Finance Score: 2
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 0
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • No supporters identified
Overall GiG Score: 8 ?

DUCHENNE UK 

Duchenne UK's mission is to find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Duchenne UK also lobbies government and regulators in support of it's goal and raises public awareness through the media and through events. Duchenne UK provide services and promote opportunities to enable individuals suffering with DMD and their families to live as independently as possible.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received modest backing from a grant maker
  • There has been reasonable growth in spending over the last 3 years relative to the previous period, despite a decline more recently
  • Fundraising costs are low relative to funds raised
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender

Financial issues to consider:

  • There has been a change of accounting period recently, so trends may be hard to determine
  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending

Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
N.B. data has been adjusted to reflect year end change
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
30/12/22*£3,758£2,353£1,405£363£2,519£7173.7120
30/12/21£1,619£2,071£-452£245£1,329£353260
30/12/20?£1,637£1,882£-245£89£2,299£9576.170
30/04/19£3,979£2,551£1,428£408£7,142£4,79022.550
30/04/18£3,949£2,039£1,910£327£5,713£4,45626.240
30/04/17£2,357£948£1,409£138£3,803£3,27741.530
30/04/16£1,199£507£692£142£2,395£2,37056.100
30/04/15£964£546£419£105£1,703£1,70237.400
30/04/14£976£1,331£-355£72£98£980.900
30/04/13£482£29£453£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 10%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 15.6%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 4%
Highest pay band: £80,000-£90,000
Liabilities/Assets: 57%
Liabilities/Income: 89%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 28%
Reserves/Spending: 3.7 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 16 months
Quick Ratio: 0.7
Asset Split ?
Established: 12 years

www.duchenneuk.org

duchenne@duchenneuk.org

0203 198 6381

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Education/Training
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Other specialist outpatient services
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Individuals
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Throughout England,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • People With Disabilities

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.

Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Masonic Trust - MCF Matched Funding
£250 15/11/2021
Unrestricted matched funding in partnership with the local masonic province
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Duchenne UK
£1,000 23/08/2019
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a devastating muscle wasting disease and is the most common genetic killer of children worldwide. We aim to eradicate it in 10 years: TO END DUCHENNE IN TEN
Foundation Scotland - Grant to Duchenne UK
£2,000 30/01/2019
St Fergus day out for safety

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

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

Age Range of Trustees: 42-75
  • NICK CROSSLEY Appointed: 2012, Occupation: Founding Director, From Babies With Love
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 02/05/2012, number: 1147094
  • Registered at Companies House on 14/04/2012, number: 08030768
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Filing Record
10 returns made; AR22: 1 days late,
Main office

Unit G.24
Shepherd's Building, Charecroft Way
Hammersmith
London
W14 0EE

Objectives

TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT THE HEALTH OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY, BY PROVIDING FUNDING FOR SUPPORT AND RESEARCH INTO TREATMENTS AND CURES.TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN ALL AREAS RELATING TO DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY BY DISSEMINATING INFORMATION ON THE DISEASE AND ITS TREATMENTS AND CURES.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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