Finance Score: 2
Governance Score: 5
Support Score: 9
  • Strong growth: +2
  • No PartB
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Mainly female board: -1
  • Grant maker support: +9
Overall GiG Score: 16 ?

GREEN SYNERGY 

Mission:

Green Synergy’s mission to use community gardening, city farming and eco-therapies to help people come together to socialise, learn and thrive
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • 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
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board is predominantly female

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£326£314£12n/an/an/an/an/a37
31/03/22£743£216£527£2£632£744.1925
31/03/21£211£148£63n/an/an/an/an/a10
31/03/20£158£148£10n/an/an/an/an/a5
31/03/19£123£133£-10n/an/an/an/an/a11
31/03/18£115£105£10£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17*£103£125£-21£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16*£108£94£14£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£92£66£26£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£58£44£14£0£0£0n/a00

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

www.greensynergy.org.uk

info@greensynergy.org.uk

01522533077

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What it does
Green Synergy is a Lincoln based charity, which uses the positive medium of gardening to help people come together to socialise, learn and thrive. Our work is focused in Lincoln's most disadvantaged communities and with isolated and vulnerable groups.
Listed activities
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Land or water management
How it operates
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Lincolnshire,
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
National Lottery Community Fund£342,843
BBC Children in Need£100,650
Lloyds Bank Foundation£72,160
Lincolnshire Community Foundation£6,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Lloyds Bank Foundation - One off gift towards cost of living crisis to Green Synergy
£2,250 14/12/2022
One off gift to support with the cost of living crisis
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Green Synergy
£500 20/10/2022
0
‘Cost of Living uplift: £500 to help projects meet their rising costs and respond to increased demand 31/10/2022’
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Green Synergy
£50,000 02/12/2021
24
Unrestricted grant over two years towards the core costs of Green Synergy
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Green Synergy
£100,150 10/08/2021
This project will deliver nature based afterschool and holiday activities to children and young people experiencing local deprivation. The activities will result in improved mental wellbeing, better ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Green Synergy- Organisational Development
£322,847 29/04/2021
The group will use the funding to support organisational development and the delivery of mental health and environmental projects at their community garden on Lincoln’s Tower Estate. The funding ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Green Synergy Running Costs
£10,000 22/01/2021
11
The funding will be used by the project to contribute toward its core costs including: management administration and overheard to ensure it can run to full capacity. The funding will allow the ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Variation grant to Green Synergy
£5,000 23/07/2020
Grant to Green Synergy meeting the additional costs of adapting services, premises or implementing other safety measures in response to the Covid pandemic.
Lincolnshire Community Foundation - Green Synergy Lincoln Covid Project
£3,000 09/05/2020
Ongoing support/family packs/befriending
Lincolnshire Community Foundation - Green Synergy Lincoln Covid Project
£3,000 09/05/2020
Ongoing support/family packs/befriending
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Green Synergy
£14,910 20/11/2019
12
The grant will support backfill and consultancy costs to enable this mental health charity to develop its business plan, theory of change and communications strategy.
National Lottery Community Fund - Sowing Seeds for Success
£9,996 05/09/2019
12
The funding will be used to improve this charity's infrastructure. The project aims to improve service delivery and enhance the way in which it supports people who are experiencing mental health ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Green Synergy
£55,102 27/06/2018
36
This project will contribute to a community children's garden and provide weekly activities for children living in an area of poverty. The aims are to raise aspirations and improve confidence and ....more
Power to Change - Green Synergy
£14,965 01/03/2017
16
Grant to Green Synergy
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (5)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 43-66
  • RYAN MCCORMICK Appointed: 2024, Occupation: Owner, Designer And Site Manager
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 20/09/2013, number: 1153883
  • Registered at Companies House on 12/02/2013, number: 08399741
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment 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; AR17: 1 days late, AR16: 2 days late,
Main office

49 Roman Pavement
LINCOLN
LN2 5RD

Objectives

1)TO DEVELOP THE CAPACITY AND SKILLS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES OF LINCOLN IN SUCH A WAY THAT THEY ARE BETTER ABLE TO IDENTIFY, AND HELP MEET, THEIR NEEDS AND TO PARTICIPATE MORE FULLY IN SOCIETY. 2)TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC IN LINCOLN BY:(A) THE PRESERVATION, CONSERVATION AND THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE PRUDENT USE OF RESOURCES;(B) THE RELIEF OF POVERTY AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE IN SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES;(C) THE PROMOTION OF SUSTAINABLE MEANS OF ACHIEVING ECONOMIC GROWTH AND REGENERATION.SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT MEANS “DEVELOPMENT WHICH MEETS THE NEEDS OF THE PRESENT WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE ABILITY OF FUTURE GENERATIONS TO MEET THEIR OWN NEEDS. 3)TO PROMOTE SOCIAL INCLUSION FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT IN LINCOLN BY PREVENTING PEOPLE FROM BECOMING SOCIALLY EXCLUDED, RELIEVING THE NEEDS OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE SOCIALLY EXCLUDED AND ASSISTING THEM TO INTEGRATE INTO SOCIETY. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS CLAUSE ‘SOCIALLY EXCLUDED’ MEANS BEING EXCLUDED FROM SOCIETY, OR PARTS OF SOCIETY, AS A RESULT OF ONE OF MORE OF THE FOLLOWING FACTORS: UNEMPLOYMENT; FINANCIAL HARDSHIP; YOUTH OR OLD AGE; ILL HEALTH (PHYSICAL OR MENTAL); SUBSTANCE ABUSE OR DEPENDENCY INCLUDING ALCOHOL AND DRUGS; DISCRIMINATION ON THE GROUNDS OF SEX, RACE, DISABILITY, ETHNIC ORIGIN, RELIGION, BELIEF, CREED, SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR GENDER RE-ASSIGNMENT; POOR EDUCATIONAL OR SKILLS ATTAINMENT; RELATIONSHIP AND FAMILY BREAKDOWN; POOR HOUSING (THAT IS HOUSING THAT DOES NOT MEET BASIC HABITABLE STANDARDS; CRIME (EITHER AS A VICTIM OF CRIME OR AS AN OFFENDER REHABILITATING INTO SOCIETY). 4)THE PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF GOOD HEALTH IN LINCOLN IN PARTICULAR BY THE PROVISION OF OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE IN THERAPEUTIC HORTICULTURE AND AGRICULTURE. 5)TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC IN LINCOLN IN HORTICULTURE, AGRICULTURE AND CONSERVATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT. 6)TO PROVIDE OR ASSIST IN THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE FOR RECREATION OR OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION OF INDIVIDUALS IN LINCOLN WHO HAVE NEED OF SUCH FACILITIES BY REASON OF THEIR YOUTH, AGE INFIRMITY OR DISABILITY, FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OR SOCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE.WHILE OUR PRIMARY TARGET AREA IS CITY OF LINCOLN WE WILL DELIVER THESE OBJECTIVES OUTSIDE OF THIS AREA WHERE AND WHEN REQUIRED.

Defined Area of Benefit:

LOCAL

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase

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