Finance Score: -7
Governance Score: 1
Support Score: 7
  • Accounts overdue -5
  • Accounts filed more than 5 days late: -2 times
  • No PartB
  • Only 3 Trustees: -2
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Award winner
  • Grant maker support: +7
Overall GiG Score: 1 ?

SPORTING FORCE LTD 

The charity's mission is to help members of the Armed Forces & Emergency Blue LightServices , their families and carers and through our partners to support the wider community. To improvebeneficiaries physical and mental wellbeing.The provision of lifestyleand emotional wellbeing education. Other charitable purposes for the public benefit as may be determinedby the Trustees.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity is a recent Award Winner
  • Spending has increased over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including a Community Foundation

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • There are only 3 trustees
  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • Latest accounts are overdue for filing and returns have been filed late on 2 occasions over the last 5 years
Established: 8 years

www.sportingforce.org

info@sportingforce.org

08000509502

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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
31/03/22£464£310£154n/an/an/an/an/a15
31/03/21£83£74£9n/an/an/an/an/a1
31/03/20*£71£99£-28n/an/an/an/an/a5
31/03/19*£221£225£-4n/an/an/an/an/a1
31/03/18£206£181£25£0£0£0n/a016
31/03/17*£130£107£23£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
What it does
  • Amateur Sport
  • Armed Forces/Emergency Service Efficiency
  • Disability
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Other Charitable Purposes
  • Recreation
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
Who works here?
  • 15 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Germany, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Throughout England And Wales,

Who's supporting them? ?

Awards received
  • FSI Small Charity Big Impact Awards 2017 Urban charity with turnover <£50,000
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
Ministry of Defence£982,324
National Lottery Community Fund£9,996
County Durham Community Foundation£6,500
Co-Operative Group£2,934
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
County Durham Community Foundation - Warm Spaces
£1,500 24/11/2022
To provide a warm space,
Ministry of Defence - Covenant Fund
£9,930 19/10/2022
"The Armed Forces Covenant aims to: 1) the Armed Forces Covenant defines the enduring, general principles that should govern the relationship between the Nation, the Government and the Armed ....more
Ministry of Defence - Covenant Fund
£9,930 19/10/2022
"The Armed Forces Covenant aims to: 1) the Armed Forces Covenant defines the enduring, general principles that should govern the relationship between the Nation, the Government and the Armed ....more
Ministry of Defence - Covenant Fund
£33,033 14/10/2022
"The Armed Forces Covenant aims to: 1) the Armed Forces Covenant defines the enduring, general principles that should govern the relationship between the Nation, the Government and the Armed ....more
Ministry of Defence - Covenant Fund
£33,033 14/10/2022
"The Armed Forces Covenant aims to: 1) the Armed Forces Covenant defines the enduring, general principles that should govern the relationship between the Nation, the Government and the Armed ....more
Ministry of Defence - VMHaW: Portfolio Development Grants
£30,000 11/02/2022
To develop better, more joined up lasting support for local veterans with mental health needs
National Lottery Community Fund - Operation Re-Balance
£9,996 12/11/2021
The funding will be used to provide a programme of physical activities aimed at veterans and their families. Participants will be supported to become more active and network with other veteran ....more
Ministry of Defence - Veterans Places, Pathways and People Portfolio Grants Stage 2
£779,777 12/11/2021
To develop better, more joined up lasting support for local veterans with mental health needs
Ministry of Defence - Covenant Fund
£17,500 12/11/2021
To increase capacity in services and initiatives that offer supportive comradeship, engagement and wellbeing efforts for those in the Armed Forces community impacted by events in Afghanistan, and the ....more
Ministry of Defence - Covenant Fund
£9,396 15/10/2021
For local projects that reduce isolation and promote integration
Ministry of Defence - Covenant Fund
£24,725 03/09/2021
For existing charitable projects to help charities to sustain activities and services that people from Armed Forces communities use and value.
County Durham Community Foundation - Veterans Gym
£5,000 11/08/2021
To purchase CARDIO equipment for the gym.
Ministry of Defence - £10M Veterans' Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund
£35,000 12/02/2021
The Positive Pathways programme funded projects that develop and run activities supporting the mental health and wellbeing of ex-Forces.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Sporting Force
£2,934 15/11/2019
To offer opportunities for ex-service personnel to socialise with other veterans and also to transition into the local community.
Leeds Community Foundation - From the Battlefield to the Sports Field
£19,750 28/02/2019
11
Veterans who are disengaged with their local community, suffer from social isolation, loneliness, mental health issues, Veterans who enjoy sport and wish to contribute to their new local community ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - From the Battlefield to the Sports Field
£10,000 11/01/2019
12
The project aims to improve wellbeing whilst reducing isolation. The funding will be used to facilitate weekly football sessions for veterans.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£6,500 06/06/2017
WCA Winner 2017-2018 Cohort
Ministry of Defence - Local Grants 2017/18
£20,000 01/04/2017
Community Integration and Local Service Delivery
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (3)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 03/10/2016, number: 1169441
  • Registered at Companies House on 16/02/2016, number: 10008613
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
6 returns made; AR20: 99 days late, AR19: 164 days late, AR17: 251 days late,
Main office

Sporting Force Recovery and Wellness Centre
35-36 Blackwellgate
DARLINGTON
County Durham
DL1 5HW

Objectives

'TO RELIEVE NEED, SUFFERING AND DISTRESS AMONGST VETERANS OR THOSE LEAVING THE ARMED FORCES, IN SUCH WAYS AS THE TRUSTEES SHALL THINK FIT, PARTICULARLY BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY BY PROVIDING WORK PLACEMENTS TO WOUNDED, INJURED AND SICK VETERANS OR THOSE LEAVING THE ARMED FORCES WHO HAVE SUFFERED THE EFFECTS OF WAR AND HAVE FOUND THE TRANSITION FROM MILITARY TO CIVILIAN LIFE DIFFICULT AS A MEANS TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT THEIR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH; SUPPORT THEIR RESETTLEMENT, REHABILITATION, IF NEEDED AND THEIR RETRAINING TO HELP THEM OBTAIN EMPLOYMENT.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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