Finance Score: 8
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 12
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • All female board: -3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +9
Overall GiG Score: 23 ?

WOMANKIND 

Mission:

To help women to improve their mental health and well-being, enabling them to have a better quality of life.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board is completely female
Comment by the Charity:
    Womankind's Board is 100% female because we are a charity that is explicitly run by women for women. All our Trustee, staff and volunteer positions are only open to female applicants and the charity is exempt under Schedule 9 Part 1 Equalities Act 2010. Therefore we don't think that 'The Board is completely female' should be listed as a governance issue!

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£572£498£74£7£329£3097.514148
31/03/22£490£452£38n/an/an/an/an/a149
31/03/21£430£402£28n/an/an/an/an/a114
31/03/20£368£328£40n/an/an/an/an/a70
31/03/19£344£321£23n/an/an/an/an/a77
31/03/18£282£282£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£328£289£39£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£316£299£17£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£289£286£3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£263£267£-4£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£248£258£-10£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£234£233£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£249£235£15£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£197£194£3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£199£211£-12£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£200£193£6£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£214£160£54£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£114£127£-13£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£127£122£5£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£123£113£10£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 1.2%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 1.4%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 4%
Liabilities/Income: 3%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 94%
Reserves/Spending: 7.5 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 8 months
Quick Ratio: 22.1
Asset Split ?
Established: 37 years

www.womankindbristol.org.uk

info@womankindbristol.org.uk

01179166460

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What it does
To provide for the relief of mental distress and the resulting suffering and isolation, experienced by women and girls (including, but not limited to, as a result of sexual abuse or violence) by the provision of information, advice and assistance.
Listed activities
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Emotional support, counselling or therapy
How it operates
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups

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£175,000
The Bromley Trust£120,000
Quartet Community Foundation£95,980
Henry Smith Charity£73,200
CAF£32,260
Garfield Weston Foundation£20,000
The Pilgrim Trust£20,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
CAF - Grant to Womankind Bristol Women's Therapy Centre
£24,030 26/05/2023
To build resilience of this organisation
The Bromley Trust - Restricted grant towards the Safer Women?s Project
£60,000 30/01/2023
Womankind Bristol supports the most vulnerable and disadvantaged women through counselling, group therapy, befriending, helpline and online support services.This is a three year restricted grant to ....more
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to Womankind
£10,000 17/03/2022
11
Increase capacity for strategic planning, business development, partnership working, fundraising, and service user engagement, by employing a part-time Business Manager who can support the Chief ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£20,000 04/02/2022
Women supporting women's mental health and well-being
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Womankind Bristol Women's Therapy Centre
£4,000 14/09/2021
refurbishment of building for a charity supporting survivors of abuse in Bristol
National Lottery Community Fund - Womankind Befriending Service
£175,000 26/02/2021
59
The funding will be used to continue running a trauma informed befriending service in Bristol and the surrounding area for survivors of sexual violence to provide isolated women with complex mental ....more
Quartet Community Foundation - Womankind Befriending Service
£35,850 17/02/2021
23
Towards Womankind’s Bristol Befriending service, which will provide isolated women with enduring mental health issues with a volunteer befriender, to provide support to improve their mental health ....more
Quartet Community Foundation - Online support group for women affected by Covid-19
£2,500 21/01/2021
5
Deliver 3 online support groups where women can discuss the challenges of COVID-19 including anxieties about the virus, staying mentally healthy, facing financial hardship and caring for their ....more
CAF - Grant to Womankind Bristol Women's Therapy Centre
£8,230 24/06/2020
3
Grant to Womankind Bristol Women's Therapy Centre to support the organisation through COVID19
The Pilgrim Trust - Womankind Bristol Women's Therapy Centre
£20,000 03/06/2020
34
A two-year grant towards the Womankind Webchat Helpline
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to Womankind
£3,630 17/04/2020
Support towards unbudgeted costs arising from moving services online and additional staff costs for developing online recruitment and training materials for telephone and webchat volunteers.
The Bromley Trust - Restricted grant towards the Safer Women?s Project
£60,000 06/01/2020
36
Womankind Bristol supports the most vulnerable and disadvantaged women through counselling, group therapy, befriending, helpline and online support services.This is a three year restricted grant to ....more
Quartet Community Foundation - Womankind Bristol Befriending Service
£10,000 19/12/2019
11
A befriending project for isolated women in Bristol living with enduring mental health issues.
Quartet Community Foundation - Womankind Webchat Helpline
£10,000 11/12/2019
11
To develop and extend a new ‘webchat’ instant messaging helpline service targeted at young women and deaf/hard of hearing women so they can access vital support.
Quartet Community Foundation - Safer Womens Project
£24,000 23/09/2019
First year of a three-year award from the Henry Smith Charity towards the running costs of a specialist counselling service for women who are refugees, asylum seekers, trafficked and/or migrants, in ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Womankind Bristol Women's Therapy Centre
£73,200 11/09/2019
36
towards three years' continuation funding of the running costs of a specialist counselling service for women who are refugees, asylum seekers, trafficked and/or migrants, in Bristol and South ....more
Masonic Trust - MCF Small Grant
£3,600 22/10/2018
Unrestricted core funding for small charities
Quartet Community Foundation - Refugee and Asylum Seeker women therapeutic counselling service
£15,100 11/09/2018
Third year of a three-year award from the Henry Smith Charity towards the running costs of a therapeutic counselling service for refugee and asylum seeking women in Bristol.
National Lottery Community Fund - Supporting the Transgender woman's journey
£9,828 07/02/2018
12
The charity will run a weekly therapeutic group for transgender women and extend their helpline service. The project aims to provide wellbeing support and encourage people’s personal development. ....more
Quartet Community Foundation - Refugee and Asylum Seeker women therapeutic counselling service
£14,800 31/08/2017
Second year of a three-year award from the Henry Smith Charity towards the running costs of a therapeutic counselling service for refugee and asylum seeking women in Bristol.
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to Womankind
£20,400 01/07/2016
First year of a three-year award from the Henry Smith Charity towards the running costs of a therapeutic counselling service for refugee and asylum seeking women in Bristol.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Womankind Bristol Women's Therapy Centre
£50,300 09/06/2016
36
towards three years' continuation funding of running costs at a therapeutic counselling service for refugee and asylum seeking women in Bristol
Comic Relief - Safer Women's Project: increasing access and outcomes for suvivors of abuse and exploitation
£113,457 27/01/2016
36
Women who have experienced sexual abuse, violence and exploitation need intensive support to overcome their traumatic experience. Womankind in Bristol has a strong record in supporting the mental ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Womankind, Bristol Women's Therapy Centre
£12,800 26/04/2013
Womankind helps women in distress to improve their mental health and well being. The administrator is a key, core role which supports the delivery of the helpline, befriending, counselling and ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Womankind
£33,600 14/03/2013
36
towards three years' running costs of a therapeutic counselling service in Bristol for refugee and asylum seeking women
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How do they operate?

Telephone and webchat helpline

Objectives: Improve women's mental health and well-being

Intervention period: Telephone or webchat calls of up to 50 minutes

Beneficiaries: Women in distress/ with mental health issues and/or who have experienced sexual or domestic violence.

Location: Based in Bristol, but available to any woman in England or Wales

Description: Womankind's helpline provides:
Confidential listening support to any woman without judgement;
Advice and support for women experiencing domestic and sexual violence;
Information and signposting to other services provided by Womankind or other local agencies.

Specialist counselling services

Objectives: Improve women's mental health and well-being

Intervention period: 3 to 6 months

Beneficiaries: Women with mental health issues and/or experiences of trauma and abuse.

Location: Bristol and surrounding area

Description: Womankind's specialist counselling services include:
• Safer Women’s Project supporting refugees, asylum seekers and trafficked women who have experienced trauma, abuse and exploitation with specialist trauma counselling (with interpreters)
• a dedicated service for Deaf and hard of hearing women with a signing counsellor
• specialist sexual violence counselling for women
• general and High Intensity counselling for women with complex mental health needs including outreach therapy in deprived areas

Befriending services

Objectives: Improve women's mental health and well being

Intervention period: 6 months to one year

Beneficiaries: Isolated women who are experiencing mental health problems and/or who are survivors of rape or sexual abuse.

Location: Bristol and the surrounding area

Description: Trained volunteer befrienders are matched to women who have been referred, and provide tailored consistent weekly support for up to a year. They encourage women to become more confident and independent by helping them to set their own goals, get out and about, build social relationships and engage in community activities.

Who works here?

  • KYRA BOND
    Chief Executive Officer
Kyra has been working for over 30 years in the charitable sector in the South West of England and has a health and social care management qualification. She has a background in counselling and working with vulnerable adults with mental health issues and survivors of sexual violence and abuse. She is an advocate of developing collaborative partnerships and is the Safeguarding Lead for Womankind. She is also on the panel for Domestic Homicide ....more

How is it governed?

Trustees (12)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 35-73
  • FRANCES HALL Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Emergency Duty Team Officer And Tutor/Lecturer
  • JO FEATHER Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Principal Consultant
  • SALLY BENNETT Appointed: 2020, Occupation: Senior Development Manager
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 15/10/1987, number: 297258
  • Registered at Companies House on 02/06/1987, number: 02136526
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Campaigns and political activity 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; all on time
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE CHILD CONTACT CENTRE on 05/04/2022
Main office

3RD FLOOR BRUNSWICK COURT
BRUNSWICK SQUARE
BRISTOL
BS2 8PE

Objectives

To help women and girls improve their mental health and well-being (particularly, but not limited to those whose mental health and well-being has been affected by sexual violence or abuse), through the provision of advice and information, and the provision of free or affordable support and professional therapy, and a therapeutic environment.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase

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