Finance Score: -3
Governance Score: 0
Support Score: 5
  • Volatile income: -3
  • No PartB
(no info on trustees)
    • Grant maker support: +5
    Overall GiG Score: 2 ?


    Analysis by Giving is Great


    • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
    • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years

    Financial issues to consider:

    • Income has been volatile recently
    Established: 8 years
    Scottish Charity Regulator
    UN SDGs
    Financial Data
    Income & Spending ?
    Period ending 31/03/18 31/03/19 31/03/20 31/03/21 31/03/22 31/03/23
    Total income £41,050 £56,922 £53,732 £30,164 £23,870 £40,065
    Total spending £39,436 £42,393 £40,015 £30,260 £29,330 £36,682
    Surplus/deficit £1,614 £14,529 £13,717 -£96 -£5,460 £3,383
    Listed activities
    • It carries out activities or services itself
    • The advancement of education
    • The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage
    Where it operates
    • More than one local authority area in Scotland, main operating location: City of Edinburgh
    Who it helps
    • People with disabilities or health problems

    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
    The Baring Foundation£12,000
    National Lottery Community Fund£9,931
    Corra Foundation£4,500
    Virgin Money Foundation£250
    Specific Donations
    Amount When
    To be used for
    National Lottery Community Fund - Art for mental wellbeing
    £9,931 14/07/2023
    This group will use the funding to continue to deliver art for mental health sessions.
    The Baring Foundation - Grant to The Alma Project
    £12,000 14/09/2020
    50 sessions engaging adults with mental health problems in storytelling and illustration, and environmental art. Publicly exhibiting the artworks.
    Corra Foundation - HDG-19/529
    £4,500 01/06/2019
    Towards the salary costs of two sessional Arts & Education Workers to deliver groups for adults with severe and enduring mental health issues.
    Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to The Alma Project
    £250 21/05/2019
    Grant through the Heart of the Community Fund used to cover the running costs of their therapeutic art sessions.
    Robertson Trust - Towards the therapeutic arts programme
    £20,000 29/03/2018
    Towards the therapeutic arts programme
    Robertson Trust - Towards the therapeutic arts programme
    £10,000 21/03/2017
    Towards the therapeutic arts programme

    Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

    How is it governed?


    Sorry we have no information about the Trustees.

    Legal constitution
    • Charity registered in Scotland on 12/11/2015, number: SC046127
    Filing Record
    5 returns made; all on time
    Main office

    Craigentinny Community Centre, 9 Loaning Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6JE


    The organisation's purposes are to advance education and provide relief to those in need by: Promoting the mental health and well-being of the inhabitants of Edinburgh and Lothians. Promoting the use of the arts as a therapeutic benefit for good mental health. Providing educational classes to those in need. Supporting people to manage their illness so that crises are prevented and their lives become easier Helping to reduce the personal costs of ill health in the lives of service users and to reduce the costs to wider society through effective crisis prevention and supporting re-integration into society.

    Data Sources

    Scottish Charity Regulator
    360 Giving
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