Finance Score: -5
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 3
  • Multiple Deficits and declines: -5
  • No PartB
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +3
Overall GiG Score: 4 ?

TOW LAW COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 

We provide social and recreational activities for residents of Tow Law and surrounding areas. We hold children and youth activities such as Youth Cafe, toddler group, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, physical activities such as taekwondo, boxing and keep fit . We host the Town Council, Food Bank, arts and craft and CAB and provide training courses and other activities including wellbeing activities.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • 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 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
  • Income has been volatile and on several occasions in recent years less than spending
Established: 16 years

www.towlaw.org.uk

towlawca@hotmail.co.uk

0138873144

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£55£78£-23n/an/an/an/an/a5
31/03/22£60£84£-24n/an/an/an/an/a5
31/03/21£71£67£5n/an/an/an/an/a2
31/03/20£72£91£-19n/an/an/an/an/a5
31/03/19£64£75£-11n/an/an/an/an/a5
31/03/18£76£92£-16£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£50£70£-20£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£41£71£-31£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15*£55£77£-21£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£101£87£13£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£65£79£-14£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£91£97£-6£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£76£105£-29£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£87£96£-9£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£742£135£607£1£691£66659.280

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
What it does
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Recreation
Who works here?
  • 5 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Durham,

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£25,603
National Lottery Community Fund£15,579
Co-Operative Group£1,438
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
County Durham Community Foundation - Creche play area and external improvements
£5,000 30/03/2023
Towards a Creche play area and external improvements.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Tow Law Community Association
£1,438 22/10/2022
We aim to provide funding for additional activities for our Mother and Tots Club and Youth Cafe. The funding would be used to pay for trips or artists/professionals to come in and work with them.
National Lottery Community Fund - Tow Law Youth Games Night
£9,471 07/10/2022
The funding will be used to continue providing a weekly games night for young people in Tow Law Bishop Auckland. The activities are chosen by the young people and include football music board games ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Repair and refurbishment of front doors and internal sliding doors
£2,000 08/08/2022
To repair and refurbish front doors and internal sliding doors.
County Durham Community Foundation - Repair and replace internal doors.
£5,000 23/06/2022
To repair internal automatic door and replace the automatic door opening system on the front door.
County Durham Community Foundation - Replacing gas boiler for the main building and purchase of some additional equipment
£8,015 11/02/2022
Towards replacing a gas boiler.
County Durham Community Foundation - Storm Arwen Recovery
£1,000 11/02/2022
Storm Arwen Recovery
National Lottery Community Fund - Digital Help
£6,108 06/11/2020
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The funding will be provide IT and digital support to older isolated individuals who now need access to online services due to COVID-19. The project aims to stop isolation and enhance peoples' ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Starting to Unlock
£4,588 18/06/2020
Towards starting to unlock.
County Durham Community Foundation - Landscape Nature and Sheep Farming Year
£6,310 25/01/2019
To support the landscape nature and sheep farming year project.
County Durham Community Foundation - Toilet Refurbishment
£7,920 29/05/2018
Towards refurbishing the toilets.
County Durham Community Foundation - Focus of our Native Wild Flower
£8,950 27/02/2018
To support the Focus of our Native Wild Flower.
County Durham Community Foundation - Community Centre Refurbishment
£5,500 21/06/2017
Towards the refurbishment of the community centre.
County Durham Community Foundation - Tow Law Community Centre refurbishment
£7,000 13/06/2017
Towards the Community Centre refurbishment.
National Lottery Community Fund - Community Centre Refurbishment
£9,871 31/05/2017
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The project will refurbish and redecorate the community centre's hall, lobby and toilet areas to improve safety standards and enable more residents and community groups to continue to enjoy the ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Tow Law Community Association
£25,000 01/02/2011
the salaries and on costs of two part time Youth Workers, a part time Development Worker and running costs
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (10)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 9/10 persons

Age Range of Trustees:
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 31/01/2008, number: 1122539
  • Registered at Companies House on 11/05/2007, number: 06244260
Gift Aid
  • NOT 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
  • 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; AR15: 1 days late,
Main office

COMMUNITY CENTRE
IRONWORKS ROAD
TOW LAW
BISHOP AUCKLAND
DL13 4AW

Objectives

A) PROMOTE THE BENEFIT OF THE INHABITANTS OF TOW LAW AND THE NEIGHBOURHOOD (THEREINAFTER CALLED THE AREA OF BENEFIT) WITHOUT DISTINCTION OF SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, RACE OR OF POLITICAL, RELIGIOUS OR OTHER OPINIONS, BY ASSOCIATING TOGETHER THE SAID INHABITANTS AND THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES, VOLUNTARY AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS IN A COMMON EFFORT TO ADVANCE EDUCATION AND TO PROVIDE FACILITIES IN THE INTERESTS O SOCIAL WELFARE FOR RECREATION AND LEISURE-TIME OCCUPATION WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE FOR THE SAID INHABITANTS;B) ESTABLISH, OR SECURE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF, A COMMUNITY (HEREINAFTER CALLED THE CENTRE) AND TO MAINTAIN AND MANAGE THE SAME (WHETHER ALONE OR IN CO-OPERATION WITH ANY LOCAL AUTHORITY OR OTHER PERSON OR BODY) IN FURTHERANCE OF THESE OBJECTS, ANDC) PROMOTE SUCH OTHER CHARITABLE PURPOSES AS MAY FROM TIME TO TIME BE DETERMINED.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED. IN PRATICE, WEAR VALLEY AND COUNTY DURHAM

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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