Finance Score: 1
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 7
  • Good reserves management: +3
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +7
Overall GiG Score: 17 ?

MAKING SPACE 

Making Space exists for the relief of people who are in need by reason of any physical or mental illness or disability arising from age, accident, disease or infection, including but without limitation learning disabilities and dementia, and the relief of their families and carers.
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

Financial issues to consider:

  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending
Established: 42 years

www.makingspace.co.uk

business.support@makingspace.co.uk

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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*£30,975£32,342£-1,367£0£16,557£15,8195.91,024220
31/03/22£31,581£32,238£-657£0£18,139£17,1396.41,079347
31/03/21£27,571£26,602£969£0£18,633£17,6278989299
31/03/20£27,039£26,532£508£0£17,737£16,7437.6951410
31/03/19£26,084£25,785£300£0£17,196£16,1907.5987450
31/03/18£25,059£25,410£-351£0£16,915£15,9047.51,0240
31/03/17£24,824£23,403£1,421£0£17,255£16,2058.39950
31/03/16£23,647£23,437£210£0£16,683£15,58286940
31/03/15£23,755£22,527£1,228£88£16,146£14,6597.86890
31/03/14£21,295£20,725£571£71£14,869£13,3927.86240
31/03/13£20,679£20,530£149£91£14,315£12,6977.45990
31/03/12£19,938£18,433£1,505£67£14,300£12,8148.35700
31/03/11£20,264£19,107£1,157£63£13,032£11,5277.25120
31/03/10£17,957£17,313£644£48£11,327£9,8026.84580
31/03/09£17,255£16,521£735£62£11,405£9,8797.24220
31/03/08£15,665£14,955£709£53£10,884£9,2897.56150
31/03/07*£14,176£13,188£989£30£9,919£8,4757.75640
31/03/06*£13,264£11,610£1,654£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05*£12,735£10,740£1,995£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£11,069£10,474£595£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 3%
Highest pay band: £130,000-£140,000
Liabilities/Assets: 18%
Liabilities/Income: 12%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 96%
Reserves/Spending: 5.9 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 1 months
Quick Ratio: 0.5
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Disability
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
Who works here?
  • 1,024 employees
  • 220 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People With Disabilities
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
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
Community Foundation for Calderdale£64,862
National Lottery Community Fund£13,973
County Durham Community Foundation£12,460
Cheshire Community Foundation£10,096
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Community Foundation for Calderdale - Walk and Talk for Wellbeing
£2,944 16/10/2023
Grant to Making Space
Community Foundation for Calderdale - Grant to Making Space
£9,416 04/10/2023
Grant to Making Space
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation - Cambridgeshire Carers' Breaks and Activities
£2,089 19/09/2023
to support vulnerable unpaid carers in Cambridgeshire by providing them with funding for breaks from their caring responsibilities
Community Foundation for Calderdale - Healthy Communities
£12,496 10/08/2023
Grant to Making Space
Community Foundation for Calderdale - A Circle of Friends
£4,700 12/04/2023
Grant to Making Space
Community Foundation for Calderdale - Grant to Making Space
£7,872 16/12/2022
Grant to Making Space
Community Foundation for Calderdale - Grant to Making Space
£3,000 30/11/2022
Grant to Making Space
Community Foundation for Calderdale - Well Carers
£13,000 29/11/2022
Grant to Making Space
Community Foundation for Calderdale - Carers Mental Health & Wellbeing Programme
£2,000 22/07/2022
Grant to Making Space
Community Foundation for Calderdale - Grant to Making Space
£5,000 01/07/2022
Grant to Making Space
National Lottery Community Fund - Remembering Loved Ones
£9,473 24/06/2022
The funding will be used to support people who have recently become bereaved after caring for their loved one. The project will provide ways of remembering loved ones and also provide activities for ....more
Community Foundation for Calderdale - Todmorden Carers Engagement
£4,434 11/04/2022
Grant to Making Space
County Durham Community Foundation - End of Life Project
£5,000 09/12/2021
To support an End of Life Project
Cheshire Community Foundation - Activitiesfor older people with care needs
£2,000 09/06/2021
Making Space is a health and social care charity which provides health and social care for vulnerable people and their carers. This project will deliver social and inclusion activities for older ....more
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Making Space Charity
£9,600 28/05/2021
Dementia Histories Pilot
Sport England - COVID19 Return to Play
£1,288 16/03/2021
Funding under Sport England's Return to Play - Small Grants funding programme for a Revenue project titled COVID19 Return to Play. This project is a Boccia project, with a focus on older ....more
Manchester City Council - Covid Impact Fund 2021 grant to Making Space
£4,550 10/02/2021
£4550 awarded to Making Space to buy tablet computers and pre-paid SIM cards to distribute to service users so they can access a number of activities. Priority groups: Unspecified
County Durham Community Foundation - sensory wagons
£4,600 10/12/2020
To fund two sensory wagons.
Cheshire Community Foundation - Healthy Peer Supporters
£4,356 04/11/2020
Open Door is a new mental health crisis service in Stockport which includes drop-in and a 24 hour helpline. This project will help to develop a group of volunteer Peer Supporters to help people ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Reducing isolation for older people
£2,860 06/07/2020
Towards reducing isolation for older people.
Cheshire Community Foundation - Digital Support
£3,740 06/07/2020
Making Space provides the Warrington Day Service which is a safe and welcoming community space supporting local people living with a range of mental health conditions, whether mild to moderate, ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Supporting people with Dementia and their Carers
£4,500 07/05/2020
12
The funding will be used to help people with dementia and their carers stay connected with family and friends online. The project aims to use virtual support and well-being activities to maintain ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Making Your Space 4 Self Improvement
£10,000 12/04/2018
12
The organisation will deliver a pilot project focusing on self-employment to help people with learning disabilities or mental ill health consider alternative forms of employment.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Making Space Bury Dementia Service
£2,964 29/11/2017
We want to support people living with dementia in Bury, their carers family and friends by providing regular meetings for them to attend.
Cheshire Community Foundation - Beating the Blues
£12,000 10/11/2016
Making Space provide mental health support services in the heart of local communities, in the comfort of people’s own homes, and specialist care and support services.Using their experience of ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Making Space - Memory advice and pop-up cafes
£10,000 09/07/2014
12
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 7/8 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 33-67
  • ELAINE JOHNSTONE Appointed: 2017, Occupation: Senior Manager, Nhs Commissioning Support Unit
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 27/07/1982, number: 512907
  • Registered at Companies House on 08/06/1982, number: 01642033
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Other Regulators
  • Care Quality Commission
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Campaigns and political activity 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; AR23: 6 days late, AR07: 1 days late, AR06: 2 days late, AR05: 2 days late,
Main office

MAKING SPACE
46 ALLEN STREET
WARRINGTON
WA2 7JB

Objectives

THE CHARITY’S OBJECTS ARE THE RELIEF OF PEOPLE WHO ARE IN NEED BY REASON OF ANY PHYSICAL OR MENTAL ILLNESS OR DISABILITY ARISING FROM AGE, ACCIDENT, DISEASE OR INFECTION, INCLUDING BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION LEARNING DISABILITIES AND DEMENTIA, AND THE RELIEF OF THEIR FAMILIES AND CARERS.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

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360 Giving
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