Finance Score: 2
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 1
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +1
Overall GiG Score: 9 ?

THE THINK AHEAD ORGANISATION 

The main objects of the Charity are: The advancement of education and training in particular in the fields of mental health care, social work and social care and allied fields. The advancement of physical and mental health to improve standards of social care. To raise the awareness of mental health issues and promote research for the education of the public. The relief of those in need.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There has been reasonable growth in spending over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are unusually 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

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£8,978£8,876£102£16£1,045£1,0451.4330
31/03/22£8,904£8,038£866£0£943£9351.4310
31/03/21£6,986£6,958£29£9£76£760.1300
31/03/20£6,907£6,880£27£8£48£480.1300
31/03/19£6,563£6,676£-113£0£21£210250
31/03/18£5,797£5,723£74£0£134£110200
31/03/17£4,166£4,105£61£0£61£30170

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0.2%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0.2%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 6%
Highest pay band: £80,000-£90,000
Liabilities/Assets: 77%
Liabilities/Income: 40%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 100%
Reserves/Spending: 1.4 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 1 months
Quick Ratio: 1.3
Asset Split ?
Established: 8 years

www.thinkahead.org

admin@thinkahead.org

02034044453

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Disability
  • Education/Training
  • Other Charitable Purposes
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Mental health and addiction
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Throughout England,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind
Who works here?
  • 33 employees

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
Department of Health - Think Ahead programme
£6,981,000 01/04/2019
Think Ahead supports Department of Health and government priorities. By applying the Teach First model to mental health, it will: improve the lives of people and families experiencing mental illness; ....more
Department of Health - Think Ahead programme
£6,736,000 01/04/2018
Think Ahead supports Department of Health and government priorities. By applying the Teach First model to mental health, it will: improve the lives of people and families experiencing mental illness; ....more
Department of Health - Think Ahead programme
£6,000,000 01/04/2017
Think Ahead supports Department of Health and government priorities. By applying the Teach First model to mental health, it will: improve the lives of people and families experiencing mental illness; ....more

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (11)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 10/11 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 29-85
  • DR RUTH ALLEN Appointed: 2016, Occupation: Director Of Social Work
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 18/04/2016, number: 1166577
  • Registered at Companies House on 19/02/2016, number: 10015893
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • Engaging external speakers at charity events policy and procedures
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Social media 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

Unit 318
Record Hall
16-16A Baldwins Gardens
London

Objectives

THE OBJECTS OF THE CHARITY ARE:THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN PARTICULAR (BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION) IN THE FIELDS OF MENTAL HEALTH CARE, SOCIAL WORK (INCLUDING IN RELATION TO MENTAL HEALTH) AND SOCIAL CARE AND ALLIED FIELDS BY PROVIDING TRAINING COURSES WHICH COMBINE STUDY-BASED LEARNING AND SUPERVISED PRACTICE-BASED LEARNING, AND BY ANY OTHER RELEVANT METHODS.THE ADVANCEMENT OF PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH AND THE PREVENTION AND RELIEF OF POVERTY, IN PARTICULAR (BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION) BY PROMOTING HIGH QUALITY PRACTICE AND LEADERSHIP IN THE FIELDS OF MENTAL HEALTH CARE, SOCIAL WORK (INCLUDING IN RELATION TO MENTAL HEALTH) AND SOCIAL CARE AND ALLIED FIELDS TO IMPROVE STANDARDS OF SOCIAL CARE. TO RAISE THE AWARENESS OF MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AND PROMOTE RESEARCH (AND PUBLICATION OF THE USEFUL RESULTS) FOR THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC.THE RELIEF OF THOSE IN NEED BECAUSE OF YOUTH, AGE, ILL-HEALTH, DISABILITY, FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OR OTHER DISADVANTAGE.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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