Finance Score: -4
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 9
  • Large legacies income: +1
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs high: -3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +9
Overall GiG Score: 14 ?

ALZHEIMER'S SOCIETY 

Alzheimer's Society staff and volunteers provide services to people affected by dementia, including day care and home care, support and befriending services across England, Wales, Guernsey, Isle of Man and Northern Ireland. We provide information and training, and every year we invest in research. We campaign for the rights of people with dementia and those who care for them.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has received considerable income from legacies in recent years
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government and a Community Foundation
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending
  • Fundraising costs are extremely high relative to funds raised
Established: 37 years

www.alzheimers.org.uk

governance@alzheimers.org.uk

0330 333 0804

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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
31/03/23£118,056£121,288£-3,232£38,502£85,468£80,95881,7546,060
31/03/22£116,535£91,922£24,613£29,122£93,395£87,07311.41,6876,696
31/03/21£111,115£87,068£24,047£23,329£66,705£60,4378.31,8447,499
31/03/20£113,888£113,248£640£31,848£31,817£27,7832.92,1858,420
31/03/19£111,733£117,237£-5,504£31,628£33,340£28,4082.92,2378,265
31/03/18£106,948£112,483£-5,535£25,414£30,120£26,4842.82,3990
31/03/17£103,596£109,499£-5,903£19,963£35,037£30,4113.32,5860
31/03/16£97,949£102,694£-4,745£16,079£36,066£30,2503.52,5520
31/03/15£90,574£92,712£-2,138£16,259£42,723£31,9114.11,0120
31/03/14£84,437£74,699£9,738£13,811£41,898£32,0705.21,5290
31/03/13£70,771£69,733£1,038£12,176£32,160£23,8334.11,4670
31/03/12£71,008£69,557£1,451£13,806£29,009£22,1113.81,4430
31/03/11£60,491£60,759£-268£10,413£27,758£23,7094.71,3940
31/03/10£58,907£57,299£1,608£10,025£28,388£24,1325.11,2490
31/03/09£51,741£50,987£754£8,067£24,546£20,0324.71,1500
31/03/08£45,482£43,460£2,022£6,007£24,718£19,8845.59600
31/03/07£41,352£42,968£-1,616£5,814£22,884£19,0955.39000
31/03/06£36,138£35,100£1,038£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05*£32,681£30,249£2,432£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04*£30,188£27,946£2,241£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 34.5%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 32%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 5%
Highest pay band: £150,000-£200,000
Liabilities/Assets: 34%
Liabilities/Income: 37%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 95%
Reserves/Spending: 8 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 5 months
Quick Ratio: 0.7
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Disability
  • Education/Training
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
Who works here?
  • 1,754 employees
  • 6,060 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Elderly/Old People
  • People With Disabilities
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Guernsey, Isle Of Man, Northern Ireland, Throughout England And Wales,

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
Department of Health£1,031,316
DCMS£1,000,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£600,000
National Lottery Community Fund£300,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Radyr and Morganstown Alzheimer's Society Fundraisers
£3,730 21/10/2023
We seek funding for Companion Calls which are delivered by an army of volunteers matched with people who are feeling alone. A friendly chat can alleviate the isolation that dementia can bring.
Foundation Scotland - Grant to Alzheimer's Society
£500 22/09/2023
In memory of Peter Lord and in support of David Dickson and Chris Evans' Speyside Way fundraiser. From Angus Tulloch. No publicity please.
Greater London Authority - Dementia Friendly London 2023-24 programme
£50,000 01/09/2023
The funding will allow Alzheimer's Society to plan and run the programme. It includes a Project Officer post and budget for engaging and involving people affected by dementia, research and events.
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to Alzheimer's Society - Bristol & South Gloucestershire Branch
£100 10/02/2023
As directed by the donor towards the branch's support for people affected by dementia face to face, over the phone or in writing.
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - Dementia Support service
£46,800 05/01/2023
Luton Dementia Support Service
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Radyr & Morganstown Alzheimer's Fundraising Group
£3,282 22/10/2022
We would like to provide support for those living with dementia and their carers.
CareTech foundation - Match Funding Grant
£350 27/07/2022
Match funding Grant awarded to registered charity in the UK to support the applicant's fundraising efforts
Greater London Authority - Dementia Friendly London
£50,000 01/07/2022
Funding the Alzheimer's Society to provide programme management support and capacity to deliver a partnership programme that includes a senior leadership/ oversight group, involvment and ....more
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - Diverse Community Dementia Support Service
£46,467 09/02/2022
Providing dementia support to diverse communities in Luton
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (3 Years) award
£100,000 03/12/2021
The right support at the right time
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Radyr & Morganstown Alzheimer's Support Group
£4,486 23/10/2021
We will provide information and support to those recently diagnosed with dementia.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Alzheimer’s Society
£2,186 23/10/2021
Extended social isolation means people with dementia may be unable to receive visits from family, be or cut off from social contact completely. We aim to create a new service - Companion Calls.
Steve Morgan Foundation - Grant to Alzheimers UK
£1,000 22/04/2021
Discretionary grant awarded
Manchester City Council - Covid Impact Fund 2021 grant to Alzheimer's Society
£10,000 01/04/2021
to fund a Dementia Advisor post. Priority groups: Older people (65+)
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - Luton Dementia Connect
£48,905 22/12/2020
Grant to Alzheimer's Society
Wolfson Foundation - Grant to Alzheimer's Society
£210,000 09/12/2020
WF Covid-19 Support Fund
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Radyr & Morganstown Alzheimer's group
£3,396 24/10/2020
Our Side by Side project will support those living with dementia to re-engage with old hobbies, enabling them to lead more fulfilling lives.
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£500,000 05/10/2020
"The fund aims to:1) To reduce closures of essential charities that provide essential services to vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 crisis by ensuring they have the financial resources to ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Covid-19 Emergency: Frontline Support for Communities across Wales
£100,000 20/08/2020
12
The Alzheimer’s Society will cover the costs of four Dementia Advisors for one year. Dementia Advisors contribute towards the Dementia Connect service which is delivered across Wales. The service ....more
DCMS - Loneliness Covid-19 Fund - Alzheimers Society
£500,000 16/07/2020
œ500,000 will go to the Alzheimers Society who will continue to support people with dementia and their carers through welfare and companion calls to support their wellbeing and provide informal ....more
Foundation Scotland - Grant to Alzheimer's Society
£200 08/07/2020
Donation form John Urquhart
Garfield Weston Foundation - Major Grants award - COVID19 response
£500,000 29/05/2020
Covid19 Relief
Sport England - RG Physical Activity Project
£18,538 27/05/2020
29
Funding under Sport England's Tackling Inactivity funding programme for a Revenue project titled RG Physical Activity Project. This project is a Sport participation and capacity building project, ....more
Department of Health - Covid Funding
£515,658 22/05/2020
Support for those affected by dementia
National Lottery Community Fund - Dementia Advisers on the front line of the COVID-19 crisis
£200,000 22/05/2020
12
The Alzheimer's Society is using a £200000 grant to ensure the Dementia Advisers service can continue offering expert support advice and a connection to people across Northern Ireland with dementia. ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Keeping a local Dementia Adviser reaching people living with dementia in County Durham
£4,333 21/05/2020
To keep a local Dementia Adviser reaching people living with dementia in County Durham.
Department of Health - Alzheimer's Society
£515,658 17/04/2020
The grant funding provided a period of support for charities providing vital services to ensure they could meet increased demand as a result of COVID-19, while continuing their day-to-day activities ....more
Cumbria Community Foundation - Side By Side
£5,000 08/04/2020
Side By Side
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation - Grant to Alzheimer's Society
£50,569 30/01/2020
11
Dementia Support Service
Sport England - RG Physical Activity Project
£29,479 15/01/2020
29
Funding under Sport England's Tackling Inactivity funding programme for a Revenue project titled RG Physical Activity Project. This project is a Sport participation and capacity building project, ....more
Wolfson Foundation - Grant to Alzheimer's Society
£25,000 13/06/2019
IT and telephone equipment for a hub in Birmingham, offering support online, in person and over the phone to individuals affected by dementia
London Borough of Southwark - Grant to Alzheimers Society
£164,000 01/04/2019
Older people & complex needs grant from the Childrens & Adults Services department
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Alzheimer's Society Memory Walk
£3,044 19/11/2018
Money will fund an uplifting opportunity for the community to come together to walk to raise money and awareness of dementia.
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Alzheimer's Society
£144,700 02/05/2018
36
£144,700 over three years (£46,200; £49,000; £49,500) towards the costs of a Side by Side Co-ordinator and associated running costs.
Sport England - RG Physical Activity Project
£75,477 09/04/2018
29
Funding under Sport England's Tackling Inactivity funding programme for a Revenue project titled RG Physical Activity Project. This project is a Sport participation and capacity building project, ....more
RS Macdonald Charitable Trust - Scotland Doctoral Training Centre PhD Extensions
£87,000 29/11/2017
Funding for a PhD student extension programme at the Scotland Doctoral Training Centre. The extensions will allow PhD students to complete additional research and outputs including published papers, ....more
RS Macdonald Charitable Trust - Investigating the causes of dementia
£42,500 31/05/2017
Led by Professor Karen Horsburgh, University of Edinburgh, this PhD student will join others at the Scotland Doctoral Training Centre, to investigate the effects of reduced blood flow to the brain in ....more
Department of Health - Dementia Action Alliance
£90,000 01/04/2017
To support the Alliance?s delivery of its overall aim, to bring about a society-wide response to dementia and to help improve outcomes for people with dementia, their families and carers.
London Catalyst - Alzheimer's Society - 1
£10,000 22/05/2013
Support for Dementia Advisor and dementia awareness project in LB Barking & Dagenham
National Lottery Community Fund - A Life not just a service
£723,514 15/05/2013
36
The Alzheimer's Association will support 2,495 people with dementia and 808 carers by providing a programme of adult community learning activities which will help to improve their social networking ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Greater Manchester Dementia Friendly Communities
£298,705 13/03/2013
36
This new project will enable people with dementia in six communities in the North West to feel more supported and enjoy a full and active life in the community, to become more independent, feel less ....more
Northern Rock Foundation - Grant awarded to Alzheimer's Society (North East & Cumbria)
£84,185 03/07/2012
To employ a part-time regional development manager to support the organisations work with people with dementia and their carers in the North East and Cumbria.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Alzheimer's Society
£120,000 14/03/2012
36
towards three years' research to establish whether a long term reduction in blood flow is a cause of vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Alzheimer's Society
£60,000 14/03/2012
24
towards two years' research to determine whether bone marrow stem cells could be used to form brain cells
National Lottery Community Fund - Dementia Cafe Network
£494,568 21/09/2011
60
The group will use the grant to create a dementia café drop-in service in six areas across NI. The café will be a meeting place for people with dementia & their carers to enjoy together, as ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Side by Side: An All-Wales Befriending Service for People with Dementia
£958,193 29/03/2011
48
The project is to provide companionship, emotional and practical support for people with dementia and carers in Wales. The service will provide a team of trained volunteer befrienders to befriend ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Voice and Choice: An All Wales Independent Specialist Dementia Advocacy Ser
£1,146,825 29/03/2011
60
The project will support people with dementia by providing information enabling them to make informed choices concerning issues in their lives. Where required either directed or non directed advocacy ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Singing for the Brain
£40,610 22/11/2010
12
The project will introduce eight new Singing for the Brain groups across the Devon and Cornwall. Singing for the Brain provides a structured group singing activity, designed for people with dementia ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Activity Groups
£10,000 11/02/2010
12
The organisation aims to relieve, treat and promote the relief and treatment of people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and to provide support for such persons, their families and carers. ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Northumberland Dementia Outreach Service
£415,533 11/02/2010
48
The project will continue and expand upon the provision of an outreach support service for people with dementia and their families throughout Northumberland and will raise awareness and knowledge ....more
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How is it governed?

Trustees (12)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 11/12 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 48-69
  • ANTHONY LOBO Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Chartered Accountant
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 23/04/1987, number: 296645
  • Registered at Companies House on 26/03/1987, number: 02115499
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
Other Regulators
  • Care Quality Commission
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; AR05: 24 days late, AR04: 23 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from THE LINCOLN SPIRITUAL ASSOCIATION on 02/07/2019
  • Asset transfer in from THE MOORE FOUNDATION on 12/09/2019
  • Asset transfer in from MISS M L WATTS CHARITABLE SETTLEMENT OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE SETTLEMENT DATED 31ST MARCH 1966 on 17/12/2020
Main office

Alzheimers Society
43-44 Crutched Friars
LONDON
EC3N 2AE

Objectives

TO RELIEVE AND TREAT AND PROMOTE THE RELIEF AND TREATMENT OF PEOPLE WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND OTHER DEMENTIAS AND TO PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR SUCH PERSONS, THEIR FAMILIES AND CARERS. TO PROMOTE, SUPPORT AND CARRY OUT RESEARCH, AND TO DISSEMINATE THE RESULTS OF SUCH RESEARCH FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT INTO THE CAUSE AND POSSIBLE CURES WHETHER PARTIAL OR COMPLETE, AND THE POSSIBLE PREVENTION OF THE SAID DISEASE AND OTHER DEMENTIAS.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

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