Finance Score: -1
Governance Score: -5
Support Score: 8
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • No PartB
  • Very static board: -5
  • Large volunteers +5
  • Grant maker support: +3
Overall GiG Score: 2 ?

GRAPES HILL COMMUNITY GARDEN GROUP 

Providing local residents opportunities to learn or share horticultural skills. Design allows full use by wheelchair users. Free events enhance social cohesion by providing fun, education and entertainment for all age groups. Events include nature days, community lunches, celebrations of culture and free workshops. Anyone can visit the garden which is open every day of the year free of charge.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been very successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • There has been reasonable growth in spending over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board composition appears to be very static

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
Established: 10 years

http://www.grapeshillcommunitygarden.org

contact@grapeshillcommunitygarden.org

01603504495

Charity Commission for England and Wales
UN SDGs
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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£17£20£-2n/an/an/an/an/a20
31/12/21£15£19£-4n/an/an/an/an/a20
31/12/20£14£12£2n/an/an/an/an/a20
31/12/19£14£13£1n/an/an/an/an/a20
31/12/18£17£13£4£0£0£0n/a020
31/12/17£17£15£2£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/16£3£3£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/15£3£2£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/14*£2£2£1£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Listed activities
  • Disability
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
  • Recreation
How it operates
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
Where it operates
  • Norfolk,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind
Who works here?
  • Unknown number of employees
  • 20 volunteers

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.

Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Grapes Hill Community Garden
£250 28/08/2019
Grant to Grapes Hill Community Garden to cover the running costs of the community garden.
National Lottery Community Fund - Gardening for community well-being and building better intra-community
£37,500 01/07/2019
36
This organisation addresses health issues in the Mancroft district by providing regular opportunities for residents to take part in physical activity in the open air. It will use funding to expand ....more
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Grapes Hill Community Garden
£500 19/03/2019
Grapes Hill Community Garden Group brings people together to tackle loneliness, encourage integration, celebrate diversity and provide educational opportunities for all. The award was used towards ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Nature Connection in Inner City Norwich - for Refugees, Families
£10,000 21/02/2018
12
This project will deliver a series of gardening events and activities, particularly for families and refugees, where people will gain a greater understanding of how to grow crops whilst meeting new ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Expanding the Work of Grapes Hill Community Garden
£10,000 30/11/2016
12
This project will deliver a range of gardening based activities for the benefit of the local community, including migrant families and over 65’s. This will provide an opportunity for the local ....more

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 10/04/2014, number: 1156616
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Conflicting interests
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
9 returns made; AR14: 4 days late,
Main office

17 CONSTABLE ROAD
NORWICH
NR4 6RW

Objectives

1. TO PROVIDE FACILITIES FOR RECREATION OR OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION BY PROVIDING AN AREA FOR USE AS A COMMUNITY GARDEN AND OTHER ACTIVITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS IN GRAPES HILL AND THE SURROUNDS WHO HAVE NEED OF SUCH FACILITIES BY REASON OF THEIR YOUTH, AGE, INFIRMITY OR DISABLEMENT, FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES OR FOR THE PUBLIC AT LARGE IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THE CONDITION OF LIFE OF THE SAID INHABITANTS2. TO ADVANCE EDUCATION FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT PARTICULARLY BY PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEARNING ABOUT HORTICULTURE IN AND AROUND THE COMMUNITY GARDEN

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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