Finance Score: -2
Governance Score: -2
Support Score: 8
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • No PartB
  • No conflicts policy: -1
  • Mainly female board: -1
  • Grant maker support: +8
Overall GiG Score: 4 ?

THE BLACKHALL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 

We have Community Cafe serving fresh home cooked meals on a Wednesday. A Gym, Dance classes like Tea, Line, Art classes. Youth Band. Indoors bowls.A function room and bar to host Weddings, engagements, Christenings, Birthday parties and corporate opportunities too. Mental Health and Wellbeing classes, Welfare Rights are Hosted too.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • Spending has increased over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government and there are significant future grants due to be received

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity does not have a Conflict of Interests policy
  • The Board is predominantly female

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending
Established: 35 years

www.blackhallcommunitycentre.co.uk

alison.blackhallcommunity@gmail.com

01915867396

Charity Commission for England and Wales
UN SDGs
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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£124£176£-51n/an/an/an/an/a5
31/12/21£154£176£-23n/an/an/an/an/a5
31/12/20£218£149£69n/an/an/an/an/a15
31/12/19*£147£124£23n/an/an/an/an/a5
31/12/18£124£124£1£0£0£0n/a05
31/12/17£136£139£-4£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/16£138£149£-11£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/15£137£148£-10£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/14£151£144£7£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/13£164£181£-17£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/12£198£206£-8£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/11£187£201£-14£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/10£149£191£-42£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/09£156£167£-11£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/08£95£135£-39£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/07£172£98£74£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/06£322£81£241£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/05£89£99£-10£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/04*£105£67£38£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Listed activities
  • Amateur Sport
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Disability
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Other Charitable Purposes
  • Recreation
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides other finance
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Durham,
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 works here?
  • Unknown number of employees
  • 5 volunteers

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
Henry Smith Charity£210,000
DCMS£60,205
Sport England£43,656
County Durham Community Foundation£7,000
Co-Operative Group£5,469
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Blackhall Community Association
£210,000 06/11/2023
towards three years‘ running costs of an organisation providing a community space for people from disadvantaged communities in Blackhall, County Durham.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Blackhall Community Centre
£2,184 21/10/2023
In light of rising living costs and the current debate about shall we eat or shall we heat, we would like to create a weekly community meal, where we will provide the heat.
County Durham Community Foundation - You eat we heat - Warm Space Blackhall
£1,000 16/01/2023
To provide a Warm Space in Blackhall.
County Durham Community Foundation - You eat we heat - Warm Space Blackhall
£1,000 19/10/2022
To provide a Warm Space in Blackhall.
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£60,205 11/08/2020
"The fund aims to:1) To reduce closures of essential charities that provide essential services to vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 crisis by ensuring they have the financial resources to ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - COVID19 Sustainability Fund - 6 months projection
£5,000 16/04/2020
Theme 2: to cover wages until gov furlough scheme starts (however, group also undertaking Theme 1 activities, but funding not requested for this)
Sport England - Hall conversion and fitness suite upgrade
£34,000 05/03/2020
17
Funding under Sport England's Community Asset Fund funding programme for a Capital project titled Hall conversion and fitness suite upgrade. This project lists its main activity as Multi Sports
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Blackhall Community Centre
£3,285 15/11/2019
We want to redecorate our community centre, to make it more welcoming and fit for purpose for people suffering with dementia.
Sport England - Cycle Blackhall
£9,656 08/08/2019
12
Funding under Sport England's Small Grants funding programme for a Revenue project titled Cycle Blackhall. This project lists its main activity as Cycling
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Running costs of the community centre Year 2
£31,800 01/04/2019
Running costs of the community centre Year 2
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Blackhall Community Association
£95,000 12/09/2018
36
towards three years' running costs of a community centre providing activities, advice and classes for residents of a deprived area of Hartlepool
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Blackhall Community Association
£20,000 24/02/2012
the salary costs of the Centre Manager
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 6/7 persons

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 06/04/1989, number: 700295
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
19 returns made; AR19: 48 days late, AR04: 212 days late,
Main office

Blackhall Community Association
Blackhall Community Centre
Hesleden Road
Blackhall Colliery
Hartlepool
TS27 4LG

Objectives

(A) TO PROMOTE THE BENEFIT OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE AREA OF BENEFIT WITHOUT DISTINCTION OF BY ASSOCIATING THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES, VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS AND THE INHABITANTS IN A COMMON EFFORT TO ADVANCE EDUCATION AND TO PROVIDE FACILITIES IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE FOR RECREATION AND LEISURE-TIME OCCUPATION WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THE CONDITONS OF LIFE FOR THE SAID INHABITANTS (FOR FURTHER DETAILS SEE CLAUSES 2 (B) AND 2 (C) OF THE CONSTITUTION).

Defined Area of Benefit:

MONK HESLEDEN PARISH

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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