Finance Score: 2
Governance Score: 5
Support Score: 12
  • Strong growth: +2
  • No PartB
  • 12+ Trustees: -1
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +5
  • Grant maker support: +7
Overall GiG Score: 19 ?

THE WEARDALE MUSEUM 

We are a small independent folk museum run by volunteers for the past 35 years and located at the High House Methodist Chapel .We provide a sense of place for those who live and visit Weardale by telling the stories of its history and heritage. We provide a family history service using our 70,000 database of Weardale families and we hold extensive collections of Weardale photographs and artefacts.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been very successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • There has been strong growth in spending since inception
  • 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 and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • There are 13 trustees whereas the Charities Commission recommends a maximum of 12

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: 5 years

www.weardalemuseum.co.uk

zeldah@sky.com

01388517433

Charity Commission for England and Wales
UN SDGs
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Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income Spending Surplus/
Deficit
Volun-
teers
28/02/23*£193,071£93,032£100,039145
28/02/22£72,850£88,589£-15,739145
28/02/21£128,594£91,412£37,182145
29/02/20*£36,116£11,687£24,42930
Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
What it does
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
Who works here?
  • 145 volunteers
Who it helps
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
Where it operates
  • Durham,

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
National Lottery Heritage Fund£45,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£40,000
The Foyle Foundation£25,000
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd£8,050
County Durham Community Foundation£7,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
County Durham Community Foundation - Recovery & Re-engaging
£5,000 08/02/2023
To support a Recovery & Re-engaging project.
County Durham Community Foundation - Tow Law Historic Photographs - exhibiting & archiving
£2,000 18/11/2022
Tow Law Historic Photographs - exhibiting & archiving.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£40,000 22/07/2022
Creating Visitor Centre
The Foyle Foundation - Learning (MGS)
£25,000 21/04/2022
towards investment in exhibits (tapestry project and lego models), organ storage costs and energy efficiency measures
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to The Weardale Museum
£1,500 23/02/2022
Running costs for weekly workshops as part of the Methodist Tapestries Project
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - the costs of the 'Methodist Tapestry' collection
£8,050 16/11/2020
the costs of the 'Methodist Tapestry' collection
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to The Weardale Museum
£45,000 29/07/2020
COVID-19 Weardale Museum
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (13)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 11/13 persons

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 29/08/2019, number: 1185086
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
4 returns made; AR23: 1 days late, AR20: 2 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from THE WEARDALE MUSEUM on 26/06/2020
Main office

High House Chapel
Ireshopeburn
BISHOP AUCKLAND
DL13 1HD

Objectives

THE ADVANCEMENT OF PUBLIC EDUCATION BY THE PROVISION OF A MUSEUM COMPRISING ANY ITEMS OR EXHIBITS WHICH MAY FROM TIME TO TIME BE PURCHASED ON BEHALF OF OR DONATED TO THE MUSEUM WHICH MAY BE DEEMED WORTHY OF PUBLIC DISPLAY (WHICH ITEMS OR EXHIBTS ARE HEREINAFTER CALLED THE COLLECTION).

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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