Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 December 2017
The Gloucester Diocesan Board Of Finance
- Gloucester D B F, Church House, College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LY
Aims & activities
The DBF undertakes three principle activities: i. It funds cost associated with the vast majority of Church of England clergy in the diocese, ii. It is responsible for the custody and management of the synod's funds iii. It provides services to other councils and committees within the diocese, primarily PCCs and schools.
What the charity does
- Religious activities
Who the charity helps
- Other charities or voluntary bodies
- Other defined groups
How the charity works
- Provides human resources
- Provides services
- Provides advocacy/advice/information
- Acts as an umbrella or resource body
Income and Endowments:
* £1.4M investment gains(losses)
Assets and liabilities
- £48.6M Own use assets
- £24.8M Long term investments
- £-2.4M Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £8.2M Other assets
- £2.5M Total liabilities
This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries
Recognised by HMRC for gift aid
Charitable spending ratios
Ratios have to be put in context. They should be read in conjunction with the charity’s financial statements on which they’re based if they are to be interpreted correctly and sound conclusions drawn. For example the accounting rules affect what can be classed as income or expenditure. Where a charity which purchases land to further its objects the accounting rules do not permit including the purchase cost as charitable spending in its accounts. Instead it is ‘capitalised’ and shown on the balance sheet. Similarly a charity that receives an endowment it can’t spend may have a lower percentage of charitable spending as a proportion of income in the year of receipt as compared to the previous year as a result. Ratios may also be affected by the way a charity operates. For example, a charity which primarily generates income from investments may have lower cost of raising funds than one which employs fundraisers. A grant-making charity funding other charities to undertake an activity will have much lower staffing costs compared to a charity employing staff to perform that activity.
Charitable spending (including governance costs) as a percentage of the group’s total income available for charitable activities.
The charity group’s total income adjusted for the trading subsidiaries costs of income generation and other costs to give the percentage available to the parent for charitable spending.
The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
Accounts and trustees' annual report
(A) TO PROMOTE AND ASSIST THE WORK, OBJECTS AND PURPOSES OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION IN (BUT NOT LIMITED TO) THE DIOCESE; (B) TO ADVANCE SUCH OTHER OBJECTS OR PURPOSES WHICH ARE EXCLUSIVELY CHARITABLE ACCORDING TO THE LAW OF ENGLAND AND WALES IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD AND IN SUCH MANNER AS THE TRUSTEES MAY IN THEIR ABSOLUTE DISCRETION CONSIDER MAY BE EXPEDIENT FOR THE BETTER PROMOTION AND ASSISTANCE OF THE WORK OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION AS AMENDED 11/07/1968 INCORPORATED 30/12/1919 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION REGISTERED AT COMPANIES HOUSE ON 25 NOV 2003 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION REGISTERED AT COMPANIES HOUSE ON 12 APR 2019
Area of benefit
Diocese Of Gloucester
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property. Some or all of this land or property must be used for the charity’s purposes.
- 17 Trustees
- 43 Employees
- 0 Volunteers
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Bath And North East Somerset
- Bristol City
- North Somerset
- South Gloucestershire