Overall Score: 13 based on 10 data points
Finance: 2
Governance: 3
Support: 8
(no PartB)
Strong growth: +2,
No volunteer policy: -2, No conflicts policy: -1, Dynamic board: +3, Gender balanced board: +3,
Large volunteers +5, Supporters: +3

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
  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • 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
  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
Established: 11 years

www.westberks.foodbank.org.uk

trustees@westberks.foodbank.org.uk

01635872538

Charity Commission for England and WalesTwitter
UN SDGs
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Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income Spending Surplus/
Deficit
Volun-
teers
31/03/22£132,595£97,032£35,563140
31/03/21£205,307£103,487£101,820120
31/03/20£53,796£27,585£26,211157
31/03/19£18,470£16,401£2,069125
31/03/18£17,453£13,200£4,25398
31/03/17£7,872£15,688£-7,8160
01/04/16£13,332£19,775£-6,4430
31/03/15£15,040£14,243£7970
31/03/14£44,774£24,719£20,0550

No information about staff salaries has been filed, which means that no-one was paid more than £60,000 in the latest financial year
What it does
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
Who works here?
  • 140 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • People With Disabilities
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • West Berkshire,

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£80,059
Masonic Charitable Foundation£2,000
Co-operative Group£1,557
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Masonic Charitable Foundation
£1,000 29/11/2022
Unrestricted matched funding in partnership with the local masonic province
Masonic Charitable Foundation
£1,000 23/11/2021
Unrestricted matched funding in partnership with the local masonic province
Co-operative Group
£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
£40,029 10/12/2019
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Special Project Manager
The Trussell Trust
£40,029 10/12/2019
Special Project Manager

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (5)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 13/05/2013, number: 1151996
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
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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