Finance Score: -3
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 8
  • Fundraising costs high: -3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +8
Overall GiG Score: 11 ?

RAINBOW TRUST CHILDREN'S CHARITY 

When serious illness affects a child, family life is turned upside down and time becomes more precious than ever. Rainbow Trust pairs each family with a dedicated expert Family Support Worker to help them face and make the most of each new day.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers, including a Community Foundation, recently
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • Fundraising costs are high relative to funds raised
Established: 26 years

www.rainbowtrust.org.uk

enquiries@rainbowtrust.org.uk

01372363438

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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
30/06/23£4,809£4,191£618£888£5,045£4,84113.980200
30/06/22£5,294£3,725£1,570£998£4,506£4,22413.674200
30/06/21£4,718£3,196£1,523£712£2,959£2,86310.775275
30/06/20£4,257£4,285£-27£1,150£1,327£1,1253.296350
30/06/19£4,628£4,607£21£1,370£1,334£1,3003.4104375
30/06/18£4,621£4,499£122£1,393£1,325£1,2743.41020
30/06/17£4,624£4,516£107£1,422£1,193£1,1623.11000
30/06/16£4,239£5,192£-953£1,932£1,021£9822.31210
30/06/15£5,068£5,112£-44£1,933£2,027£1,9874.71000
30/06/14£4,653£4,750£-97£1,817£1,989£1,8954.8900
30/06/13£4,237£4,236£1£1,545£2,051£2,0015.7840
30/06/12*£4,020£4,289£-269£1,445£1,910£1,6634.7820
30/06/11£4,085£3,946£140£1,270£2,242£1,9095.8770
30/06/10£3,980£3,978£2£1,198£1,876£1,6124.9750
30/06/09£3,756£3,941£-185£1,120£1,602£1,3134820
30/06/08£3,564£3,549£15£1,021£1,838£1,3834.7770
30/06/07£3,136£3,218£-82£548£1,917£1,4745.5770
30/06/06£2,494£3,432£-939£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/05£2,633£3,153£-520£0£0£0n/a00
30/06/04£5,680£4,307£1,373£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 26.4%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 21.2%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 9%
Highest pay band: £90,000-£100,000
Liabilities/Assets: 13%
Liabilities/Income: 15%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 96%
Reserves/Spending: 13.9 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 5 months
Quick Ratio: 2.6
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
Who works here?
  • 80 employees
  • 200 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout England,

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
BBC Children in Need£168,914
DCMS£108,243
True Colours Trust£100,000
The Berkeley Foundation£69,881
Masonic Trust£60,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
£1,063 21/10/2023
Our vision is that families in the UK who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness will have access to the emotional and practical support that they need.
The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
£977 31/07/2023
Unrestricted match funding payment to July 2023
The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
£7,808 30/04/2023
Unrestricted match funding payment to to April 2023
The Grocers' Charity - 2023 Grant - Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
£5,000 28/04/2023
to support 166 hours of home support, including playing with a sick child or their siblings, helping with housework, and the practical tasks accompanying caring for a seriously ill child. 
The Berkeley Foundation - Cost of Living Grant
£5,000 26/04/2023
One-off, unrestricted grant
The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
£4,088 31/01/2023
Unrestricted match funding payment to to January 2023
County Durham Community Foundation - Transport support for families caring for a seriously ill child
£9,000 07/12/2022
Towards transport support for families caring for a seriously ill child across Durham and Tees Valley
The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
£12,647 31/10/2022
Unrestricted match funding payment to October 2022
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
£1,518 22/10/2022
Families of sick children have been under enormous pressure, shielding for a year. We aim to provide expert emotional support for them, training our Family Support Workers in Mental Health First Aid.
The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
£1,357 31/07/2022
Unrestricted match funding payment to July 2022
The Berkeley Foundation - Match Funding payment
£1,534 30/04/2022
Unrestricted match funding payment to April 2022
Essex Community Foundation - Grant to Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
£14,600 07/04/2022
to provide transport and support to families with a severely ill child in hospital across Essex
The Berkeley Foundation - Foundation award grants
£2,000 29/03/2022
Unrestricted 2022 Foundation Awards grant
The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
£1,399 31/01/2022
Unrestricted match funding payment to January 2022
The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
£21,089 31/10/2021
Unrestricted match funding payment to October 2021
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
£2,500 26/08/2021
The organisation's work in North East England
Cumbria Community Foundation - Rainbow Trust Family Support Worker
£3,000 14/07/2021
Rainbow Trust Family Support Worker
The Berkeley Foundation - Covid-19 match funding grant
£1,983 20/04/2021
Unrestricted donation to a charity match funding the amount raised by Berkeley Group staff
Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust - Rainbow Trust Children's Charity - 11/02/21
£1,500 03/03/2021
Core Funding
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
£88,934 18/12/2020
This project will deliver tailored support to children, young people and their families affected by a life-threatening illness. As a result children will experience more fun, feel less isolated and ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Improving wellbeing for families caring for a seriously ill child
£10,000 02/12/2020
Towards the costs of providing tailored support to 20 families living in County Durham and Darlington who are caring for a seriously ill child.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
£79,980 09/09/2020
18
COVID19 - This project will provide support and fun to children and young people with life-threatening illnesses and their siblings who are isolated due to Covid-19. It will reduce their isolation.
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£81,583 02/09/2020
"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
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - the organisation's work in North East England
£2,500 16/07/2020
the organisation's work in North East England
DCMS - VSCE CMC Fund
£26,660 25/06/2020
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
Masonic Trust - MCF Large Grant
£60,000 02/06/2020
Grant to fund a Family Support Worker supporting families with a child with a life threatening illness or condition.
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - running costs for 3 months salary for one of the Family Support Workers
£2,750 28/05/2020
running costs for 3 months salary for one of the Family Support Workers
County Durham Community Foundation - Emergency Support for Families
£4,750 12/05/2020
To support families with children who have life-limiting illness.
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - the organisation's work in North East England
£2,500 07/05/2020
the organisation's work in North East England
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.
Cumbria Community Foundation - Costs to support 18 families in Cumbria who are caring for a seriously ill child
£5,000 15/04/2020
Costs to support 18 families in Cumbria who are caring for a seriously ill child
True Colours Trust - Towards services for children and families during the COVID19 crisis
£100,000 09/04/2020
Towards services for children and families during the COVID19 crisis
Community Foundation for Surrey - Covid 19 Response - People with Disabilities
£4,750 01/04/2020
Salary costs for 3 months for a Family Support Worker, supporting families with terminally-ill children during the Covid-19 crisis
Essex Community Foundation - Supporting Essex Families caring for a terminally ill child
£5,000 14/03/2019
11
To help with the transport costs to support Essex Families caring for a terminally ill child
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
£6,746 19/11/2018
Money raised would be used to fund our Essex Care Team which is supporting families in your local area.
Community Foundation for Surrey - Sibling Activity Days
£3,300 05/10/2018
11
Support and activity days for siblings of a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 23/05/2018
Support for families who have a child with a life threatening illness
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
£87,746 17/10/2017
36
This project will fund a Family Support Worker in Manchester, who will work with Children with terminal illnesses and their siblings, improving their quality of life and familial relationships.
Community Foundation for Surrey - Sibling Support Days
£3,300 09/03/2017
12
To enable the Surrey Care Team to host a series of Sibling Support Days over the course of 12 months for families who have a child diagnosed with a terminal illness.
National Lottery Community Fund - Supporting Sibling Young Carers of Children
£305,648 15/08/2012
73
The aim of this new project is to provide support and guidance for siblings who have caring responsibilities for children and young people with a life threatening or terminal illness. Rainbow Trust ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 39-60
  • LAURA VAUGHAN Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Investment Management Fund Manager
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 14/07/1998, number: 1070532
  • Registered at Companies House on 22/06/1998, number: 03585123
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
Other Regulators
  • Care Quality Commission
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Campaigns and political activity policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • Engaging external speakers at charity events policy and procedures
  • 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; AR12: 12 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from JOHN MOUNTAIN MEMORIAL FUND on 24/11/2021
  • Asset transfer in from SEAN'S HOUSE on 10/01/2022
  • Asset transfer in from COLLETTE FOUNDATION on 17/01/2022
  • Asset transfer in from THE F G ROBERTS CHARITABLE TRUST on 17/03/2023
  • Asset transfer in from MACIE'S STORY on 05/07/2023
Main office

CASSINI COURT
RANDALL'S WAY
LEATHERHEAD
SURREY
KT22 7TW

Objectives

(1) TO RELIEVE PAIN AND SUFFERING AMONG CHRONICALLY OR TERMINALLY ILL CHILDREN (2) TO RELIEVE DESPAIR AMONG THE FAMILIES OF CHRONICALLY OR TERMINALLY ILL CHILDREN AND AMONG BEREAVED FAMILIES OF THOSE CHILDREN; AND (3) TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC PARTICULARLY AMONG NURSES IN THE CARE OF SICK CHILDREN.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase

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