Finance Score: -3
Governance Score: 2
Support Score: 2
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Excess reserves: -5
  • Spending falling: -1
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Mainly male board: -1
  • Grant maker support: +2
Overall GiG Score: 1 ?

AIR CADET CHARITY CIO 

The Charity is intended to be of direct benefit for Air Training Corps personnel & cadets. To support principal activities such as Corps Sport - Athletics, Soccer, Swimming, Cross Country, Rugby, Netball, Hockey, Corps Activities. Leadership Cses, Nijmegan Marches, Parachuting, BTEC, DofE, Air Cadet Magazine, IACE, Flying Scholarships, Corps Music, 2 Adv Trg Centres, 12 Rgnl Activity Centres etc.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received modest backing from multiple prominent grant makers recently
  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board is predominantly male

Financial issues to consider:

  • This charity has substantial assets and unrestricted reserves of £3,720,240 available, equivalent to 86 months of spending and so may not be able to utilise additional funding
  • Spending has fallen significantly over the last 5 years relative to the previous period
  • Income has been volatile recently and was substantially in excess of spending in the latest year
Established: 9 years

http://www.raf.mod.uk/aircadets/

info@aircadetcharity.org.uk

01400 214021

Charity Commission for England and Wales
UN SDGs
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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£961£518£444£0£4,478£3,72086.213
31/03/22£793£438£354£0£4,101£3,3609203
31/03/21£51£392£-341n/an/an/an/an/a6
31/03/20£1,409£1,433£-24£0£3,829£3,08625.800
31/03/19£1,897£1,724£173£0£3,997£3,23422.500
31/03/18£1,415£1,460£-46£0£3,781£3,13125.700
31/03/17£1,475£1,526£-51£0£3,830£3,19025.100
31/03/16£4,715£1,030£3,685£0£3,673£2,95934.500

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 0%
Liabilities/Income: 1%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 83%
Reserves/Spending: 86.2 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 83 months
Quick Ratio: 247.8
Asset Split ?
Listed activities
  • Amateur Sport
  • Armed Forces/Emergency Service Efficiency
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Individuals
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides other finance
Where it operates
  • Cyprus, Germany, Gibraltar, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • The General Public/Mankind
Who works here?
  • 1 employee
  • 3 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
Co-Operative Group£40,109
Masonic Trust£2,393
County Durham Community Foundation£1,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Co-Operative Group - Grant to 92 Chorley Sqn ATC
£1,678 21/10/2023
We would like to provide archery equipment to give air cadets the opportunity to safely partake in the discipline of archery.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Penkridge 2415 Royal Air Force Air Cadets
£2,531 21/10/2023
We would like to buy paddle boards, life jackets, helmets and oars to be able to teach the cadets how to paddle board, which we can use for years to come.
Masonic Trust - MCF Matched Funding
£2,393 31/10/2022
Unrestricted matched funding in partnership with the local masonic province
County Durham Community Foundation - High Sheriff Award 2018
£1,000 16/02/2022
High Sheriff Award 2022
Co-Operative Group - Grant to 1163 (Colne Valley) Squadron ATC
£843 23/10/2021
The purchase of an immersive flight simulator and audio visual upgrades will enhance the delivery of aviation training to young adults.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to 317 Failsworth Royal Air Forces Air Cadets
£1,730 23/10/2021
We would like to provide the tools and equipment to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh's Awards expeditions and also continue to provide synthetic flying training.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to 2434 Squadron Church Fenton Air Cadets
£2,883 24/10/2020
We would like to expand the squadron facilities, as with over 50 cadets we are nearing capacity and have had to introduce a waiting list.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Boston Air Cadets
£3,257 24/10/2020
We intend to invest in new sports equipment for our cadets, and equipment for the Duke of Edinburgh award expeditions.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to 1123 (Hooton Park) Squadron Air Training Corps
£3,913 24/10/2020
We would like to buy new adventure training and sports equipment to update or replace equipment that we have had for a number of years.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to 169 (St Blazey) Squadron, RAF Air Cadets
£4,451 24/10/2020
We would like to replace our ageing Duke of Edinburgh's Award equipment. The scheme gives qualifications to young people in our community.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to 1248 Prudhoe Squadron Air Training Corps
£7,219 24/10/2020
We would like to purchase sports and training equipment, and raise funds for a minibus to offer a greater spectrum of activities to cadets.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to 460 Dunstable Air Cadets, the Future Pilots
£7,626 24/10/2020
Each cadet will be able to control the simulator and gain experience on virtually flying a plane.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to 1387 (Liskeard) Squadron Duke of Edinburgh Award
£3,977 15/11/2019
To support our cadets completing their D of E Awards, we would like to buy equipment that is needed for expeditions and developing skills.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 16/03/2015, number: 1160910
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
Policies in force
  • 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
  • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
Filing Record
8 returns made; all on time
Main office

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CRANWELL
SLEAFORD
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Objectives

THE OBJECTS OF THE CIO ARE TO CARRY ON SUCH CHARITABLE PURPOSES AS THE CHARITY TRUSTEES FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FIT FOR THE BENEFIT OF AIR TRAINING CORPS AND CADETS; AND WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING TO PROVIDE SUPPORT AND ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WHICH DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS, CAPACITIES AND CAPABILITIES TO ENABLE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN SOCIETY AS MATURE AND RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUALS.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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