Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 2
Support Score: 12
  • No PartB
  • No conflicts policy: -1
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +9
Overall GiG Score: 14 ?

BATTLE SCARS 

We support anybody affected by self-harm: people of any age and gender who self-harm (from hair pulling to cutting and from overdosing to eating disorders), as well as those who support them (family, friends and professionals). We provide peer support, workshops, training, resources, advice. We are survivor led and run, are based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, but operate across the UK
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of gender

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity does not have a Conflict of Interests policy

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data

Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income Spending Surplus/
Deficit
Volun-
teers
31/03/23£110,920£85,892£25,02860
31/03/22£78,549£39,456£39,09345
31/03/21£23,780£37,577£-13,79735
31/03/20£75,728£40,288£35,44034
31/03/19£28,092£23,305£4,78734
Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 6 years

www.battle-scars-self-harm.org.uk

info@battle-scars.org.uk

07410380747

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Disability
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
GiG Classification
  • Other specialist outpatient services
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Northern Ireland, Scotland, Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • People With Disabilities
  • 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
Tudor Trust£99,300
Leeds Community Foundation£43,395
National Lottery Community Fund£20,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£15,000
Allen Lane Foundation£7,228
The Foyle Foundation£4,600
The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund£2,500
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Leeds Community Foundation - Face-to-face support groups for people affected by self-harm
£19,995 13/02/2024
11
Grant to Battle Scars
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£15,000 06/11/2023
Battle Scars growth
National Lottery Community Fund - Volunteer Development Programme
£10,000 28/04/2023
The funding will be used to set up and deliver a more structured in-depth and varied volunteer development programme that supports people affected by self-harm. This project aims to improve ....more
Allen Lane Foundation - Grant to Battle Scars
£7,228 04/11/2022
£7,228 single grant towards a new Services Support post at this Leeds-based charity that supports people affected by self-harm
The Foyle Foundation - Small Grants
£4,600 11/07/2022
towards production of a self-harm prevention workbook for children and young people
Tudor Trust - Grant to Battle Scars
£1,600 22/03/2022
as a development grant to provide support around income generation and sustainability for an organisation supporting people who self harm
The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund - Grant to Battle Scars
£2,500 08/03/2022
Small Grant Unrestricted Core Costs
Tudor Trust - Grant to Battle Scars
£90,000 16/12/2021
36
over three years as continuation core funding for a survivor-led organisation supporting people who self harm, primarily in Leeds and Wakefield but with a wider online presence as well
Leeds Community Foundation - Peer support post medical treatment of s/h injuries Educational & informational videos 16-25's peer support group
£23,400 14/04/2021
Grant to Battle Scars
Tudor Trust - Grant to Battle Scars
£2,000 18/01/2021
as an additional grant to support staff, volunteer and trustee wellbeing, to assist the organisation deliver its charitable purpose more effectively
National Lottery Community Fund - Virtual self-harm peer support
£10,000 12/01/2021
11
The funding will be used to help for those that self harm connect explore and better understand their behaviour and develop tools to manage their self-harm. The project aims to enable the ....more
Tudor Trust - Grant to Battle Scars (COVID19 Grant)
£1,500 18/05/2020
as emergency funding for an organisation working with people who self harm in Leeds, towards the provision on on-line support groups and other resources during the Coronavirus crisis
Tudor Trust - Grant to Battle Scars
£4,200 13/08/2019
12
as a development grant to support organisational and strategic development within an organisation supporting people who self harm in Leeds
Tudor Trust - Grant to Battle Scars
£90,000 22/11/2018
36
over three years towards the CEO's salary at an organisation offering support to people who self harm, primarily in Leeds but with wider online support available
National Lottery Community Fund - Volunteer development programme
£10,000 26/03/2018
12
The group will recruit volunteers to provide advice and support to local people who self harm. This will provide a more efficient and wider service, with the aim of reducing isolation and promoting ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (5)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 06/02/2018, number: 1177020
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
5 returns made; all on time
Main office

18 ALDER HILL AVENUE
LEEDS
LS6 4JQ

Objectives

TO RELIEVE THE NEEDS OF PERSONS AFFECTED BY SELF-HARM IN PARTICULARLY BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY BY:(1) HOLDING SURVIVOR LED SUPPORT GROUPS FOR PERSONS AFFECTED BY SELF-HARM AND ANYBODY INTERESTED IN UNDERSTANDING SELF-HARM;(2) ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN ALL AREAS RELATING TO SELF-HARM;(3) PROVIDE TRAINING AND PRACTICAL ADVICE TO:(A) PROFESSIONALS, STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS OF OTHER ORGANIZATIONS (PUBLIC, VOLUNTARY AND PRIVATE SECTOR) WHO DEAL WITH PERSONS WHO SELF-HARM;(B) PARENTS OF SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULTS WHO SELF-HARM;(C) ANYONE WISHING TO ATTEND THE TRAINING OR TRYING TO UNDERSTAND SELF-HARM; AND(4) IN ANY SUCH WAYS AS THE TRUSTEES SEE FIT IN FURTHERANCE OF SAID OBJECTS.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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