Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 11
  • Good reserves management: +3
  • Spending declining: -1
  • Multiple Deficits and declines: -5
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +8
Overall GiG Score: 20 ?

ROYAL VOLUNTARY SERVICE 

The charity delivers practical support through the power of volunteering so that older people can get more out of life and aims to relieve poverty, distress and suffering in various sections of the community, primarily in the UK, by the provision of various services for individuals and such other purposes for the benefit of the community.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • Reserves management has been consistently within official guidelines
  • 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 gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • Spending is declining
  • Income has been volatile and on several occasions in recent years less than spending

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
28/03/23£38,475£39,984£-1,509£1,448£13,461£11,0873.391016,019
28/03/22£35,939£40,179£-4,240£2,339£14,970£11,8633.575516,506
28/03/21£36,068£37,239£-1,171£1,589£19,210£15,489590918,182
29/03/20£53,751£58,914£-5,163£1,960£18,444£16,5883.41,05512,556
31/03/19£53,043£58,763£-5,720£1,565£23,593£21,3574.41,11214,771
01/04/18£64,779£64,077£702£1,195£29,082£26,0894.91,2140
26/03/17£64,453£65,418£-965£1,586£28,242£25,6094.71,2830
27/03/16£64,730£67,449£-2,719£4,405£26,994£24,6664.41,4200
29/03/15£68,613£75,016£-6,403£3,707£30,849£28,3774.51,5340
31/03/14£71,028£79,933£-8,905£5,035£35,620£32,4644.91,5920
31/03/13£73,217£77,183£-3,966£6,487£44,427£41,3296.45720
31/03/12£74,707£78,679£-3,973£5,591£47,127£44,3646.81,0730
31/03/11£79,107£83,058£-3,951£5,746£51,146£48,9267.11,1080
31/03/10£81,960£83,304£-1,344£5,076£54,152£49,0327.11,1700
31/03/09£85,266£87,542£-2,276£2,711£52,484£48,5836.71,3230
31/03/08£84,440£83,178£1,261£2,012£57,957£54,1267.81,2720
31/03/07£84,086£81,855£2,232£1,747£57,610£54,62381,2970
31/03/06*£69,894£67,493£2,402£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05*£68,468£70,950£-2,482£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04*£61,373£68,572£-7,199£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 3.9%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 3.6%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 4%
Highest pay band: £150,000-£200,000
Liabilities/Assets: 36%
Liabilities/Income: 20%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 82%
Reserves/Spending: 3.3 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 0 months
Quick Ratio: 0.5
Asset Split ?
Established: 31 years
(33 years as a company)

www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

catherine.nightingale@royalvoluntaryservice.o

02920739119

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • General Charitable Purposes
GiG Classification
  • Philanthropic intermediaries and voluntarism promotion
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Scotland, Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Elderly/Old People
  • The General Public/Mankind

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
People's Health Trust£248,912
The Ballinger Charitable Trust£75,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£25,000
Co-Operative Group£9,206
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Ballinger Charitable Trust - Grant to Royal Voluntary Service
£60,000 10/03/2023
Living Well with Dementia groups (Northumberland)
Cornwall Community Foundation - Applying for the Crisis fund
£1,000 27/02/2023
We help those over 18 but primarily the older generation that live within St. Neot, Warleggan & Mount, and a few outside the boundaries. Our goal is to help residents live independently in their ....more
Cornwall Community Foundation - Grant to RVS Neighbours Together
£3,700 16/01/2023
We help those over 18 but primarily the older generation that live within St. Neot, Warleggan & Mount, and a few outside the boundaries. Our goal is to help residents live independently in their ....more
Oxfordshire Community Foundation - Cornhill Day Centre
£5,000 20/12/2022
11
Grant to Royal Voluntary Service
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Bassetlaw Home from Hospital Service
£1,509 22/10/2022
We aim to provide welcome home food hampers to patients being discharged from hospital within the Retford area.
Oxfordshire Community Foundation - Cornhill's Luncheon
£1,500 19/07/2022
Banbury's community centre, the Cornhill Centre, is run by the RVS. However, our funding from the RVS and other areas has been extremely limited this year and some of our projects will have to stop ....more
Spirit of 2012 - Shaping the Future
£6,000 09/03/2022
Grant to support the Shaping The Future of Volunteering coalition to bring together best practice related to disability inclusion for volunteers from across their organisations. Final amount of grant ....more
The Ballinger Charitable Trust - Grant to Royal Voluntary Service
£15,000 04/03/2022
Living Well with Dementia groups in Cramlington and Blyth/Ashington
Co-Operative Group - Grant to RVS - The Gatherings - Northumberland
£2,557 23/10/2021
We are supporting vulnerable older members of the community with Safe and Well calls, visits, help with shopping, patient transport to NHS appointments, and activities in our virtual village hall.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Royal Voluntary Service - Shrewsbury
£843 23/10/2021
It would help us meet extra mileage, phone and PPE costs as we support vulnerable older people with safe-and-well calls, and help with shopping and essential transport to NHS appointments.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Royal Voluntary Service - Staffordshire
£1,768 23/10/2021
We are supporting vulnerable older members of the community who are isolated and lonely with Safe and Well calls, help with shopping and medicines, and essential patient transport to NHS appointments.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Royal Voluntary Service Perth
£1,102 23/10/2021
It would help us meet extra mileage, phone and PPE costs as we support vulnerable older people with safe-and-well calls, visits, help with shopping, transport to appointments and virtual activities.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to RVS Manchester Supporting Your Recovery
£1,427 23/10/2021
We are supporting vulnerable older members of the community with safe and well calls, visits, help with shopping, patient transport to NHS appointments, and activities in our virtual village hall.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award - COVID19 response
£25,000 02/07/2021
Powys Covid Recovery Programme
People's Health Trust - You, Me & Us
£39,927 10/03/2021
12
This one-year project is supporting a resident-led Project Development Group and three resident-led Community Centre Groups to become sustainable, constituted groups which can provide a range of ....more
People's Health Trust - Better Bretton
£49,397 10/03/2021
12
This one-year project focuses on priorities identified by residents in Bretton, Peterborough. It aims to provide sustainable activities for older people, and to ensure that residents’ voices are ....more
People's Health Trust - EnABLE Thetford
£39,924 10/03/2021
12
This one-year project supports residents of Barnham Cross estate in Thetford, Norfolk to deliver a range of accessible social activities including arts and crafts, exercise, support groups and a ....more
People's Health Trust - Biddulph Community Hub
£39,844 10/03/2021
12
This one-year project runs a multi-activity community hub for older people in Biddulph. The Hub runs from two venues in the town, hosting activities such as arts and crafts, traditional games, and ....more
People's Health Trust - Round 0 Five 0
£39,892 10/03/2021
12
This one-year project supports Arbroath residents to run and make sustainable a range of activities for older people. This includes a singing group, social dining, Nordic walking, and seated ....more
People's Health Trust - Boston Better Together
£39,928 04/03/2021
12
This one-year project supports local residents to run a range of activities for older people in Boston. The activities include arts and crafts, Zumba, singing group and Qigong. A Community Steering ....more
Oxfordshire Community Foundation - CORNHILL COMPANIONS AUTUMN AND CHRISTMAS TREATS
£1,500 06/10/2020
2
Supply of "treats" to elderly, isolated people.
Masonic Trust - MCF Large Grant
£77,721 07/06/2019
Grant to fund a Community Engagement and Activities Coordinator to support older people across Cornwall to increase their social connections.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Seahaven RVS Good Neighbours
£7,829 19/11/2018
Money will be used to provide much needed help to our elderly including a morning activity and new equipment.
The Ballinger Charitable Trust - Grant to Royal Voluntary Service
£49,000 21/09/2018
36
Living Well with Dementia groups (Northumberland)
National Lottery Community Fund - Wooler Community Workshop
£2,800 12/07/2018
12
The group will provide traditional woodworking, craft and social activities, for men and women from remote villages in Northumberland. This will enable them to provide more activities to help develop ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Cottingham Darby and Joan (RVS)
£2,526 04/08/2017
This funding will enable us to broaden our scope and offer entertainment and a freshly cooked lunch to more local elderly people.
National Lottery Community Fund - Music and Memory social connections for older people
£353,234 08/04/2015
36
This new project will create music and memory social groups for older people in rural locations to help reduce social isolation and provide opportunities for increased participation. Using music as a ....more
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Royal Voluntary Service
£68,400 08/01/2014
Voices of Volunteering: 75 Years of Citizenship and Service
National Lottery Community Fund - RVS Men in the Workshop
£50,000 28/11/2013
12
RVS Men in the Workshop will provide opportunities for young and old generations to mix during practical activities. The project will involve older men and young people working together, sharing ....more
Northern Rock Foundation - Grant awarded to Royal Voluntary Service (Tees Valley)
£66,807 09/10/2012
Towards the salary of a locality manager who will expand WRVS's services for older people into Stockton-on-Tees and Redcar and Cleveland.
Nesta - AC00252
£25,000 27/03/2012
Timebanking programme grant to Care Bank (WRVS) Grant Ref AC00252
Foundation Scotland - Grant to Happy Corner Stroke Club
£1,000 09/07/2010
To contribute towards the cost of community transport to transport stroke patients to and from the club every week.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (12)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 11/12 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 35-70
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 31/12/1992, number: 1015988
  • Registered at Companies House on 10/07/1990, number: 02520413
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
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; AR06: 1 days late, AR05: 2 days late, AR04: 96 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from MALDON AND DISTRICT VISION IMPAIRED CLUB on 10/05/2024
Main office

Royal Voluntary Service
29 Charles Street
STOKE-ON-TRENT
ST1 3JP

Objectives

THE RELIEF OF POVERTY, DISTRESS, SUFFERING OR NEED AMONG ALL SECTIONS OF THE COMMUNITY PRIMARILY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM BY ALL CHARITABLE MEANS AND PARTICULARLY BY PROVIDING:- (I) ASSISTANCE LARGELY IN KIND AND FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS IN THE COMMUNITY; (II) ASSISTANCE IN KIND TO VICTIMS OF EMERGENCIES OR DISASTERS; (III) ADVICE AND FACILITIES TO RELIEVE THE NEEDS OF THOSE IN HOSPITAL, IN PRISON OR IN THE ARMED SERVICES AND THEIR FAMILIES, AND (B) SUCH OTHER PURPOSES FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COMMUNITY AS SHALL BE EXCLUSIVELY CHARITABLE.

Defined Area of Benefit:

PRIMARILY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
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