Finance Score: -5
Governance Score: 5
Support Score: 7
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Excess reserves: -5
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Fundraising costs high: -4
  • 12+ Trustees: -1
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +7
Overall GiG Score: 7 ?

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES (UK) 

Support for families with children in hospital by the provision of home away from home accommodation.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • There has been reasonable growth in spending over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • There are 13 trustees whereas the Charities Commission recommends a maximum of 12

Financial issues to consider:

  • This charity has substantial assets and unrestricted reserves of £68,848,000 available, equivalent to 65 months of spending and so may not be able to utilise additional funding
  • Fundraising costs are extremely 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
31/12/22£14,251£12,795£1,456£4,606£71,464£68,84864.619670
31/12/21£11,666£9,645£2,021£2,764£66,039£64,68380.5178550
31/12/20£11,581£9,686£1,895£2,858£64,018£59,97574.3166550
31/12/19£12,871£9,384£3,487£3,747£62,123£57,96274.11632,250
31/12/18£13,729£8,505£5,224£3,329£58,636£53,856761602,200
31/12/17£11,483£7,621£3,862£2,184£53,412£51,32580.81480
31/12/16£14,027£7,058£6,969£2,385£49,550£40,560691300
31/12/15£10,398£6,327£4,071£2,379£42,581£39,45674.81250
31/12/14£14,248£5,385£8,863£2,100£38,510£29,83666.51060
31/12/13£9,088£4,830£4,258£2,322£29,647£1,1852.9480
31/12/12£7,449£4,558£2,891£2,536£25,389£25,38966.8440
31/12/11£6,657£3,385£3,273£1,933£22,498£16,41858.2350
31/12/10£6,081£3,459£2,621£2,073£19,225£19,22566.7310
31/12/09£5,560£2,526£3,035£1,660£16,604£16,60478.9160
31/12/08£5,049£1,555£3,494£1,313£13,570£5,17039.9150
31/12/07£4,441£1,796£2,645£1,348£10,076£10,07667.3190
31/12/06£3,958£1,937£2,021£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/05£3,612£2,907£706£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/04£3,248£3,423£-175£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 36.9%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 36%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 14%
Highest pay band: £250,000-£300,000
Liabilities/Assets: 2%
Liabilities/Income: 12%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 96%
Reserves/Spending: 64.6 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 14 months
Quick Ratio: 8.6
Asset Split ?
Established: 35 years

www.rmhc.org.uk

rmhc.supportercare@uk.mcd.com

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Emotional support, counselling or therapy
How it operates
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
Where it operates
  • Northern Ireland, Scotland, Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • People With Disabilities

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£122,950
DCMS£101,112
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity£50,000
Co-Operative Group£6,043
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Ronald McDonald House Cardiff
£1,218 21/10/2023
We aim to continue to run our kitchen facilities so families can still come together, just like they would at home, spending time together when their world has been potentially turned upside down.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Ronald McDonald House Charities (UK)
£500 20/10/2022
0
‘Cost of Living uplift: £500 to help projects meet their rising costs and respond to increased demand 31/10/2022’
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Ronald McDonald House Charities (UK)
£119,450 03/02/2022
This project will provide a programme of fun and inclusive activities to children with life-limiting conditions who are in hospital. The activities will reduce isolation, improve family relationships ....more
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Ronald McDonald House Charities UK
£4,825 24/10/2020
Bringing together local volunteers, we want to create a tranquil outdoor space for families with sick children to relax and de-stress.
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£98,112 26/08/2020
"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
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Ronald McDonald House Charities (UK)
£3,000 17/06/2020
6
COVID19 - This grant will fund additional Hospice utility costs for children experiencing serious ill health, who are facing increased isolation in their hospices due to Covid-19. This will help ....more
DCMS - VSCE CMC Fund
£3,000 19/05/2020
NET, Comic Relief and Children in Need will use this funding to provide: increased support to vulnerable people and hidden groups, thus reducing the burden on public services; reach local grassroots ....more
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity - Ronald McDonald House support
£50,000 04/09/2019
Contribution to running costs 2020
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Ronald McDonald House Brighton
£3,544 29/11/2017
Help us continue to support families with sick children in hospital, keeping families together when they are going through a tough time.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Ronald McDonald House Charities (UK)
£47,526 17/10/2017
36
Family befriending and monthly activities for children experiencing serious ill-health. Children will benefit from improved emotional health, improved relationships with family and will experience ....more
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity - Ronald McDonald House Evelina
£50,000 07/09/2016
The Evelina House will provide accommodation and quality care and support to families with seriously ill children at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (13)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 11/13 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 48-80
  • ANDREW MOYS Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Vice President Corporate Affairs
  • ANNE WARD Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Retired
  • GARETH PEARSON Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Senior Vice President Chief Operations Officer
  • RON MOUNSEY Appointed: 2016, Occupation: Company Director
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 07/09/1989, number: 802047
  • Registered at Companies House on 06/05/1988, number: 02252337
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
19 returns made; all on time
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE BRISTOL on 13/12/2022
  • Asset transfer in from ALDER HEY FAMILY HOUSE TRUST LIMITED on 05/04/2023
  • Asset transfer in from BUTTERFLIES BRAIN INJURY RECOVERY TRUST on 23/04/2024
  • Asset transfer in from THE MILLY MOO RIGHT NOW FOUNDATION on 07/06/2024
Main office

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES
11-59 HIGH ROAD
EAST FINCHLEY
LONDON
N2 8AW

Objectives

TO PROVIDE ACCOMMODATION AND OTHER ASSISTANCE FOR CHILDREN BEING TREATED IN HOSPITAL AND THEIR FAMILIES DURING PERIODS OF TREATMENT AND TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CHILDREN'S CHARITIES GENERALLY. (FOR DETAILS SEE CLAUSE 3 OF MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION)

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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