Finance Score: 8
Governance Score: -2
Support Score: 11
  • Good reserves management: +3
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Narrow trustee age band: -2
  • Grant maker support: +11
Overall GiG Score: 17 ?

BONNY DOWNS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 

BDCA is a dynamic community-led charity that has been serving the residents of East Ham since 1998. We strive to make a real and lasting difference to the quality of life of local people by promoting community cohesion, tackling isolation, encouraging healthier lifestyles and addressing the root causes of poverty.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • Reserves management has been consistently within official guidelines
  • 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

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board has little diversity in terms of age

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£1,235£1,326£-91£29£810£7156.559134
31/03/22£1,267£1,221£45£24£901£7797.752152
31/03/21£1,266£1,097£170£28£855£5556.147178
31/03/20£1,359£1,088£270£31£686£3363.752184
31/03/19£867£824£43£26£415£2293.340180
31/03/18£751£777£-27£22£372£1913190
31/03/17£772£725£47£17£399£2183.6410
31/03/16£798£717£80£0£352£1362.3180
31/03/15£574£531£43£13£271£1292.9150
31/03/14£560£551£9£15£228£1302.8150
31/03/13£603£550£52£11£220£1072.3100
31/03/12£452£419£33£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£436£427£9£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£430£419£10£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£445£424£21£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£378£337£41£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£308£285£23£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£301£337£-36£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£350£348£2£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£250£248£2£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 2.3%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 2.2%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 27%
Liabilities/Income: 24%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 88%
Reserves/Spending: 6.5 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 3 months
Quick Ratio: 1.8
Asset Split ?
Established: 26 years

www.bonnydowns.org

info@bonnydowns.org

02085867070

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Amateur Sport
  • Disability
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Recreation
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Social clubs and similar
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Newham,
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£539,624
Power to Change£295,000
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington£116,897
Garfield Weston Foundation£100,000
DCMS£99,616
City Bridge Trust£72,720
National Lottery Heritage Fund£65,493
Masonic Trust£40,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£50,000 19/09/2023
BDCA 2023 Core Costs
National Lottery Community Fund - MH - Empower Youth Newham Summer 2023
£9,955 21/07/2023
The funding will be used to provide additional free youth evening activities during the summer aimed predominately at disadvantaged children. The project aims to reduce the risk of antisocial ....more
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Bonny Downs Community Association
£65,493 07/06/2023
Living Well
National Lottery Community Fund - Improving Community Sports on Flanders Field
£10,000 26/05/2023
The funding will be used as a contribution to purchase new equipment to maintain the football pitches and to pay the groundsman to commence a community sports role. The project aims to promote ....more
Essex Community Foundation - Grant to Bonny Downs Community Association
£7,500 26/01/2023
to support the running costs of a community hub providing food and clothes’ provisions in Newham during the next six months
National Lottery Community Fund - Newham Recovery and Reconnection Project
£499,755 16/12/2022
The funding will be used to expand the service which provides basic support for people affected by Covid-19. The project aims to bring people together and reduce isolation by connecting people ....more
Power to Change - BONNY DOWNS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (RCF)
£10,000 12/12/2022
Grant to BONNY DOWNS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (RCF)
Masonic Trust - MCF Large Grant
£40,000 16/11/2022
Grant to fund the Children and Families project, supporting deprived families in Newham with children aged 0 - 19 years.
Crowdfunder - Local Action Fund
£3,910 15/11/2022
Covid response
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£50,000 03/06/2022
A Lifeline in the Community
Sport England - Jubilee Fund - New Inclusive Exercise Classes
£4,500 12/05/2022
This project will start new weekly Pilates and women’s Zumba sessions, expanding on the successful existing Pilates pilot sessions, and create an evening Zumba class for those who cannot ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Debt and Money Advice for Foodbank users
£9,995 11/03/2022
The funding will be used towards the salary costs of a debt advisor employed for the foodbank. The project aims to support people with debt management and budgeting. Offering 1:1 advice and support.
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Bonny Downs Community Association
£72,720 09/03/2022
24
£72,720 (£36,260; £36,460) over two further and final years for one p/t Active and Connected Elder’s Project Manager (18 hours p/w), activity costs and related project overheads.
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Grant to Bonny Downs Community Association
£110,887 24/09/2021
36
Funding for the Elders' Advocacy/Befriending Coordination to support older people across our severely deprived borough who are homeless, vulnerably housed or living in unsafe accommodation.
Sport England - TGC CF BDCA Sports
£10,000 03/08/2021
12
This project will deliver yoga, aerobics, and dance sessions to women and new mums in the local community aged 16+.
Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust - Bonny Downs Community Association (BDCA) - 12/07/21
£1,000 28/07/2021
Core Funding
Sport England - COVID19 Return to Play
£10,000 01/03/2021
3
Funding under Sport England's Return to Play - Small Grants funding programme for a Revenue project titled COVID19 Return to Play. This project is a Cricket project, with a focus on beneficiaries ....more
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Covid-19 Rapid Response Fund Grant
£6,010 25/01/2021
12
To continue to support the charity's front-line services in response to the pandemic including running a food bank and the purchasing of laptops for staff members and children in the community to ....more
Tudor Trust - Grant to Bonny Downs Community Association
£2,000 13/01/2021
as an additional grant to support staff, volunteer and trustee wellbeing, to assist the organisation deliver its charitable purpose more effectively
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£99,616 05/08/2020
"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
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Variation grant to Bonny Downs Community Association
£15,000 23/07/2020
Grant to Bonny Downs Community Association meeting the additional costs of adapting services, premises or implementing other safety measures in response to the Covid pandemic.
Crisis UK - Grant to Bonny Downs Community Association
£4,964 12/06/2020
Funding for food provision, staff and accommodation
National Lottery Community Fund - BDCA Outreach and Inclusion Project
£9,919 02/12/2019
12
The funding will be used to run a community transport service for people on low incomes or with mobility issues. The project aims to provide access to activities which benefit their health and ....more
Power to Change - Bonny Downs Community Association
£285,000 17/10/2019
24
Grant to Bonny Downs Community Association
DCMS - Building Connections Fund
£21,796 01/04/2019
Development of existing work delivering a range of events, activities and services across Newham for over 50s, local children, parents and carers, young people and local people in crisis that reduce ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Bonny Downs Community Association
£169,800 13/03/2019
36
towards three years' continuation funding of the salary of the Project Co-ordinator at the 'Children and Families project', providing support for disadvantaged families in the London Borough of Newham
DCMS - Building Connections Fund
£21,796 02/01/2019
Development of existing work delivering a range of events, activities and services across Newham for over 50s, local children, parents and carers, young people and local people in crisis that reduce ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Bonny Downs Community Association
£75,000 10/12/2018
36
The charity provides a range of community based services for people in Newham. Its existing Purpose and Belonging project offers support to homeless and vulnerably housed people and enables them to ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Active and Connected Project
£55,481 26/11/2018
24
Active and Connected Project
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Bonny Downs Community Association
£100,700 14/11/2018
36
£100,700 over three years (£32,400; £33,200; £35,100) towards a part-time Project Co-ordinator for its Active and Connected Elders Project, an Advocacy Manager and a contribution to project costs.
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Bonny Downs Community Association
£44,400 16/10/2018
£44,400 over 18 months towards research on new income generation options, and to develop capacity and knowledge within the organisation.
Sport England - Active for Life
£98,988 08/08/2018
23
Funding under Sport England's Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage funding programme for a Revenue project titled Active for Life. This project lists its main activity as Multi Sports
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Bonny Downs Community Association
£15,000 17/07/2018
purchase of a minibus for a charity which works with disadvantaged minority communtities in Newham
Mercer's Charitable Foundation - Grant to Bonny Downs Community Association
£43,900 24/04/2018
24
Grow Together Be Together Community Garden - Growing Strong
Tudor Trust - Grant to Bonny Downs Community Association
£90,000 20/04/2018
36
over three years towards core costs at a community anchor organisation in Newham, East London
National Lottery Community Fund - Flanders Playing Field World Cup Celebration Events
£9,832 11/04/2018
12
The funding will be used to run a Walking Football sporting tournament during the World Cup for local residents. The project aims to bring people from different backgrounds and ages together to ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 15/01/2018
Capacity to Change
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Bonny Downs Community Association
£121,316 06/08/2017
36
This project will provide support for children and young people from low income families who are accessing food bank support in Newham. It will support them to lead healthier lifestyles, remain safe ....more
City Bridge Trust - Eco audit to Bonny Downs Community Association
£3,000 12/08/2016
£3,000 (7.5 days @£400 per day) to provide an eco-audit.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Bonny Downs Community Association
£92,600 03/12/2015
36
towards three years' continuation funding of the salary of the Project Co-ordinator at the 'Children and Families Project', providing family support services to disadvantaged families in the London ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Bonny Downs Community Association
£75,000 11/11/2015
36
The charity provides a range of community based services for people in Newham. Its existing Purpose and Belonging project offers support to homeless and vulnerably housed people and enables them to ....more
London Marathon Charitable Trust - To install 300m ball stop perimeter fencing
£40,000 10/12/2014
Towards the installation of approximately 300 metres of perimeter ball stop netting at Landers Field in order to enable the expansion of sporting activities at the site, in particular cricket and ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Bonny Downs Community Association
£92,727 19/11/2014
Towards costs associated with promoting independence, participation and wellbeing amongst disadvantaged people aged 50+ living in Newham, by providing a range of targeted activities and services.
National Lottery Community Fund - Active and Connected Elders Project
£399,938 21/10/2014
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Sport England - East Ham Active
£207,046 07/05/2014
Funding under Sport England's Community Sport Activation Fund funding programme for a Revenue project titled 'East Ham Active'. This project is a Multi Sports project, with a focus on younger ....more
Sport England - Outdoor Ping! on Flanders Playing Field, East Ham, London
£3,000 12/06/2013
Funding under Sport England's Small Grants funding programme for a Revenue project titled 'Outdoor Ping! on Flanders Playing Field, East Ham, London'. This project lists its main activity as Table ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Bonny Downs Community Association
£89,400 13/06/2012
36
towards three years' salary and related costs of a Project Co-ordinator at a community centre in east London
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Bonny Downs Community Association
£50,000 24/11/2011
the salary of the part time Assistant Co-ordinator role (job share) for the Fit and Healthy Elders Project
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 44-62
  • NIGEL BROOK Appointed: 2017, Occupation: Project Manager
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 21/09/1998, number: 1071625
  • Registered at Companies House on 03/09/1998, number: 03625785
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Other Regulators
  • Financial Conduct Authority
  • Ofsted (Office For Standards In Education)
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
  • 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

BONNY DOWNS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
THE WELL
49 VICARAGE LANE
LONDON
E6 6DQ

Objectives

(A) TO RELIEVE PERSONS WHO ARE IN CONDITIONS OF NEED OR HARDSHIP OR WHO ARE AGED OR SICK AND TO RELIEVE THE DISTRESS CAUSED THEREBY IN THE LONDON BOROUGH OF NEWHAM AND IN SUCH OTHER PARTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OR THE WORLD AS THE DIRECTORS OF THE CHARITY (HEREIN CALLED THE TRUSTEES) MAY FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FIT; (B) TO ADVANCE EDUCATION BY SUCH MEANS AS THE TRUSTEES MAY CONSIDER APPROPRIATE IN THE LONDON BOROUGH OF NEWHAM AND IN SUCH OTHER PARTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OR THE WORLD AS THE TRUSTEE MAY FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FIT; (C) TO PROVIDE AND PROMOTE THE PROVISION OF RECREATIONAL AND SPORTING FACILITIES FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COMMUNITY AND IN PARTICULAR (THOUGH NOT BY WAY OF LIMITATION ) FOR YOUNG PEOPLE OLD PEOPLE SINGLE PARENTS AND FAMILIES IN THE LONDON BOROUGH OF NEWHAM AND IN SUCH OTHER PARTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OR THE WORLD AS THE TRUSTEES MAY FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FIT; (D) TO PROMOTE AND FULFIL SUCH OTHER CHARITABLE PURPOSES BENEFICIAL TO THE COMMUNITY IN THE LONDON BOROUGH OF NEWHAM AND IN SUCH OTHER PARTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OR THE WORLD AS THE TRUSTEES MAY FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FIT..

Defined Area of Benefit:

NEWHAM

Data Sources

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