Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 6
  • No PartB
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +3
Overall GiG Score: 9 ?

SERENDIPITY CREATIVE WRITERS' GROUP 

We are a mental health charity open to everyone; We provide a warm safe space for people to meet together, reducing loneliness and isolation, to write creatively about generic exercises (very much user led), although you do not have to be able to write. We talk and share experiences. Our two hour workshops and refreshments are free. We aim to improve mental health and aid better quality of life.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • The charity has received backing from a grant maker 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

Financial Data ?

Y/E Income Spending Surplus/
Deficit
Volun-
teers
30/11/23£34,811£28,969£5,8426
Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 2 years

www.serendipitycw.org

soniazoref@hotmail.com

07751254609

Charity Commission for England and Wales
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Disability
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Human Rights/Religious Or Racial Harmony/Equality Or Diversity
  • Recreation
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Practical support, advice & companionship
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Kirklees,
Who it helps
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People With Disabilities
  • 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.

Major supporters in last 5 years
National Lottery Community Fund£10,000
Department for Work and Pensions£7,713
Sir George Martin Trust£2,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Sir George Martin Trust - Grant to Serendipity
£2,000 29/06/2023
Core costs for Advancement of Health/Saving Lives
National Lottery Community Fund - SERENDIPITY MINDFULNESS & CREATIVE WRITING
£10,000 24/06/2022
The funding will be used to hold free creative writing and mindfulness workshops in Kirklees. The two-hour workshops bring people together from different backgrounds and support participants to ....more
Department for Work and Pensions - CORNICHE CONSULTING ASSOCIATES LIMMITED
£2,170 01/04/2022
The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit.
Department for Work and Pensions - CORNICHE CONSULTING ASSOCIATES
£5,543 01/04/2021
The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment.

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (3)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 02/12/2022, number: 1201197
Gift Aid
  • NOT 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
  • 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
1 returns made; all on time
Main office

4 FENAY LANE
ALMONDBURY
HUDDERSFIELD
HD5 8UL

Objectives

THE RELIEF OF THOSE IN NEED, BY REASON OF YOUTH, AGE, POOR MENTAL OR PHYSICAL HEALTH, DISABILITY, FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OR OTHER SOCIAL OR ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGE IN YORKSHIRE FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT BY PROVIDING SUPPORTED OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPLORE AND PRACTISE CREATIVE WRITING

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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