Finance Score: 5
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 15
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +15
Overall GiG Score: 26 ?

KNOWLE WEST MEDIA CENTRE 

To achieve cultural, social and economic regeneration by involving the community in media activity, education and action. Social Capital: building involvement, trust and decision making. Digital Creativity: as a force for change and route into education. Environmental Action: local awareness leading to global change. Enterprise: developing opportunities for local businesses and work.
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 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 dynamic in terms of composition

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*£1,604£1,771£-167£88£2,825£4683.23420
31/03/22£1,706£1,730£-24£98£2,992£4102.83454
31/03/21£2,185£1,680£505£105£3,015£1310.92910
31/03/20£1,536£1,349£187£107£2,510£1060.93047
31/03/19£1,127£1,175£-47£152£2,322£1061.12760
31/03/18£1,009£1,028£-20£92£2,370£1141.3260
31/03/17£1,080£1,024£56£90£2,389£1151.3260
31/03/16£1,037£1,069£-32£52£2,333£1111.2280
31/03/15£1,045£1,179£-133£30£2,366£1201.2310
31/03/14£977£990£-13£16£2,499£1561.9280
31/03/13£699£752£-53£30£2,512£1282200
31/03/12£710£773£-63£34£2,565£1131.8180
31/03/11£861£1,029£-168£45£2,628£1201.4220
31/03/10£783£908£-125£64£2,796£1091.4180
31/03/09£800£910£-109£17£2,921£2,73136160
31/03/08£3,236£728£2,508£7£3,031£2,80946.3120
31/03/07*£1,111£751£360£6£523£1602.6110
31/03/06*£422£416£6£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05*£449£354£95£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04*£194£183£11£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 5.9%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 5%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 11%
Liabilities/Income: 22%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 17%
Reserves/Spending: 3.2 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 4 months
Quick Ratio: 2.7
Asset Split ?
Established: 22 years

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Disability
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
GiG Classification
  • Community services
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Bath And North East Somerset, Bristol City, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • People With Disabilities

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
DCMS£596,564
Nationwide Foundation£577,919
National Lottery Community Fund£376,732
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy£124,205
Power to Change£120,000
Quartet Community Foundation£113,985
Youth Music£104,128
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government£88,424
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to Knowle West Alliance
£12,092 20/03/2024
This is to extend existing UKSPF Community Fund funding, as agreed with Bristol City Council.
Power to Change - COM-TECH - Knowle West Media Centre
£40,000 13/12/2022
Grant to COM-TECH - Knowle West Media Centre
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to Knowle West Alliance
£25,031 22/09/2022
To add staff capacity to co-ordinate a local network response to the cost of living crisis for and with residents in Knowle West.
Nationwide Foundation - We Can Make Phase 3
£420,052 15/09/2022
As part of this funding, a new communications post will be created within KWMC. We will work with the postholder and others to help shape the development of a communications and influencing ....more
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to Knowle West Media Centre
£1,980 19/07/2022
To engage carbon consultants to assess how best to reduce the carbon emissions associated with the running of the group's building, and to provide a recommendation for future action.
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to Knowle West Alliance
£5,900 12/07/2022
(1) To explore opportunities and options for developing a local fundraising network in Knowle West, and (2) mentoring support for the Network Development Manager.
Nationwide Foundation - We Can Make (phase 2) Additional Funding Extension
£32,756 04/07/2022
We Can Make is seeking additional funding of £32,756 to fund three months core staff team to continue to deliver the project and to allow the director extra time to develop the next stage of the ....more
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - Greengage
£17,625 01/04/2022
Full Grant details (including summaries) can be found on the Gateway to Research website: https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=10062587
National Lottery Community Fund - The Knowle West Alliance
£376,732 24/03/2022
The project is using funding to deliver community development support and coordination in Knowle West Alliance. The aim is that a Theory of Change will be developed; to support the belief that by ....more
Youth Music - Sound Wave
£95,773 16/02/2022
Sound Wave
Nationwide Foundation - We Can Make Covid-19 Extended Extension
£64,348 23/09/2021
Covid 9 month extension to get the project back to the end of phase 2 as if covid didn't happen.
Nationwide Foundation - We Can Make (phase 2) Additional Funding
£29,150 17/09/2021
Support to develop a comms strategy campaign - £3850 saved from original budget that is put towards this funding of 29150
Nationwide Foundation - WCM Covid-19 Three month extension
£29,613 08/04/2021
For ongoing funded work on the People's Plan project.
Quartet Community Foundation - Knowle West Alliance
£28,116 26/03/2021
5
Towards the Alliance Coordinator and Community Development Worker posts, plus a contribution towards overheads and facilitated sessions for a strategic review and fundraising strategy. Key milestones ....more
Power to Change - Knowle West Media Centre (HCH)
£50,000 16/03/2021
Grant to Knowle West Media Centre (HCH)
Nationwide Foundation - We Can Make Wellbeing support
£2,000 26/01/2021
Wellbeing support
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£199,832 25/09/2020
"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
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Knowle West Media Centre
£2,572 17/06/2020
6
COVID19 - This grant will fund additional staff hours and equipment to support young people in low income families and not in education, isolated at home due to Covid-19. Young people will improve ....more
Power to Change - C-19 Response - Knowle West Media Centre
£30,000 12/06/2020
Grant to C-19 Response - Knowle West Media Centre
Youth Music - Coronavirus - Emergency Fund
£8,355 21/05/2020
Coronavirus - Emergency Fund - Adapting and staying inclusive
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Knowle West Media Centre
£10,000 05/05/2020
6
towards unrestricted core costs as a COVID-19 Fast Response grant
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to Knowle West Alliance
£5,866 17/04/2020
To establish a co-ordinated local response that will support the most vulnerable in our community to access services and information safely, reducing the impact of COVID-19 on them.
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - Enabling Housing Innovation for Inclusive Growth
£106,579 01/04/2020
Full Grant details (including summaries) can be found on the Gateway to Research website: https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=106167
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government - COMMUNITY HOUSING FUND
£88,424 01/04/2020
To support an increase in housing supply in England by the community-led housing
DCMS - National Portfolio Application 2018-22
£92,188 01/04/2020
We are the national development agency for creativity and culture. We have set out our strategic vision in Lets Create that by 2030 we want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of ....more
DCMS - Knowle West Media Centre
£304,544 01/04/2020
To support Arts and Culture throughout England
Quartet Community Foundation - Knowle West Alliance
£35,000 31/07/2019
11
Towards the continuation of the Knowle West Alliance project, helping them to implement and embed activities planned and introduced during their earlier grant from Funding the Future.
National Lottery Community Fund - Tea dance
£6,000 18/04/2019
12
The funding will be used to deliver a monthly tea dance. The project aims to bring the local community together.
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Knowle West Media Centre
£60,000 15/10/2018
24
Towards core costs to underpin a programme of work which will involve local people in creating change through engagement in arts and digital media technology.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Knowle West Media Centre
£94,918 27/06/2018
36
This project will provide a wide range of digital tech activities for young people from low income families. These activities will increase confidence, improve essential skills and empower young ....more
Quartet Community Foundation - Knowle West Alliance (working title)
£34,991 20/06/2018
4
Toward the Knowle West Alliance project that aims to engage both residents and local organisations to deliver a number of initiatives to strengthen the community and make it more self-sufficient and ....more
Power to Change - Knowle West Media Centre
£44,620 13/02/2018
12
Grant to Knowle West Media Centre
Quartet Community Foundation - Knowle West Together 2018
£5,600 04/12/2017
2
To work collaboratively on a future delivery and business plan for Knowle West that will increase the engagement of residents and empower citizens to participate in the delivery of activities that ....more
Youth Music - XLR Blueprint
£99,815 10/11/2017
XLR Blueprint
Youth Music - XLR the Collective - Bristol’s Music Leadership Programme
£29,922 01/12/2016
XLR the Collective - Bristol’s Music Leadership Programme
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Knowle West Media Centre
£120,000 08/10/2014
Towards core costs to underpin a programme of work which will involve local people in creating change through engagement in arts and digital media technology.
Nesta - ACE0276
£125,000 18/03/2013
Digital R&D Fund programme grant to Knowle West Media Centre Grant Ref ACE0276
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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: 32-77
  • CARYN DAVIES Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Head Of Operations
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 10/06/2002, number: 1092375
  • Registered at Companies House on 22/01/2002, number: 04358350
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
  • Investment
  • 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
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR23: 3 days late, AR07: 55 days late, AR06: 1 days late, AR05: 1 days late, AR04: 179 days late,
Main office

KNOWLE WEST MEDIA CENTRE
LEINSTER AVENUE
BRISTOL
BS4 1NL

Objectives

2.1 The Charity's objects are restricted specifically, in each case only for the public benefit to:a) To utilise the power of technology, media and the arts to develop the capacity and skills of people in socially and economically disadvantaged communities, with a focus on working directly with those living in Knowle West and South Bristol. b) To promote social inclusion for the public benefit by preventing people from becoming socially excluded, and assisting them to integrate into society. For the purpose of this clause ‘socially excluded’ means being excluded from society, or part of society, as a result of being a member of a socially and economically disadvantaged community.

Defined Area of Benefit:

MEMBERS OF THE SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITY OF KNOWLE WEST.

Data Sources

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