Finance Score: 5
Governance Score: 2
Support Score: 9
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Strong growth: +2
  • No conflicts policy: -1
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +6
Overall GiG Score: 16 ?

BLACKPOOL FOOD BANK 

To relieve financial hardship and to promote and preserve goodhealth amongst the general public in the Blackpool area by theprovision of funds, food, goods and services of any kind as deemedappropriate by the trustees
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • 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
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government
  • The Board appears to be dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity is not recognised by HMRC for Gift Aid according to its latest published return
  • This charity does not have a Conflict of Interests policy
  • Over half the Board have joined recently

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£876£675£201£0£900£69412.37150
31/12/21£863£676£187£0£556£5099545
31/12/20£486£250£236n/an/an/an/an/a45
31/12/19£302£260£42n/an/an/an/an/a50
31/12/18*£49£22£27£0£0£0n/a045
31/12/17£29£25£4£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/16*£21£15£6£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/15£8£10£-3£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/14£12£4£8£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 0%
Liabilities/Income: 0%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 77%
Reserves/Spending: 12.3 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 13 months
Quick Ratio: INF
Asset Split ?
Established: 11 years

www.blackpoolfoodbank.co.uk

info@blackpoolfoodbank.co.uk

01253 358842

Charity Commission for England and Wales
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
  • Blackpool,
Who it helps
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • 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
National Lottery Community Fund£549,676
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs£144,936
DCMS£60,595
Cheshire Community Foundation£1,007
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Cheshire Community Foundation - Social Action Development
£1,007 20/12/2022
Social Action Development
Masonic Trust - MCF Matched Funding
£450 15/02/2022
Unrestricted matched funding in partnership with the local masonic province
National Lottery Community Fund - Blackpool Food Bank
£493,000 26/01/2021
35
Blackpool Food Bank provides food to homeless people in the area as well as vulnerable groups like veterans and refugees. Funding will enable Blackpool Food Bank to tackle food poverty and its root ....more
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£60,595 29/09/2020
"The fund aims to:1) To reduce closures of essential charities that provide essential services to vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 crisis by ensuring they have the financial resources to ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Covid-19 Food Charity Grant Scheme
£72,468 17/06/2020
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
£72,468 17/06/2020
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
National Lottery Community Fund - Feeding Blackpool
£56,676 11/05/2020
5
A foodbank project which has seen a huge increase in demand since lockdown. The organisation has adapted services by providing hot meals to formerly homeless people who are now housed in B&Bs ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - The Springfield Project
£9,997 31/05/2018
12
Funding will be used to fit out the additional space that the foodbank has aquired with shelving and freezers. This is additional storage space will enable the group to accept more donations ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 27/08/2013, number: 1153538
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
9 returns made; AR18: 13 days late, AR16: 24 days late,
Main office

Unit 2
Holly Close
Whitehills Business Park
BLACKPOOL
FY4 5QP

Objectives

TO RELIEVE FINANCIAL HARDSHIP AND TO PROMOTE AND PRESERVE GOOD HEALTH AMONGST THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN THE BLACKPOOL AREA BY THE PROVISION OF FUNDS, FOOD, GOODS AND SERVICES OF ANY KIND AS DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE TRUSTEES

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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