Finance Score: 8
Governance Score: 8
Support Score: 10
  • 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
  • Grant maker support: +10
Overall GiG Score: 26 ?

THE HACKNEY FOODBANK 

The emergency provision of non-perishable food goods and signposting to those in need in the London Borough of Hackney and the surrounding areas.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from multiple 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
  • Over half the Board have joined recently
Established: 11 years

www.hackney.foodbank.org.uk

info@hackney.foodbank.org.uk

02072542464

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies HouseX

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
31/12/22£1,239£1,223£16£16£1,297£1,23412.11128
31/12/21£1,195£788£407£11£1,245£1,182188180
31/12/20£1,383£667£715£14£839£833156180
31/12/19£342£321£21n/an/an/an/an/a70
31/12/18£257£230£27£0£0£0n/a060
31/12/17£171£171£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/16£155£131£24£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/15£86£88£-2£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/14£105£76£30£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/13£56£43£13£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 1.3%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 1.3%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 7%
Liabilities/Income: 7%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 95%
Reserves/Spending: 12.1 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 10 months
Quick Ratio: 10.1
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
Who works here?
  • 11 employees
  • 28 volunteers
Who it helps
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Hackney,

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
The Trussell Trust£414,194
Hackney Council£90,000
City Bridge Trust£9,140
Hackney CVS£6,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Hackney CVS - Hackney Giving and LBH Cost of Living
£6,000 31/01/2023
Contribution towards food parcels
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Hackney Foodbank
£5,000 11/11/2022
Emergency grant
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Hackney Foodbank
£158,694 21/07/2022
Community Change Manager and direct emp/project costs
Hackney Council - Grant to Hackney Foodbank
£30,000 21/03/2022
To provide emergency food parcels (for immediate relief in moments of crisis) and connect people with local organisations who can help them to address the root causes and wider effects of poverty in ....more
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Hackney Foodbank
£36,000 29/09/2021
Development Manager 17.5 hpw for two years
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Hackney Foodbank
£45,000 20/09/2021
Transformation of food bank centre - prefab additions.
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Hackney Foodbank
£165,500 01/06/2021
Employment & project costs for Fair Money Advice advisor, 35hpw , for 3 years
Hackney Council - Grant to Hackney Foodbank
£30,000 10/12/2020
12
Towards core costs
Hackney Council - Grant to Hackney Foodbank
£30,000 09/12/2020
Core funding grant - continuation from 19/20
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Hackney Foodbank
£2,000 22/04/2020
Grant through the Heart of the Community Fund towards the running costs of the Lunch Clubs to offer healthy cooked meals to local families.
City Bridge Trust - Grant to The Hackney Foodbank
£9,140 09/04/2020
A one-off, unrestricted grant of £9,140, equivalent to one regular quarterly payment for the organisations current grant.
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Hackney Foodbank
£4,000 30/03/2020
Food for 2 months, 5 laptops, 1 Scale
City Bridge Trust - Grant to The Hackney Foodbank
£114,950 14/07/2016
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£114,950 over three years (£37,450; £38,550; £38,950) for a full time Project Manager and associated costs.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 7/8 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 33-72
  • FIONA ANDERSON Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Head Of Service For 0-25 Disability Service
  • TIM BETHEL (Chair) Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Chief Commercial Officer
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 23/11/2012, number: 1149896
  • Registered at Companies House on 09/12/2011, number: 07877042
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
10 returns made; all on time
Main office

Florence Bennett Centre
St. John's Estate
LONDON
N1 6TL

Objectives

(1) TO ADVANCE THE CHRISTIAN FAITH (AS EXPRESSED IN THE APOSTLE'S CREED) IN THE LONDON BOROUGH OF HACKNEY, OR ELSEWHERE, BY THE PRACTICAL EXPRESSION OF CHRISTIAN COMPASSION AND HOSPITALITY PRIMARILY BY THE PROVISION OF A FOODBANK.(2) THE RELIEF OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP AMONGST PEOPLE IN HACKNEY AND THE SURROUNDING AREA OR IN OTHER PARTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM IN SUCH WAYS AS THE TRUSTEES FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FIT, IN PARTICULAR, BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY BY:(A) PROVIDING EMERGENCY FOOD AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS TO INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES IN NEED AND/OR FOR DISTRIBUTION BY CHARITIES OR OTHER ORGANISATIONS WORKING TO PREVENT OR RELIEVE POVERTY(B) SUCH OTHER MEANS, INCLUDING (BUT NOT LIMITED TO) THE PROVISION OF SUPPORT OR SIGNPOSTING TO RELEVANT INFORMATION AND OTHER ADVISORY SERVICES.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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