Finance Score: -5
Governance Score: -1
Support Score: 5
  • Multiple Deficits and declines: -5
  • No PartB
  • Only 3 Trustees: -2
  • Narrow trustee age band: -2
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +5
Overall GiG Score: -1 ?

FREE WHEEL NORTH 

Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers recently

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • There are only 3 trustees
  • The Board has little diversity in terms of age

Financial issues to consider:

  • Income has been volatile and on several occasions in recent years less than spending
Established: 16 years
Scottish Charity RegulatorCompanies House
UN SDGs
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Financial Data
Income & Spending ?
Period ending 30/06/17 30/06/18 30/06/19 30/06/20 30/06/21 30/06/22 30/06/23
Total income £248,868 £282,009 £225,531 £245,357 £444,649 £222,652 £84,718
Total spending £166,221 £189,692 £227,959 £269,826 £311,322 £313,267 £204,821
Surplus/deficit £82,647 £92,317 -£2,428 -£24,469 £133,327 -£90,615 -£120,103
What it does
  • It makes grants, donations, loans, gifts or pensions to individuals
  • It carries out activities or services itself
Who it helps
  • Children or young people
  • Older People
  • People with disabilities or health problems','No specific group, or for the benefit of the community
Purposes
  • The advancement of health
  • The advancement of citizenship or community development
  • The provision of recreational facilities, or the organisation of recreational activities, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom the facilities or activities are primarily intended','the promotion of equality and diversity
Where it operates
  • More than one local authority area in Scotland, main operating location: Glasgow City

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£103,000
Scottish Government£37,299
Co-Operative Group£6,150
Foundation Scotland£5,000
BBC Children in Need£3,530
Virgin Money Foundation£2,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Scottish Government - Free Wheel North
£13,700 18/02/2021
Detailed description not provided.
Scottish Government - Free Wheel North
£10,599 11/11/2020
Detailed description not provided.
Foundation Scotland - Grant to Free Wheel North
£5,000 09/09/2020
The grant will fund three months? salary costs for a full time café manager to kick start the People's Project Café at the Glasgow Green Cycling Centre, which aims to increase access to cheap ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Free Wheel North
£3,530 17/06/2020
6
COVID19 - This grant will provide additional capacity to deliver socially distant cycling activities for 50 disabled children who have been isolated by Covid. They will be healthier, feel more ....more
Scottish Government - Free Wheel North
£13,000 06/04/2020
Detailed description not provided.
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Free Wheel North
£2,000 02/04/2020
Grant through the Heart of the Community Fund to cover the running costs at the Glasgow Green Cycling Centre.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Free Wheel North
£6,150 15/11/2019
We want to sustain our extremely busy and successful cycling centre for the whole community, especially those with special needs.
National Lottery Community Fund - Boomerang Woodwork
£53,000 16/08/2019
24
This group will use the funding to continue their woodworking therapy project for people experiencing loneliness and isolation. The project will provide opportunities for people to develop or improve ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - The Free Wheel Community
£50,000 24/04/2019
12
The Free Wheel Community
National Lottery Community Fund - Cycling Centre Improvements
£10,000 12/10/2018
12
This group will use the funding to carry out improvements to their facility at Glasgow Green. The activities enable people of all ages and abilities to develop their cycling skills in an accessible ....more
Glasgow City Council - The Whitehouse
£37,269 31/05/2018
The purpose is a contribution towards building works to reimagine the South canal facing aspect of the building including new windows, doors and installing glass wall within the East Wing
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Free Wheel North
£30,000 13/11/2017
36
This project provides accessible cycling opportunities for disabled young people using Free Wheel North's wide range of pedal cycles and their own protected cycle track on Glasgow Green. It will ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Connecting Communities Through Cycling
£120,000 26/07/2017
48
This group will use the funding to grow and develop the Glasgow Green Cycling Centre. The centre will continue to provide all forms of cycling and will now be able to open seven days a week for the ....more
Tudor Trust - Grant to Free Wheel North
£20,000 27/01/2017
12
over one year as continuation funding towards the salary of a project co-ordinator at a charity promoting inclusive cycling and sustainable transport in Glasgow
National Lottery Community Fund - Bikes for All
£10,000 25/01/2017
12
Bikes for All
Robertson Trust - The Salary Costs of the Project Coordinator for the Boomerang Project
£33,000 22/11/2016
The Salary Costs of the Project Coordinator for the Boomerang Project
Glasgow City Council - The Whitehouse
£37,269 14/04/2016
The purpose is a contribution towards building works to reimagine the South canal facing aspect of the building including new windows, doors and installing glass wall the café within the East Wing
National Lottery Community Fund - The Whitehouse
£10,000 18/11/2015
12
The Whitehouse
National Lottery Community Fund - Learn to cycle
£10,000 03/11/2015
12
This group will use the funding to establish a learn to cycle programme for children and adults.
Tudor Trust - Grant to Free Wheel North
£60,000 24/06/2013
36
over three years as continuation funding towards the core costs of an organisation promoting cycling in Glasgow and North Lanarkshire
National Lottery Community Fund - Wooden Bikes
£10,000 15/03/2012
12
This group will start a unique project involving making bicycles out of recycled wood. The group will engage Glasgow Wood Recycling (GWR) to deliver therapeutic woodworking classes for people with a ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Directors (3)
Current Directors appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Directors: 60-67
Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in Scotland on 15/08/2008, number: SC039789
  • Registered at Companies House on 13/06/2008, number: SC344339
Filing Record
5 returns made; all on time
Main office

3/1 47 Braeside Street, Glasgow, G20 6QT

Objectives

a) The advancement of health, mental and physical. b) The advancement of citizenship and community development, by encouraging volunteering, community engagement and regeneration through physical, social and economic infrastructure improvements. c) The provision of recreational facilities and activities with the object of improving the conditions of life for members of the public at large, but with a special emphasis on persons who have need of them through disability. d) Promotion of equality and diversity through campaigning on behalf of disabled people for better access to the outdoor environment.

Data Sources

Scottish Charity Regulator
360 Giving
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