Finance Score: -5
Governance Score: 2
Support Score: 12
  • Multiple Deficits and declines: -5
  • No PartB
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Mainly male board: -1
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +9
Overall GiG Score: 9 ?

NORTHUMBERLAND RIVERS TRUST 

Protection of Northumberland's rivers and streams - those flowing into the North Sea south of the Tweed and north of the Tyne. We work with communities, anglers and partner organisations to reduce the sediment getting into rivers, improve the passage of fish and eels, improve habitat, and share knowledge and understanding of our waterways and coast.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board is predominantly male

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

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*£191£186£4n/an/an/an/an/a150
31/03/22£279£321£-42n/an/an/an/an/a40
31/03/21£570£419£151£0£154£-9-0.3125
31/03/20*£215£248£-33n/an/an/an/an/a18
31/03/19£88£150£-62n/an/an/an/an/a12
31/03/18£261£239£22£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17?£170£230£-61£0£0£0n/a00
31/07/16£169£103£67£0£0£0n/a00
31/07/15£130£323£-193£0£0£0n/a00
31/07/14£455£305£150£0£0£0n/a00
31/07/13*£304£444£-139£0£0£0n/a00
31/07/12£317£126£192£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 12 years

www.northumberlandriverstrust.co.uk

peter.kerr@northumberlandriverstrust.co.uk

07770792788

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies House
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Amateur Sport
  • Animals
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
  • Recreation
GiG Classification
  • Environment conservation & animal welfare advocacy
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Northumberland,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • 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 Heritage Fund£248,931
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs£153,472
DCMS£116,950
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd£3,520
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland£3,500
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Northumberland Rivers Trust
£248,931 08/02/2023
Riverhealth
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Grant to Northumberland Rivers Trust
£3,500 24/11/2022
Improving walking routes around the river coquet and constructing otter holts with the support of local volunteers
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW 0850-CF1740-Northumberland Crayfish Yr2 ***Adv 25% to be checked***
£5,000 01/04/2022
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW 0850-CF1987-Northumberland Crayfish Yr2 ***Adv 25% to be checked***
£15,000 01/04/2022
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW0712-CF1596 - Northumberland Native Crayfish***25% Adv to be evidenced***
£12,500 01/04/2021
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW0712-CF1595 - Northumberland Native Crayfish***25% Adv to be evidenced***
£10,000 01/04/2021
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW0789-CF1592 - Long Nanny
£11,937 01/04/2021
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW0687-CF1591 - Budle Bay / St Aidan's stream Yr 2***25% Adv to be evidenced***
£22,500 01/04/2021
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW0712-CF1222 - Northumberland Native Crayfish
£7,500 01/04/2021
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW0687-CF1204 - Budle Bay / St Aidan's stream Yr 2
£7,500 01/04/2021
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW0534-CF1162 - Coquet Barriers
£1,019 01/04/2021
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
DCMS - GRCF2020: Coquet 20-20 Vision
£116,950 11/11/2020
Green Recovery Challenge Fund 2020-21. The wider aim of the scheme is: The Green Recovery Challenge Fund is a short-term competitive fund to kick-start environmental renewal whilst creating and ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - WEIF5301-20/21 - Northumberland Rivers
£15,000 15/05/2020
Defras Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) Policy published in June 2013, defined a framework to encourage the adaptation of an integrated catchment based approach to improving the quality of our water ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW0533-CF841 - Foxton Burn Fish Pass
£11,400 01/04/2020
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW0534-CF843 - Coquet Barriers
£5,940 01/04/2020
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW0561-CF1093 - Aiden's Stream-Budle bay
£12,000 01/04/2020
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW0534-CF1094 - Coquet Barriers
£8,040 01/04/2020
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW0551-CF1095 - River Lyne Restoration
£8,135 01/04/2020
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Safeguarding native crayfish populations in Northumberland
£3,520 22/01/2020
Safeguarding native crayfish populations in Northumberland
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - River Lyne Engagement and Feasibility
£10,000 01/04/2019
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - WEIF5301-19/20 (NORTHUMBERLAND RIVERS) WFD CRF GRANT PAYMENTS TO CHARITIES
£15,000 01/04/2019
Water Environment Improvement Fund - Catchment Partnership Action Fund (CPAF) 2019/20
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Hooked on the River Coquet
£16,750 25/09/2018
Hooked on the River Coquet
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - ALB - Environment Agency - Med Burn, Bad to Good
£3,812 01/04/2018
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - ALB - Environment Agency - Med Burn, Bad to Good
£6,342 01/04/2018
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - ALB - Environment Agency - Coquet Estuary Vision 18/19
£10,000 01/04/2018
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - ALB - Environment Agency - NORTHUMBERLAND RIVERS WFD CRF GRANT PAYMENTS TO CHARITIES
£15,000 01/04/2018
Water Envronment Improvement Fund Hosting for Catchment Partnership for 1819
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - ALB - Environment Agency - Med Burn, Bad to Good
£19,846 01/04/2018
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Living Waterways - Northumberland Urban Streams
£8,000 01/04/2017
To provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations to deliver projects to protect and enhance the water environment and deliver other EA objectives
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Pont flow restoration (HLF landscape feasibility)
£10,000 01/04/2017
To provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations to deliver projects to protect and enhance the water environment and deliver other EA objectives
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Coquet estuary improvements - Saltmarsh creation and fish passage
£10,000 01/04/2017
To provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations to deliver projects to protect and enhance the water environment and deliver other EA objectives
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Eglingham Burn fish passage
£10,000 01/04/2017
To provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations to deliver projects to protect and enhance the water environment and deliver other EA objectives
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Eglingham Burn fish passage
£10,000 01/04/2017
To provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations to deliver projects to protect and enhance the water environment and deliver other EA objectives
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Coquet estuary improvements - Saltmarsh creation and fish passage
£10,000 01/04/2017
To provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations to deliver projects to protect and enhance the water environment and deliver other EA objectives
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Living Waterways - Northumberland Urban Streams
£10,500 01/04/2017
To provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations to deliver projects to protect and enhance the water environment and deliver other EA objectives
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Northumberland Rivers
£15,000 01/04/2017
Water Envronment Improvement Fund Catchment Based Approach National Support Group Work Programme 1718
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Pont flow restoration (HLF landscape feasibility)
£20,000 01/04/2017
To provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations to deliver projects to protect and enhance the water environment and deliver other EA objectives
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How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 42-71
  • SHAUN RENWICK (Chair) Appointed: 2014, Occupation: Managing Director
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 21/12/2011, number: 1145188
  • Registered at Companies House on 21/07/2011, number: 07713172
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
12 returns made; AR23: 27 days late, AR20: 3 days late, AR13: 136 days late,
Main office

CRAGEND
ROTHBURY
NORTHUMBERLAND
NE65 7XN

Objectives

3. THE OBJECTS FOR WHICH THE CHARITY IS ESTABLISHED ARE: -(1) TO CONSERVE, PROTECT, REHABILITATE AND IMPROVE THE RIVERS, STREAMS, WATERCOURSES, LAKES AND WATER IMPOUNDMENTS OF THE CATCHMENTS COMPRISING ALL OF THE RIVERS, STREAMS AND WATERCOURSES THAT FLOW INTO THE NORTH SEA SOUTH OF THE TWEED AND NORTH OF THE TYNE, INCLUDING ADJACENT ESTUARINE AND COASTAL AREAS, FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OR IMPROVEMENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC. (2) TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC, OR ANY ASSOCIATION, INSTITUTION, VOLUNTARY ORGANISATION, COMPANY, LOCAL AUTHORITY, ADMINISTRATIVE OR GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY OR PUBLIC BODY OR REPRESENTATIVE BODY IN: -(A) THE UNDERSTANDING OF RIVERS, RIVER CORRIDORS AND RIVER CATCHMENTS, INCLUDING THEIR FAUNA, FLORA, BIODIVERSITY, ECONOMIC OR SOCIAL ACTIVITY, AND RIVER CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT.(B) THE NEED FOR, AND BENEFITS OF, CONSERVATION, PROTECTION, REHABILITATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF AQUATIC ENVIRONMENTS.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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