Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: -2
Support Score: 4
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Strong growth: +2
  • No conflicts policy: -1
  • Only 4 Trustees: -1
  • Static board: -3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +4
Overall GiG Score: 2 ?

AUTISM MATTERS 

Group sessions where the rewards of friendship and communication with other similar to you are well worth it.Short breaks are fun but challenging, and really help develop new life skills, such as sharing, cooperation, patience, and self worth.One to one support is a unique opportunity to explore real life goals, such as managing money, working, volunteering, being more independent.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received modest backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity does not have a Conflict of Interests policy
  • There are only 4 trustees
  • The Board composition appears to be rather static

Financial issues to consider:

  • Unrestricted reserves appear to be dangerously low at the latest year end
Established: 7 years

www.autism-matters.co.uk

info@autism-matters.co.uk

07500871568

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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
31/12/22£759£737£22£0£154£1542.5313
31/12/21£546£508£37£0£132£1303.1351
31/12/20£368£302£66n/an/an/an/an/a1
31/12/19£354£367£-13n/an/an/an/an/a1
31/12/18£317£290£28£0£0£0n/a02
31/12/17£235£221£14£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 12%
Highest pay band: £70,000-£80,000
Liabilities/Assets: 1%
Liabilities/Income: 0%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 100%
Reserves/Spending: 2.5 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 2 months
Quick Ratio: 94.2
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Disability
Who works here?
  • 31 employees
  • 3 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout England,

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
DCMS£10,000
National Lottery Community Fund£9,810
County Durham Community Foundation£5,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Autism Matters Newcastle
£9,810 13/01/2023
The funding will be used to extend their support services for adults with autism to the Newcastle area and set up and trial a new support group to help establish a sustainable model to be used in ....more
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£10,000 02/10/2020
"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
County Durham Community Foundation - Autism Matters
£5,000 17/07/2020
To support vulnerable adults.
National Lottery Community Fund - Autism Angels
£10,000 15/11/2018
12
The funding will be used to deliver weekly work experience sessions for adults on the autistic spectrum, and engage them in delivering free community services including gardening, cleaning up areas, ....more

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 16/01/2017, number: 1171140
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Paying staff
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
6 returns made; all on time
Main office

57 - 59 Mandale Road
Thornaby
Stockton on Tees
TS17 6AE

Objectives

TO PROMOTE AND IMPROVE FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT THE HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF PEOPLE WITH AN AUTISTIC SPECTRUM CONDITION, THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS AND ANYONE WHO SUPPORTS, LIVES OR WORKS WITH SOMEBODY WITH AN AUTISTIC SPECTRUM CONDITION.TO PROVIDE PERSONALISED ADVICE AND SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE WITH AN AUTISTIC SPECTRUM CONDITION.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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