Overall Score: 7 based on 8 data points
Finance: -6
Governance: 9
Support: 4
(no PartB)
Multiple Deficits: -2, Fundraising costs high: -4,
Good trustee age range: +3, Dynamic board: +3, Gender balanced board: +3,
Supporters: +4


Analysis by Giving is Great


  • Spending has increased over the last 3 years relative to the previous period, despite a decline more recently
  • 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: 120 years
Scottish Charity RegulatorCompanies House
Financial Data
Income & Spending ?
Period ending 31/12/17 31/12/18 31/12/19 31/12/20 31/12/21 31/12/22
Charitable activities £229,029 £243,142 £58,397 £48,000 £55,000
Donations & Legacies £1,014,759 £898,734 £2,397,754 £1,727,000
Other Income £179,330 £49,000 £10,000
Investment Income £161,708 £151,470 £93,434 £79,000 £83,000
Total income £1,326,397 £1,405,496 £1,293,346 £2,733,003 £1,918,000 £2,312,000
Charitable activities spending £1,384,013 £1,848,509 £1,673,656 £1,380,000 £1,531,000
Fundraising costs 38% 50% 89% 33% 39% 41%
Other spending
Total spending £1,687,465 £2,008,188 £2,860,434 £2,487,776 £2,084,000 £2,431,000
Surplus/deficit -£361,068 -£602,692 -£1,567,088 £245,227 -£166,000 -£119,000
What it does
  • It carries out activities or services itself
Who it helps
  • No specific group, or for the benefit of the community
  • The advancement of animal welfare
Where it operates
  • More than one local authority area in Scotland, main operating location: City of Edinburgh

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.

Specific Donations
Amount When
To be used for
Foundation Scotland
£1,000 18/04/2023
BG Community Awards Feb 2023
Foundation Scotland
£75 21/11/2022
Donation from Irene Schofield Fund
Foundation Scotland
£100 11/12/2021
Donation from Irene Schofield
Foundation Scotland
£12,230 26/05/2021
Anonymous donation
Foundation Scotland
£12,230 26/05/2021
Anonymous donation
Foundation Scotland
£3,000 17/02/2021
Baillie Gifford Community Awards January 2021
R S Macdonald Charitable Trust
£17,000 30/05/2018
To help tackle the problem of unwanted, abandoned and stray animals in our area for now and for the future, the Home is introducing an educational outreach programme. The programme will focus on ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Directors (9)
Current Directors appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Directors: 39-59
Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in Scotland on 06/07/1903, number: SC006914
  • Registered at Companies House on 19/12/2013, number: SC466183
Main office

, EH15 1EH


1. 'The advancement of animal welfare by making significant developments in animal welfare standards in animal rescue and rehoming.' (the 'Objects').

Data Sources

Scottish Charity Regulator
360 Giving
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