Finance Score: 1
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 13
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • No PartB
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +13
Overall GiG Score: 20 ?

SHEFFIELD WOMEN'S COUNSELLING AND THERAPY SERVICE LIMITED 

Sheffield Women's Counselling and Therapy Service (also known as Saffron) is a women-only organisation which provides psychotherapy/ counselling for women. Saffron is currently funded to offer psychotherapy to women over the age of 16 who have experienced some form of trauma, such as abuse (physical, emotional and/or sexual), harassment or neglect.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • 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
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
Established: 32 years
(34 years as a company)

www.saffronsheffield.org.uk

office@saffronsheffield.org.uk

01142752157

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Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
£k
Spending
£k
Surplus/
Deficit
Fundraising
Cost £k
Total
Funds £k
Unrestricted
Funds £k
Mths
Rsrvs
Staff Volun-
teers
31/03/23£293£298£-5n/an/an/an/an/a4
31/03/22£249£275£-26n/an/an/an/an/a3
31/03/21£303£210£93n/an/an/an/an/a5
31/03/20£153£206£-53n/an/an/an/an/a5
31/03/19£210£206£4n/an/an/an/an/a4
31/03/18£225£206£19£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£243£236£7£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£264£243£21£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£229£200£30£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14*£190£217£-27£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£221£222£-1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£254£257£-2£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£386£226£159£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£206£192£14£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£194£195£-1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08*£174£176£-3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£163£138£26£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£175£168£7£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£151£155£-3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£144£120£23£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
What it does
  • Education/Training
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
Who works here?
  • 4 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Defined Groups
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Sheffield City,

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
Henry Smith Charity£372,500
National Lottery Community Fund£196,684
The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund£100,000
Lloyds Bank Foundation£52,250
DCMS£35,109
Rosa UK£3,264
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Saffron Sheffield
£196,684 25/08/2023
The project will use the funding to provide support and counselling to women affected by trauma through free specialised long-term therapy group work and peer support. This aims to reduce isolation ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Saffron Sheffield
£195,000 11/05/2023
36
towards three years' continuation funding of the running costs of an organisation providing therapeutic and group support for women who have experienced abuse in Sheffield.
Lloyds Bank Foundation - One off gift towards cost of living crisis to Sheffield Womens Counselling and Therapy Service Limited
£2,250 14/12/2022
One off gift to support with the cost of living crisis
The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund - Grant to Saffron Sheffield
£100,000 13/12/2022
Main Grant Unrestricted Core Costs
Rosa UK - C19 R4-SSWCTS-2021
£3,264 30/03/2021
A grant of £3,264 was awarded for the post of Office Co-ordinator to support the organisation’s administrative capacity as it responds to increasing demand from women whose mental health has been ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Recovery grant to Sheffield Womens Counselling and Therapy Service Limited
£50,000 02/12/2020
24
Unrestricted grant over two years towards the core costs of Sheffield Womens Counselling and Therapy Service Limited, awarded under the Foundation's Sexual Abuse and Exploitation funding stream. Part ....more
DCMS - DCMS VSCE CMC Covid Funding
£35,109 02/12/2020
The Community Match Challenge is an £85M fund aimed at supporting the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) in their COVID response. Awards were made to philanthropists, foundations and ....more
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Sheffield Women's Counselling and Therapy Service
£1,000 25/03/2020
Grant through the Heart of the Community Fund to support the running costs.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Saffron Sheffield
£177,500 10/12/2019
36
towards three years' running costs of a project providing therapeutic services and group sessions for women who have experienced abuse in Sheffield
Tudor Trust - Grant to Sheffield Women's Counselling and Therapy Service
£20,000 07/09/2016
12
over one year as continuatiion funding towards core salaries
Tudor Trust - Grant to Sheffield Women's Counselling and Therapy Service
£94,000 28/11/2013
36
over three years towards core costs, including the salary of a new post of transitions worker and the establishment of a new triage service
National Lottery Community Fund - Life beyond trauma and abuse
£489,751 20/11/2013
60
This is a continuation and development of the RC critical trauma and abuse project, now known as life beyond trauma and abuse, run by Sheffield WomenÂ’s Counselling and Therapy Service (SWCTS). ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (5)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 31-66
  • AHMINA AKHTAR Appointed: 2016, Occupation: Psychosocial Practitioner
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 26/03/1992, number: 1010129
  • Registered at Companies House on 15/11/1989, number: 02443288
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • 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
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR14: 0 days late, AR08: 27 days late,
Main office

289 Abbeydale Road
Netheredge
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S7 1FJ

Objectives

1. TO PROMOTE AND PROTECT THE MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF WOMEN AND GIRLS, IN PARTICULAR THROUGH THE PROVISION OF COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY AND2. TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC WITH REGARD TO THE MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF WOMEN AND GIRLS

Defined Area of Benefit:

SHEFFIELD

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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