Finance Score: -50
Governance Score: 0
Support Score: 0
  • In administration/insolvent: -50
  • No PartB
    Overall GiG Score: -50 ?

    MCR CARES LIMITED 

    Mission:

    Helping people find connection and reducing loneliness by bringing people together and bridging gaps across social and generational divides
    Analysis by Giving is Great

    Positives:

    • This charity has been very successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
    • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently

    Financial issues to consider:

    • This charity is in Administration or Insolvent

    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
    31/08/22£310£309£1n/an/an/an/an/a561
    31/08/21£385£312£72n/an/an/an/an/a1,168
    31/08/20£267£244£24n/an/an/an/an/a450
    31/08/19£213£205£7n/an/an/an/an/a717
    31/08/18£106£97£9£0£0£0n/a0400
    Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
    Established: 6 years

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    What it does
    A community network of young professionals and older neighbours hanging out and helping one another in a rapidly changing city. Through Social Clubs, one-to-one Love Your Neighbour friendships, Outreach and Community Fundraising, the charity aims to reduce loneliness and isolation amongst older and younger Mancunians, improve wellbeing, confidence and power, and bridge social/generational divides.
    Listed activities
    • Disability
    • Economic/Community Development/Employment
    • General Charitable Purposes
    GiG Classification
    • Practical support, advice & companionship
    How it operates
    • Provides advocacy/advice/information
    • Provides services
    Where it operates
    • Manchester City,
    Who it helps
    • Children/Young People
    • Elderly/Old People

    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
    Co-Operative Group£15,287
    The Shears Foundation£14,000
    Manchester City Council£10,000
    Trusthouse Charitable Foundation£10,000
    National Lottery Community Fund£8,773
    The EQ Foundation£3,500
    Specific Donations
    Amount When
    Months
    To be used for
    Co-Operative Group - Grant to Manchester Cares
    £2,728 21/10/2023
    We will run 12 intergenerational social clubs each month across Manchester, bringing joy, friendship and connection to Mancunians most at-risk of loneliness and isolation.
    The Shears Foundation - Manchester Cares
    £9,000 12/01/2023
    Social Clubs: connecting older and younger neighbours to build stronger communities.
    Co-Operative Group - Grant to Manchester Cares
    £2,546 22/10/2022
    Our plan is to transition back to in-person social clubs and one-to-one-friendships, while reaching out to those most isolated through our outreach work, tech training and remote activity packs.
    Co-Operative Group - Grant to Manchester Cares
    £3,059 23/10/2021
    We will support older neighbours to socialise during and after the Covid-19 crisis. We'll set up phone friendships, run social clubs and post wellbeing packs.
    The Shears Foundation - Manchester Cares
    £5,000 22/07/2021
    Building stronger communities and tackling loneliness through intergenerational Social Clubs, Activity Packs and Tech support
    Manchester City Council - Covid Impact Fund 2021 grant to Manchester Cares
    £10,000 10/02/2021
    to continue Covid response activities including virtual social clubs, one to one calls and activity packs. Priority groups: North Manchester residents, Older people (65+)
    The EQ Foundation - Grant to Manchester CARES
    £2,500 05/02/2021
    Matched via Big Give Xmas Challenge 2020
    Trusthouse Charitable Foundation - Grant to Manchester Cares
    £10,000 21/01/2021
    33% as salary costs for a co-ordinator for an organisation in Manchester working with older and younger residents to address isolation.
    Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to MCR Cares LTD
    £1,166 20/03/2020
    Grant through the Heart of the Community Fund to support the running costs.
    The EQ Foundation - Grant to MCR CARES LIMITED
    £1,000 15/12/2019
    Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019
    Co-Operative Group - Grant to Manchester Cares
    £6,953 15/11/2019
    We want to spread happiness by holding 100 Social Clubs for older and younger neighbours to help tackle isolation and loneliness.
    National Lottery Community Fund - Clubs for the Community
    £8,773 11/07/2019
    12
    The funding will go towards delivering one-off Social Clubs and five one-off celebrations for young professionals and older neighbours. The aim of the project is to develope community cohesion to ....more
    The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Grant to The Cares Family Limited
    £165,000 14/02/2019
    36
    East London Cares; bringing together young professionals and older people to reduce loneliness
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    Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

    How do they operate?

    Community Networks

    Objectives: To reduce isolation and loneliness amongst the elderly and young people

    Intervention period: Ongoing social clubs and community work throughout the year

    Beneficiaries: Young people and the elderly

    Description: Community Network Services support people through social clubs, community fundraising events and the Love Your Neighbour programme, creating one-to-one friendships between young professionals and older neighbours. Group activities could include film nights, dance parties, new technology workshops, choir sessions, men's cooking classes and 'Desert Island Disc' nights. Older and younger community members share time, laughter, friendship and new experiences to help those who may struggle to get out and feel part of their community

    Winter Wellbeing Programme

    Objectives: To reduce isolation and loneliness amongst the elderly and young people

    Intervention period: Seasonal through Winter

    Beneficiaries: Young people and the elderly

    Description: The programme reaches out to support people over 65, helping them stay warm, active, and connected at a challenging time of year. Support includes knocking on doors of older neighbours to check in and let them know they are not alone, delivering hot water bottles, blankets or thermal items of clothing to homes, signposting to organisations who can help keep homes warm and safe, providing benefits advice and help reducing bills, help in accessing physical and mental health services, arranging small grants for those in extremely difficult circumstances, offering to pay bills and buy food vouchers where applicable, and help in finding social activities in the local area. Outreach is made at sheltered housing units, GP surgeries,

    ....more
    How effective are they?
    Commentary: Engagement of 60-80+ year olds in social clubs and neighbouring support activities has been shown as more valuable when regularly used over a shorter period than sporadically visited over yearly periods. Impact data drawn from evaluations by several social research partners has highlighted older neighbours report decreased loneliness and improved wellbeing consistently.

    How is it governed?

    Trustees (7)
    Current Trustees appointed
    Gender Split
    Based on 6/7 persons

    Age Range of Trustees: 34-77
    • IANA VIDAL Appointed: 2021 Occupation: Policy And Public Affairs Director
    Polly is Head of Communications and Marketing at Royal Trinity Hospice where she leads on messaging and campaign delivery. She was previously responsible for communications and partnership campaigns at Missing People, and helped to establish HIV support charity Body & Soul’s social enterprise ‘Brave’.
    Legal constitution
    • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 30/01/2018, number: 1176902
    • Registered at Companies House on 01/08/2017, number: 10893107
    Gift Aid
    • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
    Policies in force
    • Complaints handling
    • Conflicting interests
    • Investment
    • Paying staff
    • Risk management
    • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
    • Volunteer management
    Filing Record
    5 returns made; all on time
    Main office

    R S M UK
    25 FARRINGDON STREET
    LONDON
    EC4A 4AB

    Objectives

    2.1 TO PROMOTE SOCIAL INCLUSION FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT AMONGST PEOPLE AGED OVER 55 IN THE CITY OF MANCHESTER WHO DO NOT REGULARLY PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY LIFE AS THEY DO NOT HAVE LARGE OR STRONG NETWORKS OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY AROUND THEM, WHO ARE LONELY OR ISOLATED, AND WHO ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY ACCESSING STATUTORY AND NON-STATUTORY SERVICES BECAUSE THEY ARE HOUSE-BOUND, IMMOBILE, UNABLE TO DRIVE OR TO EASILY ACCESS TRANSPORT, BY THE PROVISION OF: (A) A LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR PROGRAMME, WHICH MATCHES YOUNG PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEERS TO OFFER A LITTLE EXTRA PRACTICAL SUPPORT WITH EVERY DAY TASKS, OR A LITTLE ADDED COMPANIONSHIP(B) A SOCIAL CLUBS PROGRAMME, WHICH PROVIDES REGULAR ACTIVITIES WITHIN COMMUNITY CENTRES, CAFES, PARKS AND OTHER TRUSTED HUBS OF THE COMMUNITY TO BRING OLDER PEOPLE TOGETHER WITH PEERS AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS TO SHARE NEW EXPERIENCES AND BUILD FRIENDSHIPS; AND (C) SUCH OTHER PROGRAMMES DEEMED APPROPRIATE AND VIABLE BY THE CHARITY'S LEADERSHIP.2.2 TO ADVANCE IN LIFE AND HELP YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGH: (A) THE PROVISION OF RECREATIONAL AND LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES PROVIDED IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE, DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE; AND (B) PROVIDING SUPPORT AND ACTIVITIES WHICH DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS, CAPACITIES AND CAPABILITIES TO ENABLE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN SOCIETY AS MATURE AND RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUALS.

    Defined Area of Benefit:

    LOCAL

    Data Sources

    Charity Commission for England and Wales
    360 Giving
    CharityBase

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