The Black Stork Charity

The Black Stork Charity, or The DNRC Charity as it is also now known, was established in May 2011 to raise funds and facilitate the Defence and National Rehabilitation (DNRC) Programme.  The DNRC concept had been established in the pan-Government Feasibility Study in 2010 (funded by the 6th Duke of Westminster).  It envisaged creation of a bespoke Defence rehab facility replacing the existing Headley Court and the opportunity to create a national facility on the same site.  The concept was endorsed by Government in a written statement to Parliament in 2011.

The Charity is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (no: 1141934).  It is also a company limited by guarantee and registered at Companies House in England and Wales (no: 07619703).  Its address is 70 Grosvenor Street.

The main charitable objects, reflecting the DNRC concept, are concerned with the promotion of health through:
  • Provision of clinical rehabilitation to members of the Armed Forces.
  • The promotion generally of rehabilitative medicine including research.
  • The provision of facilities, equipment or services to restore people who have experienced a disabling disease or injury (regardless of profession) to optimum physical and psychological function and to enable such people to return to and remain in appropriate work.

The Charity is not a grant giving body.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall control and direction of the Charity.  The trustees meet regularly during the year to consider the current and longer term strategies and policies; the financial position of the Charity not least in fundraising terms, and to receive reports from the DNRC Programme Director and other members of the Programme team.

The Charity has appointed a CEO this summer to take the Charity to the next stage in its development as the DNRC Programme comes to fruition.

Further information about The Black Stork Charity, including financials, can be found on the Charity Commission website.