Finance Score: 8
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 3
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +3
Overall GiG Score: 17 ?

FIRST STEPS ED 

First Steps ED is the Midlands eating disorders charity working further afield supporting people of all ages, genders and backgrounds. Becoming a Charitable Incorporated Organisation in 2019, previously a registered charity in 2007, founded in 2004. We are an evidence-based multi-disciplinary family focused trauma informed service providing hope, opportunities and choices to those in recovery.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • 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 gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Over half the Board have joined recently

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£937£881£56£20£469£4466.128125
31/03/22£574£607£-33£4£413£353718113
31/03/21£545£627£-82£14£446£1422.714125
31/03/20*£0£0£0n/an/an/an/an/a125
Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 2.4%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 2.3%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 9%
Highest pay band: £60,000-£70,000
Liabilities/Assets: 0%
Liabilities/Income: 0%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 95%
Reserves/Spending: 6.1 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 6 months
Quick Ratio: INF
Asset Split ?
Established: 5 years

www.firststepsed.co.uk

info@firststepsed.co.uk

03001021685

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Other Charitable Purposes
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Other specialist outpatient services
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • 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.

Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
BBC Children in Need - Grant to First Steps ED
£500 20/10/2022
0
‘Cost of Living uplift: £500 to help projects meet their rising costs and respond to increased demand 31/10/2022’
BBC Children in Need - Grant to First Steps ED
£97,416 10/08/2021
The project will provide support, therapy and social opportunities for young people living with eating disorders. The project will support them to manage their illness, increase confidence and engage ....more

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees:
Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 29/08/2019, number: 1185092
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Campaigns and political activity 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
  • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
  • Investment
  • 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: 255 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from FIRST STEPS DERBYSHIRE on 10/02/2021
Main office

First Steps ED
Woburn House
Vernon Gate
Derby
DE1 1UL

Objectives

1. THE RELIEF OF INDIVIDUALS OF ALL AGES (AND THEIR FAMILIES) WHOSE LIVES ARE AFFECTED BY DIAGNOSED AND UNDIAGNOSED EATING DIFFICULTIES AND DISORDERS AND OTHER MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES BY PROVIDING INFORMATION, ADVICE AND SUPPORT.2. THE PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION OF THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH OF FAMILIES AND CARERS OF THOSE SUFFERING FROM EATING DISORDERS AND OTHER MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES BY PROVIDING INFORMATION AND SUPPORT.3. TO ADVANCE EDUCATION FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT BY PROVIDING TRAINING FOR CARERS, PROFESSIONALS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC OF PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM EATING DISORDERS, AND OTHER MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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