Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 2
Support Score: 11
  • No PartB
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Mainly female board: -1
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +8
Overall GiG Score: 13 ?

ASPIRE CREATING COMMUNITIES 

Aspire Creating Communities delivers a network weekly of creative community groups across West Yorkshire, to promote social inclusion and mental well-being. Aspire works in partnership with other local community services to support older people experiencing isolation, bereavement, loss of role or mental health difficulties through an Occupational Therapist lead programme of creative activities.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government
  • The Board appears to be dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board is predominantly female
  • 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
  • There has been a change of accounting period recently, so trends may be hard to determine

Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
N.B. data has been adjusted to reflect year end change
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income Spending Surplus/
Deficit
Volun-
teers
31/03/23£113,527£114,612£-1,08525
31/03/22?£139,171£140,118£-94730
31/12/20£120,202£105,117£15,08526
Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 5 years

Www.aspirecreatingcommunities.org.uk

enquiries@aspirecreatingcommunities.org.uk

07542771518

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Disability
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Emotional support, counselling or therapy
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout England,
Who it helps
  • 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
National Lottery Community Fund£42,620
People's Health Trust£33,030
Trusthouse Charitable Foundation£15,000
Co-Operative Group£6,934
Sir George Martin Trust£5,000
The Foyle Foundation£5,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Sir George Martin Trust - Grant to Aspire Creating Communities
£5,000 15/03/2023
Core costs for Older People's Welfare
Trusthouse Charitable Foundation - Grant to Aspire Creating Communities
£5,000 21/10/2021
Towards the running costs of an Occupational Therapist led programme of creative activities to support older people in the localities of Dalton and Crosland Moor, in Huddersfield.
People's Health Trust - Aspire Community Hubs
£33,030 31/08/2021
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This two-year project provides a weekly programme of creative activities, talks, and performances for two groups of older people. The programme serves two villages in West Yorkshire: Newsome and ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Aspire Community - Almondbury
£9,992 06/08/2021
The funding will be used to run a weekly face-to-face support hub with creative performance and exercise activities for older people including individuals with dementia. The project aims to reduce ....more
Trusthouse Charitable Foundation - Grant to Aspire Creating Communities
£10,000 29/07/2021
48% of the running costs of an Occupational Therapist led programme of creative activities to support older people in the localities of Dalton and Crosland Moor, in Huddersfield.
The Foyle Foundation - Small Grants
£5,000 11/02/2021
as a general donation to support the work of the charity in 2021 (awarded grant in response to coronavirus)
National Lottery Community Fund - Aspire Covid Response
£32,628 25/01/2021
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The funding will provide telephone befriending food delivery and other vital services for older people and those with dementia. The aim is to improve mental wellbeing and reduce feelings of isolation.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Aspire: Creating Communities
£6,934 24/10/2020
We bring people out of isolation into active and supportive communities that provide opportunities to improve mental and physical health.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (9)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 09/12/2019, number: 1186846
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
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
  • 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
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
3 returns made; all on time
Main office

Office 2
16 New North Parade
HUDDERSFIELD
HD1 5JP

Objectives

THE OBJECT OF THE CIO IS:• TO PROMOTE SOCIAL INCLUSION FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT AMONG OLDER PEOPLE LIVING IN HUDDERSFIELD, KIRKLEES AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY BY THE PROVISION OF ACTIVITY SESSIONS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS AND A CONNECTED BEFRIENDING SERVICE AND ADVICE, INFORMATION AND SIGNPOSTING TO OTHER RELEVANT AND APPROPRIATE SERVICES TO ADDRESS LONELINESS AND SOCIAL ISOLATION ARISING AS A RESULT OF THEIR AGE, INFIRMITY, ILL-HEALTH, DISABILITY OR SOCIAL CIRCUMSTANCE.FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS CLAUSE ‘SOCIALLY EXCLUDED’ MEANS BEING EXCLUDED FROM SOCIETY, OR PARTS OF SOCIETY, AS A RESULT OF ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING FACTORS: UNEMPLOYMENT, FINANCIAL HARDSHIP, YOUTH OR OLD AGE; AND ILL HEALTH (PHYSICAL OR MENTAL).

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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