All posts by Joe

Accounts for 2019-2020

Our accounts for 2019-2020 are in the accounts folder! An exciting part of this year’s accounts was that we prepared them ourselves and had them independently examined, this: Saved us a reasonable amount in accountants fees Meant that there is a much closer relationship between the accounts we submit and the internal state of our systems. Meant that we can produce the accounts to our own style (which is as… Read Article →

New Flowers For Turing Website

One of the small projects of the last few months has been the complete rebuilding of the Flowers For Turing website. It started as a small migration project – I’m a bit unhappy with our current webhost and wordpress in general so I wanted to move it to Github Pages site. Of course, while actually doing the mirgation, I discovered five year old typos, poor layers, entirely missing pages, and… Read Article →

Having a problem with Amazon pay by invoice?

This is one of those posts to help people searching google for a particular problem, it’s not relevent to eQuality Time or it’s projects more generally. We have a credit line with Amazon so that we can pay by bank transfer (vital for charities that need two signitories on any outgoing spend). During the pandemic, we weren’t buying anything, so Amazon reduced our credit limit to £0 automatically. So, you… Read Article →

More on Google Ads

Remember that we got a grant and we weren’t sure what to make of it? Well rather a lot has happened since then. I wrote a post on the Media Trust website: We received a Google Ad Grant recently, that’s pretty cool. We think. Like, it’s $10,000 a month worth of ads, which is clearly awesome, but we’ve never really engaged with that sort of thing at all before. Plus,… Read Article →

Thoughts on Furlough

By Joe Reddington, COO I’m currently furloughed. I was completely furloughed for most of the pandemic and I’m now part-furloughed since that became part of the scheme. I work a limited number of hours a week. I also keep being asked how I feel about it, so I ‘ve put my thoughts together here. It is, absolutely, the best thing for the charity. It’s also the best thing for my… Read Article →

Finace Upgrades

A good rule for life is ‘if you have to do something regularly, make it easier for yourself next time’. One of the things we have to do regularly at eQuality Time is put the accounts in order. It’s got a lot smoother over the last few years. Proper use of Quickbooks, sending staff off to learn accounting, and increasing the amount of accounting knowledge on our board have all… Read Article →

New Project Nerves

Our Hashtag Poundsign project has its first contact with school students in the next few days and I have New Project Nerves. I have all of the fear in fact. The best thing to do with that fear (for the project) is to think about all the things that could go wrong, and what we can do to make sure that they will go right, double check everything with the… Read Article →

Things to know as one of our artists.

So, you are drawing a cover image for one of our White Water Writers books. Let’s give you all the information we can. You can see previous covers here. You are going to be put in contact with an individual camp leader. They’ll to be on the ground with the writers from Monday to Friday and will press the final publication button. My assumption is that they’ll send you a… Read Article →

New Project!

With partners at Glasgow University and Northumbria University, we’ve been awarded £40,000 in funding from Not-Equal for a new project. The project has the working title “Hastag Poundsign” until we can come up with something better. Intervention Concept A problem is that a lot of people, particularly young people, are terrible at working out how to judge the value of information online.  We are particularly interested in the case of… Read Article →

Okay, so we got a massive grant? Maybe?

Bit of an odd bit of news. We’ve got a massive grant. We think. But every charity gets it. We think. Let me start at the beginning. We got this email: This says that we are part of the Google Ad Grant. We had to jump through some hoops to get it, but it was relatively simple. I understood it would give us a few hundred pounds worth of ads… Read Article →