Finance Score: -3
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 10
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Multiple Deficits and declines: -5
  • No PartB
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +7
Overall GiG Score: 13 ?

THE FAN CHARITY 

The FAN Charity provides information about setting up a FAN Group and provides the simple but important structure for running FAN Meetings. All FAN Groups are independent but we list them on our website and PR if they run according to the principles of the FAN Charity. All attendees and friendly people are welcome to attend different Groups.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender
  • This charity is based in an area of high deprivation

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • Income has been volatile and on several occasions in recent years less than spending
Established: 14 years

www.thefancharity.org

welcome_all@thefancharity.org

07816902670

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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
31/03/23£39£49£-10n/an/an/an/an/a20
31/03/22£18£42£-23n/an/an/an/an/a48
31/03/21£80£45£36n/an/an/an/an/a200
31/03/20£59£48£11n/an/an/an/an/a30
31/03/19£37£32£5n/an/an/an/an/a30
31/03/18£29£18£12£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£6£18£-12£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£18£14£3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£17£13£4£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£4£9£-5£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£17£13£4£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£9£14£-4£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£12£19£-7£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Listed activities
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Human Rights/Religious Or Racial Harmony/Equality Or Diversity
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides human resources
Where it operates
  • Bridgend, Cardiff, City Of Swansea, Vale Of Glamorgan,
  • This charity is based in an area of high deprivation
Who it helps
  • The General Public/Mankind
Who works here?
  • Unknown number of employees
  • 20 volunteers

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
National Lottery Community Fund£113,841
The Foyle Foundation£5,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£5,000
Virgin Money Foundation£1,166
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - WALES COL - A Sustainable FAN Network for West and East Wales
£29,270 13/09/2023
The Fan Charity will be able to continue delivering its services over the next two years with the help of a £29270 grant. The Fan Charity enables people to feel an increased sense of community ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - A Sustainable FAN Network for West and East Wales
£84,571 19/01/2022
36
Over three years The Friends and Neighbours Charity (FAN) will use £84571 to create a new network of community groups in the west and east of Wales. The groups will provide support to the groups and ....more
The Foyle Foundation - Small Grants
£5,000 30/09/2020
towards core work of facilitating FAN (friends and neighbours) groups (awarded grant in response to coronavirus)
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£5,000 25/09/2020
FAN: Reaching Out To Cardiff
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to The FAN Charity
£1,166 20/03/2020
Grant through the Heart of the Community Fund to support the running costs.
National Lottery Community Fund - Fanning Out - Friends and Neighbours Groups in South Wales
£74,585 20/09/2018
36
Project Summary :_x000D_ The project will increase the geographic reach of the organisations FAN groups into the Newport and Swansea areas. The groups promote wellbeing, alleviate loneliness and ....more
Tudor Trust - Grant to FAN Charity
£75,000 21/12/2016
36
over three years as continuation funding towards core salaries at an organisation that promotes and supports friendship-based listening groups in Cardiff and across South Wales
Tudor Trust - Grant to FAN Charity
£25,000 15/10/2014
36
over three years as continuation funding towards the core costs of an organisation that promotes and supports friendship-based listening groups in Cardiff and across South Wales
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The FAN Charity
£10,000 09/08/2011
Towards forging supportive links in and between communities through hosting neighbourhood gatherings.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 46-76
  • PETER AKERS Appointed: 2012, Occupation: Ret'D Engineer
  • SARA JONES Appointed: 2016, Occupation: Marcomms Manager
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 12/03/2010, number: 1134900
  • Registered at Companies House on 15/02/2010, number: 07157056
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
13 returns made; all on time
Main office

29 Park Avenue
Whitchurch
CARDIFF
CF14 7AL

Objectives

TO PROMOTE RELIGIOUS AND RACIAL HARMONY BY DEVELOPING AND STRENGTHENING GOOD RELATIONS BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS OF ALL BELIEFS, RACES AND CULTURES THUS FOSTERING A SPIRIT OF KINSHIP, MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING AND RESPECT AMONG THE PEOPLES OF THE WORLD

Defined Area of Benefit:

UNDEFINED. IN PRACTICE, NATIONAL.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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