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


Analysis by Giving is Great


  • The charity has received backing from a grant maker
  • 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

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board is predominantly male
Established: 11 years
(15 years as a company)
Scottish Charity RegulatorCompanies House
Financial Data
Income & Spending ?
Period ending 31/05/18 31/05/19 31/05/20 31/05/21 31/05/22 31/05/23
Total income £5 £104,493 £25,756 £25,747 £5,916 £59,406
Total spending £1,302 £2,689 £3,230 £3,056 £5,301 £12,614
Surplus/deficit -£1,297 £101,804 £22,526 £22,691 £615 £46,792
What it does
  • It carries out activities or services itself
Who it helps
  • Children or young people
  • Older People
  • People with disabilities or health problems','No specific group, or for the benefit of the community
  • The advancement of citizenship or community development
  • 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
  • The advancement of environmental protection or improvement
Where it operates
  • One or a few bases or facilities serving people who come from a broad area, main operating location: Scottish Borders

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
To be used for
County Durham Community Foundation - Reston Playpark
£5,000 26/05/2022
Towards providing an inclusive play park in the village of Reston.

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Directors (6)
Current Directors appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Directors: 39-76
Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in Scotland on 13/08/2013, number: SC044202
  • Notes: Previous Name- Grantshouse Community Centre Company From 13/08/2013 to 07/11/2017.
  • Registered at Companies House on 13/05/2008, number: SC342830
Filing Record
4 returns made; all on time
Main office

Brockholes, Duns, Berwickshire, TD11 3RL


The company has been formed to benefit the community of GRANTSHOUSE as defined by the postcode units, TD11 3RN, TD11 3RR, TD11 3RW, TD11 3RP, TD11 3RL, and TD14 5TP. (''the Community'), with the Purposes listed in the sub-articles hereto (“the Purposes”), to be exercised following the principles of sustainable development (where sustainable development means development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs), namely: 3.1 to provide or advance the accessibility of recreational, facilities, and/or organising recreational activities, which will be available to members of the Community and public at large with the object of improving the conditions of life of the Community. 3.2 advancement of citizenship or Community development, including rural or urban regeneration. 3.3 To advance environmental protection or improvement including preservation, sustainable development and conservation of the natural environment, the maintenance, improvement or provision of environmental amenities for the Community and/or the preservation of buildings or sites of architectural, historic or other importance to the Community.

Data Sources

Scottish Charity Regulator
360 Giving
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