Finance Score: 5
Governance Score: -4
Support Score: 8
  • Future income +5
  • No PartB
  • No conflicts policy: -1
  • All female board: -3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +5
Overall GiG Score: 9 ?

THE SENSORY PLACE 

The Sensory Place provide a wide range of inclusive activities for disabled children and their families across Sunderland, County Durham and surrounding areas. This includes social, leisure and sporting activities. We provide safe and non-judgemental spaces where everyone is able to be themselves and where families can meet other likeminded families. We also provide courses for parents and carers.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers recently and there are significant future grants due to be received

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity does not have a Conflict of Interests policy
  • 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: 3 years

www.thesensoryplace.net

Thesensoryplace19@outlook.com

07749951903

Charity Commission for England and Wales

Financial Data ?

Y/E Income Spending Surplus/
Deficit
Volun-
teers
31/10/22£33,248£23,048£10,2005
Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
What it does
  • Disability
  • General Charitable Purposes
Who works here?
  • 5 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • People With Disabilities
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Durham, Hartlepool, 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
County Durham Community Foundation£8,331
Sport England£8,050
The Grocers' Charity£3,500
National Lottery Community Fund£2,800
Woodward Charitable Trust£1,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Sport England - Sport for All
£8,050 26/05/2023
The project will provide watersports including but not limited to, rafted canoeing, paddleboarding, surfing as well as water-based team games, and swimming. The project will provide some of their ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - A sensory celebration for our new king
£2,800 28/03/2023
The funding will be used to host a family fun day to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III. Events will be ran over several hours and in small groups so that the children attending are not ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Cooking for Life
£2,000 08/03/2023
To provide a series of cooking classes in County Durham.
Woodward Charitable Trust - Summer Playscheme
£1,000 16/05/2022
Summer Playscheme
The Grocers' Charity - 2022-The Sensory Place
£3,500 29/04/2022
towards programme costs for animal interaction therapy for children and young people with disabilities, including autism and behavioural challenges.
County Durham Community Foundation - Sensory Theatre and Dancing
£3,120 05/04/2022
To provide accessible and inclusive theatre and dance workshops.
County Durham Community Foundation - To support services re-open to support families
£2,021 07/10/2021
To support services re-open to support families
County Durham Community Foundation - Sensory parties
£1,190 07/10/2021
To support 2 themed sensory parties
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (5)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 27/09/2021, number: 1195932
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
1 returns made; all on time
Main office

6 BEDFORD PLACE
SUNDERLAND
SR3 1LA

Objectives

TO RELIEVE THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES AND THEIR PARENTS, CARERS AND SIBLINGS IN THE NORTH-EAST OF ENGLAND BY PROVIDING A SUPPORT NETWORK IN THE FORM OF SUPPORT GROUPS, SENSORY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES, TRAINING COURSES AND FACILITIES FOR PLAY, SPORT AND RECREATION IN A SAFE, SECURE AND NON-JUDGMENTAL ENVIRONMENT.TO PROMOTE SOCIAL INCLUSION AMONGST PARENTS/CARERS WHO ARE SOCIALLY ISOLATED OR EXCLUDED AS A RESULT OF THEIR CHILD?S CONDITION BY PROVIDING INFORMATION, ADVICE, GUIDANCE, PRACTICAL SUPPORT AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES IN ORDER TO IMPROVE THEIR LIFE CONDITIONS.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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