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Data for financial year ending 31 December 2018

Multiple Sclerosis Society

  • Income

    £28.8M

  • Spending

    £29.1M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 1139257 Company no. 07451571

Contact details

Public address

  • 372 Edgware Road, London, NW2 6ND

Aims & activities

The MS Society (formerly charity no.207495) funds and promotes research to develop new treatments and services for people with MS and to understand the causes of MS. We provide support to people affected by MS, and seek to raise awareness, understanding, and improve care and support for all people living with MS. We operate across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

What the charity does

  • General charitable purposes
  • Education/training
  • The advancement of health or saving of lives
  • Disability

Who the charity helps

  • People with disabilities
  • Other defined groups

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to individuals
  • Makes grants to organisations
  • Provides services
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Sponsors or undertakes research

Income and Endowments:

£28.8M

* £-1.1M investment gains(losses)

Expenditure:

£29.1M

Assets and liabilities

  • £5.2M Own use assets
  • £14.6M Long term investments
  • £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £6.7M Other assets
  • £8.6M Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Fundraising

Raises funds from the Public
Works with commercial participants
with an agreement in place

Trading

This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios

101%
73%
0%

Charitable objects

1) TO SUPPORT AND RELIEVE PEOPLE AFFECTED BY MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS. 2) TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE AFFECTED BY MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS TO ATTAIN THEIR FULL POTENTIAL AS MEMBERS OF SOCIETY BY IMPROVING THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE. 3) TO PROMOTE RESEARCH INTO MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND ALLIED CONDITIONS AND TO PUBLISH THE RESULTS.

Governing document

MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 25/11/2010 NOW ARTICLES ADOPTED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION DATED 10/09/2011

Area of benefit

Undefined. In Practice National And Overseas.

Organisation type

Standard registration

Other names

Ms Society

Policies

Risk management
Investment
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Volunteer management
Complaints handling
Paying staff

Land And Property

This charity owns and/or leases land or property.

  • 13 Trustees
  • 311 Employees
  • 5,000 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Rufus Olins The Park Theatre Up-to-date
Sarah Schol None on record
Stuart Secker Polesden Lacey Infant School Fund Up-to-date
Christine Gibbons Hospice Uk Up-to-date
The St Peter And St James Charitable Trust Up-to-date
Ruth Hasnip None on record
Nicholas Paul Winser Cbe Freng Bsc Ceng Fiet (Chair) The Institution Of Engineering And Technology Up-to-date
Ceri Ivor Daniel Smith None on record
Karen Angela Penhorwood Jones None on record
Dr Anne Shinkwin None on record
Jason Howard William Atkinson None on record
Marion King None on record
Dowshan Humzah None on record
Susan Crane Sufra - Nw London Up-to-date

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Guernsey
  • Isle Of Man
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Throughout England And Wales