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Data for financial year ending 31 December 2017

The Donkey Sanctuary

  • Income

    £37.6M

  • Spending

    £37.4M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 264818

Contact details

Public address

  • Donkey Sanctuary, Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU

Aims & activities

TO PROVIDE RESCUE HOMES AND TREATMENT FOR DONKEYS, MULES AND OTHER SUCH ANIMALS, AND TO PREVENT CRUELTY TO SUCH ANIMALS THROUGH PROMOTING HUMANE BEHAVIOUR TOWARDS THEM. ENHANCING PEOPLE'S LIVES THROUGH WORKING WITH DONKEYS AND MULES AND BRINGING ENJOYMENT INTO THE LIVES OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS.

What the charity does

  • Education/training
  • Disability
  • Animals

Who the charity helps

  • Children/young people
  • Elderly/old people
  • People with disabilities
  • Other charities or voluntary bodies
  • Other defined groups
  • The general public/mankind

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to organisations
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
  • Other charitable activities

Income and Endowments:

£37.6M

* £1.6M investment gains(losses)

Expenditure:

£37.4M

Assets and liabilities

  • £31.8M Own use assets
  • £25.0M Long term investments
  • £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £23.6M Other assets
  • £2.2M 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

99%
77%
0%

Charitable objects

(1)TO RELIEVE THE SUFFERING OF DONKEYS, MULES AND OTHER SUCH ANIMALS IN NEED OF CARE AND ATTENTION ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD AND TO PROVIDE AND MAINTAIN RESCUE HOMES OR OTHER FACILITIES FOR THE RECEPTION, CARE, TREATMENT AND SECURITY OF SUCH ANIMALS. (2)TO PROMOTE HUMANE BEHAVIOUR TOWARDS SUCH ANIMALS BY PROVIDING THEM WITH APPROPRIATE CARE, PROTECION, TREATMENT, AND SECURITY AND TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC IN THE WELFARE OF AND THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY AND SUFFERING AMONGST SUCH ANIMALS. (3)TO BENEFIT THOSE PERSONS WHOSE LIVES ARE ENHANCED BY WORKING WITH DONKEYS AND MULES BY IMPROVING THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF SUCH ANIMALS (4)TO BRING ENJOYMENT AND PLEASURE TO ENRICH THE LIVES OF CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULTS WHO HAVE ADDITIONAL NEEDS, SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS, DISABILITIES OR ILLNESSES IN ORDER TO ENHANCE THEIR EDUCATION AND MAKE THEIR LIVES BETTER THROUGH APPROPRIATE PROVISION OF FACILITIES FOR RIDING, HANDLING OR COMING INTO CONTACT WITH SUCH ANIMALS.

Governing document

SCHEME OF 10TH SEPTEMBER 1974 AS AMENDED 21 MAY 1998, 7 JUNE 2000 & 28 OCTOBER 2005 AND SCHEME OF 21 DECEMBER 2010 (EFFECTIVE FROM 1 JANUARY 2011) SCHEME AS AMENDED BY SCHEME DATED 01/01/2012

Organisation type

Standard registration

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. Some or all of this land or property must be used for the charity’s purposes.

  • 1 Trustees
  • 738 Employees
  • 517 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
The Donkey Sanctuary Trustee Ltd None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Albania
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Cameroon
  • Cyprus
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • France
  • Greece
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Northern Ireland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Scotland
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • The Gambia
  • Throughout England And Wales
  • Turks And Caicos Islands
  • United States
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe