Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 6
    • Good trustee age range: +3
    • Gender balanced board: +3
    • Grant maker support: +6
    Overall GiG Score: 12 ?

    URBAN GREEN NEWCASTLE 

    Responsible for the management and upkeep of 33 parks and about 60 allotment sites in Newcastle. We ensure free to enter, safe and well maintained parks and allotments for people of all ages, communities and backgrounds to enjoy. We provide activities, events and performances that encourage more people to access and enjoy the city's parks and allotments.
    Analysis by Giving is Great

    Positives:

    • 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 age and gender

    Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

    • One or more trustees receive payments or benefits from the charity for providing services to the charity
    Established: 5 years

    https://www.urbangreennewcastle.org.

    info@urbangreennewcastle.org

    01918144574

    Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies House
    UN SDGs
    ?

    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£3,610£3,385£225£535£1,807£9923.537350
    31/03/22£3,305£2,981£324£391£395£-225-0.935150
    31/03/21£2,744£2,321£424£1£-317£-911-4.726140
    31/03/20£2,732£2,924£-192£21£-268£-360-1.520350
    Financial Ratios
    Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 17.3%
    Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 15.8%
    Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
    Liabilities/Assets: 22%
    Liabilities/Income: 14%
    Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 55%
    Reserves/Spending: 3.5 months
    Net Current Assets/Spending: 5 months
    Quick Ratio: 1.9
    Asset Split ?
    Listed activities
    • Education/Training
    • Other Charitable Purposes
    • Recreation
    • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
    How it operates
    • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
    Where it operates
    • Newcastle Upon Tyne City,
    Who it helps
    • The General Public/Mankind
    Who works here?
    • 37 employees
    • 350 volunteers

    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
    DCMS£124,850
    National Lottery Community Fund£9,917
    County Durham Community Foundation£4,050
    Specific Donations
    Amount When
    Months
    To be used for
    DCMS - GRCF2021: Love your River Stour
    £124,850 21/06/2021
    A community-focused urban landscape-scale river restoration project to join up a key wildlife corridor by creating and restoring Priority Habitats.Local diverse and deprived communities will be ....more
    National Lottery Community Fund - Urban Green Volunteer Scheme
    £9,917 16/04/2021
    The funding will be used to launch an inclusive volunteer scheme which will help to support the management and development of urban greenspaces and parks in Newcastle. They will recruit and train new ....more
    County Durham Community Foundation - Public Path Improvements at Big Waters Country Park
    £4,050 19/03/2021
    To improve and resurface the public path at Big Waters Country Park..

    Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

    How is it governed?

    Trustees (9)
    Current Trustees appointed
    Gender Split
    Based on 8/9 persons

    Age Range of Trustees: 48-74
    • JIM BEIRNE (Chair) Appointed: 2019, Occupation: Chief Executive
    • MATT WILTON Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Local Government Officer
    • VAL KEEN Appointed: 2019, Occupation: Civil Servant
    Legal constitution
    • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 19/03/2019, number: 1182534
    • Registered at Companies House on 23/08/2018, number: 11533203
    Gift Aid
    • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
    Policies in force
    • Complaints handling
    • Complaints policy and procedures
    • Conflicting interests
    • Financial reserves policy and procedures
    • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
    • Internal risk management policy and procedures
    • Paying staff
    • Risk management
    • Safeguarding policy and procedures
    • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
    • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
    • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
    • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
    • Volunteer management
    Filing Record
    4 returns made; all on time
    Main office

    Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre
    Red Walk
    Jesmond Dene
    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
    NE7 7BQ

    Objectives

    THE ONLY OBJECTS FOR WHICH THE TRUST IS ESTABLISHED ARE FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT, AND IN PARTICULAR FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE INHABITANTS OF AND VISITORS TO NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS TO:4.1.1 PROVIDE, MAINTAIN, PROTECT, IMPROVE AND EQUIP PARKS, GARDENS, LANDSCAPED AREAS, WOODLANDS, OPEN SPACES, PLAYING FIELDS AND RECREATIONAL AMENITY SPACES (THE PARKS);4.12 ADVANCE HEALTH BY PROMOTING PARTICIPATION IN HEALTHY OUTDOOR RECREATION AND AMATEUR SPORT;4.1.3 PROVIDE OR ASSIST IN THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES FOR RECREATION OR OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION, INCLUDING THE PROVISION OF ALLOTMENT FACILITIES, IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE FOR THE INHABITANTS OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS; AND4.1.4 ANCILLARY TO THE ABOVE OBJECTS, TO ADVANCE EDUCATION IN PARTICULAR IN:(A) THE CONSERVATION, PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT INCLUDING THE FLORA AND FAUNA, WILDLIFE, BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL HABITATS OF THE PARKS;(B) THE HISTORY, CULTURE, HERITAGE AND TRADITIONS OF THE NORTH EAST; AND(C) THE PROMOTION AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF THE ARTS, IN PARTICULAR WITHIN THE PARKS.

    Data Sources

    Charity Commission for England and Wales
    360 Giving
    CharityBase
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