2011/12 … what a brilliant year!
Won £8million of contracts to deliver
public services, bringing total value of
contracts won since 2009 to over
£20million
Supported over 600 Stockton residents
into jobs giving a total of 1239 over the
last three years with nearly 60% being
sustained for more than six months
Secured DWP Prime contract to deliver
the New Enterprise Allowance Loan
Service throughout the North East and
Yorkshire
Awarded biggest Children In Need grant
in the Tees Valley to increase our VIBE
club for young people with special needs
to two nights
Delivered our Capacity Builders financial
education and support programme to
over 1500 people from Berwick to
Scarborough and to pre-release clients in
HMP Kirklevington
Featured at No.45 in the RBS SE100 Index
for Growth (32 in previous year)
Secured sub-contracts to deliver DWP
Work Programme and ESF Family Support
‘FamilyWise’ with our partners Avanta
and The Wise Group respectively
341 New Businesses started with Five
Lamps support, 499 received start-up
loan finance through our NEA loans and a
total of 700 businesses were supported
Won ‘Partner of the Year’ in the 2012
Avanta Awards
Working with the 12 North East Local
Authorities we made nearly 250 ‘Helping
Hand’ loans totalling £2million
The Government recognised our work in
key documents ‘Social Justice :
Transforming Lives’ and its Social
Investment Strategy
Our Financial Inclusion service made
nearly 12000 loans to financially excluded
people throughout the region
We have secured a further £1million of
capital for on-lending in the biggest ever
single bank funding deal for a personallending UK Community Development
Finance Institution (CDFI) from Unity
Trust Bank
Jodie Hind won ‘Outstanding Volunteer’
at the NE VCS Awards and Graeme Oram
won ‘Outstanding Leadership’ on a great
night where Stockton won the majority of
the awards
Featured at No.65 in the 2012 Sunday
Times ‘100 Best Not-For-Profit
Organisations to Work For’, scoring 3rd
for staff feeling they can contribute to our
success and 6th for staff being excited
about where we are going
Showcased in the NESTA publication ‘20
Catalytic Investments to Grow the Social
Investment Market’ an exemplar portfolio
of investments
Won the ‘Most Enterprising’ Award at the
2011 Catalyst Awards
Purchased a ‘MyBnK’ franchise, only the
second outside London, to expand the
financial inclusion work that we do in
schools and with young people from
vulnerable and disadvantaged groups
Published our first set of Social Accounts
and shortlisted for ‘Impact Champion’ at
the 2011 RBS SE100 Awards
Shortlisted for ‘Company of the Year’ in
the Tees Valley section of the 2012 NE
Business Awards
Supported nearly 450 people to achieve
qualifications and a further 400 through
CSCS tests
Completed a major redesign of our
Foundation Learning service to support
local young people not in education,
employment or training
Stakeholders in two national Regional
Growth Fund bids bringing up to £750k of
new loan capital for new and early life
businesses and more than £120k to
support business plan development in
Stockton and Hartlepool
Working to issue a prospectus for a Social
Investment Bond, to be listed on the
Luxemburg MTF Bond Exchange, in late
summer 2012 to grow our Helping Hand,
Financial Inclusion and Empty Homes
activities
Shortlisted for Community Development
Finance Association (CDFA) and Centre for
Social Justice Awards
Coming up for 10 years of The Youthy
with more young people than ever
accessing our services, including a new
youth club for young people from our
local Muslim community
Increased community access at our
excellent premises at South Thornaby
Community Centre
Over 20000 people each year receive Five
Lamps support
That’s All!