Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: -3
Support Score: 5
  • No PartB
  • Only 4 Trustees: -1
  • Narrow trustee age band: -2
  • Grant maker support: +5
Overall GiG Score: 2 ?

LET'S GET GROWING LIMITED 

Lets Get Growing provides regular gardening therapy sessions for adults of all ages experiencing a range of mental and physical health difficulties, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, bi polar disorder, dementia and mild learning difficulties. Also one-off therapeutic garden workshops for a range of groups, including addicts in recovery, homeless people, carers, refugees & asylum seeekers.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers, including a Community Foundation, recently
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • There are only 4 trustees
  • The Board has little diversity in terms of age

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
Established: 7 years
(13 years as a company)

www.letsgetgrowing.co.uk

katrina_padmore@yahoo.co.uk

07748600498

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies House
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
30/11/22£67£64£2n/an/an/an/an/a10
30/11/21£47£46£2n/an/an/an/an/a12
30/11/20£67£45£22n/an/an/an/an/a12
30/11/19£42£44£-2n/an/an/an/an/a12
30/11/18*£43£45£-2£0£0£0n/a010
30/11/17£49£51£-2£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
What it does
  • General Charitable Purposes
Who works here?
  • 10 volunteers
Who it helps
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne City, Northumberland,

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
National Lottery Community Fund£13,848
County Durham Community Foundation£13,500
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd£12,500
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland£6,500
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
County Durham Community Foundation - Therapeutic and community garden
£5,000 16/02/2023
Towards a therapeutic community garden.
County Durham Community Foundation - Well-being days, open day and provision of a community garden in County Durham
£5,000 11/05/2022
To support Well-being days.
National Lottery Community Fund - Gardening Therapy Sessions for Mental Health
£8,898 29/04/2022
The funding will be used to fund a series of therapeutic gardening days for people experiencing mental health issues loneliness isolation with mild learning difficulties and dementia. Gardening and ....more
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Let's Get Growing
£3,000 28/10/2021
40 weekly therapeutic horticulture and wellbeing sessions in Hexham, Northumberland
County Durham Community Foundation - Therapeutic horticuture
£3,500 10/12/2020
To offer twice weekly therapeutic horticulture sessions in the garden.
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - creating an additional indoor work space to allow the group to meet the current guidance around social distancing
£2,900 18/09/2020
creating an additional indoor work space to allow the group to meet the current guidance around social distancing
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Setting up a vegetable box scheme to supply vegetables to people in the community, participants and volunteers during the COVID19 crisis
£4,800 22/05/2020
Setting up a vegetable box scheme to supply vegetables to people in the community, participants and volunteers during the COVID19 crisis
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - setting up a vegetable box scheme to supply vegetables to people in the community, participants and volunteers during the COVID19 crisis
£4,800 22/05/2020
setting up a vegetable box scheme to supply vegetables to people in the community, participants and volunteers during the COVID19 crisis
National Lottery Community Fund - Veg box scheme and mental health support for vulnerable people during pandemic
£4,950 15/05/2020
6
The funding will be used to provide an organic veg box scheme specifically for the elderly and those with health conditions who are self-isolating and have limited access to fresh fruit and ....more
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - therapeutic horticulture and cookery sessions for people with dementia and mental health issues
£3,500 19/06/2019
therapeutic horticulture and cookery sessions for people with dementia and mental health issues
County Durham Community Foundation - Well being project
£4,100 22/11/2018
To support a well-being project.
County Durham Community Foundation - Lets Get Growing - Therapeutic Garden
£4,000 03/05/2017
Towards the Lets Get Growing - Therapeutic Garden project.
National Lottery Community Fund - Let's Get Growing Gardening Therapy
£10,000 23/02/2012
11
This is a project in Tynedale, Northumberland will use the funding to pay for a gardening therapy pilot project in conjunction with Burn Brae Medical Group. During this time they will offer ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (4)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 60-74
  • EILEEN EWEN Appointed: 2013, Occupation: Retired Social Worker
  • NUALA O'BRIEN Appointed: 2019, Occupation: Retired Communications Manager
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 20/04/2017, number: 1172662
  • Registered at Companies House on 17/06/2010, number: 07287776
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; AR18: 58 days late,
Main office

STEEL FARM
STEEL
HEXHAM
NE47 0LG

Objectives

TO ASSIST IN THE TREATMENT AND CARE OF PERSONS SUFFERING FROM PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ILLNESS OF ANY DESCRIPTION OR IN NEED OF REHABILITATION AS A RESULT OF SUCH ILLNESS, IN HEXHAM AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS, BY THE PROVISION OF THERAPEUTIC GARDENING AND HORTICULTURE.TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC, IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY YOUNG PEOPLE, IN THE SUBJECT OF HORTICULTURE AND RELATED PRACTICES.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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