Finance Score: 8
Governance Score: 8
Support Score: 8
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • No conflicts policy: -1
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +5
Overall GiG Score: 24 ?

BLACK COUNTRY FOOD BANK LIMITED 

THE CHARITY PROVIDES FOOD (SUPPLEMENTED ON OCCASIONS BY CLOTHING) AND ADVICE TO PEOPLE WITHIN THE BLACK COUNTRY (I.E. THE BOROUGHS OF DUDLEY, SANDWELL, WALSALL AND WOLVERHAMPTON) WHO ARE EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL HARDSHIP, SICKNESS OR NEED.THE CHARITY IS ABLE TO PROVIDE THE SERVICE THROUGH DONATIONS OF FOOD AND OTHER ARTICLES BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, LOCAL CHURCHES AND VARIOUS OTHER ORGANISATIONS.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity does not have a Conflict of Interests policy

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£1,427£1,095£332£2£1,039£8379.25300
31/03/22£1,122£989£133£0£707£6107.46300
31/03/21£1,217£786£431£0£574£4797.35300
31/03/20£630£624£6£0£143£1132.25300
31/03/19£485£494£-9n/an/an/an/an/a150
31/03/18£422£419£3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£65£81£-16£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£99£77£22£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£145£76£70£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£71£67£4£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13?*£94£51£43£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/12£53£42£11£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/11*£46£37£9£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0.2%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0.2%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 0%
Liabilities/Income: 0%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 81%
Reserves/Spending: 9.2 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 11 months
Quick Ratio: 245.5
Asset Split ?
Established: 14 years

www.blackcountryfoodbank.org.uk

admin@blackcountryfoodbank.org.uk

01384671250

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Community food services
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Birmingham City, Dudley, Sandwell, Staffordshire, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Worcestershire,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind

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£27,168
DCMS£20,000
Crisis UK£5,000
The Clothworkers Foundation£4,670
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Masonic Trust - MCF Matched Funding
£1,250 31/10/2022
Unrestricted matched funding in partnership with the local masonic province
Masonic Trust - MCF Matched Funding
£2,500 23/11/2021
Unrestricted matched funding in partnership with the local masonic province
National Lottery Community Fund - Feeding the Black Country
£17,168 02/09/2020
6
The Black Country Foodbank (BCFB) helps vulnerable individuals and families in crisis through the provision of emergency food supplies toiletries and household items while a longer-term solution is ....more
DCMS - VSCE CMC Fund
£20,000 05/08/2020
NET, Comic Relief and Children in Need will use this funding to provide: increased support to vulnerable people and hidden groups, thus reducing the burden on public services; reach local grassroots ....more
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Black Country Food Bank
£4,670 19/06/2020
COVID19 : Purchase of kitchen and IT equipment for a charity that works to feed the community in West Midlands
National Lottery Community Fund - Emergency support for Black Country Food Bank
£10,000 22/05/2020
11
The funding will be used to enable the local foodbank to meet the increase in demand for its services and continued support for vulnerable people and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Crisis UK - Grant to Black Country Foodbank
£5,000 23/04/2020
Additional staffing for extended opening, food and travel costs
Heart Of England Community Foundation - Grant to Black Country Food Bank Limited
£3,000 15/04/2020
12
These are exceptional times for Black Country Food Bank where we are coordinating a massive increase in our core activities as we look to help to ensure that emergency food supplies and toiletries ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (6)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 42-70
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 30/06/2010, number: 1136676
  • Registered at Companies House on 10/08/2009, number: 06986325
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
  • Paying staff
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
13 returns made; AR13: 35 days late, AR11: 185 days late,
Main office

The Store House
Albion Street
Brierley Hill
DY5 3EE

Objectives

(A) TO RELIEVE FINANCIAL HARDSHIP, SICKNESS AND NEED FOR PERSONS IN THE BLACK COUNTRY (THAT IS THE BOROUGHS OF DUDLEY, SANDWELL, WALSALL AND WOLVERHAMPTON) IN SUCH WAYS AS THE DIRECTORS DETERMINE, IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY BY THE PROVISION OF FOOD AND ADVICE.

Defined Area of Benefit:

DUDLEY, SANDWELL, WALSALL AND WOLVERHAMPTON

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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