Finance Score: -2
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 8
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • No PartB
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +5
Overall GiG Score: 9 ?

TEESSIDE AND DISTRICT SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND 

The Society offers a Social Centre, Home Visiting Scheme, Shopping Escort Service, Luncheon Club, Telephone Befriending Service, Equipment and Information Home Visiting Service, and Outings.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government
  • The Board appears to be dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending
Established: 36 years

www.teessideblind.co.uk

manager@teessideblind.co.uk

01642247518

Charity Commission for England and Wales
UN SDGs
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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£166£189£-23n/an/an/an/an/a40
31/03/22£98£172£-74n/an/an/an/an/a43
31/03/21£95£136£-41n/an/an/an/an/a80
31/03/20£134£207£-73n/an/an/an/an/a80
31/03/19£111£192£-81n/an/an/an/an/a85
31/03/18£105£153£-48£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£107£159£-52£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£91£147£-56£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£96£147£-51£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£113£148£-35£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£109£140£-30£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£118£161£-44£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£168£146£23£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£96£127£-31£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£102£132£-29£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£88£122£-34£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£101£127£-26£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£242£118£123£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£103£114£-11£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£108£103£5£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Listed activities
  • Amateur Sport
  • Disability
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Middlesbrough, Redcar And Cleveland, Stockton-on-tees,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • People With Disabilities
Who works here?
  • Unknown number of employees
  • 40 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£20,000
County Durham Community Foundation£7,000
Co-Operative Group£6,278
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Transportation costs
£10,000 28/09/2023
The funding will be used to transport people with visual impairments to the social centre for the Blind. The project aims to provide participants with a meal and activities whilst also having the ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Transportation costs
£10,000 01/07/2022
The funding will be used to transport people with a visual impairment to the social centre for the Blind where participants will be provided with a meal and activities and the opportunity to ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Day trips
£3,000 06/06/2022
Towards supported day trips for members.
County Durham Community Foundation - Derbyshire Holiday MARCH 2022
£4,000 10/09/2021
Towards a Derbyshire Holiday for blind and partially signed.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Teesside & District Society for the Blind
£6,278 15/11/2019
We want to purchase some much-needed new chairs for our Social Centre.

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

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

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 11/05/1988, number: 700212
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
  • 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
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; all on time
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from CHARITY OF CHARLES ALDERSON on 20/12/2022
Main office

Teesside & District Society For The Blind
Stockton Road
MIDDLESBROUGH
Cleveland
TS5 4AH

Objectives

TO RELIEVE BLIND AND PARTIALLY SIGHTED PERSONS RESIDENT IN THE BOROUGH OF MIDDLESBROUGH, THE BOROUGH OF REDCAR AND CLEVELAND AND THE BOROUGH OF STOCKTON ON TEES BY ANY OF THE FOLLOWING MEANS OR SUCH OTHER MEANS AS THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MAY FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FIT: A) THE PROVISION AND MAINTENANCE OF A WELFARE CENTRE FOR SUCH PERSONS; B) THE PROVISION AND MAINTENANCE OF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES FOR SUCH PERSONS WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE; C) THE PROVISION OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR SUCH PERSONS. D) THE PROVISION OF ITEMS, SERVICES AND FACILITIES FOR SUCH PERSONS.

Defined Area of Benefit:

SEE OBJECT

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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