Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 10
  • No PartB
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +10
Overall GiG Score: 13 ?

EQUAL ARTS LTD. 

Equal Arts is the Northern Region's arts & older people's agency. We aim to improve the quality of people's lives in the North East by enabling older people to have access to high quality arts projects. We work in res care homes, hospitals, arts venues & other comm venues & contract professional, experienced artists to facilitate each project.
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Positives:

  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including a Community Foundation
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of gender

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
Established: 38 years

www.equalarts.org.uk

information@equalarts.org.uk

01912611619

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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*£365£326£40n/an/an/an/an/a35
31/03/22£374£313£60n/an/an/an/an/a150
31/03/21£343£262£81n/an/an/an/an/a180
31/03/20£423£458£-34n/an/an/an/an/a600
31/03/19£376£490£-114n/an/an/an/an/a200
31/03/18£552£466£86£20£417£2295.950
31/03/17£586£567£19£17£331£2705.740
31/03/16£737£607£130£1£313£1052.140
31/03/15£611£495£116£3£182£791.930
31/03/14£291£317£-26£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£331£295£36£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£204£241£-37£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£233£232£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£224£220£3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£200£202£-2£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£145£186£-41£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£207£143£63£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06*£95£114£-18£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£233£200£33£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£180£178£2£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
What it does
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
Who works here?
  • 35 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Elderly/Old People
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
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 Heritage Fund£149,400
DCMS£113,400
Dulverton Trust£40,000
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd£39,800
County Durham Community Foundation£34,119
National Lottery Community Fund£29,980
Sport England£17,000
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland£7,994
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Shears Foundation - Equal Arts
£5,500 11/07/2023
Learning in the Lounge
National Lottery Community Fund - Living Well: getting back to using communal lounges
£10,000 10/02/2023
The funding will be used to deliver weekly creative activities at 3 different sheltered housing communal lounges for vulnerable older people. This will provide a warm space peer support network hot ....more
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Northern Shape
£63,000 08/02/2023
Helping Bewick's Brilliance to Shine
Dulverton Trust - Creative workshops in Newcastle and Gateshead
£40,000 08/02/2023
Creative workshops in Newcastle and Gateshead
Sport England - Jubilee Fund - Weekly Warm Ups
£7,000 17/01/2023
This project will aim to support those who are vulnerable to isolation and loneliness, as well as poor physical and mental health. The project aims to increase older people's confidence and ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Arts on Prescription Newcastle and Gateshead
£7,500 08/12/2022
The Arts on Prescription project.
County Durham Community Foundation - Singing HInnies for Care Homes in Co Durham
£2,000 14/12/2021
To support Singing HInnies for Care Homes in Co Durham
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Equal Arts
£3,000 25/11/2021
The provision of online creative arts sessions for older people in Tyne and Wear
County Durham Community Foundation - Arts in Care and Culture Durham
£9,975 08/06/2021
Arts in Care and Culture Durham
National Lottery Community Fund - Care Home Choir VOICES
£10,000 16/04/2021
The funding will be used to run choir sessions for local care homes in Newcastle and Gateshead aimed particularly at residents with dementia including a digital performance with the Northern Sinfonia ....more
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - developing an online care home choir in Sunderland, Gateshead, and Newcastle care homes in response to the Covid-19 pandemic
£5,000 04/02/2021
developing an online care home choir in Sunderland, Gateshead, and Newcastle care homes in response to the Covid-19 pandemic
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - developing an online care home choir in Sunderland, Gateshead, and Newcastle care homes in response to the Covid-19 pandemic
£5,000 04/02/2021
developing an online care home choir in Sunderland, Gateshead, and Newcastle care homes in response to the Covid-19 pandemic
County Durham Community Foundation - Top Trumps to a Happy & Healthy Community in 2021
£9,800 02/02/2021
To support Top Trumps to a Happy & Healthy Community in 2021 project.
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Northern Shape
£5,600 29/01/2021
purchase IT for a charity supporting older people and the community in the North East
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Northern Shape t/a Equal Arts
£19,500 21/07/2020
COVID19:Equal Arts
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£28,400 10/07/2020
"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
County Durham Community Foundation - Keeping connected and creative
£4,844 26/06/2020
Towards keeping connected and creative.
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Supporting older people living independently in the community who are vulnerable to isolation, loneliness and depression during the Covid-19 pandemic
£5,000 05/06/2020
Supporting older people living independently in the community who are vulnerable to isolation, loneliness and depression during the Covid-19 pandemic
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - supporting older people living independently in the community who are vulnerable to isolation, loneliness and depression during the Covid-19 pandemic
£5,000 04/06/2020
supporting older people living independently in the community who are vulnerable to isolation, loneliness and depression during the Covid-19 pandemic
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - the support of 12 artists to work in Newcastle care homes as creative facilitators
£10,000 09/04/2020
the support of 12 artists to work in Newcastle care homes as creative facilitators
DCMS - Equal Arts
£85,000 01/04/2020
To support Arts and Culture throughout England
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - The redesign and promotion of dementia training programmes
£9,800 06/03/2020
The redesign and promotion of dementia training programmes
Sport England - Enjoying exercise, feeling fitter & being together
£10,000 21/01/2020
8
Funding under Sport England's Small Grants funding programme for a Revenue project titled Enjoying exercise, feeling fitter & being together. This project is a Exercise & Fitness project, ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Singing
£9,980 10/01/2020
11
The funding will be used to develop their Gateshead Care Home Choir to involve existing and new care homes within the local area. The aim is to improve participants' wellbeing, developing new ....more
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Northern Shape t/a Equal Arts
£66,900 21/11/2019
LGBT Activism North East : Handing on Our History
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Training sessions to encourage hydration for older people in care homes
£4,994 20/09/2019
Training sessions to encourage hydration for older people in care homes
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Equal Arts
£29,560 17/04/2019
24
Grant to support the Green Feet Friends project which will work with two SEN schools and an elderly care home to create multi-sensory gardens; functional outdoor spaces where community members can ....more
DCMS - Connected Communities Innovation Fund
£122,000 01/04/2019
Equal Arts HenPower project works in 40 older people's care home settings across England contributing to the improved well being of residents by building relationships between older people and care ....more
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Journey through Darlington: Exploring our Heritage
£9,990 13/03/2019
Journey through Darlington: Exploring our Heritage
Masonic Trust - MCF Large Grant
£72,000 08/03/2019
HenPower introduces hen keeping into older people's care homes and is an amazing 'hook' to getting a wide range of people involved and often those who normally are the people who are least engaged. ....more
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - The Creative Age: Dementia and Imagination project
£10,000 28/02/2019
The Creative Age: Dementia and Imagination project
County Durham Community Foundation - To deliver participatory sessions
£5,000 24/10/2018
To deliver participatory sessions which engage young people and active older people exploring ideas of difference.
Nesta - AC00768
£244,000 14/05/2018
24
Connected Communities programme grant to Equal Arts Grant Ref AC00768
DCMS - Connected Communities Innovation Fund
£122,000 14/05/2018
Equal Arts HenPower project works in 40 older people's care home settings across England contributing to the improved well being of residents by building relationships between older people and care ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Northern Shape t/a Equal Arts
£14,748 21/02/2018
12
To introduce a CRM system across the organisation and to improve the website as well as to train staff in the new system. The project will have a focus on increasing the organisations income from ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Changing ideas on what it means to grow older
£10,000 07/02/2018
12
The group will deliver a volunteer training programme, recruiting older people to support other older, more vulnerable people. This will help to improve health and wellbeing, increase confidence and ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Roots and Rhythm
£3,938 16/10/2017
To bring together children and older people in Dipton through movement, music and storytelling.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Northern Shape (Equal Arts)
£105,000 08/09/2016
36
towards three years' running costs of a befriending service in Tyne & Wear that supports older people with long term health conditions or who are at risk of loneliness
The Baring Foundation - Grant to Equal Arts
£7,000 16/03/2016
To produce an overview report based on the reports by Arts and Older People Fellows funded by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Northern Shape t/a Equal Arts
£14,994 16/12/2015
12
supporting older people across the North East using creative activities. The grant will fund developing a bespoke referral and customer management system.
National Lottery Community Fund - HenPower Scotland
£10,000 08/07/2014
12
Not Available
National Lottery Community Fund - HenPower - henergising older people's lives
£993,500 30/04/2014
48
Not Available
Northern Rock Foundation - Grant awarded to Equal Arts (North East)
£75,959 11/03/2014
To develop a network that shares best practice between artists and care home professionals working with people with dementia.
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Equal Arts
£108,000 13/11/2013
Towards core costs to provide creative activities for older people, reducing isolation and loneliness.
Northern Rock Foundation - Grant awarded to Equal Arts (Tyne & Wear)
£11,780 23/11/2012
Towards the costs of piloting a new model of creative daycare for older people using individual budgets in Gateshead.
National Lottery Community Fund - HeNPOWER
£163,593 24/04/2012
24
A project to support older people, and in particular, isolated older men to share their skills and enthusiasm for keeping hens by setting up hen houses in older people's care homes. The project aims ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Creativity Matters - supporting people with dementia to live more active li
£389,035 10/08/2011
60
An outreach support scheme to promote well being for isolated older people living at home, in day centres, and in sheltered accommodation. The scheme, operating across Gateshead and South Tyneside ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Equal Arts
£60,000 26/11/2008
36
Towards Unrestricted core costs Towards project costs of Equal Arts, engaging older people across the North East in a high quality arts projects, to improve the quality of their lives and combat ....more
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How is it governed?

Trustees (5)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 50-84
  • ANNE WALTON (Chair) Appointed: 2019, Occupation: Retired
  • JOHN BEELEY Appointed: 2020, Occupation: Museums Manager
  • JOHN CONNELLY Appointed: 2020, Occupation: Regional Care Home Manager
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 17/04/1986, number: 517352
  • Registered at Companies House on 21/02/1986, number: 01992359
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • 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
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR23: 26 days late, AR06: 15 days late,
Main office

Level 3
City Library
Charles Avison Building
33 New Bridge Street West
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
NE1 8AX

Objectives

TO PROMOTE, MAINTAIN, IMPROVE AND ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC IN THE ARTS GENERALLY AND IN PARTICULAR BY THE PRODUCTION OF EDUCATIONAL PLAYS AND THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF THE ARTS INCLUDING (BY WAY OF EXAMPLE ONLY AND NOT OF LIMITATION) THE ARTS OF DRAMA, MIME, DANCE, SINGING AND MUSIC, POETRY, LITERATURE, THE GRAPHIC ARTS, SCULPTURE AND DESIGN. THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES FOR RECREATION OR OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION PARTICULARLY FACILITIES FOR THERAPEUTIC ENTERTAINMENT IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE FOR THE PUBLIC AT LARGE AND FOR PHYSICALLY DISABLED OR MENTALLY HANDICAPPED PERSONS OR THOSE SUFFERING FROM MENTAL ILLNESS OR WHO ARE SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED WITHIN THE COUNTIES OF CUMBRIA, NORTHUMBERLAND, DURHAM, TYNE AND WEAR AND CLEVELAND.

Defined Area of Benefit:

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Data Sources

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