Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 5
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • No PartB
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +2
Overall GiG Score: 11 ?

OXFORD CHURCHES DEBT CENTRE 

Several Oxford churches together share the responsibility of running a debt help centre on behalf of Christians Against Poverty. We help people who are in debt, to work their way out of debt. We are Christians but work with people of any faith or none.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • The charity has received modest backing from a grant maker recently
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending

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£75£85£-9n/an/an/an/an/a50
31/03/22£82£85£-3n/an/an/an/an/a50
31/03/21£97£70£27n/an/an/an/an/a50
31/03/20£68£76£-8n/an/an/an/an/a100
31/03/19£77£50£27n/an/an/an/an/a100
31/03/18£53£49£3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£56£36£20£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£32£36£-4£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£47£27£19£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 10 years

oxchdc@gmail.com

07801448929

Charity Commission for England and Wales
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Education/Training
  • Religious Activities
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Legal & financial advice
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
Where it operates
  • Oxfordshire,
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
Garfield Weston Foundation£11,000
The Grocers' Charity£4,000
Oxfordshire Community Foundation£2,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£5,000 09/12/2022
Debt Centre - Core Funding
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£6,000 01/10/2021
Revenue Grant - Core Funding
The Grocers' Charity - 2021 - Oxford Churches Debt Centre
£4,000 17/11/2020
Towards core costs to fund a debt coach for one day per week for twelve months supporting up to 120 beneficiaries.
Oxfordshire Community Foundation - Ongoing running costs
£2,000 06/10/2020
5
Using funds towards our ongoing running costs and to support increase of clients using our debt help service.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£5,000 13/06/2018
Debt Coach Expansion

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (5)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 18/02/2014, number: 1155834
Gift Aid
  • 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
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
9 returns made; all on time
Main office

26 Trinity Street
OXFORD
OX1 1TY

Objectives

(A)THE RELIEF OF POVERTY FOR PERSONS LIVING IN AND AROUND OXFORD WHO ARE IN CONDITIONS OF NEED,HARDSHIP OR DISTRESS BY REASON OF THEIR SOCIAL AND OR ECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES BY PROVIDING ADVICE AND OTHER SERVICES AS THE TRUSTEES MAY FROM TIME TO TIME THINK IT;(B)THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC LIVING IN AND AROUND OXFORD IN ALL MATTERS RELATING TO THE MANAGEMENT OF THEIR PERSONAL FINANCES AS THE TRUSTEES MAY FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FIT;(C)THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH THROUGH CARE,COMPASSION AND RELEVANT PRACTICAL AND SPIRITUAL HELP AS THE TRUSTEES MAY FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FIT.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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