Finance Score: -3
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 8
  • Income diversified: +3
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs high: -5
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +8
Overall GiG Score: 14 ?


North Yorkshire Hospice Care provides a range of services operating as Herriot Hospice Homecare, Saint Michael's Hospice, Just 'B' and Talking Spaces. These services provide a range of end-of-life care services including an In-Patient Unit, Wellbeing, Community and Specialist services; Bereavement Services for adults and children and Mental Health Support Services.
Analysis by Giving is Great


  • Income generation is well diversified
  • There has been reasonable growth in spending over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • 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 gender and dynamic in terms of composition

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


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Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
Cost £k
Funds £k
Funds £k
Staff Volun-

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 55.1%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 32.7%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 5%
Highest pay band: £100,000-£110,000
Liabilities/Assets: 12%
Liabilities/Income: 11%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 72%
Reserves/Spending: 6.3 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 3 months
Quick Ratio: 1.8
Asset Split ?
Listed activities
  • Education/Training
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
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
  • The General Public/Mankind
Who works here?
  • 243 employees
  • 450 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
BBC Children in Need£109,293
Wolfson Foundation£50,000
Masonic Trust£31,005
Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust£10,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
To be used for
Masonic Trust - MCF Matched Funding
£432 08/02/2023
Unrestricted matched funding in partnership with the local masonic province
Wolfson Foundation - Grant to Saint Michael's Hospice
£50,000 07/12/2022
Installation of loft insulation, LED lighting, new hot water systems and glazing
Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust - North Yorkshire Hospice Care - 06/12/22
£5,000 06/12/2022
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Just 'B' (part of Herriot Hospice & NY Hospice Care)
£1,987 22/10/2022
We wish to provide bereavement support sessions for children and young people who are struggling to cope with the death of someone close to them.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Harrogate District Hospice Care, now North Yorkshire Hospice Care
£90,473 03/02/2022
This project will deliver one-to-one support to bereaved children and young people. The activities will result in an increase in wellbeing, confidence and resilience.
Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust - North Yorkshire Hospice Care - 01/10/21
£5,000 29/11/2021
Core Funding
Masonic Trust - MCF Hospice
£1,470 10/11/2021
Unrestricted funding for hospices
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Just 'B' - Saint Michael's Hospice
£3,562 23/10/2021
We will train volunteers to support children and adults struggling with grief through hourly outdoor bereavement sessions, taking place while walking, helping to build resilience.
Ministry of Defence - Covenant Fund
£8,519 12/02/2021
For community projects that reduce isolation and promote integration
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Harrogate District Hospice Care, now North Yorkshire Hospice Care
£15,614 30/11/2020
This project will deliver one to one sessions for children and young people who have experienced bereavement. It will lead to increased resilience and anxiety as well as reducing isolation.
Cheshire Community Foundation - Walk and Talk Bereavement Support
£5,000 04/11/2020
Saint Michael's Hospice provides tailored palliative care and support for adults living with a terminal illness. Our service includes bereavement support for both adults and children, preparing a ....more
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - towards organisational charitable purposes
£3,000 08/10/2020
towards organisational charitable purposes
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£9,107 10/09/2020
"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
Two Ridings Community Foundation - Covid-19
£9,407 16/07/2020
Funding to recruit/train more volunteers into the Just 'B' Team and to purchase IT equipment (laptops,mobiles) necessary to deliver the service remotely. Group deal with issues such as mental health, ....more
County Durham Community Foundation - Refurbishment of Bereavement Centre
£4,600 30/06/2020
Towards the refurbishment of bereavement centre.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Harrogate District Hospice Care
£3,206 17/06/2020
COVID19 - This grant will fund the purchase of technology and staff training to provide one to one support for 70 bereaved children and young people who are isolated due to Covid-19. This will result ....more
Masonic Trust - MCF Hospice UK Partnership
£29,103 06/03/2020
Open doors: support, guidance and training - Improving access for those affected by homelessness or learning disabilities
National Lottery Community Fund - Walk and Talk
£7,408 24/07/2019
The funding will be used to deliver alternative bereavement therapy by walking and talking outdoors. The project aims to support people suffering from bereavement in a different setting offering ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Saint Michael's Hospice
£3,689 19/11/2018
We will provide free, 1-1 specialist bereavement support sessions to children, young people and adults struggling with their grief.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Harrogate District Hospice Care
£134,856 27/06/2018
Just 'B' works with children and young people affected by bereavement in Harrogate. Through one to one sessions they hope for young people to be better able to process feelings, experience improved ....more
Wolfson Foundation - Grant to Saint Michael's Hospice
£40,000 04/12/2017
Refurbishment of hospice
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Harrogate District Hospice Care t/a Saint Michael's Hospice
£6,683 29/11/2017
Help fund community support for patients with a terminal neurological illness, helping them maintain the best quality of life.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Saint Michael's Hospice
£120,132 01/07/2015
The Just 'B' Bereavement Support project will provide 1-2-1 therapeutic support sessions to bereaved young people in order for them to make better sense of situations and have a voice a grieving ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Saint Michael's@Starbeck refurbishment – maximising our space to care
£10,000 06/05/2015
The organisation will use the funding to refurbish an area of the building to create additional meeting and consultation rooms. This will enable the group to meet the growing demand for their ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Talking Space Counselling and Training Service
£90,000 03/04/2014
Not Available
National Lottery Community Fund - Just 'B' Children & Young People's Bereavement Volunteer Programme
£10,000 04/12/2013
_x000B_This is a project by an incorporated charity in Harrogate. The organisation will use the funding to expand their bereavement support service for children and young people by recruiting ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (11)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 9/11 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 48-70
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 22/06/1987, number: 518905
  • Registered at Companies House on 08/04/1987, number: 02121179
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Other Regulators
  • Care Quality Commission
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Campaigns and political activity policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • Engaging external speakers at charity events policy and procedures
  • 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 THE MARIGOLD WELLBEING CENTRE on 22/12/2021
Main office



To promote the relief of sickness and mental health and to promote wellbeing by such means as the Trustees shall from time to time think fit.

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