Finance Score: -5
Governance Score: 2
Support Score: 15
  • Multiple Deficits and declines: -5
  • No PartB
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Mainly female board: -1
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +12
Overall GiG Score: 12 ?

LAWRENCE WESTON COMMUNITY FARM 

Mission:

We\'re a community-managed project that aims to improve the quality of life for local people.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • The Board appears to be dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board is predominantly female

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • 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
31/03/23£146£207£-60n/an/an/an/an/a126
31/03/22£142£158£-16n/an/an/an/an/a134
31/03/21£188£168£20n/an/an/an/an/a67
31/03/20£179£181£-1n/an/an/an/an/a179
31/03/19£215£185£30n/an/an/an/an/a153
31/03/18£467£269£198£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£143£181£-38£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£179£201£-22£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£688£197£491£3£786£65940.160
31/03/14£284£232£53£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£243£243£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£231£221£10£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£183£159£25£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£155£171£-15£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£205£180£25£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£173£155£19£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£123£114£9£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£90£71£19£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£59£53£6£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£35£52£-17£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 29 years

www.lwfarm.org.uk

paul@lwfarm.org.uk

01179381128

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What it does
Lawrence Weston Community Farm is a community-managed project that aims to improve the quality of life for local people and its service users by working with local people and others to provide a range of innovative, exciting, educational, environmental and recreational activities in Lawrence Weston.
Listed activities
  • Amateur Sport
  • Animals
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Disability
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
  • General Charitable Purposes
GiG Classification
  • Other facilities management and maintenance
How it operates
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Bristol City,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind

Who's supporting them? ?

Donations from Grant Makers ?

We have details on the following significant donations. Multi-year donations are allocated to the years for which they are earmarked.

Major supporters in last 5 years
National Lottery Community Fund£134,060
Henry Smith Charity£114,000
Power to Change£46,900
Quartet Community Foundation£25,870
OVO Foundation£25,000
Co-Operative Group£8,584
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Lawrence Weston Community Farm
£114,000 06/11/2023
towards three years‘ continuation funding of the salary and on costs of a Project Administrator at a project providing farm-based skills and opportunities for people from disadvantaged communities ....more
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to Lawrence Weston Community Farm
£1,000 19/10/2023
As requested by the donor towards their signage and for their healthy garden project
National Lottery Community Fund - Farm Volunteering for Health and Learning
£134,060 28/09/2023
This funding will be used to deliver a volunteer programme for adults and young people living in Lawrence Weston. The project will deliver farm-based outdoor activities and volunteer support improve ....more
OVO Foundation - Community Impact
£25,000 22/06/2023
This grant will be used to support LWCF‘s Farm Hands project, which offers 6-month weekend placements for local 8-11 year olds affected by poverty or social issues to improve their social skills ....more
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to Lawrence Weston Community Farm
£690 02/05/2023
We would like to run holiday activity sessions for local 8-12 year olds at the Farm during half term holidays, including woodland play and outdoor crafts.
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to Lawrence Weston Community Farm
£15,000 08/03/2022
11
Delivering supported volunteering placements and opportunities for local children and young people in most need; enabling them to grow as individuals and improve their life prospects.
Power to Change - C-19 CCLORS - Lawrence Weston Community Farm
£46,900 15/10/2020
Grant to C-19 CCLORS - Lawrence Weston Community Farm
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Lawrence Weston Community Farm
£8,584 15/11/2019
We want to fund our Woodland Wellbeing sessions, teaching new skills, combating loneliness and promoting mental health.
Quartet Community Foundation - Have a go @ LWCF
£9,180 26/09/2019
11
Towards a 12-month volunteering placement programme on a city farm for young people.
Quartet Community Foundation - Continuation funding towards Project Administrator
£23,700 18/06/2019
First year of a three-year grant towards a community farm providing support to disadvantaged people in North West Bristol.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Lawrence Weston Community Farm
£74,000 12/06/2019
36
towards three years' continuation funding of a community farm providing support to disadvantaged people in Bristol
Quartet Community Foundation - Yes, You Can @ LWCF!
£5,000 14/03/2018
11
To support 40 volunteer placements at the weekend for young people aged between 12-18 years over 12 months.
Quartet Community Foundation - Project Administrator
£15,800 12/07/2017
Second year of a a three-year award from the Henry Smith Charity towards the salary and on costs of a part-time Project Administrator at a community farm.
Tudor Trust - Grant to Lawrence Weston Community Farm
£32,000 28/03/2017
12
over one year towards the salary and associated costs of the education and engagement co-ordinator at a community farm on the outskirts of Bristol
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Lawrence Weston Community Farm
£35,502 09/02/2017
36
This project will provide weekly sessions for disadvantaged young people to volunteer at a community farm. The project will improve their social skills, increase their self-esteem and improve their ....more
Quartet Community Foundation - Project Administrator
£15,800 01/07/2016
First year of a a three-year award from the Henry Smith Charity towards the salary and on costs of a part-time Project Administrator.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Lawrence Weston Community Farm
£47,400 09/06/2016
36
towards three years' continuation funding of the salary of an Administrator at a community farm in a deprived area of Bristol
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Lawrence Weston Community Farm
£53,230 12/11/2014
Lawrence Weston Community Farm provides volunteer placements for local unemployed people to help them gain the skills they need to move into paid work.
Tudor Trust - Grant to Lawrence Weston Community Farm
£30,000 30/07/2013
24
over two years as continuation funding towards the salary and associated costs of a full-time farm manager at a community farm in Bristol
National Lottery Community Fund - Go For It @ LWCF
£118,900 30/05/2013
36
This project will continue and develop the community education services delivered to people from the Lawrence Weston area of Bristol. The aim of the project is to involve local people in a range of ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Building for a better community
£461,544 30/05/2013
24
Lawrence Weston Community Farm will develop the Farm as a hub of community activity where unemployed young people will gain new skills, isolated older people will find companionship and local people ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Lawrence Weston Community Farm
£47,400 05/12/2012
36
towards three years' salary of an Administrator at a community farm in a disadvantaged area of Bristol
National Lottery Community Fund - Building for a better community
£41,929 19/09/2012
12
Lawrence Weston Community Farm will develop the Farm as a hub of community activity where unemployed young people will gain new skills, isolated older people will find companionship and local people ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (5)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 51-73
  • JOAN COX Appointed: 2019, Occupation: Retired
  • TIM FELL (Chair) Appointed: 2018, Occupation: Engineer
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 19/05/1995, number: 1046563
  • Registered at Companies House on 01/04/1995, number: 03040752
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; all on time
Main office

LAWRENCE WESTON COMMUNITY FARM
SALTMARSH DRIVE
BRISTOL
BS11 0NJ

Objectives

1) TO ADVANCE EDUCATION AND PROVIDE FACILITIES IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE FOR RECREATION AND LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION. 2) TO ADVANCE EDUCATION IN AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, HOME CRAFTS, COUNTRY LIFE AND RELATED SUBJECTS. 3) TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION IN THE CARE AND CONSIDERATION OF ALL ANIMALS. 4) TO PROVIDE EDUCATION AND TRAINING SO TO PREPARE THE BENEFICIARIES FOR ANY TRADE, OCCUPATION OR SERVICE. 5) TO RELIEVE PHYSICALLY OR MENTALLY HANDICAPPED PERSONS BY THE PROVISION OF RECREATIONAL AND THERAPUTIC ACTIVITIES. (FOR FULL OBJECTS DESCRIPTION SEE CLAUSE 3 OF THE GOVERNING INSTRUMENT)

Defined Area of Benefit:

AVONMOUTH, KINGSWESTON, HENBURY, WESTBURY ON TRYM, SOUTHMEAD

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase

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