Finance Score: 1
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 7
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • No PartB
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +5
  • Grant maker support: +2
Overall GiG Score: 11 ?

DURHAM CITY OF SANCTUARY 

We are part of the nationwide City of Sanctuary movement. Based in County Durham, we work to build opportunities for introductions and friendship between sanctuary seekers and local people, helping new arrivals to integrate into our communities. Our aim is to create a culture of welcome for people seeking sanctuary from war and persecution.
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
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government
  • 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
Established: 8 years

durham.cityofsanctuary.org

info@durham.cityofsanctuary.org

0191 3345769

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
05/04/23£60£26£34n/an/an/an/an/a150
05/04/22£18£20£-1n/an/an/an/an/a150
05/04/21£8£12£-4n/an/an/an/an/a40
05/04/20£37£24£13n/an/an/an/an/a50
05/04/19*£28£8£20n/an/an/an/an/a50
05/04/18£11£22£-11£0£0£0n/a00
05/04/17*£18£9£9£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Listed activities
  • General Charitable Purposes
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Individuals
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Durham,
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups
Who works here?
  • Unknown number of employees
  • 150 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
County Durham Community Foundation - Durham City of Sanctuary
£6,512 14/09/2022
To support the Durham City of Sanctuary.
County Durham Community Foundation - Ukrainian resettlement support
£1,600 29/07/2022
Ukrainian resettlement support.
National Lottery Community Fund - Schools Education Project
£5,470 08/02/2017
12
The project will work with theatre group Cap-a-Pie to deliver a programme of theatrical activities to local primary school children and a community performance exploring issues about asylum-seekers ....more

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (12)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 10/12 persons

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 01/08/2016, number: 1168523
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • 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
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
7 returns made; AR19: 6 days late, AR17: 198 days late,
Main office

St. Aidans College
Windmill Hill
Durham
DH1 3LJ

Objectives

TO ADVANCE EDUCATION, RELIEVE FINANCIAL HARDSHIP AND DISTRESS AMONGST ASYLUM-SEEKERS AND THOSE GRANTED REFUGEE STATUS IN DURHAM, AND TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE ISSUES RELATING TO REFUGEES AND ASYLUM-SEEKERS, IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY BY:A) PROMOTING THE INCLUSION, INTEGRATION AND WELFARE OF REFUGEES AND ASYLUM-SEEKERS, BY ENCOURAGING A PUBLIC COMMITMENT TO BECOMING A PLACE OF WELCOME AND SAFETY THROUGH THE PROVISION OF INFORMATION, ADVICE AND SUPPORT AS SHALL BE THOUGHT FIT;B) ENCOURAGING, SUPPORTING AND LIAISING WITH DURHAM COUNTY COUNCIL, OTHER SERVICE PROVIDERS, LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND VOLUNTARY, COMMUNITY AND FAITH ORGANISATIONS IN WELCOMING AND ASSISTING REFUGEES AND ASYLUM-SEEKERS; ANDC) PROVIDING ACCURATE AND UP TO DATE INFORMATION TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY ON THE SITUATION OF LOCAL REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS AND TO PUBLICISE AND CELEBRATE THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES, AND TO UK SOCIETY AND CULTURE, AND TO CHALLENGE HOSTILITY AND DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THEM.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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