Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 10
  • No PartB
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +7
Overall GiG Score: 19 ?

OUSEBURN FARM CHARITY LIMITED 

Ouseburn Farm, situated in the East End of Newcastle, is a free visitor attraction that boasts an award winning environmentally friendly visitor centre, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, meadows, ponds and woodlands.The Farm offers training to vulnerable adults, volunteering opportunities for local people and a range of activities for families and schoolchildren.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers recently
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
Established: 13 years

www.ouseburnfarm.org.uk

info@ouseburnfarm.org.uk

01912658621

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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£445£442£3n/an/an/an/an/a293
31/03/22£403£401£2n/an/an/an/an/a90
31/03/21£430£358£72n/an/an/an/an/a79
31/03/20£563£551£12£25£13£130.31429
31/03/19£495£507£-12n/an/an/an/an/a60
31/03/18£431£424£7£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£343£361£-18£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£290£290£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£293£270£23£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£318£268£50£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£227£227£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£96£96£0£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Listed activities
  • Animals
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
How it operates
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
Where it operates
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne City,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind
Who works here?
  • Unknown number of employees
  • 293 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£218,837
Garfield Weston Foundation£80,000
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland£12,528
Crisis UK£5,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Better Together
£9,476 23/09/2022
The funding will be used to build on their existing work with homeless people and engage them to create a minimum of five group-based gardening/community improvement projects. This will provide peer ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Care Farming for Adults with Learning Disabilities in Newcastle
£119,518 20/07/2022
The funding will be used to contribute towards staff costs and overheads to achieve the aim of being a centre of excellence/ competency centre for UK care farming total project cost £536027.OFCL was ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Core Funding
£450 13/07/2022
To support the work of the charity.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£25,000 08/07/2022
Ouseburn Farm Core Funding Application
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Ouseburn Farm Charity Limited
£7,360 20/01/2022
Supporting disadvantaged primary-age children through a pilot project of animal assisted therapy in Newcastle
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£25,000 25/06/2021
Ouseburn Farm Core Funding Application
Crisis UK - Grant to Ouseburn Farm
£5,000 09/04/2020
Costs of running service to hostel residents with additional food costs
National Lottery Community Fund - Accessible Community Farmyard
£9,807 03/04/2020
2
The funding will be used to improve the car park facilities at the community farm. This will enhance the accessibility to the venues activities training and volunteering opportunities for vulnerable ....more
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Purchasing and installing an accessible potting shed at the visitor centre in Newcastle.
£3,000 22/01/2020
Purchasing and installing an accessible potting shed at the visitor centre in Newcastle.
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Running costs and equipment for the 'Growing Together' project supporting vulnerable adults in Newcastle.
£5,168 04/12/2019
Running costs and equipment for the 'Growing Together' project supporting vulnerable adults in Newcastle.
National Lottery Community Fund - Ouseburn Farm Volunteering
£80,036 18/07/2019
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The funding will provide a volunteering scheme for, but not exclusively, people with physical or learning disabilities, involving them in activities around agriculture and other areas of the farm.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 28/05/2019
Ouseburn Farm Charity Core Funding
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Growing Together
£5,990 12/12/2018
Growing Together
National Lottery Community Fund - Growing Strong
£34,465 19/06/2018
12
The group will provide a programme to help adults with learning disabilities develop skills and experience to progress towards volunteering, training or work. The project will improve accessibility ....more
Masonic Trust - Core funding
£3,500 20/07/2016
Integrated projects for people with disabilities and vulnerable adults to develop skills, as well as environmental & heritage education for schools.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (10)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 28-65
  • IAN BROWN (Chair) Appointed: 2019, Occupation: Sustainability Consultant
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 27/06/2011, number: 1142593
  • Registered at Companies House on 16/06/2011, number: 07673069
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
12 returns made; all on time
Main office

ST. SILAS CHURCH
CLIFFORD STREET
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
NE6 1PG

Objectives

THE CHARITY'S OBJECTS (OBJECTS) ARE SPECIFICALLY RESTRICTED TO THE FOLLOWING:A) ADVANCING EDUCATION BY PROVIDING SOCIAL, RECREATIONAL, AGRICULTURAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, ART, CRAFT, TRAINING AND WORKSHOP FACILITIES FOR PUBLIC BENEFIT.B) RELIEVING THE NEEDS OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, BOTH MENTAL AND PHYSICAL, BY PROVIDING TRAINING AND WORKSHOP FACILITIES.

Defined Area of Benefit:

UNDEFINED. IN PRACTICE, LOCAL

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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