Finance Score: -4
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 12
  • Good reserves management: +3
  • Multiple Deficits and declines: -5
  • Fundraising costs high: -2
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +12
Overall GiG Score: 14 ?

PRISONERS EDUCATION TRUST 

Prisoners' Education Trust (PET) is a charity working across every prison in England and Wales to help prisoners achieve their potential through learning.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity is endorsed by a respected charity impact evaluator
  • Reserves management has been consistently within official guidelines
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government and a Community Foundation and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • Income has been volatile and on several occasions in recent years less than spending
  • Fundraising costs are high relative to funds raised
Established: 23 years

www.prisonerseducation.org.uk

info@prisonerseducation.org.uk

02037525680

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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
31/12/22£1,433£1,794£-361£311£702£5383.6211
31/12/21£1,324£1,654£-330£266£1,065£7875.7271
31/12/20£1,344£1,512£-168£251£1,393£9377.42212
31/12/19£1,870£1,815£54£270£1,561£6794.52030
31/12/18£1,669£1,886£-217£245£1,507£6013.82034
31/12/17£2,454£1,776£678£193£1,724£5783.9190
31/12/16£1,260£1,417£-156£169£1,046£5774.9170
31/12/15£1,703£1,265£438£175£1,202£5645.4130
31/12/14£1,364£1,135£229£170£764£5786.1140
31/12/13£986£1,011£-25£142£536£4315.1120
31/12/12£963£962£1£146£560£4505.6100
31/12/11£1,131£1,023£108£128£560£4134.870
31/12/10£909£853£57£71£451£3224.570
31/12/09£818£783£35£78£395£1562.470
31/12/08£753£731£21£76£360£2063.470
31/12/07£832£730£102£75£339£180370
31/12/06£692£681£10£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/05*£687£636£51£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/04£502£493£10£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 22.7%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 17.3%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 11%
Highest pay band: £90,000-£100,000
Liabilities/Assets: 16%
Liabilities/Income: 10%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 77%
Reserves/Spending: 3.6 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 4 months
Quick Ratio: 4.1
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Education/Training
Who works here?
  • 21 employees
  • 1 volunteer
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People With Disabilities
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Individuals
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales,

Who's supporting them? ?

Endorsed by:
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£444,321
Ministry of Justice£427,690
Dulverton Trust£105,000
The Bromley Trust£60,000
Esmee Fairbairn£30,000
AB Charitable Trust£20,000
Charles Hayward Foundation£15,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation - Reducing Reoffending and Increasing Employment Opportunities: Education for Prisoners in Cambridgeshire
£6,550 31/10/2023
to support the rehabilitation process of 10 prisoner learners in cambridgeshire
National Lottery Community Fund - Lived experience improving prison education
£444,321 27/03/2023
The funding will be used to ensure people in prison have access to education and a better life. The project aims to reduce reoffending by developing new skills enabling people to reach their ....more
The Shears Foundation - Prisoners' Education Trust
£10,000 01/11/2022
Education for prisoners in HMP Northumberland and HMP Manchester
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to Prisoners' Education Trust
£15,000 26/08/2022
Distance learning courses for female prisoners
Dulverton Trust - Core funding for PET
£105,000 08/06/2022
Core funding for PET
Community Foundation for Surrey - Reducing Reoffending and Increasing Employment Opportunities: Education for Prisoners in Surrey
£4,304 05/05/2021
11
Educational distance learning courses for 8 prisoners held in prisons in Surrey.
The Bromley Trust - Unrestricted Funding
£60,000 18/01/2021
36
PET raises awareness of the importance of education as a tool in the resettlement of prisoners. This is a three year unrestricted grant towards their work.
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Prisoners Education Trust
£10,000 08/10/2020
An unrestricted grant of £10,000. Prisoners Education Trust provides access to a broad range of distance learning courses and related educational advice for prisoners in every prison in England and ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Prisoners Education Trust
£30,000 12/05/2020
6
towards unrestricted core costs as a COVID-19 Fast Response grant
Ministry of Justice - Steps to Success (Wales)
£17,690 01/04/2020
To provide Open University Access Modules, allowing prisoners to test their ability, interest and aptitude to study at higher education level before applying for a tuition fee loan. Provision of ....more
Ministry of Justice - Steps to Success
£410,000 01/04/2020
To provide Open University Access Modules, allowing prisoners to test their ability, interest and aptitude to study at higher education level before applying for a tuition fee loan. Provision of ....more
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Prisoners Education Trust
£10,000 27/06/2019
An unrestricted grant of £10,000. Prisoners Education Trust funds courses and supports learning and education in prisons across England and Wales. It aims to equip prisoners with skills & ....more
Ministry of Justice - HMPPS - Steps to Success (PET)
£410,000 01/04/2019
To provide Open University Access Modules, allowing prisoners to test their ability, interest and aptitude to study at higher education level before applying for a tuition fee loan. Provision of ....more
Ministry of Justice - HMPPS - Steps to Success (Wales)
£17,690 01/04/2019
To provide Open University Access Modules, allowing prisoners to test their ability, interest and aptitude to study at higher education level before applying for a tuition fee loan. Provision of ....more
Essex Community Foundation - Access to Learning Programme
£4,250 28/03/2019
12
To support prisoners from Essex by providing access to distance learning courses, whilst serving a custodial sentence
Dulverton Trust - Core funding for PET
£80,000 13/02/2019
Core funding for PET
Community Foundation for Surrey - Access to Learning Programme
£6,175 08/06/2018
11
Education and learning courses for prisoners in Surrey.
Ministry of Justice - Steps to Success
£410,000 01/04/2018
To provide Open University Access Modules, allowing prisoners to test their ability, interest and aptitude to study at higher education level before applying for a tuition fee loan. Provision of ....more
The Bromley Trust - Unrestricted grant
£45,000 25/10/2017
36
PET raises awareness of the importance of education as a tool in the resettlement of prisoners. This is a three year unrestricted grant towards their work.
Barrow Cadbury Trust - Prison education for young adults: fair and effective
£65,500 08/07/2017
36
To support Prisoners' Education Trust's policy capacity, particularly in relation to young adult prison learners, and to undertake a diversity audit.
Samworth Foundation - Education & Vocational Training
£105,000 07/06/2017
36
Provision of educational grants and art materials with a focus of Leicestershire and surrounding counties
Samworth Foundation - Education & Vocational Training
£105,000 31/05/2017
Provision of educational grants and art materials with a focus of Leicestershire and surrounding counties
Ministry of Justice - Steps to Success - administration and purchase of distance-learning courses for prisoners in custody
£410,000 01/04/2017
Funding Open University Openings Courses and specific FE-level distance learning provision
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Prisoners Education Trust
£300,000 30/06/2016
60
Towards salary and other costs associated with improving education outcomes for prisoners.
Ministry of Justice - Steps to Success
£410,000 01/04/2016
12
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Dulverton Trust - core costs
£90,000 10/06/2015
core costs
AB Charitable Trust - To provide educational opportunities to prisoners
£10,000 21/01/2014
£10,000 towards core costs
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Prisoners Education Trust
£105,000 30/09/2010
36
Towards Core costs Towards the salaries of a strategic project manager, policy and communications officer and an administrator .
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How is it governed?

Trustees (10)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 33-66
  • EMILY GILES Appointed: 2019, Occupation: Head Of Policy And Communications
  • PAUL KELLY (Chair) Appointed: 2024, Occupation: Retired
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 26/01/2001, number: 1084718
  • Registered at Companies House on 29/12/2000, number: 04132595
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
19 returns made; AR05: 1 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from THE JANE GIBSON CHARITABLE TRUST FUND on 01/06/2023
Main office

Prisoners Education Trust
17 Oval Way
London
SE11 5RR

Objectives

THE CHARITY'S OBJECTS ARE TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF PERSONS WHO ARE OR HAVE BEEN IN CUSTODY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM OR THE CHANNEL ISLANDS OR THE ISLE OF MAN TOGETHER REFERRED TO HEREAFTER IN THIS MEMORANDUM AS THE UNITED KINGDOM BY:I) PROVIDING FUNDING TOWARDS THE COST OF SUITABLE EDUCATIONAL COURSES AND TRAINING, IN PARTICULAR DISTANCE LEARNING, FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS IN CUSTODY IN A PRISON OR SIMILAR INSTITUTION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, OR WHO HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM CUSTODY IN SUCH PRISON OR SIMILAR INSTITUTION, WHO HAS DEMONSTRATED TO THE TRUSTEES A SUFFICIENT NEED FOR SUCH A COURSE AND WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR ALL OR PART OF THE COST THEREOF;II) PROVIDING SUITABLE TEXTBOOKS AND OTHER MATERIALS TO PURSUE A COURSE OR TRAINING APPROVED BY THE TRUSTEES;III) PROVIDING TO ANYONE IN CUSTODY OR WHO HAS BEEN IN CUSTODY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO PAY FOR THE SAME, SUITABLE ART AND CRAFT MATERIALS

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

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