Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: -3
Support Score: 6
  • No PartB
  • All female board: -3
  • Grant maker support: +6
Overall GiG Score: 3 ?

THE SPECIAL LIONESS 

Based in North East offering support groups, holiday play groups, events. Giving families a safe place to meet and enable families living outside the local area an opportunity to connect with others in similar situations. Creating a safe and accessible place to explore and enable some form of socialisation with other families in the same situation and allow siblings to interact with other siblings
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board is completely female

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
Established: 4 years

thespeciallioness.com

info@thespeciallioness.com

07970416825

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Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income Spending Surplus/
Deficit
Volun-
teers
31/03/23£58,405£39,206£19,1992
31/03/22£18,494£17,593£9014
31/03/21£12,444£6,482£5,9620
Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
What it does
  • Disability
Who works here?
  • 2 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • People With Disabilities
How it operates
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Cumbria, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Sunderland,

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£10,000
The Foyle Foundation£7,000
County Durham Community Foundation£4,330
Sport England£2,315
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Foyle Foundation - Small Grants
£7,000 18/09/2023
towards core costs over the next 12 months
National Lottery Community Fund - Sensory on the Sea
£5,450 16/06/2023
The funding will be used to take children and their families living with life limiting conditions and disabilities on a catamaran sailing trip. The project aims to connect people living in similar ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Summer Social
£4,330 01/03/2023
To provide three half term family events.
Sport England - Jubilee Fund - SEND Dance School
£2,315 27/03/2022
A project to to create a safe, inclusive and stimulating Dance Sessions for 50 children & young people with disabilities and life limiting conditions to create music, rhythm and fun in a ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Parent Carer Support Group
£4,550 03/09/2021
The project will use the funding to restart its weekly support group for parents of children with a disability. This will provide participants with a nurturing environment a peer support network ....more

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (4)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 14/01/2020, number: 1187356
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
  • 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
Filing Record
3 returns made; all on time
Main office

4 Baird Close
WASHINGTON
Tyne And Wear
NE37 3HL

Objectives

THE OBJECTS OF THE CIO ARETO RELIEVE THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES BASED IN THE NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND AND THEIR PARENTS AND CARERS BY PROVIDING WEEKLY SUPPORT GROUPS AND HOLIDAY PLAY GROUPS FOR SOCIAL INTERACTION AND COMMUNICATION. NOTHING IN THIS CONSTITUTION SHALL AUTHORISE AN APPLICATION OF THE PROPERTY OF THE CIO FOR THE PURPOSES WHICH ARE NOT CHARITABLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH [SECTION 7 OF THE CHARITIES AND TRUSTEE INVESTMENT (SCOTLAND) ACT 2005] AND [SECTION 2 OF THE CHARITIES ACT (NORTHERN IRELAND) 2008].

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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