Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 10
  • Accounts filed more than 5 days late: -2 times
  • Strong growth: +2
  • No PartB
  • No volunteer policy: -2
  • No conflicts policy: -1
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +5
  • Grant maker support: +5
Overall GiG Score: 13 ?

WEST BERKS FOODBANK 

To relieve persons in West Berkshire and local surrounding areas who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress by providing free food, and in such other ways as the trustees from time to time think fit, and also in other parts of the United Kingdom and in such ways as the trustees from time to time think fit, thereby demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ for all.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been very successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • 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
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Although this charity works with volunteers it does not have a Volunteer Management policy
  • This charity does not have a Conflict of Interests policy

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • Accounts have been filed late on 2 occasions over the last 5 years and the current period appears to have been extended

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£273£130£143n/an/an/an/an/a150
31/03/22*£133£97£36n/an/an/an/an/a140
31/03/21*£205£103£102n/an/an/an/an/a120
31/03/20£54£28£26n/an/an/an/an/a157
31/03/19£18£16£2n/an/an/an/an/a125
31/03/18£17£13£4£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£8£16£-8£0£0£0n/a00
01/04/16£13£20£-6£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£15£14£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£45£25£20£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 11 years

www.westberks.foodbank.org.uk

trustees@westberks.foodbank.org.uk

01635872538

Charity Commission for England and WalesX
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Community food services
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • West Berkshire,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • People With Disabilities

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£240,309
Masonic Trust£2,000
Co-Operative Group£1,557
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Masonic Trust - MCF Matched Funding
£1,000 29/11/2022
Unrestricted matched funding in partnership with the local masonic province
The Trussell Trust - Grant to West Berks Foodbank
£5,000 11/10/2022
Emergency grant
The Trussell Trust - Grant to West Berks Foodbank
£155,250 31/03/2022
In-house benefits advice service (1x FTE)
Masonic Trust - MCF Matched Funding
£1,000 23/11/2021
Unrestricted matched funding in partnership with the local masonic province
Co-Operative Group - Grant to West Berks Foodbank
£1,557 23/10/2021
We aim to continue to support those in need of food throughout Covid-19 and beyond. Unemployment will sadly be a feature for many years to come, with many needing our help.
The Trussell Trust - Grant to West Berks foodbank
£40,029 10/12/2019
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Special Project Manager
The Trussell Trust - Grant to West Berks Foodbank
£40,029 10/12/2019
Special Project Manager
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (6)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 13/05/2013, number: 1151996
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
Filing Record
10 returns made; AR22: 16 days late, AR21: 53 days late,
Main office

23 Cowslip Crescent
THATCHAM
Berkshire
RG18 4DF

Objectives

TO RELIEVE PERSONS IN WEST BERKSHIRE AND LOCAL SURROUNDING AREAS WHO ARE IN CONDITIONS OF NEED, HARDSHIP OR DISTRESS BY PROVIDING FREE FOOD AND IN SUCH OTHER WAYS AS THE TRUSTEES FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FIT, THEREBY DEMONSTRATING THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST FOR ALL.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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