Finance Score: -5
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 11
  • Poor Liquidity: -1
  • Deficit on unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs high: -2
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +11
Overall GiG Score: 15 ?

BEAT (FORMERLY EATING DISORDERS ASSOCIATION) 

Beat exists to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. We:Support people affected by anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder or other eating disorders through helplines, online support and information. Campaign for change to government policy and health service practice to improve the care for and understanding of eating disorders.Educate professionals and the public.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • 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:

  • Liquidity appears to have been slender at the latest year end
  • There was a deficit on unrestricted reserves of £122,725 at the last year end after deducting the value of own use assets
  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending
  • Fundraising costs are 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£4,551£6,714£-2,164£1,013£59£-123-0.2163480
31/03/22£4,992£4,544£448£1,001£2,433£1,4953.9104414
31/03/21£3,415£2,745£670£850£1,986£1,365665250
31/03/20£2,576£2,636£-60£896£1,316£8303.852200
31/03/19£1,979£2,535£-557£596£1,376£1,1035.2521,064
31/03/18£1,701£2,347£-646£505£1,933£1,4737.5490
31/03/17£1,409£1,959£-549£412£2,578£1,91411.7410
31/03/16£1,126£1,506£-380£284£3,128£2,06116.4330
31/03/15£2,599£1,685£915£314£3,545£1,99714.2300
31/03/14£3,657£1,419£2,238£205£2,630£3743.2290
31/03/13£1,267£1,258£9£226£393£810.8300
31/03/12£1,113£1,180£-67£125£382£1741.8280
31/03/11£1,246£1,253£-7£128£449£1591.5310
31/03/10£1,211£1,039£172£157£456£50.1250
31/03/09£924£851£73£147£284£1702.4210
31/03/08£781£844£-63£169£211£1762.5190
31/03/07£811£840£-29£105£274£2093200
31/03/06£880£717£163£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£655£655£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£623£683£-60£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 22.3%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 15.1%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 7%
Highest pay band: £80,000-£90,000
Liabilities/Assets: 97%
Liabilities/Income: 40%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: -208%
Reserves/Spending: -0.2 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 0 months
Quick Ratio: 0.6
Asset Split ?
Established: 35 years

www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk

info@beateatingdisorders.org.uk

01603753305

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Education/Training
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Other specialist outpatient services
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Northern Ireland, Scotland, Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Defined Groups
  • The General Public/Mankind

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
DCMS£1,055,154
National Lottery Community Fund£947,546
Garfield Weston Foundation£375,000
City Bridge Trust£232,421
Department of Health£180,000
CHK Foundation£120,000
The Rayne Foundation£60,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (3 Years) award
£225,000 09/10/2023
36
BEAT Helpline. Over three years towards BEAT’s helpline
CHK Foundation - CHK Main Grant
£30,000 18/04/2023
to support specified work
The Rayne Foundation - Grant to Beat
£60,000 20/09/2022
Towards a free, moderated email support service for young people who are currently struggling to overcome their own eating disorder.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£75,000 06/05/2022
24
Helpline
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Beat
£210,400 15/03/2022
24
£210,400 over two further and final years (£103,550; £106,850) to raise awareness of young people’s eating disorders in London, to support early intervention and stronger recoveries.
National Lottery Community Fund - Supporting the eating disorder community
£947,546 04/02/2022
The funding will be used by the group to continue its services. Increase resourcing in line with demand and expand its helpline by employing helpline adviser posts and recruiting 150 new volunteers ....more
CHK Foundation - CHK Emergency /Disaster Grant
£15,000 14/07/2021
to support specified work
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£75,000 09/04/2021
24
Helpline
DCMS - Beat (formerly Eating Disorders Association) 20/21
£483,316 01/04/2021
To provide better health outcomes through their carers for girls and young women suffering from eating disorders.
DCMS - Beat (formerly Eating Disorders Association) 20/21
£120,829 01/12/2020
To provide better health outcomes through their carers for girls and young women suffering from eating disorders.
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£451,009 13/08/2020
"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
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Beat
£22,021 11/06/2020
£22,021 to fund the essential and urgent costs outlined in the application, in order to carry on providing support to Londoners.
Department of Health - Covid Funding
£90,000 22/05/2020
Support for Mental Health Charities
Department of Health - BEAT
£90,000 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
CHK Foundation - CHK Main Grant
£75,000 04/12/2019
to support specified work
National Lottery Community Fund - Eating disorders: Early intervention in Scotland & North West England
£1,092,983 19/06/2019
36
Eating disorders: Early intervention in Scotland & North West England
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£50,000 07/03/2019
Early Intervention - Beat's Helpline
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Beat
£254,600 07/09/2018
36
£254,600 over three years (£77,200; £85,000; £92,400) for the London Strategy to support young Londoners affected by eating disorders to begin specialist treatment as early as possible, and so ....more
Maudsley Charity - Beating eating disorders in South London
£45,105 01/09/2018
11
Deliver activities to increase the likelihood of sufferers seeking help earlier in their illness and starting treatment within the earliest time possible. Within the boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Beat
£109,079 27/06/2018
36
This project will support children and young people affected by eating disorders. Through their youth telephone hotline the project will help participants to seek early intervention treatment, ....more
John Ellerman Foundation - Volunteer programme costs
£105,000 29/03/2018
36
Towards the costs of recruiting and training 200 new helpline volunteers to support those affected by eating disorders and their families
The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund - Grant to Beat
£40,000 12/10/2017
Main Grant unrestricted core costs
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 7/8 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 31-70
  • EMILY ROTHWELL Appointed: 2020, Occupation: Trainee Clinical Psychologist
  • JO BENNETT Appointed: 2017, Occupation: Hr Director
  • MIKE COOKE (Chair) Appointed: 2017, Occupation: Chief Executive
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 07/04/1989, number: 801343
  • Registered at Companies House on 05/04/1989, number: 02368495
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
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
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting 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 BREAD COMMUNITY SERVICES FOR EATING DISORDERS on 04/03/2021
  • Asset transfer in from FORMER EMS LIMITED on 11/05/2021
  • Asset transfer in from COMBINED CHARITIES FUND FOR THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED on 04/05/2023
Main office

Beat (Eating Disorders Association)
1 Chalk Hill House
19 Rosary Road
NORWICH
NR1 1SZ

Objectives

(A) THE RELIEF OF THOSE SUFFERING FROM ANOREXIA NERVOSA, BULIMIA NERVOSA, BINGE EATING DISORDER, OTHER EATING DISORDERS AND DISORDERED EATING(HEREINAFTER IN THIS CLAUSE REFERRED TO AS 'EATING DISORDERS'). (B) THE PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION OF THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH OF THE FAMILIES OF THOSE CLOSELY INVOLVED WITH THE SUFFERERS OF EATING DISORDERS BY THE PROVISION OF ADVICE AND INFORMATION. (C) THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC IN RESPECT OF THE NATURE AND TREATMENT OF EATING DISORDERS. (D) THE PROMOTION OF RESEARCH INTO THE CAUSE AND TREATMENT OF EATING DISORDERS AND THE DISSEMINATION OF THE RESULTS OF SUCH RESEARCH.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

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360 Giving
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