Finance Score: 2
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 9
  • Strong growth: +2
  • No PartB
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +9
Overall GiG Score: 17 ?

THE LARDER WEST LOTHIAN 

Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • 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 income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age 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 £461,110 £703,446 £835,113 £1,252,329
Donations & Legacies £1 £5,737 £3,412 £52,101
Other Income
Investment Income
Total income £231,890 £461,111 £709,183 £838,525 £966,125 £1,304,430
Charitable activities spending £454,960 £676,052 £753,104 £1,242,289
Fundraising costs
Other spending
Total spending £221,284 £454,960 £676,052 £753,104 £946,632 £1,242,289
Surplus/deficit £10,606 £6,151 £33,131 £85,421 £19,493 £62,141
Established: 13 years
Scottish Charity RegulatorCompanies House
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • It carries out activities or services itself
GiG Classification
  • Community food services
Purposes
  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of health','the advancement of environmental protection or improvement
Where it operates
  • Wider, but within one local authority area, main operating location: West Lothian
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
Scottish Government£193,925
Henry Smith Charity£120,000
Foundation Scotland£84,916
National Lottery Community Fund£74,968
Garfield Weston Foundation£70,000
Paul Hamlyn Foundation£50,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Co-Operative Group - Grant to The Larder
£1,634 21/10/2023
We'd like to run two 'Cook and Dine' courses for food insecure individuals to develop peer relationships and build life skills while utilising food as the catalyst for learning.
National Lottery Community Fund - Catalyst Kitchen UKPCOL
£74,968 17/02/2023
This group will address food insecurity in West Lothian by scaling up a number of established food provision services. The project targets older people low income households those experiencing food ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 20/01/2023
The Larder West Lothian - Fighting Hunger and Poverty, with Dignity
Co-Operative Group - Grant to The Larder
£2,155 22/10/2022
Catalyst Kitchen provides a food lifeline delivered to your door or to a local community partner for those experiencing food insecurity.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Covid-19 Emergency Funding
£30,000 24/03/2021
12
The Larder uses cooking and food as a medium to help young people to improve their confidence, reconnect with learning, and move into employment. It runs a cooking school and four community cafés, ....more
Foundation Scotland - Grant to The Larder West Lothian
£25,000 08/03/2021
towards Resilient award.
Scottish Government - The Larder West Lothian
£10,000 18/02/2021
Detailed description not provided.
Scottish Government - The Larder West Lothian
£74,994 16/02/2021
Detailed description not provided.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to The Larder West Lothian
£120,000 04/02/2021
36
towards three years' salary of the Progression Co-ordinator and the Employability Liaison Officer of the 'Academy Project' providing training and employability support for young people from ....more
Scottish Government - The Larder West Lothian
£12,610 13/01/2021
Detailed description not provided.
Foundation Scotland - Grant to The Larder West Lothian
£5,000 03/12/2020
4
To enable The Larder West Lothian to employ a fulltime Food Support Worker/Driver to manage the distribution of its hot meal deliveries to vulnerable people in West Lothian.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£40,000 13/11/2020
The Larder: Core Costs
Foundation Scotland - Chief Executive Salary
£50,000 15/07/2020
to contribute towards the salary costs of the Chief Executive.
Scottish Government - The Larder West Lothian
£36,828 15/05/2020
Detailed description not provided.
Scottish Government - The Larder West Lothian
£59,493 23/04/2020
Detailed description not provided.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - COVID19 Emergency Funding
£20,000 22/04/2020
3
Support to aid the organisation in dealing with the challenges posed by COVID19.
Foundation Scotland - Grant to The Larder West Lothian
£4,916 22/04/2020
To provide in excess of 2000 cooked chilled meals per week to the most vulnerable families across West Lothian.
Crisis UK - Grant to The Larder
£10,000 09/04/2020
Food for clients in Bed &Breakfast accommodation
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Growing The Larder's capacity to change lives through food
£54,000 13/05/2019
24
To develop the infrastructure, evaluation system and reach of a programme that helps young people to improve confidence and employability through cooking.
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations - Food For All
£10,000 02/11/2018
36
The Larder currently delivers hospitality training and employability services for those furthest from the job market and we teach commercial customers to cook, including children and adults. Our ....more
Robertson Trust - The Salary Costs of the Training Officer
£26,000 30/04/2018
The Salary Costs of the Training Officer
National Lottery Community Fund - Calderwood Community Food Hub
£9,500 17/01/2018
12
This group are setting up a new community food hub in East Calder which will be used for training placements for young people and community events. This grant will fund equipment and initial costs ....more
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations - Food For All
£10,000 10/11/2017
36
What we will do The larder's proposition is that it will develop and pilot a new project called Food For All. This project will offer weekly dining and volunteering experiences for individuals and ....more
Foundation Scotland - The Larder Manager Post
£45,000 09/05/2017
36
to contribute towards the salary costs of the Manager.
Robertson Trust - The Salary Costs of the Training Officer
£12,500 21/03/2017
The Salary Costs of the Training Officer
Corra Foundation - HDA-16/705
£4,000 01/12/2016
towards the running costs of the Hospitality Skills Training Programme for 30 disadvantaged young people
Robertson Trust - The Salary Costs of the Training Officer
£12,500 29/02/2016
The Salary Costs of the Training Officer
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations - Let's Cook
£4,900 03/07/2015
Detailed information not yet available.
Foundation Scotland - Grant to The Larder West Lothian
£9,963 26/06/2012
7
to cover core costs of running a new pilot programme.
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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: 30-61
Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in Scotland on 31/08/2011, number: SC042554
  • Registered at Companies House on 01/08/2011, number: SC404466
Filing Record
5 returns made; AR20: 64 days late,
Main office

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Objectives

2.1 To further the education and skills development of young people in West Lothian in an attempt to increase their chances of sustainable employment. 2.2 To educate and raise awareness of the 'field to fork' approach to a sustainable food system. 2.3 To advance health and the advance the protection and improvement of the environment. 2.4 To relieve poverty particularly among the residents of West Lothian

Data Sources

Scottish Charity Regulator
360 Giving
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