Finance Score: -9
Governance Score: 0
Support Score: 8
  • Accounts filed more than 5 days late: -3 times
  • Spending falling: -1
  • Multiple Deficits and declines: -5
  • No PartB
  • No volunteer policy: -2
  • No conflicts policy: -1
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Large volunteers +5
  • Gov Income
  • Grant maker support: +3
Overall GiG Score: -1 ?

THE CASTLE PLAYERS 

The production of dramatic plays & readings. To promote, maintain, improve and advance education of the public by the production of plays and the encouragement of the arts.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been very successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • The charity has received Government grants
  • The Board appears to be dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Although this charity works with volunteers it does not have a Volunteer Management policy
  • This charity does not have a Conflict of Interests policy

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • Accounts have been filed late on 3 occasions over the last 5 years and the current period appears to have been extended
  • Spending has fallen significantly over the last 5 years relative to the previous period
  • Income has been volatile and on several occasions in recent years less than spending

Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
£k
Spending
£k
Surplus/
Deficit
Fundraising
Cost £k
Total
Funds £k
Unrestricted
Funds £k
Mths
Rsrvs
Staff Volun-
teers
31/08/23£16£18£-2n/an/an/an/an/a55
31/08/22*£27£36£-9n/an/an/an/an/a55
31/08/21*£9£11£-2n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/08/20*£32£18£14n/an/an/an/an/a65
31/08/19*£41£48£-7n/an/an/an/an/a60
31/08/18*£41£45£-4£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/17£40£40£-1£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/16?*£39£38£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/15*£35£37£-2£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/14*£37£36£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/13*£43£43£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/12*£44£49£-5£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/11*£57£53£4£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/10*£53£46£7£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/09*£50£52£-2£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/08£60£61£-2£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/07*£80£75£5£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/06*£68£67£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/05*£55£51£4£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/04*£41£40£1£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 30 years

www.castleplayers.co.uk

info@castleplayers.co.uk

01325350590

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies HouseFacebookX
UN SDGs
?
Listed activities
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
GiG Classification
  • Performing and visual arts
How it operates
  • Provides human resources
Where it operates
  • Durham,
Who it helps
  • The General Public/Mankind

Who's supporting them? ?

We have no records of donations from grant makers.

How is it governed?

Trustees (12)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 53-78
  • HELEN JANE BROWN Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Retired Arts Journalist/Theatre Manager
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 26/04/1994, number: 1036934
  • Registered at Companies House on 05/11/1992, number: 02762428
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR22: 13 days late, AR21: 1 days late, AR20: 9 days late, AR19: 98 days late, AR18: 58 days late, AR16: 35 days late, AR15: 2 days late, AR14: 74 days late, AR13: 34 days late, AR12: 28 days late, AR11: 130 days late, AR10: 49 days late, AR09: 9 days late, AR07: 1 days late, AR06: 33 days late, AR05: 42 days late, AR04: 9 days late,
Main office

12 LANGHOLM CRESCENT
DARLINGTON
DL3 7ST

Objectives

TO PROMOTE, MAINTAIN, IMPROVE AND ADVANCE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC BY THE PRODUCTION OF PLAYS AND THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF THE ARTS, PARTICULARLY FOR THOSE LIVING IN RURAL AREAS

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
CharityBase
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