Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 9
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • No PartB
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +9
Overall GiG Score: 18 ?

EASINGTON LANE COMMUNITY ACCESS POINT 

ELCAP is a local charitable organisation run by local people for local people providing training and educational opportunities, childcare and support as well as social and recreational activities. We work in partnership with many other organisations who complement the services we provide.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government and a Community Foundation
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending
Established: 22 years

www.elcap.org.uk

info@elcap.org.uk

01915261071

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£265£336£-71n/an/an/an/an/a45
31/03/22£200£278£-77n/an/an/an/an/a50
31/03/21£366£210£156n/an/an/an/an/a50
31/03/20£257£220£36n/an/an/an/an/a40
31/03/19£201£124£77n/an/an/an/an/a30
31/03/18£192£149£43£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£122£55£68£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£79£59£19£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15*£110£155£-45£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£145£121£24£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£125£182£-57£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12*£83£121£-38£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11*£142£175£-32£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10*£147£156£-9£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09*£274£292£-18£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08*£445£459£-13£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07*£550£496£54£3£208£1944.7250
31/03/06*£444£444£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£837£764£73£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04*£397£395£2£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
What it does
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Disability
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
Who works here?
  • 45 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • 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
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Durham, Sunderland,

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
The Ballinger Charitable Trust£75,000
National Lottery Community Fund£72,908
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd£40,000
DCMS£36,166
Virgin Money Foundation£30,000
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland£25,000
County Durham Community Foundation£21,774
The Clothworkers Foundation£14,500
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Ballinger Charitable Trust - Grant to Easington Lane Community Access Point (ELCAP)
£60,000 10/03/2023
Towards salary costs
County Durham Community Foundation - OPEL Lunch Club
£4,320 20/12/2022
To support the transport costs for a lunch club.
County Durham Community Foundation - The Banks Group ELCAP Core Funding
£5,000 14/12/2022
Towards the core costs of the charity
County Durham Community Foundation - Polytunnel power
£3,422 09/11/2022
The installation of an electrical supply
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Easington Lane Community Access Point
£5,000 16/12/2021
The Community Transport Scheme providing a regular shopping bus service in Sunderland into Durham during 2022
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - The charitable costs of the organisation’s work to address community needs in Sunderland arising from the COVID-19 pandemic
£20,000 27/05/2021
The charitable costs of the organisation’s work to address community needs in Sunderland arising from the COVID-19 pandemic
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Easington Lane Community Access Point
£20,000 27/05/2021
The charitable costs of the organisation’s work to address community needs in Sunderland arising from the COVID-19 pandemic
The Ballinger Charitable Trust - Grant to Easington Lane Community Access Point (ELCAP) 1
£15,000 05/03/2021
Towards core costs of operation
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Easington Lane Community Access Point
£30,000 29/01/2021
12
Grant to support the organisations running costs.
County Durham Community Foundation - Conference Room REfurb
£4,935 26/11/2020
Towards the conference room refurbishment.
County Durham Community Foundation - Garden Polytunnel
£4,098 18/11/2020
To purchase a garden polytunnel.
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£36,166 03/07/2020
"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
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Support for vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
£10,000 30/04/2020
Support for vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - support for vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
£10,000 30/04/2020
support for vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Easington Lane Community Access Point
£4,500 24/04/2020
COVID19 : purchase of a vehicle equipment for a charity that works with senior citizens in Tyne and Wear
National Lottery Community Fund - ELCAP Transport
£72,908 17/10/2019
24
The funding will provide a mini bus and drive to help those in the community who are geographically isolated gain access to vital transport. The aim is to reduce loneliness and social isolation.
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Easington Lane Community Access Point
£10,000 03/09/2019
purchase of a minibus for a charity which works with older people in Tyne and Wear
County Durham Community Foundation - Training Room updating
£3,500 21/11/2018
Towards a training room update.
County Durham Community Foundation - The Brickgarth Community Garden & Allotment
£4,272 02/08/2018
To support the Brickgarth Community Garden and Allotment.
County Durham Community Foundation - Hall Refurbishment
£4,828 26/09/2017
Towards a hall refurbishment project.
County Durham Community Foundation - Hall Refurbishment
£4,180 26/04/2017
Towards the Hall Refurbishment.
County Durham Community Foundation - Window replacement.
£5,000 23/09/2016
Towards new windows.
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Easington Lane Community Access Point
£17,200 27/09/2013
ELCAP is a community hub located in the centre of the village of Easington Lane. They deliver a whole raft of services and activities to the community.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (11)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 42-91
  • RITA GREY (Chair) Appointed: 2010, Occupation: Retired
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 12/08/2002, number: 1093390
  • Registered at Companies House on 05/10/2001, number: 04299792
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Campaigns and political activity policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • Engaging external speakers at charity events 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
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR15: 96 days late, AR12: 1 days late, AR11: 197 days late, AR10: 562 days late, AR09: 927 days late, AR08: 7 days late, AR07: 43 days late, AR06: 263 days late, AR04: 102 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from ELEMORE LADIES CLUB on 30/03/2021
Main office

Easington Lane Community Access Poi
The Access Point
Brickgarth
Easington Lane
DH5 0LE

Objectives

The charity's objects (?Objects?) are specifically restricted to the following: 4.1 To promote the benefit of the inhabitants of Easington Lane, Hetton, Houghton-le-Spring and surrounding areas without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, nationality, race or of political, religious or other opinions, by associating together the said inhabitants and the statutory authorities, 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 object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants;4.2 To establish, or secure the establishment of, a Community Centre and to maintain and manage the same (whether alone or in co-operation with any statutory authority or other person or body) in furtherance of the Objects;4.3 To provide transport facilities in the area of benefit for people who have special need of such facilities because they are elderly, poor or disabled, people with young children or those living in isolated areas where there are no adequate public transport facilities.4.4 To relieve financial hardship, sickness and poor health amongst elderly people .4.5 To advance education by the establishment and maintenance of a museum.4.6 To promote social inclusion for the public benefit by preventing people from becoming socially excluded, relieving the needs of those people who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society. For the purpose of this clause ?socially excluded? means being excluded from society, or parts of society, as a result of one of more of the following factors: unemployment; financial hardship; youth or old age; ill health (physical or mental); substance abuse or dependency including alcohol and drugs; discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, disability, ethnic origin, religion, belief, creed, sexual orientation or gender re-assignment; poor educational or skills attainment; relationship and family breakdown; poor housing (that is housing that does not meet basic habitable standards; crime (either as a victim of crime or as an offender rehabilitating into society).4.7 The advancement or promotion of good health including the prevention or relief of sickness, disease or human suffering. The Charity shall be non-party in politics and non-sectarian in religion. The area of benefit shall be Easington Lane, Hetton, Houghton-le-Spring and surrounding areas.

Defined Area of Benefit:

EASINGTON LANE DISTRICT, HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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