Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 1
Support Score: 10
  • No PartB
  • Narrow trustee age band: -2
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +10
Overall GiG Score: 11 ?

THE CORNFORTH PARTNERSHIP 

The Cornforth Partnership was born in 1996 as a community response to the growing poverty, deprivation and isolation of the industrial village of Cornforth, County Durham.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government and a Community Foundation 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 has little diversity in terms of age

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
Established: 25 years

www.cornforthpartnership.co.uk

enquiries@cornforthpartnership.org

01740652000

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies House
UN SDGs
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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*£485£423£62n/an/an/an/an/a20
31/03/22£367£422£-55n/an/an/an/an/a22
31/03/21£481£360£121n/an/an/an/an/a4
31/03/20£424£404£20n/an/an/an/an/a12
31/03/19£359£385£-26n/an/an/an/an/a12
31/03/18£349£381£-32£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£556£524£32£0£242£1072.5250
31/03/16£491£551£-60£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£477£496£-20£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£381£443£-62£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£499£450£49£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£317£407£-90£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£456£345£111£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£331£310£21£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£262£231£31£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£234£237£-3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£337£236£101£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£244£223£21£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05*£255£233£22£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04*£270£248£23£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
What it does
  • Amateur Sport
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Disability
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
Who works here?
  • 20 volunteers
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
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Durham,

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£630,055
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust£28,787
Virgin Money Foundation£19,540
County Durham Community Foundation£12,100
Power to Change£10,000
CAF£9,873
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - TryLife
£324,500 16/08/2023
The funding will be used to roll out interactive films and workshops for young people (YP) and people who work with YP. Subjects covered include drugs and alcohol sexual health sexual exploitation ....more
Power to Change - The Cornforth Partnership (RCF)
£10,000 12/12/2022
Grant to The Cornforth Partnership (RCF)
County Durham Community Foundation - Mental Health Emergency Welfare Fund
£7,100 14/09/2022
The Mental Health Emergency Welfare Fund
National Lottery Community Fund - Helping Hands - Supporting Communities
£295,591 15/12/2021
36
The project will use the funding over three years to support vulnerable families in Cornforth and surrounding areas in County Durham to help improve their quality of life financial resilience and ....more
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust - The Cornforth Partnership
£28,787 28/07/2021
The applicant wishes to provide 3 support services (Mental Health, Young Parents and Information Advice & Guidance) to young people in County Durham. The Reach young people’s project will focus ....more
CAF - Grant to The Cornforth Partnership
£9,873 03/07/2020
3
Grant to The Cornforth Partnership to support the organisation through COVID19
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to The Cornforth Partnership
£9,770 29/04/2020
Grant to The Cornforth Partnership to support the orgnisation through COVID19.
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to The Cornforth Partnership
£9,770 29/04/2020
6
Grant to The Cornforth Partnership to support the orgnisation through COVID19.
National Lottery Community Fund - Reach
£9,964 22/04/2020
11
This organisation will use the funding to provide a specialist employment and training support adviser to local residents operating from a range of venues across South County Durham. The project aims ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Help Hands
£5,000 20/04/2020
To support the Help Hands Covid-19 project.
National Lottery Community Fund - Changing Community Lives
£331,899 16/08/2018
36
The group will run a programme of activities to combat isolation and improve the lives of vulnerable people living across County Durham. The project will support people experiencing serious issues, ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Communities Together
£35,000 04/05/2018
To support the Communities Together project with staff/volunteer various costs.
County Durham Community Foundation - Nifty at Fifty
£19,300 11/01/2018
Towards the Nifty at Fifty project.
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to The Cornforth Partnership
£48,048 01/11/2017
12
Grant to help a group of young parents and a wider group of young people from the village, to secure and sustain employment.
DCMS - Virgin Money Foundation North East Fund
£48,048 01/11/2017
The Cornforth Partnership is a regeneration charity based in an ex-mining community in County Durham. The award is to help a group of young parents and a wider group of young people from the village, ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Cornforth Partnership
£29,520 10/08/2017
36
This project will deliver weekly group support and additional 1:1 sessions when required for young parents. Young parents will be supported to develop parenting skills, increase their own confidence ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Switch
£7,500 30/05/2017
Towards the delivery of a targeted intervention project to the young people that are involved or are at risk of anti social behaviour.
County Durham Community Foundation - Durham Community Support Initiative
£5,000 08/05/2017
To support the Durham Community Support Initiative project.
County Durham Community Foundation - Cornforth Youth Aloud
£4,803 26/04/2017
Towards the Cornforth Youth Aloud project.
County Durham Community Foundation - Refresh
£5,000 20/03/2017
Towards the Refresh project to upgrade the public areas of the building..
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Towards Supporting Change
£9,838 02/02/2017
Towards Supporting Change
County Durham Community Foundation - Retrain to Gain
£4,988 05/10/2016
Towards an employability support programme.
National Lottery Community Fund - Inspire, Explore, Enjoy
£10,000 16/12/2015
12
The organisation will use the funding to deliver a diverse programme of activities for young people and their families including trips, cooking, health and wellbeing sessions. This will help to ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Healthy Changes
£233,142 28/07/2014
36
Not Available
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to The Cornforth Partnership
£18,000 27/09/2013
The Cornforth Partnership is based in the village of West Cornforth delivering a range of services and activities targeted at young people, the unemployed and the long term unemployed
National Lottery Community Fund - Number 66
£176,000 10/02/2010
36
The continuation and expansion of Number 66, an existing young people's project in Cornforth, County Durham which offers a safe and accessible place for young people to meet new people, socialise, ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (6)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 5/6 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 65-83
  • ANNE DUNN Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Retired
  • CHRISTINE HERON Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Part Time Dispenser/Healthcare
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 14/05/1999, number: 1075510
  • Registered at Companies House on 20/05/1997, number: 03373851
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • 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; AR23: 14 days late, AR05: 1 days late, AR04: 1 days late,
Main office

THE CORNFORTH PARTNERSHIP
68-70 HIGH STREET
WEST CORNFORTH
FERRYHILL
DL17 9HS

Objectives

TO PROMOTE ANY CHARITABLE PURPOSE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE PARISH OF CORNFORTH AND SURROUNDING AREAS IN COUNTY DURHAM, IN PARTICULAR TO RELIEVE POVERTY, ADVANCE EDUCATION, PROVIDE OR ASSIST IN THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES FOR RECREATION OR LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION AND TO PROTECT AND IMPROVE THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE OF SAID PERSONS.

Defined Area of Benefit:

PARISH OF CORNFORTH AND SURROUNDING AREAS IN COUNTY DURHAM

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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