Finance Score: -5
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 6
  • Volatile income & significant deficit in latest year: -5
  • No PartB
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Large volunteers +5
  • Grant maker support: +1
Overall GiG Score: 4 ?

STUDENT COMMUNITY ACTION - VOLUNTEERS IN CAMBRIDGE (CAMBRIDGE SCA) 

Recruiting students to volunteer in the local community
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been very successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • 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
  • The Board appears to be dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • 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
  • Income has been volatile recently and was significantly lower than spending in the latest year

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*£48£70£-21n/an/an/an/an/a120
31/12/21£72£57£15n/an/an/an/an/a186
31/12/20£52£45£7n/an/an/an/an/a180
31/12/19£66£61£5n/an/an/an/an/a230
31/12/18£85£75£10£0£0£0n/a0130
31/12/17£82£72£10£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/16£73£69£4£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/15£69£66£3£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/14£73£62£10£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/13£75£69£6£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/12£64£56£8£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/11£53£52£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/10£71£62£9£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/09£63£62£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/08£64£65£-1£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/07£68£75£-7£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/06£62£63£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/05£50£60£-10£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/04£71£59£13£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 52 years

www.cambridgesca.org.uk

mail@cambridgesca.org.uk

01223 92 6101

Charity Commission for England and Wales
UN SDGs
?
Listed activities
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
GiG Classification
  • Community services
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Provides human resources
Where it operates
  • Cambridgeshire,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind

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
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation£2,941
National Lottery Community Fund£2,226
BBC Children in Need£1,359
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Bounce
£2,226 03/08/2021
The project will provide a Saturday afternoon youth activities club for disadvantaged children aged 5-11 years. The project will be facilitated by volunteers from Cambridge University supervised by ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Student Community Action
£1,359 17/06/2020
COVID19 - Grant for befriending support for children and young people affected by Covid-19 in areas of local deprivation. Support will increase confidence, build self-esteem and allow children to ....more
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation - Grant to Cambridge Student Community Action
£574 03/06/2020
to cover additional expenditure required to deliver the previously funded Anxiety Slayers project connecting student volunteers with 90 vulnerable adults and children
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation - Grant to Cambridge Student Community Action
£2,367 27/03/2020
6
to support 87 vulnerable people who are in need of reassurance and regular friendly phone calls, letters, shopping drops or arts and crafts
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Student Community Action
£52,675 23/10/2018
36
The project will deliver youth club and befriending activities for children and young people affected by poverty. The project will increase confidence, support children and young people to have fun ....more

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (10)
Current Trustees appointed

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 21/01/1972, number: 263361
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
19 returns made; AR22: 9 days late,
Main office

ST. BENETS CHURCH
BENET STREET
CAMBRIDGE
CB2 3PT

Objectives

TO PROMOTE ANY CHARITABLE PURPOSE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COMMUNITY IN THE CAMBRIDGE AREA AND IN PARTICULAR THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION, THE FURTHERANCE OF HEALTH AND THE RELIEF OF POVERTY, DISTRESS AND SICKNESS.

Defined Area of Benefit:

CAMBRIDGE

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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