Finance Score: -2
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 13
  • Multiple Deficits and declines: -5
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +10
Overall GiG Score: 17 ?

THE NATIONAL CHILDBIRTH TRUST 

We offer information and support in pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthoodWe aim to give every parent the chance to make informed choicesWe want to make sure that everyone in the UK, regardless of background or location, has access to our services and activitiesWe advocate on behalf of parents to make the UK more parent friendly by improving services and support for parents
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • 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 dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • One or more trustees receive payments or benefits from the charity for providing services to the charity

Financial issues to consider:

  • Income has been volatile and on several occasions in recent years less than spending
Established: 35 years

nct.org.uk

enquiries@nct.org.uk

02087522454

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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£11,251£11,656£-405£213£4,588£4,3924.51724,000
31/03/22£10,861£10,613£248£184£5,141£4,9825.61105,000
31/03/21£10,413£10,351£62£461£4,590£4,4525.21175,263
31/03/20*£14,345£16,466£-2,121£1,493£4,134£3,9722.92205,576
31/03/19£15,285£16,722£-1,437£876£6,678£6,4744.61585,587
31/03/18£15,553£15,910£-357£754£7,888£7,6515.81520
31/03/17£16,723£16,209£514£2,194£8,366£8,1836.12590
31/03/16£17,331£17,076£255£3,349£7,530£7,3645.22940
31/03/15£17,312£17,336£-24£3,588£7,350£7,16851910
31/03/14£17,557£17,048£509£3,545£4,588£4,4473.11950
31/03/13£16,651£15,691£960£3,529£4,077£3,89931670
31/03/12?£23,441£22,957£484£5,660£3,117£2,8711.51800
30/09/10£13,897£14,374£-477£2,592£2,292£1,9751.61400
30/09/09£12,130£12,582£-452£2,734£2,769£2,3222.21240
30/09/08£11,671£11,357£314£2,573£3,221£2,87631090
30/09/07£8,352£8,542£-190£2,406£2,906£2,5973.6780
30/09/06£7,449£7,080£369£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/05£7,004£6,554£449£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/04£6,134£5,536£598£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 2.3%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 2.1%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 4%
Highest pay band: £110,000-£120,000
Liabilities/Assets: 45%
Liabilities/Income: 33%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 96%
Reserves/Spending: 4.5 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: -0 months
Quick Ratio: 0.6
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Education/Training
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
Who works here?
  • 172 employees
  • 4,000 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Defined Groups
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Guernsey, Jersey, Northern Ireland, Scotland, 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
City Bridge Trust£242,430
BBC Children in Need£75,351
London Borough of Hounslow£48,010
Department of Health£46,687
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
City Bridge Trust - Grant to NCT
£242,430 18/04/2023
£242,430 over three years (£77,771; £80,721 and £83,938) towards NCT’s Newham Nurture initiative, empowering parents from migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking families to access services to help ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Mid Cheshire Branch NCT
£3,074 22/10/2022
We would like to run a postnatal drop-in group to support new parents in caring for their little ones.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Mid Bedfordshire NCT branch
£1,214 22/10/2022
We hope to fund an NCT professional so we can host monthly facilitated discussions for parents and carers, to help inform and support them about their choices.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to NCT Andover - Breastfeeding Support
£1,408 22/10/2022
We aim to offer free breastfeeding support, staffed by professional breastfeeding counsellors, for women in Andover with feeding difficulties, increasing confidence and supporting emotional wellbeing.
County Durham Community Foundation - NCT Durham Bumps & Babies
£1,872 25/08/2022
To support a Bumps and Babies group
National Lottery Community Fund - Baby Latte Groups
£10,000 19/11/2021
The group will run a range of different interventions designed to support women who have chosen to breast-feed their children and are encountering problems both online and in person. The project aims ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Early Days Drop-In with Breastfeeding Support
£7,350 27/05/2021
The funding will allow the group to continue to run on Zoom for a further year as many support services continue to be reduced. It will improve mental health and reduce isolation and offer advice on ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Southam NCT Breastfeeding Peer Support
£10,000 21/05/2021
The funding will be used to deliver weekly two-hour breast-feeding sessions for mothers and babies residing in and around Southam in Warwickshire. The project aims to reduce isolation and improved ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to North Tyneside Twins & Multiples Club
£2,876 24/10/2020
We provide support to parents with babies and children under five who have twins and multiples to come together and share that common unity.
London Borough of Hounslow - Grant to National Childbirth Trust (NCT)
£48,010 14/09/2020
11
Perinatal peer support for new and expactant mothers facing poor mental well-being and isolation in Hounslow
BBC Children in Need - Grant to National Childbirth Trust
£75,351 09/09/2020
18
COVID19 - This project will deliver peer support to children and parents experiencing poverty and deprivation, isolated due to Covid-19. This will result in positive relationships, improved social ....more
Department of Health - National Childbirth Trust
£46,687 28/08/2020
Grant funding to members of the Health and Wellbeing Alliance for priority project work in support of DHSC, NHS England and Improvement and PHE strategic priorities.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to National Childbirth Trust
£2,834 15/11/2019
We would like to purchase new slings and carriers to provide support to parents in their first 1000 days following the birth of a child.
National Lottery Community Fund - Baby Latte Groups
£9,322 23/08/2019
12
The funding will be used to continue their breast-feeding advice and support peer groups. The project aims to enable new and expectant mothers to access support.
National Lottery Community Fund - Cottenham Baby Cafe
£8,820 18/04/2019
12
The organisation will use the funding to help build the capacity of the group and expand the services carried out, helping women and new families.
National Lottery Community Fund - Parents East
£96,800 28/02/2019
24
The project supports parents through pregnancy until a child's second birthday. By providing quality antenatal and postnatal education that brings together small groups of parents to both share ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to NCT Rugby Branch
£4,443 19/11/2018
We want to buy a large gazebo to provide a sheltered baby changing and feeding space for local families to use during local outdoor events.
National Lottery Community Fund - NCT Wolverhampton Breastfeeding Support
£8,765 28/09/2018
12
This funding will be used to continue provision of a breast-feeding support group, aiming to improve people's confidence.
National Lottery Community Fund - NCT Earky Days Drop-in with breastfeeding support
£9,990 27/04/2018
12
This group will build on their existing services delivered in Musselburgh and Tranent by introducing a third postnatal drop-in in Dunbar. The increased coverage of East Lothian will allow more new ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Hedge End breastfeeding support
£9,998 28/02/2018
12
The organisation will continue running their weekly breastfeeding drop in sessions. Information and support will be offered to help parents with their emotional wellbeing and future development ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to NCT Widnes and Runcorn Branch
£5,551 29/11/2017
We would like to be able to reach more parents in the area and provide a drop in centre for parents when they need help.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to NCT
£2,652 29/11/2017
We need to pay for the cost of breastfeeding counsellor to provide emotional support in the early days of being a parent.
Nesta - AC00696
£225,094 04/10/2017
23
Early Years Social Action Innovation Fund programme grant to NCT Grant Ref AC00696
DCMS - Early Years Social Action Fund
£112,547 04/10/2017
1:1 peer support for mothers from disadvantaged backgrounds.Developed by national charity, NCT, the BBCS programme supports mothers from disadvantaged backgrounds in the first 1,000 days from ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Southam Breastfeeding Peer Support
£10,000 13/09/2017
12
Volunteers will be trained to provide a breastfeeding peer support service for new mothers, encouraging them to continue breast feeding for longer and also helping to bring new mothers together.
National Lottery Community Fund - Breastfeeding Peer Support in Stratford-upon-Avon
£10,000 09/08/2017
12
This group will use the funding to train new volunteers to deliver breastfeeding peer support. This will expand the capacity of the group to meet growing demand for their services.
DCMS - Early Years Social Action Fund
£112,547 01/08/2017
The Fund focuses on scaling, backing the growth of well evidenced innovations which improve children?s language, physical and emotional development to ensure they are ?school ready? by age 4.
DCMS - Early Years Social Action Fund
£112,547 01/08/2017
The Fund focuses on scaling, backing the growth of well evidenced innovations which improve childrens language, physical and emotional development to ensure they are school ready by age 4.
National Lottery Community Fund - Twickenham Community Breastfeeding drop-in
£9,995 12/07/2017
12
This project will deliver breastfeeding drop-in groups, providing support, counselling and the opportunity to socialise with other mothers.
National Lottery Community Fund - NCT Wolverhampton Breastfeeding Support Group
£9,293 01/03/2017
12
This funding will be used to run peer support sessions for breastfeeding mothers. This will allow them to gain new knowledge and improve their parenting skills.
National Lottery Community Fund - NCT Early Days and Breastfeeding Support Drop-in
£8,450 25/01/2017
12
This project will provide postnatal drop-ins with breastfeeding support for mothers of children aged 0-6 months in Tranent and Musselburgh.
National Lottery Community Fund - Baby Feeding Drop-In
£2,531 18/01/2017
12
This is a project by an organisation in Erewash, serving people in Broxtowe, Nottinghamshire. The project will continue to deliver a drop in baby feeding support group. This will improve the ....more
Oxfordshire Community Foundation - Peer Supporter Training Course and Antenatal Breastfeeding Education Sessions
£3,952 15/09/2016
-We will train local mothers who have used Baby Cafe services to become volunteer Peer Supporters. They will be able to offer evidence-based infant feeding information and skilled support to other ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Southam & Villages NCT New Branch Start Up
£10,000 08/04/2010
12
A project by this group based in Southam, Warwickshire to set up a new branch of The National Childbirth Trust to support new parents and parents to be. The project will create the infrastructure for ....more
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How is it governed?

Trustees (12)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 39-60
  • CHI EVI-PARKER Appointed: 2020, Occupation: Marketing & E-Commerce Director
  • EMA OJIAKO Appointed: 2021, Occupation: Director Of Human Resources And Organisational Dev
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 24/04/1989, number: 801395
  • Registered at Companies House on 10/04/1989, number: 02370573
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
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
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
19 returns made; AR20: 7 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from BENEFIT BREASTFEEDING on 30/10/2019
  • Asset transfer in from ST MARK'S PRE-SCHOOL PLAYGROUP on 24/06/2020
Main office

The National Childbirth Trust
Brunel House
11 The Promenade
Clifton Down
BRISTOL
BS8 3NG

Objectives

THE OBJECTS FOR WHICH THE COMPANY IS ESTABLISHED ARE:1. TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT THE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH OF PREGNANT WOMEN BY, BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY, THE PROVISION OF PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL AND PRACTICAL SUPPORT DURING PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH;2. TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT THE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH OF PARENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN DURING THE POST-NATAL PERIOD; AND3. TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC INCLUDING HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS IN CHILDBIRTH AND PARENTHOOD.

Defined Area of Benefit:

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Data Sources

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