Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 2
Support Score: 6
  • No PartB
  • Only 4 Trustees: -1
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Static board: -3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +6
Overall GiG Score: 8 ?

COWPEN QUAY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 

OUR OBJECTIVES ARE TO DELIVER AND DEVELOP SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES THAT INCLUDE SOCIAL, RECREATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL FOCUS TO PROMOTE AND PROVIDE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE INHABITANTS OF OUR COMMUNITY, WITHOUT DISTINCTION, IN A COMMON EFFORT TO ADVANCE THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND EDUCATION WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING CONDITIONS OF LIFE FOR THE SAID INHABITANTS AND PUBLIC ALIKE.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers recently
  • Spending has increased over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • There are only 4 trustees
  • The Board composition appears to be rather 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
Established: 15 years
(16 years as a company)

http://www.buffalocommunitycentre.co.uk

mb.jb_19@yahoo.co.uk

01670363858

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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
30/09/22£234£228£6n/an/an/an/an/a10
30/09/21£222£227£-5n/an/an/an/an/a10
30/09/20£200£191£8n/an/an/an/an/a10
30/09/19£191£192£-1n/an/an/an/an/a8
30/09/18£171£175£-4£0£0£0n/a010
30/09/17£145£185£-40£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/16£173£174£-1£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/15£148£182£-34£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/14£199£197£2£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/13£224£202£22£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/12£232£166£66£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/11£148£146£3£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/10£152£148£5£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
What it does
  • Amateur Sport
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Disability
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Human Rights/Religious Or Racial Harmony/Equality Or Diversity
  • Recreation
Who works here?
  • 10 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Northumberland,

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
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd£31,765
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland£23,107
The Shears Foundation£20,000
The Ballinger Charitable Trust£20,000
DCMS£6,934
County Durham Community Foundation£5,110
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Shears Foundation - Cowpen Quay Community Association
£10,000 06/04/2023
The Buffalo Community Centre
County Durham Community Foundation - Community Centre Funishing Update
£5,110 11/08/2022
Towards new furniture and equipment for the community centre.
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Cowpen Quay Community Association
£1,630 31/03/2022
Project costs to teach the young people about personal hygiene, with resources which can be used in the future with other young people
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Cowpen Quay Community Association
£3,800 17/03/2022
Providing trips around the local area for local BAME residents and members of the youth projects and camera club
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Cowpen Quay Community Association
£2,712 17/02/2022
An environmental project to include gardening, cookery, litter picking and arts and crafts sessions for young people in the Blyth Valley area
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Cowpen Quay Community Association
£1,000 03/02/2022
Core costs towards the Buffalo Youth Projects
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Cowpen Quay Community Association
£7,465 27/01/2022
Running costs for the BAME group, a vital lifeline for local women to feel included within the community
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Cowpen Quay Community Association
£5,000 18/11/2021
Centre running costs and staff salaries to provide activities that supports residents in an area of high deprivation in Blyth
The Shears Foundation - Cowpen Quay Community Association
£10,000 27/10/2021
The Buffalo Community Centre
The Ballinger Charitable Trust - Grant to Cowpen Quay Community Association
£20,000 01/10/2021
Core costs.
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Cowpen Quay Community Association
£500 16/09/2021
Supporting the charity's purposes
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - running an English language support group for women in Blyth Valley over two years
£6,765 04/02/2021
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running an English language support group for women in Blyth Valley over two years
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - the youth club running costs
£1,000 04/02/2021
the youth club running costs
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - core centre running costs and salary costs for venue in South East Northumberland
£10,000 14/01/2021
core centre running costs and salary costs for venue in South East Northumberland
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£6,934 28/08/2020
"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
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - the charity's running costs
£5,000 09/04/2020
the charity's running costs
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - the salaries of Community Development staff members
£10,000 02/04/2020
the salaries of Community Development staff members
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Smart IT hub equipment Buffalo Centre
£10,135 10/08/2018
Smart IT hub equipment Buffalo Centre
National Lottery Community Fund - Buffalo Community Centre Project
£150,000 22/06/2018
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The group will work with the most marginalised members of the local community in Blyth; helping them to play an active role in the delivery of services, activities and events and encouraging them to ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (3 Years) award
£30,000 21/05/2018
Multi-Year Grant (3 Years) award
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Cowpen Quay Community Association
£75,000 11/09/2014
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towards three years' salary of the Manager of a community centre in a deprived area of Northumberland
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Cowpen Quay Community Association
£16,000 28/03/2014
The organisation was established in order to deliver and develop services and activities within this significantly disadvantaged community which include social, recreational and educational for the ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (4)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 48-82
  • FOSTER BURT (Chair) Appointed: 2007, Occupation: Probation Officer
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 01/09/2009, number: 1131449
  • Registered at Companies House on 26/06/2007, number: 06293107
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
13 returns made; all on time
Main office

55 Regent Street
BLYTH
NE24 1LL

Objectives

(A) PROMOTE THE BENEFIT OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE CROFT WARD OF BLYTH VALLEY DISTRICTOF NORTHUMBERLAND AND SURROUNDING AREAS (THE AREA OF BENEFIT) WITHOUTDISTINCTION OF SEX OR OF POLITICAL, RELIGIOUS OR OTHER OPINIONS BY ASSOCIATING THELOCAL AUTHORITIES VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS AND INHABITANTS IN A COMMON EFFORT TOADVANCE EDUCATION AND TO PROVIDE FACILITIES IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFAREFOR RECREATION AND LEISURE-TIME OCCUPATION WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THECONDITIONS OF LIFE FOR THE SAID INHABITANTS;(B) ESTABLISH AND SECURE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COMMUNITY CENTRE (THE CENTRE)AND TO MAINTAIN AND MANAGE, OR TO CO-OPERATE WITH ANY LOCAL STATUTORYAUTHORITY IN THE MAINTENANCE AND MANAGEMENT OF SUCH A CENTRE FOR ACTIVITIESPROMOTED BY THE COMPANY AND ITS CONSTITUENT BODIES IN FURTHERANCE OF THEABOVE OBJECTS.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NORTHUMBERLAND

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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