Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 2
Support Score: 8
  • No PartB
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Mainly male board: -1
  • Large volunteers +5
  • Grant maker support: +3
Overall GiG Score: 10 ?

SOUTH WEST BLOOD BIKES 

Mission:

Our aim is to save lives and improve patient outcomes, whilst saving the NHS and Hospices money they can spend on patient care instead
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been very successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • The charity has received modest backing from a grant maker
  • The Board appears to be dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board is predominantly male
  • 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

Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income Spending Surplus/
Deficit
Volun-
teers
30/11/22£56,898£42,148£14,75072
30/11/21£39,198£23,145£16,05348
30/11/20£51,645£13,560£38,08512
30/11/19*£6,428£14,026£-7,5989
Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 6 years

HTTPS://WWW.SWBB.CHARITY

SUPPORT@SWBB.CHARITY

0300 365 2025

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What it does
Blood bikers are volunteers who use their advanced motorcycle skills in providing an out of hours service, supporting our NHS partners to transport essential urgent supplies such as Whole Blood, Pathology Samples, Medication, Medical Equipment, Medical Notes and occasionally Donor Breast Milk to the NHS hospitals and hospices throughout Devon and beyond.
Listed activities
  • Armed Forces/Emergency Service Efficiency
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • General outpatient health-care services
How it operates
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Devon, Plymouth City, Torbay,
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups
  • 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
National Lottery Community Fund£10,000
Co-Operative Group£6,271
The Grocers' Charity£1,500
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - South West Blood Bikes
£6,000 09/06/2023
The funding will be used to cover the fuel and maintenance costs of the bikes. The project aims to expand the vital service it provides to the community bringing people together to improve health and ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to South West Blood Bikes
£6,271 23/10/2021
We would like to recruit new riders and purchase a new bike, so we can continue to provide free emergency volunteer courier services to the NHS and other medical facilities within the community.
The Grocers' Charity - 2021 - South West Blood Bikes
£1,500 24/03/2021
Towards project costs for a free Blood Bike volunteer service to the NHS Hospitals and other healthcare providers, including COVID-19 swabs (both used and unused).
National Lottery Community Fund - South West Blood Bikes
£4,000 02/12/2020
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The funding will be used to cover the running and maintenance costs of the 'Blood Bikes' service which is serving community and health care providers during COVID-19. The project aims to provide ....more

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (5)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

With a long history in financial management, our Treasurer keeps an eye on all financial matters, making sure that budgets are set and that the bills are paid, whilst at the same time making sure that we are fully compliant to Charity Commission and the Fundraising Regulator\'s codes of best practice. As well as looking after our finances,....more
Our Chairman took over and runs the operation of the charity, via three Team Managers. Mark\'s main role is ensuring that we have proper policies and procedures in place to cover all that we do, to ensure that we comply to the standards required by both our Service Users, and the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes. He chairs the monthly....more
Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 01/11/2018, number: 1180510
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Risk management
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
4 returns made; AR19: 22 days late,
Main office

Kingdom Business Centre
Kingdom House
Brunel Road
NEWTON ABBOT
Devon
TQ12 4PB

Objectives

THE OBJECT OF THE CIO IS TO RELIEVE SICKNESS AND PROTECT HEALTH BY THE PROVISION OF TRANSPORT OF URGENTLY NEEDED BLOOD, DRUGS, HUMAN TISSUES, AND OTHER MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS BETWEEN HOSPITALS AND BLOOD TRANSFUSION BANKS, PRIMARILY BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase

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