Finance Score: 6
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 9
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Excess reserves: -2
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +9
Overall GiG Score: 21 ?

NEWCASTLE FOODBANK 

provision of food parcels for people in crisis
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 gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • This charity has substantial assets and unrestricted reserves of £1,839,376 available, equivalent to 28 months of spending and so may not be able to utilise additional funding

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£1,466£780£686£2£1,984£1,83928.3886
31/03/22£833£483£350£1£1,298£1,29432.1680
31/03/21£1,378£783£594£0£1,006£99915.3678
31/03/20£586£396£190£0£411£37211.3580
31/03/19£479£389£90n/an/an/an/an/a80
31/03/18£375£297£77£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17?£242£258£-17£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/16£154£123£31£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/15£88£83£5£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/14£60£44£16£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0.1%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0.2%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 6%
Liabilities/Income: 9%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 93%
Reserves/Spending: 28.3 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 29 months
Quick Ratio: 15
Asset Split ?
Established: 11 years

http://newcastlewestend.foodbank.org.uk/

ceo.wefb@gmail.com

01912753019

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Community food services
How it operates
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne City,
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
The Trussell Trust£525,357
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd£16,498
CAF£10,000
National Lottery Community Fund£10,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Newcastle West End Foodbank
£29,634 25/10/2023
New warehouse fit out including racking, fork lift truck, cold room and picking list racking
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Newcastle West End Foodbank
£31,825 23/10/2023
Interpreter Services Coordinator, 2 years, 22.5hpw
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Newcastle West End Foodbank
£5,000 13/10/2022
Emergency grant
County Durham Community Foundation - Food supplies
£750 13/05/2022
To support the foodbank.
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Newcastle West End Foodbank
£155,250 31/03/2022
0.5 FTE Fiscus adviser and 1 FTE Advocacy & Wellbeing Support Worker (in house)
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Newcastle West End Foodbank
£141,587 03/12/2021
OLM role + team costs
Masonic Trust - MCF Matched Funding
£2,000 02/12/2021
Unrestricted matched funding in partnership with the local masonic province
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Newcastle West End Foodbank
£96,748 26/10/2021
Part of existing service, expanded to include 0.5 FTE specialist adviser (FISCUS Sunderland) for 3 years.
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to The Bede Foodbank T/A Newcastle West End Foodbank
£1,000 22/04/2021
The organisation's charitable purposes
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to The Bede Foodbank T/A Newcastle West End Foodbank
£500 15/04/2021
The organisation's charitable purposes
CAF - Grant to Newcastle West End food bank (Bede Foodbank)
£10,000 22/05/2020
3
Grant to Newcastle West End food bank (Bede Foodbank) to support the organisation through COVID19
National Lottery Community Fund - Meeting the extra demand for food parcels
£10,000 15/05/2020
12
The funding will be used to scale up operational and logistical processes to enable the food bank to meet the increased demand for food parcels from families hardest hit during COVID-19 pandemic. ....more
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Providing food and other essentials to people affected by the COVID-19 outbreak
£5,000 09/04/2020
Providing food and other essentials to people affected by the COVID-19 outbreak
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - providing food and other essentials to people affected by the COVID-19 outbreak
£5,000 09/04/2020
providing food and other essentials to people affected by the COVID-19 outbreak
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - The provision of food and support to vulnerable families with children
£3,500 09/04/2020
The provision of food and support to vulnerable families with children
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Providing advocacy training for the foodbank volunteers at the Bede Foodbank, Newcastle.
£2,998 28/02/2020
Providing advocacy training for the foodbank volunteers at the Bede Foodbank, Newcastle.
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Newcastle West End Foodbank
£27,658 10/12/2019
24
Administrator/Assistant 30hpw
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Newcastle West End Foodbank
£27,658 10/12/2019
Administrator/Assistant 30hpw
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Purchasing a greenhouse and equipment for the foodbank kitchen garden
£2,885 05/11/2019
Purchasing a greenhouse and equipment for the foodbank kitchen garden
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Newcastle West End Foodbank
£4,999 30/10/2019
12
Warehouse equipment
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Newcastle West End Foodbank
£4,999 30/10/2019
Warehouse equipment
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Newcastle West End Foodbank
£4,464 15/05/2019
12
Digital equipment
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Newcastle West End Foodbank
£4,464 15/05/2019
Digital equipment
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Kitchen equipment upgrade.
£2,688 13/05/2019
Kitchen equipment upgrade.
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Kitchen garden project
£2,930 19/11/2018
Kitchen garden project
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Towards For staffing to implement new policies and procedures and to maintain distribution
£9,480 24/03/2016
Towards For staffing to implement new policies and procedures and to maintain distribution
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Bede Foodbank t/a Newcastle West End Foodbank
£9,480 24/03/2016
12
towards one year's running costs of a project providing food and support to disadvantaged people in Newcastle upon Tyne
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Towards Provision of after-school meals for families
£5,000 08/12/2015
Towards Provision of after-school meals for families
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 6/7 persons

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 01/07/2013, number: 1152656
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Campaigns and political activity 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
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from NORTH EAST HELP LINK TRUST LIMITED on 28/11/2023
Main office

The Bede Foodbank
Newcastle West End Foodbank
The Foodbank Centre
Benwell Lane
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE15 6LX

Objectives

The objectives of the CIO are:3.1. The prevention or relief of poverty in Newcastle upon Tyne and surrounding areas, in particular but not exclusively by providing emergency food parcels and welfare services to individuals in need and/or charities or other organisations working to prevent or relieve poverty.3.2. To do any other thing consistent with the primary purpose of the charity as described above.Nothing in this constitution shall authorise an application of property of the CIO for the purposes which are not charitable.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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