Finance Score: 1
Governance Score: -5
Support Score: 4
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • No PartB
  • No volunteer policy: -2
  • No conflicts policy: -1
  • Only 3 Trustees: -2
  • Grant maker support: +4
Overall GiG Score: 0 ?

NICOLAUS COPERNICUS PETERBOROUGH POLISH SCHOOL 

The Charity runs a Polish School which provides education in Polish language, traditions, history, geography and culture for four hours on a Saturday morning during term time.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received modest backing from a grant maker recently
  • There has been reasonable growth in spending since inception
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Although this charity works with volunteers it does not have a Volunteer Management policy
  • This charity does not have a Conflict of Interests policy
  • There are only 3 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

Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income Spending Surplus/
Deficit
Volun-
teers
31/08/23£186,056£173,440£12,61615
31/08/22£158,385£150,259£8,12612
31/08/21£129,760£134,976£-5,21610
31/08/20£112,338£113,031£-69313
31/08/19£200£0£2000
Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 6 years

http://www.peterboroughpolishschool.co.uk

info@peterboroughpolishschool.co.uk

07840372465

Charity Commission for England and WalesFacebook
UN SDGs
?
Listed activities
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
GiG Classification
  • Colleges and universities
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
Where it operates
  • Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Peterborough City,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People

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
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation - Parent Community Cafe
£3,499 13/11/2023
to continue to operate a Parent Community Café which will be available to 100 parents and other members of the Polish community each week who would otherwise experience physical and cultural ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Parent Community Cafe
£5,000 16/12/2022
The funding will be used to run health sessions and workshops at a community led cafe . This project aims to build better relationships improve physical and mental health and reduce isolation.
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation - Grant to Nicolaus Copernicus Peterborough Polish School
£5,000 16/06/2020
3
to support 500 vulnerable people in the Polish community through improved communication (translated materials on current rules) and practical support (emergency relief packages containing food and ....more

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (3)
Current Trustees appointed

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 01/08/2018, number: 1179402
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
Filing Record
5 returns made; all on time
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from NICOLAS COPERNICUS POLISH SATURDAY SCHOOL PARENTS ASSOCIATION IN PETERBOROUGH on 19/03/2021
Main office

ST JOHN FISHER CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
PARK LANE
PETERBOROUGH
PE1 5JN

Objectives

1) TO ADVANCE EDUCATION (INCLUDING SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL TRAINING) OF PEOPLE UNDER THE AGE OF 25 YEARS IN SUCH WAYS AS THE CHARITY TRUSTEES SHALL THINK FIT.2) TO PROVIDE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING PPS VIA BOTH STRUCTURES ACTIVITIES AND AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS.3) TO WORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OTHER AGENCIES AND ORGANISATIONS WITH SIMILAR OBJECTIVES.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
Authorised officials of this charity can add information to this page (including a Donate Now button) for no cost

Tips for Selecting Charities

Which areas of philanthropy are most effective?
The text of this post is taken from an article on the Effective Altruism forum. It suggests that you can achieve the most impact by supporting causes that fight extreme poverty, improving animal welfare....more
Our Top Tips for Philanthropy
Here are some ideas to help you gain more satisfaction from your philanthropy and confidence that the causes you have selected are impactful. Engage your brain, as well as your heart You....more
How to become a Philanthropist
In this Blog we outline a strategy to help people who are new to philanthropy and for those who feel dissatisfied with the impact they are having. Effective philanthropy is immensely rewarding for donors,....more

Giving is Great