Finance Score: 1
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 9
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • No PartB
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +9
Overall GiG Score: 16 ?

KAYAKS 

BASED IN A COMMUNITY COLLEGE, AND OFFICES, PROVIDING SUPPORT IN SPECIAL NEEDS/DISABILITY ISSUES. FOR KIDS WE PROVIDE, SOCIAL, RECREATIONAL,LEISURE ACTIVITIES,EXCURSIONS, RESIDENTIAL WEEKENDS,WIDER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES. FOR PARENTS/CARERS/SIBLINGS/FRIENDS, WE OFFER INFORMATION,SUPPORT,GUIDANCE,ADVICE,ADVOCACY, REPRESENTATION & WELLBEING. WE ARE INCLUDED IN THE BOROUGH'S SEND "LOCAL OFFER".
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There has been reasonable growth in spending over the last 3 years relative to the previous period, despite a decline more recently
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
Established: 10 years

thekayaks.website

ALISON.BLAND66@YAHOO.CO.UK

07847319889

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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
31/03/23£76£51£25n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/22*£51£60£-9n/an/an/an/an/a18
31/03/21£60£27£33n/an/an/an/an/a25
31/03/20£65£59£6n/an/an/an/an/a20
31/03/19£38£40£-2n/an/an/an/an/a20
31/03/18£50£40£10£0£0£0n/a00
27/03/17£44£46£-2£0£0£0n/a00
27/03/16£31£26£5£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
What it does
  • Disability
  • Education/Training
  • Recreation
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • People With Disabilities
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne City, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside, Sunderland,

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
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington£50,000
Mercer's Charitable Foundation£31,800
National Lottery Community Fund£17,020
Sport England£15,557
The Clothworkers Foundation£12,000
Trusthouse Charitable Foundation£9,000
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland£7,972
The Foyle Foundation£5,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Grant to The Kids And Young Adults Klub-Special needs support group (The Kayaks)
£50,000 29/06/2023
"Kare Kosts; Kayaks Kreate Karing Kommunity". Caring costs, in every sense, to ensure members are supported to continue to care.
Masonic Trust - MCF Matched Funding
£1,000 28/02/2023
Unrestricted matched funding in partnership with the local masonic province
Sport England - "Have tent will travel" (Kayaks Kanvas Kreates Kommunity)
£10,822 16/02/2023
This project will provide monthly trips to different locations to enable participants to take part in activities such as angling, paddle boarding, cycling and surfing. A range of sporting equipment ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to KAYAKS (Kids And Young Adults Klub-Special Needs support group)
£2,500 18/10/2022
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towards the cost of a three-night trip to Grinton Lodge Youth Hostel, Swaledale for 40 children with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities from disadvantaged communities in Tyne and Wear.
Trusthouse Charitable Foundation - Grant to Working Young CIC
£9,000 07/09/2022
45% of the running and salary costs for a CIC developing young people's employability skills through a bike repair programme in Hartcliffe, Bristol.
Sport England - COVID19 RETURN TO PLAY
£4,735 28/01/2022
Funding under Sport England's Return to Play - Small Grants funding programme for a Revenue project titled COVID19 RETURN TO PLAY. This project is a Multi Sports project, with a focus on younger ....more
The Foyle Foundation - Small Grants
£5,000 03/12/2021
towards new play/sensory equipment for children and young people with special needs
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to The Kayaks
£7,972 29/07/2021
Purchasing equipment for the Duke of Edinburgh leader training for committee members and volunteers in South Tyneside
County Durham Community Foundation - Grant to The Kayaks (Kids And Young Adults Klub-Special Needs support group.
£5,000 12/07/2021
To support organisation emerge from CV19
National Lottery Community Fund - The Kayaks Kommunity Kombat Korona
£7,420 06/11/2020
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The funding will provide a programme of weekly activities for their service users who are children young people and their families affected by special educational needs. This aims to reduce isolation ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Kids And Young Adults Klub Special Needs Support Group
£3,937 24/10/2020
We would like to organise an adventure activity residential experience, bringing children and families together to make precious memories.
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Kayaks
£12,000 24/09/2020
purchase vehicle for a charity that supports young people with disaiblites in Tyne and Wear
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£3,600 15/07/2020
"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
National Lottery Community Fund - Kayaks K.O.P.E with Covid Counselling
£9,600 30/04/2020
12
The funding will be used to provide a counselling service to families of children with Special Educational Needs and disabilities whilst they are unable to provide their usual outreach support. The ....more
Mercer's Charitable Foundation - COVID19 Rapid Response Fund Grant to The Kids And Young Adults Klub-Special needs support group (The Kayaks)
£4,800 03/04/2020
12
To provide counselling support to work with the families that are struggling the most as a result of the Covid-19 and the restrictions on movement.
Mercer's Charitable Foundation - Grant to The Kids And Young Adults Klub-Special needs support group (The Kayaks)
£27,000 08/10/2019
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Support and fitness sessions for the parents/carers of children with special needs.
National Lottery Community Fund - K.O.P.E. with the Kayaks.
£10,000 11/04/2019
12
The funding will provide a weekday support service and health and fitness programme for carers of children with SEN (Special Educational Needs).
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - KOPE (Kayaks Outreach Project Enterprise)
£5,000 10/10/2018
KOPE (Kayaks Outreach Project Enterprise)
Sport England - Kayaks Klimbing Higher
£7,224 09/01/2018
11
Funding under Sport England's Small Grants funding programme for a Revenue project titled Kayaks Klimbing Higher. This project is a Multi Sports project, with a focus on beneficiaries with a ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Kayaks Conquer Coniston - Thurston 2018
£10,000 11/10/2017
12
The project will hold adventure activities to bring together young people who have disabilities or special educational needs and their siblings. This will help the young people to improve their ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (5)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 30/09/2014, number: 1158725
Gift Aid
  • 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
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
8 returns made; AR22: 44 days late,
Main office

KAYAKS HUB
8 Horsley Hill Square
SOUTH SHIELDS
Tyne And Wear
NE34 7HE

Objectives

TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS TO HELP DEVELOP THEIR POTENTIAL THROUGH A RANGE OF EDUCATIONAL, SOCIAL, RECREATIONAL AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES IN A SAFE, SUPPORTING ENVIRONMENT.TO PROVIDE PRACTICAL HELP, SUPPORT AND ADVICE TO PARENTS AND CARERS.TO PROMOTE INFORMATION, EDUCATION AND AWARENESS ON SPECIAL NEEDS ISSUES TO THE WIDER COMMUNITY.TO DEVELOP SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES APPROPRIATE TO THE NEEDS OF THE GROUP.TO DEVELOP PARTNERSHIPS AND FRIENDSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITH OTHER GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS HAVING SIMILAR OBJECTS.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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