Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 4
  • No PartB
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +4
Overall GiG Score: 10 ?

WEST VIEW ADVICE AND RESOURCE CENTRE LIMITED 

The provision of comprehensive benefits advice,focusing on providing free, confidential, independent advice in relation to: welfare benefits, debt, money management, housing issues, employment law, energy efficiency and general advice. The Community Centre provides a venue for use by groups, addressing isolation, loneliness, promoting healthy eating and exercise, catering for all age groups.
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
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender

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: 23 years
(29 years as a company)

www.wvarc30.org.uk

reception@wvarc30.org.uk

01429271275

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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£391£419£-28n/an/an/an/an/a5
31/03/22£343£322£21n/an/an/an/an/a2
31/03/21£384£323£61n/an/an/an/an/a12
31/03/20£323£329£-6n/an/an/an/an/a3
31/03/19£380£352£28n/an/an/an/an/a3
31/03/18£346£399£-53£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£348£365£-16£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£309£281£28£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£283£251£32£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£273£253£20£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£274£288£-14£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£231£219£12£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£194£227£-33£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£229£239£-10£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£217£211£6£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£153£183£-30£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£176£193£-17£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£194£196£-2£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£154£176£-22£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£164£155£9£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
What it does
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
Who works here?
  • 5 volunteers
Who it helps
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
Where it operates
  • Throughout England,

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
Virgin Money Foundation£37,884
Alex Ferry Foundation£30,000
County Durham Community Foundation£3,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Alex Ferry Foundation - AFF communuity grant
£10,000 06/04/2022
community grant
Alex Ferry Foundation - AFF communuity grant
£10,000 06/04/2022
community grant
Alex Ferry Foundation - AFF communuity grant
£10,000 17/07/2020
community grant
County Durham Community Foundation - Meeting Client protections
£3,000 11/05/2020
Towards meeting client protections.
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to West View Advice & Resource Centre Limited
£37,884 20/12/2019
24
West View Advice and Resource was established in the early 1980s in Hartlepool to provide practical support to local people impacted by industry closures. The award is to contribute toward the ....more
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Salary and on-costs of Project Support Worker and office administration costs Year 3
£22,000 04/01/2018
Salary and on-costs of Project Support Worker and office administration costs Year 3
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to West View Advice & Resource Centre Ltd
£65,000 10/03/2016
36
towards three years' salary of the Projects Support Worker and associated running costs of an organisation providing advice and support to disadvantaged people in Hartlepool
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to West View Advice & Resource Centre
£20,000 29/04/2014
WVA & RC operates as a community hub and centre in an area with significant levels of deprivation delivering a range of services and activities which are service user led but major on ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Hartlepool Advice Partnership Evolving Network (Hapen)
£343,874 19/04/2013
24
West View Advice and Resource Centre (WVARC) brings together a diverse range of partners working together with all members of the family unit to develop new and innovative ways of delivering support ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Improving Financial Capability
£48,589 23/11/2010
12
This project will enable the group to offer a budgetary advice service to Credit Union Members, who seek access to low cost loans. Currently applicants applying for loans are interviewed by the loans ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 46-79
  • DAVE WISE (Chair) Appointed: 1998, Occupation: Manager
  • ROB COOK Appointed: 2008, Occupation: None
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 22/01/2001, number: 1084632
  • Registered at Companies House on 25/11/1994, number: 02994776
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Other Regulators
  • Financial Conduct Authority
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Campaigns and political activity 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
  • 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; all on time
Main office

West View Advice Resource Centre
Miers Avenue
HARTLEPOOL
TS24 9JQ

Objectives

4. THE CHARITY'S OBJECTS (OBJECTS) ARE SPECIFICALLY RESTRICTED TO THE FOLLOWING: (1) TO FURTHER OR BENEFIT THE RESIDENTS OF HARTLEPOOL AND ITS SURROUNDING RURAL AREAS WITHOUT DISTINCTION OF SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, RACE OR OF POLITICAL, RELIGIOUS OR OTHER OPINIONS BY ASSOCIATING TOGETHER THE SAID RESIDENTS AND THE LOCAL AUTHORITY, VOLUNTARY AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS IN A COMMON EFFORT TO ADVANCE EDUCATION AND TO PROVIDE FACILITIES IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE FOR RECREATION AND LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION WITH THE OBJECTIVE OF IMPROVING THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE FOR THE RESIDENTS; AND (2) THE RELIEF OF POVERTY, SICKNESS AND DISTRESS OF THE RESIDENTS OF NORTH EAST ENGLAND AND IN PARTICULAR (BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION) HARTLEPOOL WITHOUT DISTINCTION OF SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, RACE OR OF POLITICAL, RELIGIOUS OR OTHER OPINIONS, AND WITHOUT LIMITATION TO THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, TO PROVIDE ADVICE, INFORMATION AND SUPPORT ON A WIDE RANGE OF ISSUES INCLUDING WELFARE RIGHTS AND BENEFITS, HOUSING, EMPLOYMENT, ENERGY EFFICIENCY, DEBTS AND BUDGETING.

Defined Area of Benefit:

WEST VIEW AND THE SURROUNDING AREA

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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