Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 0
Support Score: 11
  • Pension deficit: -1
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
    • Grant maker support: +11
    Overall GiG Score: 11 ?

    HENSHAWS SOCIETY FOR BLIND PEOPLE 

    We deliver practical, caring and imaginative services, including specialist housing and support, residential care, education, training, community outreach services and leisure activities, working with visually impaired people and people with other disabilities and their friends, families and colleagues. We also work to raise awareness of visual impairment amongst the wider community.
    Analysis by Giving is Great

    Positives:

    • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
    • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government

    Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

    • This charity uses a corporate trustee

    Financial issues to consider:

    • There is a pension deficit of £2,209,000
    • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending
    Established: 44 years

    www.henshaws.org.uk

    info@henshaws.org.uk

    01617863645

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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
    31/08/22£10,273£10,648£-375£429£5,749£4,8445.538460
    31/08/21£10,726£10,580£146£345£7,346£6,4017.338158
    31/08/20£12,824£12,896£-72£418£6,371£5,4985.1476200
    31/08/19£12,170£13,914£-1,744£589£5,421£3,2812.8514150
    31/08/18£11,296£12,284£-988£482£4,597£8060.8481200
    31/08/17£10,214£11,274£-1,060£596£5,537£1,6941.84450
    31/08/16£9,544£10,210£-666£507£6,328£2,4102.83960
    31/08/15£9,176£9,303£-127£467£9,333£5,7007.42500
    31/08/14£9,054£9,422£-368£454£9,505£6,0037.62820
    31/08/13£9,801£9,932£-131£469£9,563£6,0487.33050
    31/08/12?£14,361£14,285£76£699£8,224£5,3594.53230
    31/03/11£9,665£9,936£-271£517£8,159£5,8487.13020
    31/03/10*£9,052£9,525£-473£590£8,257£5,8347.33010
    31/03/09£9,686£10,018£-332£594£8,255£5,84973190
    31/03/08£11,912£9,173£2,739£671£9,059£6,4548.42980
    31/03/07£9,782£9,921£-139£785£6,536£4,2765.23190
    31/03/06£9,435£10,902£-1,467£0£0£0n/a00
    31/03/05*£9,441£10,481£-1,040£0£0£0n/a00
    31/03/04£8,951£9,205£-254£0£0£0n/a00

    Financial Ratios
    Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 4.5%
    Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 4.3%
    Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 3%
    Highest pay band: £100,000-£110,000
    Liabilities/Assets: 25%
    Liabilities/Income: 26%
    Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 84%
    Reserves/Spending: 5.5 months
    Net Current Assets/Spending: -0 months
    Quick Ratio: 0.6
    Asset Split ?
    Listed activities
    • Accommodation/Housing
    • Disability
    • Education/Training
    How it operates
    • Provides advocacy/advice/information
    • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
    • Provides human resources
    • Provides services
    Where it operates
    • Throughout England,
    Who it helps
    • Children/Young People
    • Elderly/Old People
    • People With Disabilities
    Who works here?
    • 384 employees
    • 60 volunteers

    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£253,840
    BBC Children in Need£89,099
    DCMS£69,216
    Trafford Housing Trust Social Investment£63,894
    Specific Donations
    Amount When
    Months
    To be used for
    County Durham Community Foundation - Henshaws Arts & Crafts Woodland
    £5,000 01/11/2022
    Towards Henshaws Arts & Crafts Woodland project.
    Co-Operative Group - Grant to Henshaws Society for Blind People
    £1,654 22/10/2022
    Community Radio would allow art makers to create content and have a voice in the local community, reaching those with learning differences and disabilities, sharing the work and ethos of the centre.
    Wolfson Foundation - Grant to Henshaws Society for Blind People
    £50,000 08/06/2022
    Installation of new energy-efficient boiler at the Society's Arts and Crafts Centre in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
    Trafford Housing Trust Social Investment - Society for Blind People
    £63,894 11/04/2022
    This project would be delivered by specialist staff and volunteers and aims to give visually impaired people the knowledge, skills, confidence and support to improve their levels of wellbeing and ....more
    BBC Children in Need - Grant to Henshaws Society For Blind People
    £89,099 03/02/2022
    The I CAN project will deliver training, residentials, weekend and holiday activities to visually impaired children and young people. The activities will increase independence, confidence, and social ....more
    DCMS - Culture Recovery Fund: Continuity Support
    £69,216 22/10/2021
    To support cultural organisations who have received funding from the Culture Recovery Fund: Grants programme, in the first or second rounds, and can clearly demonstrate the financial need for further ....more
    Sir George Martin Trust - Grant to Henshaws
    £3,000 07/07/2021
    Capital costs for Disability Support & Activities
    Sir George Martin Trust - Grant to Henshaws
    £3,000 07/07/2021
    Capital costs for Disability Support & Activities
    Manchester City Council - Covid Impact Fund 2021 grant to Henshaws
    £7,137 01/04/2021
    to provide specialist information advice and guidance for the visually impaired - but with a greater focus on community confidence re-ablement, digital enablement and counselling. Priority groups: ....more
    National Lottery Community Fund - Pathway to Wellbeing
    £253,840 09/01/2020
    24
    The Organisation aims to build the skills and independence of people with sight loss or impaired vision. Funding for the group will enable the group to expand their services across more locations.
    Co-Operative Group - Grant to Henshaws
    £3,649 19/11/2018
    We want to help and signpost visually impaired people, and give them the best chance to live an independent life.
    BBC Children in Need - Grant to Henshaws Society For Blind People
    £92,581 17/10/2017
    36
    Providing a three stage project of Independence based skill sessions and fun activities, with a residential, to increase life-skills and reduce social isolation with visually impaired children.
    Sir George Martin Trust - Grant to Henshaws
    £2,500 06/07/2017
    Capital costs for Disability Support & Activities
    Masonic Trust - First Step
    £60,000 19/04/2017
    Advice and information for visually impaired people newly diagnosed with sight loss.
    National Lottery Community Fund - Henshaws Pathway to Wellbeing: Trafford, Manchester, Salford
    £362,628 10/02/2016
    36
    A vital project to support adults with sight loss. The project will include drop-in sessions and a telephone service giving specialist advice and guidance tailored to individual needs, demonstrations ....more
    Trafford Housing Trust Social Investment - Patient Support Serviceat Altrincham Eye Hospital
    £10,578 08/12/2015
    Our vision is to provide an eye clinic liaison service at Altrincham Hospital for 2.5 days a week, offering both practical and emotional support to improve the emotional wellbeing of people who are ....more
    MACC - Henshaws Friendships matter in Manchester
    £44,267 05/12/2014
    Henshaws will be working in formal partnership with Manchester City Council’s Sensory Team to deliver a project engage with all people beyond their initial intervention, meaning that over time many ....more
    Sport England - Visually Impaired Adult Football Development
    £19,968 05/02/2013
    Funding under Sport England's Inclusive Sport funding programme for a Revenue project titled 'Visually Impaired Adult Football Development'. This project is a Association Football project, with a ....more
    National Lottery Community Fund - Skills for Life Training for Visually Impaired People in Greater Manchester
    £238,020 17/05/2012
    60
    Henshaw's Society for Blind People receives £238,020 to continue to help blind and visually impaired adults to develop the skills and confidence to live independent lives, develop social networks, ....more
    National Lottery Community Fund - Mobile IT
    £463,198 10/03/2010
    60
    This development of a pilot project will teach IT skills to visually impaired people in the North West of England, with training delivered in accessible venues such as local libraries and community ....more
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    Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

    How is it governed?

    Trustees (1)

    • Henshaws Society For Blind People Trustee Limited
    Legal constitution
    • Charity registered in England & Wales on 14/04/1980, number: 221888
    Gift Aid
    • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
    Event History
    Other Regulators
    • Care Quality Commission
    • Ofsted (Office For Standards In Education)
    Policies in force
    • Complaints handling
    • Conflicting interests
    • Investment
    • Paying staff
    • Risk management
    • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
    • Volunteer management
    Filing Record
    19 returns made; AR10: 1 days late, AR05: 1 days late,
    Recent reorganisation events:
    • Asset transfer in from TAMESIDE SIGHT on 13/09/2019
    • Asset transfer in from ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE AND DISTRICT FUND FOR THE BLIND on 23/09/2020
    Main office

    HENSHAWS SOCIETY FOR BLIND PEOPLE
    4A WASHBROOK HOUSE
    LANCASTRIAN OFFICE CENTRE
    TALBOT ROAD, STRETFORD
    MANCHESTER
    M32 0FP

    Objectives

    THE OBJECTS OF THE CHARITY ARE, FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT:(A) THE RELIEF OF PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED (WHICH SHALL BE THE PRINCIPAL OBJECT);(B) THE RELIEF OF PEOPLE WITH OTHER DISABILITIES; AND (C) THE RELIEF OF THE FAMILIES AND CARERS OF BLIND OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE AND OTHER PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIESPRINCIPALLY, BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY, BY PROVIDING SERVICES, CARE, FACILITIES SUPPORT, ADVICE, EDUCATION AND TRAINING.

    Defined Area of Benefit:

    NOT DEFINED

    Data Sources

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