Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: -3
Support Score: 5
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • No PartB
  • No volunteer policy: -2
  • Only 4 Trustees: -1
  • Grant maker support: +5
Overall GiG Score: 2 ?

US 

uS supports young people aged between 12 and 25 with or at risk of developing mental health difficulties, helping them to become physically active and transform their lives.uS currently delivers on an outreach basis, funding sports and other fitness activities to small groups and individuals. In addition to this offer, uS plans to open a centre, housing sports and fitness and other facilities.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers recently
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Although this charity works with volunteers it does not have a Volunteer Management policy
  • There are only 4 trustees

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending
Established: 8 years

www.usactive.org.uk

info@usactive.org.uk

01912132361

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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£65£71£-6n/an/an/an/an/a10
31/03/22£88£55£33n/an/an/an/an/a10
31/03/21£45£53£-8n/an/an/an/an/a12
31/03/20£28£46£-18n/an/an/an/an/a8
31/03/19£61£40£20n/an/an/an/an/a14
31/03/18£68£24£44£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£23£5£18£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Listed activities
  • Disability
  • Recreation
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Individuals
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne City, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside, Sunderland,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People With Disabilities
Who works here?
  • Unknown number of employees
  • 10 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
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd£16,342
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland£10,000
National Lottery Community Fund£9,975
Co-Operative Group£3,579
County Durham Community Foundation£2,021
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Co-Operative Group - Grant to US Charity
£3,579 22/10/2022
We will organise fitness/yoga event days during school holidays for young people with, or at risk of, mental health difficulties to reduce isolation, build confidence, lift mood and improve wellbeing.
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to US
£10,000 02/09/2021
Delivering sport and fitness activities for 16-25 year olds who are experiencing mental health issues in North East England
National Lottery Community Fund - The US Active Programme
£9,975 16/07/2021
The project will use the funding to provide sport and physical activity sessions and support for young people experiencing ill mental health. The project will involve one-to-one and small group ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Supporting communities through sport and fitness
£2,021 11/06/2021
Supporting communities through sport and fitness
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Supporting young people with mental health challenges in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland in response to the Covid-19 pandemic
£8,175 14/08/2020
Supporting young people with mental health challenges in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland in response to the Covid-19 pandemic
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - supporting young people with mental health challenges in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland in response to the Covid-19 pandemic
£8,167 14/08/2020
supporting young people with mental health challenges in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland in response to the Covid-19 pandemic
Co-Operative Group - Grant to US
£3,242 19/11/2018
Money will be spent on specialist coaches, venue hire and equipment, as well as key worker time to individually support young people.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (4)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 11/04/2016, number: 1166464
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
Filing Record
7 returns made; all on time
Main office

60 ELMFIELD ROAD
GOSFORTH
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
NE3 4BD

Objectives

THE OBJECTS OF THE CIO NAMED US ARE: (1) TO ADVANCE THE HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN NORTHUMBERLAND AND TYNE AND WEAR AGED BETWEEN 14 AND 25 YEARS WHO EXPERIENCE OR ARE AT RISK OF MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AND/OR NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS (AND THEIR PARENTS/CARERS) BY SUCH CHARITABLE MEANS AS THE TRUSTEES SEE FIT FROM TIME TO TIME IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY BY: - ENGAGING WITH THEM IN AMATEUR SPORTS AND OTHER PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES (INCLUDING RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES) THAT HAVE A PROVEN BENEFICIAL EFFECT ON PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH; AND- THROUGH THE PROVISION (OR SUPPORTING THE PROVISION) OF HEALTHY EATING AND COOKING WORKSHOPS;WITH THE AIM OF IMPROVING THEIR: QUALITY OF LIFE; MENTAL AND PHYSICAL GOOD HEALTH; EDUCATIONAL PERFORMANCE AND EMPLOYABILITY; AND BY HELPING THEM DEVELOP POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS; RAISING AND IMPROVING THEIR SELF-ESTEEM, HAPPINESS AND PLEASURE FROM UNDERTAKING SUCH ACTIVITIES FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT. (2) TO ACT AS A RESOURCE FOR, RELIEVE THE NEEDS OF AND HELP YOUNG PEOPLE (AGED BETWEEN 14 AND 25 YEARS) BY PLAYING AN ACTIVE PART IN THE LONG AND SHORT TERM PLANNING AND DELIVERY OF CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES FOR THEIR BENEFIT IN ORDER TO DEVELOP THEIR ORGANISATIONAL AND PRACTICAL SKILLS, WHILST ENSURING THAT THOSE PLANNED ACTIVITIES MEET THEIR NEEDS (AS BENEFICIARIES) SO THAT THEY CAN MAKE A POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION TO FAMILY AND COMMUNITY LIFE FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT. NOTHING IN THIS CONSTITUTION SHALL AUTHORISE AN APPLICATION OF THE PROPERTY OF THE CIO FOR THE PURPOSES WHICH ARE NOT CHARITABLE.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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