CharityDetail

What it does
    Mayday Trust provides 140 units of housing across Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and London. We provide asset-based coaching support to people, regardless of whether they live in our accommodation. Our aim is for people to transition out of homelessness quickly and positively with a whole new community based network of support built around them ready for the next bump in the road.
Who works here
  • 38 employees and 0 volunteers.
Who it helps
  • Children/young People
  • Other Defined Groups
Sector(s) covered
  • Education/training
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • Disability
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
  • Accommodation/housing
Where it operates
  • Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, City Of London
How it's governed
  • UK Charity, number: 1035524
  • First registered on 23/03/1994
UN SDGs
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Quality Education
Reduced Inequalities
Financial Data
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus Assets Months
Reserves
Employees Volunteers Filed on
31/03/2018 £2,510,181 £3,077,589 -£567,408 6 38 0 28/01/2019
31/03/2017 £3,008,479 £3,715,039 -£706,560 £3,816,088 6 56 22 15/01/2018
31/03/2016 £4,012,058 £4,265,180 -£253,122 £4,327,123 2 77 4 22/01/2017
31/03/2015 £4,018,439 £4,051,054 -£32,615 £4,142,428 3 71 25 18/01/2016
31/03/2014 £3,724,482 £3,660,337 £64,145 £3,977,932 3 66 23 27/01/2015
31/03/2013 £3,671,533 £3,586,412 £85,121 £3,656,954 1 72 10 22/11/2013
31/03/2012 £3,514,102 £3,101,711 £412,391 £3,433,504 2 81 0 25/03/2013
31/03/2011 £3,083,339 £2,808,506 £274,833 £2,856,100 3 79 0 12/12/2011
31/03/2010 £3,024,383 £2,692,899 £331,484 £2,494,032 3 73 24 22/11/2010
31/03/2009 £2,743,409 £2,510,697 £232,712 £1,995,691 2 74 8 07/12/2009
Donations received

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 7 grant making charities totalling £846,920

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£150,000
30/11/2017
Esmee Fairbairn Towards the director of development and strategic partnerships, to expand a new approach to tackling entrenched homelessness issues.
£45,000
31/05/2017
Garfield Weston Foundation Mayday Trust's Personal Transition Service 'Mayday Inspire' - Implementing a national learning programme
£75,000
31/10/2016
Tudor Trust over three years towards the Mayday Inspire project, promoting new ways of working with homeless people with complex needs at various locations around England
£1,920
31/10/2016
Oxfordshire Community Foundation We recently fostered a link with a local recording studio (Soundworks in Blackbird Leys) that has offered opportunities to two people we work with to visit the studio for four weeks each to experience difference areas of the recording process. This had a profound effect on the people involved, and following this, we had lots of other people express interest and excitement. Unfortunately, the recording studio cannot sustain an ongoing project for free and we would like to create an ongoing programme that will enable more people to benefit from this unique opportunity. We are applying to the Midcounties Co-operative Community fund for funding to cover costs to enable an individual to have four weekly sessions of two hours each int he recording studio. In their studio time, they can choose what area they would like to learn about - be it production, mixing ore recording etc. We also have music tutors who would be willing to offer music lessons for very reduced prices. People could therefore also choose to have an hour music tuition int he studio space, with instruments provided, which they could then use towards their wider work in the studio. This programme would run for one year, enabling twelve people to participate with a structure of two sessions with an engineer and two with practice time and an hour of music lessons (if wanted or simply four with an engineer. This project has the scope to positively affect the people we work with ina variety of ways. It offers them the chance to be part of a creative process, and to access the arts in a less traditional more exciting way. It is also a very flexible opportunity, which allows them to choose exactly what areas they want to learn about, from writing songs to dj-ing to learning about production technology. It can be a way for people to start thinking about education as more expansive than just classrooms (which does not suit so many people). It also offers people the chance to take on responsibility for an activity, in which they must focus on timekeeping and behaviour. Fundamentally, this is something that will take place outside of the homeless pathway. Travelling somewhere that is not part of 'service rout', and in which they meet members of the wider community, is often an underestimated experience. We find that participating in activities with the general public is something that the people we work with find valuable, and is instrumental in changing their perceptions of themselves as 'outsiders' We hope that, with time, to see this project lead to the formation of a band that will also encourage people to see the therapeutic benefits of music and working as a team.
£100,000
31/10/2016
Comic Relief Personal Transitions Service
£30,000
31/12/2015
National Lottery The funding will be used to develop a social impact bond that allows increasing numbers of people with complex needs across Northamptonshire who are experiencing homelessness to move on and thrive in their communities at less cost. The development grant will be used engage with potential investors and for other technical support.
£200,000
31/10/2015
Lankelly Chase Core funding to assist Mayday Trust over the next 2 years as they change their business and delivery models to build on what they learned through the asset-based Mayday Inspire proof of concept (part-funded by Lankelly Chase) in Oxford.
£55,000
30/06/2015
Tudor Trust over 18 months towards the Mayday Inspire project, promoting new ways of working with people with complex needs at various locations around England
£190,000
30/04/2014
Lankelly Chase To scale a statistically significant cohort of the Personal Asset Development model, in order to evidence that its strengths-based focus delivers improved long-term outcomes for individuals, enables them to thrive independently within their communities, and provides a cost effective solution for commissioners and providers.
How effective is it?
Outputs Outcomes
01/04/2017-31/03/2018
254 People helped
79% sustained accommodation, 93% had improved mental health - independent report
Documents
Impact Report 2017/18 Research report Download Document
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Governance
Trustees (8)
  • Stephen Thomas Brown
  • Andrew David Meehan
  • Andrew Peter Hudson
  • Vincent Patrick Bowen
  • Julie Mcever
  • Jason Mollring
  • Thomas Murtha
  • Keith Starling
Main office

10B Littlegate Street
OXFORD
OX1 1QT

Objectives

3. THE COMPANY'S OBJECTS ARE: (I) TO CARRY ON FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COMMUNITY THE BUSINESS OF PROVIDING HOUSES, HOSTELS, SUPPORTED HOUSING OR ANY OTHER HOUSING AND ASSOCIATED AMENITIES, SERVICES OR ASSISTANCE FOR VULNERABLE ADULTS AND OTHERS RESIDENT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM (THE "AREA OF BENEFIT") WHO ARE HOMELESS OR IN NEED, SUFFERING HARDSHIP OR DISTRESS OR WHO HAVE SUFFERED A LEGAL RESTRICTION ON THEIR LIBERTY, ON TERMS APPROPRIATE TO THEIR MEANS. (II) TO PROVIDE WITHIN THE AREA OF BENEFIT, SUPPORT, ADVICE AND COUNSELLING FOR THOSE WHO ARE SUFFERING FROM, OR WHO MAY HAVE SUFFERED FROM ALCOHOL, DRUG OR SUBSTANCE MISUSE UPON TERMS APPROPRIATE TO THEIR MEANS. (III) WITHIN THE AREA OF BENEFIT, TO PROVIDE FOR THE ELDERLY OR OTHER VULNERABLE PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY (INCLUDING MENTAL AND LEARNING OR ASSOCIATED DISABILITIES) IN NEED OF ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY DESIGNED OR ADAPTED TO MEET THE DISABILITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF SUCH PERSONS AND TO PROVIDE ASSOCIATED AMENITIES, ADVICE OR ASSISTANCE. (IV) TO PROMOTE ANY OTHER CHARITABLE PURPOSE AND IN PARTICULAR THE RELIEF OF POVERTY.