Finance Score: -5
Governance Score: 1
Support Score: 11
  • Spending falling: -1
  • but now stabilising: +1
  • Multiple Deficits and declines: -5
  • No PartB
  • No conflicts policy: -1
  • 12+ Trustees: -1
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +5
  • Grant maker support: +6
Overall GiG Score: 7 ?

WEST DURHAM METHODIST CIRCUIT 

Church based activities and promotion of mission and outreach opportunities contained within the mission statement and priorities of the Methodist Church.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been very successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of gender

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity does not have a Conflict of Interests policy
  • There are 24 trustees whereas the Charities Commission recommends a maximum of 12

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • Spending has fallen significantly over the last 5 years relative to the previous period but has stabilised more recently
  • Income has been volatile and on several occasions in recent years less than spending
Established: 14 years

www.westdurhammethodists.org.uk

westdurhammethodists@gmail.com

01388762587

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
31/08/22£253£229£24n/an/an/an/an/a250
31/08/21£217£201£16n/an/an/an/an/a250
31/08/20£149£177£-29n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/08/19£171£216£-45n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/08/18*£371£365£6£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/17£385£381£4£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/16£218£270£-52£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/15£348£500£-152£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/14£163£196£-33£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/13£159£189£-30£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/12£203£207£-4£0£0£0n/a00
31/08/11£171£185£-14£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
What it does
  • Religious Activities
Who works here?
  • 250 volunteers
Who it helps
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
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
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington£77,580
County Durham Community Foundation£8,000
Co-Operative Group£3,211
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Our Confident Community
£3,211 23/10/2021
We will provide support and encourage the sharing of skills and activities between individuals and families through events addressing debt, health and wellbeing, and skill development.
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Grant to Willington Open Door Methodist Church
£77,580 01/07/2021
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To enable "Our Confident Community" Project.
County Durham Community Foundation - Our Confident Community
£3,000 27/11/2020
To support the "Our Confident Community" project.
County Durham Community Foundation - Our Confident Community
£5,000 04/06/2020
To support our confident community. project.

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 12/03/2010, number: 1134893
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Paying staff
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
12 returns made; AR18: 173 days late,
Main office

7 New Road
Crook
DL15 8QE

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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