Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018
- Level 3, City Library, Charles Avison Building, 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8AX
Aims & activities
Equal Arts is the Northern Region's arts & older people's agency. We aim to improve the quality of people's lives in the North East by enabling older people to have access to high quality arts projects. We work in res care homes, hospitals, arts venues & other comm venues & contract professional, experienced artists to facilitate each project.
What the charity does
- Economic/community development/employment
Who the charity helps
- Elderly/old people
How the charity works
- Provides advocacy/advice/information
Income and Endowments:
Assets and liabilities
- £0.8K Own use assets
- £0.0K Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £426.7K Other assets
- £10.1K Total liabilities
Raises funds from the Public
Recognised by HMRC for gift aid
Charitable spending ratios
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Charitable spending (including governance costs) as a percentage of income and endowments received by the charity in the reporting period. Does not include planned future spending.
Costs incurred in generating income as a proportion of total income and endowments received in the reporting period. May include spending to secure future funding.
The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
Accounts and trustees' annual report
TO PROMOTE, MAINTAIN, IMPROVE AND ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC IN THE ARTS GENERALLY AND IN PARTICULAR BY THE PRODUCTION OF EDUCATIONAL PLAYS AND THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF THE ARTS INCLUDING (BY WAY OF EXAMPLE ONLY AND NOT OF LIMITATION) THE ARTS OF DRAMA, MIME, DANCE, SINGING AND MUSIC, POETRY, LITERATURE, THE GRAPHIC ARTS, SCULPTURE AND DESIGN. THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES FOR RECREATION OR OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION PARTICULARLY FACILITIES FOR THERAPEUTIC ENTERTAINMENT IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE FOR THE PUBLIC AT LARGE AND FOR PHYSICALLY DISABLED OR MENTALLY HANDICAPPED PERSONS OR THOSE SUFFERING FROM MENTAL ILLNESS OR WHO ARE SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED WITHIN THE COUNTIES OF CUMBRIA, NORTHUMBERLAND, DURHAM, TYNE AND WEAR AND CLEVELAND.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 21 FEBRUARY 1986 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION DATED 22 NOVEMBER 1989. as amended on 23 Apr 2019
Area of benefit
Other namesEqual Arts
T A Equal Arts
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
- 9 Trustees
- 5 Employees
- 510 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Patricia Anne Mcdermott-Shields||None on record|
|Hugh Dolan Conway||None on record|
|Marilyn Charlton (Chair)||None on record|
|Glenda Cook||None on record|
|Margaret Barrett||Gateshead Carers Association||Up-to-date|
|Deborah Smith||None on record|
|Dr Karen Lisa Franks||None on record|
|Irena Dawn Peel||None on record|
|Anne Walton||None on record|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Throughout England