Finance Score: 2
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 8
  • Strong growth: +2
  • No PartB
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +5
  • Grant maker support: +3
Overall GiG Score: 13 ?

TAUNTON FOODBANK 

To help relief poverty in Taunton Deane by receiving and distributing food.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been very 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
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of gender

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£150£73£77n/an/an/an/an/a100
31/03/22£125£57£69n/an/an/an/an/a70
31/03/21£148£48£100n/an/an/an/an/a60
31/03/20£50£54£-3n/an/an/an/an/a70
31/03/19£53£35£18n/an/an/an/an/a130
31/03/18£39£25£15£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£23£23£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£11£15£-3£0£0£0n/a00

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

www.taunton.foodbank.org.uk

info@taunton.foodbank.org.uk

01823270316

Charity Commission for England and Wales
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Community food services
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
Where it operates
  • Somerset,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin
  • 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 Trussell Trust£9,515
Somerset Community Foundation£2,000
CAF£1,843
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Taunton Foodbank
£5,000 02/11/2022
Emergency grant
CAF - Grant to Taunton Foodbank
£1,843 24/06/2020
Grant to Taunton Foodbank to support the organisation through COVID19
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Taunton Foodbank
£4,515 30/03/2020
Extra hours, 3 staff for 3 months
Somerset Community Foundation - COVID19 Emergency food bank funding
£2,000 25/03/2020
Funding to help a food bank with increased demand due to coronavirus

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 11/08/2015, number: 1163094
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • 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
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
8 returns made; all on time
Main office

Unit 4 Belvedere Trading Estate
TAUNTON
TA1 1BH

Objectives

TO RELIEVE PERSONS IN TAUNTON DEANE, SOMERSET AND THE SURROUNDING AREA THAT ARE IN FINANCIAL HARDSHIP IN SUCH WAYS AS THE TRUSTEES FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FIT, IN PARTICULAR, BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY BY:A) PROVIDING EMERGENCY FOOD, ESSENTIAL TOILETRIES, AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS TO INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES IN NEED AND/OR FOR DISTRIBUTION BY CHARITIES OR OTHER ORGANISATIONS WORKING TO PREVENT OR RELIEVE POVERTYB) SUCH OTHER MEANS INCLUDING (BUT NOT LIMITED TO) THE PROVISION OF SUPPORT OR SIGNPOSTING TO RELEVANT INFORMATION AND OTHER ADVISORY SERVICES.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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