Overall GiG Score: 17 based on 19 data points
Finance: 2
Governance: 8
Support: 7
Liabilities <10%: +3, Excess liquidity: -1, Income diversified: +3, Fundraising costs high: -3,
12+ Trustees: -1, Good trustee age range: +3, Dynamic board: +3, Gender balanced board: +3,
Supporters: +7


Rainbows Hospice for Children & Young People is a purpose built 14 bedded unit in Loughborough, Leics serving life threatened & life limited children, young people & their families in the East Midlands & South Yorkshire. We aim to provide the highest quality of family centred care. We provide a research based, holistic approach to respite & terminal care, symptom control & bereavement support.
Analysis by Giving is Great


  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • Income generation is well diversified
  • 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
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • There are 15 trustees whereas the Charities Commission recommends a maximum of 12

Financial issues to consider:

  • Liquidity appeared to be in excess of CC guidelines at the latest year end especially considering the historic stability of income
  • Fundraising costs are extremely high relative to funds raised
Established: 31 years




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Financial Data ?

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

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 33.4%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 31.1%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 6%
Highest pay band: £80,000-£90,000
Liabilities/Assets: 7%
Liabilities/Income: 12%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 73%
Reserves/Spending: 15.5 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 9 months
Quick Ratio: 4.5
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Disability
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
Who works here?
  • 170 employees
  • 208 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • People With Disabilities
How it operates
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Barnsley, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rotherham, Rutland,

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
Department of Health and Social Care£603,293
The National Lottery Community Fund£10,000
Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust£5,000
Co-operative Group£4,343
Specific Donations
Amount When
To be used for
Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust
£5,000 29/11/2021
Core Funding
Masonic Charitable Foundation
£970 10/11/2021
Unrestricted funding for hospices
Co-operative Group
£4,343 23/10/2021
We'd like to provide a space for families who are bereaved to come together to celebrate precious lives and lament their loss.
Department of Health and Social Care
£603,293 14/09/2021
The grant supports the sustainable hospice service offer of palliative and end of life care for children and young people.
The National Lottery Community Fund
£10,000 19/03/2021
The group will use the funding to support young adults with complex care needs. This will help vulnerable people feel less socially isolated and bring the community together.
BBC Children in Need
£2,060 17/06/2020
COVID19 - This grant will provide 2 laptops and IT support for staff to deliver online activities to children with life limiting conditions during Covid 19. Support will increase their opportunities ....more
The Grocers' Charity
£2,500 11/12/2019
Supporting people with rare medical conditions
BBC Children in Need
£79,998 14/06/2017
This project will provide tailored therapeutic play to children who have life-limiting conditions. Outcomes include increased opportunity for fun, increased opportunites to express a choice and ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (15)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 13/15 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 32-72
  • DANIEL WALSH Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Advanced Clinical Practitioner
  • PAUL STOTHARD (Chair) Appointed: 2017, Occupation: Partner Of Pathways Management - Consultancy
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 04/09/1992, number: 1014051
  • Registered at Companies House on 27/08/1992, number: 02743297
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
Other Regulators
  • Care Quality Commission
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from LOUGHBOROUGH GATEWAY CLUB on 12/12/2022
Main office

Rainbows Childrens Hospice
Lark Rise
LE11 2HS


4. Objects4.1. The Charity's objects ('Objects') are specifically restricted to promoting the relief of illness and suffering for young persons by the provision of palliative care and in such ways as the Charity shall from time to time see fit, and in particular in the East Midlands Counties of England and adjacent areas and in particular (but without prejudice to the generality whether geographical or otherwise of such object) by:4.1.1. establishing, maintaining and conducting hospices, residential nursing or convalescent homes for the reception of young persons, as defined by the Charity from time to time, of any sex and without regard to race or creed or any other personal criteria other than such medical criteria as may be defined by the Charity from time to time;4.1.2. providing and promoting the provision of palliative care, or any other relevant medical care, treatments or therapies either at a hospice or at another location to such young persons as meet the medical criteria determined by the Charity; 4.1.3. providing support and care and facilities to the members of the family of the young person being cared for by the Charity whether adult or otherwise at hospices, nursing and convalescent homes, at their own homes or any other location. 4.1.4. conducting or promoting or encouraging research into the care and treatment of persons suffering from any such illness, disability, disease or infirmity as aforesaid and particularly into the care and treatment of persons suffering from terminal illness and the care of the families of such persons and by providing for the dissemination of the results of such research;4.1.5. promoting or encouraging or assisting in the teaching or training of any persons engaged in any branch of medicine, surgery, nursery or allied services and in the teaching or training of students in any branch of medicine, surgery, nursing, allied or other complementary services; 4.1.6. by providing or assisting or encouraging the provision of spiritual help and guidance for any persons referred to in Articles 4.1.2 and 4.1.3, whether patients or families of patients or otherwise; and4.1.7. by working in partnership with other organisations to provide, and to advance and promote, palliative care of young persons.

Defined Area of Benefit: NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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