Finance Score: 5
Governance Score: -3
Support Score: 7
  • Future income +5
  • No PartB
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Static board: -3
  • All male board: -3
  • Grant maker support: +7
Overall GiG Score: 9 ?


We provide through-the-gate mentoring to people leaving custody, throughout the London area. We also run behavioural change programmes, helping people involved in crime to make better decisions and reduce the number of people who re-offend, improving lives, lowering crime rates and reducing the cost to the tax payer. We know that people will only change if they want to. We listen in order to understand the reasons that people offend in the first place, then provide help to enable them to create new lives, free from the anxieties of their past.
Analysis by Giving is Great


  • The charity has received modest backing from several prominent grant makers recently and there are significant future grants due to be received

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board is completely male
  • The Board composition appears to be rather static
Financial Data
Income & Spending ?
Income Spending Surplus/
Assets Employees Volunteers
31/12/19 £91,919 £95,835 -£3,916
31/12/18 £132,297 £99,648 £32,649
31/12/17 £95,722 £107,413 -£11,691
Established: 12 years
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GiG Classification
  • Shelter for homeless, vulnerable & excluded people

Who's supporting them? ?

Donations from Grant Makers ?

We have details on the following significant donations. Multi-year donations are allocated to the years for which they are earmarked.

Major supporters in last 5 years
Tudor Trust£92,000
Triangle Trust 1949 Fund£64,800
Greater London Authority£29,550
National Lottery Community Fund£19,990
City Bridge Trust£15,500
Woodward Charitable Trust£2,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Reasons Why Group Sessions
£9,990 21/04/2023
The funding will be used to provide group activity sessions for people leaving prison or serving community sentences. This project aims to provide therapeutic support improve self-esteem and reduce ....more
Woodward Charitable Trust - Core costs
£1,000 31/10/2022
Core costs
Greater London Authority - Young Life Changer
£29,550 19/10/2022
We will work with 20 young people involved in crime, matching them with an aspirational mentor who will work with them 1:1 with weekly contact to support behavioural change for as long as needed. ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - The Reasons Why - Therapeutic Support
£10,000 16/04/2021
The funding will be used to deliver more therapeutic support to ex offenders as part of an existing mentoring programme. The project aims to help offenders impacted by poor mental health or childhood ....more
Tudor Trust - Grant to Reasons Why Foundation CIC
£2,000 07/01/2021
as an additional grant to support staff, volunteer and trustee wellbeing, to assist the organisation deliver its charitable purpose more effectively
Woodward Charitable Trust - The Reasons Why Foundation core costs
£1,000 19/10/2020
Core costs
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£20,714 29/07/2020
"The fund aims to:1) To reduce closures of essential charities that provide essential services to vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 crisis by ensuring they have the financial resources to ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to The Reasons Why Foundation
£15,500 17/06/2020
£15,500 towards three months of costs, excluding core costs.
Triangle Trust 1949 Fund - The Reasons Why Foundation - 2
£64,800 19/03/2020
Social franchising as a route to greater organisational resilience and impact.
Tudor Trust - Grant to Reasons Why Foundation CIC
£90,000 04/10/2019
over three years towards a case worker's salary at an organisation supporting offenders on release from custody in London
Walcot Foundation - The Reasons Why - Lambeth
£65,000 19/07/2016
The Reasons Why - Lambeth
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Directors (4)
Current Directors appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Directors: 31-63
Commentary:The Board is all male
Legal constitution
  • Registered at Companies House on 11/07/2012, number: 08139339
Main office

Office 4 @ Change Up, 11 Sancroft Street, London London SE11 5UG

Data Sources

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