Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 5
Support Score: 12
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • No PartB
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Mainly male board: -1
  • Award winner
  • Grant maker support: +12
Overall GiG Score: 17 ?

CAREFREESPACE 

Carefree harnesses the power of technology and the spirit of the shared society to support and sustainunpaid carers, the invisible workforce without which our social care system could not survive. In partnershipwith the hospitality industry and third sector organisations we are tackling one of the greatest socialchallenges of our time.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity is a recent Award Winner
  • There has been strong growth in spending since inception
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board is predominantly male
  • 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
  • There has been a change of accounting period recently, so trends may be hard to determine
  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending

Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
N.B. data has been adjusted to reflect year end change
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£486£501£-15n/an/an/an/an/a1
31/12/21£337£405£-68n/an/an/an/an/a1
31/12/20?£456£448£8n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/08/19£204£239£-35n/an/an/an/an/a10
31/08/18£354£221£133£0£0£0n/a010
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 18%
Highest pay band: £70,000-£80,000
Established: 6 years

www.carefreespace.org

info@carefreespace.org

02031372578

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Disability
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Technical, vocational and continuing education
How it operates
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Scotland, Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • The General Public/Mankind

Who's supporting them? ?

Awards received
  • Third Sector Awards 2019 Breakthrough Charity of the Year
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£496,758
Pears Foundation£85,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£45,000
Dulverton Trust£36,843
Esmee Fairbairn£20,000
Prudence Trust£15,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Esmee Fairbairn - TASK to Carefree
£20,000 21/06/2023
TASK fund donation towards general funds
Dulverton Trust - Help an unpaid carer take a break - Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022
£1,843 08/02/2023
Help an unpaid carer take a break - Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022
Pears Foundation - Core Funding
£60,000 27/01/2023
24
Core Funding
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 14/10/2022
Core Costs
Prudence Trust - Breaks for Young Carers
£15,000 29/09/2022
This grant is towards a pilot project to grow the referral network of young carers, attract new referrals, evaluate the service for the 18-25 year olds and report on the findings in the hopes of ....more
Dulverton Trust - Core Funding 2022
£35,000 09/02/2022
Core Funding 2022
Pears Foundation - Grant to Carefreespace
£25,000 25/01/2022
Core Funding
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£15,000 22/11/2019
Carefree
National Lottery Community Fund - Carefree: co-creating a shared value chain to support the wellbeing fo
£496,758 25/07/2019
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Carefree: co-creating a shared value chain to support the wellbeing fo
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (5)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 38-63
  • KAREN NGO Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Senior Director, Product Marketing, Thomas Reuters
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 28/12/2017, number: 1176459
  • Registered at Companies House on 25/08/2017, number: 10933982
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
5 returns made; all on time
Main office

Carefreespace
The Finsbury Business Centre Ltd
40 Bowling Green Lane
LONDON
EC1R 0NE

Objectives

2.1 THE OBJECTS OF THE CHARITY ARE:2.1.1 THE RELIEF OF NEED OF CARERS AND THOSE THEY CARE FOR, AND THEREFORE IMPROVING THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE; AND2.1.2 THE ADVANCEMENT OF HEALTH BY ADVANCING BOTH THE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH OF CARERS, AND THOSE THEY CARE FOR.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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