Finance Score: 8
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 11
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +8
Overall GiG Score: 25 ?

SUFRA - NW LONDON 

Sufra - NW London is a Community Food Bank and Kitchen, based in the London Borough of Brent, which aims to support disadvantaged families suffering food poverty in the local area.
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Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • The charity has received backing from a grant maker 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 gender and dynamic in terms of composition

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£1,143£891£252£32£896£7451014198
31/03/22£724£924£-200£55£644£5226.818162
31/03/21£1,135£659£476£52£844£65611.915160
31/03/20£663£448£216£18£368£2727.310300
31/03/19£423£404£19n/an/an/an/an/a131
31/03/18£350£308£42£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£255£234£21£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£185£162£23£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£123£83£41£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£66£61£6£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 2.9%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 3.6%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 3%
Liabilities/Income: 2%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 83%
Reserves/Spending: 10 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 12 months
Quick Ratio: 30.7
Asset Split ?
Established: 11 years

www.sufra-nwlondon.org.uk

admin@sufra-nwlondon.org.uk

02034411335

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Community food services
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Individuals
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Brent, Ealing, Harrow,
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 Community Fund£250,577
Crisis UK£40,000
City Bridge Trust£29,900
Garfield Weston Foundation£25,000
Indigo Trust£12,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Propel - Sufra's Community Engagement Programme
£250,577 17/03/2023
Funding will be used to develop community resilience by empowering food bank users to become active citizens. This includes formal volunteering and accredited training opportunities and communicating ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 20/05/2022
Sufra NW London
Masonic Trust - MCF Matched Funding
£1,000 29/11/2021
Unrestricted matched funding in partnership with the local masonic province
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Sufra NW London
£29,900 17/06/2020
£29,900 towards the costs of emergency food parcels, small capital items and enabling remote working, as discussed with your assessor.
CAF - Grant to Sufra NW London
£6,000 04/06/2020
3
Grant to Sufra NW London to support the organisation through COVID19
Crisis UK - Grant to SUFRA NW London
£40,000 11/05/2020
Food delivery service.
Indigo Trust - Unrestricted core funding during Covid-19 crisis
£6,000 24/03/2020
Unrestricted core funding.
Indigo Trust - Unrestricted core funding during Covid-19 crisis
£6,000 24/03/2020
Unrestricted core funding.
London Catalyst - Sufra NW London - 5
£3,000 21/06/2018
Emergency Food Aid for Discharged Elderly Patients
Tudor Trust - Grant to Sufra NW London
£105,000 20/06/2017
36
over three years towards the salary of the director at an organisation delivering community development initiatives alongside a foodbank
National Lottery Community Fund - Food Academy Plus
£10,000 25/01/2017
12
This project will run a skills training and work experience course for long-term unemployed people, enabling them to gain new skills improve chances of finding employment.
Masonic Trust - Core funding
£2,500 19/01/2017
Foodbank which supports disadvantaged families suffering food poverty.
The Childhood Trust - Christmas Challenge 2015
£5,000 18/12/2015
This food growing project will support disadvantaged families living in poverty who are unable to afford fresh fruit and vegetables. The community will volunteer to grow and harvest their own ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Sufra NW London
£14,630 07/10/2015
24
the costs of an external consultant, Capacity Building Manager, trustee training and away day
Greater London Authority - Grant to Sufra NW London
£5,000 01/09/2015
Increasing group volunteering and supporting skills based volunteering
London Catalyst - Sufra NW London - 1
£3,500 06/12/2014
Health and Belief 2014-Comm. Food Box Scheme
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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

  • SUSAN CRANE (Chair) Appointed: 2018, Occupation: Hon Lecturer/Volunteer/Trustee
Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 07/05/2013, number: 1151911
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
  • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
  • Paying staff
  • 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
10 returns made; all on time
Main office

160 Pitfield Way
Stonebridge
London
NW10 0PW

Objectives

THE RELIEF OF POVERTY AND ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGE AMONG PERSONS WHO ARE IN A CONDITION OF NEED, HARDSHIP OR DISTRESS IN PARTICULAR WITHIN THE LONDON BOROUGHS OF BRENT, HARROW AND EALING AND IN SUCH OTHER PARTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM BY PROVIDING SUCH PERSONS WITH GOODS AND SERVICES WHICH THEY COULD NOT OTHERWISE AFFORD THROUGH LACK OF MEANS.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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