Finance Score: 2
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 12
  • Strong growth: +2
  • No PartB
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +5
  • Grant maker support: +7
Overall GiG Score: 20 ?

GROW CARDIFF 

Grow Cardiff is a charity that promotes and enables people to grow their own food, through our community allotment to our outreach work across Cardiff we are a passionate organisation that aims to change the way we think about food.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been very successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • The charity has received backing from a grant maker
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of gender and dynamic in terms of composition
  • This charity is based in an area of extremely high deprivation

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£211£169£42n/an/an/an/an/a250
31/03/22£129£101£28n/an/an/an/an/a145
31/03/21£89£77£12n/an/an/an/an/a1,110
31/03/20£77£66£11n/an/an/an/an/a800
31/03/19£37£42£-6n/an/an/an/an/a12
31/03/18£56£41£15£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£43£35£8£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£13£12£0£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 9 years

https://www.growcardiff.org/

info@growcardiff.org

07403583705

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Education/Training
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Allotments & gardens
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Cardiff,
  • This charity is based in an area of extremely high deprivation
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • 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
The Fore£30,000
National Lottery Community Fund£19,735
DCMS£10,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Riverside Community Garden
£9,781 25/07/2023
Grow Cardiff will spend £9781 to improve their Volunteers' mental health with outdoor social and learning experiences based around gardening and sustainability. The grant will pay for staff ....more
The Fore - Grant to Grow Cardiff
£30,000 01/04/2023
36
Grow Cardiff is a tenacious, award winning, grassroots charity. They’re making a lasting difference to the health and wellbeing of local people through community gardening. The charity empowers ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Growing Companions
£9,954 01/07/2021
Grow Cardiff will use £9954 to offer a social prescribing scheme for people to take part in community growing sessions that address their health wellbeing and isolation.
DCMS - VSCE CMC Fund
£10,000 06/10/2020
NET, Comic Relief and Children in Need will use this funding to provide: increased support to vulnerable people and hidden groups, thus reducing the burden on public services; reach local grassroots ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Inspired to Grow
£8,550 29/05/2018
12
Inspired to Grow
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Grow Cardiff
£7,926 29/11/2017
We want to transform a bowling green into a thriving community garden for children from adjacent special needs schools and local people.
Nesta - AC00674
£15,000 08/08/2017
7
Y Lab - Innovate to Save programme grant to Grow Cardiff Grant Ref AC00674
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (9)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 8/9 persons

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 08/05/2015, number: 1161591
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
  • Engaging external speakers at charity events policy and procedures
  • 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
8 returns made; all on time
Main office

Grow Cardiff
460 Cowbridge Road West
CARDIFF
CF5 5BZ

Objectives

TO PROMOTE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE INHABITANTS OF CARDIFF AND THE SURROUNDING AREA THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES FOR RECREATION OR OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION OF INDIVIDUALS 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 INHABITANTS, IN PARTICULAR BY THE PROVISION OF A COMMUNITY GARDEN AND OTHER LOCAL FOOD INITIATIVES, LAND AND COMMUNITY GROWING PROJECTS AND THE PROVISION OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWING AND VOLUNTEERING.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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