Overall Score: 14 based on 3 data points
Finance: 3
Governance: 0
Support: 11
(no PartB)
Fundraising costs low: +3,
(no info on trustees)
Supporters: +11



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


  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers and there are significant future grants due to be received

How you can help

Established: 5 years
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Financial Data
Income & Spending ?
Period ending 31/03/20 31/03/21 31/03/22
Charitable activities £294,247
Donations & Legacies £46,209
Other Income
Investment Income
Total income £87,246 £150,148 £340,456
Charitable activities spending £299,670
Fundraising costs 0%
Other spending
Total spending £28,189 £128,675 £301,280
Surplus/deficit £59,057 £21,473 £39,176
What it does
  • It carries out activities or services itself
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.
Who it helps
  • Children or young people
  • Other defined groups
  • 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

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 Henry Smith Charity £180,000
The National Lottery Community Fund£170,636
Trusthouse Charitable Foundation£100,000
The Rayne Foundation£20,000
The Fore£15,000
Women's Fund for Scotland£14,530
Foundation Scotland£5,000

Specific Donations

Amount When
To be used for
Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
£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
£15,000 01/04/2022
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
£1,000 28/03/2022
Towards core costs
Women's Fund for Scotland
£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
£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
£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.
The Henry Smith Charity
£180,000 02/11/2021
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' Foundation
£1,500 16/09/2021
Small Grant Unrestricted Core Costs
The National Lottery Community Fund
£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
£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
The National Lottery Community Fund
£10,000 22/04/2020
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
£4,530 06/03/2020
to contribute towards volunteer birth companions to 40 isolated women over the course of a year.
The National Lottery Community Fund
£10,000 15/04/2019
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 do they operate?

Birth Companionship

Intervention period: 6-8 weeks

Beneficiaries: Pregnant people facing barriers to accessing perinatal support

Location: Glasgow

Description: Our volunteer birth companions work in teams to provide continuous practical and emotional support to expectant parents. Support is offered from the third trimester of pregnancy until a week or two after birth.

Our birth companions:

Provide one-to-one support to birthing people from the third trimester of pregnancy until birth
Work with parents to develop an individualised birth plan
Advocate to ensure clients’ voices are heard in the decisions that impact their birth experience

Postnatal Companionship

Intervention period: 6-8 weeks

Beneficiaries: New parents facing barriers to accessing perinatal support

Description: Postnatal Companionship

Our postnatal companions work voluntarily to support and nurture
parents’ physical and emotional recovery from birth. They help ease the transition to parenthood by ensuring parents are rested, nourished, and able to bond with and comfortably feed their baby.

Our postnatal companions:

Help with infant feeding
Assist with domestic tasks
Enable parents to rest and recover
Ensure parents are well-nourished

Peer Support

Intervention period: 6-12 months

Beneficiaries: Parents facing barriers e.g. social isolation, financial difficulties, health problems.

Location: Glasgow

Description: Our Amma Family peer support programme supports our clients to develop friendships, increase confidence, build parenting skills, and have fun.

Parents are encouraged to join at any point during pregnancy and are welcome to take part indefinitely.

Our peer support activities include:

Parent & baby drop-in sessions: Our drop-in parent and baby group provides participants with a safe and inclusive space to meet and build strong, supportive networks with other parents.

Monthly workshops: The focus of our monthly workshops are determined by Amma

Antenatal Education

Intervention period: 4-6 weeks

Beneficiaries: Pregnant people facing barriers to accessing appropriate antenatal education

Location: Glasgow

Description: Group Antenatal Course

Our group antenatal course is delivered over two weekends. Co-created by an experienced midwife and a doula/hypnobirthing instructor, this course is designed to be inclusive, trauma-informed, and accessible to all birthing people.

When: Monthly
Who it is for: Anyone who requires specialist, trauma informed antenatal education, regardless of whether they require a birth/postnatal companion. Partners and children are welcome.
Accommodations: Interpreters are available if needed. Travel expenses are reimbursed.


How is it governed?


Sorry we have no information about the Trustees.

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in Scotland on 08/05/2019, number: SC049280
Main office

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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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