Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 December 2017
Veterinary Benevolent Fund
- Veterinary Benevolent Fund, 7 Mansfield Street, London, W1G9NQ
Aims & activities
Provides financial assistance to deserving veterinary surgeons and their relatives and dependents; provides a helpline and website for veterinary surgeons, students and nurses; provides for the relief of mental and physical illness, associated with compulsive behaviour or stress or depression, which may or may not result from alcohol or drug addiction or other forms of dependence.
What the charity does
- The advancement of health or saving of lives
- The prevention or relief of poverty
Who the charity helps
- Other defined groups
How the charity works
- Makes grants to individuals
- Provides services
- Provides advocacy/advice/information
Income and Endowments:
* £534.6K investment gains(losses)
Assets and liabilities
- £694.0K Own use assets
- £6.8M Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £821.9K Other assets
- £127.8K Total liabilities
Raises funds from the Public
Works with commercial participants with an agreement in place
Recognised by HMRC for gift aid
Charitable spending ratios
Ratios have to be put in context. They should be read in conjunction with the charity’s financial statements on which they’re based if they are to be interpreted correctly and sound conclusions drawn. For example the accounting rules affect what can be classed as income or expenditure. Where a charity which purchases land to further its objects the accounting rules do not permit including the purchase cost as charitable spending in its accounts. Instead it is ‘capitalised’ and shown on the balance sheet. Similarly a charity that receives an endowment it can’t spend may have a lower percentage of charitable spending as a proportion of income in the year of receipt as compared to the previous year as a result. Ratios may also be affected by the way a charity operates. For example, a charity which primarily generates income from investments may have lower cost of raising funds than one which employs fundraisers. A grant-making charity funding other charities to undertake an activity will have much lower staffing costs compared to a charity employing staff to perform that activity.
Charitable spending (including governance costs) as a percentage of the group’s total income available for charitable activities.
The charity group’s total income adjusted for the trading subsidiaries costs of income generation and other costs to give the percentage available to the parent for charitable spending.
The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
Accounts and trustees' annual report
THE OBJECT FOR WHICH THE FUND IS ESTABLISHED IS THE RELIEF OF THE CHARITABLE NEEDS OF VETERINARY SURGEONS AND THEIR RELATIVES OR DEPENDANTS IN PARTICULAR BY: A) PROVIDING FINANCIAL AND OTHER ASSISTANCE TO DESERVING VETERINARY SURGEONS IN NEED WHO ARE ON THE REGISTERS (INCLUDING THOSE ON THE SUPPLEMENTARY VETERINARY REGISTER) HELD BY THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF VETERINARY SURGEONS; B) PROVIDING FINANCIAL AND OTHER ASSISTANCE TO THE DESERVING RELATIVES AND DEPENDANTS OF DECEASED AND RETIRED VETERINARY SURGEONS; C) PROVIDING A HELPLINE FOR VETERINARY SURGEONS AND THEIR RELATIVES OR DEPENDANTS, AND FOR UNDERGRADUATE VETERINARY STUDENTS ENROLLED ON A UK VETERINARY DEGREE PROGRAMME, AND FOR VETERINARY NURSES WHO SEEK HELP ON HEALTH OR OTHER SOCIAL PROBLEMS; D) PROVIDING FOR THE RELIEF OF MENTAL AND PHYSICAL ILLNESS, ASSOCIATED WITH COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOUR OR STRESS OR DEPRESSION, WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT RESULT FROM ALCOHOL OR DRUG ADDICTION OR OTHER FORMS OF DEPENDENCE, IN ORDER TO ALLOW VETERINARY SURGEONS TO CONTINUE WITH THEIR PROFESSIONAL DUTIES AND SAFEGUARD THE PUBLIC INTEREST; AND E) RAISING AWARENESS OF THE PROBLEMS IN THE VETERINARY PROFESSION ASSOCIATED WITH MENTAL AND DEPRESSIVE DISEASE, DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE AND OTHER FORMS OF COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOUR.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 6 FEBRUARY 1919 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTIONS OF 10 APRIL 1919, 1 JUNE 1949, 11 JUNE 1958, 26 JULY 1978, 31 JULY 1985, 24 NOVEMBER 1999, 14 JULY 2005 AND 17 JULY 2008.
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property. Some or all of this land or property must be used for the charity’s purposes.
- 12 Trustees
- 2 Employees
- 69 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Col Neil Smith||None on record|
|Patricia Colville||None on record|
|Geoffrey Little (Chair)||None on record|
|Mr Graham Dick Mrcvs||Royal College Of Veterinary Surgeons Trust||Up-to-date|
|Mr Bill Mavir Mrcvs||Hospice At Home West Cumbria||Up-to-date|
|Papcastle Village Hall||Up-to-date|
|Katie Elizabeth Moore||None on record|
|Ewan Burgess Mcneill||None on record|
|Dr Elaine Rachel Garvican||None on record|
|Mr Richard Killen Mrcvs||None on record|
|Dr Adrian Nelson-Pratt||None on record|
|Danny Chambers||None on record|
|Paul Horwood||None on record|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Northern Ireland
- Throughout England And Wales