Finance Score: 3
Governance Score: 2
Support Score: 12
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Mainly male board: -1
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +9
Overall GiG Score: 17 ?

TYNE RIVERS TRUST 

Tyne Rivers Trust has a unique role as guardian of the River Tyne Catchment, overseeing the continuing conservation and regeneration of the river from the impacts of its industrial past.The Trust provides education programmes and promotes understanding of the river to all ages, alongside the science-based, practical projects we develop and implement to improve the river system.
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Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • Spending has increased over the last 3 years relative to the previous period, despite a decline more recently
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • 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

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board is predominantly male
Established: 19 years

www.tyneriverstrust.org

info@tyneriverstrust.org

01434636900

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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
31/10/22£849£598£251£3£492£1573.29270
31/10/21£533£491£42£6£241£1413.47248
31/10/20£485£398£87n/an/an/an/an/a238
31/10/19£733£790£-57£1£112£741.17220
31/10/18£510£482£28£2£168£1012.57198
31/10/17£452£439£13£0£0£0n/a00
31/10/16£417£444£-27£0£0£0n/a00
31/10/15£312£408£-96£0£0£0n/a00
31/10/14£383£419£-36£0£0£0n/a00
31/10/13£446£512£-66£0£0£0n/a00
31/10/12£450£437£12£0£0£0n/a00
31/10/11£416£369£46£0£0£0n/a00
31/10/10£154£312£-159£0£0£0n/a00
31/10/09£232£225£7£0£0£0n/a00
31/10/08?*£396£143£254£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£116£51£65£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£68£26£42£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0.4%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0.5%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 8%
Liabilities/Income: 5%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 32%
Reserves/Spending: 3.2 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 10 months
Quick Ratio: 10.7
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Amateur Sport
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
  • Recreation
Who works here?
  • 9 employees
  • 270 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups
  • 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
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Cumbria, Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne City, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside, 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
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs£190,236
National Lottery Heritage Fund£188,280
Garfield Weston Foundation£80,000
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd£23,283
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Tyne Rivers Trust
£1,299 21/10/2023
We would like to work with Haydon Bridge's nature community group and residents to identify opportunities to improve climate resilience, biodiversity and carbon reduction, through walkover surveys.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Tyne Rivers Trust
£1,962 22/10/2022
We wish to give children the chance to get out of the classroom and onto the riverbank. Children will learn about habitats, lifecycles and food chains, all linked to the national curriculum.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - WEIF8101 22/23-Tyne
£15,000 01/04/2022
The Water Environment Improvement Fund (WEIF) grant is to support the maintenance of partnerships across Englands catchments, primarily to deliver a catchment based approach to water, land and flood ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Countryside Stewardship Transferred to DEFRA NSA P2
£18,105 01/04/2022
This measure covers grant funding for basic services and village renewal in rural areas under Countryside Productivity and ESIF Growth Programme Small / micro rural businesses, rural community ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW 0833-CF1709-Rede Species Recovery ***25% advance to be evidenced***
£7,500 01/04/2022
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW 0852-CF1744-Tipalt Burn 2223 ***25% advance to be evidenced***
£10,000 01/04/2022
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW 0911-CF1839-Ouseburn Sub Catchment 2223
£7,000 01/04/2022
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW 0910-CF1841-Don Sub Catchment
£7,000 01/04/2022
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW 0840-CF1885-Delivering the North East INNS Strategy
£10,000 01/04/2022
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW 0833-CF1896-Rede Species Recovery
£14,700 01/04/2022
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW 0852-CF1959-Tipalt Burn 2223 ***25% advance to be evidenced***
£30,000 01/04/2022
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Tyne Rivers Trust
£4,408 17/02/2022
Project costs, supported by core costs to work with disadvantaged groups within the urban end of the Tyne catchment
The Shears Foundation - Tyne Rivers Trust
£8,000 27/10/2021
Tyne Rivers Trust: River School
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Tyne Rivers Trust
£1,971 23/10/2021
We'd like to safe-proof our weekly volunteer tasks to adhere to Covid-19 restrictions and the new ways of working, ensuring the tasks remain accessible to all.
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Tyne Rivers Trust
£153,380 01/09/2021
Native North Tyne
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award - COVID19 response
£40,000 09/04/2021
Core Costs for Tyne Rivers Trust Green Recovery from Covid-19
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - running costs for a conservation project 'Volunteer Tyne' reaching new people in communities in Haltwhistle and Haydon Bridge
£2,400 18/02/2021
running costs for a conservation project 'Volunteer Tyne' reaching new people in communities in Haltwhistle and Haydon Bridge
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - installing interpretation panels at Shotley Grove and working with local volunteers to maintain the area
£9,531 27/11/2020
installing interpretation panels at Shotley Grove and working with local volunteers to maintain the area
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - creating a virtual education programme for local schools
£4,800 22/10/2020
creating a virtual education programme for local schools
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Tyne Rivers Trust
£34,900 15/06/2020
COVID19:Tyne Rivers Trust
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - WEIF8101-20/21 - Tyne
£15,000 15/05/2020
Defras Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) Policy published in June 2013, defined a framework to encourage the adaptation of an integrated catchment based approach to improving the quality of our water ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW0592-CF1029 - Tipalt Burn
£12,000 01/04/2020
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW0612-CF1027 - River Team
£10,182 01/04/2020
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW0584-CF1026 - Tyne Fish Passage Obstructions
£18,622 01/04/2020
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW0591-CF1028 - Ouseburn Land management
£15,127 01/04/2020
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - A two day programme for children to learn about their local rivers and its inhabitants
£8,952 22/01/2020
A two day programme for children to learn about their local rivers and its inhabitants
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£40,000 22/11/2019
Tyne Rivers Trust - unrestricted funding
County Durham Community Foundation - My Tyne - Adopt a Stream
£4,726 23/04/2019
To support the My Tyne - Adopt a Stream project.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - River Don Water Quality Project
£29,000 01/04/2019
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - River Team & Rowletch Burn
£15,134 01/04/2019
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - River Team & Rowletch Burn
£19,866 01/04/2019
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - WEIF8101-19/20 TYNE WFD CRF GRANT PAYMENTS TO CHARITIES
£15,000 01/04/2019
Water Environment Improvement Fund - Catchment Partnership Action Fund (CPAF) 2019/20
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£20,000 13/04/2018
My Tyne
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - ALB - Environment Agency - River Don Restoration 18/19
£6,622 01/04/2018
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - ALB - Environment Agency - TYNE WFD CRF GRANT PAYMENTS TO CHARITIES
£15,000 01/04/2018
Water Envronment Improvement Fund Hosting for Catchment Partnership for 1819
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - ALB - Environment Agency - River Don upper catchment erosion project 18/19
£20,000 01/04/2018
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - ALB - Environment Agency - River Don Restoration 18/19
£36,292 01/04/2018
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - ALB - Environment Agency - River Don Restoration 18/19
£37,086 01/04/2018
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - ALB - Environment Agency - Shotley Bridge fish pass project 18/19
£40,000 01/04/2018
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - River Don Improvement Project
£10,000 01/04/2017
To provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations to deliver projects to protect and enhance the water environment and deliver other EA objectives
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Tyne
£15,000 01/04/2017
Water Envronment Improvement Fund Catchment Based Approach National Support Group Work Programme 1718
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - River Don Improvement Project
£25,000 01/04/2017
To provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations to deliver projects to protect and enhance the water environment and deliver other EA objectives
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Tyne Rivers Trust
£50,900 15/12/2016
Tyne Rivers Trust and the Catchment Partnership
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Towards Salmon and Mayfly in the Classroom
£8,000 08/03/2016
Towards Salmon and Mayfly in the Classroom
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Tyne Rivers Trust
£57,100 28/09/2015
Tyne Time: river volunteers protecting the natural heritage of the River Tyne
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Tyne Rivers Trust
£41,500 31/01/2014
Kielder’s water vole heritage
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (9)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 8/9 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 41-68
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 20/12/2004, number: 1107358
  • Registered at Companies House on 29/03/2004, number: 05086888
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
17 returns made; AR08: 13 days late,
Main office

Tyne Rivers Trust
Unit 8 Shawwell Business Centre
Stagshaw Road
CORBRIDGE
NE45 5PE

Objectives

(A) TO CONSERVE, PROTECT, REHABILITATE AND IMPROVE THE RIVERS, STREAMS, WATERCOURSES AND WATER IMPOUNDMENTS OF THE RIVER TYNE CATCHMENT INCLUDING ITS ESTUARY AND ADJACENT COASTAL AREA. (B) TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC, OR ANY ASSOCIATION, COMPANY, LOCAL AUTHORITY, ADMINISTRATIVE OR GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY OR PUBLIC BODY OR REPRESENTATIVE BODY IN:-(1) THE UNDERSTANDING OF RIVERS, RIVER CORRIDORS AND CATCHMENTS, INCLUDING THEIR FAUNA, FLORA AND ECONOMIC OR SOCIAL ACTIVITY, AND RIVER CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT. (2) THE NEED FOR, AND BENEFITS OF, CONSERVATION, PROTECTION, REHABILITATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF AQUATIC ENVIRONMENTS.

Defined Area of Benefit:

THE RIVER TYNE CATCHMENT INCLUDING ITS ESTUARY AND ADJACENT COASTAL AREA.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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