Finance Score: -1
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 8
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Deficit latest year: -2
  • No PartB
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +8
Overall GiG Score: 10 ?

WALSALL BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT SERVICE 

To help relieve distress and poor health amongst bereaved people by listening, individual counselling, peer support and information sharing; without distinction of age, race, gender, disability, sexual orientation or social class; to advance the education of the public to understand the needs of bereaved people including the sharing of information on good practice with other helping agencies.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • 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
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • The Board appears to be dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • Income was significantly lower than spending in the latest year

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£180£226£-46n/an/an/an/an/a25
31/03/22£293£163£130n/an/an/an/an/a32
31/03/21£168£159£9n/an/an/an/an/a25
31/03/20£170£158£12n/an/an/an/an/a18
31/03/19£137£127£9n/an/an/an/an/a12
31/03/18£107£129£-22£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£145£143£2£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£154£144£10£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£240£141£99£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£0£0£0n/an/an/an/an/a0

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 11 years

www.wbss.org.uk

admin@wbss.org.uk

01922724841

Charity Commission for England and WalesX
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Education/Training
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Hospice & bereavement services
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Walsall,
Who it helps
  • 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
Henry Smith Charity£183,300
DCMS£36,194
BBC Children in Need£20,490
True Colours Trust£5,000
CAF£2,273
Heart Of England Community Foundation£2,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Walsall Bereavement Support Service
£500 20/10/2022
0
‘Cost of Living uplift: £500 to help projects meet their rising costs and respond to increased demand 31/10/2022’
True Colours Trust - Towards its child bereavement support service, The SWING
£5,000 17/05/2022
Towards its child bereavement support service, The SWING
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Walsall Bereavement Support Services
£93,300 17/05/2022
36
towards three years' salary of a Child Counsellor at the 'Swing bereavement support service' project for children and young people, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, in Walsall, West Midlands.
Heart Of England Community Foundation - The Swing
£2,000 15/09/2021
Towards the annual running costs of the organisation’s children and young people’s counselling service ‘The Swing’.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Walsall Bereavement Support Service
£19,990 30/07/2021
This project will deliver therapeutic support sessions to young people experiencing bereavement and/or mental ill health. Outcomes include improved emotional wellbeing, a sense of empowerment and ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Walsall Bereavement Support Services
£90,000 12/08/2020
36
towards three years' continuation funding of a children, young people and family bereavement support service in Walsall, West Midlands.
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£36,194 29/07/2020
"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
CAF - Grant to Walsall Bereavement Support Service
£2,273 03/06/2020
Grant to Walsall Bereavement Support Service to support the organisation through COVID19
National Lottery Community Fund - Walsall Bereavement Support Service: Let?s Talk
£159,079 14/12/2018
36
This project will address the mental health and practical needs of bereaved adults who are struggling with their grief. This will be achieved through one to one support, counselling and group ....more
True Colours Trust - towards its bereavement support project, The Swing
£5,000 04/07/2018
towards its bereavement support project, The Swing
Heart Of England Community Foundation - The Swing - helping vulnerable bereaved children, young people and their families to cope with bereavement
£10,000 22/06/2018
12
Part-time counsellor to help to deliver outreach and out of hours support to vulnerable bereaved children within local schools.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Walsall Bereavement Support Services
£90,000 08/06/2017
36
towards three years' continuation funding of a project providing children and young people's bereavement support in the West Midlands
Woodward Charitable Trust - Towards counselling costs for children/young people and their families
£1,000 04/11/2016
Towards the counselling costs for children, young people and their families.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Walsall Bereavement Support Services
£80,300 12/06/2014
36
towards three years' salary of the Children's Service Co-ordinator to manage and develop the organisation's bereavement service for children and young people in Walsall
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (6)
Current Trustees appointed

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 04/07/2013, number: 1152724
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
10 returns made; all on time
Main office

Office Suite 2
The Crossing At St. Pauls
Darwall Street
WALSALL
WS1 1DA

Objectives

1) TO HELP RELIEVE HARDSHIP, DISTRESS AND POOR HEALTH AMONG PEOPLE WHO HAVE SUFFERED BEREAVEMENT THROUGH THE DEATH OF A CLOSE RELATIVE OR FRIEND, BY PROVIDING SERVICES SUCH AS LISTENING, BEFRIENDING, ADVICE, INFORMATION, COUNSELLING, PRACTICAL HELP ON AN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP BASIS IRRESPECTIVE OF AGE, SEX, DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR SOCIAL CLASS.2) TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE NEEDS OF BEREAVED PEOPLE, INCLUDING THE SHARING OF INFORMATION ON GOOD PRACTICE WITH OTHER AGENCIES.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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