Finance Score: -8
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 9
  • Volatile income: -3
  • Fundraising costs high: -5
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +9
Overall GiG Score: 10 ?

WELLCHILD 

WellChild is the UK's national charity for sick children. The charity's work is focused on ensuring that all children and young people in the UK - especially those with serious illness, complex health conditions or long-term care needs - have the very best possible quality of care and support.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from a grant maker
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • 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£2,187£2,111£76£742£1,350£1,2106.926403
31/03/22£1,275£1,601£-326£539£1,274£1,2349.228386
31/03/21£1,934£2,002£-68£407£1,600£1,5219.13097
31/03/20£2,944£2,580£364£883£1,668£1,3606.330762
31/03/19£2,922£2,570£352£848£1,304£9904.632875
31/03/18£2,431£2,408£23£938£952£9344.7290
31/03/17£2,344£2,403£-59£954£930£9124.6280
31/03/16£2,436£2,547£-112£908£988£9574.5260
31/03/15£3,391£3,299£92£1,057£1,100£1,0863.9230
31/03/14£2,533£2,618£-84£1,009£1,008£9824.5230
31/03/13£2,210£2,324£-114£939£1,093£1,0695.5210
31/03/12£1,823£2,046£-223£822£1,093£1,0856.4200
31/03/11£1,864£1,682£182£676£1,316£1,3069.3200
31/03/10£1,389£1,697£-308£630£1,134£1,1137.9210
31/03/09£2,045£1,851£194£811£1,442£1,3648.8220
31/03/08£3,062£2,598£463£835£1,248£4051.9260
31/03/07*£1,896£1,974£-77£608£784£7844.8230
31/03/06£1,540£1,454£86£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£1,088£1,360£-273£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£1,788£1,385£403£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 83%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 35.1%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 4%
Highest pay band: £70,000-£80,000
Liabilities/Assets: 50%
Liabilities/Income: 62%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 90%
Reserves/Spending: 6.9 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 10 months
Quick Ratio: 0.7
Asset Split ?
Established: 40 years

www.wellchild.org.uk

info@wellchild.org.uk

01242530007

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Emotional support, counselling or therapy
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Northern Ireland, Scotland, Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People

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
True Colours Trust£200,000
National Lottery Community Fund£89,702
Comic Relief£70,000
Masonic Trust£37,875
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
True Colours Trust - Towards its Family Services team
£100,000 09/07/2021
Towards its Family Services team.
Comic Relief - Local Services Wiki for families caring for complex needs children
£70,000 28/04/2021
WellChild is seeking to create a UK wide Wiki of local services for children with exceptional health needs. It will rapidly and easily connect parents to services in their local areas. It will also ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - WellChild Family Tree
£89,702 08/07/2020
6
Wellchild a national charity for seriously ill children will use the funding to produce guidance for children with exceptional health needs through this ever-changing climate encourage peer to peer ....more
True Colours Trust - Towards the Families Team in response to COVID19
£100,000 20/04/2020
Towards the Families Team in response to COVID19
The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund - Grant to WellChild
£20,000 17/04/2020
12
Emergency Covid Additional Grant unrestricted core costs
Masonic Trust - MCF Large Grant
£37,875 10/02/2020
WellChild Nurse for Derbyshire will support children and young people who have exceptional healthcare need
The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund - Grant to WellChild
£40,000 07/12/2018
48
Main Grant unrestricted core costs
True Colours Trust - Towards the costs of running its Family Tree Network
£100,000 01/11/2018
Towards the costs of running its Family Tree Network
The October Club -
£710,000 31/10/2018
Wolfson Foundation - Grant to WellChild
£35,000 14/06/2018
Medical training suite at Derbyshire Children's Hospital
Comic Relief - Medicines for Children Mobile App
£46,980 16/05/2018
9
24/7 medical care of a seriously ill child is stressful, time-consuming and can be confusing for parents and careres. Managing when medicines are due, what stocks you have and reorders you need to ....more
Masonic Trust - WellChild Children's Nurse for Derbyshire
£110,000 19/10/2016
Funding towards Wellchild Children's Nurse for Derbyshire to allow more children with complex medical needs to be treated at home.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (10)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 42-70
  • CLAIRE WATSON Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Parent Carer And Public Governor
  • NICHOLAS FISHER Appointed: 2016, Occupation: Director And Company Secretary
  • SIMON HARDY Appointed: 2020, Occupation: Partner & Solicitor
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 07/07/1984, number: 289600
  • Registered at Companies House on 11/05/1984, number: 01815689
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
  • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
  • Investment
  • 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
20 returns made; AR07: 78 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from INNER WHEEL CLUB OF FOLKESTONE BENEVOLENT FUND on 04/09/2023
Main office

Office 23
Sunningend Business Centre
Unit 22
Lansdown Industrial Estate
Gloucester Road
Cheltenh

Objectives

THE OBJECT OF THE CHARITY IS THE RELIEF OF SICKNESS, PRIMARILY BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY AMONG SICK AND SERIOUSLY ILL CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES AND CARERS, BY:3.1 THE PROVISION, PROMOTION AND ADVANCEMENT OF CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES TO CARE FOR AND SUPPORT THE SICK AND SERIOUSLY ILL, AND THEIR FAMILIES AND CARERS, TO ENSURE THAT THEY HAVE THE BEST POSSIBLE QUALITY OF LIFE;3.2 THE PROMOTION, FINANCING, MAINTENANCE AND FURTHERANCE OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH RESEARCH AND ENSURING THE EFFECTIVE DISSEMINATION OF THE USEFUL RESULTS OF SUCH RESEARCH BY SUPPORTING, INFORMING AND EDUCATING THE SICK, THEIR FAMILIES AND THEIR CARERS;3.3 THE PROVISION OF INFORMATION AND EDUCATION ON THE AVOIDANCE OF SICKNESS AND THE PROVISION OF HEALTH AND WELFARE;3.4 ACTING ON BEHALF OF, PROMOTING AND FURTHERING THE NEEDS AND WELFARE OF THE SICK AND SERIOUSLY ILL AND THEIR FAMILIES AND CARERS; AND3.5 SUCH OTHER CHARITABLE PURPOSES AS THE TRUSTEES IN THEIR DISCRETION SEE FIT.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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