Finance Score: -3
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 7
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Volatile income & significant deficit in latest year: -5
  • No PartB
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +7
Overall GiG Score: 7 ?

BREATHING SPACE 

Health and Wellbeing project serving local communities, especially marginalized people. It uses local settings, including an 800 year old church and rural environs. Its activities are informed by 'Five a Day for Wellbeing': Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning, and Give. It is fully inclusive, non-discriminatory, reflecting Christian principles of Love, Compassion and Service to Others.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government and a Community Foundation and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • The Board appears to be 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
  • Income has been volatile recently and was significantly lower than spending in the latest year
Established: 12 years

www.breathingspace.org.uk

breathingspacedurham@gmail.com

07508 471522

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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£30£48£-18n/an/an/an/an/a6
31/03/22£64£44£21n/an/an/an/an/a10
31/03/21£33£28£5n/an/an/an/an/a8
31/03/20£46£33£13n/an/an/an/an/a4
31/03/19£30£29£1n/an/an/an/an/a4
31/03/18£29£25£4£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£24£31£-7£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£29£23£6£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15?£34£47£-14£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/13£11£19£-8£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
What it does
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
Who works here?
  • 6 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Durham,

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£169,438
County Durham Community Foundation£8,500
Sport England£5,050
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Breathing Space XL
£82,645 19/04/2023
This funding will be used to provide an expanded programme of activities and opportunities for the promotion of health and wellbeing. The project aims to increase resilience within local communities ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Get Active, Keep active
£2,500 19/12/2022
To support the Get Active, Keep active project.
Sport England - COVID19 Return to Play
£5,050 01/12/2021
Funding under Sport England's Return to Play - Small Grants funding programme for a Revenue project titled COVID19 Return to Play. This project is a Exercise & Fitness project, with a focus on ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Beauty for brokenness
£1,000 11/11/2021
To engage older members of the Community to learn a new skill-the Japanese art of Kintsugi.
National Lottery Community Fund - Walk and talk
£7,600 21/05/2021
The funding will be used to provide counselling sessions whilst walking to help people suffering with poor mental health due to the pandemic. The project aims to improve physical and mental health ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Walk & Talk
£5,000 14/05/2021
To support a walk and talk project aiming to provide a counselling opportunity.
National Lottery Community Fund - Breathing Space
£79,193 16/05/2019
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BREATHING SPACE
National Lottery Community Fund - Get Active
£9,969 03/01/2019
12
This funding will be used to deliver weekly gentle seated exercise and Tai Chi sessions for older people in three local villages. This will also provide a series of informative sessions and handouts ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£3,000 30/08/2017
Breathing Space Project
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 22/08/2012, number: 1148676
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
10 returns made; all on time
Main office

32 FRIARSIDE
WITTON GILBERT
DURHAM
DH7 6RY

Objectives

1)TO RELIEVE THE NEEDS OF PEOPLE WITH HEALTH PROBLEMS (INCLUDING ISSUES AROUND MENTAL, PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING, AS RECOGNISED BY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION) IN WITTON GILBERT, SURROUNDING VILLAGES AND THE WIDER NORTH EAST REGION, BY PROVIDING ACCESS TO SPACE, SERVICES, SUPPORT AND ACTIVITIES IN AND AROUND THE CHURCH AND LAND OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS, WITTON GILBERT AND OTHER LAND AND SPACES WITHIN THE COMMUNITY.2)TO PROVIDE OR ASSIST IN THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE FOR RECREATION OR OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE NEED OF SUCH FACILITIES BY REASON OF THEIR YOUTH, AGE INFIRMITY OR DISABILITY, FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OR SOCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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