Who works here?
  • 75 employees
  • 159 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.

Major supporters in last 5 years
National Lottery Community Fund£347,339
The Ballinger Charitable Trust£45,000
Lloyds Bank Foundation£33,000
DCMS£10,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Coronation. A Community Celebration
£10,000 17/03/2023
The funding will be used to host community events in each of their locations Middlesbrough Gateshead Stockton and Sunderland to celebrate the King's Coronation. This project aims to bring people ....more
The Ballinger Charitable Trust - Grant to Recovery Connections
£15,000 09/09/2022
Unrestricted funding.
National Lottery Community Fund - Platinum Jubilee. A Community Celebration.
£10,000 18/03/2022
The funding will be used to host community events to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. This project will bring people together who share lived experience of trauma and addiction. This will ....more
The Ballinger Charitable Trust - Grant to Recovery Connections
£15,000 01/10/2021
Unrestricted funding.
The Ballinger Charitable Trust - Grant to Recovery Connections
£15,000 18/09/2020
12
Supporting those affected by substance abuse
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£10,000 07/07/2020
"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
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Recovery Connections
£33,000 21/05/2020
12
One year core funding to support Recovery Connections to sustain their work to support work addressing Addiction and Dependency Complex Social Issue (CSI) during COVID19
County Durham Community Foundation - Recovery Talk
£1,500 27/04/2020
To support a Recovery Talk project.
National Lottery Community Fund - Trauma Intervention and Peer Education
£327,339 17/12/2019
36
The funding will bring people together who share lived experience of trauma and addiction, with the aim of using peer support and group services to tackle their issues and improve wellbeing.
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Recovery Connections
£5,000 18/03/2019
6
Grant through the Collaboration Action Fund.
National Lottery Community Fund - Recovery to Wellness Coaching
£9,800 10/05/2018
12
The group will provide recovery and wellness coaching training for their ambassadors and volunteers. This will improve the group's services and provide interventions and self-help techniques for ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Hope North East
£71,723 22/11/2016
36
towards the cost of employing a sustainable housing lead to support people recovering from drug and alcohol addictions to find and keep accommodation, enabling individuals to live independently in ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Beechwood Community Garden Project
£10,000 23/09/2015
12
The organisation will use the funding to create a new community garden for people recovering from addiction. This will provide positive activities to aid their recovery, a social network for their ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 36-81
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 19/06/2012, number: 1147748
  • Registered at Companies House on 26/03/2008, number: 06545431
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Other Regulators
  • Care Quality Commission
  • Financial Conduct Authority
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
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
11 returns made; AR13: 57 days late,
Main office

112-114 Marton Road
Middlesbrough
Cleveland
TS1 2DY

Objectives

TO RELIEVE THE SUFFERING OF INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES RESIDENT IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND, WHO SUFFER FROM OR ARE AFFECTED BY: - A. SUBSTANCE MISUSE; B. ISOLATION; C. POVERTY; D. UNEMPLOYMENT; E. OFFENDING; F. HOMELESSNESS; G. TRAUMA; H. MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES; OR I. RELATED COMPLEX NEEDS, BY PROVIDING PEER-LED TRAINING, SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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