Finance Score: 8
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 5
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Good reserves management: +3
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +5
Overall GiG Score: 19 ?

SUNDERLAND COUNSELLING SERVICE 

SCS provides counselling and psychological therapy services in and around the City of Sunderland and the North of England to relieve suffering and distress, due to bereavement, loss or other life issues. We provide counselling and talking therapy services for adults, young people and children, and specialist services for survivors of rape and sexual abuse and people with life limiting illnesses.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • Reserves management has been consistently within official guidelines
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender
Established: 9 years
(27 years as a company)

www.sunderlandcounselling.org.uk

office@sunderlandcounselling.org.uk

01915147007

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies House
UN SDGs
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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£5,454£4,825£629£0£5,441£3,223814611
31/03/22£6,206£3,973£2,232£0£4,813£2,7108.213615
31/03/21£4,563£3,688£876£0£2,580£1,9776.413013
31/03/20£3,481£3,131£350£0£1,705£1,6996.511827
31/03/19£2,868£2,673£195£0£1,355£1,344612128
31/03/18£2,792£2,640£152£0£1,160£1,1545.21090
31/03/17£2,402£2,195£208£0£1,007£9255.1870
31/03/16£1,859£1,826£33£0£800£7434.9690

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 2%
Highest pay band: £70,000-£80,000
Liabilities/Assets: 3%
Liabilities/Income: 3%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 59%
Reserves/Spending: 8 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 13 months
Quick Ratio: 25.1
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
Who works here?
  • 146 employees
  • 11 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout England,

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
DCMS£41,296
County Durham Community Foundation£20,648
National Lottery Community Fund£9,967
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Covid 19 Community Rapid Response Counselling and Support
£9,967 19/02/2021
2
The funding will support people in Sunderland who are suffering from poor mental health as a result of the ongoing pandemic. The counselling service will provide quick emotional and practical support ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Covid 19 Rapid Response Counselling and support
£20,648 08/12/2020
Towards the Covid 19 Rapid Response Counselling and support.
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£41,296 17/07/2020
"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
Ministry of Justice - Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Fund
£11,219 01/04/2019
Transitional grant funding to rape and sexual abuse support services who were unsuccessful in the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Fund, but previously received funding, to provide organisations with ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Side by Side - Cancer Support
£9,465 23/08/2018
12
The organisation will provide specialist cancer support and counselling services to people with cancer, and their families. The project aims to improve mental health and emotional wellbeing, expand ....more
Ministry of Justice - 2014-2019 Male Rape Support Fund
£44,874 01/04/2018
To provide direct support services to males aged 13 or over who are, or have been, victims of rape and other forms of sexual violence
Ministry of Justice - 2014-2018 Male Rape Support Fund
£46,810 01/04/2017
To provide direct support services to males aged 13 or over who are, or have been, victims of rape and other forms of sexual violence.
Ministry of Justice - 2014-2017 Male Rape Support Fund
£44,874 01/04/2016
12
To provide direct support services to males aged 13 or over who are, or have been, victims of rape and other forms of sexual violence
National Lottery Community Fund - 'Waiting to be heard'
£383,672 20/03/2014
36
Waiting to be heard is a continuation and development project to be run by Sunderland Counselling Service. Supporting women and men affected by rape or sexual violence in adulthood or childhood, WTBH ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (6)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 42-73
  • ANNE LOADMAN Appointed: 2011, Occupation: Specialist Teacher In Mental Health
  • EILEEN WATT Appointed: 2011, Occupation: Occupational Health Nurse Advisor
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 03/11/2014, number: 1159057
  • Registered at Companies House on 07/02/1997, number: 03315039
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
8 returns made; all on time
Main office

51 JOHN STREET
SUNDERLAND
SR1 1QN

Objectives

TO PROMOTE ANY CHARITABLE PURPOSES FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COMMUNITY IN THE AREA OF BENEFIT AND BY THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION, THE FURTHERANCE OF HEALTH AND THE RELIEF OF POVERTY DISTRESS AND SICKNESS.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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