Finance Score: 8
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 11
  • Good reserves management: +3
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +11
Overall GiG Score: 25 ?


Provision of accommodation and community based support services to women, men and children who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse. Prevention services to educate the public in the awareness of domestic abuse.
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  • Reserves management has been consistently within official guidelines
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • 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
Established: 17 years
(30 years as a company)



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Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
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Funds £k
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Staff Volun-

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0.7%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0.8%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 10%
Liabilities/Income: 6%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 76%
Reserves/Spending: 5.6 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 7 months
Quick Ratio: 7.5
Asset Split ?
Listed activities
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Trafford,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind
Who works here?
  • 63 employees
  • 18 volunteers

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
Henry Smith Charity£296,000
National Lottery Community Fund£202,745
Trafford Housing Trust Social Investment£138,357
Masonic Trust£70,410
Garfield Weston Foundation£30,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
To be used for
Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council - Voluntary Sector Grant to TDAS
£1,600 31/07/2022
To provide tailored children and young people services quicker to people who need them, reducing waiting lists and barriers to getting support quickly
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Trafford Domestic Abuse Services (TDAS)
£119,500 07/04/2022
towards three years‘ salary of two Front Door workers providing support and advice for marginalised women who have experienced, or are at risk of, domestic abuse, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic ....more
Trafford Housing Trust Social Investment - Speak Out Speak Now (SOSN)
£53,827 31/03/2022
The funding will support our Children and Young People (CYP) service that provides both prevention and intervention services for CYP age 5-18yr (up to age 25yr if SEND). Our CYP Service includes, ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - True Colours
£202,745 18/03/2022
Trafford Domestic Abuse Services will use the funding to develop their community group programme True Colours to be more inclusive increase accessibility and reach more diverse survivors of domestic ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Trafford Domestic Abuse Services (TDAS)
£2,458 23/10/2021
We'd like to deliver our domestic abuse awareness programme to bring women together in a safe and supportive space. This will reduce isolation, increase confidence and reassure them they're not alone.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to TDAS (Trafford Domestic Abuse Services)
£176,500 06/05/2021
towards three years' running costs, including salaries, of the 'Reach' project providing specialist support for marginalised women who have experienced, or are at risk of, domestic abuse in Trafford, ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 29/01/2021
Domestic Abuse Support Services
Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council - VCFSE Digi Grant to Trafford Domestic Abuse Services
£4,577 31/08/2020
Empowering women through digital learning
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Variation grant to Trafford Domestic Abuse Services
£6,755 24/07/2020
Grant to Trafford Domestic Abuse Services meeting the additional costs of adapting services, premises or implementing other safety measures in response to the Covid pandemic.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Trafford Domestic Abuse Services
£2,899 17/06/2020
COVID19 - This grant will fund staffing to support children and young people who have, or are experiencing, domestic violence and feelings of anxiety heightened by Covid-19. It will improve their ....more
Masonic Trust - MCF Large Grant
£70,410 02/06/2020
Grant to support children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse in Trafford, Greater Manchester
Forever Manchester - True Colours
£4,467 04/05/2020
Online group support for victims of domestic violence
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to Trafford Domestic Abuse Services
£3,500 10/12/2019
To provide starter/welcome packs to families/single people moving into refuge accommodation due to domestic abuse.
DCMS - Tampon Tax Fund - Ending Women's Homelessness
£29,579 29/10/2019
To provide a Move on Domestic Abuse Service across Trafford. A dedicated Move on DA Advisor (MODAA) will be employed who will be responsible for project delivery. The project will include: ....more
DCMS - Tampon Tax Fund - Ending Women's Homelessness
£14,790 29/10/2019
To provide a Move on Domestic Abuse Service across Trafford. A dedicated Move on DA Advisor (MODAA) will be employed who will be responsible for project delivery. The project will include: ....more
Trafford Housing Trust Social Investment - Abuse Community Outreach Project
£84,530 28/06/2019
We will recruit and employ a Full Time Specialist Domestic Abuse Outreach Worker who will provide person centred support, targeted at their specific and individual needs and that lasts as long as the ....more
Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Trafford Domestic Abuse Services
£500 01/05/2019
Grant through the Heart of the Community Fund used towards a new programme to raise awareness of Domestic Abuse.
Trafford Housing Trust Social Investment - Speak Out Speak Now
£46,724 22/03/2019
Workshops and 1:1 session for children and young people at risk or already experienceing domestic abuse.
DCMS - Women Side by Side
£24,900 04/02/2019
We wish women whom have survived or still experiencing domestic abuse and receiving support within refuges and other women agencies to have a fun, gain a sense of togetherness and feel supported in a ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to TDAS (Trafford Domestic Abuse Service)
£3,904 19/11/2018
We want to deliver our Back to Me personal development programme for people who have suffered domestic abuse, and offer stress management.
DCMS - Tampon Tax Community Fund
£4,174 01/01/2018
1 & 3. Women will report improved confidence and skill building: The programmes are designed to enable women to increase their knowledge and then build the confidence they need to incorporate ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Trafford Domestic Abuse Services
£72,676 28/11/2017
The project will support women, men and families who have experienced domestic abuse to feel safe, independent and able to make positive choices through the use of volunteers recruited and supported ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Trafford Domestic Abuse Services
£109,086 09/02/2017
This grant will fund a Project Coordinator and a Children's worker to support a variety of art therapy, one to one sessions and play sessions for young children who have experienced domestic abuse.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to TDAS (Trafford Domestic Abuse Services)
£87,900 08/12/2016
towards two and half years' running costs of an organisation which delivers services to men, women, children and young people from Trafford who are experience or have experienced domestic abuse
Trafford Housing Trust Social Investment - Supporting Change Drop
£9,742 22/11/2016
To continue to deliver our Supporting Change Drop In service in Timperley and the wider Altrincham area.
Trafford Housing Trust Social Investment - RSpace Children’s Programme
£9,673 17/03/2016
We propose to deliver 3 of our RSpace training programmes for children & young people who have lived through domestic abuse. They can share feelings & experiences in a safe place & ....more
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How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 7/8 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 31-79
  • ANDY MUDD Appointed: 2017, Occupation: Senior Manager
  • JO HANNAN Appointed: 2021, Occupation: Foundation Manager
  • ZOE LITTLER Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Head Of Inclusive Learning
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 26/09/2007, number: 1120983
  • Registered at Companies House on 06/04/1994, number: 02915937
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
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
  • 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
16 returns made; AR14: 14 days late, AR13: 36 days late, AR12: 401 days late,
Main office

Suite 6NA Trafford House
Chester Road
M32 0RS


The objects of the Company shall be to relieve the physical and psychological distress of people who have experienced or are exposed to domestic abuse, particularly but not exclusively by: the provision of safe and supportive spaces and temporary accommodation for women and children who have or are experiencing domestic abuse; the provision of community support services to those who have experienced domestic abuse.To advance the education of the public, and those who work in partnership with the public, private, voluntary, community and social enterprise in issues relating to domestic abuse including its nature, impact and causes.

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