Finance Score: 5
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 8
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +8
Overall GiG Score: 22 ?

DURHAM WILDLIFE TRUST 

Protection of wildlife and natural features and promotion of nature conservation within our area. Acting as a main focus for nature conservation within our area and providing means by which communities and individuals can become involved.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government and a Community Foundation
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • Liquidity appeared to be in excess of CC guidelines at the latest year end but this has been generated by an income surplus in the latest year
Established: 52 years

www.durhamwt.co.uk

mail@durhamwt.co.uk

01915843112

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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
31/03/23£6,820£2,594£4,226£278£7,161£3,39015.741179
31/03/22£3,092£2,288£804£406£2,935£1,6498.742322
31/03/21£1,963£1,526£437£374£2,131£9187.229330
31/03/20£1,787£1,809£-22£261£1,694£5783.828249
31/03/19£1,637£1,351£286£344£1,716£7126.324254
31/03/18£1,199£1,123£76£288£1,430£5535.9300
31/03/17£1,417£1,188£230£136£1,320£5165.2300
31/03/16£1,250£1,043£207£117£1,090£4284.9190
31/03/15£1,175£1,145£30£171£883£4124.3180
31/03/14£1,138£1,125£13£165£853£3323.5180
31/03/13£1,040£1,147£-107£146£840£3333.5180
31/03/12£1,033£977£56£135£947£4105180
31/03/11*£1,282£906£376£160£891£3734.9180
31/03/10£1,176£897£279£144£515£3594.8160
31/03/09£768£677£91£136£236£621.1140
31/03/08£1,020£1,139£-119£113£145£370.4140
31/03/07£1,020£1,139£-119£154£149£160.2230
31/03/06*£816£969£-153£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£768£820£-52£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£1,241£1,077£164£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 4.2%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 10.7%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 11%
Liabilities/Income: 13%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 47%
Reserves/Spending: 15.7 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 6 months
Quick Ratio: 2
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Environment/Conservation/Heritage
Who works here?
  • 41 employees
  • 179 volunteers
Who it helps
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, South Tyneside, 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
National Lottery Heritage Fund£195,003
DCMS£101,825
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs£43,181
County Durham Community Foundation£24,786
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
County Durham Community Foundation - Brinkburn Pond Champions
£7,500 16/12/2022
To support the Brinkburn Pond Champions.
National Lottery Community Fund - Brinkburn Pond Champions
£9,839 18/11/2022
The funding will be used to set up a volunteer group to help to carry out small conservation tasks around Brinkburn Pond and Meadows. This will include path and fence maintenance litter picks and new ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Durham Wildlife Trust
£3,588 22/10/2022
We wish to continue running enriching and interactive outdoor wildlife-focused activities for the Nature Rangers (11–14) and Young Rangers (14–18) at Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve.
County Durham Community Foundation - Nature Recovery at Brinkburn Pond and Meadows
£4,800 05/08/2022
To undertake a programme of practical habitat management at Brinkburn Pond and Meadows
County Durham Community Foundation - Grant to Durham Wildlife Trust
£750 13/07/2022
To support the work of the charity.
County Durham Community Foundation - Volunteers at Low Barns
£1,928 22/03/2022
To support volunteers at Low Barns.
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Durham Wildlife Trust
£149,303 21/03/2022
LinkTogether
County Durham Community Foundation - Beda Hill Nature Reserve Access Improvements
£4,996 23/11/2021
Beda Hill Nature Reserve Access Improvements
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW0738-CF1348 - Mid-Wear Functional Wetlands 2122
£18,181 01/04/2021
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Work and Pensions - DURHAM WILDLIFE TRUST
£9,909 01/04/2021
The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment.
DCMS - GRCF2020 Healing Nature
£101,825 25/11/2020
Green Recovery Challenge Fund 2020-21. The wider aim of the scheme is: The Green Recovery Challenge Fund is a short-term competitive fund to kick-start environmental renewal whilst creating and ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Footpaths and access to the new Reedbed at Rainton Meadows
£4,812 18/11/2020
Towards footpaths and access to the new Reedbed at Rainton Meadows.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award - COVID19 response
£15,000 26/06/2020
Living Landscapes and Nature Recovery Funding Proposal from Durham Wildlife Trust
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Durham Wildlife Trust
£45,700 26/06/2020
COVID19 Durham Wildlife Trust
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - PGW0566-CF983 - Mid Wear Functional Wetlands
£25,000 01/04/2020
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - State Aid Funded (Measure 10)
£4,669 01/04/2019
This measure is the primary Agri-environment-climate funding for England in delivering the Rural Development programme environmental land management priorities and builds on the agri-environment ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - EAFRD - RD Measure 10 EXQ funded
£27,634 01/04/2019
This measure is the primary Agri-environment-climate funding for England in delivering the Rural Development programme environmental land management priorities and builds on the agri-environment ....more
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Durham Wildlife Trust
£600,700 11/09/2018
Naturally Native
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£7,500 05/07/2018
Wildlife Cabin at Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve
County Durham Community Foundation - Butterflies, Exmoor Ponies and Black Plantation Nature Reserve
£4,779 29/05/2018
To support the Butterflies, Exmoor Ponies and Black Plantation Nature Reserve project.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - EAFRD - RD Measure 10
£2,974 01/04/2018
This measure covers Agri-environment-organic farming support.Payments are based on income foregone and, where relevant, additional costs resulting from converting to an organic farming system. There ....more
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - ALB - Environment Agency - Bright Water Landscape Partnership (Rural Skerne)
£10,000 01/04/2018
Partnership Grants for England (PG) is a payment mechanism enabling us to provide capital and revenue grants to third sector organisations for projects which protect and enhance the water environment ....more
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Wildlife Clubs in South Tyneside
£4,970 22/03/2018
Wildlife Clubs in South Tyneside
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Wildlife Clubs in South Tyneside
£4,970 22/03/2018
Wildlife Clubs in South Tyneside
County Durham Community Foundation - Woodland Pioneers
£4,590 07/03/2018
To support the Woodland Pioneers project.
County Durham Community Foundation - Herrington Hill SSSI
£4,141 24/01/2018
Towards improving Herrington Hill.
National Lottery Community Fund - Naturally Social
£9,600 24/01/2018
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The project will set up the ‘Naturally Social’ group and provide volunteering opportunities in outdoor and wildlife activities to help maintain Durham countryside sites. This will provide ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Durham Wildlife Trust
£2,653 29/11/2017
We want to buy new equipment for the Watch Club and run training for volunteers who lead exciting wildlife activities for local children.
County Durham Community Foundation - Community Arts at Low Barns
£4,920 27/07/2017
To support Durham Wildlife Trust with Community Arts at Low Barns.
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Durham Wildlife Trust
£9,700 30/06/2017
The Natural History of Upper Teesdale
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Durham Wildlife Trust
£8,400 24/03/2017
Ready for Growth
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Towards Wild for Gateshead - creating a more natural Gateshead for all
£9,640 22/03/2017
Towards Wild for Gateshead - creating a more natural Gateshead for all
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Durham Wildlife Trust
£10,000 26/01/2017
Green environment, greener economy, better health - training elected members
County Durham Community Foundation - The Everglades Restoration Project at Low Barns Nature Reserve
£20,762 25/11/2016
Towards setup and upgrade of the Nature Reserve.
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Durham Wildlife Trust
£51,100 26/05/2016
Revealing Reptiles
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Durham Wildlife Trust
£10,000 29/02/2016
Building a Local Nature Partnership for the North East
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Durham Wildlife Trust
£2,860,600 27/10/2015
The Bright Water Landscape Partnership
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Durham Wildlife Trust
£51,400 23/03/2015
Mammal Web
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Durham Wildlife Trust
£10,000 26/01/2015
Kittiwake Cam
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Durham Wildlife Trust
£45,200 31/01/2014
Heathland Heartlands
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Durham Wildlife Trust
£511,300 21/05/2013
WildGround
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (12)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 37-80
  • DR VIVIEN KENT Appointed: 2019, Occupation: Independent Conservation Biologist
  • SARAH LISTER Appointed: 2013, Occupation: Chartered Accountant
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 14/06/1972, number: 501038
  • Registered at Companies House on 30/07/1971, number: 01019263
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Conflicting interests
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR11: 36 days late, AR06: 39 days late,
Main office

RAINTON MEADOWS
CHILTON MOOR
HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING
TYNE AND WEAR
DH4 6PU

Objectives

THE OBJECTS FOR WHICH THE TRUST IS ESTABLISHED ARE: - FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT AND MORE PARTICULARLY IN THE COUNTY OF DURHAM :-I) TO RECORD, STUDY AND PROTECT FROM INJURY, ILL-TREATMENT OR DESTRUCTION PLACES AND OBJECTS OF NATURAL BEAUTY OR OF BOTANICAL, ZOOLOGICAL, ECOLOGICAL, SILVICULTURAL, GEOLOGICAL, ARCHAEOLOGICAL, HISTORICAL OR SCIENTIFIC INTEREST.II) TO PROMOTE, ORGANISE, CARRY ON AND ENCOURAGE STUDY AND RESEARCH FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE IN THE NATURAL SCIENCES AND TO MAKE GRANTS OR DONATIONS FOR SUCH PURPOSES.III) TO ESTABLISHED, FORM, OWN, MAINTAIN AND MANAGE SANCTUARIES AND RESERVES FOR THE PRESERVATION OF FAUNA AND VEGETATION AND AREAS OF NATURAL BEAUTY OR OF BOTANICAL, ZOOLOGICAL, ECOLOGICAL, SILVICULTURAL, GEOLOGICAL, ARCHAEOLOGICAL, HISTORICAL OR SCIENTIFIC INTEREST.

Defined Area of Benefit:

COUNTY OF DURHAM

Data Sources

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360 Giving
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