Finance Score: -2
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 5
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Excess reserves: -2
  • Fundraising costs high: -3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +5
Overall GiG Score: 12 ?

DERWENTSIDE HOSPICE CARE FOUNDATION 

Provides generalist palliative care in a six-bed inpatient and day hospice facility for individuals with life limiting illnesses
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • There have been no material income shortfalls 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

Financial issues to consider:

  • This charity has substantial assets and unrestricted reserves of £2,769,175 available, equivalent to 26 months of spending and so may not be able to utilise additional funding
  • Fundraising costs are high relative to funds raised
Established: 36 years

www.willow-burn.co.uk

info@willowburnhospice.org.uk

01207529224

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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£1,438£1,276£162£280£4,273£2,769264980
31/03/22£1,244£1,186£57£224£4,111£2,59226.23783
31/03/21£1,296£1,053£244£145£4,053£2,50428.53557
31/03/20£1,203£1,179£24£156£3,810£1,82818.64697
31/03/19£2,921£1,200£1,721£349£3,786£3,12331.273103
31/03/18£1,448£1,438£11£518£2,064£1,47212.3820
31/03/17£1,742£1,886£-145£594£2,054£1,4399.2860
31/03/16*£1,109£1,329£-220£396£2,198£1,48713.4680
31/03/15£1,121£1,462£-341£333£2,323£0n/a610
31/03/14£2,044£1,401£643£380£2,664£9087.8580
31/03/13£1,241£1,206£35£549£1,211£1,21112450
31/03/12£1,355£1,242£113£315£1,176£1,17611.4460
31/03/11£1,123£1,251£-128£536£988£8388350
31/03/10£1,160£966£193£160£966£96612130
31/03/09*£1,208£722£486£285£781£7811360
31/03/08£1,028£756£272£105£318£2944.7120
31/03/07*£596£654£-57£106£22£220.470
31/03/06£495£591£-96£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£492£559£-67£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£478£494£-15£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 28.5%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 21.9%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 1%
Liabilities/Income: 4%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 65%
Reserves/Spending: 26 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 10 months
Quick Ratio: 5.9
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
Who works here?
  • 49 employees
  • 80 volunteers
Who it helps
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Durham, Northumberland,

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
Co-Operative Group£19,641
Masonic Trust£16,477
National Lottery Community Fund£7,887
County Durham Community Foundation£2,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Willow Burn Hospice
£4,490 22/10/2022
The focus of our project is to provide a range of focused services to help people to live well at home with life limiting illnesses.
Masonic Trust - MCF Hospice UK Partnership
£15,697 31/03/2022
Take A Break with Willow Burn - Supporting Carers in County Durham - Reimagining Day Hospice Services
Masonic Trust - MCF Hospice
£780 10/11/2021
Unrestricted funding for hospices
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Willow Burn Hospice
£5,365 23/10/2021
We would like to buy equipment and tools to set up a community-led vegetable patch at the hospice to grow food (for the community and the hospice) and friendships.
County Durham Community Foundation - Willow Burn Living Well Programme
£2,000 23/06/2021
To support the Living Well programme.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Willow Burn Living Well Programme
£3,714 24/10/2020
Our project aims to support people to live healthily and happily in their own homes.
National Lottery Community Fund - Willow Burn Community Café Volunteer Project
£7,887 25/02/2020
11
The funding will provide a Volunteer Co-ordinator' to recruit and train members of the community wishing to volunteer at the cafe, with the aim of increasing their opening times and therefore growing ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Willow Burn Hospice
£6,073 15/11/2019
We want to offer creative group sessions and one-to-one support for children and young people who have lost a loved one.
Masonic Trust - MCF Hospice UK Partnership
£20,000 28/02/2019
Willow Burn Stars - Bereavement Support
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Willow Burn Hospice
£5,663 19/11/2018
We need materials to work with schools to educate and inspire students to understand hospice care and the services available.
County Durham Community Foundation - Willow Burn Community Garden
£27,500 21/06/2018
To create a community garden.
County Durham Community Foundation - Music Therapy
£5,000 15/03/2018
To fund the cost of a qualified, skilled music therapist.
County Durham Community Foundation - Willow Burn Volunteer Co-ordination Project
£5,000 07/02/2018
To contribute to the costs of providing 3 days per week volunteer co-ordination for 12 months.
County Durham Community Foundation - Towards the costs associated with the hospice at the request of the donor.
£4,000 15/12/2016
Towards the costs associated with the hospice at the request of the donor.
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to Willow Burn Hospice
£8,395 05/12/2016
To purchase life saving equipment; Defibrillator, Evacuation chairs, Resuscitation chairs.
County Durham Community Foundation - Project costs
£10,000 07/11/2016
Towards the Hospice
National Lottery Community Fund - Looking the elephant in the eye
£10,000 13/05/2015
12
The organisation will use the funding to provide creative art based workshops for people with life limiting illnesses, families, carers and staff, produce an exhibition of the work created, ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (10)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 9/10 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 41-78
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 12/07/1988, number: 519659
  • Registered at Companies House on 02/06/1988, number: 02263960
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
  • 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; AR16: 1 days late, AR09: 13 days late, AR07: 14 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from JEZREEL NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH on 01/02/2024
Main office

WILLOW BURN HOSPICE
MAIDEN LAW HOSPITAL
LANCHESTER
DURHAM
DH7 0QN

Objectives

TO PROMOTE THE RELIEF OF SICKNESS BY:A) PROVIDING APPROPRIATE CARE TO PEOPLE IN THE LIFE LIMITING PHASE OF THEIR ILLNESS AND TO SUPPORT THE WHOLE FAMILY DURING THIS TIME AND IN BEREAVEMENT B) ESTABLISHING, MAINTAINING AND CONDUCTING HOSPITALS, RESIDENTIAL NURSING HOMES AND CLINICS FOR THE RECEPTION AND CARE OF PERSONS SUFFERING FROM ANY ILLNESS, DISABILITY, DISEASE OR OTHER INFIRMITY WHETHER PHYSICAL OR MENTAL BY PROVIDING MEDICAL OR OTHER TREATMENT AND ATTENTION FOR ANY SUCH PERSONS EITHER IN THEIR OWN HOMES OR AT ANY INSTITUTION OF THE CHARITY. C) PROMOTING OR ASSISTING IN THE TEACHING OR TRAINING OF DOCTORS, NURSES, PHYSIOTHERAPISTS AND OTHER PERSONS ENGAGED IN ANY BRANCH OF MEDICINE, SURGERY, NURSING OR ALLIED SERVICES, AND IN THE TEACHING OR TRAINING OF STUDENTS IN ANY BRANCH OF MEDICINE, SURGERY, NURSING OR ALLIED SERVICES. D) CONDUCTING OR PROMOTING RESEARCH INTO PALLIATIVE CARE AND TREATMENT OF PERSONS SUFFERING FROM ANY SUCH ILLNESS, DISABILITY, DISEASE OR INFIRMITY AS AFORESAID AND PARTICULARLY INTO THE CARE AND TREATMENT OF PERSONS SUFFERING FROM CANCER OR TERMINAL ILLNESS AND TO DISSEMINATE THE USEFUL RESULTS THEREOF TO THE PUBLIC. E) PROVIDING SUCH MEDICAL SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT AND APPARATUS,DRUGS AMENITIES, COMFORTS AND OTHER THINGS CONDUCIVE TO THE MATERIAL OR SPIRITUAL WELFARE OF ANY PERSON RESIDENT OR WORKING IN ANY INSTITUTION OF THE CHARITY OR ANY PERSON BEING TREATED OR ATTENDING IN THEIR OWN HOMES AS THE CHARITY MAY THINK FIT. F) ARRANGING LECTURES AND CONDUCTING TRAINING COURSES AND PUBLISHING PAMPHLETS, BOOKS, JOURNALS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS RELATING TO THE WORK OF THE CHARITY

Defined Area of Benefit:

DERWENTSIDE

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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