Finance Score: 2
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 7
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +7
Overall GiG Score: 15 ?


Leeds Women's Aid works with women & children, being a voice & leader in the sector. LWA support women & children experiencing domestic violence and abuse and aims to eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls. We offer a range of services including safe houses and refuges, community & telephone support, women's groups and hubs, and support to children & young people and coordinate partnerships.
Analysis by Giving is Great


  • There has been reasonable growth in spending over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • Unrestricted reserves appear to be dangerously low at the latest year end

Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
Cost £k
Funds £k
Funds £k
Staff Volun-

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 1.8%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 1.8%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 2%
Highest pay band: £70,000-£80,000
Liabilities/Assets: 50%
Liabilities/Income: 25%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 84%
Reserves/Spending: 2.5 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 3 months
Quick Ratio: 1.7
Asset Split ?
Established: 33 years


Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies House
Listed activities
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Support for victims of domestic or sexual abuse
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Leeds City,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Defined Groups

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
Comic Relief£547,473
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government£98,049
Leeds Community Foundation£2,500
Specific Donations
Amount When
To be used for
Sir George Martin Trust - Grant to Leeds Women's Aid
£2,494 07/07/2022
Capital costs for Youth Welfare & Education
Leeds Community Foundation - Grant to Leeds Women's Aid
£2,500 21/09/2020
Supporting victims of domestic violence
Comic Relief - Leeds Women's Aid Recovery Funding
£38,116 23/06/2020
COVID19 Recovery funding
DCMS - Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation: COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund
£98,049 05/06/2020
NET, Comic Relief and Children in Need will use this funding to provide: increased support to vulnerable people and hidden groups, thus reducing the burden on public services; reach local grassroots ....more
£31,209 20/05/2020
NET, Comic Relief and Children in Need will use this funding to provide: increased support to vulnerable people and hidden groups, thus reducing the burden on public services; reach local grassroots ....more
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government - DOMESTIC ABUSE
£98,049 01/04/2020
A further 25 charities will receive a share of 1 million boost as part of the governments 10 million emergency fund.
Comic Relief - Women's Lives Leeds (WLL) VOICES
£509,357 03/07/2019
The aim of Women’s Lives Leeds VOICES is for Leeds to become the UK’s first Women Friendly City. The aim would be to create changes to how women and girls see and experience Leeds as a place to ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Leeds Women's Aid
£127,465 26/06/2019
This project will provide support for children and young people affected by domestic abuse who are either in refuge or in the community to increase their confidence, wellbeing and keep them safe.
National Lottery Community Fund - WGI Stage 2
£2,022,528 22/03/2016
The most vulnerable women and their children experiencing domestic violence will benefit from the recruitment of a team of complex case workers offering awareness and advice activities. A peer ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Leeds Women's Aid
£30,000 26/04/2013
Leeds Women's Aid provides accommodation and support for women and children who have experienced domestic abuse. They will use the grant to contribute to one of their core salaries.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Leeds Women's Aid
£60,000 12/11/2012
towards three years' continuation funding of the running costs of a project in Leeds that supports women who have been trafficked for the purpose of sex work
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 30-80
  • JILL EZARD Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Freelancer
  • NNEKA IKEOGU Appointed: 2013, Occupation: Educational Psycologist
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 12/11/1991, number: 1005884
  • Registered at Companies House on 08/07/1991, number: 02627468
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; all on time
Main office

PO Box 420
LS14 9JX


The objects of the charity are for the public benefit, including the promotion of women-centered support and the provision of services for the advancement of women and the support of those who have experienced Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse, in particular, but not limited to, women, children and young people in Leeds and surrounding areas.

Defined Area of Benefit:


Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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