Finance Score: 2
Governance Score: 4
Support Score: 7
  • Strong growth: +2
  • No PartB
  • Narrow trustee age band: -2
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +7
Overall GiG Score: 13 ?

FOCUS COUNSELLING (UK) LTD 

Focus Counselling is able to deliver a professional counselling service provided by qualified and skilled counsellors. It is able to offer support to adults and children suffering from depression, eating disorders, abuse, relationship problems, bereavement and a wide range of life crises.It is our aim to alleviate despair and suffering without religious, sexual or racial prejudice.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers recently
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board has little diversity in terms of age

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data

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£399£392£7n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/22£345£326£19n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/21£331£312£19n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/20£372£341£31n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/19£225£218£7n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/18£183£157£25£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£149£147£2£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£113£111£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£76£85£-9£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£90£70£20£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£80£58£22£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£69£55£14£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£52£47£5£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£46£43£3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£36£38£-2£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£35£31£4£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£30£30£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£28£27£2£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 19 years

www.focusbath.com

office@focusbath.com

01225330096

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Other Charitable Purposes
GiG Classification
  • Support for victims of domestic or sexual abuse
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Bath And North East Somerset, Bristol City, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • 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
National Lottery Community Fund£30,000
Prudence Trust£30,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£20,000
Quartet Community Foundation£14,237
DCMS£6,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Open to All Bath and Frome
£10,000 10/02/2023
The funding will be used to continue to provide heavily subsidised or free counselling to children young people adults and families experiencing mental health problems and struggling financially in ....more
Prudence Trust - Counselling support in Bath schools
£30,000 24/11/2022
The grant will fund provision of free counselling to students in three schools in Bath and Frome.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£10,000 18/02/2022
Providing subsidised counselling to residents in need in BANES and East Mendip
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to Focus Counselling
£4,445 23/11/2021
11
To establish a fortnightly support group for women survivors of sexual violence to share their experiences, gain peer support and aid their recovery.
National Lottery Community Fund - Open to All
£10,000 20/08/2021
The funding will be used to continue to provide 1 to 1 subsidised counselling to children young people adults and families facing crisis.
Quartet Community Foundation - A safer environment for our counselling services in BANES
£4,292 27/01/2021
3
The costs of moving our Bath operation to Oasis Church providing a safe environment for staff, volunteers and clients and enabling us to meet some clients onsite during the pandemic.
The Grocers' Charity - 2021 - Focus Bath
£1,551 30/09/2020
Providing front line support for disabled people
Somerset Community Foundation - COVID19 Subsidised counselling for families on low incomes
£3,000 11/09/2020
6
Grant to Focus Counselling
DCMS - VSCE CMC Fund
£3,000 10/09/2020
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
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£3,000 22/07/2020
"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
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£10,000 29/05/2020
Focus Frome
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to Focus Counselling
£3,000 22/04/2020
To provide free counselling to clients experiencing a loss of income due to the Coronavirus pandemic
Quartet Community Foundation - Open to All Bath
£2,500 22/10/2019
11
A subsidised counselling service 'Open to All' for children, young people and adults in Bath delivered at our Bath centre.
National Lottery Community Fund - Open to All - Bath
£10,000 09/10/2019
12
Open to All - Bath
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (5)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 66-74
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 01/03/2005, number: 1108331
  • Registered at Companies House on 19/08/2003, number: 04870759
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Social media policy and procedures
Filing Record
18 returns made; all on time
Main office

Oasis Church
Fountain Buildings
BATH
BA1 5DU

Objectives

TO RELIEVE SICKNESS AND PRESERVE AND PROTECT PHYSICAL AND MENTAL GOOD HEALTH BY THE PROVISION OF A COUNSELLING SERVICE IN BATH AND THE SURROUNDING AREA.

Defined Area of Benefit:

BATH AND THE SURROUNDING AREA.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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