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Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018

Blind Veterans Uk

  • Income

    £29.8M

  • Spending

    £36.1M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 216227 Company no. 189648

Contact details

Public address

  • Blind Veterans Uk, 12-14 Harcourt Street, London, W1H 4HD

Aims & activities

We help blind or vision impaired men and women who have served in the UK Armed Forces, and who meet our criteria, by giving the emotional and practical support they require to overcome the challenges they face to discover a life beyond blindness. All blind veterans should have access to the finest quality of services to help them discover life beyond sight loss.

What the charity does

  • Education/training
  • The advancement of health or saving of lives
  • Disability
  • Accommodation/housing
  • Amateur sport

Who the charity helps

  • People with disabilities
  • Other charities or voluntary bodies
  • Other defined groups

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to individuals
  • Makes grants to organisations
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information

Income and Endowments:

£29.8M

* £656.0K investment gains(losses)

Expenditure:

£36.1M

Assets and liabilities

  • £32.5M Own use assets
  • £111.4M Long term investments
  • £-17.6M Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £23.1M Other assets
  • £2.6M Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Fundraising

Raises funds from the Public

Trading

This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios

127%
79%
0%

Charitable objects

TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEDICAL OR SURGICAL TREATMENT, RE-EDUCATION, TRAINING IN ONE OR MORE TRADE OR TRADES, SETTLEMENT AND PERMANENT WELFARE OF:- MEMBERS OR FORMER MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES BOTH MEN AND WOMEN BLINDED FROM WHATEVER CAUSE WHETHER OR NOT CONNECTED IN ANY WAY WITH SERVICE IN THE ARMED FORCES. OTHER PERSONS BOTH MEN AND WOMEN NOT BEING MEMBERS OR FORMER MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES BLINDED IN OR AS A CONSEQUENCE OF ANY WAR OR WARLIKE OPERATIONS IN WHICH THE FORCES OF THE CROWN MAY BE AT ANY TIME ENGAGED OR ANY SERVICE CONNECTED WITH OR SUBSIDIARY TO SUCH WAR OR WARLIKE OPERATIONS OR BY OR AS A CONSEQUENCE OF ENEMY ACTION IN THE COURSE OF ANY SUCH WAR OR WARLIKE OPERATIONS. (ALL SUCH OTHER PERSONS BEING HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS "BENEFICIARIES") AND SO THAT THE PURPOSES OF THIS MEMORANDUM THE WORD "BLINDED" SHALL EXTEND TO ALL CASES IN WHICH THE SIGHT HAS BEEN SO IMPAIRED THAT SPECIAL CARE AND TRAINING ARE REQUIRED AND ALL CASES IN WHICH THE SIGHT IS ENDANGERED SO LONG AS THE CAUSE OF THE DANGER CONTINUES. TO PROVIDE ALLOWANCES OR OTHER ASSISTANCE FOR ANY WIFE WIDOW HUSBAND WIDOWER CHILD OR DEPENDANT OF A BENEFICIARY WHO MAY BE IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE OR ANY PERSON WHO SHALL HAVE KEPT HOUSE FOR OR NURSED OR OTHERWISE RENDERED EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE TO OR HAVE BEEN DEPENDANT UPON A BENEFICIARY AND MAY AFTER THE DEATH OF SUCH BENEFICIARY BE IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE.

Governing document

MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 30/04/1923 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 19/07/1935 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 19/06/1940 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 12/11/1948 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 31/03/1950 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 21/07/1961 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 27/11/1963 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 07/10/1982 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 09/11/1995 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 27/11/1998 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 01/12/1998 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 28/11/1999 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 02/03/2000 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 06/11/2007 AS AMENDED BY CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION ON CHANGE OF NAME DATED 27/01/2012 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 21 SEP 2016

Organisation type

Standard registration

Other Regulators

Care Quality Commission

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.

  • 17 Trustees
  • 469 Employees
  • 735 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Alan Holderness Blackburn And District Blind Society Up-to-date
David Turner The Story Of Christmas Up-to-date
Guy Davies None on record
Air Vice Marshall Paul Luker Cb Obe Afc Dl (Chair) Cvqo Ltd Up-to-date
Christopher Cardwell None on record
Sarah-Lucie Watson None on record
Malcolm Cree None on record
James Leavesley None on record
Colin Williamson None on record
Barry Coupe None on record
Lieutenant General M W Poffley Obe None on record
Liz Hunt None on record
Nicola Pulford None on record
Minoo Sahni Court None on record
Neeleah Heredia None on record
David Buckley None on record
Tim Seal None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Throughout England And Wales