Grandparents Plus

Charity first registered in the UK on 30/09/2002 no: 1093975
Charities Commission data

This charity employs 18 people and has 75 volunteers.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals
4 Quality Education
10 Reduced Inequalities

What it does

Grandparents Plus is the national charity which champions the vital role of grandparents and the wider family in children's lives - especially when they take on the caring role in difficult family circumstances and when they have lost contact with children. We do this because we want to make children's lives better.

How it works

Provides ServicesProvides Advocacy/advice/informationSponsors Or Undertakes Research

Where it operates

Throughout England And Wales

Who it helps

Children/young People
Elderly/old People


Donations received

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 6 grant making charities totalling £1,883,467

When Amount Donor To be used for
31/05/2018 £25,000 Garfield Weston Foundation Core Costs
31/05/2018 £90,000 Dulverton Trust Advice and Support Service
31/05/2015 £217,370 National Lottery Grandparents Plus Support Network will expand the support available to grandparents who look after their grandchildren to reduce their isolation and maintain their own social networks. It will also support them to give them the confidence as a guardian. Support will include parenting workshops and developing its member network plus a buddying service, fun days and information and advice service.
30/11/2014 £88,600 Henry Smith Charity towards three years' continuation funding of the salary of the Family Support Manager at a project providing support and services to grandparents who provide care for their grandchildren across England and Wales
30/09/2014 £30,000 Dulverton Trust Kinship Family Support Workshops
31/05/2014 £75,000 Henry Smith Charity towards three years' salary of the Advice Manager at a project supporting grandparents and other kinship carers raising children across England and Wales
31/05/2014 £242,058 Esmee Fairbairn Towards core costs as the organisation transitions to a new business plan and develops new services benefiting grandparent kinship carers.
28/02/2014 £50,000 Tudor Trust over two years towards the costs of developing kinship carer training in parnership with PAC
25/02/2014 £1,065,439 National Lottery The Relative Experience Flagship Project will train 180 older volunteers to work with 370 older family (kinship) carers who are raising children who cannot live with their parents, usually in very difficult circumstances. This Flagship Project will build on the success of our pilot stage project and deliver increased resilience for more older people, helping them to manage the transition of becoming a kinship carer and the related circumstances.

Financial Data
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus Assets Months
Reserves
Employees Volunteers
31/03/2018 £864,471 £778,481 £85,990 5 18 75
31/03/2017 £1,067,949 £853,586 £214,363 £304,111 4 21 65
31/03/2016 £1,038,791 £992,159 £46,632 £118,491 1 20 81
31/03/2015 £688,308 £674,103 £14,205 £115,567 2 13 4
31/03/2014 £480,231 £460,932 £19,299 0
31/03/2013 £451,298 £496,208 -£44,910 0
31/03/2012 £486,114 £429,783 £56,331 0
31/03/2011 £327,529 £299,132 £28,397 0
31/03/2010 £207,928 £236,179 -£28,251 0
31/03/2009 £148,641 £71,309 £77,332 0
31/03/2008 £37,624 £71,309 -£33,685 0
31/03/2007 £112,396 £117,072 -£4,676 0
31/03/2006 £75,186 £78,354 -£3,168 0
31/03/2005 £72,401 £55,291 £17,110 0
31/03/2004 £2,809 £16,240 -£13,431 0

Trustees

This charity has 8 registered trustees.

  • Dawn Jenkins
  • Elaine Farmer
  • Hans Stocker
  • Jayne Harrill
  • Julian Arthur Young
  • Natalie Baldry
  • Sally Rowe
  • Stephen Sowden
Objectives

THE CHARITY'S OBJECTS ("THE OBJECTS") ARE TO PROMOTE THE BETTER CARE, UPBRINGING AND ESTABLISHMENT IN LIFE OF CHILDREN IN PARTICULAR BY (A) PROMOTING THE ROLE OF KINSHIP CARE, AND IN PARTICULAR THE CARE BY GRANDPARENTS, AT ALL LEVELS, PARTICULARLY IN CIRCUMSTANCES OF FAMILY BREAKDOWN, SINGLE PARENTHOOD OR OTHER DIFFICULT CONDITIONS; (B) SUPPORTING AND ADVISING GRANDPARENTS AND OTHER KIN WHO ARE ACTING AS, OR INTEND TO ACT AS, CARERS, PARTICULARLY IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES OUTLINED ABOVE. (PLEASE SEE COPY OF THE RESOLUTION ON FILE FOR DETAILS).