Finance Score: 2
Governance Score: 5
Support Score: 2
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Excess liquidity: -1
  • 12+ Trustees: -1
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +2
Overall GiG Score: 9 ?

DARLINGTON METHODIST DISTRICT 

Advancement of the Christian Faith in accordance with the doctrinal standards and the discipline of the Methodist Church.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received modest backing from several prominent grant makers, including a Community Foundation, recently
  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • Spending has increased over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • There are 26 trustees whereas the Charities Commission recommends a maximum of 12

Financial issues to consider:

  • Liquidity appeared to be in excess of CC guidelines at the latest year end
Established: 14 years

www.darlingtonmethodistdistrict.org.uk

PENNY@WESTGRANGEFARM.CO.UK

01913860038

Charity Commission for England and WalesFacebook

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
31/08/23£632£552£80£0£1,038£82117.820
31/08/22£816£492£324£0£956£75718.590
31/08/21£189£186£3n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/08/20£334£290£44n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/08/19£350£448£-97n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/08/18£364£414£-50£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/17£352£239£114£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/16£272£331£-60£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/15£238£292£-53£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/14£260£229£31£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/13£253£213£40£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/12£253£199£54£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/11£291£216£75£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/10£225£206£18£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 6%
Liabilities/Income: 11%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 79%
Reserves/Spending: 17.8 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 18 months
Quick Ratio: 8.5
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Religious Activities
Who works here?
  • 2 employees
Who it helps
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Darlington, Durham, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, Redcar And Cleveland, Stockton-on-tees,

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 - Providing Warm Spaces
£1,000 16/11/2022
To provide a warm space.
County Durham Community Foundation - Improved energy saving/access work
£4,500 11/02/2022
To replace existing front and rear Church doors.

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (26)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 24/26 persons

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 27/01/2010, number: 1133814
Gift Aid
  • NOT 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
14 returns made; all on time
Main office

7 CRAGSIDE
WITTON GILBERT
DURHAM
DH7 6RZ

Objectives

THE PURPOSES OF THE METHODIST CHURCH ARE AND SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE BEEN SINCE THE DATE OF UNION THE ADVANCEMENT OF -(A) THE CHRISTIAN FAITH IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DOCTRINAL STANDARDS AND THE DISCIPLINE OF THE METHODIST CHURCH;(B) ANY CHARITABLE PURPOSE FOR THE TIME BEING OF ANY CONNEXIONAL, DISTRICT, CIRCUIT, LOCAL OR OTHER ORGANISATION OF THE METHODIST CHURCH;(C) ANY CHARITABLE PURPOSE FOR THE TIME BEING OF ANY SOCIETY OR INSTITUTION SUBSIDUARY OR ANCILLARY TO THE METHODIST CHURCH;(D) ANY PURPOSE FOR THE TIME BEING OF ANY CHARITY BEING A CHARITY SUBSIDIARY OR ANCILLARY TO THE METHODIST CHURCH.

Defined Area of Benefit:

UNDEFINED. IN PRACTICE, LOCAL.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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