Finance Score: 6
Governance Score: 0
Support Score: 11
  • Good reserves management: +3
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
    • Grant maker support: +11
    Overall GiG Score: 17 ?

    NEPACS 

    Nepacs is a long established charity which aims to support a positive future for prisoners and their families in the north east of England.
    Analysis by Giving is Great

    Positives:

    • Reserves management has been consistently within official guidelines
    • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
    • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
    • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government and a Community Foundation
    Established: 23 years

    www.nepacs.co.uk

    info@nepacs.co.uk

    01913323453

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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£1,685£1,730£-45£3£1,276£1,2768.874171
    31/03/22£1,523£1,479£45£3£1,216£9988.169136
    31/03/21£1,404£1,427£-23£0£1,160£1,0128.577200
    31/03/20£1,963£1,915£48£0£1,158£1,0246.483280
    31/03/19£2,007£1,783£224£0£1,123£9796.680330
    31/03/18£1,690£1,741£-51£484£899£7835.4810
    31/03/17£1,657£1,669£-12£480£950£7765.6810
    31/03/16£1,540£1,487£53£0£963£7766.3730
    31/03/15£1,429£1,428£2£466£981£1871.6310
    31/03/14£1,383£1,335£48£453£979£7626.9350
    31/03/13£1,312£1,267£44£408£930£7497.1300
    31/03/12£1,259£1,108£151£401£886£7027.6320
    31/03/11£1,037£988£49£383£735£6247.6250
    31/03/10£984£898£86£389£338£2503.3210
    31/03/09£865£853£12£369£252£1992.8210
    31/03/08£786£756£29£341£239£1822.9280
    31/03/07£700£655£45£237£210£1502.8380
    31/03/06£510£493£17£0£0£0n/a00
    31/03/05£514£429£85£0£0£0n/a00
    31/03/04£407£434£-28£0£0£0n/a00

    Financial Ratios
    Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0.2%
    Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0.2%
    Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 5%
    Highest pay band: £60,000-£70,000
    Liabilities/Assets: 10%
    Liabilities/Income: 9%
    Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 100%
    Reserves/Spending: 8.8 months
    Net Current Assets/Spending: 6 months
    Quick Ratio: 4.5
    Asset Split ?
    What it does
    • Education/Training
    • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
    Who works here?
    • 74 employees
    • 171 volunteers
    Who it helps
    • Children/Young People
    • Other Defined Groups
    How it operates
    • Makes Grants to Individuals
    • Provides advocacy/advice/information
    • Provides human resources
    • Provides services
    • Sponsors or undertakes research
    Where it operates
    • Throughout England,

    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
    Ministry of Justice£310,302
    National Lottery Community Fund£165,000
    Masonic Trust£60,000
    AB Charitable Trust£60,000
    Dulverton Trust£39,952
    Charles Hayward Foundation£25,000
    Specific Donations
    Amount When
    Months
    To be used for
    Power to Change - COM-TECH - Nepacs
    £12,000 28/09/2023
    360G-ptc-gr-18695COM-TECH - Nepacs
    Masonic Trust - MCF Large Grant
    £60,000 16/03/2023
    Bee Yourself - Young People's Project
    Dulverton Trust - Bee Yourself
    £39,952 19/10/2022
    Bee Yourself
    AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Nepacs
    £15,000 06/10/2022
    An unrestricted grant of £15,000. Nepacs provides practical and emotional support to people who have had a loved one sent to prison, including the facilitation of prison visits.
    The Ballinger Charitable Trust - Grant to NEPACS
    £10,000 09/09/2022
    Core costs within youth & children's support service
    County Durham Community Foundation - Supporting children and young people impacted by parental imprisonment
    £7,492 05/08/2022
    Supporting children and young people impacted by parental imprisonment.
    Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
    £6,500 24/06/2022
    WCA Winner 2022-2023
    Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to NEPACS
    £25,000 27/05/2022
    Court based early intervention project for families in the criminal justice system
    Ministry of Justice - HMPPS: Innovation Grant Programme
    £52,519 01/04/2022
    To provide accurate and timely information, advocacy and casework support for imprisoned parents who wish to sustain their relationship with their children who are in the care of the local authority.
    Ministry of Justice - Women's Community Sector - Core Costs Funding
    £10,222 01/04/2022
    To further increase the sustainability of the sector, and to provide funding for services and interventions.
    Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to NEPACS
    £1,000 31/03/2022
    The delivery of NEPACS' support services
    Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to NEPACS
    £1,000 03/02/2022
    Creating a dedicated space and purchasing resources for young people with a relative in custody
    AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Nepacs
    £15,000 06/12/2021
    A restricted grant of £15,000 towards the core costs of the Communication and Development team (This grant is renewable - year 3 of 3 years). Nepacs is a charity working with prisoners and their ....more
    Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to NEPACS
    £500 04/11/2021
    Supporting the charity's objects
    Ministry of Justice - Local Leadership and Integration Fund
    £117,653 14/06/2021
    To improve the outcomes of prison leavers, taking a system-led approach to working across the public-sector. The policy aim of the work is to improve the social inclusion of adult prison leavers, and ....more
    Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to NEPACS
    £250 20/05/2021
    Supporting the charity's purposes
    Ministry of Justice - Women's Community Sector Core Costs Funding
    £59,817 01/04/2021
    To support organisations which are developing a whole systems approach to female offenders across the country.
    Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - the delivery of support services
    £500 11/02/2021
    the delivery of support services
    Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - picnic tables, basketball equipment, arts materials, console games and baby seats at HMP Northumberland
    £750 04/02/2021
    picnic tables, basketball equipment, arts materials, console games and baby seats at HMP Northumberland
    Ministry of Justice - HMPPS Innovation Awards
    £55,922 01/01/2021
    To provide accurate and timely information, advocacy and casework support for imprisoned parents who wish to sustain their relationship with their children who are in the care of the local authority.
    AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Nepacs
    £15,000 04/12/2020
    A restricted grant of £15,000 towards the core costs of the Communication and Development team (This grant is renewable - year 2 of up to 3 years). To develop bespoke training packages for ....more
    County Durham Community Foundation - Nepacs youth project - Durham
    £7,420 30/11/2020
    To support Nepacs youth project in Durham.
    The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to NEPACS
    £3,840 26/06/2020
    COVID19 : Purchase of IT equipment for a charity that supports children and young people affected by parental imprisonment in the North East
    DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
    £9,899 25/06/2020
    "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
    Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to NEPACS
    £15,080 05/05/2020
    6
    towards unrestricted core costs as a COVID-19 Fast Response grant
    Ministry of Justice - HMPPS Innovation Awards
    £14,169 01/04/2020
    Multiple aims and objectives for individual schemes
    National Lottery Community Fund - Nepacs - Support during early days of custody
    £165,000 17/10/2019
    35
    This project will provide listening and practical support for people who are at the point of entry to the criminal justice system (both offenders, their friends and family members), with a focus on ....more
    AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Nepacs
    £15,000 10/10/2019
    A restricted grant of £15,000 towards the core costs of the Communication and Development team (this grant is renewable - year 1 of up to 3 years). Nepacs supports family members once someone is ....more
    Ministry of Justice - HMPPS Innovation Grant Programme 19-20
    £129,129 01/04/2019
    To develop family and significant other relationship (that may not be traditional family ties) orientated support or interventions in prison and probation settings.
    The Ballinger Charitable Trust - Grant to NEPACS
    £30,000 01/03/2019
    36
    Youth project
    The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to NEPACS
    £20,000 07/02/2019
    installation of an outdoor play area for a charity that supports prisoners, ex-offenders and their families in the North East
    Ministry of Justice - Strengthening Family Ties and Relationships - NEPACS
    £63,397 06/07/2018
    To develop family and significant other relationship (that may not be traditional family ties) orientated support or interventions in prison and probation settings.
    BBC Children in Need - Grant to NEPACS
    £129,292 27/06/2018
    36
    NEPACS Youth Project will offer youth zones, trips, activities and one to one support for children and young people who have a parent in prison. Children and young people will feel less isolated, ....more
    AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Nepacs
    £15,000 24/04/2018
    £15,000 towards core costs of communications and development team. Nepacs supports family members once someone is taken into prison, operating visitor centres in the north east, and providing ....more
    Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Establish new project for young people visiting HMP Northumberland
    £9,506 07/03/2018
    Establish new project for young people visiting HMP Northumberland
    Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Nepacs Support at Courts - Newcastle Crown Court
    £9,793 26/04/2017
    Nepacs Support at Courts - Newcastle Crown Court
    County Durham Community Foundation - Support at Courts project (County Durham)
    £2,650 21/09/2016
    Towards offering befriending support for friends and families of defendants in both Crown and Magistrates Courts).
    AB Charitable Trust - Positive future for prisoners and families
    £7,500 30/06/2016
    £7,500 towards core costs
    National Lottery Community Fund - Families Surviving the Hidden Sentence
    £450,000 04/04/2016
    36
    This project will provide support for the families of prisoners separated by a custodial sentence, offering parenting courses, support for first-time fathers, and will expand cover from four to six ....more
    Ministry of Justice - Prison Reform And Better Outcomes For Prisoners And Their Families - NEPACS
    £61,090 01/04/2016
    12
    Resource pack produced with artists and offenders for use with their children
    The Rayne Foundation - Grant to NEPACS
    £30,000 14/03/2016
    36
    Towards ‘Heading Home’ supporting the reintegration of ex-offenders with their families.
    Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to NEPACS
    £148,551 02/03/2016
    60
    Towards costs of supporting the families of offenders at the crucial point of sentencing and incarceration.
    Comic Relief - Youth Project - supporting young people with a parent in prison
    £103,920 27/05/2015
    36
    Over 9,000 children and young people in the North East of England suffer from stigma and emotional turmoil as a result of parents being imprisoned. They often feel abandoned and tend to do less well ....more
    AB Charitable Trust - Positive future for prisoners and families
    £7,500 27/01/2015
    £7,500 towards core costs
    Northern Rock Foundation - Grant awarded to NEPACS (North East)
    £150,000 15/10/2013
    Towards the costs of the Learning and Development team, increasing the communication and income generating capacity of the organisation.
    Northern Rock Foundation - Grant awarded to NEPACS (North East)
    £50,000 11/10/2013
    To develop community transport routes accross the region which by removing barriers to family engagement will help break the cycle of offending affecting young people.
    AB Charitable Trust - Building bridges for prisoners, their families and the community.
    £7,500 09/07/2013
    £7,500 towards core costs
    National Lottery Community Fund - Integrated Family Support Project
    £300,000 17/01/2013
    36
    Children and family members of North East prisoners will have improved contact after charity NEPACS received a grant of £300,000 to continue its work. The organisation facilitates mother/father ....more
    Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to NEPACS
    £90,130 18/07/2012
    Towards costs of supporting the families of offenders at the crucial point of sentencing and incarceration.
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    Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

    How is it governed?

    Trustees (10)
    Current Trustees appointed
    Gender Split

    Age Range of Trustees: 50-82
    • JAMES BLACK (Chair) Appointed: 2001, Occupation: Retired
    Legal constitution
    • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 15/08/2001, number: 1088051
    • Registered at Companies House on 15/05/2001, number: 04216908
    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
    • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
    • Investment
    • Risk management
    • Safeguarding policy and procedures
    • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
    • Serious incident reporting 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

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    Durham
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    Objectives

    THE RELIEF OF POVERTY AND HARDSHIP AND THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF PERSONS WHO ARE SUFFERING OR HAVE SUFFERED A LEGAL RESTRICTION ON THEIR LIBERTY IN ANY PENAL OR CORRECTIONAL ESTABLISHMENT OR THROUGH ANY MEANS WHATSOEVER AND OF THE FAMILIES OF SUCH PERSONS IN SUCH WAYS AS THE TRUSTEES THINK FIT, AND TO FURTHER AND PROMOTE THE STUDY OF AND RESEARCH INTO ALL ASPECTS AND METHODS OF THE PREVENTION OF CRIME AND DELINQUENCY AND TO OBTAIN AND MAKE RECORDS OF AND DISSEMINATE INFORMATION CONCERNING THE SAME, AND TO DO AND PROVIDE ALL SUCH OTHER THINGS AND SERVICES AS MAY BE REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE THE ABOVE OBJECTS.

    Defined Area of Benefit:

    NOT DEFINED

    Data Sources

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