Finance Score: 2
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 10
  • Strong growth: +2
  • No PartB
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +7
Overall GiG Score: 15 ?

BARKING CHURCHES UNITE (BCU) 

CIO objects are1)To advance the Christian Faith for benefit of the public in accordance with the Evangelical Alliance Statement of Faith by advancing the working together of churches in Barking and facilitating churches in Barking to pray together for the community of Barking 2)The prevention or relief of poverty in the Barking Community by providing services to individuals in need
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • 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 and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • 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
31/12/22£157£141£15n/an/an/an/an/a40
31/12/21£89£77£13n/an/an/an/an/a40
31/12/20£118£60£58n/an/an/an/an/a50
31/12/19£45£43£1n/an/an/an/an/a50
31/12/18£38£36£2£0£0£0n/a085
31/12/17£19£22£-3£0£0£0n/a00

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

barkingchurchesunite.org

thesourcebcu@gmail.com

02085942404

Charity Commission for England and Wales
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Disability
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Other Charitable Purposes
  • Religious Activities
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Christian congregations
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Barking And Dagenham, Essex,
Who it helps
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Defined Groups
  • 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
Mercer's Charitable Foundation£40,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£22,500
City Bridge Trust£15,500
Crisis UK£5,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Mercer's Charitable Foundation - Grant to Barking Churches Unite
£40,000 25/01/2023
The support of poverty relief to the local community who are struggling with COVID, increasing energy , fuel, food costs, homelessness, mental health and isolation
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£15,000 05/03/2021
The Source
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Barking Churches Unite
£11,500 14/06/2020
£11,500 towards costs excluding existing support group costs and existing staff costs.
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Barking Churches Unite
£4,000 01/05/2020
A grant of £4,000 to fund the essential and urgent costs outlined in the application, so that the organisation can carry on providing support to Londoners.
Crisis UK - Grant to The Source (Barking Churches unite)
£5,000 09/04/2020
Food, food offer and volunteer costs
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£7,500 02/10/2019
The Source
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£7,500 13/06/2018
The Source
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (10)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 9/10 persons

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 07/06/2017, number: 1173315
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
6 returns made; all on time
Main office

The Source
Unit 37a
The Vicarage Field Shopping Centre
Ripple Road
BARKING
IG11 8DH

Objectives

THE OBJECTS OF THE CIO ARE: 1) TO ADVANCE THE CHRISTIAN FAITH FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVANGELICAL ALLIANCE STATEMENT OF FAITH BY ADVANCING THE NETWORKING AND WORKING TOGETHER OF CHURCHES IN BARKING AND FACILITATING CHURCHES IN BARKING TO PRAY TOGETHER FOR THE COMMUNITY OF BARKING2) THE PREVENTION OR RELIEF OF POVERTY IN THE BARKING COMMUNITY BY PROVIDING SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS IN NEED.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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