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Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018

Refuge

  • Income

    £14.4M

  • Spending

    £14.6M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 277424 Company no. 1412276

Contact details

Public address

  • Refuge, International House, 1 St. Katharines Way, London, E1W 1UN

Aims & activities

Refuge provides specialist support to women and children escaping domestic violence, modern slavery, human trafficking, forced prostitution, rape, forced marriage and 'honour' based violence. Services include: 24-hr national helpline, women's refuges, outreach and floating support, independent domestic and sexual violence advocates. We raise awareness and influence policy and legislative change.

What the charity does

  • Education/training
  • The advancement of health or saving of lives
  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • Accommodation/housing
  • Human rights/religious or racial harmony/equality or diversity

Who the charity helps

  • Children/young people
  • Elderly/old people
  • People with disabilities
  • People of a particular ethnic or racial origin
  • Other defined groups

How the charity works

  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Sponsors or undertakes research

Income and Endowments:

£14.4M

* £-14.6K investment gains(losses)

Expenditure:

£14.6M

Assets and liabilities

  • £96.2K Own use assets
  • £630.7K Long term investments
  • £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £8.4M Other assets
  • £4.2M Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Fundraising

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

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios

101%
95%
0%

Charitable objects

1. TO PROVIDE FOR THE RELIEF OF WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN OR OTHER VICTIMS WHO HAVE BEEN SUBJECT TO: (I) PHYSICAL, SEXUAL, EMOTIONAL AND/OR MENTAL ABUSE WITHIN AN INTIMATE OR 'FAMILY' RELATIONSHIP ('DOMESTIC VIOLENCE'); OR (II) OTHER GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE, WHICH TERM, FOR THE PURPOSES OF THESE ARTICLES, SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO RAPE, PROSTITUTION, GANG VIOLENCE, SEX-TRAFFICKING OR FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION, IN EITHER OF CASES (I) OR (II) ABOVE, THROUGHOUT THE UNITED KINGDOM AND ABROAD; 2. TO PROVIDE SPECIALIST SUPPORTED HOUSING AND SOCIAL HOUSING AND ANY ASSOCIATED AMENITIES IN ENGLAND, DESIGNED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN WHO ARE THE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND/OR OTHER GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE, AND OTHER SERVICES DESIGNED TO FACILITATE THEIR ONWARD PROGRESSION; AND 3. TO ADVANCE PUBLIC EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND TRAINING ON UNDERSTANDING OF THE ISSUES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE THROUGHOUT THE UNITED KINGDOM AND ABROAD

Governing document

MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 30TH JANUARY 1979 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION PASSED ON 5TH MARCH 1993, 17TH FEBRUARY 2000 AND 18 DECEMBER 2008 NOW ARTICLES ADOPTED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION DATED 17 APR 2012 AS REGISTERED AT COMPANIES HOUSE ON 20 APR 2012

Area of benefit

United Kingdom And Abroad

Organisation type

Standard registration

Other Regulators

Homes England

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.

  • 11 Trustees
  • 244 Employees
  • 97 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Janice Pamela Panton Mbe None on record
Manel De Silva None on record
Maggie Rae (Chair) None on record
Dianne Gwenllian Nelmes None on record
Dame Stella Rimington None on record
Barbara Donoghue Vavalidis None on record
Carolyn Pearson None on record
Christine Higgins None on record
Kirsten Walkom None on record
Selina Sagayam None on record
Katie Miller None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Throughout England