Finance Score: 6
Governance Score: 5
Support Score: 10
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Mainly female board: -1
  • Grant maker support: +10
Overall GiG Score: 21 ?

JOURNEY ENTERPRISES LTD 

Journey works in a person-centered, positive behaviour approach, enabling people with complex learning disability to develop life and work skills, and to manage their health and well-being. Our services are delivered in groups in our day centres, enterprises and in community settings. We want people with learning disability to be able to lead socially-inclusive, active and fulfilling lives.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • 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 age and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board is predominantly female
  • Over half the Board have joined recently
Established: 40 years

www.journeyenterprises.co.uk

info@journeyenterprises.co.uk

01434608118

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies House

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£1,000£1,027£-28£0£858£7779.1244
31/03/22£894£900£-5£4£886£75810.1245
31/03/21£807£717£90£2£891£88414.8240
31/03/20£920£1,083£-163£10£801£7818.7328
31/03/19£908£926£-18£14£971£95212.3355
31/03/18£969£893£76£11£990£97213.1380
31/03/17£904£927£-23£8£913£90311.7350
31/03/16£999£969£29£8£936£91511.3200
31/03/15£943£803£140£70£906£89313.4200
31/03/14£948£763£185£26£766£74311.7200
31/03/13£843£769£75£22£581£4657.3320
31/03/12£824£1,042£-217£30£506£1782.1340
31/03/11£1,266£1,016£250£35£724£1822.2370
31/03/10£705£732£-27£30£474£2634.3210
31/03/09£694£675£19£26£501£2574.6190
31/03/08£629£636£-7£25£482£2234.2190
31/03/07£549£594£-46£27£488£2194.4180
31/03/06*£521£522£-1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£439£460£-22£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£552£402£149£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 10%
Liabilities/Income: 9%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 91%
Reserves/Spending: 9.1 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 4 months
Quick Ratio: 2.4
Asset Split ?
Listed activities
  • Disability
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Recreation
How it operates
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne City, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside, Sunderland,
Who it helps
  • People With Disabilities
Who works here?
  • 24 employees
  • 4 volunteers

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£201,392
Henry Smith Charity£166,300
County Durham Community Foundation£32,769
The Clothworkers Foundation£15,000
Sport England£10,320
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
County Durham Community Foundation - I Can Live Well
£4,114 30/03/2023
To support the I Can Live Well project.
National Lottery Community Fund - Working Journeys
£192,812 15/03/2023
This funding will support a new specialist learning disability employability programme for adults with complex disabilities. It will provide small group enterprise and work experience focused ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Journey Enterprises
£166,300 09/11/2022
36
towards three years' running costs of the 'Working Journeys Programme', providing support for people with complex learning disabilities to enter employment in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Journey Enterprises Newcastle Hub
£1,803 22/10/2022
We would like to create an outdoor therapeutic and social space for people with complex learning disabilities at our Day Centre. The centre is available for local community use outside these hours.
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Journey Enterprises
£15,000 26/07/2022
purchase a vehicle for a charity supporting people with disabilties in Durham
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Journey Enterprises
£4,908 21/10/2021
Purchasing 2 cooking work stations and 1 outdoor pizza oven to work with people with a learning disability to prepare lunches to serve in the community kitchen at Kenton Day Centre
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Journey Enterprises
£4,345 23/09/2021
Purchasing equipment for the new service provision in Blyth
County Durham Community Foundation - Journey Together
£24,572 21/06/2021
The Journey Together project.
Sport England - COVID-19 Return to Play
£10,320 09/02/2021
4
Funding under Sport England's Return to Play - Community Asset Fund funding programme for a Capital project titled COVID-19 Return to Play. This project is a Sport and Physical Activity project, with ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - J 2 U
£8,580 06/11/2020
6
This project will provide specialist 1:1 mentoring and wellbeing support to people with complex learning disabilities. This aims to improve mental and physical wellbeing.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Journey Enterprises
£5,858 24/10/2020
We would like to buy specialist sports equipment for adults with learning disabilities and complex needs.
County Durham Community Foundation - Keeping you Safe and Well
£4,083 20/04/2020
To provide additional support to people with learning disabilities affected by covid-19.
The Shears Foundation - Journey Enterprises Ltd
£7,000 30/04/2019
I Can Work
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Towards Three Wards Bonfire Night Celebration
£4,550 23/09/2015
Towards Three Wards Bonfire Night Celebration
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Daybreak Centres
£16,000 26/04/2013
to support the Volunteer Buddy Programme for the service users of the Daybreak Centres across Northumberland using locally recruited volunteers
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Daybreak Centres
£57,000 13/06/2012
36
towards three years' salary and related training of the Chief Executive at an organisation that provides help and support to adults with learning disabilities in Tyne & Wear
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Daybreak Centres
£30,000 29/05/2012
Towards core costs while the organisation develops its bakery, café and food-growing enterprises for people with learning difficulties.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (6)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 39-74
  • PENNY HAWLEY Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Alumni Relations Manager
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 20/02/1984, number: 514827
  • Registered at Companies House on 23/12/1983, number: 01780839
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
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
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR06: 2 days late,
Main office

NETWORK HOUSE
ACOMB
HEXHAM
NORTHUMBERLAND
NE46 4SA

Objectives

THE RELIEF OF MENTALLY HANDICAPPED PERSONS IN ANY MANNER WHICH IS NOW OR HEREAFTER MAY BE DEEMED CHARITABLE.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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