Finance Score: 2
Governance Score: -1
Support Score: 13
  • Strong growth: +2
  • No PartB
  • Only 4 Trustees: -1
  • Large volunteers +5
  • Grant maker support: +8
Overall GiG Score: 14 ?

COLCHESTER FOODBANK 

The Foodbank exists to prevent or relieve poverty in Colchester and the surrounding area, in particular but not exclusively, by providing emergency food supplies to individuals with assessed short-term need and/or to charities or other organisations working towards the same aims.
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

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • There are only 4 trustees

Financial issues to consider:

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

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£382£209£173n/an/an/an/an/a300
31/12/21£258£124£133n/an/an/an/an/a275
31/12/20£394£144£250n/an/an/an/an/a241
31/12/19£97£71£26n/an/an/an/an/a150
31/12/18£77£42£35£0£0£0n/a0100
31/12/17£37£36£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/16£50£45£5£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/15£38£47£-9£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/14£52£41£11£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/13£25£13£12£0£0£0n/a00

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

www.colchester.foodbank.org.uk

julierusiecki@colchester.foodbank.org.uk

01206515508

Charity Commission for England and WalesX
UN SDGs
?
Listed activities
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Community food services
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Essex,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin
  • 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
The Trussell Trust£134,235
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs£52,500
Essex Community Foundation£14,850
CAF£2,500
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Masonic Trust - MCF Matched Funding
£500 09/01/2023
Unrestricted matched funding in partnership with the local masonic province
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Colchester Foodbank
£5,000 11/10/2022
Emergency grant
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Colchester Foodbank
£74,199 09/05/2022
Community Organiser and Senior Community Organiser (both 0.6 fte) plus associated project costs
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Colchester Foodbank
£50,035 25/03/2022
2x 0.6 FTE specialist CA advisors (1x welfare benefits; 1x debt)
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Covid-19 Food Charity Grant Scheme
£30,000 03/06/2020
The aim of this activity is to provide immediate support for a limited period of time to keep food charities and front-line charities that provide food aid open and supporting those most vulnerable ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Covid-19 Food Charity Grant Scheme
£22,500 03/06/2020
The aim of this activity is to provide immediate support for a limited period of time to keep food charities and front-line charities that provide food aid open and supporting those most vulnerable ....more
CAF - Grant to Colchester Foodbank
£2,500 27/04/2020
3
Grant to Colchester Foodbank to support the organisation through COVID19
Essex Community Foundation - Grant to Colchester Foodbank
£14,850 02/04/2020
to provide additional staff time, volunteer expenses and purchase food to enable a timely response to COVID19 pandemic
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Colchester Foodbank
£5,000 30/03/2020
CV emergency costs: salary costs
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Colchester Foodbank
£30,065 23/12/2018
36
Part-time food bank warehouse supervisor
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Colchester Foodbank
£30,065 12/12/2018
P/t warehouse supervisor
Essex Community Foundation - Contribute to Colchester Foodbank warehouse costs
£3,100 22/02/2018
12
Towards the warehouse costs of a Foodbank helping people in crisis in the Colchester district
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (4)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 12/06/2013, number: 1152387
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
10 returns made; all on time
Main office

1 The Mews
35 Harwich Road
COLCHESTER
CO4 3BP

Objectives

THE OBJECTS OF THE CHARITY (‘THE OBJECTS’) ARE:THE PREVENTION OR RELIEF OF POVERTY IN COLCHESTER AND THE SURROUNDING AREA, IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY BY PROVIDING EMERGENCY FOOD SUPPLIES TO INDIVIDUALS IN NEED AND/OR CHARITIES OR OTHER ORGANISATIONS WORKING TO PREVENT OR RELIEVE POVERTY.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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