Finance Score: 1
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 3
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Deficit latest year: -2
  • Good reserves: +1
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gov Income
  • Grant maker support: +3
Overall GiG Score: 7 ?


The Charity operates for the benefit of necessitous Church of England clergy in the Dioceses of Durham and Newcastle, and for charitable purposes connected with Lincoln College Oxford. It also makes a number of small annual payments to organisations and for purposes set out in the will of the founder of 1721.
Analysis by Giving is Great


  • The charity has received Government grants
  • This charity has an endowment fund which generates most of its income
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • The Board appears to be dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • Income was significantly lower than spending in the latest year but the charity has substantial reserves available

Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
Cost £k
Funds £k
Funds £k
Staff Volun-

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 2%
Liabilities/Income: 60%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 8%
Reserves/Spending: 17.7 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: -1 months
Quick Ratio: 0.6
Asset Split ?
Established: 61 years

01388 604515

Charity Commission for England and Wales
Listed activities
  • Education/Training
  • Religious Activities
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Christian congregations
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Individuals
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
Where it operates
  • Durham, Newcastle Upon Tyne City, Northumberland, Oxfordshire,
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups

Who's supporting them? ?

We have no records of donations from grant makers.

How is it governed?

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 02/10/1963, number: 1155101
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Investment
  • Risk management
Filing Record
9 returns made; all on time
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from LORD CREWES CHARITY - APPRENTICESHIP FUND on 14/06/2023
  • Asset transfer in from LORD CREWE'S DURHAM EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION on 14/06/2023
Main office

Lord Crewe's Charity
Cuthbert House


The objects of the CIO are, for the benefit of the public:3.1.1 The advancement of Christian religion by:(a) augmenting the stipends of necessitous clergy and their dependants in the Dioceses of Durham and Newcastle, particularly for the education of their children, and assisting them in other demonstrable charitable need;(b) the repair or construction of churches, chancels and parsonages in any ecclesiastical parish in which the charity owns land or to which the charity has the right of presentation to the benefice; and(c) providing financial support to Anglican clergy of various ecclesiastical parishes as determined by the trustees from time to time for religious education within those parishes.3.1.2 The relief of poverty by:(a) providing financial and other forms of charitable relief for the general benefit of the inhabitants of the Dioceses of Durham and Newcastle, giving preference to people and groups resident in parishes where the charity owns land or has the right of presentation to the benefice.3.1.3 The advancement of education by:(a) providing financial subsidies to university students at Lincoln College at the University of Oxford, or for any other charitable purposes connected with Lincoln College; and(b) providing other financial subsidies to educational institutions, whether in the ecclesiastical parish in which the charity owns land or has the right of presentation to the benefice or otherwise, specifically including the City of Durham.3.1.4 The relief of sickness (including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) by providing such assistance (financial and otherwise) to such beneficiaries resident in the Dioceses of Durham and Newcastle as the trustees shall from time to time decide.3.1.5 For other charitable purposes which the trustees shall from time to time determine for the benefit of residents of the ecclesiastical parishes in which the charity owns land or to which the charity has the right of presentation to the benefice.

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