Finance Score: -1
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 10
  • Spending falling: -1
  • Multiple Deficits and declines: -5
  • Future income +5
  • No PartB
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +10
Overall GiG Score: 18 ?

VOLUNTEER CENTRE -THE CENTRE FOR VOLUNTEERING COMMUNITY ACTION AND EMPLOYMENT INITIATIVES LTD 

Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers recently and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • Spending has fallen significantly over the last 5 years relative to the previous period
  • Income has been volatile and on several occasions in recent years less than spending
Established: 38 years
Scottish Charity RegulatorCompanies House
UN SDGs
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Financial Data
Income & Spending ?
Period ending 31/03/18 31/03/19 31/03/20 31/03/21 31/03/22 31/03/23
Charitable activities £12,346 £21,237 £28,199
Donations & Legacies £1,255,090 £1,238,554 £780,891 £701,008
Other Income £143,793 £109,318 £152,000
Investment Income £63 £164 £154 £86 £279
Total income £1,398,946 £1,348,036 £793,391 £874,331 £473,807 £480,133
Charitable activities spending £1,367,933 £1,320,750 £788,697 £724,715 £581,863
Fundraising costs 1% 1% 1% 0%
Other spending
Total spending £1,375,539 £1,331,639 £793,084 £725,203 £628,144 £581,863
Surplus/deficit £23,407 £16,397 £307 £149,128 -£154,337 -£101,730
What it does
  • It carries out activities or services itself
Who it helps
  • Children or young people
  • No specific group, or for the benefit of the community
Purposes
  • The advancement of citizenship or community development
  • The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage
Where it operates
  • Wider, but within one local authority area, main operating location: Glasgow City

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£369,700
BBC Children in Need£92,995
National Lottery Community Fund£65,647
Scottish Government£6,856
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Volunteer Glasgow
£203,500 21/09/2023
36
towards three years' continuation funding of the running costs of a project providing a befriending service for children and young people in Glasgow, Scotland.
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Volunteer Glasgow
£500 17/11/2022
Grant through the Colleagues in the Community Fund.
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Volunteer Glasgow
£500 17/11/2022
Grant through the Colleagues in the Community Fund.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Volunteer Glasgow
£92,995 10/08/2021
55 children and young people negatively affected by adverse childhood experiences will participate in a befriending service in Glasgow. They will have increased resilience, life skills and feel ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - NE Young Persons Befriending Service
£65,647 21/07/2021
This group will use the funding to continue their current befriending services to young people aged 8-18 years of age experiencing difficulties in their lives and living in the North East of Glasgow.
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Volunteer Glasgow
£500 05/07/2021
Grant through the Colleagues in the Community Fund towards the cost of a day trip.
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Volunteer Glasgow
£500 05/07/2021
Grant through the Colleagues in the Community Fund towards the cost of training courses for volunteers.
Scottish Government - Volunteer Centre -The Centre For Volunteering Community Action And Employment Initiatives Ltd
£6,856 26/05/2020
Detailed description not provided.
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Volunteer Glasgow
£500 13/03/2020
Grant through the Colleagues in the Community Fund to cover travel costs for the group to have a one off fun day out for the young people and their befrienders.
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Volunteer Glasgow
£500 13/03/2020
Grant through the Colleagues in the Community Fund to enable the group to have a one off fun day out for the young people and their befrienders.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Volunteer Glasgow
£166,200 10/12/2019
36
towards three years' running costs of a young persons befriending service providing 1-1 support for vulnerable young people in Glasgow, Scotland
Glasgow City Council - Volunteering, Learning and Employability Services
£325,638 21/03/2019
To provide strategic city wide services in the field of volunteering and befriending. The project also improves the quality of life for the people of Glasgow by offering opportunities to use and ....more
Glasgow City Council - Elderly Home Visiting Service
£34,267 15/03/2019
Home visiting/lunch club befriending services for older people.
Glasgow City Council - West Young Persons Befriending Service
£31,734 15/03/2019
The project provides support to young people aged 8-18 who are considered to be isolated, vulnerable or at risk status by providing an adult befriender that assists in personal development, skill ....more
Glasgow City Council - South West Young Persons Befriending Service
£39,983 05/03/2019
This project provides a befriending service to young people aged 8-18 providing them with the direct support of a caring adult volunteer during a time of great difficulty. The volunteering element ....more
Glasgow City Council - Pollokshields and Southside Central Volunteering Initiative
£22,000 05/03/2019
The project promotes, develops, and sustains the active involvement of local people in volunteering roles in Toryglen, and develops/supports local volunteer-led groups and services.
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations - Volunteer Glasgow
£21,222 28/08/2018
• We are applying for funding to (a) deliver a comprehensive business requirements scoping exercise and (b) the development of a software application specification to deliver those requirements, ....more
Glasgow City Council - West Young Persons Befriending Service
£31,734 07/06/2018
The project provides support to young people aged 8-18 who are considered to be isolated, vulnerable or at risk status by providing an adult befriender that assists in personal development, skill ....more
Glasgow City Council - Elderly Home Visiting Service
£34,267 07/06/2018
Home visiting/lunch club befriending services for older people.
Glasgow City Council - Pollokshields and Southside Central Volunteering Initiative
£22,000 06/06/2018
The project promotes, develops, and sustains the active involvement of local people in volunteering roles in Toryglen, and develops/supports local volunteer-led groups and services.
Glasgow City Council - South West Young Persons Befriending Service
£39,983 06/06/2018
This project provides a befriending service to young people aged 8-18 providing them with the direct support of a caring adult volunteer during a time of great difficulty. The volunteering element ....more
Glasgow City Council - Volunteering, Learning and Employability Services
£325,638 31/05/2018
To provide strategic city wide services in the field of volunteering and befriending. The project also improves the quality of life for the people of Glasgow by offering opportunities to use and ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - North East Glasgow Young Persons Befriending Service
£81,403 27/09/2017
36
This centre will use the grant to deliver a befriending service to young people aged 8 – 18 years of age experiencing difficulties in their lives and living in the North East of Glasgow. Young ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Volunteer Glasgow
£94,022 11/10/2016
36
This project will establish a new befriending service for 50 children and young people in North East Glasgow. It will improve their confidence, help them to be more active and connected to their ....more
Glasgow City Council - Elderly Home Visiting Service
£34,267 25/08/2016
Home visiting/lunch club befriending services for older people.
Robertson Trust - Young Carers Mentoring Service
£39,000 28/02/2015
Young Carers Mentoring Service
National Lottery Community Fund - PRT West Glasgow Carers Centre/Young Carer Peer Groups
£10,000 17/03/2011
12
The centre will develop its peer support programme for young carers. It will use the grant to provide new activities and welcome new beneficiaries. The grant will pay for transport costs, venue hire, ....more
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How is it governed?

Directors (10)
Current Directors appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Directors: 23-77
  • PETRIE, David
    Appointed: 2019
    Occupation: Public Relations Consultant
Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in Scotland on 29/08/1986, number: SC005462
  • Registered at Companies House on 03/06/1996, number: SC166042
Filing Record
5 returns made; all on time
Main office

Brunswick House (Ground floor, west), 51 Wilson Street, Glasgow, G1 1UZ

Objectives

The company’s objects are to benefit the inhabitants of the West of Scotland through: - Promoting citizenship and community development by: (a) Establishing and providing the means by which individuals interested in volunteering may receive information, training, assistance or support that shall enable them to play an active role in volunteering. (b) Assisting other voluntary and statutory bodies to extend the range of volunteering opportunities. (c) Providing assistance to individuals, groups, charitable bodies or statutory agencies concerned with community action, volunteering and employment. (d) Providing and assisting in the provision of training and learning opportunities with a view to developing skills which will assist people to find work. (e) Disseminating information in order to promote good policy and practice in volunteering. And the relief of need by: (f) Developing facilities and opportunities of benefit to unemployed people and other disadvantaged groups, including temporary employment and training projects and related initiatives. (g) Developing and sustaining a range of community-based care and support services for disadvantaged families and individuals.

Data Sources

Scottish Charity Regulator
360 Giving
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