Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 2
Support Score: 5
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • No PartB
  • Only 4 Trustees: -1
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +2
Overall GiG Score: 7 ?

NEW BEGINNINGS READING 

Free All Day Cafe, Community Fridge and Hot Meal Service, serving the most vulnerable in Reading, Berkshire.
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 a grant maker recently
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • There are only 4 trustees
  • 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
  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending

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
30/06/23£82£127£-44n/an/an/an/an/a60
30/06/22*£86£108£-21n/an/an/an/an/a75
30/06/21£78£79£0n/an/an/an/an/a150
30/06/20£161£73£89n/an/an/an/an/a2,000
30/06/19£52£59£-6n/an/an/an/an/a100
30/06/18£53£15£39£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 7 years

newbeginningsreading.org

contactus@newbeginningsreading.org

07421998208

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Shelter for homeless, vulnerable & excluded people
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Reading,
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups

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
Garfield Weston Foundation£5,000
Co-Operative Group£3,979
Quartet Community Foundation£1,250
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to New Beginnings Reading
£250 25/09/2023
As requested by the donor towards work supporting people in Reading and Berkshire who are experiencing homelessness or other social isolation for other reasons.
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to New Beginnings Reading
£1,000 20/03/2023
As requested towards work to support people in Reading and Berkshire who are experiencing homelessness or other social isolation for other reasons.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to New Beginnings Reading
£3,979 23/10/2021
We would like to provide food and toiletries, as well as games and entertainment, for those who need it most in our community.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£5,000 04/09/2019
Running Costs
National Lottery Community Fund - Alcohol free pub serving the homeless.
£9,920 06/12/2017
12
This project will provide social and welfare services for people who are homeless or socially excluded in the community, alongside advice and signposting services to improve their future ....more

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (4)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 10/05/2017, number: 1172967
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
6 returns made; AR22: 187 days late,
Main office

Queens Arms
Great Knollys Street
READING
RG1 7HL

Objectives

THE OBJECTIVES OF THE CIO ARETHE PREVENTION OR RELIEF OF POVERTY OR FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OF PERSONS IN READING WHO ARE IN NEED DUE TO SOCIAL OR ECONOMIC REASONS REGARDLESS OF THEIR RELIGION OR BELIEF BY PROVIDING WARMTH, FOOD AND OTHER ESSENTIAL ITEMS, TEMPORARY SHORT TO MID-TERM AND OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION AND ASSISTING INDIVIDUALS TO ACCESS OTHER LONG TERM SERVICES DESIGNED TO HELP THEM BECOME SELF-SUFFICIENT.TO PROMOTE SOCIAL INCLUSION FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT BY PREVENTING PEOPLE IN READING FROM BECOMING SOCIALLY EXCLUDED RELIEVING THE NEEDS OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE SOCIALLY EXCLUDED AND ASSISTING THEM TO INTEGRATE INTO SOCIETY.FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS CLAUSE SOCIALLY EXCLUDED MEANS BEING EXCLUDED FROM SOCIETY, OR PARTS OF SOCIETY, AS A RESULT OF ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING FACTORS;UNEMPLOYMENT; FINANCIAL HARDSHIP, ILL HEALTH (MENTAL OR PHYSICAL); SUBSTANCE ABUSE OR DEPENDENCY INCLUDING ALCOHOL OR DRUGS; RELATIONSHIP AND FAMILY BREAKDOWN; POOR HOUSING (THAT IS HOUSING THAT DOES NOT MEET BASIC HABITABLE STANDARDS); CRIME, (EITHER AS A VICTIM OF CRIME OR AN OFFENDER REHABILITATING INTO SOCIETY).

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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