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The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

A Registered Charity based in England

This organisation record is part of a group of linked records that describe a single organisation. The organisation is linked to 4 active records and 1 inactive record, from 4 data sources.

The best identifier for this organisation is GB-CHC-209617 .
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Description

The Association provides guide dogs, mobility and other rehabilitation services to people who are blind and partially sighted. In accordance with its constitution, it provides "additional services and facilities for the relief of blind persons as the Association shall from time to time deem fit".

Also known as

  • Gdba
  • Guide Dogs
  • The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

CCEW Charity number

209617

Company number

00291646

Registered

Postcode

RG7 3YG

Website

guidedogs.org.uk

Latest income

£125,900,000 (on )

This organisation record is based on data from Registered charities in England and Wales published by Charity Commission for England and Wales.

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

GB-CHC-209617

Locations

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Registered Office in the UK

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

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Linked records

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The best identifier for this organisation is GB-CHC-209617 .

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

GB-CHC-209617

Themes and activities

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This organisation has been classified using different categories:

International Classification of Non-profit and Third Sector Organizations (ICNP/TSO)

ICNP/TSO categories have been automatically assigned from a machine learning model, as part of the UK Charity Classification project.

  • Services for people with disabilities D13

UK Charity Activity Tags

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  • Animals AN
  • Animals AN » Dogs AN102
  • Associations AS
  • Beneficiary group BE » People with disabilities BE200
  • Health HE » Health condition HE200 » Visual impairment HE215

Theme (CCEW)

  • Disability 104

Beneficiaries (CCEW)

  • People With Disabilities 203

Activities (CCEW)

  • Provides Services 306
  • Provides Advocacy/advice/information 307
  • Sponsors Or Undertakes Research 308

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

GB-CHC-209617

Charity financial history

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Year ending Income (£) Spending (£)
1962-11-08 (Registered as a charity)
2004-12-31 50,319,000 49,645,000
2005-12-31 55,196,000 53,124,000
2006-12-31 63,821,000 63,677,000
2007-12-31 71,884,000 62,269,000
2008-12-31 68,575,000 70,185,000
2009-12-31 60,093,000 70,599,000
2010-12-31 57,366,000 73,028,000
2011-12-31 66,100,000 77,200,000
2012-12-31 69,100,000 71,200,000
2013-12-31 74,900,000 85,300,000
2014-12-31 101,100,000 94,000,000
2015-12-31 103,700,000 104,400,000
2016-12-31 107,000,000 101,700,000
2017-12-31 108,700,000 106,700,000
2018-12-31 117,700,000 106,300,000
2019-12-31 122,200,000 113,400,000
2020-12-31 125,900,000 111,900,000

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

GB-CHC-209617

Income from government

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2020
£
2019
£
Contracts with government
Income from government contracts 423,632 1,000,000
Government contracts as % of total income 0.3% 0.8%
Number of government contracts 83 62
Government grants
Income from government grants 4,300,000 415,000
Government grants as % of total income 3.4% 0.3%
Number of government grants 1 8

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

GB-CHC-209617

Statement of Financial Activities

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Statement of financial activities for year ended .

Based on information provided to the Charity Commission for England and Wales in the charity's annual return. This may not exactly match the figures and categories supplied in the charity's annual accounts.

2020
£m
2019
£m
Incoming resources
Donations and other voluntary income 59.6 60.1
Legacies 48.3 48.1
Endowments - -
Donations and legacies 107.9 108.2
Income from charitable activities 0.8 1.4
Income from other trading activities 11.8 10.7
Income from investments 0.9 1.0
Other income 4.5 0.9
Total 125.9 122.2
Expenditure
Investment management 0.2 0.4
Other spending on raising funds 35.7 37.3
Spending on raising funds 35.9 37.7
Grants to institutions - -
Other charitable activities 76.0 75.7
Charitable activities 76.0 75.7
Other spending - -
Total 111.9 113.4
Net income / (expenditure) 14.0 8.8

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

GB-CHC-209617

Balance sheet

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Balance sheet at .

Based on information provided to the Charity Commission for England and Wales in the charity's annual return. This may not exactly match the figures and categories supplied in the charity's annual accounts.

2020
£m
2019
£m
Fixed assets
Tangible and intangible assets 36.2 34.4
Investment assets 66.7 63.3
102.9 97.7
Current assets
Current investment assets - -
Cash 1.4 6.5
Other current assets 58.4 41.1
59.8 47.6
Creditors
Amounts falling due within one year -9 -9
Net current assets 50.6 38.5
Total assets less current liabilities 153.5 136.2
Creditors
Amounts falling due after one year -0 -0
Net assets 153.4 136.1
Funds
Endowment funds 0.5 0.5
Restricted funds 2.7 3.2
Unrestricted funds 150.2 132.4
153.4 136.1

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

GB-CHC-209617

Grants received

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Received 43 grants. Showing most recent 10 grants.

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Date Funder Amount awarded Description
The National Lottery Community Fund £8,408 Platinum Jubilee Family Day Out at Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park
Foundation Scotland £306 Grant to Guide Dogs for the Blind
Co-operative Group £1,126 Grant to Braintree & District Guide Dogs
Co-operative Group £4,320 Grant to Guide Dogs Bexley
Co-operative Group £1,558 Grant to Guide Dogs Denbigh
Co-operative Group £2,013 Grant to Guide Dogs Kingston
Co-operative Group £1,723 Grant to Guide Dogs Pembrokeshire
The National Lottery Community Fund £10,000 Dad's Group
Foundation Scotland £294 Grant to Guide Dogs for the Blind
Co-operative Group £3,237 Grant to Guide Dogs Scotland

Data source

Grants data comes from funders who publish data using the 360Giving Data Standard. It was accessed using the 360Giving Datastore.

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