Finance Score: -2
Governance Score: 1
Support Score: 5
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Excess liquidity: -1
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs high: -2
  • Narrow trustee age band: -2
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +5
Overall GiG Score: 4 ?

BEAMISH MUSEUM 

Maintaining and developing the North of England open air museum at Beamish.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government
  • The Board appears to be dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board has little diversity in terms of age
  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • Liquidity appeared to be considerably in excess of CC guidelines at the latest year end especially considering the historic stability of income
  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending
  • Fundraising costs are high relative to funds raised
Established: 16 years

www.beamish.org.uk

museum@beamish.org.uk

01913704000

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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
31/01/23£13,479£14,096£-617£1,694£40,357£27,31723.3391500
31/01/22£12,064£10,714£1,350£895£32,079£15,73917.6373188
31/01/21£11,075£10,727£348£1,612£29,646£15,31217.1346487
31/01/20£12,495£13,208£-713£3,279£29,550£16,77115.2442520
31/01/19£12,530£12,583£-53£3,096£34,469£22,21721.2437540
31/01/18£22,852£12,282£10,570£2,978£33,671£22,42621.94230
31/01/17£12,233£11,678£555£2,818£20,901£20,89321.54120
31/01/16£10,353£10,728£-375£2,373£21,969£21,82224.43250
31/01/15£32,897£23,788£9,109£2,090£21,913£24,19312.22900
31/01/14£7,718£7,169£549£26£-721£-730-1.22500
31/01/13*£6,704£7,164£-460£1,297£-1,282£-1,288-2.22500
31/01/12£6,704£6,866£-162£1,364£-944£-960-1.72570
31/01/11£6,433£5,995£438£1,116£-1,579£-1,615-3.22580
31/01/10?£5£5£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£5£5£0£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 21.1%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 12%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 4%
Highest pay band: £100,000-£110,000
Liabilities/Assets: 6%
Liabilities/Income: 18%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 68%
Reserves/Spending: 23.3 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 8 months
Quick Ratio: 2.3
Asset Split ?
Listed activities
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
How it operates
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Durham,
Who it helps
  • The General Public/Mankind
Who works here?
  • 391 employees
  • 500 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.

Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
County Durham Community Foundation - Equipment and lighting for the 1950s Aged Miners' Homes
£10,000 20/12/2022
To provide equipment and lighting for the 1950s Aged Miners' Homes.
County Durham Community Foundation - Canny Cuppa
£4,700 27/07/2021
To run a new group to provide opportunities for people experiencing social isolation and loneliness.
DCMS - Remaking Beamish
£487,750 15/12/2020
Remaking Beamish. The wider aim of the scheme is: The £15m Heritage Capital Kickstart Fund will support up to 30 heritage capital projects across England that have been paused, delayed or are at ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Beamish Learning and Community Participation work goes digital: live and online
£10,000 11/09/2020
Beamish Learning and Community Participation work goes digital: live and online
DCMS - National Portfolio Organisation 2018 - 2022
£444,813 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 - Beamish Museum
£970,000 01/04/2020
To support Arts and Culture throughout England
DCMS - Beamish Museum
£585,000 01/04/2020
To support Arts and Culture throughout England
The Pilgrim Trust - Grant to Beamish Museum
£10,000 24/05/2018
19
The preservation and reconstruction of Spain’s Field Farm at Beamish Museum
ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND - NPO 2018-22: Band 2
£436,776 01/04/2018
11
National portfolio organisation- are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology.
County Durham Community Foundation - Expanding Beamish's activity programme for older adults
£20,000 11/01/2018
To support the expanding Beamish's activity programme for older adults.
ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND - Major Partner Museums
£709,583 01/04/2017
11
Major Partner Museums- building the resilience of museums
County Durham Community Foundation - Remaking Beamish: 1950s Allotments and Gardens
£42,705 18/11/2016
Towards creating a 1950's Town.
County Durham Community Foundation - Remaking Beamish: Coundon and Leeholme Community Centre in the 1950s town
£22,000 04/10/2016
Towards the 1950s exhibition.
Wolfson Foundation - Grant to Beamish, the Living Museum of the North
£90,000 16/06/2016
Conservation of the Georgian Coaching Inn
Youth Music - Beats & Pieces
£25,000 21/04/2016
Beats & Pieces
John Ellerman Foundation - Grant to Beamish Museum
£78,000 23/03/2016
36
Towards the costs of curatorial activity in the "Remaking Beamish" project, which aims to create authentic and immersive settings that are representative of the North East.
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Beamish Museum
£11,495,000 29/04/2014
Remaking Beamish
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (10)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 37-53
  • STEPHEN KING Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Non Executive Director
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 17/01/2008, number: 1122366
  • Registered at Companies House on 22/03/2006, number: 05751540
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Other Regulators
  • Financial Conduct Authority
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
  • 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
15 returns made; AR13: 15 days late,
Main office

REGIONAL RESOURCE CENTRE
BEAMISH
COUNTY DURHAM
DH9 0RG

Objectives

3. THE CHARITY'S OBJECTS (THE OBJECTS) ARE:3.1 TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC BY STUDYING, COLLECTING, PRESERVING, INTERPRETING AND EXHIBITING TO THE PUBLIC BUILDINGS, MACHINERY, OBJECTS AND INFORMATION ILLUSTRATING THE DEVELOPMENT OF INDUSTRY AND AGRICULTURE AND WAY OF LIFE IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND3.2 TO MAINTAIN AND DEVELOP THE NORTH OF ENGLAND OPEN AIR MUSEUM AT BEAMISH IN COUNTY DURHAM.

Defined Area of Benefit:

BEAMISH IN COUNTY DURHAM.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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