Overall Score: 18 based on 7 data points
Finance: 2
Governance: 4
Support: 12
(no PartB)
Strong growth: +2,
Narrow trustee age band: -2, Dynamic board: +3, Gender balanced board: +3,
Supporters: +12


Analysis by Giving is Great


  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • There has been strong growth in spending since inception
  • There have been no income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board has little diversity in terms of age
Established: 12 years
Scottish Charity RegulatorCompanies House
Financial Data
Income & Spending ?
Period ending 31/03/18 31/03/19 31/03/20 31/03/21 31/03/22
Charitable activities £461,110 £703,446 £835,113
Donations & Legacies £1 £5,737 £3,412
Other Income
Investment Income
Total income £231,890 £461,111 £709,183 £838,525 £966,125
Charitable activities spending £454,960 £676,052 £753,104
Fundraising costs
Other spending
Total spending £221,284 £454,960 £676,052 £753,104 £946,632
Surplus/deficit £10,606 £6,151 £33,131 £85,421 £19,493
What it does
  • It carries out activities or services itself
Who it helps
  • No specific group, or for the benefit of the community
  • 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'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
The Henry Smith Charity £120,000
Foundation Scotland£109,916
Paul Hamlyn Foundation£104,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£40,000
Crisis UK£10,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
To be used for
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
£30,000 24/03/2021
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
£25,000 08/03/2021
towards Resilient award.
Foundation Scotland
£25,000 08/03/2021
towards Resilient award.
Scottish Government
£10,000 18/02/2021
Detailed description not provided.
Scottish Government
£74,994 16/02/2021
Detailed description not provided.
The Henry Smith Charity
£120,000 04/02/2021
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
£12,610 13/01/2021
Detailed description not provided.
Foundation Scotland
£5,000 03/12/2020
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
£40,000 13/11/2020
The Larder: Core Costs
Foundation Scotland
£50,000 15/07/2020
to contribute towards the salary costs of the Chief Executive.
Scottish Government
£36,828 15/05/2020
Detailed description not provided.
Scottish Government
£59,493 23/04/2020
Detailed description not provided.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
£20,000 22/04/2020
Support to aid the organisation in dealing with the challenges posed by COVID19.
Foundation Scotland
£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
£10,000 09/04/2020
Food for clients in Bed &Breakfast accommodation
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
£54,000 13/05/2019
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
£10,000 02/11/2018
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
The Robertson Trust
£26,000 30/04/2018
The Salary Costs of the Training Officer
The National Lottery Community Fund
£9,500 17/01/2018
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
£10,000 10/11/2017
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
The Robertson Trust
£12,500 21/03/2017
The Salary Costs of the Training Officer
Corra Foundation
£4,000 01/12/2016
towards the running costs of the Hospitality Skills Training Programme for 30 disadvantaged young people
The Robertson Trust
£12,500 29/02/2016
The Salary Costs of the Training Officer
Scottish Council For Voluntary Organisations
£4,900 03/07/2015
Detailed information not yet available.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Directors (6)
Current Directors appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Directors: 46-60
Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in Scotland on 31/08/2011, number: SC042554
  • Registered at Companies House on 01/08/2011, number: SC404466
Main office

, EH54 9BJ


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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