Finance Score: 2
Governance Score: 5
Support Score: 8
  • Strong growth: +2
  • No PartB
  • No conflicts policy: -1
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +5
Overall GiG Score: 15 ?

WEST NORTHUMBERLAND FOOD BANK 

West Northumberland Food Bank's activities are generally to provide emergency food supplies to people throughout West Northumberland, plus signposting and Welfare Rights Advocacy to help beneficiaries move out of Food Poverty quicker. Hardship Grants can be made to individuals and Small Grants can be awarded to organisations active in tackling poverty.
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 multiple prominent grant makers, including a Community Foundation, recently
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity does not have a Conflict of Interests policy
  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
Established: 10 years

www.westnorthumberlandfoodbank.org.uk

getintouch@westnorthumberlandfoodbank.org.uk

01434 700068

Charity Commission for England and WalesFacebook
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
30/09/22£272£227£44n/an/an/an/an/a65
30/09/21£129£95£34n/an/an/an/an/a46
30/09/20£156£62£94n/an/an/an/an/a35
30/09/19£55£54£1n/an/an/an/an/a50
30/09/18£62£50£12£0£0£0n/a060
30/09/17£51£37£14£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/16£29£29£0£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/15£27£21£6£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
What it does
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
Who works here?
  • 65 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Northumberland,

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
County Durham Community Foundation£9,900
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd£8,000
Masonic Trust£7,000
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland£5,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Masonic Trust - MCF Matched Funding
£5,000 28/02/2023
Unrestricted matched funding in partnership with the local masonic province
County Durham Community Foundation - Grant to West Northumberland Food Bank
£3,900 14/09/2022
o support the work of the foodbank.
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to West Northumberland Food Bank
£5,000 20/01/2022
The organisations charitable activities
Masonic Trust - MCF Matched Funding
£2,000 07/12/2021
Unrestricted matched funding in partnership with the local masonic province
County Durham Community Foundation - Foodbank
£2,000 01/07/2021
Towards running costs of a helpline and delivery service.
County Durham Community Foundation - Towards the work of the foodbank
£4,000 29/09/2020
Towards the work of the foodbank
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Providing food and other essentials to people affected by the COVID-19 outbreak
£4,000 09/04/2020
Providing food and other essentials to people affected by the COVID-19 outbreak
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - providing food and other essentials to people affected by the COVID-19 outbreak
£4,000 09/04/2020
providing food and other essentials to people affected by the COVID-19 outbreak
National Lottery Community Fund - Together we make a difference
£9,928 09/08/2018
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The organisation will recruit ten additional volunteer support workers and provide training, in preparation for the introduction of Universal Credit in December. This will allow for extra food bank ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£5,000 23/10/2017
West Northumberland Food Bank Targeted Support Service
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - More than Food Targeted Support project
£3,500 23/08/2017
More than Food Targeted Support project
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - To support the salary costs for the benefits advice and support worker including the volunteer training and development
£3,000 29/09/2016
To support the salary costs for the benefits advice and support worker including the volunteer training and development
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (6)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 5/6 persons

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 19/08/2014, number: 1158289
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Investment
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
8 returns made; all on time
Main office

Unit 2, Adapt Business Hub
Burn Lane
Hexham
NE46 3HY

Objectives

THE PREVENTATION OR RELIEF OF POVERTY IN WEST NORTHUMBERLAND IN PARTICULAR, BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY, BY PROVIDING EMERGENCY FOOD SUPPLIES AND RELATED PROVISIONS TO INDIVIDUALS IN NEED AND TO CHARITIES OR OTHER ORGANISATIONS WORKING TO PREVENT OR RELIEVE POVERTY.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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