Finance Score: 1
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 16
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +13
Overall GiG Score: 20 ?

AMBITION, ASPIRE, ACHIEVE 

Ambition, Aspire, Achieve focuses on the communities of Newham and East London. We work in partnership with, and receive referrals schools, education welfare services, health visitors, family and child consultation services, community mental health teams, probation services, family support groups, disability support groups, community organisations and youth offending teams.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • There has been reasonable growth in spending over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • There have been no income shortfalls in recent years
  • 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 gender

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£932£814£118£0£545£409629290
31/03/22£835£748£86£0£427£3635.828183
31/03/21£836£644£192£0£341£3135.82798
31/03/20£622£577£45£3£149£1382.923230
31/03/19£613£595£17£3£104£731.514305
31/03/18£549£480£69£0£87£812130
31/03/17£149£131£18£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 38%
Liabilities/Income: 35%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 75%
Reserves/Spending: 6 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 8 months
Quick Ratio: 2.7
Asset Split ?
Established: 8 years

www.theaaazone.com

jonny@theaaazone.com

02075114253

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Disability
  • Recreation
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Services for people with disabilities
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Barking And Dagenham, Essex, Hackney, Haringey, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • People With Disabilities

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
City Bridge Trust£236,250
BBC Children in Need£115,875
The Childhood Trust£86,160
DCMS£69,780
National Lottery Community Fund£48,445
The Berkeley Foundation£29,600
Sport England£23,235
National Lottery Heritage Fund£9,685
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Ambition Aspire Achieve
£109,250 02/11/2023
£109,250 over two further and final years (£53,770; £55,480) towards the salary costs of the Operations Manager, SEND Coordinator, sessional staff, and project activities to develop and deliver ....more
Sport England - AAA Arc Getting Active
£6,430 01/11/2023
11
This project will deliver ongoing weekly multi-sports sessions/clubs, from September 2023 through to summer 2024, for vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in the London Borough of Newham. New ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Ambition Aspire Achieve
£1,061 21/10/2023
We would like to fund a series of fun and exciting day trips for vulnerable Newham children and young people during school holiday periods.
The Berkeley Foundation - Cost of Living Grant
£3,000 06/06/2023
One-off, unrestricted grant
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Ambition Aspire Achieve
£9,685 03/05/2023
Newham Recorder Cataloguing Project: Celebrating Ferry Festival
The Berkeley Foundation - Resilience Fund
£26,600 20/03/2023
Resilience Fund - Year 2 Wave 2 - 2-year grant
The Childhood Trust - AAA Inspire Breaks
£50,000 23/12/2022
Funding raised will support much needed respite activity breaks for disadvantaged children who have been most impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic, live in poverty and face multiple challenges. The ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Ambition Aspire Achieve
£500 20/10/2022
0
‘Cost of Living uplift: £500 to help projects meet their rising costs and respond to increased demand 31/10/2022’
The Childhood Trust - C-59104
£10,000 28/06/2022
Funding raised will support much needed respite activity breaks for disadvantaged children who have been most impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic, live in poverty and face multiple challenges. The ....more
The Childhood Trust - Big Days Out - Ambition Aspire Achieve
£10,000 12/06/2022
We are raising funds to deliver new 'Big Days Out' opportunities for vulnerable and disadvantaged children and their families in 2023. This will include fun and engaging fortnightly family days at ....more
Sport England - Jubilee Fund - Arc Multi-Sports
£8,465 01/06/2022
This project will launch a brand-new multi-sports project for vulnerable young people. Two hour weekend sessions for ages 8-12 and 13-15.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Ambition Aspire Achieve
£111,605 03/02/2022
This project will deliver after school, holiday & residential activities to disabled children & young people and those with additional needs in Newham. It will help to increase confidence, ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Ambition, Aspire, Achieve
£2,827 23/10/2021
We would like a new outdoor wellbeing cabin, to be used during the day by school groups and in the evenings and at weekends by families who are living in poverty and at risk of permanent breakdown.
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£45,780 29/09/2020
"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
The Childhood Trust - Half Terms in the City
£16,160 03/07/2020
Facilitating opportunities at half terms where there are currently none, focused on reaching and engaging vulnerable children at risk hanging out on the street - offering them safe activities, ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Ambition Aspire Achieve
£3,770 17/06/2020
6
COVID19 - This grant will fund IT equipment and training to enable the young people and their families living in areas of deprivation and overcrowded housing to access online resources/activities to ....more
CAF - Grant to Ambition, Aspire, Achieve
£9,000 15/05/2020
3
Grant to Ambition, Aspire, Achieve to support the organisation through COVID19
DCMS - UK Youth Fund YAF
£16,000 28/02/2020
Young People's Hub
DCMS - UK Youth Fund YAF
£8,000 28/02/2020
Young Peoples Hub. The wider aim of the scheme is: To deliver onward grants to increase positive activities for young people by delivering extra sessions in youth clubs for the financial year 2019/20
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Ambition Aspire Achieve
£127,000 30/01/2020
36
£127,000 over 3 years towards the salary costs of the Operations Manager, a new SEND Coordinator, sessional staff and project activities to deliver services for young people with special educational ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Growing and Developing
£48,445 12/12/2019
11
The project aims to provide new opportunities for young people in Newham, including young people with disabilities, from low-income households, living in challenging circumstances or with mental ....more
Sport England - Summer 2019 Activities
£8,340 06/08/2019
1
Funding under Sport England's Small Grants funding programme for a Revenue project titled Summer 2019 Activities. This project is a Multi Sports project, with a focus on younger beneficiaries.
Greater London Authority - Young Londoners Fund
£141,000 07/01/2019
Breaking Out focuses on engaging young people between 10 and 14, who are experiencing multiple problems and their behaviour and attitude are causing serious concern and putting them on a road to ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Ambition Aspire Achieve
£19,180 19/11/2018
We will purchase and install outdoor inclusive play equipment to enhance disabled children's inclusion and positive experiences at the Arc.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Ambition Aspire Achieve
£121,290 23/10/2018
36
An after school, weekend and holiday club providing arts, crafts, sports and workshops for disabled children and young people. The activities will help to raise confidence levels, promote emotional ....more
Home Office - Knife Crime Community Fund 18-19
£29,750 03/09/2018
The fund was set up in 2017/18 to support community projects which reduce knife crime and have a positive impact on young people at risk of carrying a knife and committing crime. The fund was open to ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Ambition Aspire Achieve
£28,975 30/07/2018
36
After school activity club for 90 young people affected by poverty and deprivation in Newham. By attending the club young people will have improved health & wellbeing, improved confidence & ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Abbey Hub - Growing Lives
£8,213 26/03/2018
12
This project will develop a community space to support children, young people and people living with disabilities. This will strengthen community relationships, provide a vibrant learning space and ....more
Home Office - Knife Crime Community Fund 17-18
£19,500 01/12/2017
The fund has been set up to support community projects which reduce knife crime and have a positive impact on young people at risk of carrying a knife and committing crime. Bids have been assessed on ....more
Youth Music - AAA Stars Music Project
£26,941 17/11/2017
AAA Stars Music Project
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Ambition Aspire Achieve
£2,500 18/07/2017
0
towards a four-night camping trip to Essex for a group of disadvantaged children from the London Borough of Newham
Woodward Charitable Trust - Towards a summer play scheme
£500 24/05/2016
Towards a summer play scheme.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (12)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 11/12 persons

Age Range of Trustees:
Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 23/06/2016, number: 1167816
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Other Regulators
  • Ofsted (Office For Standards In Education)
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
7 returns made; all on time
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from ACTION AND RIGHTS OF DISABLED PEOPLE IN NEWHAM on 15/02/2020
Main office

64 SANDFORD ROAD
LONDON
E6 3QS

Objectives

THE OBJECTS OF THE CIO ARE:- TO ADVANCE IN LIFE, RELIEVE NEEDS OF AND HELP YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGH:A. THE PROVISION OF RECREATIONAL AND LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES PROVIDED IN THE INTEREST OF SOCIAL WELFARE, DESIGNED TO IMPROVE CONDITIONS OF LIFE;B. PROVIDING SUPPORT AND ACTIVITIES WHICH DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS, CAPACITIES AND CAPABILITIES TO ENABLE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN SOCIETY AS MATURE AND RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUALS.- TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES, SO AS TO DEVELOP THEIR CAPABILITIES THAT THEY GROW TO FULL MATURITY A INDIVIDUALS AND MEMBERS OF SOCIETY. - TO ACT AS A RESOURCE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE UP TO THE AGE OF 23 LIVING IN EAST LONDON (BARKING AND DAGENHAM, HACKNEY, HARINGEY, HAVERING, NEWHAM, REDBRIDGE, TOWER HAMLETS,WALTHAM FOREST) AND WEST ESSEX BUT PROVIDING ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE AD ORGANISING PROGRAMMES OF PHYSICAL, EDUCATIONAL AND OTHER ACTIVITIES AS A MEANS OF:A. ADVANCING IN LIFE AND HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE BY DEVELOPING THEIR SKILLS, CAPACITIES AND CAPABILITIES TO ENABLE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN SOCIETY AS INDEPENDENT, MATURE AND RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUALS;B. ADVANCING EDUCATION;C. RELIEVING UNEMPLOYMENT;D. PROVIDING RECREATIONAL AND LEISURE TIME ACTIVITY ON THE INTEREST OF SOCIAL WELFARE FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE AREA OF BENEFIT WHO HAVE NEED BY REASON OF THEIR YOUTH, AGE, INFIRMITY OR DISABILITY, POVERTY OR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES WITH A VIEW TO IMPROVING THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE OF SUCH PERSONS.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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