Finance Score: -8
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 2
  • Excess liquidity: -1
  • Spending declining: -1
  • Volatile income: -3
  • Fundraising costs high: -3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Static board: -3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +2
Overall GiG Score: -3 ?

THE BORNE FOUNDATION 

Overview

The worldwide incidence of premature births has remained broadly constant for over 50 years, leading to a massive number of babies born with severe disabilities. The Borne Foundation has been set up by leading obstetrician Mark Johnson to promote targeted research and co-ordinate feedback from specialists.

Amongst their research projects hoping to provide treatment and prevention of premature birth, their major initiative, Borne's Uterine Mapping Project (BUMP), hopes to bridge gaps between siloed areas of specialisation and spark major breakthroughs in understanding that could bring about research impacting millions globally.

Source: Giving is Great

Mission:

Identifying the causes of premature birth to save lives, reduce disability and create lifelong health for mothers and babies
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board composition appears to be rather static

Financial issues to consider:

  • Liquidity appeared to be in excess of CC guidelines at the latest year end especially considering the historic stability of income
  • Spending is declining
  • Income has been volatile recently
  • Fundraising costs are extremely 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£1,189£1,132£57£296£1,856£1,85619.750
31/03/22£846£1,288£-442£189£1,800£1,80016.850
31/03/21£1,093£827£266£174£2,242£2,12230.850
31/03/20£1,562£1,529£33£430£1,976£1,86214.660
31/03/19£2,328£1,899£429£762£1,942£1,88511.950
31/03/18£1,944£1,271£673£533£1,513£1,43113.540
31/03/17£1,353£513£840£238£840£74317.430

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 33%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 26.1%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 11%
Highest pay band: £100,000-£110,000
Liabilities/Assets: 42%
Liabilities/Income: 115%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 100%
Reserves/Spending: 19.7 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 20 months
Quick Ratio: 1.5
Asset Split ?
Established: 8 years

http://www.borne.org.uk/

hello@borne.org.uk

07821 681 058

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What it does
The Borne Foundation is a medical research charity based in Imperial College School of Medicine's facilities at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Their aim is to identify the causes of premature birth to save lives, prevent disability and create lifelong health for mothers and babies through clinical studies and funding of expert research in the field.
Listed activities
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Medical research
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Individuals
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
  • Other charitable activities
Where it operates
  • Scotland, Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • 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.

Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The EQ Foundation - Grant to The Borne Foundation
£25,000 06/03/2023
Big Give Champion Pledge
The EQ Foundation - Grant to The Borne Foundation
£25,000 15/02/2022
Big Give Champion Pledge
The EQ Foundation - Grant to The Borne Foundation
£25,000 05/02/2021
Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (6)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 40-73
  • RAZAN JAFAR Appointed: 2018, Occupation: Company Secretary/Director
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 13/05/2016, number: 1167073
  • Registered at Companies House on 22/09/2015, number: 09788534
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • 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
Filing Record
7 returns made; all on time
Main office

315-317
New Kings Road
LONDON
SW6 4RF

Objectives

THE OBJECTS OF THE CHARITY ARE TO ADVANCE EDUCATION AND ADVANCE, PROMOTE AND SUPPORT RESEARCH, WITH ANY USEFUL RESULTS OF SUCH RESEARCH BEING PUBLISHED, SO AS TO:2.1 PREVENT DEATH AND DISABILITY IN PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH; AND2.2 CREATE LIFELONG HEALTH FOR MOTHERS AND BABIES.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase

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