Finance Score: 5
Governance Score: 0
Support Score: 1
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Static board: -3
  • Grant maker support: +1
Overall GiG Score: 6 ?

FAMILIES FIRST (NORTH EAST) 

Provision of services for children, young people and their families, of those with additional needs, disabilities and autism
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There has been strong growth in spending since inception
  • 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 age

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board composition appears to be rather static
Established: 5 years

www.familiesfirstne.co.uk

info@familiesfirstne.co.uk

01429867016

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UN SDGs
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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£1,538£1,508£31£12£858£4113.35345
31/03/22£1,380£1,322£59£20£828£3633.37942
31/03/21£1,327£1,234£93£15£769£2952.97725
31/03/20*£1,307£631£676£5£676£26257575
Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0.8%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0.8%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 21%
Liabilities/Income: 15%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 48%
Reserves/Spending: 3.3 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 3 months
Quick Ratio: 4.2
Asset Split ?
Listed activities
  • Disability
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Other Charitable Purposes
How it operates
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-tees,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
Who works here?
  • 53 employees
  • 45 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.

Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
County Durham Community Foundation - Nourish
£9,000 16/12/2020
Nourish
County Durham Community Foundation - Hand in Hand
£4,998 15/04/2020
To support core costs during Covid-19 pandemic.

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (5)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 42-65
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 19/06/2019, number: 1183964
  • Registered at Companies House on 14/06/2019, number: 12051397
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
Other Regulators
  • Care Quality Commission
  • Ofsted (Office For Standards In Education)
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • 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
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
4 returns made; AR20: 24 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from FAMILIES FIRST (NORTH EAST) on 25/11/2019
  • Asset transfer in from LORNE HOUSE RESIDENTIAL HOME TRUST LIMITED on 27/01/2021
Main office

175-177 YORK ROAD
HARTLEPOOL
TS26 9EQ

Objectives

1)THE RELIEF AND EDUCATION OF ALL CHILDREN, PARTICULARLY THOSE WITH ADDITIONAL AND SPECIAL NEEDS THROUGH THE PROVISION OF SOCIAL, PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ACTIVITIES AND THERAPEUTIC, EDUCATIONAL AND STIMULATING TOYS AND EQUIPMENT. 2)THE PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION OF HEALTH WITHIN ALL RESIDENTS, INCLUDING THE PROMOTION OF A POSITIVE AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.3) THE ADVANCEMENT OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT OF RESIDENTS OF ALL AGES THROUGHOUT THE NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND.4) TO PROMOTE SUCH OTHER CHARITABLE PURPOSES AS MAY FROM TIME TO TIME BE DETERMINED, WHICH SUPPORT AND PROMOTE THE HEALTH, EDUCATION AND PROSPERITY OF RESIDENTS OF ALL AGES THROUGHOUT THE NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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