Finance Score: -2
Governance Score: -4
Support Score: 4
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • No PartB
  • Only 3 Trustees: -2
  • Very static board: -5
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +4
Overall GiG Score: -2 ?

COUNTY DURHAM FURNITURE HELP SCHEME 

Charity object to relieve poverty by the provision of a furniture and household goods recycling service of low cost to those people resident in County Durham who are in necessitous circumstances. We divert bulky waste that would otherwise go to landfill. We also offer volunteering opportunities, work experience and training for all age ranges. Also an employability and job prospect improvement arm
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • There are only 3 trustees
  • The Board composition appears to be very static

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: 18 years

www.cdfhs.org.uk

info@cdfhs.org.uk

07709088426

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies House

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£476£559£-83n/an/an/an/an/a16
31/03/22*£579£546£34£0£29£290.61015
31/03/21£475£465£10n/an/an/an/an/a22
31/03/20£459£453£6n/an/an/an/an/a15
31/03/19*£446£510£-64n/an/an/an/an/a15
31/03/18*£453£474£-21£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£478£500£-22£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£357£352£5£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£347£318£30£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£257£253£4£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£169£177£-8£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£153£137£16£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£158£169£-11£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£107£88£19£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£83£62£22£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£53£49£4£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07*£64£47£17£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Listed activities
  • 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
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Durham,
Who it helps
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind
Who works here?
  • Unknown number of employees
  • 16 volunteers

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
County Durham Community Foundation£14,000
National Lottery Community Fund£10,000
Co-Operative Group£2,999
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
County Durham Community Foundation - Covid 19 and after household goods support
£3,000 23/08/2021
Sherburn House Relief in Need grants.
County Durham Community Foundation - CDFHS COVID 19 relief
£3,000 19/05/2021
To support CDFHS COVID 19 relief.
County Durham Community Foundation - CDFHS Covid Relief
£5,000 07/01/2021
To support CDFHS with Covid Relief.
County Durham Community Foundation - CDFHS COVID 19 relief
£3,000 27/10/2020
To support CDFHS COVID 19 relief.
National Lottery Community Fund - CDFHS Covid-19 Response
£10,000 30/04/2020
1
The project supplies low-cost re-usable furniture and whitegoods to homeless people who are securing accommodation or returning home from hospital. The funding will be used as a contribution to scale ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to County Durham Furniture Help Scheme
£2,999 15/11/2019
We wish to buy a vehicle to help us deliver our furniture recycling service, conduct driver work experience, and expand our offering.
Key Fund - Income and financial inclusion
£25,000 18/05/2018
All Groups
North East Social Investment Fund (NESIF) - Employment Training and Education
£40,000 07/07/2017
People living in poverty and/or are financially excluded
Key Fund - Income and financial inclusion
£25,000 31/12/2016
People living in poverty and/or are financially excluded
National Lottery Community Fund - Rural Refurb
£49,983 27/11/2014
12
Not Available
National Lottery Community Fund - Rural Volunteer Transport Initiative
£10,000 29/04/2014
12
Not Available
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to County Durham Furniture Help Scheme
£25,000 28/07/2011
the salary costs of the Training and Employment Co-ordinator
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (3)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 30/11/2005, number: 1112344
  • Registered at Companies House on 09/09/2005, number: 05559147
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment 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
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • 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
17 returns made; AR22: 17 days late, AR19: 1 days late, AR18: 2 days late, AR07: 129 days late,
Main office

Unit 20
Ave 3
Chilton Ind Est
Chilton

Objectives

TO RELIEVE POVERTY IN PARTICULAR BY THE PROVISION OF A FURNITURE AND HOUSEHOLD GOODS RECYCLING SERVICE TO THOSE PEOPLE RESIDENT IN COUNTY DURHAM WHO ARE IN NECESSITOUS CIRCUMSTANCES.

Defined Area of Benefit:

COUNTY DURHAM

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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