Finance Score: 5
Governance Score: 0
Support Score: 11
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Static board: -3
  • Grant maker support: +11
Overall GiG Score: 16 ?

700 CLUB 

The 700 Club is a front line homelessness charity. It offers Supported Hostel Accommodation for Individuals and Couples Aged 18+ in three hostels, Housing Related Floating Support for those (16+) with substance misuse problems, and also operates a bond guarantee scheme (Bridge2Home) to help people into private rented sector housing. Its main aim is to move people from dependence to independence.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board composition appears to be rather static
Established: 28 years

www.700club.org.uk

700club@700club.org.uk

01325366397

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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£2,249£2,063£186£1£2,002£5663.3381
31/03/22£1,429£1,590£-161£1£1,816£2842.1371
31/03/21£1,857£1,377£480£0£1,978£2292397
31/03/20£2,206£1,174£1,032£0£1,497£2422.5367
31/03/19£1,036£962£75£0£465£3354.2317
31/03/18*£1,021£951£70£0£390£2573.2310
31/03/17*£864£838£26£0£320£1632.3290
31/03/16£861£839£22£0£294£1452.1290
31/03/15£941£897£44£29£268£1381.8310
31/03/14£868£851£17£34£224£1912.7340
31/03/13£720£718£2£32£207£1662.8260
31/03/12£655£621£34£31£205£1773.4240
31/03/11£592£866£-274£30£171£1492.1200
31/03/10£829£831£-2£34£445£3955.7270
31/03/09£1,221£1,048£173£42£447£4435.1290
31/03/08£1,044£945£99£26£274£2713.4280
31/03/07*£865£799£66£75£175£1752.6240
31/03/06£578£515£63£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£358£367£-9£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£315£314£1£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 26%
Liabilities/Income: 31%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 28%
Reserves/Spending: 3.3 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 3 months
Quick Ratio: 3.6
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Accommodation/Housing
Who works here?
  • 38 employees
  • 1 volunteer
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups
How it operates
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Darlington,

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£346,915
DCMS£95,000
County Durham Community Foundation£86,150
The Ballinger Charitable Trust£60,000
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington£60,000
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government£55,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£45,000
Virgin Money Foundation£40,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Resilience
£105,000 21/06/2023
This funding will used to support a resilience project and hub to ensure that vulnerable people in Darlington receive a holistic and collaborative response to their needs in response to the ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Boiler Replacement
£10,000 17/11/2022
Towards Boiler Replacement.
County Durham Community Foundation - Relief Fund
£3,000 17/11/2022
Relief in need grants
County Durham Community Foundation - Relief Fund
£3,000 14/09/2022
Sherburn House RIN.
County Durham Community Foundation - Get Active Garden Project
£5,000 13/07/2022
To support the Get Active Garden Project.
County Durham Community Foundation - Support to Beggars
£5,000 30/03/2022
Towards a support workers salary.
The Ballinger Charitable Trust - Grant to 700 Club
£15,000 04/03/2022
Mental health support (drug/alcohol dependency)
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£20,000 04/02/2022
700 Club
County Durham Community Foundation - Relief Fund
£3,000 05/01/2022
To provide relief to individuals who are seeking to rebuild their lives.
National Lottery Community Fund - Church View Apartments
£231,915 18/08/2021
The funding will be used to fund three support workers who will work in a newly developed apartment complex that will house vulnerable individuals families and couples who are homeless or at risk of ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Sherbourne House Relief
£3,000 19/05/2021
Towards the Sherburn House Relief in Need grants.
County Durham Community Foundation - Covid-19 PPE Response
£4,850 23/04/2021
Towards Covid-19 PPE.
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Grant to 700 Club
£60,000 20/04/2021
To provide emergency accommodation, accessible 24/7, for individuals with multiple and complex needs without housing options, and by comprehensive support, to direct them towards recovering ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Emergency Response / Street Outreach
£5,000 21/01/2021
To support the salary of an emergency response/street outreach worker.
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to 700 Club
£30,000 16/12/2020
12
Grant to support the organisations running costs.
County Durham Community Foundation - Health and Wellbeing Project
£10,000 02/12/2020
To support a Health and Wellbeing Project.
County Durham Community Foundation - Street Outreach and Engagement Project
£7,500 30/11/2020
To support a Street Outreach and Engagement Project.
County Durham Community Foundation - personal training sessions
£4,800 06/11/2020
To provide sessions to enhance individual's well-being by using the services of a personal trainer.
County Durham Community Foundation - Sherbourne House Relief
£3,000 04/11/2020
Towards the Sherburn House Relief in Need grants.
County Durham Community Foundation - Building Independent Living
£4,000 12/10/2020
To support room as part of Building Independent Living Project
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Variation grant to 700 Club
£9,060 24/07/2020
Grant to 700 Club meeting the additional costs of adapting services, premises or implementing other safety measures in response to the Covid pandemic.
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£95,000 17/07/2020
"The fund aims to:1) To reduce closures of essential charities that provide essential services to vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 crisis by ensuring they have the financial resources to ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award - COVID19 response
£25,000 22/05/2020
Church View Appartments
County Durham Community Foundation - Bridge2Home
£10,000 15/05/2020
To support the Bridge2Home project.
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government - MHCLG Homelessness Fund
£55,000 07/05/2020
Organisations supporting homelessness
County Durham Community Foundation - COVID-19 Response
£5,000 04/05/2020
To support the COVID-19 Response.
National Lottery Community Fund - Covid-19 Response
£10,000 24/04/2020
12
The funding will be used to enable the group to continue supporting its clients who have complex needs including drug/alcohol dependency issues during the Covid-19 lockdown. The project will prevent ....more
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to 700 Club
£10,000 17/04/2020
6
Grant to 700 Club to support the orgnisation through COVID19.
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to 700 Club
£25,000 04/02/2020
purchase of furniture for residential units for a charity which works with people at risk of homelessness in Durham
The Ballinger Charitable Trust - Grant to 700 Club
£45,000 14/06/2019
36
Mental health worker
Co-Operative Group - Grant to The Oasis Crisis Pregnancy Centre
£6,629 19/11/2018
We want to train more volunteers to be practitioners and create extra school team workers so that we can expand our work.
Mercer's Charitable Foundation - Grant to 700 Club
£85,000 17/10/2018
24
The Lodge - supported B&B style accommodation for people with a housing crisis
County Durham Community Foundation - Mental Health Project
£5,000 19/09/2018
To support a mental health project.
County Durham Community Foundation - Outreach & floating Support
£7,500 24/05/2018
To support a substance misuse outreach worker.
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to 700 Club
£75,000 20/03/2018
36
To employ a full-time substance misuse support worker who would work with individuals in Darlington to get them into good quality accommodation and who would support them to maintain their tenancies.
DCMS - Virgin Money Foundation North East Fund
£20,613 14/02/2018
The 700 Club is a community organisation based in Darlington which provides help and support to homeless people in the town.The grant is to continue to fund their bond scheme. By providing a bond as ....more
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to 700 Club
£20,613 12/02/2018
12
Grant to continue to fund the bond scheme. By providing a bond as an alternative to a deposit and by working proactively with a number of local landlords, 700 Club enables people who are homeless ....more
Sport England - TIED Building Recovery through Activity
£10,000 04/01/2018
11
Funding under Sport England's Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage Small Award funding programme for a Revenue project titled TIED Building Recovery through Activity . This project lists its ....more
DCMS - ALB-TIED Building Recovery through Activity
£10,000 04/01/2018
Funding under Sport England's Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage Small Award funding programme for a Revenue project titled 'TIED Building Recovery through Activity '. This project lists ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£15,000 26/06/2017
Healthy Life Choice Project
County Durham Community Foundation - Begging Outreach Support Project
£7,500 30/05/2017
Towards a Begging Outreach Support Project.
County Durham Community Foundation - The Lodge
£5,000 23/11/2016
Towards refurbishing and redecorating of the lodge.
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to 700 Club
£36,763 14/09/2016
12
Grant to support the Bridge2Home project which enables people who are experiencing homelessness and people who are living in the other emergency accommodation run by the charity to access reasonable ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Healthy Lifestyle Project
£10,000 13/07/2016
Towards a personalized healthy life-style project.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to 700 Club
£93,000 03/12/2015
36
towards three years' running costs of a project providing short term accommodation to people who are homeless or in housing need in Darlington, County Grant Durham
Northern Rock Foundation - Grant awarded to 700 Club (Tees Valley)
£94,712 15/10/2013
Towards a bond deposit guarantee scheme that enables homeless individuals to access the private rental sector in Darlington.
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to 700 Club
£16,900 28/08/2013
Based in Darlington the 700 Club offer accommodation and support to homeless people and also people living in inappropriate accommodation.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 46-79
  • LEE VASEY (Chair) Appointed: 2012, Occupation: Chairperson
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 17/06/1996, number: 1056192
  • Registered at Companies House on 26/04/1996, number: 03191544
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Other Regulators
  • Homes England
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
  • 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
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR18: 1 days late, AR17: 1 days late, AR07: 23 days late,
Main office

700 CLUB HEAD OFFICE
Roadway House
Beaumont Street West
Darlington
Co. Durh

Objectives

THE RELIEF OF THOSE PERSONS IN THE NORTH-EAST OF ENGLAND (BEING THE AREA TO THE EAST OF THE PENNINES STRETCHING FROM AND INCLUDING THE COUNTY OF NORTH YORKSHIRE IN THE SOUTH TO THE BORDER WITH SCOTLAND IN THE NORTH) WHO ARE IN CONDITIONS OF NEED, HARDSHIP OR DISTRESS, IN PARTICULAR BY THE PROVISION OF TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION AND SOCIAL HOUSING.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NORTH-EAST OF ENGLAND

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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