Finance Score: 2
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 10
  • Strong growth: +2
  • No PartB
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Grant maker support: +10
Overall GiG Score: 15 ?

UNLOCK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EX-OFFENDERS LIMITED 

Driven by the needs of people with convictions, Unlock works to help people overcome the long-term disadvantages caused by criminal records. We do this by providing information, advice, advocacy and other forms of support; undertaking research; as well as working with government, employers and others to achieve a fairer and more inclusive society.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
Established: 24 years

www.unlock.org.uk

admin@unlock.org.uk

07810810728

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Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
£k
Spending
£k
Surplus/
Deficit
Fundraising
Cost £k
Total
Funds £k
Unrestricted
Funds £k
Mths
Rsrvs
Staff Volun-
teers
31/03/23£381£414£-33n/an/an/an/an/a3
31/03/22£391£359£32n/an/an/an/an/a5
31/03/21£378£309£69n/an/an/an/an/a8
31/03/20£353£261£92n/an/an/an/an/a19
31/03/19£315£256£59n/an/an/an/an/a18
31/03/18£204£208£-4£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£225£198£27£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£196£167£29£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£174£153£21£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£207£154£53£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£150£162£-12£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£190£274£-83£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£127£256£-128£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£217£233£-16£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£298£237£62£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£439£214£226£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£165£198£-33£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£263£239£24£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£301£284£17£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£305£287£18£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
What it does
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Other Charitable Purposes
Who works here?
  • 3 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales,

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
National Lottery Community Fund£258,997
Esmee Fairbairn£206,415
AB Charitable Trust£40,000
The Baring Foundation£28,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£20,000
Barrow Cadbury Trust£15,200
Charles Hayward Foundation£5,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Unlock
£15,000 20/02/2023
Towards unrestricted core costs as a Cost of Living Uplift
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Unlock
£150,000 19/01/2022
24
Towards unrestricted core costs to support fair access to employment for people with criminal records.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£10,000 03/12/2021
Information and Advice Services for People with Convictions
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Unlock
£20,000 01/07/2021
An unrestricted grant of £20,000. Unlock aims to assist people to move on following convictions through provision of information, advice and support, as well as working towards positive changes in ....more
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to Unlock
£5,000 08/06/2021
Helpline Co-ordinator - information, advice and support for people with criminal records
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£10,000 11/12/2020
Information and Advice Services for People with Convictions
National Lottery Community Fund - Helping people with criminal convictions
£5,330 22/10/2020
6
The funding will be used to deliver online disclosure training workshops to advice services employers and individuals. The project aims to enable people who have a past criminal conviction to access ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Unlock
£41,415 19/05/2020
6
towards unrestricted core costs as a COVID-19 Fast Response grant
Barrow Cadbury Trust - EU nationals, settled status and criminal records phase two.
£15,200 25/03/2020
19
To support continued engagement on settled status and criminal records.
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Unlock
£20,000 09/01/2020
An unrestricted grant of £20,000. Unlock aims to assist people to move on following convictions through provision of information, advice and support, as well as working towards positive changes in ....more
The Baring Foundation - Grant to Unlock National Association Of Ex-Offenders Limited
£28,000 10/12/2019
Implement changes to the criminal record disclosure regime so that people no longer need to reveal old and minor criminal records unnecessarily
National Lottery Community Fund - Unlock: Information, Advice and Support
£253,667 17/10/2019
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Unlock: Information, Advice and Support
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 05/07/2018
Unlock Information and Advice
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Unlock
£250,330 08/02/2018
36
Towards the continuation of work to challenge discrimination preventing those with criminal records entering employment.
Woodward Charitable Trust - Towards the salary of the Information, Advice and Case Officer
£2,000 04/11/2016
Towards the salary of the Information, Advice and Case Officer to answer queries from the growing number of helpline users.
AB Charitable Trust - Empowering prisoners to rebuild their lives
£10,000 25/10/2016
£10,000 towards core costs
Barrow Cadbury Trust - Unlocking Experience
£60,000 22/10/2016
36
To analyse and identify solutions to structural barriers to employment for young adults, women and BAME people with criminal records.
Tudor Trust - Grant to UNLOCK
£45,000 15/08/2016
24
over two year towards running costs at an organisation supporting people with a conviction, working nationally
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Unlock
£120,000 18/02/2015
36
Towards work to challenge employment-related discrimination against people with criminal records.
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Unlock
£40,000 17/07/2013
Towards two key posts to enable the organisation to continue to develop and implement its new strategic plan.
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Unlock
£30,000 26/04/2013
the salary costs of the Head of Services and the Information & advice Coordinator including project and management costs, recruitment and overheads
Woodward Charitable Trust - Towards the information and advice service
£16,500 04/02/2013
Towards the information and advice service.
Woodward Charitable Trust - Towards funding part of salary
£45,000 27/06/2007
Towards funding part of the information officer's salary.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 32-69
  • MANDEEP MAHIL Appointed: 2020, Occupation: Policy Officer/Charity Worker
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 21/01/2000, number: 1079046
  • Registered at Companies House on 17/06/1999, number: 03791535
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; all on time
Main office

UNLOCK
MAIDSTONE COMMUNITY SUPPORT CENTRE
MARSHAM STREET
MAIDSTONE
ME14 1HH

Objectives

TO ADVANCE EDUCATION AND PROMOTE THE REHABILITATION AND REINTEGRATION OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE RECEIVED A CRIMINAL RECORD (INCLUDING THOSE WHO HAVE SUFFERED A LEGAL RESTRICTION ON THEIR LIBERTY AT ANY PENAL ESTABLISHMENT AS A PUNISHMENT IMPOSED BY A COURT OF LAW, RECEIVED A NON-CUSTODIAL SENTENCE, FINE OR ANY OTHER COURT OR OTHER RECORDED DISPOSAL, SUCH AS A POLICE CAUTION), IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY BY THE PROVISION OF INFORMATION, ADVICE, ADVOCACY AND TRAINING, AND THE UNDERTAKING OF RESEARCH AND POLICY WORK, WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE OF THE AFOREMENTIONED PERSONS.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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