Finance Score: 3
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 11
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +11
Overall GiG Score: 20 ?

DARLINGTON MIND LIMITED 

Darlington Mind Ltd exists to assist people with mental health issues to realise their potential in life through support. advice, information, supported housing, rehabilitation, training, counselling, care, mentoring and personal development. A range of projects and initiatives assists over 1000 people pa across Darlington, South Durham, Hambleton and Richmondshire.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • 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 dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • One or more trustees receive payments or benefits from the charity for providing services to the charity
Established: 22 years

www.darlingtonmind.com

contactus@darlingtonmind.com

01325 283169

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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£817£789£28£0£745£69110.53515
31/03/22£789£741£48£0£716£678113125
31/03/21£768£874£-107£0£669£6699.24313
31/03/20£880£925£-45£1£775£77510.14116
31/03/19£1,036£1,017£19£0£820£8109.64618
31/03/18£993£921£72£0£801£78210.2480
31/03/17£799£783£16£0£729£72111350
31/03/16£723£704£19£0£717£71712.2250
31/03/15£720£697£23£49£698£68811.8200
31/03/14£697£688£10£47£639£63211210
31/03/13£833£802£31£50£629£6289.4210
31/03/12£755£739£16£47£596£5729.3210
31/03/11£1,028£802£226£51£580£5508.2250
31/03/10£699£667£31£41£323£2915.2240
31/03/09£691£648£43£44£323£2915.4160
31/03/08£585£548£37£41£280£2405.3280
31/03/07£532£512£20£41£242£1994.7220
31/03/06£453£443£10£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£344£324£19£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£344£324£19£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 25%
Liabilities/Income: 30%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 93%
Reserves/Spending: 10.5 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 4 months
Quick Ratio: 6.5
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Disability
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Other Charitable Purposes
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
Who works here?
  • 35 employees
  • 15 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Individuals
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Darlington, Durham, North Yorkshire,

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£119,956
County Durham Community Foundation£57,344
Lloyds Bank Foundation£52,250
Garfield Weston Foundation£20,000
National Lottery Community Fund£9,980
Co-Operative Group£9,067
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Building Children and Young People's emotional resilience
£9,980 23/06/2023
This funding will be used to provide early intervention mental health support for children and young people through workshops in emotional resilience. The project aims to help vulnerable children and ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - One off gift towards cost of living crisis to Darlington MIND Limited
£2,250 14/12/2022
One off gift to support with the cost of living crisis
County Durham Community Foundation - Improving Mental and Physical Health in Darlington
£18,975 26/09/2022
Towards Improving Mental and Physical Health in Darlington.
County Durham Community Foundation - Darlington support for adults
£369 04/08/2022
To support the work of the charity.
County Durham Community Foundation - Grant to Darlington Mind
£38,000 18/01/2022
To improve mental well being of secondary school age pupils (second year funding)
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£20,000 24/09/2021
Sustainable Futures
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Darlington MIND Limited
£50,000 29/07/2021
24
Unrestricted grant over two years towards the core costs of Darlington MIND Limited
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Darlington Mind
£9,067 15/11/2019
We want to give young people the chance to become Trained Mentors, promoting emotional wellbeing and resilience for life.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Darlington Mind Ltd
£119,956 01/10/2019
36
This project will deliver peer led and designed workshops, peer support groups and specialist counselling for children and young people at risk of self-harming. Reducing levels of self-harm, ....more
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Darlington Mind
£33,365 17/04/2019
24
The #iwill take Action Award will enable Darlington Mind to build on its successful self-harm project and support young people to re-develop the current Mood Food community café in Darlington into a ....more
Co-Op Foundation - Youth Community Spaces offer
£10,000 20/12/2018
Improving their Mood Food Cafe to make it a nicer space for young people
DCMS - Building Connections Fund - Community Spaces
£10,000 20/12/2018
Improving their Mood Food Cafe to make it a nicer space for young people
County Durham Community Foundation - Staying Safe Online
£7,270 23/05/2018
To support the Staying Safe Online project.
Department of Health - Darlington Mind (Places of Safety)
£148,000 01/04/2017
To relieve pressure on the crisis team enabling them to provide an improved service to the population where it is really needed.
National Lottery Community Fund - Altogether Better in Darlington
£10,000 25/08/2016
12
The organisation will use the funding to celebrate mental health awareness week. A large tent in the market square will be home to community activities including a mood food pop up café, workshops ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to MIND - Darlington Limited
£56,970 16/03/2016
36
The charity provides support, advice and training for people with mental health issues. The grant will fund the Housing Co-ordinator to support those within the care environment with either ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Open Mind
£351,302 11/02/2010
48
Darlington MIND has created a new project to help improve people's physical and mental wellbeing through a flexible holistic approach and therapeutic activities programme including music and art ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (10)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 32-79
  • DENA DALTON (Chair) Appointed: 2021, Occupation: Lead Learning Manager
  • KEITH BENNETT Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Counsellor And Business Consultant
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 25/07/2002, number: 1093140
  • Registered at Companies House on 09/05/2002, number: 04433988
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; all on time
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT IN HAMBLETON AND RICHMONDSHIRE on 08/09/2020
  • Asset transfer in from MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT IN HAMBLETON AND RICHMONDSHIRE on 28/09/2020
Main office

St. Hildas House
11 Borough Road
Darlington
DL1 1SQ

Objectives

TO PROMOTE THE PRESERVATION OF MENTAL HEALTH AND TO ASSIST IN RELIEVING PERSONS SUFFERING FROM MENTAL DISORDER OR CONDITIONS OF EMOTIONAL OR MENTAL DISTRESS REQUIRING ADVICE OR TREATMENT, IN ASSOCIATION WITH MIND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AIMS AND OBJECTS OF MIND.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED. IN PRACTICE DARLINGTON AND SOUTH DURHAM

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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