Finance Score: 7
Governance Score: 8
Support Score: 10
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Future income +5
  • No PartB
  • No conflicts policy: -1
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +7
Overall GiG Score: 25 ?

BARROW FOOD BANK LIMITED 

The relief of poverty in the Barrow in Furness area by providing food
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • 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

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£208£112£97n/an/an/an/an/a72
31/03/22£155£69£86n/an/an/an/an/a74
31/03/21£251£61£190n/an/an/an/an/a103
31/03/20£85£63£22n/an/an/an/an/a122
31/03/19£78£58£20n/an/an/an/an/a156
31/03/18£74£52£22£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£53£49£5£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£79£46£33£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£43£26£18£0£0£0n/a00

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

http://barrow.foodbank.org.uk/

info@barrowfoodbank.co.uk

01229466886

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies HouseX
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Community food services
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
Where it operates
  • Cumbria,
Who it helps
  • 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£63,902
HM Revenue & Customs£989
Masonic Trust£450
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Barrow Foodbank
£58,902 20/09/2023
21 hpw CA adviser and support costs
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Barrow Foodbank
£5,000 26/10/2022
Emergency grant
Masonic Trust - MCF Matched Funding
£450 20/01/2022
Unrestricted matched funding in partnership with the local masonic province
HM Revenue & Customs - SME Brexit Support Fund
£377 14/07/2021
Training Grant provided for Customs training purposes
HM Revenue & Customs - SME Brexit Support Fund
£612 21/06/2021
Training Grant provided for Customs training purposes
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Barrow Foodbank
£27,664 26/03/2019
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Citizens Advice service to food bank clients
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Barrow Foodbank
£10,374 26/03/2019
CAB advisor
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (6)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 40-83
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 05/07/2013, number: 1152753
  • Registered at Companies House on 30/01/2013, number: 08382130
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
9 returns made; all on time
Main office

C/O Abbey Road Baptist Church
Abbey Road
BARROW-IN-FURNESS
Cumbria
LA13 9BD

Objectives

THE CHARITY'S OBJECTS ('OBJECTS') ARE SPECIFCALLY RESTRICTED TO THE FOLLOWING: TO RELIEVE FINANCIAL HARDSHIP, SICKNESS AND NEED FOR PERSONS IN SOUTH WEST CUMBRIA, IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY BY THE PROVISION OF FOOD AND ADVICE.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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