Finance Score: 8
Governance Score: 4
Support Score: 6
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • No volunteer policy: -2
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +6
Overall GiG Score: 18 ?

BEDFORD FOODBANK 

Bedford Foodbank is set up to benefit people who are in financial crisis and hungry due to reasons such as family breakdown, sudden unemployment,benefits problems ( such as delays or changes), debt, or any other eventualities by helping them through the crisis, through food parcels and signposting them to receive further help primarily in the area of Bedford Borough.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • There has been strong growth in spending since inception
  • There have been no income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity is not recognised by HMRC for Gift Aid according to its latest published return
  • Although this charity works with volunteers it does not have a Volunteer Management policy
  • Over half the Board have joined recently

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
30/09/23£864£682£182£2£627£63111.15120
30/09/22£609£511£98£0£445£43210.14120
30/09/21£268£131£137n/an/an/an/an/a100
30/09/20£183£72£111n/an/an/an/an/a100
30/09/19£97£59£37n/an/an/an/an/a95
Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0.3%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0.3%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 1%
Liabilities/Income: 1%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 101%
Reserves/Spending: 11.1 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 11 months
Quick Ratio: 62.1
Asset Split ?
Established: 6 years

www.bedford.foodbank.org.uk

info@bedford.foodbank.org.uk

01234268569

Charity Commission for England and WalesX
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Community food services
How it operates
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Bedford,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • People With Disabilities

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
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Bedford Foodbank
£5,000 11/10/2022
Emergency grant
The Trussell Trust - Grant to Bedford Foodbank
£43,647 31/03/2022
1x FTE income maximisation adviser (CA)
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - Grant to Bedford Foodbank
£2,200 01/02/2021
Fuel Poverty - Community Partner for Surviving Winter Campaign
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - Both Streams 1 & 2 - Delivery or Support & Core Costs
£5,600 09/04/2020
3
Grant to Bedford Foodbank
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - Salaries
£5,000 10/10/2017
11
Grant to Bedford Foodbank

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (5)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 14/08/2018, number: 1179538
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Paying staff
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
Filing Record
5 returns made; all on time
Main office

Bedford Foodbank
8-9 Murdock Road
Manton Industrial Estate
BEDFORD
MK41 7PE

Objectives

THE ORGANISATION'S PURPOSES ARE :THE RELIEF OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP AMONGST PEOPLE IN BEDFORD AND THE SURROUNDING AREA, OR IN OTHER PARTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM IN SUCH WAYS AS THE TRUSTEES FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FIT, IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY BYI. PROVIDING EMERGENCY FOOD, ESSENTIAL TOILETRIES, AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS TO INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES IN NEED AND/OR FOR DISTRIBUTION Y CHARITIES AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS WORKING TO PREVENT OR RELIEVE POVERTYII. SUCH OTHER MEANS INCLUDING (BUT NOT LIMITED TO) THE PROVISION OF SUPPORT OR SIGNPOSTING TO RELEVANT INFORMATION AND OTHER ADVISORY SERVICES.III. AND TO PROVIDE SUCH SERVICES WITH A CHRISTIAN ETHOS, SUPPORTED BY ESTABLISHED CHURCHES IN THE AREA OF BENEFIT

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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