Finance Score: -3
Governance Score: 7
Support Score: 10
  • Good reserves management: +3
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs high: -4
  • No volunteer policy: -2
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +10
Overall GiG Score: 14 ?

BREAK 

Break supports children, young people and families in four key areas - young people in care and moving on, children and young people with disabilities, families in need of support and children at risk.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • Reserves management has been consistently within official guidelines
  • Spending has increased over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • 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 gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Although this charity works with volunteers it does not have a Volunteer Management policy
  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending
  • Fundraising costs are extremely high relative to funds raised

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£14,346£14,501£-155£4,333£5,429£5,3144.4443712
31/03/22£13,608£13,322£286£4,182£5,933£5,6775.1438671
31/03/21£12,690£12,035£655£3,415£5,647£5,1455.1417844
31/03/20£12,712£13,065£-353£4,059£4,992£4,7974.4447918
31/03/19£13,439£12,261£1,178£4,111£4,898£4,7134.6430937
31/03/18£11,837£11,388£449£4,015£3,720£3,5973.84340
31/03/17£10,766£10,630£136£3,449£3,271£3,1583.62790
31/03/16£11,364£11,418£-54£4,090£2,942£2,83332690
31/03/15£10,038£10,216£-178£3,248£2,952£2,8533.42750
31/03/14£10,543£10,078£465£3,242£3,344£3,2063.81840
31/03/13£9,604£9,969£-364£2,876£3,403£3,28342500
31/03/12£9,872£9,866£7£2,661£3,332£1300.23050
31/03/11£9,307£9,022£284£2,430£3,324£3,2994.42250
31/03/10£8,389£8,213£175£2,200£2,996£2,9854.43170
31/03/09£7,765£7,558£207£2,036£2,812£2,8084.52850
31/03/08£7,170£7,130£40£1,896£2,779£2,7274.62170
31/03/07£6,417£6,583£-166£1,757£2,624£2,6144.82170
31/03/06£6,283£6,313£-30£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£5,821£5,860£-39£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£4,856£4,822£34£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 44.5%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 29.9%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 2%
Highest pay band: £70,000-£80,000
Liabilities/Assets: 14%
Liabilities/Income: 6%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 98%
Reserves/Spending: 4.4 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 2 months
Quick Ratio: 2.4
Asset Split ?
Established: 41 years

www.break-charity.org

office@break-charity.org

01603670100

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Other Charitable Purposes
GiG Classification
  • Emotional support, counselling or therapy
How it operates
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People With Disabilities

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
Esmee Fairbairn£348,312
CHK Foundation£289,550
Garfield Weston Foundation£25,000
BBC Children in Need£23,373
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation - Aspire to Be
£2,400 25/07/2023
to continue running the Aspire to Be programme for 26 young people in care or care leavers
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation - Cambridge Standing Tall Learning and Community Programme
£4,018 26/04/2023
15
to enable 12 young people living in a Break care home, or using their leaving care services, to take part in a mass participation visual arts project culminating in a trail of sculptures around ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Break
£17,021 27/02/2023
Towards unrestricted core costs as a Cost of Living Uplift
CHK Foundation - CHK Main Grant
£1,550 10/02/2023
to support specified work
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Break Charity
£500 20/10/2022
0
‘Cost of Living uplift: £500 to help projects meet their rising costs and respond to increased demand 31/10/2022’
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 04/02/2022
Opportunities Plus: alternative education and employability pathways for care-experienced young people
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Break
£253,902 07/07/2021
36
Towards project costs of Staying on Track, a co-produced emotional wellbeing service for care experienced young people in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.
Masonic Trust - MCF Freemasons COVID-19 Community Fund
£21,500 05/07/2021
A grant to support 106 young people aged 8-24 who are in care, leaving care and on the edge of care in East Anglia through mentoring and skills-based workshops to build confidence and skills.
CHK Foundation - CHK Main Grant
£238,000 07/04/2021
to support specified work
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Break
£44,852 15/12/2020
12
Towards project costs to co-produce a toolkit with care experienced young people to support the scaling of the Staying Close Staying Connected project
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Break Charity
£22,873 30/11/2020
This project will deliver a therapeutic learning programme to care experienced young people from Norfolk impacted by the C-19 pandemic. The activities will result in increased physical safety, ....more
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£9,970 02/07/2020
"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
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Break
£32,537 05/05/2020
6
towards unrestricted core costs as a COVID-19 Fast Response grant
CHK Foundation - CHK Main Grant
£50,000 17/03/2020
to support work with care leavers
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Break Charity
£17,471 08/05/2018
36
The project will deliver summer holiday activities for children experiencing challenging homelives. The project will improve emotional wellbeing, develop positive relationships and increase self ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Break
£192,986 24/01/2018
36
Towards a programme to improve stability and the support that care leavers receive in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.
National Lottery Community Fund - Speak Up Forum
£9,980 20/09/2017
12
This group will use the funding to deliver a series of sessions offering support and guidance for care leavers to help them to transition into adult life, the project will provide new skills and ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Break Charity
£111,707 14/06/2017
36
The project will provide therapeutic group support to children and young people whose parents have separated and are experiencing distress. The project will build resilience, improve family ....more
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Break
£10,000 15/01/2017
purchase of minibus for a charity which works with disabled people in Norfolk
National Lottery Community Fund - Separating Successfully Programme
£379,789 17/04/2013
36
A new project to improve the emotional and practical resilience of separating parents in Norfolk. Separating parents may lack suitable support or skills to deal with conflict and the accompanying ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Break
£120,000 01/12/2011
Towards the salary costs of a manager and a part time co-ordinator and an external evaluation of the mentoring and transition programmes.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (9)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 8/9 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 42-71
  • JOHNNIE SAM Appointed: 2011, Occupation: Deputy Chairman
  • JULIET ALLAN Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Commercial Director
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 06/05/1983, number: 286650
  • Registered at Companies House on 15/02/1983, number: 01699685
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
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
  • 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
Filing Record
20 returns made; all on time
Main office

Break
Schofield House
1 Spar Road
NORWICH
NR6 6BX

Objectives

1. THE RELIEF OF THE NEEDS OF PERSONS WHO ARE SICK, DISABLED (WHETHER PHYSICALLY OR MENTALLY), DISADVANTAGED, INFIRM OR WHO HAVE LEARNING DISABILITIES OR OTHER SPECIAL NEEDS AND OF CHILDREN IN NEED WHO COME FROM POOR OR DEPRIVED BACKGROUNDS; 2. THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF ANY PERSONS WHO FALL WITHIN THE CATEGORIES SPECIFIED IN CLAUSES 3.1 AND 3.3; 3. THE RELIEF OF THE NEEDS OF PERSONS WHO EXPERIENCE EMOTIONAL OR BEHAVIOURAL DISORDERS; 3.4 THE RELIEF OF THE NEEDS AND THE SUPPORT OF THE FAMILIES OF ANY PERSONS FALLING INTO THE CATEGORIES SPECIFIED IN THIS CLAUSE 3.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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