Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018
- Curious Minds, 23-27 Guild Hall Arcade, Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 1HR
Aims & activities
Curious Minds is a creative charity delivering a wide range of initiatives for children and young people in the North West. We believe it is everyone's right to have the opportunity to realise their creative potential and we aim to make a difference in children and young people's lives through increasing participation in arts and cultural activities.
What the charity does
Who the charity helps
- Children/young people
- Other charities or voluntary bodies
- The general public/mankind
How the charity works
- Makes grants to organisations
- Provides services
- Provides advocacy/advice/information
Income and Endowments:
Assets and liabilities
- £11.0K Own use assets
- £0.0K Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £1.2M Other assets
- £464.8K Total liabilities
Charitable spending ratios
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Charitable spending (including governance costs) as a percentage of the group’s total income available for charitable activities.
The charity group’s total income adjusted for the trading subsidiaries costs of income generation and other costs to give the percentage available to the parent for charitable spending.
The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
Accounts and trustees' annual report
TO ADVANCE FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITHIN ENGLAND IN ORDER TO ENABLE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN SOCIETY AS MATURE AND RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUALS, IN PARTICULAR BY: A) SUPPORTING THEM TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL LEARNERS AND RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS BY WORKING WITH OTHERS TO EXTEND THE RANGE, AMOUNT, QUALITY AND SCOPE OF FORMAL AND INFORMAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE AREAS OF CREATIVITY, ARTS, MEDIA, CULTURE, HERITAGE, HUMANITIES AND SCIENCE; B) SUPPORTING TEACHERS, PRACTITIONERS, CARERS, PERFORMERS AND ARTISTS IN DEVELOPING THE NECESSARY SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE TO ASSIST THEM IN ENABLING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE FORMAL EDUCATION TO DEVELOP AND APPLY THEIR SKILLS AND TALENTS AND TO OPEN UP TO THEM CULTURAL AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY; C) DEVELOPING PROGRAMMES, WHERE APPROPRIATE, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OTHERS TO DELIVER POSITIVE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND ENCOURAGE THE RECOGNITION, ENJOYMENT AND USE OF CULTURE, MEDIA AND HERITAGE; D) EMPOWERING THEM TO BE INVOLVED IN THE PROMOTION OF CULTURAL AND LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND ENHANCING THEIR SKILLS, CAPACITIES AND CAPABILITIES; E) ENCOURAGING THEM TO VISIT, EXPERIENCE, PARTICIPATE IN, INITIATE AND ENGAGE IN CULTURAL ACTIVITIES, PLACES AND PERFORMANCES.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 17 DECEMBER 2008 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION 3 MARCH 2009 AND 25 JUNE 2009
Area of benefit
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property.
- 8 Trustees
- 23 Employees
- 0 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Virginia Tandy Obe (Chair)||None on record|
|Ivan Wadeson||None on record|
|Ruth Raban||None on record|
|Karen Crowshaw||None on record|
|David Lyons||Action Transport Theatre||Up-to-date|
|Jonathan Patrick Robinson||None on record|
|Scott Barlow||None on record|
|David Alan Wearing||None on record|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Throughout England And Wales