Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 8
  • Poor Liquidity: -1
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +8
Overall GiG Score: 17 ?


We have a vision of a coherent and single sector, working together in partnership to shape and deliver the services the community in the Borough of Stockton on Tees need. We want to build on the ethos of support and partnership inherent within the sector by extending this to enable organisations to work together in sourcing funds and opportunities.
Analysis by Giving is Great


  • Spending has increased over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • 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 and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity is not recognised by HMRC for Gift Aid according to its latest published return

Financial issues to consider:

  • Liquidity appears to have been slender at the latest year end
  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending
Established: 23 years


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Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
Cost £k
Funds £k
Funds £k
Staff Volun-

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0.6%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0.6%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 59%
Liabilities/Income: 36%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 88%
Reserves/Spending: 2.5 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 1 months
Quick Ratio: 0
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • General Charitable Purposes
Who works here?
  • 21 employees
  • 100 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Stockton-on-tees,

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£515,223
County Durham Community Foundation£52,123
Garfield Weston Foundation£40,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
To be used for
County Durham Community Foundation - Stockton Food Power Network
£10,000 16/11/2022
To support the Stockton Food Power Network.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£20,000 04/04/2022
Providing support to VCSE partners in Stockton
County Durham Community Foundation - To support residents with no TV signal
£1,500 17/11/2021
To support residents with no TV signal
National Lottery Community Fund - Community activities in Stockton
£81,890 22/09/2021
The project will use the funding over 18 months to deliver its volunteering strategy which will help to recruit more volunteers to support vulnerable people from across the county. It will also ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Safety at Catalyst House
£7,080 29/07/2021
The project will use the funding to improve the health and safety standards of their building including installing new fire doors a smoke alarm window and gate locks and the removal of dangerous ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Volunteer Manager
£17,000 25/09/2020
Towards a volunteer manager.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£20,000 14/08/2020
Maintaining community support at this challenging time
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£66,000 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
County Durham Community Foundation - Maintaining and improving mental health during the COVID crisis
£18,900 26/06/2020
Towards maintaining and improving mental health during the COVID crisis.
County Durham Community Foundation - COVID-19 Digital Inclusion
£4,723 21/05/2020
To support COVID-19 Digital Inclusion project.
National Lottery Community Fund - Reach Out Counselling and Family and Friends Service
£426,253 04/07/2019
The organisation will use funding to sustain and develop their counselling and family and friends support services, for people whose lives have been impacted by alcohol and drug addiction. Funding ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Stockton Volunteers - Kite Mark
£9,250 30/08/2018
The group will develop, deploy and embed a volunteering Kitemark for the borough, with the aim of helping local organisations to develop the quality of their volunteering programmes. This will ....more
Department of Health - Sharing and celebrating patient and public involvement in healthcare community- Catalyst Stockton on Tees
£2,500 01/07/2018
To support the organisation to inform NHS England about the good practice undertaken about how citizens and patients are involved in making improvements to healthcare services
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 37-66
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 08/11/2000, number: 1083231
  • Registered at Companies House on 16/06/2000, number: 04016295
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Investing charity funds 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; AR16: 8 days late, AR08: 6 days late, AR04: 158 days late,
Main office

27 Yarm Road
TS18 3NJ


To promote all or any Charitable purposes for the benefit of the Community within the Area of Benefit and in particular the advancement of education, the furtherance of health and the relief of poverty, distress and sickness.Without limitation to the generality of the foregoing to provide support for organisations with Charitable objects in order to assist these organisations in their charitable work.To promote and organise co-operation in the advancement of these purposes and to bring together in Council representatives of the voluntary organisations, statutory authorities and individuals within the Area of Benefit.To build the capacity of Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector organisations and provide them with the necessary support, information and services to enable them to pursue or contribute to any charitable purpose; provided that in pursuing the objects. To promote community cohesion; to promote; organise and facilitate co-operation and partnership working between Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector, statutory and other relevant bodies in the achievement of the above purposes within the area of benefit.

Defined Area of Benefit:


Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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