Finance Score: -1
Governance Score: 5
Support Score: 0
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Excess reserves: -2
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Fundraising costs high: -3
  • Only 4 Trustees: -1
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +5
Overall GiG Score: 9 ?

BRITISH HEN WELFARE TRUST 

The aim of the charity is to improve the living conditions of commercial laying hens by improving understanding of hen welfare and providing homes for hens destined for slaughter.
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Positives:

  • This charity has been very successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • 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

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • There are only 4 trustees

Financial issues to consider:

  • This charity has substantial assets and unrestricted reserves of £1,377,018 available, equivalent to 25 months of spending and so may not be able to utilise additional funding
  • 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
31/12/22£634£661£-26£160£1,467£1,3772512900
31/12/21£793£691£102£167£1,518£1,44425.112900
31/12/20£787£614£173£134£1,380£1,30525.512900
31/12/19£641£606£35£144£1,188£1,18823.512810
31/12/18£660£531£129£132£1,122£591.313600
31/12/17£740£384£356£159£993£99331110
31/12/16£479£392£86£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/15£413£339£74£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/14£319£307£11£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/13£286£286£-1£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/12£657£192£465£63£465£46529.180

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 27.1%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 24.4%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 2%
Liabilities/Income: 4%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 94%
Reserves/Spending: 25 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 12 months
Quick Ratio: 14.9
Asset Split ?
Established: 12 years

www.bhwt.org.uk

info@bhwt.co.uk

01884860084

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Animals
  • Education/Training
GiG Classification
  • Animal welfare
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • France, Scotland, Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • The General Public/Mankind

Who supports them? ?

We have no records of donations from grant makers.

How is it governed?

Trustees (4)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 29-75
  • DAVID MAREK (Chair) Appointed: 2020, Occupation: It Consultant
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 21/05/2012, number: 1147356
  • Registered at Companies House on 04/05/2012, number: 08057493
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
11 returns made; all on time
Main office

Hen Central
Rose Ash
South Molton
EX36 4RF

Objectives

THE OBJECTS OF THE CHARITY ARE, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC:1 TO RELIEVE THE SUFFERING OF HENS IN NEED OF CARE AND ATTENTION AND, IN PARTICULAR, TO PROVIDE AND MAINTAIN RESCUE HOMES OR OTHER FACILITIES FOR THE RECEPTION, CARE AND TREATMENT OF SUCH HENS;2 TO PROMOTE HUMANE BEHAVIOUR TOWARDS HENS BY PROVIDING APPROPRIATE CARE, PROTECTION, TREATMENT AND SECURITY FOR HENS WHICH ARE IN NEED OF CARE AND ATTENTION BY REASON OF SICKNESS, MALTREATMENT, POOR CIRCUMSTANCES OR ILL USAGE; AND3 TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC IN MATTERS PERTAINING TO ANIMAL WELFARE IN GENERAL AND THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY AND SUFFERING AMONG HENS.

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Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
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