Finance Score: -1
Governance Score: 2
Support Score: 6
  • Volatile income
  • spending growth: -1
  • No PartB
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Mainly male board: -1
  • Grant maker support: +6
Overall GiG Score: 7 ?

THE FALKIRK FOOTBALL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION 

Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board is predominantly male

Financial issues to consider:

  • Income has been volatile recently but spending has been maintained
Established: 14 years
Scottish Charity RegulatorCompanies House
UN SDGs
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Financial Data
Income & Spending ?
Period ending 31/05/17 31/05/18 31/05/19 31/05/20 31/05/21 31/05/22 31/05/23
Charitable activities £667,829 £937,194 £523,637 £319,519 £571,102
Donations & Legacies £543,346 £196,075
Other Income
Investment Income
Total income £937,856 £667,829 £937,194 £1,066,983 £515,594 £659,056 £633,663
Charitable activities spending £612,091 £944,951 £667,963 £521,511 £727,555
Fundraising costs 1% 1% 0%
Other spending
Total spending £871,870 £619,897 £948,235 £667,963 £521,511 £658,668 £727,555
Surplus/deficit £65,986 £47,932 -£11,041 £399,020 -£5,917 £388 -£93,892
What it does
  • It carries out activities or services itself
Who it helps
  • No specific group, or for the benefit of the community
Purposes
  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of public participation in sport
  • 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
Where it operates
  • More than one local authority area in Scotland, main operating location: Falkirk

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
Scottish Government£79,741
RS Macdonald Charitable Trust£28,290
National Lottery Community Fund£9,199
Foundation Scotland£4,800
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Foundation Scotland - Grant to The Falkirk Football Community Foundation
£4,800 18/11/2020
To provide equipment that will support the transition towards remote working, which in turn will ensure the Community Foundation?s delivery continues during the challenges faced by COVID-19.
Scottish Government - Falkirk Football Community Foundation
£79,741 09/04/2020
Detailed description not provided.
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Falkirk Football Community Foundation
£500 07/04/2020
Grant through the Colleagues in the Community Fund to support Midnight League, a diversionary programme in Falkirk that aims to have a positive impact on crime and antisocial behaviour.
RS Macdonald Charitable Trust - Falkirk Blind Club
£28,290 27/11/2019
The Falkirk Foundation Blind Club supports elderly, disabled people who are registered blind or visually impaired and suffer from, or are at risk of, isolation/loneliness. Members are brought ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - The Falkirk Skills Academy
£9,199 09/07/2019
12
This project will enable the organisation to deliver an improved version of their existing early-intervention programme to at risk young people. The project will use football and the assets of the ....more
Robertson Trust - The Falkirk Skills Academy
£20,000 01/06/2018
The Falkirk Skills Academy
National Lottery Community Fund - Connecting Communities Through Football
£8,720 22/02/2017
12
Connecting Communities Through Football
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations - Digital Silver Bairns
£8,950 01/12/2015
Falkirk Football Community Foundation will utilise the passion for Falkirk Football Club that exists in the community to deliver an innovative programme. The programme will increase people’s basic ....more
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations - Digital Employment Skills
£8,150 01/12/2015
We plan to offer a 3 stage employability programme to help people attain digital skills and the confidence to apply for benefits, jobs and to return to work. We will deliver an open day and 3 stages ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Access to online learning for all
£10,000 20/01/2011
12
The foundation will improve the IT facilities in its learning centre, providing the participants of its programmes with the opportunity to improve their IT skills and access online learning. The ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Directors (7)
Current Directors appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Directors: 39-63
Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in Scotland on 22/09/2010, number: SC041791
  • Registered at Companies House on 01/09/2010, number: SC384619
Filing Record
5 returns made; AR20: 20 days late,
Main office

The Falkirk Stadium, 6 Stadium Way, Falkirk, FK2 9EE

Objectives

3.1 The Company shall operate for the advancement for the public benefit of the following charitable purposes or objects: 3.2 the advancement of public participation in sport and , in particular, the promotion of participation by members of the public in healthy sporting activities, including, but not limited to, football. 3.3 the advancement of citizenship or community development and, in particular the provision of support for community-based facilities and activities undertaken by football clubs. 3.4 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. and 3.5 The advancement of education in the community in Scotland by promoting, alone or in conjunction with others, football and other sports, literacy, numeracy, life skills, and social activities to a cross section of the community. 3.6 the advancement of any of the above purposes or objects by the giving of grants or the provision of funding to persons undertaking projects, initiatives and/or activities which further any of the above objects and are wholly charitable within the meaning of the Taxes Acts and also and section 7 of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 or any statutory amendment or re-enactment thereof.

Data Sources

Scottish Charity Regulator
360 Giving
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