Finance Score: 4
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 12
  • Poor Liquidity: -1
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +12
Overall GiG Score: 25 ?

THE CYRENIANS LTD 

Changing Lives is a national, charity which provides specialist support services to vulnerable people and their families. Our key themes of work include: housing & homelessness, drug & alcohol, women & children's and employment services. Our mission is 'changing lives, building futures'.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no 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 and a Community Foundation
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • Liquidity appears to have been slender at the latest year end
Established: 53 years

www.changing-lives.org.uk

susan.carr@changing-lives.org.uk

01912738891

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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£33,446£33,413£33£7£13,705£7,4992.7646150
31/03/22£31,390£31,042£348£14£13,672£7,3572.8671149
31/03/21£27,860£26,295£1,564£7£14,129£7,5933.5676122
31/03/20£24,314£22,203£2,111£11£15,608£9,6395.257910
31/03/19£20,940£20,902£38£37£14,045£9,7245.6517376
31/03/18£19,823£19,103£721£87£14,007£9,4605.94880
31/03/17£17,047£14,703£2,344£92£13,286£9,0207.43470
31/03/16£14,161£13,697£463£304£10,942£7,6936.73490
31/03/15£15,208£13,025£2,182£91£10,623£7,7707.24240
31/03/14£12,326£10,405£1,921£96£8,441£6,8077.93230
31/03/13£8,305£7,851£454£95£6,473£6,4229.82270
31/03/12£6,680£6,275£405£12£6,019£5,91011.31910
31/03/11£6,188£5,980£207£12£5,670£5,457111530
31/03/10£5,355£5,037£318£10£4,781£4,0349.61380
31/03/09£3,816£3,737£79£9£4,134£4,041131030
31/03/08£3,160£3,158£2£9£4,088£4601.71040
31/03/07£3,323£2,717£607£8£3,136£3,13613.9900
31/03/06£2,237£2,062£175£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£2,236£2,041£195£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04*£2,237£2,162£75£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 1%
Highest pay band: £120,000-£130,000
Liabilities/Assets: 33%
Liabilities/Income: 21%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 55%
Reserves/Spending: 2.7 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 1 months
Quick Ratio: 0.3
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
Who works here?
  • 646 employees
  • 150 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups
How it operates
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout England,

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£892,341
DCMS£621,911
Home Office£434,000
Lankelly Chase Foundation£186,713
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Shears Foundation - Changing Lives
£20,000 04/05/2023
GAP and MAP Project
Two Ridings Community Foundation - Grant to Changing Lives
£2,700 14/11/2022
York Together With Young People Engagement
Home Office - VAWG: Breaking Cycles of Violence and Supporting Children Affected
£434,000 17/10/2022
The purpose of this grant is to bring together work undertaken to prevent and support victims of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) specifically workstrands supporting children affected by ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Grant to The Cyrenians Ltd (Changing Lives)
£450 13/05/2022
To provide extra services.
The Shears Foundation - Changing Lives
£20,000 05/04/2022
GAP/MAP
Lankelly Chase Foundation - Grant to Cyrenians - Changing Lives
£7,200 07/02/2022
Cyrenians - Changing Lives
Two Ridings Community Foundation - Grant to Changing Lives
£4,400 19/01/2022
Grant to Changing Lives
National Lottery Community Fund - Inspire
£498,000 26/11/2021
The project will provide vital support to vulnerable and marginalised women specifically those with experience of sex work survival sex and sexual exploitation. 50 women per annum will receive ....more
Lankelly Chase Foundation - Grant to Cyrenians - Changing Lives
£58,234 08/11/2021
Cyrenians - Changing Lives
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Changing Lives
£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 Changing Lives
£5,000 26/08/2021
The provision of household items including furniture to support the resettlement into more permanent accommodation for people moving on from homelessness hostels in Newcastle
Sport England - TGC CF York Women’s Wellness Centre
£4,620 02/08/2021
11
The project will deliver a yoga programme to 24 disadvantaged women in York, including those facing homelessness, those at risk of re-offending and those excluded from mainstream services.
Lankelly Chase Foundation - Grant to Cyrenians - Changing Lives
£8,500 15/06/2021
Cyrenians - Changing Lives
Ministry of Justice - Women's Community Sector Core Costs Funding
£48,000 01/04/2021
To support organisations which are developing a whole systems approach to female offenders across the country.
National Lottery Community Fund - IRIS Extension
£49,341 01/03/2021
12
The project will use its funding to continue to provide holistic support to female sex workers supporting them to reduce harm improve sexual mental and physical health develop emotional resilience ....more
Ministry of Justice - Women's Community Sector Funding
£60,000 18/01/2021
The womens community sector grants scheme offers £2.5 million in funding for core costs to promote greater financial stability throughout the sector.
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - working with young people affected by domestic violence in the North East
£5,000 28/08/2020
working with young people affected by domestic violence in the North East
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government - Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation: COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund
£100,000 05/06/2020
Organisations providing services and support for vulnerable people, for which there will be increased demand as a result of the COVID-19 crisis
DCMS - Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation: COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund
£100,000 05/06/2020
NET, Comic Relief and Children in Need will use this funding to provide: increased support to vulnerable people and hidden groups, thus reducing the burden on public services; reach local grassroots ....more
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Support for vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
£10,000 30/04/2020
Support for vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - support for vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
£10,000 30/04/2020
support for vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
DCMS - Changing Lives 19/20
£521,911 01/04/2020
To provide trauma-informed support for vulnerable women who have been groomed by groups of men for sexual exploitation in locations across the North East and Yorkshire
Lankelly Chase Foundation - Grant to Cyrenians (known as Changing Lives)
£112,779 27/01/2020
The salary and associated costs of one of the coordinators of the Multiple and Complex Needs Network in York
National Lottery Community Fund - Liberty
£345,000 18/07/2019
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The funding will help to continue their work tackling serious issues such as homelessness, sexual exploitation and addiction in the North East.
Ministry of Defence - Financial Assistance/Support
£69,500 01/04/2019
Banking fines - Treasury to direct to various Armed Forces causes
DCMS - Changing Lives 19/20
£478,089 01/04/2019
To provide trauma-informed support for vulnerable women who have been groomed by groups of men for sexual exploitation in locations across the North East and Yorkshire
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Changing Lives
£5,000 07/03/2019
6
Grant through the Collaboration Action Fund.
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Recovery Choir/ Rough Sleeper Mugs
£3,500 28/02/2019
Recovery Choir/ Rough Sleeper Mugs
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Changing Lives
£49,950 22/02/2019
12
Grant to Changing Lives to established a new project in Sundeland providing safe and supportive accommodation to vulnerable women.
DCMS - Athena
£49,950 22/02/2019
Changing Lives has been providing services to people facing homelessness in the North east of England for 45 years. The grant will enable a new project to be established providing safe and supportive ....more
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - For the provision of starter/move-on packs for homeless people in Changing Lives' Newcastle services to support positive movement
£2,500 07/02/2019
For the provision of starter/move-on packs for homeless people in Changing Lives' Newcastle services to support positive movement
National Lottery Community Fund - Designing Services by Lived Experience
£9,000 06/02/2019
11
This project will bring together two existing local programmes to up-skill service users and give them the platform to change, shape and improve future services for vulnerable people, including those ....more
DCMS - Women Side by Side
£25,000 01/02/2019
This project will enable women with lived experience of mental health and complex needs to come together from across our womens services, receive support and training, and provide peer support within ....more
Lankelly Chase Foundation - Multiple Complex Needs Network
£45,000 28/01/2019
13
To provide resourcing for three activities undertaken by the Multiple Complex Needs Network in York to support their work locally.
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Housing First: Supporting vulnerable homeless people into sustainable accommodation
£3,815 24/09/2018
Housing First: Supporting vulnerable homeless people into sustainable accommodation
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Changing Lives
£60,000 30/08/2018
Free But Not Free
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Towards project running costs pf the Health and Wellbeing Hub at Eslington House
£10,000 18/06/2018
Towards project running costs pf the Health and Wellbeing Hub at Eslington House
Ministry of Defence - Financial Assistance/Support
£71,000 01/04/2018
Banking fines - Treasury to direct to various Armed Forces causes
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Supporting victims of sexual exploitation
£4,000 05/03/2018
Supporting victims of sexual exploitation
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Towards the Changing Lives Arts Project
£5,192 01/02/2018
Towards the Changing Lives Arts Project
County Durham Community Foundation - Resettlement worker and volunteers
£24,978 22/11/2017
To support a resettlement worker and volunteers.
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Pilot project to work with mothers ar risk of having their children taken away from them
£3,000 02/11/2017
Pilot project to work with mothers ar risk of having their children taken away from them
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - As a contribution to the work of your organisation in combatting the sexual exploitation of children and young people in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland only
£15,000 19/09/2017
As a contribution to the work of your organisation in combatting the sexual exploitation of children and young people in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland only
National Lottery Community Fund - Iris
£498,228 09/08/2017
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This project will reach out to women involved in sex work for survival who are the victims of abuse and exploitation. It will support them to lead healthier and safer lives by reducing their risk of ....more
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Changing Lives
£50,000 21/07/2017
12
Grant to set up a service for women in Sunderland, providing therapeutic interventions to support them to exit and recover from abusive relationships and move into safe and sustainable accommodation ....more
DCMS - Virgin Money Foundation North East Fund
£25,000 21/07/2017
Changing Lives has been working in Sunderland for 12 years and have built relationships with some of the hardest to reach women in the community. These women have highly complex needs, many have ....more
DCMS - Virgin Money Foundation North East Fund
£25,000 21/07/2017
Changing Lives has been working in Sunderland for 12 years and have built relationships with some of the hardest to reach women in the community. These women have highly complex needs, many have ....more
Ministry of Defence - Local Grants 2017/18
£19,683 01/04/2017
Community Integration and Local Service Delivery
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - To enable Changing Lives clients project at Minsteracres
£3,000 15/09/2016
To enable Changing Lives clients project at Minsteracres
National Lottery Community Fund - Breaking the Cycle Blackburn
£498,017 04/04/2016
36
Supporting women, young people and children experiencing domestic abuse, the project will offer immediate assistance with issues such as housing, drug and alcohol issues, and provide support for long ....more
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Changing Lives
£50,000 20/11/2015
12
Grant to fund the Homelife Tenancy Support Team to help people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness to find and sustain an affordable home.
Lankelly Chase Foundation - Systems Changers
£3,000 16/10/2015
To support a member of staff to attend the Systems Changers development programme for frontline workers
National Lottery Community Fund - Families Talking Together
£35,610 07/10/2015
12
Families Talking Together
National Lottery Community Fund - Knowsley Families Project (KFP)
£312,098 25/09/2015
36
A project to improve the lives of vulnerable families who are experiencing poverty and deprivation. The scheme, which will target those who have multiple and complex needs, including behavioural ....more
Lankelly Chase Foundation - Systems Changers
£3,000 01/09/2015
To support a member of staff to attend the Systems Changers development programme for frontline workers
Tudor Trust - Grant to Changing Lives
£6,750 30/07/2015
over one year towards a resilient resettlement and community integration project for ex-homeless people in Gateshead
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Towards New Beginnings Fund
£5,000 29/07/2015
Towards New Beginnings Fund
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Towards the running costs of the Girls Are Proud Project (Year 3)
£30,000 01/04/2015
Towards the running costs of the Girls Are Proud Project (Year 3)
National Lottery Community Fund - Iris
£125,702 09/03/2015
18
Not Available
Bridges Social Impact Bond Fund - Physical health
£343,750 01/02/2015
People with long-term health conditions
Nationwide Foundation - Grant to Tyneside Cyrenians
£40,000 12/09/2014
To bring 4 additional empty properties back into use as homes for people who have been homeless or experienced chaotic lives. Support is given to tenants so they can sustain their tenancy. CL offers ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - SHINE
£218,318 09/07/2014
25
Not Available
Northern Rock Foundation - Grant awarded to Changing Lives (North East)
£18,000 25/04/2014
To host three annual North East Sex Work Forum Regional Learning days.
Nationwide Foundation - Grant to Tyneside Cyrenians
£127,600 12/09/2013
To bring 15 empty properties back into use as homes for people who have been homeless or experienced chaotic lives.Support is given to tenants so they can sustain their tenancy. Cyrenians offers ....more
Northern Rock Foundation - Grant awarded to Changing Lives (Tyne & Wear)
£38,500 16/07/2013
Toward work with sexually exploited men in Newcastle and Gateshead, alongside a regional learning event.
Northern Rock Foundation - Grant awarded to Changing Lives (Tyne & Wear)
£49,930 12/06/2013
To part fund the running costs of a furniture recycling/resale unit in Newcastle.
Barrow Cadbury Trust - Not About Us, For Us
£4,775 27/03/2013
Not About Us, For Us
National Lottery Community Fund - Newcastle and Gateshead - Multiple and Complex Needs
£5,562,000 18/03/2013
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This is a project led by The Cyrenians, a charity and registered company based in Newcastle, serving the development of the Multiple and Complex Needs partnership in the Newcastle/Gateshead target ....more
Northern Rock Foundation - Grant awarded to Changing Lives (North East)
£150,000 05/03/2013
Towards the regional manager of Business Action on Homelessness and to pay for two job coaches to work as part of a regional team to help people living in hostel accommodation to move into sustained ....more
Northern Rock Foundation - Grant awarded to Changing Lives (Tyne & Wear)
£65,000 05/03/2013
For the GAP project which works with sexually exploited women in Newcastle.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Cyrenians
£90,000 05/12/2012
36
towards three years’ running costs of a peer-led support service for women who are vulnerable to sexual exploitation and involved in sex work in Tyne and Wear
National Lottery Community Fund - Reaching the streets
£253,440 17/05/2012
36
The Cyrenians has received the funding to expand its project which helps people, mainly aged between 16 and 35, who are affected by homelessness, alcohol and substance abuse, and mental and physical ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Reducing Women's Offending in North East England
£62,700 28/03/2012
12
Cyrenians will develop a social investment model aimed at providing positive outcomes for women offenders and the communities in which they live, building on two years' previous work in this sector ....more
Northern Rock Foundation - Grant awarded to Changing Lives (Tyne & Wear)
£17,421 16/12/2011
Towards work to highlight needs of vulnerable males involved in selling sex on Tyne and Wear.
Northern Rock Foundation - Grant awarded to Changing Lives (Durham)
£7,500 28/11/2011
To fund a feasibility study into a furniture re-use and collection service.
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Changing Lives
£150,000 15/09/2011
Towards the Alcohol Family Intervention Programme, an early intervention project with girls in Knowsley.
National Lottery Community Fund - New Beginnings
£27,000 24/11/2010
12
This project will enable the organisation to complete the refurbish two kitchens and seven bathrooms in their two hostels for homeless people. Women who use the facility will be offered training in ....more
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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: 34-68
  • ANTHONY MAY Appointed: 2024, Occupation: Trainee Solicitor
  • DEAN FIELDING Appointed: 2016, Occupation: Finance/Business Director
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 19/07/1971, number: 500640
  • Registered at Companies House on 01/12/1970, number: 00995799
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
Other Regulators
  • Care Quality Commission
  • Homes England
  • 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; AR04: 1 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from YORK ARC LIGHT LIMITED on 01/12/2019
  • Asset transfer in from THE LUKE AND MARCUS TRUST on 13/09/2022
Main office

Changing Lives
Unit H26
The Avenues
Eleventh Avenue North
Team Valley
GATESHEA

Objectives

THE RELIEF OF POVERTY, SICKNESS AND OLD AGE IN PARTICULAR (BUT WITHOUT IN ANY WAY LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING WORDS) FOR THE RELIEF OF THE POVERTY OF PERSONS WHO BY REASON OF MENTAL OR PHYSICAL INFIRMITY ARE UNABLE TO FULFIL THEIR DUTIES AS CITIZENS OR THEIR OBLIGATIONS TO THEIR EMPLOYERS.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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