Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 9
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +6
Overall GiG Score: 18 ?

COMMUNITY INITIATIVES SOUTH WEST LIMITED 

The charity's mission is to combat food waste and thereby reduce food poverty by supporting communities and groups (its network members) which work with people who have:Low or no income, poor access to affordable nutritious food and a lack of knowledge or skills or equipment to ensure food is safe and prepared properly.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers recently
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending

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£1,527£1,764£-238£269£918£8936.133364
31/03/22£1,200£1,504£-304£110£1,155£1,133928196
31/03/21£2,106£1,044£1,062£68£1,460£1,07512.419185
31/03/20£787£479£308£0£398£278710150
31/03/19£428£329£100n/an/an/an/an/a120
31/03/18£263£241£22£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£300£281£19£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£354£371£-17£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£278£344£-67£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£270£236£33£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13*£165£175£-10£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£151£182£-32£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11*£164£163£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£156£151£6£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£126£149£-23£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 17.8%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 15.3%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 4%
Highest pay band: £60,000-£70,000
Liabilities/Assets: 28%
Liabilities/Income: 23%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 97%
Reserves/Spending: 6.1 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 3 months
Quick Ratio: 1.4
Asset Split ?
Established: 16 years

http://www.faresharesouthwest.org.uk

info@faresharesouthwest.org.uk

01179542220

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Community food services
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Ireland, Throughout England, United States,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind

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
DCMS£79,991
Quartet Community Foundation£78,000
National Lottery Community Fund£10,000
Barnwood Trust£9,649
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to FareShare South West
£1,000 16/03/2023
As requested by the donor towards fighting hunger and food waste.
National Lottery Community Fund - FareChance - an employability programme with a difference for young people
£10,000 24/02/2023
The funding will be used to deliver a 12 week programme which will provide work experience to young people aged 18-24 who are not in education employment or training or are in insecure employment. ....more
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to FareShare South West
£5,000 14/12/2022
For core funding to support food redistribution activities whilst providing a safe and supporting environment to deliver supported work experience and employability programmes.
Barnwood Trust - Gloucestershire Funders (Organisational & Group Funding)
£9,649 25/05/2022
Food poverty project
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to FareShare South West
£1,000 21/03/2022
As requested by the donor towards fighting hunger and food waste.
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to FareShare South West
£500 17/12/2021
As requested by the donor for food provision.
Quartet Community Foundation - Fighting food insecurity in Weston Super Mare
£10,000 02/12/2021
23
Fighting food insecurity in Weston Super Mare; three new pantry schemes in areas of high deprivation and two regular van routes of food support to 16 charities and schools.
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to FareShare South West
£500 23/03/2021
As requested by the fund holder.
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£79,991 09/10/2020
"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
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to FareShare South West
£10,000 29/07/2020
To set up a pop-up warehouse space that will help a transition into a permanent secondary warehouse without losing growth developed as a result of COVID-19.
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to FareShare South West
£30,000 26/05/2020
As requested by the donor to help redistributing surplus food across the region
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to FareShare South West
£20,000 02/04/2020
Towards setting up emergency food operations to support the most vulnerable during the coronavirus outbreak, delivering food for over 25-35,000 additional meals per month across the West of England.
Quartet Community Foundation - Bristol Breakfast Club Programme
£5,000 19/04/2018
10
Toward the cost of setting-up a Breakfast Club Programme, that aims to provide free food for Breakfast Clubs in 30 schools based in disadvantaged areas of Bristol.
National Lottery Community Fund - FareShare South West Rural Hubs
£10,000 09/03/2016
12
This is a project by a charity in Bristol serving beneficiaries in Trowbridge, Westbury, Yeovil and Frome. The group will use the funding to purchase cool box sets to redistribute food to ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - FareShare South West Local Hubs
£10,000 08/08/2013
12
This is a project by a charity in Bristol. The group will use the funding to create community hubs in local areas to provide food parcels to support local families suffering from food poverty. This ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to FareShare South West
£70,452 04/08/2010
36
Towards Core costs Towards the salary of the operations manager.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (6)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 25-74
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 16/09/2008, number: 1125905
  • Registered at Companies House on 27/02/2007, number: 06130395
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
15 returns made; AR13: 12 days late, AR11: 119 days late,
Main office

Unit 4 Little Ann Street
St Judes
Bristol
BS2 9EB

Objectives

A) TO PROMOTE THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC BY:1) THE DISTRIBUTION OF FOOD TO CHARITIES AND VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS;2) ENCOURAGING MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO UNDERTAKE VOLUNTARY WORK; AND3) PROVIDING EDUCATION AND TRAINING TO THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR.THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR MEANS CHARITIES AND VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS.CHARITIES ARE ORGANISATIONS, WHICH ARE ESTABLISHED FOR EXCLUSIVELY CHARITABLE PURPOSES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW OF ENGLAND AND WALES.VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS ARE INDEPENDENT ORGANISATIONS WHICH ARE ESTABLISHED FOR PURPOSES THAT ADD VALUE TO THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE, OR A SIGNIFICANT SECTION OF THE COMMUNITY, AND WHICH ARE NOT PERMITTED BY THEIR CONSTITUTION TO MAKE A PROFIT FOR PRIVATE DISTRIBUTION. VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS DO NOT INCLUDE LOCAL GOVERNMENT OR OTHER STATUTORY AUTHORITIES.B) TO ADVANCE IN LIFE AND HELP YOUNG PEOPLE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 AND 25 BY THE PROVISION OF WORK-BASED TRAINING WHICH DEVELOPS THEIR SKILLS, CAPACITIES AND CAPABILITIES TO ENABLE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN SOCIETY AS MATURE AND RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUALS...

Defined Area of Benefit:

UNDEFINED, IN PRACTICE LOCAL

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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