Overall GiG Score: 14 based on 17 data points
Finance: -3
Governance: 6
Support: 11
Poor Liquidity: -1, Multiple Deficits: -2,
Good trustee age range: +3, Dynamic board: +3,
Supporters: +11



To empower children and young people to change their worlds through the arts
Analysis by Giving is Great


  • 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
  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending
Established: 50 years




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Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
Cost £k
Funds £k
Funds £k
Staff Volun-

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 6%
Highest pay band: £90,000-£100,000
Liabilities/Assets: 14%
Liabilities/Income: 59%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 5%
Reserves/Spending: 0 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 3 months
Quick Ratio: 1.3
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Disability
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
Wac Arts is a multifunctional charity comprising a number of departments:WAC- provides access to the performing arts for the young, the disabled and disadvantagedCentre - room lettings
Who works here?
  • 67 employees
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Throughout London,

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
John Lyon's Charity£156,300
City Bridge Trust£150,000
The Foyle Foundation£115,000
Greater London Authority£89,940
Tuixen Foundation£60,000
Paul Hamlyn Foundation£20,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
To be used for
John Lyon's Charity
£3,000 02/02/2023
Cost-of-Living Uplift
John Lyon's Charity
£26,000 17/11/2022
Wac Arts London Outreach
The Foyle Foundation
£40,000 20/09/2022
towards plans to create a national network of local arts hubs providing affordable art classes and outreach for young people
The Childhood Trust
£5,000 28/06/2022
Wac Arts provides high-quality affordable arts training for young people; committed to widening access, and nurturing creativity. We provide a safe space for those facing the greatest physical, ....more
John Lyon's Charity
£23,800 14/07/2021
Reach and Pathways Expansion Programme
The Childhood Trust
£3,000 22/06/2021
Wac Arts provides an uplifting digital and face-to-face multi-disciplinary arts programme to empower disadvantaged young people age 5 to 30 to transform their lives and improve their mental and ....more
John Lyon's Charity
£4,000 15/06/2021
Wac Arts Summer Programme 2021
Tuixen Foundation
£20,000 05/05/2021
WAC Arts supports young people (including disadvantaged and those with disabilities) to develop skills and confidence and thus change their lives through performing arts.
City Bridge Trust
£50,000 23/02/2021
£50,000 over six months towards the costs of core salaries, as identified in the application, together with some general running costs.
John Lyon's Charity
£90,000 18/11/2020
Director of Programmes and Engagement Officer salary contributions
John Lyon's Charity
£5,500 04/08/2020
Wac Arts Summer Programme 2020
The Childhood Trust
£3,000 03/07/2020
Wac Arts provides vital, safe & accessible creative youth provision, for 1000+ young people, particularly those facing physical, social & economic challenges. To ensure we continue to meet ....more
The National Lottery Community Fund
£9,989 15/05/2020
The funding will be used to run online arts activity sessions for people in self-isolation or who live alone. The project aims to support the community through the Covid-19 pandemic.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
£20,000 14/05/2020
Support to aid the organisation in dealing with the challenges posed by COVID19.
Tuixen Foundation
£20,000 24/04/2020
WAC Arts provides access to the performing arts for the young, disabled and disadvantaged to empower them to achieve their potential.
£98,000 01/04/2020
To support Arts and Culture throughout England
City Bridge Trust
£100,000 26/03/2020
£100,000 towards the capital costs of improved access facilities to the Old Town Hall.
The Foyle Foundation
£75,000 28/11/2019
towards core costs to support the organisation in response to the Covid-19 pandemic (awarded grant in response to coronavirus)
Greater London Authority
£89,940 01/09/2019
Positive activities for young people involved in crime or at risk of crime or exclusion
Tuixen Foundation
£20,000 11/07/2019
WAC Arts provides access to the performing arts for the young, disabled and disadvantaged.
John Lyon's Charity
£4,000 17/06/2019
Wac Arts Summer Programme 2019
Tuixen Foundation
£20,000 10/08/2018
WAC Arts provides access to the performing arts for the young, disabled and disadvantaged.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund
£86,400 01/08/2018
Connecting Communities - The heritage of change makers at the Old Town Hall
The National Lottery Community Fund
£10,000 14/03/2018
The funding will be used by a charity to run a leadership project that will support young people with disabilities to enhance their skills and gain new experiences. The project aims to improve ....more
Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation
£30,100 07/11/2017
Enabling of critical mass of diverse Senior Tutors
BBC Children in Need
£114,625 06/08/2017
This project will work with young disabled people through the use of inclusive media technology. The project will improve their communication skills, help them build relationships, and develop ....more
Tuixen Foundation
£20,000 12/07/2017
WAC Arts provides access to the performing arts for the young, disabled and disadvantaged.
Garfield Weston Foundation
£100,000 23/05/2017
Core Costs
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
£60,000 27/02/2017
Wac Arts is an arts and media charity based in North London. It provides a range of activities and professional training in the arts for young people facing various challenges. This grant will fund a ....more
Tuixen Foundation
£20,000 22/06/2016
WAC Arts provides access to the performing arts for the young, disabled and disadvantaged.
The National Lottery Community Fund
£38,847 29/03/2016
They will support disabled young people to take part in sports, leisure and art activities. This will be done through weekly sessions offering things like drama, music, pilates, climbing, dance, and ....more
Tuixen Foundation
£20,000 13/07/2015
WAC Arts provides access to the performing arts for the young, disabled and disadvantaged.
Tuixen Foundation
£5,000 24/11/2014
WAC Arts provides access to the performing arts for the young, disabled and disadvantaged.
Sport England
£9,999 25/02/2014
Funding under Sport England's Get Equipped funding programme for a Revenue project titled 'Get Equipped - Wac Arts Sports'. This project is a Multi Sports project, with a focus on beneficiaries with ....more
Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation
£75,000 04/07/2011
Senior tutor fees and sustainability for the college
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 36-65
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 18/03/1974, number: 267043
  • Registered at Companies House on 31/01/1974, number: 01158819
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Main office



The Charity’s objects are: 3.1 To advance public education, particularly by the promotion of performing, fine or applied arts, especially those activities which seek to make the arts relevant to the community, in particular for children and young people.3.2 For the public benefit, in the interests of social welfare to provide, or assist in the provision of, facilities for recreation or other leisure time and non-leisure time activities with the object of improving the lives of those in need and the facilities will be available to the members of the public at large. 3.3 To provide support and services to charities and other organisations to help them promote the effectiveness and efficiency of those organisations. 3.4 To promote and improve citizenship and community development via the use of the Charity’s services and its assets.

Defined Area of Benefit: NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving

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