Finance Score: -7
Governance Score: 5
Support Score: 6
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Positive trading contribution: +2;Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs high: -5
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Mainly male board: -1
  • Grant maker support: +6
Overall GiG Score: 4 ?

AUTISM PLUS LIMITED 

Mission:

At Autism Plus, we are driven by a steadfast mission to empower and enrich the lives of adults with autism and learning disabilities. Our unwavering commitment to making a positive difference lies at the very heart of our organisation. We believe that every individual deserves the opportunity to lead a fulfilling and meaningful life, regardless of their neurodiversity or abilities. Through our comprehensive range of support services, tailored to meet the unique needs of each person we serve, we strive to foster independence, inclusion, and personal growth. By championing equality, advocacy, and compassionate care, we are dedicated to creating a world where individuals with autism and learning disabilities are celebrated for their strengths and valued members of society. Every day, we are inspired by the resilience and potential of those we support, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to empowering them to reach their full potential and live life to the fullest.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • More than half of total income was derived from trading and fees in the latest year
  • 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 male

Financial issues to consider:

  • Unrestricted reserves appear to be dangerously low at the latest year end
  • 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£12,422£12,000£422£207£3,297£2,996328342
31/03/22£10,505£11,092£-587£190£2,875£2,5452.830725
31/03/21£11,055£11,214£-159£163£3,462£2,9953.234946
31/03/20£10,370£10,899£-530£178£3,620£3,1823.536423
31/03/19£12,797£10,438£2,360£172£4,150£3,7564.334532
31/03/18£9,110£9,851£-741£187£1,369£9741.23450
31/03/17£8,984£9,149£-165£0£2,110£2,1102.83500
31/03/16£9,021£9,079£-57£242£2,265£1,8372.43750
31/03/15£8,928£8,790£138£376£2,093£1,7132.33720
31/03/14£8,628£9,070£-443£442£1,955£4690.63790
31/03/13£9,230£9,277£-47£477£2,198£1,7032.23810
31/03/12£8,183£8,333£-150£478£2,245£1,8762.73460
31/03/11£9,772£9,679£93£426£2,336£2,0272.52730
31/03/10*£7,789£7,440£349£406£1,997£1,9333.12790
31/03/09£5,801£5,743£57£381£1,624£1,6053.42440
31/03/08£4,401£4,710£-309£390£1,565£1,5483.92330
31/03/07£4,099£4,153£-54£473£1,881£1,8645.42240
31/03/06£3,811£3,713£97£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£3,422£3,294£128£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£3,127£2,816£311£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 53.5%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 1.7%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 3%
Highest pay band: £120,000-£130,000
Liabilities/Assets: 35%
Liabilities/Income: 14%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 91%
Reserves/Spending: 3 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 1 months
Quick Ratio: 0.7
Asset Split ?
Established: 37 years

autismplus.org

philip.bartey@autismplus.co.uk

01143840284

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How you can help
What it does
The charity provides Residential and Supported Living services for adults with autism and other disabilities. Other key associated services includes Adult Learning, Employment and Training Programs, and Social Enterprises.
Listed activities
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Disability
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
GiG Classification
  • Emotional support, counselling or therapy
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • 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
Department for Work and Pensions£13,693
Two Ridings Community Foundation£13,150
Co-Operative Group£11,475
DCMS£4,830
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Autism Plus Coronation Celebration
£1,700 30/03/2023
The funding will be used to organise a two day event to mark the King’s Coronation for people living with autism and learning disabilities their families and the local community. The project aims ....more
Department for Work and Pensions - AUSTISM PLUS LIMITED
£13,693 01/04/2022
The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit.
Two Ridings Community Foundation - Grant to Autism Plus
£9,150 28/03/2022
Funding artists, staff, costumes and other related costs for young disabled adults to create a theatre performance for the Jubilee for a local audience. Partnering with theatre groups.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Park House Barns, an Autism Plus Social Enterprise
£2,909 23/10/2021
We would like to buy equipment and plants to provide a holistic activity programme and sensory garden for adults with autism and learning disabilities in our local area.
DCMS - VSCE CMC Fund
£4,830 07/07/2020
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
Two Ridings Community Foundation - Covid19
£4,000 07/05/2020
Joint application for both social enterprises at Easi Works and Ings Plus. Ings Plus: providing hot meals to those housebound. Easiworks: funding to purchase accessible musical instruments and ....more
The Grocers' Charity - 2020 Autism Plus
£1,000 18/03/2020
Providing front line support for disabled people
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Easi Works
£8,566 15/11/2019
We want to buy a chicken coop and keep chickens at our social enterprise, as a form of therapy for people with mental health difficulties.
National Lottery Community Fund - Food on the Run
£47,380 27/11/2014
12
Not Available
Sport England - Get Equipped - Access Fitness
£8,148 06/03/2014
Funding under Sport England's Get Equipped funding programme for a Revenue project titled 'Get Equipped - Access Fitness'. This project is a Exercise & Fitness project, with a focus on ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Get Moving Project
£34,893 24/11/2010
12
This project will provide free access to gym equipment, bicycles and an outdoor trampoline for autistic and disabled adults and young people, to improve their physical fitness and general health. ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (11)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 42-87
  • FRANCIS SCOON Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Hr Advisor/Onsite Consultant
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 10/03/1987, number: 518591
  • Registered at Companies House on 09/02/1987, number: 02098193
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Other Regulators
  • Care Quality Commission
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
  • 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; AR10: 16 days late,
Main office

Autism Plus Llt
Exchange Brewery
2 Bridge Street
SHEFFIELD
S3 8NS

Objectives

THE COMPANY IS ESTABLISHED TO PROMOTE THE RESIDENTIAL AND NON-RESIDENTIALCARE, WELFARE AND EDUCATION OF THOSE AFFECTED BY AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDERS AND/OR ANY OTHER DISABILITY.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase

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