Finance Score: 1
Governance Score: -5
Support Score: 5
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • No PartB
  • No conflicts policy: -1
  • Only 4 Trustees: -1
  • All female board: -3
  • Grant maker support: +5
Overall GiG Score: 1 ?

WEAR VALLEY WOMEN'S AID LIMITED 

To provide refuge accommodation and outreach support to relieve distress and suffering experienced by women and children living in and around the area of Wear Valley, who have been physically sexually or emotionally abused (domestic abuse).
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 a Community Foundation

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity does not have a Conflict of Interests policy
  • One or more trustees receive payments or benefits from the charity for providing services to the charity
  • There are only 4 trustees
  • The Board is completely female

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: 28 years

www.wvwa.co.uk

bishref_2003@yahoo.co.uk

07946190203

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies HouseX
UN SDGs
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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£294£228£66n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/22£234£192£43n/an/an/an/an/a1
31/03/21£329£177£152n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/20£227£176£51n/an/an/an/an/a1
31/03/19£146£150£-4n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/18£155£135£20£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£151£183£-32£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£166£186£-20£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£180£209£-28£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£183£206£-23£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£207£210£-3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£175£212£-37£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£184£204£-20£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£233£214£18£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£203£205£-2£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£208£173£35£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£162£167£-5£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£149£166£-18£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05*£149£132£18£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04*£165£113£52£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
What it does
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Defined Groups
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Durham,

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
National Lottery Community Fund£17,585
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government£11,788
County Durham Community Foundation£9,000
DCMS£5,894
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Refuge Running Costs
£10,000 25/08/2023
The funding will help to provide safe accommodation for women and children fleeing domestic abuse and sexual violence. They also provide an outreach programme offering support and advice to women who ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Bishop Auckland Refuge
£2,761 23/10/2021
We aim to provide a fully-accessible disability suite, for use by women and children suffering any mobility issues, and for those escaping domestic abuse.
County Durham Community Foundation - Grant to Wear Valley Women's Aid
£4,000 27/10/2020
Towards general running costs of the Refuge.
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government - Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation: COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund
£5,894 26/06/2020
Organisations providing services and support for vulnerable people, for which there will be increased demand as a result of the COVID-19 crisis
DCMS - Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation: COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund
£5,894 26/06/2020
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
County Durham Community Foundation - Wear Valley Women's Aid
£5,000 11/06/2020
To provide a continuation of services during Covid-19.
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government - DOMESTIC ABUSE
£5,894 01/04/2020
A further 25 charities will receive a share of 1 million boost as part of the governments 10 million emergency fund.
National Lottery Community Fund - Domestic Abuse Prevention Outreach Worke
£7,585 01/08/2019
12
The funding will be used to hire an outreach worker to work with the police, social services and support agencies, to provide support and interventions for vulnerable people and families affected by ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Worker Programme
£2,500 20/04/2017
Towards the domestic abuse volunteer support worker programme.
Northern Rock Foundation - Grant awarded to Wear Valley Women's Aid (Durham)
£2,500 04/06/2014
To fund a strategy day.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (4)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees:
  • ALISON HOPE Appointed: 2017, Occupation: Office Manager
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 09/09/1996, number: 1057916
  • Registered at Companies House on 14/06/1996, number: 03212347
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR05: 1 days late, AR04: 100 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from DERWENTSIDE WOMEN'S AID on 04/05/2021
Main office

9 ETHERLEY LANE
BISHOP AUCKLAND
DL14 7QR

Objectives

TO RELIEVE DISTRESS AND SUFFERING EXPERIENCED BY WOMEN AND CHILDREN LIVING IN AND AROUND THE AREA OF WEAR VALLEY WHO HAVE BEEN PHYSICALLY,SEXUALLY OR EMOTIONALLY ABUSED

Defined Area of Benefit:

IN AND AROUND AREA OF WEAR VALLEY

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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