Finance Score: 5
Governance Score: 0
Support Score: 8
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • No PartB
(no info on trustees)
    • Grant maker support: +8
    Overall GiG Score: 13 ?


    Analysis by Giving is Great


    • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers recently
    • There has been strong growth in spending since inception
    • There have been no income shortfalls in recent years
    • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
    • This charity is based in an area of high deprivation
    Established: 6 years
    Scottish Charity Regulator
    UN SDGs
    Financial Data
    Income & Spending ?
    Period ending 31/03/19 31/03/20 31/03/21 31/03/22 31/03/23
    Charitable activities £2,510 £66,528
    Donations & Legacies £368,604
    Other Income
    Investment Income £137 £1,323
    Total income £109,027 £229,931 £371,251 £298,910 £464,320
    Charitable activities spending £253,664 £432,950
    Fundraising costs 0% 0%
    Other spending
    Total spending £3,968 £225,318 £253,664 £292,760 £433,099
    Surplus/deficit £105,059 £4,613 £117,587 £6,150 £31,221
    Listed activities
    • It makes grants, donations or gifts to organisations
    • It carries out activities or services itself
    • The advancement of education
    • The advancement of citizenship or community development
    • The advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science','the advancement of environmental protection or improvement
    Where it operates
    • City of Edinburgh
    • This charity is based in an area of high deprivation
    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','Other charities or voluntary bodies

    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£146,827
    Scottish Government£97,371
    Foundation Scotland£30,425
    The Clothworkers Foundation£4,980
    Specific Donations
    Amount When
    To be used for
    National Lottery Community Fund - Learning Working and Growing together for a flourishing community
    £146,827 08/06/2022
    This group will use the funding to deliver a variety of activities and community events from the farmhouse for people living in the surrounding areas in the south-east of Edinburgh. Activities will ....more
    Co-Operative Group - Grant to Bridgend Farmhouse
    £901 23/10/2021
    We'd like to build an outdoor sensory play area to enable children of all ages to have somewhere local that is safe, free, and accessible to have fun and build together outdoors.
    Foundation Scotland - Bridgend Compost-Toilet Community Build
    £2,770 30/09/2021
    To fund a compostable toilet.
    Scottish Government - Bridgend Farmhouse
    £38,000 07/04/2021
    Detailed description not provided.
    Scottish Government - Bridgend Farmhouse
    £11,313 18/02/2021
    Detailed description not provided.
    Foundation Scotland - Grant to Bridgend Farmhouse
    £2,920 15/12/2020
    to contribute towards delivering the stone wall training project.
    Foundation Scotland - Grant to Bridgend Farmhouse
    £4,891 09/12/2020
    To purchase equipment and pay staff costs allowing BF to adapt their services to consider social distancing, hygiene restrictions, and the needs of those with high levels of anxiety or other mental ....more
    Foundation Scotland - Grant to Bridgend Farmhouse
    £14,844 29/06/2020
    to contribute towards continuing the Sunday drop-in activity sessions.
    The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Bridgend Farmhouse
    £4,980 08/06/2020
    COVID19 : Purchase of kitchen equipment for a charity that works with a disadvantaged community in Edinburgh
    Scottish Government - Bridgend Farmhouse
    £19,656 22/05/2020
    Detailed description not provided.
    Scottish Government - Bridgend Farmhouse
    £10,302 24/04/2020
    Detailed description not provided.
    Foundation Scotland - Grant to Bridgend Farmhouse
    £5,000 17/04/2020
    To provide healthy meals to isolated and vulnerable people in South East Edinburgh.
    Scottish Government - Bridgend Farmhouse
    £18,100 16/04/2020
    Detailed description not provided.
    Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Bridgend Farmhouse
    £500 25/03/2020
    Grant through the Heart of the Community Fund to fund specialist trainer costs to oversee and deliver a Training and Volunteer Programme where the community will get together to build an Eco-Bothy.
    Robertson Trust - The salary costs of the Skills Development Coordinator
    £13,000 04/12/2018
    The salary costs of the Skills Development Coordinator
    Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations - Real Fast Food
    £9,973 29/10/2018
    Proposal Having received requests about whether we could offer healthy 'fast-food', we propose to use our training kitchen to: prepare simple, healthy, food – 2 x simple courses, as fresh, ....more
    Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations - “Come Dine wi' us” - Cooking Training Group and Community Cafe
    £4,930 02/12/2016
    We want to build on our successful pilot project, a cooking training group and community cafe. We want to develop, extend and sustain a model that can continue once our farmhouse renovation is ....more
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    Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

    How is it governed?


    Sorry we have no information about the Trustees.

    Legal constitution
    • Charity registered in Scotland on 22/05/2018, number: SC048396
    • Notes: This charity was established to replace Bridgend Inspiring Growth (SC042769) Bridgend Inspiring Growth (SC042769) has now wound up and passed its assets and liabilities to Bridgend Farmhouse (SC048396) which is a Community Benefit Society
    Filing Record
    4 returns made; all on time
    Main office

    41 Old Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 4TE


    (a) the objects of the Society shall consist only of charitable purposes for the public benefit to: (b) To advance community development by providing opportunities for active citizenship and volunteering through the shared ownership and running of Bridgend Farmhouse. (c) To advance education and training in the community by utilising the farmhouse site for various learning activities, particularly those that support engagement in the outdoors, local woodlands, sustainability, and environmental and place-based education. (d) To advance health, both physical and mental, and address health inequalities and social isolation to support people to live happy, healthy and enriched lives. (e) To advance the arts, heritage and culture of the local area and on site. (f) To promote equality and diversity by providing accessible facilities and a diversity of activities. (g) To advance environmental protection, biodiversity and the enjoyment of the Craigmillar Castle park, and promote and enable sustainable development and living practices.

    Data Sources

    Scottish Charity Regulator
    360 Giving
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