Finance Score: 6
Governance Score: 0
Support Score: 9
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Good reserves management: +3
    • Grant maker support: +9
    Overall GiG Score: 15 ?

    DURHAM COMMUNITY ACTION LIMITED 

    Our main areas of activity are the provision of advice and support services for the voluntary and community sector; outreach work with community groups and individuals; assistance and advice services for volunteers; health and well-being initiatives for disadvantaged and/or isolated people; assistance for local communities in developing initiatives that help to sustain their communities.
    Analysis by Giving is Great

    Positives:

    • This charity has a robust balance sheet
    • Reserves management has been consistently within official guidelines
    • Spending has increased over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
    • 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

    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
    31/03/23£847£936£-89£0£592£4846.2160
    31/03/22£888£668£221£0£681£4428160
    31/03/21£797£655£142£0£460£2935.4150
    31/03/20£617£618£-1£0£318£2514.9140
    31/03/19£606£603£3£0£318£2855.7160
    31/03/18£619£763£-144£0£315£2764.3190
    31/03/17£651£658£-7£0£459£3396.2230
    31/03/16£782£913£-131£0£466£2783.7170
    31/03/15£582£605£-23£11£597£4649.2150
    31/03/14£617£618£-1£12£621£4108150
    31/03/13£815£950£-135£13£622£3764.7130
    31/03/12£447£518£-71£0£0£0n/a00
    31/03/11£599£679£-80£17£810£64311.4170
    31/03/10£628£651£-23£16£890£65112180
    31/03/09£815£639£175£17£913£63311.9130
    31/03/08£799£699£99£18£723£59910.3120
    31/03/07£829£934£-104£20£623£5176.7140
    31/03/06£1,202£1,136£67£0£0£0n/a00
    31/03/05£1,029£942£87£0£0£0n/a00
    31/03/04£917£869£49£0£0£0n/a00

    Financial Ratios
    Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0%
    Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0%
    Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
    Liabilities/Assets: 8%
    Liabilities/Income: 6%
    Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 82%
    Reserves/Spending: 6.2 months
    Net Current Assets/Spending: 7 months
    Quick Ratio: 11.9
    Asset Split ?
    Established: 60 years
    (88 years as a company)

    www.durhamcommunityaction.org.uk

    finance@durhamcommunityaction.org.uk

    01388742040

    Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies HouseFacebookX
    UN SDGs
    ?
    Listed activities
    • Disability
    • Economic/Community Development/Employment
    • Education/Training
    • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
    • General Charitable Purposes
    • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
    • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
    GiG Classification
    • Philanthropic intermediaries and voluntarism promotion
    How it operates
    • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
    • Provides advocacy/advice/information
    • Provides services
    • Sponsors or undertakes research
    Where it operates
    • Durham,
    Who it helps
    • Children/Young People
    • Elderly/Old People
    • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
    • People With Disabilities
    • The General Public/Mankind
    Who works here?
    • 16 employees

    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 Community Fund£376,757
    County Durham Community Foundation£93,650
    The Ballinger Charitable Trust£8,585
    Specific Donations
    Amount When
    Months
    To be used for
    County Durham Community Foundation - Pathways to Accessible Volunteering
    £30,000 24/01/2023
    Towards salaries.
    County Durham Community Foundation - South Stanley Partnership Revive Project
    £3,750 30/09/2022
    The South Stanley Partnership Revive Project.
    County Durham Community Foundation - Mental Health Emergency Welfare Fund
    £5,000 30/08/2022
    Mental Health Emergency Welfare Fund.
    National Lottery Community Fund - Community Hubs Development Programme
    £59,880 17/08/2022
    The funding will be used over 7 months to continue their provision of practical help for community hubs across County Durham and to support the workers and volunteers in their development and to ....more
    County Durham Community Foundation - South Stanley Partnership Revive Project
    £3,000 25/04/2022
    The South Stanley Partnership Revive Project.
    County Durham Community Foundation - South Stanley Partnership Revive Project
    £3,000 24/02/2022
    The South Stanley Partnership Revive Project.
    County Durham Community Foundation - County Durham Volunteer Kitemark Support
    £15,000 18/11/2021
    County Durham Volunteer Kitemark Support
    The Ballinger Charitable Trust - Grant to Durham Community Action
    £8,585 30/06/2021
    Micro-grant event
    National Lottery Community Fund - Community Hubs (uplift)
    £67,889 03/02/2021
    17
    The funding will be used by the project to ensure the provision of well run community spaces so local volunteers are supported with the capability to run activities through their venue. This aims to ....more
    County Durham Community Foundation - WRF Cree Network Project
    £25,000 16/12/2020
    WRF Cree Network Project
    County Durham Community Foundation - CV19 Volunteering Programme and support for Mutual aid groups
    £3,900 30/03/2020
    CV19 Volunteering Prog. Mutual Aid groups
    County Durham Community Foundation - To provide guidance & advice during CV19 & support organisation do this professionally
    £5,000 30/03/2020
    To provide guidance & advice during CV19 ad support organisation do this professionally
    National Lottery Community Fund - Food Durham Strategy and Governance Development (Development Grant)
    £48,202 22/08/2019
    11
    Food Durham Strategy and Governance Development
    National Lottery Community Fund - Community Hubs
    £200,786 18/07/2019
    36
    The funding will provide practical help for community buildings and villages halls, as well as the volunteers who carry responsibilities for them to support them, in their development.
    Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Durham Community Action
    £19,990 11/12/2018
    12
    providing additional support to the innovative business-to-business local food hub, to cover the projected financial shortfall while the project moves towards becoming financially self-supporting.
    Tudor Trust - Grant to Durham Community Action
    £90,000 25/07/2017
    36
    over three years as continuation funding towards salaries and running costs for a project promoting community growing across County Durham
    County Durham Community Foundation - Gilesgate Edible Estate
    £49,089 02/03/2017
    Towards the Gilesgate Edible Estates Project.
    Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Durham Community Action
    £98,441 31/08/2016
    36
    Towards the costs associated with the development of a business-to-business ‘sustainable local-food hub’ social enterprise in Durham.
    Tudor Trust - Grant to Durham Community Action
    £60,000 01/09/2014
    24
    over two years towards salaries and running costs for a project promoting community growing in villages across County Durham
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    Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

    How is it governed?

    Trustees (10)
    Current Trustees appointed
    Gender Split

    Age Range of Trustees: 64-85
    Legal constitution
    • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 28/01/1964, number: 229119
    • Registered at Companies House on 15/01/1936, number: 00309329
    Gift Aid
    • NOT 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
    • Internal risk management policy and procedures
    • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
    • Investment
    • Paying staff
    • Risk management
    • Safeguarding policy and procedures
    • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
    • 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
    20 returns made; all on time
    Main office

    Unit 8
    St. Stephens Court
    Low Willington Industrial Esta
    Willington
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    DL15 0BF

    Objectives

    TO PROMOTE THE BENEFIT OF THE INHABITANTS OF COUNTY DURHAM AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS WITHOUT DISTINCTION OF SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, RACE OR OF POLITICAL, RELIGIOUS OR OTHER OPINIONS, BY ASSOCIATING TOGETHER THE SAID INHABITANTS AND THE STATUTORY AUTHORITIES, VOLUNTARY AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS IN A COMMON EFFORT TO ADVANCE THE WELFARE OF THE SAID INHABITANTS WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE, THROUGH ANY OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING: (A) THE RELIEF OF POVERTY; (B) THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION; (C) THE ADVANCEMENT OF HEALTH (D) THE RELIEF OF UNEMPLOYMENT; (E) THE PROMOTION OF URBAN AND RURAL REGENERATION; (F) SUCH OTHER CHARITABLE PURPOSES AS MAY FROM TIME TO TIME BE DETERMINED. THE CHARITY SHALL BE NON-PARTY POLITICAL AND NON-SECTARIAN IN RELIGION.

    Defined Area of Benefit:

    ADMINISTRATIVE COUNTY OF DURHAM

    Data Sources

    Charity Commission for England and Wales
    360 Giving
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