Finance Score: -1
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 10
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Deficit latest year: -2
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +10
Overall GiG Score: 15 ?

CORNERSTONE SUPPORTED HOUSING AND COUNSELLING LTD 

Cornerstone Supported Housing and Counselling is a homeless organisation and training centre. The charity provides emergency housing and semi-supported housing in County Durham. It runs a joinery workshop that builds a strong community resource where service users and the public can improve skills, employment prospects and self confidence while working towards a positive community relationship.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers recently
  • There has been reasonable growth in spending over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity is not recognised by HMRC for Gift Aid according to its latest published return

Financial issues to consider:

  • Income was lower than spending in the latest year
Established: 12 years

www.cornerstone-north.org

info@cornerstone-north.org

01388747892

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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
30/06/23£505£574£-69£0£313£28561230
30/06/22£620£628£-8£0£382£3556.81458
30/06/21£628£478£150£0£390£3609958
30/06/20£437£331£106n/an/an/an/an/a53
30/06/19*£392£432£-39n/an/an/an/an/a65
30/06/18£475£413£62£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/17£340£373£-34£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/16*£363£273£89£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/15£178£146£32£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/14£120£111£9£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/13£66£64£2£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 4%
Liabilities/Income: 3%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 91%
Reserves/Spending: 6 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 5 months
Quick Ratio: 13.1
Asset Split ?
Listed activities
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Darlington, Durham, Newcastle Upon Tyne City, Stockton-on-tees, Sunderland,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • The General Public/Mankind
Who works here?
  • 12 employees
  • 30 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
Lloyds Bank Foundation£107,266
DCMS£51,950
Tudor Trust£40,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£25,000
County Durham Community Foundation£12,950
National Lottery Community Fund£9,180
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Cornerstone Supported Housing and Counselling
£50,000 07/12/2022
24
Unrestricted grant over two years towards the core costs of Cornerstone Supported Housing and Counselling
Lloyds Bank Foundation - One off gift towards cost of living crisis to Cornerstone Supported Housing and Counselling
£2,250 07/12/2022
One off gift to support with the cost of living crisis
County Durham Community Foundation - Night shelter /housing provision/ community connection for rough sleepers
£100 07/12/2022
To provide a night shelter /housing provision/ community connection for rough sleepers.
County Durham Community Foundation - Cornerstone Community Hub
£5,000 25/07/2022
The Cornerstone Community Hub.
Crowdfunder - Local Action Fund
£2,650 22/04/2022
Covid response
County Durham Community Foundation - Grant to Cornerstone Supported Housing and Counselling Ltd
£1,000 21/03/2022
Improving the social capital of rough sleepers in County Durham
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 11/03/2022
Cornerstone Hub
County Durham Community Foundation - Homelessness Support hub and Rough Sleeper sit-up service
£1,000 14/12/2021
A homelessness support hub and rough sleeper sit-up service.
National Lottery Community Fund - Sit up service
£9,180 12/11/2021
The project will use the funding to provide those affected by homelessness and rough sleeping a safe place for them to visit where they can access basic necessities and support services. Volunteering ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - To support the Cracket project
£5,850 28/07/2021
To support the Cracket Project at the request of the donor.
Tudor Trust - Grant to Cornerstone Supported Housing & Counselling Ltd
£40,000 31/07/2020
24
over two years towards the co-ordinator's salary at The Cracket support project for homeless and vulnerable people in Hartlepool
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Variation grant to Cornerstone Supported Housing and Counselling
£7,526 24/07/2020
Grant to Cornerstone Supported Housing and Counselling meeting the additional costs of adapting services, premises or implementing other safety measures in response to the Covid pandemic.
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£51,950 23/07/2020
"The fund aims to:1) To reduce closures of essential charities that provide essential services to vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 crisis by ensuring they have the financial resources to ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Cornerstone Supported Housing and Counselling
£47,490 07/02/2020
24
To employ an employment transition trainer to support people aged over 17 who are homeless or vulnerably housed to gain skills in independent living, numeracy and literacy, as well as into work ....more
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Cornerstone Supported Housing
£116,000 03/05/2018
24
Grant to enable Cornerstone to develop and expand its furniture enterprise to create jobs for service users and to assist in achieving financial sustainability.
National Lottery Community Fund - Cornerstone Womans Project
£8,900 27/03/2018
12
The group will set up a project for women in housing distress to address the need early and prevent them from accessing the charity's full services. This will include healthy eating courses, gym, ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Cornerstone Supported Housing and Counselling
£47,490 20/03/2018
36
To employ an employment transition trainer to support people aged over 17 who are homeless or vulnerably housed to gain skills in independent living, numeracy and literacy, as well as into work ....more
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Cornerstone Supported Housing and Counselling
£28,000 22/05/2017
refurbishment of workshop for a charity which works with homeless people in Durham
County Durham Community Foundation - Cornerstone Supported Housing emplyment project
£4,000 21/03/2017
Towards training towards employment.
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Cornerstone Supported Housing
£38,450 19/01/2016
12
Grant to develop an initiative in Hartlepool which provides housing, together with training, support and access to employment for young people experiencing homelessness.
Tudor Trust - Grant to Cornerstone Supported Housing & Counselling Ltd
£67,000 22/12/2015
36
over three years towards the salary of a new training manager at a joinery social enterprise for homeless and excluded people in Willington, County Durham
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Cornerstone Supported Housing and Counselling
£90,000 17/09/2015
36
towards three years' running costs of a project providing support to people suffering with multiple disadvantage and/or homelessness across County Grant Durham
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Cornerstone Supported Housing and Counselling
£22,417 04/03/2015
24
The prison mentoring scheme will enable positive relationships to develop with clients prior to their release from prison and enable support plans to be in place to meet their needs, hopes ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (6)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 5/6 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 36-75
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 01/02/2012, number: 1145726
  • Registered at Companies House on 09/07/2010, number: 07309917
Gift Aid
  • NOT 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
  • Investing charity funds 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
11 returns made; AR19: 84 days late, AR16: 24 days late,
Main office

Cornerstone Supported Housing
Unit 12
Brockwell Court
Low Willington Industrial Estate
Willington
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Objectives

THE RELIEF OF POVERTY HARDSHIP AND DISTRESS IN PARTICULAR BY THE PROVISION OF ACCOMMODATION SUPPORT TRAINING AND COUNSELLING FOR VULNERABLE PEOPLE WHO ARE HOMELESS OR IN ACUTE HOUSING DISTRESS AND SUFFERING POVERTY HARDSHIP OR DISTRESS IN THE NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND.

Defined Area of Benefit:

UNDEFINED. IN PRACTICE, LOCAL.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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