Finance Score: -5
Governance Score: 8
Support Score: 9
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Excess liquidity: -1
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs high: -5
  • 12+ Trustees: -1
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +9
Overall GiG Score: 12 ?

DEMELZA HOSPICE CARE FOR CHILDREN 

Providing residential and community hospice care services and support for life-limited and life-threatened children, young people and their families.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers recently
  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • Spending has increased over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • 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 14 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
  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending
  • Fundraising costs are extremely high relative to funds raised

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£14,486£16,151£-1,665£6,749£25,187£24,57118.33681,100
31/03/22£11,997£12,636£-639£5,224£27,392£27,01425.73151,300
31/03/21£12,756£10,757£1,999£4,379£27,753£27,26630.42911,052
31/03/20£16,682£11,628£5,054£4,836£23,814£23,52124.32931,049
31/03/19£10,735£11,195£-459£4,425£19,615£19,09520.5284998
31/03/18£14,133£10,612£3,521£4,175£19,852£19,491222240
31/03/17?£15,648£14,912£737£6,130£16,260£15,98512.92760
30/09/15£9,763£10,542£-779£3,755£14,931£14,50216.52270
30/09/14£10,498£9,984£514£3,553£15,725£15,56118.72130
30/09/13£9,654£9,246£408£3,087£15,144£15,04219.51960
30/09/12£8,932£8,724£208£3,065£14,736£14,46219.91850
30/09/11£9,615£8,161£1,454£2,750£14,528£13,83520.31730
30/09/10£8,006£7,587£419£2,457£13,074£12,14519.21590
30/09/09£8,307£6,070£2,237£2,248£12,655£12,47024.71530
30/09/08£7,751£5,294£2,456£2,468£11,264£11,043251270
30/09/07£7,122£5,070£2,052£2,070£9,724£9,59822.71230
30/09/06£4,012£3,727£284£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/05£3,117£3,029£89£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/04£2,949£2,278£671£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 83.4%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 42%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 4%
Highest pay band: £100,000-£110,000
Liabilities/Assets: 5%
Liabilities/Income: 10%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 98%
Reserves/Spending: 18.3 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 2 months
Quick Ratio: 1.9
Asset Split ?
Established: 30 years

www.demelza.org.uk

info@demelza.org.uk

01795 845200

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Disability
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Hospice & bereavement services
How it operates
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • East Sussex, Kent, Throughout London,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People With Disabilities

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£2,291,975
The Berkeley Foundation£104,483
Wolfson Foundation£75,000
LUND TRUST£50,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
£7,259 31/10/2023
Unrestricted match funding payment to October 2023
The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
£6,974 31/07/2023
Unrestricted match funding payment to July 2023
The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
£2,625 31/07/2023
Unrestricted match funding payment to July 2023 - volunteering match
The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
£8,085 30/04/2023
Unrestricted match funding payment to to April 2023
The Berkeley Foundation - Cost of Living Grant
£5,000 26/04/2023
One-off, unrestricted grant
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 12/04/2023
Hill Farm
The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
£18,118 31/01/2023
Unrestricted match funding payment to to January 2023
LUND TRUST - Towards core costs
£25,000 01/12/2022
Towards care for children with terminal illnesses
The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
£12,227 31/10/2022
Unrestricted match funding payment to October 2022
The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
£2,361 31/07/2022
Unrestricted match funding payment to July 2022
Department of Health - Demelza House Childrens Hospice
£1,398,404 01/06/2022
The grant supports the sustainable hospice service offer of palliative and end of life care for children and young people. Please note that these hospice grants were previously funded by DHSC and was ....more
The Berkeley Foundation - Match Funding payment
£2,569 30/04/2022
Unrestricted match funding payment to April 2022
The Berkeley Foundation - Foundation award grants
£2,000 29/03/2022
Unrestricted 2022 Foundation Awards grant
The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
£2,481 31/01/2022
Unrestricted match funding payment to January 2022
LUND TRUST - Towards core costs
£25,000 15/12/2021
Towards care for children with terminal illnesses
Masonic Trust - MCF Hospice
£500 10/11/2021
Unrestricted funding for hospices
Masonic Trust - MCF Hospice
£1,565 10/11/2021
Unrestricted funding for hospices
Masonic Trust - MCF Hospice
£1,185 10/11/2021
Unrestricted funding for hospices
The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
£21,600 31/10/2021
Unrestricted match funding payment to October 2021
National Lottery Community Fund - Practical Support for families
£8,100 30/09/2021
The funding will be used to continue running the group's practical support for families with a child with a terminal medical condition. The project aims to help provide a sense of normality easing ....more
Department of Health - Demelza House Childrens Hospice
£893,571 14/09/2021
The grant supports the sustainable hospice service offer of palliative and end of life care for children and young people.
Sport England - COVID19 Return to Play
£5,580 14/07/2021
7
Funding under Sport England's Return to Play - Small Grants funding programme for a Revenue project titled COVID19 Return to Play. This project lists its main activity as Swimming & Diving
The Berkeley Foundation - Covid-19 match funding grant
£3,085 20/04/2021
Unrestricted donation to a charity match funding the amount raised by Berkeley Group staff
The Berkeley Foundation - Focus group attendance donation
£100 15/03/2021
Unrestricted donation to a charity in thanks for attending a focus group session
Wolfson Foundation - Grant to Demelza Hospice Care for Children
£75,000 09/12/2020
WF Covid-19 Support Fund
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Demelza Hospice Care for Children
£2,680 24/10/2020
We offer art therapy to families, free of charge.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Demelza Hospice Care for Children
£3,960 24/10/2020
We offer art therapy to our families, not just the child who uses our service, but also siblings, parents and grandparents, free of charge.
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£9,200 03/08/2020
"The fund aims to:1) To reduce closures of essential charities that provide essential services to vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 crisis by ensuring they have the financial resources to ....more
The Berkeley Foundation - Emergency Covid-19 grant to help mitigate loss of fundraising income
£10,000 28/04/2020
One-off unrestricted, emergency grant to support the Foundation's Designated Charities during the Covid-19 crisis. COVID19 related grant.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Demelza Hospice Care for Children
£4,366 15/11/2019
We want to continue to provide vital care and creative therapies for seriously and terminally ill children and their loved ones.
National Lottery Community Fund - Family Support activities in East Sussex
£9,900 18/07/2019
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The organisation will run a number of activities and events to support families of children accessing their hospice with a view to provide support and improving mental health and wellbeing.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Demelza Hospice Care for Children
£26,894 30/07/2018
36
Fun outings and after school activities for children whose sibling has a serious medical condition, or who have lost a sibling through illness. The project will help children to be more resilient, ....more
Wolfson Foundation - Grant to Demelza Hospice Care for Children
£40,000 14/06/2018
Refurbishment of bereavement suite
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Demelza Hospice Care for Children
£4,498 29/11/2017
Funds will pay for specialist equipment for seriously ill children when they need it the most.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Demelza Hospice Care for Children
£112,813 14/06/2017
36
Support groups and activities for teenagers with life-limiting conditions & their siblings. Young people will have better support networks, feel more confident and resilient, and be empowered to ....more
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to Demelza House Childrens Hospice
£8,900 29/11/2016
To replace kitchen equipment at a children hospice, including: gas ovens, grill, fridge freezer, hot plate, lighting.
Masonic Trust - Hospice Grant
£2,786 19/10/2016
Core funding for hospices
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (14)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 42-75
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 21/07/1994, number: 1039651
  • Registered at Companies House on 14/07/1994, number: 02948500
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
Other Regulators
  • Care Quality Commission
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
19 returns made; all on time
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from THE CORDON CHARITY on 30/09/2021
  • Asset transfer in from STROOD COMMUNITY CENTRE on 14/12/2021
  • Asset transfer in from CHILDREN ARE BUTTERFLIES LTD on 17/02/2022
  • Asset transfer in from THE MILLY MOO RIGHT NOW FOUNDATION on 07/06/2024
Main office

Demelza Hospice Care for Children
Rook Lane
Bobbing
Sittingbourne
KENT
ME9 8DZ

Objectives

TO PROMOTE THE RELIEF OF ILLNESS AND SUFFERING IN SUCH WAYS AS THE CHARITY SHALL FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FIT.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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