Finance Score: 7
Governance Score: 5
Support Score: 11
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Future income +5
  • No PartB
  • No conflicts policy: -1
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +11
Overall GiG Score: 23 ?

AT THE BUS 

AT The Bus offers a school-based programme of art as therapy to support the education, health and wellbeing of children and young people aged 5-16 in Oxfordshire and London. Group sessions take place during the school day in a purposely designed therapeutic studio space in a double decker bus located on school grounds or in specially designed studio spaces.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from a grant maker recently and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • There has been strong growth in spending since inception
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity does not have a Conflict of Interests policy
  • 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

Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income Spending Surplus/
Deficit
Volun-
teers
31/12/22£318,285£277,667£40,6180
31/12/21£250,794£225,371£25,4230
31/12/20£113,757£96,727£17,0300
31/12/19£199,905£60,847£139,05810
Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 5 years

www.atthebus.org.uk

info@atthebus.org.uk

07305084218

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Secondary schools
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
Where it operates
  • Kensington And Chelsea, Oxfordshire,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • The General Public/Mankind

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
Prudence Trust£175,000
The Foyle Foundation£20,000
Esmee Fairbairn£15,000
DCMS£10,000
Oxfordshire Community Foundation£3,500
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Esmee Fairbairn - TASK to At The Bus
£15,000 20/10/2023
TASK fund donation towards core costs
The Foyle Foundation - Learning (MGS)
£20,000 18/09/2023
towards core costs as the organisation delivers its business plan to expand and grow support for more children and young people experiencing challenges in their life
Prudence Trust - Delivery of AT the Bus new business plan
£150,000 09/02/2023
Support to deliver the business plan including development of governance, operations, fundraising ability and formal evaluation activity.
Prudence Trust - Development of Business Plan
£25,000 31/03/2022
Developing a business plan
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£10,000 07/09/2020
"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
Woodward Charitable Trust - Towards Covid-19 emergency response costs.
£1,000 03/07/2020
Towards Covid-19 emergency response costs.
Oxfordshire Community Foundation - AT the Bus
£3,500 07/08/2019
Grant to At the Bus
The Funding Network - Cherwell Pilot
£8,866 09/05/2019
AT The Bus is a double-decker bus that will offer a transformative programme of interventional art as therapy to support the mental wellbeing of young people at schools. Our charity has a bus ....more
Woodward Charitable Trust - Towards a Bus Ticket as a Founding Benefactor
£2,500 17/04/2019
Towards the initial fundraising drive.
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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 20/12/2018, number: 1181294
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Paying staff
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Filing Record
4 returns made; all on time
Main office

AT The Bus
c/o New Marston Primary School
Copse Lane
Headington
OXFORD
OX3 0AY

Objectives

1. THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION AND PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION OF HEALTH AND MENTAL WELLBEING OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE EXPERIENCING EMOTIONAL, BEHAVIOURAL AND OTHER CHALLENGES AND COMPLEX NEEDS BY PROVIDING ART-AS-THERAPY PROGRAMMES THAT, AMONGST OTHER THINGS, PROMOTE ENGAGEMENT WITH LEARNING AND INCLUSION IN SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES, FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT.2. THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT BY PROVIDING TRAINING AND SUPPORT FOR THOSE WHO WORK WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE EXPERIENCING CHALLENGES IN THEIR LIVES.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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