Finance Score: -1
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 9
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Fundraising costs high: -2
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +9
Overall GiG Score: 17 ?

TOGETHER FOR SHORT LIVES 

Providing information to families about the range of care support availableSupporting organisations to continue to offer the highest standards of careRaising and distributing essential funding to care organisationsGiving a powerful voice to children, families and providers, ensuring their views influence Government policy
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • 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
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • Fundraising costs are high relative to funds raised

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£6,132£6,180£-48£919£3,973£2,8715.6395
31/03/22£3,153£3,366£-213£887£4,143£3,84213.7275
31/03/21£3,208£3,235£-27£423£4,314£4,13615.3255
31/03/20£4,391£3,099£1,292£771£4,067£3,92615.2303
31/03/19£4,082£2,756£1,326£735£2,805£2,79712.23132
31/03/18£3,132£3,584£-452£762£1,456£1,3654.6380
31/03/17£3,001£3,660£-659£1,241£1,898£1,6805.5420
31/03/16*£2,748£3,087£-339£1,063£2,357£2,3269370
31/03/15£3,824£3,852£-28£766£2,774£2,6798.3330
31/03/14£3,347£3,115£232£627£2,604£2,4819.6280
31/03/13£4,448£4,200£249£652£2,304£2,1256.1270
31/03/12£3,369£3,837£-468£726£1,937£1,5224.8280

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 21.8%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 15.2%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 7%
Highest pay band: £80,000-£90,000
Liabilities/Assets: 39%
Liabilities/Income: 41%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 72%
Reserves/Spending: 5.6 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 1 months
Quick Ratio: 0.6
Asset Split ?
Established: 13 years

www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk

info@togetherforshortlives.org.uk

01179897820

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Disability
  • Education/Training
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Practical support, advice & companionship
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides other finance
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • People With Disabilities
  • 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
True Colours Trust£377,475
DCMS£46,799
Masonic Trust£40,000
National Lottery Community Fund£9,800
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
True Colours Trust - Towards the cost of a project to develop a revised approach to the categorisation of children with l
£69,924 07/03/2023
Towards the cost of a project to develop a revised approach to the categorisation of children with life-limiting and life-threatening diagnoses.
Hackney CVS - Hackney Giving and LBH Cost of Living
£6,000 31/01/2023
Support for energy bills for families of children with complex health care needs
National Lottery Community Fund - Supporting the families of terminally ill babies
£9,800 25/11/2022
The funding will be used to develop and publish informational resources to support families with terminally ill babies.
Masonic Trust - MCF Large Grant
£40,000 10/11/2021
A grant to support families with a seriously ill child through support via their national helpline.
True Colours Trust - Towards the organisation’s core costs
£200,000 09/07/2021
Towards the organisation’s core costs.
True Colours Trust - Literature review – BAME communities’ use of children’s palliative care
£7,551 06/10/2020
Literature review – BAME communities’ use of children’s palliative care
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£46,799 11/08/2020
"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
True Colours Trust - Towards the organisation's core costs in response to COVID19
£100,000 06/04/2020
Towards the organisation's core costs in response to COVID19
DCMS - Building Connections Fund
£19,653 01/04/2019
Expansion project which works England-wide to deliver support to families of children with life-limiting conditions via a helpline telephone service, social media and outreach. The project will ....more
DCMS - Building Connections Fund
£19,653 02/01/2019
Expansion project which works England-wide to deliver support to families of children with life-limiting conditions via a helpline telephone service, social media and outreach. The project will ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Together for Short Lives
£50,025 26/11/2018
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Together for Short Lives
Department of Health - X Factor- Together for short lives
£13,596 01/04/2018
X factor 2017 Xmas single to Shooting Star Chase
John Ellerman Foundation - Towards expanding digitial family outreach work
£80,000 24/11/2016
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Towards the costs of expanding their digital outreach and support services to families of children who are expected to have short lives.
Masonic Trust - Voices for Families - Legal and Advocacy Support Service
£17,000 20/07/2016
Providing a helpline, legal advice clinics and in-depth legal support to enable families to have a greater say about the care and support provided for their children.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (12)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 11/12 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 34-72
  • JEREMY MARK EVANS Appointed: 2024, Occupation: Non Executive Mentor And Corporate Advisor
  • SUSAN KATHRYN HOGG Appointed: 2019, Occupation: Director For Children And Families At Chas
  • TRACY TAIT Appointed: 2019, Occupation: Brand And Marketing Director
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 28/09/2011, number: 1144022
  • Registered at Companies House on 22/09/2011, number: 07783702
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
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
  • 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
12 returns made; AR16: 1 days late,
Main office

Together For Short Lives
Suite 1B Whitefriars
Lewins Mead
BRISTOL
Avon
BS1 2NT

Objectives

THE OBJECTS OF THE CHARITY ARE, AND ARE SPECIFICALLY RESTRICTED TO, PROMOTING, FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT, THE SUPPORT OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH LIFE-LIMITING AND LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS AND THEIR FAMILIES, IN SUCH CHARITABLE WAYS AND BY SUCH CHARITABLE MEANS AS THE TRUSTEES THINK FIT, IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT:SUCH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES HAVE AS FULFILLING LIVES AS POSSIBLE; ANDSUCH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE RECEIVE THE BEST CARE AT THE END OF LIFE

Defined Area of Benefit:

NATIONAL

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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