Finance Score: 6
Governance Score: 5
Support Score: 14
  • Good reserves management: +3
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • 12+ Trustees: -1
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +14
Overall GiG Score: 25 ?

THE DURHAM DIOCESAN BOARD OF FINANCE 

The objects of the charity are to hold real and personal property for purposes connected with the Church of England and to transact business in connection with the Church of England and the Diocese. The charity is responsible for the collection, custody, disbursement and account of the Diocesan Synod's funds and the employment of all persons in receipt of salaries paid directly from those funds.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • 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
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age 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
  • There are 20 trustees whereas the Charities Commission recommends a maximum of 12
Established: 58 years
(100 years as a company)

https://durhamdiocese.org/

diocesan.secretary@durham.anglican.org

01388604515

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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£12,634£13,085£-451£24£72,009£5,8645.440123
31/12/21£12,763£12,012£751£24£75,157£5,8735.943134
31/12/20£12,253£10,323£1,930£11£69,361£4,4925.236136
31/12/19£10,164£8,567£1,597£56£65,833£3,6755.133135
31/12/18£10,613£9,696£917£78£62,244£3,231431143
31/12/17£9,700£9,319£381£264£61,281£3,4584.5300
31/12/16£10,660£9,314£1,346£299£57,374£3,0453.9280
31/12/15£11,428£9,776£1,652£51£44,466£2,6923.3270
31/12/14£9,820£9,804£16£105£47,776£3,9864.9280
31/12/13£10,224£9,579£644£103£47,297£3,1033.9280
31/12/12£9,382£9,995£-613£108£46,351£2,7003.2240
31/12/11£9,936£9,327£609£105£46,499£2,5973.3220
31/12/10£9,108£9,729£-622£142£45,654£2,3052.8250
31/12/09£9,129£9,522£-392£91£45,983£2,4823.1260
31/12/08£10,725£11,311£-586£125£48,768£1,5631.7280
31/12/07£8,685£9,185£-500£329£42,161£9921.3180
31/12/06£8,897£9,023£-126£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/05£7,773£7,631£142£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/04£7,416£7,039£377£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0.2%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0.2%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 1%
Highest pay band: £80,000-£90,000
Liabilities/Assets: 1%
Liabilities/Income: 4%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 8%
Reserves/Spending: 5.4 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 4 months
Quick Ratio: 6.6
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Education/Training
  • Religious Activities
Who works here?
  • 40 employees
  • 123 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides other finance
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, South Tyneside, Stockton-on-tees, Sunderland,

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
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington£90,000
Nationwide Foundation£60,000
County Durham Community Foundation£530
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Nationwide Foundation - English Housing Strategy
£60,000 05/10/2023
This work will build on the recommendation of the AHC calling on government to create a national housing strategy. This work will create a vison of what a good housing system should look like. ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Grant to St Mark with St Paul Darlington
£270 27/09/2022
Towards activities for the elderly at the request of the donor.
County Durham Community Foundation - Grant to St Mark with St Paul Darlington
£260 08/10/2021
Towards activities for the elderly at the request of the donor.
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Grant to Durham Diocesan Board of Finance
£90,000 06/10/2021
46
In support of the Community of Hope Programme.
Mercer's Charitable Foundation - Grant to Durham Diocesan Board of Finance
£30,000 04/07/2018
33
Durham Diocesan Church of England Ministerial Experience Scheme
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Hart Church
£10,000 27/04/2015
Commemoration of the World War 2 Armistice
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Hart Church
£27,600 31/03/2014
Hart village World War 1 project
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (20)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 20-83
  • JAMES HALL Appointed: 2021, Occupation: Full Time Education
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 16/08/1966, number: 248287
  • Registered at Companies House on 21/08/1923, number: 00192018
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
Policies in force
  • Conflicting interests
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
19 returns made; all on time
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from THE LIGHTFOOT FUND FOR THE DIOCESE OF DURHAM on 18/08/2021
  • Asset transfer in from WESTGATE BARRINGTON SCHOOLS on 12/05/2023
  • Asset transfer in from WILLIAM DOVE'S FOUNDATION on 01/06/2023
  • Asset transfer in from BARRINGTON PRAYER BOOK FUND (DURHAM BRANCH) on 02/06/2023
Main office

Durham Diocesan Board of Finance
Cuthbert House
Stonebridge
Durham
Co Durham
DH1 3RY

Objectives

TO PROMOTE AND ASSIST THE WORK AND PURPOSES OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND IN THE DIOCESE OF DURHAM. (FOR FULLER DETAILS SEE MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION)

Defined Area of Benefit:

DIOCESE OF DURHAM

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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