Finance Score: 8
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 8
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Overall weighted support: +8
Overall GiG Score: 25 ?

GLOUCESTER FOODBANK 

Gloucester Foodbank's purpose is to relieve poverty and financial hardship, through the Food Bank Project. The project provides a temporary, stop-gap through food distribution to those who present in crisis. Free emergency food is provided for 3 days. The food is distributed in exchange for vouchers issued to individuals according to need by a number of local crisis agencies and social services.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • 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 unusually low relative to funds raised
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Over half the Board have joined recently

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£607£447£161£1£424£3359470
31/03/22£331£309£22n/an/an/an/an/a70
31/03/21£480£323£157n/an/an/an/an/a65
31/03/20£233£189£43n/an/an/an/an/a70
31/03/19£167£179£-12n/an/an/an/an/a54
31/03/18£178£154£24£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£135£141£-6£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£104£107£-2£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£96£94£2£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£88£86£2£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£71£59£13£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£27£18£9£0£0£0n/a00
01/04/11£12£11£2£0£0£0n/a00
01/04/10*£19£13£6£0£0£0n/a00
01/04/09*£14£11£3£0£0£0n/a00
01/04/08£7£12£-5£0£0£0n/a00
01/04/07*£15£11£4£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06*£12£7£5£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0.1%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0.1%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 1%
Liabilities/Income: 0%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 79%
Reserves/Spending: 9 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 11 months
Quick Ratio: 150.8
Asset Split ?
Established: 18 years

gloucester.foodbank.org.uk

info@gloucester.foodbank.org.uk

07402765804

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies HouseX
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Other Charitable Purposes
GiG Classification
  • Community food services
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
Where it operates
  • Gloucestershire,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind

Who supports 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 Trussell Trust£152,801
Garfield Weston Foundation£30,000
DCMS£3,201
National Lottery Community Fund£2,800
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Gloucester Foodbank
£5,000 17/10/2022
Emergency grant
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£20,000 02/09/2022
Support for Core Funding 2022/3
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Gloucester Foodbank
£142,121 26/07/2022
4dpw CA Advisor + 2dpw triage & casework administrator
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£3,201 14/07/2020
"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
National Lottery Community Fund - Gloucester Foodbank (additional space)
£2,800 24/04/2020
0
The funding will be used to rent additional space for three months to cater for the increase in demand to the food bank service. As well as supplying tinned products the service has evolved and ....more
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Gloucester Foodbank
£2,800 09/04/2020
CV emergency costs: warehouse costs
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Gloucester Foodbank
£2,880 25/03/2020
CV emergency costs: salary costs
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£10,000 15/10/2019
Main Grants award
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Gloucester Foodbank
£4,764 15/05/2019
12
Training courses; Equipment for FB Manager
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Gloucester Foodbank
£2,783 15/05/2019
Training courses
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Gloucester Foodbank
£4,784 12/02/2019
PT Fundraiser
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Gloucester Foodbank
£4,784 31/01/2019
12
p/t fundraiser to lead volunteer fundraising team
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (9)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 47-76
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 31/03/2006, number: 1113515
  • Registered at Companies House on 23/03/2005, number: 05402066
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • 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
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
18 returns made; AR10: 45 days late, AR09: 30 days late, AR07: 167 days late, AR06: 147 days late,
Main office

The George Whitefield Centre
107 Great Western Road
GLOUCESTER
GL1 3NF

Objectives

FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COMMUNITY OF GLOUCESTER AND THE SURROUNDING AREA AND ARE TO BE UNDERTAKEN WITH A CHRISTIAN ETHOS:-1) TO RELIEVE POVERTY AND FINANCIAL HARDSHIP2) TO ADVANCE EDUCATION; AND3) TO PROMOTE AND PROTECT GOOD HEALTH.

Defined Area of Benefit:

GLOUCESTER AND THE SURROUNDING AREA

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Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase

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