Finance Score: 2
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 11
  • Poor Liquidity: -1
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +11
Overall GiG Score: 19 ?

CHILDREN NORTH EAST 

The difference that Children North East sets out to make is for all north east children and young people to grow up healthy and happy. Our mission and aim is to promote the rights of children and young people. We achieve this through strengthening and empowering children, young people and families and influencing social policy.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • Spending has increased over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • 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 gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • Liquidity appears to have been slender at the latest year end
Established: 61 years
(117 years as a company)

www.children-ne.org.uk

enquiries@children-ne.org.uk

01912562444

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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£3,309£3,253£56£95£639£6392.49818
31/03/22£2,581£2,274£307£41£583£5833.17957
31/03/21£2,302£1,998£304£48£276£2761.76644
31/03/20£2,107£2,302£-195£46£-28£-28-0.174157
31/03/19£2,461£2,354£108£44£166£1660.878154
31/03/18£2,309£2,232£77£38£12£120.1740
31/03/17£1,918£1,752£166£42£-54£-54-0.4520
31/03/16£1,696£1,738£-42£68£485£4853.4540
31/03/15£1,986£2,036£-50£100£542£5423.2420
31/03/14£1,965£1,985£-20£68£604£6043.7440
31/03/13£1,789£1,715£74£93£629£5924.1370
31/03/12*£1,702£1,750£-48£97£1,131£1,1317.8390
31/03/11£2,243£2,190£53£130£1,179£1,0555.8510
31/03/10*£2,230£2,158£72£139£1,109£1,0625.9510
31/03/09£1,687£1,773£-86£147£938£9206.2480
31/03/08£1,540£1,635£-95£124£1,149£1,1498.4430
31/03/07£1,589£1,574£15£133£1,288£1,2889.8400
31/03/06£1,617£1,579£38£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£1,726£2,021£-295£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£1,983£2,130£-146£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 3.3%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 2.9%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 3%
Highest pay band: £70,000-£80,000
Liabilities/Assets: 60%
Liabilities/Income: 30%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 100%
Reserves/Spending: 2.4 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 1 months
Quick Ratio: 0.5
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Disability
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Other Charitable Purposes
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
Who works here?
  • 98 employees
  • 18 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Defined Groups
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Cumbria, Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne City, Northumberland, Sandwell, Stockton-on-tees, 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
Co-Op Foundation£103,369
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland£88,852
DCMS£51,226
Comic Relief£38,218
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Co-Op Foundation - #iwill Transitions Burnside College
£35,484 21/10/2022
Using a mentoring approach, the project will support a smooth transition from primary to secondary school. Mentors and mentees will subsequently work together to deliver a whole-school social action ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Bishop Auckland Social Action
£8,622 14/04/2022
The project will use the funding towards a 12 month youth led social action project making a lasting impact across the community. The project will provide the community with free accessible youth led ....more
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Children North East
£16,037 20/01/2022
Running costs to build on the ‘Playful Lives’ pilot, responding to the pandemic to work with the most disadvantaged families using a model of play
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Children North East
£750 20/01/2022
Purchasing a commercial electric oven for the young people's kitchen in Newcastle
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Children North East
£500 13/01/2022
Supporting the charity's purposes
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Children North East
£4,000 16/12/2021
Young people to access an outdoor youth based activity in the west end of Newcastle to help with their social interactions with their peers and build new relationships following the Covid-19 pandemic
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Children North East
£5,000 16/09/2021
The charity’s work with young people affected by domestic violence in the North East
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Children North East
£1,000 26/08/2021
Supporting the organisations charitable objects
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Children North East
£20,000 29/07/2021
Match funding for the North of Tyne Poverty Truth Commission
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Children North East
£10,000 24/06/2021
Core costs
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Children North East
£3,000 24/06/2021
Running costs to provide cooking on a budget sessions for the parents in Cowgate accessing the Little Friends group, using the food surplus from FareShare
Comic Relief - V.I.E.W - Virtual Inclusive Empowerment Workspace
£38,218 28/04/2021
Children North East is a registered charity who works with children, young people and their families, schools and communities to ensure they grow up to be healthy and happy. Our young peoples ....more
Ministry of Justice - Supported Child Contact Centres
£2,500 01/04/2021
To help sustain supported contact centres to contribute to costs to enable them to continue delivering supported contact in the community.
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - the charity’s ‘DARE’ programme, working with domestic abuse survivors and witnesses
£5,000 11/03/2021
the charity’s ‘DARE’ programme, working with domestic abuse survivors and witnesses
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - supporting the charity's purposes
£250 11/03/2021
supporting the charity's purposes
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - providing voluntary work, training and employment opportunities to young people in Blyth and Seaton Valley
£9,923 04/02/2021
providing voluntary work, training and employment opportunities to young people in Blyth and Seaton Valley
County Durham Community Foundation - Bishop Auckland Youth-led Social Action
£9,806 02/02/2021
To support the Bishop Auckland Youth-led Social Action programme.
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - supporting the charity's purposes
£250 14/01/2021
supporting the charity's purposes
Co-Op Foundation - Children North East #iwill School Transitions application
£67,885 19/11/2020
To train older pupils to become Peer Mentors in North Tyneside, to support other pupils who have been identified as at risk of poor transition
County Durham Community Foundation - School. Holiday Resource Packs within County Durham and Darlington
£9,000 13/08/2020
School. Holiday Resource Packs within County Durham and Darlington
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£51,226 11/08/2020
"The fund aims to:1) To reduce closures of essential charities that provide essential services to vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 crisis by ensuring they have the financial resources to ....more
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - support to distribute activity packs to vulnerable families to support home learning during the Covid-19 pandemic
£4,500 18/06/2020
support to distribute activity packs to vulnerable families to support home learning during the Covid-19 pandemic
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - distributing activity packs to vulnerable families to support home learning during the Covid-19 pandemic
£4,500 18/06/2020
distributing activity packs to vulnerable families to support home learning during the Covid-19 pandemic
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Children North East
£2,980 17/06/2020
6
COVID19 - This grant will fund the purchase of 50 tablets and software to support children and young people living in Newcastle who are unable to access face to face mentoring due to Covid-19, ....more
The Pilgrim Trust - Grant to Children North East
£25,000 03/06/2020
36
A three-year grant towards Your Future Matters - peer mentoring support for vulnerable girls living in south east Northumberland
Ministry of Justice - Supported Child Contact Centres
£2,670 01/01/2020
To help sustain supported contact centres to contribute to costs to enable them to continue delivering supported contact in the community.
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Running costs to turn an allotment into a project that inspires disadvantaged young people
£2,890 05/11/2019
Running costs to turn an allotment into a project that inspires disadvantaged young people
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A peer mentoring project for disadvantaged, young, isolated people in NE24
£10,028 02/09/2019
A peer mentoring project for disadvantaged, young, isolated people in NE24
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A Poverty Proofing / Early Years Pilot project
£5,147 04/07/2019
A Poverty Proofing / Early Years Pilot project
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Employing a part-time Project Coordinator to research best practice models for holiday provision for children aged 5-16 in the North East.
£10,000 02/07/2019
Employing a part-time Project Coordinator to research best practice models for holiday provision for children aged 5-16 in the North East.
National Lottery Community Fund - Go Adventuring!
£9,883 14/06/2019
12
This funding is for a project designed to provide activities, as well as mentoring and counselling sessions, for local young people, during the school holidays.
Ministry of Justice - ALB - Cafcass - Supported Child Contact Centres (SCCC) Grant 19-20
£2,805 01/04/2019
Provide support for contact centres
Youth Music - Musical Relationships
£99,363 11/05/2018
Musical Relationships
National Lottery Community Fund - Be Young, Be free - School Holiday Scheme
£9,862 20/04/2018
12
The group will continue to deliver a programme of activities during school holiday periods for disadvantaged children and young people, to include trips, residentials and recreational activities. ....more
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Two years' continuation funding of the BU Project - Year 2
£33,600 04/01/2018
Two years' continuation funding of the BU Project - Year 2
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Children North East
£65,200 08/06/2017
24
towards two years' continuation funding of the running costs of 'The BU Project' supporting disadvantaged children in Gateshead and Newcastle to improve their emotional wellbeing and mental health
National Lottery Community Fund - A Day Out, Not a Handout: North East 2017 Summer Holiday Project
£379,775 08/03/2017
13
The aim of the project is to reduce learning loss over the summer and provide opportunities for disadvantaged children to achieve the benefits that extra-curricular activities can bring. This ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Children North East
£119,991 09/02/2017
36
This project will engage vulnerable children and young people aged 11-18 years living in the East and West of Newcastle with "Youth Link", a peer mentoring scheme.
Youth Music - Musical Relationships
£66,665 27/04/2016
Musical Relationships
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Children North East
£77,000 12/03/2015
24
towards two years' running costs of 'The BU Project', supporting children living in deprived areas of Gateshead and Newcastle to improve their emotional wellbeing and mental health
National Lottery Community Fund - Newcastle Best Start?/Wonderful Babies
£372,778 01/08/2013
12
This portfolio will engage more with expectant parents during pregnancy by recruiting more midwives especially to advise women and those experiencing domestic violence. It will set up an online ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Northumberland Youth Link
£489,828 17/06/2013
48
The aim of this continuation project is to improve the lives of vulnerable young people (YP) aged 12- 25 who live isolated lives in rural areas of Northumberland by matching them with volunteer peer ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - WEYES - Young People's Community Cafe
£60,000 27/06/2011
23
The project will work with young people aged between 13-25 years old to establish a community cafe in the West End of Newcastle that will be open to the public at weekends. Young people will identify ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - WEYES - BU Mental Health Project
£460,510 13/01/2011
48
This project will create a structured delivery programme for the existing Better Yourself preventative mental health diploma programme. The diploma was designed and developed in partnership with ....more
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How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 6/7 persons

Age Range of Trustees:
  • ALEX COBURN Appointed: 2019, Occupation: Business Manager
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 07/10/1963, number: 222041
  • Registered at Companies House on 28/09/1906, number: 00090288
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; AR12: 1 days late, AR10: 2 days late,
Main office

CHILDREN NORTH EAST
89 DENHILL PARK
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
NE15 6QE

Objectives

TO PROMOTE THE GENERAL HEALTH, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES AND CARERS LIVING IN THE NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND, THE REST OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND SUCH OTHER LOCATIONS AS THE TRUSTEES OF THE CHARITY DETERMINE FROM TIME TO TIME THROUGH THE PROVISION OF A RANGE OF SERVICES, TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE, THEIR MOTHERS, FATHERS, CARERS AND THE PROFESSIONALS WHO WORK WITH THEM; ANDTO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC AND PROFESSIONALS IN CHILD WELFARE ISSUES.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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