Finance Score: -5
Governance Score: 1
Support Score: 5
  • Volatile income & significant deficit in latest year: -5
  • No PartB
  • Only 3 Trustees: -2
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Grant maker support: +5
Overall GiG Score: 1 ?

BRIDGING THE GAP (GLASGOW) 

Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from a grant maker recently
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • This charity is based in an area of extremely high deprivation

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • There are only 3 trustees

Financial issues to consider:

  • Income has been volatile recently and was significantly lower than spending in the latest year
Financial Data
Income & Spending ?
Period ending 31/03/18 31/03/19 31/03/20 31/03/21 31/03/22 31/03/23
Total income £278,657 £362,513 £305,860 £350,104 £436,291 £220,581
Total spending £277,706 £313,595 £297,561 £305,283 £314,070 £278,756
Surplus/deficit £951 £48,918 £8,299 £44,821 £122,221 -£58,175
Established: 25 years
Scottish Charity RegulatorCompanies House
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • It carries out activities or services itself
GiG Classification
  • Social & legal advocacy
Purposes
  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of citizenship or community development
  • The advancement of human rights, conflict resolution or reconciliation','the promotion of religious or racial harmony
Where it operates
  • Wider, but within one local authority area, main operating location: Glasgow City
  • This charity is based in an area of extremely high deprivation
Who it helps
  • Children or young people
  • Other defined groups

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.

Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Bridging The Gap
£136,700 08/12/2020
36
towards three years' running costs of a community centre offering a range of services to people in Glasgow.
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Bridging the Gap Ecumenical Project
£3,642 28/08/2020
12
Grant to purchase a new CRM system.
Glasgow City Council - Bridging the Gap
£30,000 05/03/2019
Schools transition programme for the most vulnerable P7 pupils. This programme gives young people in the last year of primary school the opportunity to prepare for the transition to secondary school. ....more
Robertson Trust - The costs of the Developing Young People Programme
£32,000 25/02/2019
The costs of the Developing Young People Programme
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Bridging the Gap
£4,906 19/11/2018
We want to support and train our brilliant volunteers to improve their skills and make our activities even more inclusive.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Bridging The Gap
£115,595 27/06/2018
36
60 under 5s will access opportunities to play and 140 primary seven children anxious about moving to secondary will be supported in Gorbals, Glasgow. Both groups will have improved skills, ....more
Glasgow City Council - Bridging the Gap
£30,000 06/06/2018
Schools transition programme for the most vulnerable P7 pupils. This programme gives young people in the last year of primary school the opportunity to prepare for the transition to secondary school. ....more
Foundation Scotland - Grant to Bridging The Gap (Gorbals Ecumenical Project)
£3,742 27/02/2018
To contribute to the group's running costs Feb-May 2018.
National Lottery Community Fund - Bridging the Gap ( Gorbals Ecumenical Project)
£149,870 26/01/2018
35
This project will bring people who live in the Gorbals, Glasgow together by a range of activities for local people and families who live in the area. These will include a weekly ‘BIG Thursdays’ ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Bridging The Gap (Scotland)
£72,600 07/12/2017
24
towards two years' salary of the Director at a project supporting families and young people from disadvantaged communities by providing meals and activities in a deprived area of Glasgow
Foundation Scotland - Grant to Bridging The Gap (Gorbals Ecumenical Project)
£1,960 27/10/2017
5
To fund a creche associated with the group's monthly BIG Chat, International Women's Day evening, and Christmas party as well as hall hire, refreshments, and miscellaneous expenses for each event.
Corra Foundation - HDA-17/104
£4,000 30/03/2017
towards the salary of the part-time Project Worker.
Foundation Scotland - Bridging the Gap
£8,592 22/03/2016
11
To fund room hire, training, staff/volunteer costs, refreshments, materials and a summer trip in order to develop the organisation's work with young families in the Gorbals.
Foundation Scotland - Gorbals website development
£2,000 22/03/2016
12
To develop the Gorbals website, to the benefit of the local community.
Robertson Trust - Developing Young People Programme
£45,000 31/01/2016
Developing Young People Programme
Tudor Trust - Grant to Bridging The Gap
£25,000 04/02/2015
12
over one year towards core salary costs for community cohesion work in the Gorbals, Glasgow
Foundation Scotland - Grant to Bridging The Gap (Gorbals Ecumenical Project)
£3,193 04/11/2014
to contribute towards the cost of running workshops.
Woodward Charitable Trust - “Understanding Each Other” community inclusion project in Glasgow
£2,500 14/02/2012
Towards volunteer training places to help with the “Understanding Each Other” community inclusion project in Glasgow.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Directors (3)
Current Directors appointed

Age Range of Directors: 27-66
  • PACEK, Karolina
    Appointed: 2024
    Occupation: Social & Public Policy/Politics Graduate
Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in Scotland on 11/02/1999, number: SC028657
  • Notes: Former legal name was Bridging The Gap (Gorbals Ecumenical Project) from 11/02/1999 - 14/08/2023.
  • Registered at Companies House on 16/05/2005, number: SC284862
Filing Record
5 returns made; all on time
Main office

, G40 2DD

Objectives

4 The company’s objects are: 4.1 the prevention or relief of poverty. 4.2 the advancement of education. 4.3 the advancement of health. 4.4 the advancement of citizenship or community development. 4.5 the promotion of religious or racial harmony. 4.6 the promotion of equality and diversity. 4.7 the relief of those in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage. 4.8 the provision of recreational facilities, or the organisation of recreational activities, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom the facilities or activities are primarily intended.

Data Sources

Scottish Charity Regulator
360 Giving
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