Finance Score: 4
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 10
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +5
  • Grant maker support: +5
Overall GiG Score: 20 ?

SYA 

Support over 600 volunteers to run voluntary Youth clubsDeliver Youth Clubs & projects (fully staffed clubs and bespoke projects like Short breaks work with disabled young people, LGBTQ club and Shropshire Young Health Champions)Deliver Alternative curriculum workTraining for the youth sector (Youth Work, Safeguarding, talking to your teenager, CEOP, First Aid etc)DBS Umbrella organisation
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been very 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 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 gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity is not recognised by HMRC for Gift Aid according to its latest published return

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*£585£584£1£18£336£2855.9141,399
31/03/22£446£489£-44n/an/an/an/an/a2,125
31/03/21£591£422£169£3£379£2497.1142,130
31/03/20£424£414£10n/an/an/an/an/a1,555
31/03/19£394£394£0n/an/an/an/an/a496
31/03/18*£503£303£200£0£200£2007.9100

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 3.2%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 3%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 15%
Liabilities/Income: 10%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 85%
Reserves/Spending: 5.9 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 7 months
Quick Ratio: 6.2
Asset Split ?
Established: 7 years

www.sya.org.uk

info@sya.org.uk

01743730005

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Human Rights/Religious Or Racial Harmony/Equality Or Diversity
GiG Classification
  • Reducing racial tensions
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • Other Defined Groups

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£461,670
BBC Children in Need£33,750
DCMS£2,750
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
BBC Children in Need - Grant to SYA
£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’
BBC Children in Need - Grant to SYA
£30,500 31/01/2022
This project will deliver youth club to children and young people belonging to the LGBTQ+ in Telford. The activities will result in strong self-belief, positive relationships and physically safe.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Shropshire Youth Association
£2,750 17/06/2020
6
COVID19 - This grant will fund additonal support sessions for LGBTQ young people who are isolated at home due to Covid-19, and help them manage their feelings and reduce isolation.
DCMS - UK Youth Fund YAF
£2,750 28/02/2020
XYZ Youth Group (For LGBT+ Young People)
National Lottery Community Fund - Tomorrows Leaders
£461,670 10/12/2019
39
This project will enable the group to build on, improve and develop their support towards young people to develop their leadership skills, deliver activities and events and represent the voice of ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Shropshire Youth Association
£30,000 13/03/2018
36
This project will provide a weekly youth group for LGBTQ young people in Shropshire. The project aims to improve family relationships, increase self-esteem and increase confidence.
National Lottery Community Fund - Store & Art Room development
£9,500 01/11/2017
12
This group will install a storage unit to enable them to reinstate the art room, which is currently out of action. This will improve the facilities on offer and create new learning opportunities for ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (6)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 21/04/2017, number: 1172685
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Campaigns and political activity 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
  • Investment
  • 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
6 returns made; AR23: 37 days late, AR18: 1 days late,
Main office

THE NEW LODGE
UPTON LANE
SHREWSBURY
SY2 5RR

Objectives

THE OBJECTS OF THE ASSOCIATION ARE TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE (AGED UP TO THEIR 26TH BIRTHDAY) IN SHROPSHIRE, ESPECIALLY BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH THEIR LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES, TO DEVELOP THEIR PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL CAPACITIES THAT THEY MAY GROW TO FULL MATURITY AS INDIVIDUALS AND MEMBERS OF SOCIETY.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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