Finance Score: 2
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 8
  • Strong growth: +2
  • No PartB
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +8
Overall GiG Score: 19 ?


Analysis by Giving is Great


  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers recently
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition
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 £419,137 £477,034 £503,891 £283,333 £572,459
Donations & Legacies £676,120 £1,013,216 £1,214,005 £1,747,989 £1,852,619
Other Income £34,708
Investment Income £30,149 £27,582 £15,670 £7,189
Total income £1,135,153 £1,530,251 £1,764,562 £2,069,196 £1,742,774 £2,453,966
Charitable activities spending £1,130,139 £463,900 £1,559,532 £1,541,404 £2,546,306
Fundraising costs 57%
Other spending £10,275
Total spending £1,130,139 £1,326,056 £1,559,532 £1,541,404 £1,619,169 £2,546,306
Surplus/deficit £5,014 £204,195 £205,030 £527,792 £123,605 -£92,340
Established: 17 years
(20 years as a company)
Scottish Charity RegulatorCompanies House
Listed activities
  • It makes grants, donations or gifts to organisations
  • It carries out activities or services itself
GiG Classification
  • Community food services
  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of health','the advancement of environmental protection or improvement
Where it operates
  • More than one local authority area in Scotland, main operating location: Aberdeen
Who it helps
  • No specific group, or for the benefit of the community

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 Community Fund£169,551
Scottish Government£53,961
The Clothworkers Foundation£20,000
Foundation Scotland£19,500
Specific Donations
Amount When
To be used for
Co-Operative Group - Grant to CFINE Community and Mobile Pantry
£1,798 21/10/2023
We would like to continue to offer a family-oriented, shop-like experience at a fixed weekly price of £2.50; funding ensures we can stock the pantry with healthy, balanced items.
National Lottery Community Fund - Strengthening Inclusion - A Volunteers’ Development Plan
£149,551 17/03/2022
The group will use the funding to improve the support and structures in place for some 900 volunteers across their services. This will involve the recruitment of a volunteer development worker who ....more
Scottish Government - Community Food Initiatives North East Limited
£18,810 15/03/2021
Detailed description not provided.
Foundation Scotland - Grant to Community Food Initiatives North East
£5,000 08/12/2020
To contribute to the employment of a driver/lead store person to support the process of distributing surplus and donated food to people living in the North East of Scotland who are experiencing food ....more
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Community Food Initiatives North East
£20,000 27/10/2020
refurbishment of warehouse for a charity supporting young people and the community Aberdeen
£5,000 07/10/2020
NET, Comic Relief and Children in Need will use this funding to provide: increased support to vulnerable people and hidden groups, thus reducing the burden on public services; reach local grassroots ....more
Foundation Scotland - Grant to Community Food Initiatives North East
£5,000 07/10/2020
to increase the working hours of staff including drivers and those working in their storage facility to support the process of distributing surplus and donated food to people living in the North East ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - CFINE Volunteer Development Programme
£10,000 23/09/2020
This group will pilot a person-centred 12-week training programme for volunteers recruiting and supporting 4 volunteers who will design participate shape and review the programme. This will allow the ....more
Foundation Scotland - Grant to Community Food Initiatives North East
£5,500 24/06/2020
To fund the purchase of a new electric cargo bicycle as part of CFINE?s ?Vegaroonitoon? service providing access to fresh food for people in Aberdeen who experience food poverty, are isolated, and/or ....more
Scottish Government - Community Food Initiatives North East Limited
£35,151 22/06/2020
Detailed description not provided.
Foundation Scotland - Grant to Community Food Initiatives North East
£4,000 15/04/2020
To fund volunteer expenses and support for volunteers involved in food distribution to vulnerable people in Aberdeen, plus the costs of bags for food parcels.
National Lottery Community Fund - Cfine- COVID 19 response
£10,000 08/04/2020
This group will use the funding to continue their delivery of food to vulnerable people and increase the scale of their work to meet demand during the COVID-19 crisis.
National Lottery Community Fund - Granite City Community Growing
£7,780 19/10/2018
This group will continue to employ a development worker to encourage communities to use ground allocated by the council to grow fruit and vegetables for their own consumption.
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations - Embedding Digital at CFINE
£9,552 03/09/2018
Detailed information not yet available.
Robertson Trust - The Roots and Shoots Project
£20,000 25/07/2017
The Roots and Shoots Project
Robertson Trust - the Roots and Shoots Project
£10,000 29/02/2016
the Roots and Shoots Project
Foundation Scotland - Development Efficiency Effectiveness Productivity (DEEP)
£128,107 13/03/2014
Community Food Initiatives North East improves community health and wellbeing by providing a range of healthy eating initiatives for disadvantaged communities in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray. ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Volunteer Support, Development and Training
£10,000 10/04/2012
The initiative will introduce a more structured framework of support for current and future volunteers. The initiative will do this by employing three sessional support workers and introducing an ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Directors (9)
Current Directors appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Directors: 29-72
Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in Scotland on 16/02/2007, number: SC037833
  • Registered at Companies House on 20/01/2004, number: SC262156
Filing Record
5 returns made; all on time
Main office

, AB11 5RW


the company's objects are:- (1) To advance the education and relieve the poverty of residents in the north east of Scotland by promoting healthy eating and making food stuffs and other produce accessible and affordable through community food initiatives (2) To relieve the poverty of residents in the north east of Scotland by encouraging the development of schemes where waste food is minimised by establishing systems to divert food from waste disposal to those individuals in need to protect the natural environment and improve the health of those in need (3) To promote, establish and operate other schemes of a charitable nature for the benefit of the community within north east Scotland. (4) To promote and organise activities which improve the environment. (5) To advance and promote health.

Data Sources

Scottish Charity Regulator
360 Giving
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