Finance Score: 5
Governance Score: 0
Support Score: 10
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • No PartB
(no info on trustees)
    • Grant maker support: +10
    Overall GiG Score: 15 ?

    AMMA BIRTH COMPANIONS (SCIO) 

    Mission:

    Our mission is to create a supportive space where all birthing people feel seen, informed, and empowered in all aspects of their birth experience.
    Analysis by Giving is Great

    Positives:

    • There has been strong growth in spending since inception
    • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
    • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers
    • This charity is based in an area of high deprivation
    Financial Data
    Income & Spending ?
    Period ending 31/03/20 31/03/21 31/03/22 31/03/23
    Charitable activities £294,247 £466,357
    Donations & Legacies £46,209 £27,735
    Other Income
    Investment Income
    Total income £87,246 £150,148 £340,456 £494,092
    Charitable activities spending £299,670 £538,655
    Fundraising costs 0% 1%
    Other spending
    Total spending £28,189 £128,675 £301,280 £541,877
    Surplus/deficit £59,057 £21,473 £39,176 -£47,785
    Established: 5 years
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    What it does
    Amma Birth Companions provides care, information and advocacy to birthing people facing barriers to support, through birth and postnatal companionship, antenatal education and peer support activities.
    Listed activities
    • It carries out activities or services itself
    GiG Classification
    • Practical support, advice & companionship
    Purposes
    • The advancement of health
    • The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage
    Where it operates
    • Wider, but within one local authority area, main operating location: Glasgow City
    • This charity is based in an area of high deprivation
    Who it helps
    • Children or young people
    • Other defined groups

    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
    Henry Smith Charity£180,000
    National Lottery Community Fund£160,636
    Trusthouse Charitable Foundation£100,000
    Women's Fund for Scotland£23,530
    AB Charitable Trust£20,000
    The Rayne Foundation£20,000
    The Fore£15,000
    The Clothworkers Foundation£10,000
    Specific Donations
    Amount When
    Months
    To be used for
    Women's Fund for Scotland - Advocacy and Community Engagement Programme
    £9,000 01/03/2024
    11
    To deliver an Advocacy and Community Engagement Programme for marginalized women in Glasgow
    The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Amma Birth Companions
    £10,000 12/07/2023
    Purchase of furniture for a charity which works with people facing barriers to accessing maternity care in Glasgow
    AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Amma Birth Companions
    £20,000 20/04/2023
    An unrestricted grant of £20,000. Amma Birth Companions supports women who have faced inequality before, during and after giving birth through peer support and antenatal education across Glasgow.
    Trusthouse Charitable Foundation - Grant to Amma Birth Companions
    £100,000 27/10/2022
    25% of running costs over 3-years for Family Peer Support and parenting workshops at a charity supporting asylum seekers in Glasgow.
    The Fore - Grant to Amma Birth Companions
    £15,000 01/04/2022
    12
    Amma Birth Companions (ABC) is a Glasgow-based charity that builds positive parent-infant relationships by ensuring parents can confidently care for themselves and their babies. ABC is using The Fore ....more
    Woodward Charitable Trust - Core Costs
    £1,000 28/03/2022
    Towards core costs
    Women's Fund for Scotland - Amma Growth - gardening for learning, health and wellbeing
    £5,000 15/03/2022
    To run a series of gardening drop in sessions and monthly workshops in Glasgow for pregnant and postnatal women from marginalised groups to promote community, reduce isolation, and support women ....more
    Women's Fund for Scotland - Amma Growth - gardening for learning, health and wellbeing
    £5,000 15/03/2022
    To run a series of gardening drop in sessions and monthly workshops in Glasgow for pregnant and postnatal women from marginalised groups to promote community, reduce isolation, and support women ....more
    The Rayne Foundation - Grant to Amma Birth Companions
    £20,000 08/03/2022
    Towards a support programme for people who experience discrimination and systemic inequalities in the realms of reproductive, pregnancy and postnatal care.
    Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Amma Birth Companions
    £180,000 02/11/2021
    36
    towards three years' running costs of an organisation providing support for asylum seekers who are pregnant or have recently given birth in Glasgow, Scotland.
    The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund - Grant to Amma Birth Companions
    £1,500 16/09/2021
    Small Grant Unrestricted Core Costs
    National Lottery Community Fund - Providing specialist support to vulnerable birthing people in Glasgow
    £150,636 13/08/2021
    The group will use the funding to improve birth pregnancy and postnatal outcomes for vulnerable birthing people in Glasgow. Working with some of the most marginalised within the community volunteer ....more
    Foundation Scotland - Grant to Amma Birth Companions (SCIO)
    £5,000 12/06/2020
    To provide both technological equipment and virtual pre and post-natal support to asylum-seeking, refugee, trafficked and other vulnerable women in Glasgow, reducing their sense of isolation and ....more
    National Lottery Community Fund - Amma Birth Companions
    £10,000 22/04/2020
    12
    This group will us the funding to employ a part time administrator to help meet the increasing demand for their services.
    Women's Fund for Scotland - Grant to Amma Birth Companions
    £4,530 06/03/2020
    11
    to contribute towards volunteer birth companions to 40 isolated women over the course of a year.
    National Lottery Community Fund - Amma Birth Companions
    £10,000 15/04/2019
    12
    This group will use the funding to train and provide Birth Companions to isolated or vulnerable women who are facing birth alone.
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    Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

    How is it governed?

    Trustees

    Sorry we have no information about the Trustees.

    Legal constitution
    • Charity registered in Scotland on 08/05/2019, number: SC049280
    Filing Record
    3 returns made; all on time
    Main office

    , G2 7HF

    Objectives

    The organisation's purposes are: The advancement of health in Scotland for women who experience health inequalities by providing trained, nurturing birth companions who offer practical and emotional support, advocacy and information around birth. Through this we aim to reduce fear,overcome barriers, improve birthing outcomes and ensure women's voices are heard. The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage in Scotland for women who are isolated and facing adversity on their journey to motherhood and their children by providing post-natal support and group activities, creating opportunities for friendships and integration and giving babies a better start.

    Data Sources

    Scottish Charity Regulator
    360 Giving

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