Finance Score: -2
Governance Score: 5
Support Score: 6
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Positive trading contribution: +2;Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs high: -5
  • 12+ Trustees: -1
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +6
Overall GiG Score: 9 ?

THE PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL OF THE ECCLESIASTICAL PARISH OF HEXHAM ABBEY 

Promoting in the ecclesiastical parish the whole mission of the church
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers recently
  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • More than half of total income was derived from trading and fees in the latest year
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • One or more trustees receive benefits from the charity
  • There are 19 trustees whereas the Charities Commission recommends a maximum of 12

Financial issues to consider:

  • Liquidity appeared to be considerably in excess of CC guidelines at the latest year end but spending has been increasing rapidly
  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending
  • Fundraising costs are extremely high relative to funds raised
Established: 14 years

www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

admin@hexhamabbey.org.uk

01434602031

Charity Commission for England and WalesFacebookX

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
31/12/22£1,217£1,446£-228£522£2,873£2,79923.240120
31/12/21£396£494£-98n/an/an/an/an/a100
31/12/20£1,013£1,101£-88£330£3,082£2,88231.433125
31/12/19£1,140£1,319£-179£491£3,170£3,00327.333150
31/12/18£1,079£1,226£-147£482£3,385£3,25331.833150
31/12/17£983£1,172£-189£466£3,532£3,28633.6350
31/12/16£927£1,001£-74£361£3,681£1,12013.4350
31/12/15£1,105£910£194£276£3,664£1,00013.2260
31/12/14£1,846£776£1,070£135£3,469£74611.580
31/12/13£833£460£373£11£2,400£77920.390
31/12/12£390£470£-80£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/11£845£559£286£21£1,769£69314.990
31/12/10£1,185£422£763£19£1,487£70720.140

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 94.9%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 36.1%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 3%
Liabilities/Income: 8%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 97%
Reserves/Spending: 23.2 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 7 months
Quick Ratio: 7.9
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Education/Training
  • Religious Activities
Who works here?
  • 40 employees
  • 120 volunteers
Who it helps
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • 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
DCMS£316,400
Mercer's Charitable Foundation£60,000
National Churches Trust£3,000
County Durham Community Foundation£2,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
County Durham Community Foundation - Enhancing the Garden
£2,000 28/02/2023
To develop the community garden.
DCMS - CRF21 The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Hexham Abbey
£291,900 08/03/2021
Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage 2020-21
DCMS - Hexham Abbey
£18,375 11/01/2021
Environmental monitoring and masonry repair
DCMS - Hexham Abbey
£6,125 11/01/2021
Environmental monitoring and masonry repair
National Churches Trust - Gateway award to HEXHAM, Hexham Abbey
£3,000 09/07/2020
DEVELOPMENT - 3D photogrammetry surveying and modelling of the east end of chancel, tower belfry and crypt.
Mercer's Charitable Foundation - Grant to Hexham Abbey
£60,000 04/07/2019
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Support for the employment of a Fundraising Manager.
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Hexham Abbey
£4,300 27/09/2018
Hexham Remembers: a project to engage, remember and celebrate the events of 1918
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (19)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 04/11/2009, number: 1132444
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
13 returns made; all on time
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from HEXHAM ABBEY HERITAGE on 12/07/2019
Main office

HEXHAM ABBEY
ABBEY COTTAGE
BEAUMONT STREET
HEXHAM
NE46 3NB

Objectives

Promoting in the ecclesiastical parish the whole mission of the Church.

Defined Area of Benefit:

UNDEFINED. IN PRACTICE, LOCAL.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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