Finance Score: 3
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 9
  • Poor Liquidity: -1
  • Good reserves management: +3
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +9
Overall GiG Score: 18 ?

ICAN CHARITY 

I CAN provides a combination of specialist therapy and education for children with speech and language difficulties through its Special Schools and Language Development Programmes, to enable children to develop and reach their full potential. We provide information for parents and a programme of courses, conferences, seminars and training to help professionals identify and support these children
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • Reserves management has been consistently within official guidelines
  • There has been reasonable growth in spending over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • 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 age and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • Liquidity appears to have been slender at the latest year end

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£10,884£11,617£-733£403£7,151£3,3603.522110
31/03/22£9,702£9,586£116£350£8,060£4,1355.22058
31/03/21£8,680£8,524£156£439£7,468£3,6475.118710
31/03/20£7,959£8,012£-53£737£6,703£3,353518032
31/03/19£8,031£7,356£675£419£6,758£3,5425.815623
31/03/18£7,433£8,215£-782£374£5,920£2,8974.21880
31/03/17£7,793£8,412£-619£548£6,775£3,4384.91910
31/03/16£8,417£9,052£-635£767£6,864£3,6474.82030
31/03/15£9,123£9,564£-441£894£7,328£3,8294.81710
31/03/14£9,358£9,142£216£835£7,416£3,81651690
31/03/13£8,956£10,260£-1,304£1,023£7,463£4,0264.71760
31/03/12£10,131£10,130£1£937£8,407£5,2406.21730
31/03/11£9,236£9,204£32£946£8,043£4,9356.41650
31/03/10£8,996£9,108£-112£942£7,686£4,6596.11640
31/03/09£8,331£8,913£-582£1,024£6,870£3,9685.31650
31/03/08£8,481£8,840£-359£950£7,721£4,3525.91670
31/03/07£8,050£7,949£101£968£8,353£4,9787.51710
31/03/06£7,381£7,492£-111£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05*£6,997£7,010£-13£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£7,461£7,591£-130£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 11%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 3.5%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 7%
Highest pay band: £80,000-£90,000
Liabilities/Assets: 28%
Liabilities/Income: 25%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 47%
Reserves/Spending: 3.5 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: -0 months
Quick Ratio: 0.1
Asset Split ?
Established: 62 years
(115 years as a company)

https://speechandlanguage.org.uk/

information@speechandlanguage.org.uk

02078432510

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Education/Training
GiG Classification
  • Technical, vocational and continuing education
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Northern Ireland, Scotland, Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young 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
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington£344,134
Esmee Fairbairn£180,000
Department for Education£174,000
Pears Foundation£80,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Speech and Language UK
£5,000 20/02/2023
Towards unrestricted core costs as a Cost of Living Uplift
Pears Foundation - Grant to Speech and Language UK
£80,000 26/10/2021
Core Funding
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Grant to I CAN
£344,134 12/03/2021
36
To support the Early Talk Boost scheme.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to I CAN
£14,860 30/11/2020
This project will provide a tele-therapy provision, ensuring more children with language disorders affected by covid-19, access specialist speech & language therapy. This will support their ....more
Department for Education - Supporting Early Years Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Children
£174,000 18/06/2020
Organisations who provide advice and support to people who are pushed into crisis
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to I CAN
£25,000 05/05/2020
6
towards unrestricted core costs as a COVID-19 Fast Response grant
Cumbria Community Foundation - Language and communication skills programme for early years children in Copeland
£10,000 03/03/2020
Language and communication skills programme for early years children in Copeland
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to I CAN
£150,000 22/01/2020
36
Towards unrestricted core costs to support the early identification of children’s speech, language and communication needs.
Somerset Community Foundation - Powering up the future - HPC helping local children and young people fulfil their potential
£69,748 29/04/2019
23
A programme of targeted speech, language and communication interventions for children and young people in Sydenham and Hamp – as well as support for parents and training for professionals
Wolfson Foundation - Grant to I CAN
£40,000 05/12/2018
Refurbishment of food technology room at Dawn House School, Nottinghamshire
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to I CAN
£15,000 16/05/2018
refurbishment of a building for a charity which works with disadvantaged young people in Nottinghamshire
National Lottery Community Fund - Tots Talking
£191,222 04/10/2017
24
This project is designed to support the communication and language development of two year olds in Knowsley, Merseyside. The work has been developed in collaboration with local parents and carers who ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to I CAN
£36,700 14/06/2017
36
To deliver a residential holiday play scheme to children and young people with speech, language and communication needs. They will gain confidence and independence and improve their social skills.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to I CAN
£50,000 14/03/2013
towards one year's running costs of the national Help Enquiry Service that provides advice and support for the parents and carers of children with communication difficulties
Dulverton Trust - Communication Ambassadors
£15,000 27/02/2013
Communication Ambassadors
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to I CAN
£120,000 01/12/2011
Towards the salary of the project manager and four regional advisors.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (10)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 34-72
  • LUKE MANNING Appointed: 2020, Occupation: Global Head Of Sustainability
  • NARAYAN DEB Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Assistant Principal
  • SIMON WRIGHT Appointed: 2019, Occupation: Co-Founder And Managing Director
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 27/09/1962, number: 210031
  • Registered at Companies House on 23/09/1908, number: 00099629
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Other Regulators
  • Ofsted (Office For Standards In Education)
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
  • 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
20 returns made; AR05: 1 days late,
Main office

17-21 Wenlock Road
London
N1 7GT

Objectives

THE COMPANY IS ESTABLISHED FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SPEECH, LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR ALL CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE, WITH A PARTICULAR FOCUS ON CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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