Finance Score: -4
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 12
  • Good reserves management: +3
  • Volatile income: -3
  • Fundraising costs high: -4
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +9
Overall GiG Score: 17 ?

SUPPORT THROUGH COURT 

Support Through Court aim to reduce the disadvantage of people facing the civil and family justice system without a lawyer, enabling them to access justice. We believe that no one should face court alone and so we work to provide immediate support to everyone who comes to us.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • Reserves management has been consistently within official guidelines
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • Income has been volatile recently
  • Fundraising costs are extremely high relative to funds raised

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£1,218£1,505£-287£529£554£5544.435500
31/03/22£1,524£1,584£-60£467£841£8416.440497
31/03/21£1,563£1,399£164£370£901£8987.740558
31/03/20£1,836£1,738£98£389£737£7325.150880
31/03/19£1,384£1,465£-81£327£640£612540755
31/03/18£1,103£1,202£-99£252£721£7197.2390
31/03/17£1,326£1,139£187£233£820£8018.4360
31/03/16£1,069£928£141£160£633£6288.1280
31/03/15£942£731£211£124£492£4597.5190
31/03/14£548£495£53£94£281£2686.5150
31/03/13£447£357£90£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£231£243£-13£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£166£179£-13£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£194£179£14£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£166£188£-22£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£118£132£-13£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£234£162£73£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£67£101£-35£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£155£101£55£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£30£105£-74£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 44.2%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 35.1%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 11%
Highest pay band: £70,000-£80,000
Liabilities/Assets: 33%
Liabilities/Income: 22%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 100%
Reserves/Spending: 4.4 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 4 months
Quick Ratio: 1.9
Asset Split ?
Established: 22 years

www.supportthroughcourt.org/

ceo@supportthroughcourt.org

0300 400 0142

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Other Charitable Purposes
GiG Classification
  • Legal & financial advice
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups

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
Access to Justice Foundation£1,001,867
Tudor Trust£62,000
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington£45,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£30,000
Dulverton Trust£30,000
Essex Community Foundation£25,500
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Essex Community Foundation - Grant to Support Through Court
£8,000 11/05/2023
towards the running costs of a service which helps vulnerable people from across Essex navigate the court system
Access to Justice Foundation - Help Accessing Legal Support (HALS)
£112,500 13/09/2022
Help Accessing Legal Support (HALS) is a programme of The Access to Justice Foundation with the Ministry of Justice. We are working with organisations to sustain and improve access to early social ....more
Access to Justice Foundation - Improving Outcomes Through Legal Support (IOTLS) grant
£104,538 23/05/2022
The funding programme aims to support organisations working to sustain and improve access to early social welfare and family legal support and advice, to enable users to resolve these problems as ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 20/05/2022
Digitisation of Support Through Court
Sir George Martin Trust - Grant to Support Through Court
£2,500 28/02/2022
Core costs for Adult Welfare & Relief of Poverty
Essex Community Foundation - Grant to Support Through Court
£10,000 17/02/2022
towards the running costs of a service which helps vulnerable people from across Essex navigate the court system
Access to Justice Foundation - Legal Support for Litigants in Person
£539,140 10/05/2021
The Litigant in Person Support Strategy (LIPSS) is a partnership of national organisations working together to improve the experience of people facing the legal process alone throughout England and ....more
Essex Community Foundation - Grant to Support Through Court
£7,500 25/02/2021
towards the running costs of a service which helps vulnerable people navigate the court system, in Chelmsford
Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust - Support Through Court - 08/02/21
£1,250 16/02/2021
Core Funding
Tudor Trust - Grant to Support Through Court
£2,000 03/02/2021
as an additional grant to support staff, volunteer and trustee wellbeing, to assist the organisation deliver its charitable purpose more effectively
The London Community Foundation - Grant to Support Through Court
£10,000 22/12/2020
14
The funding is for the Central Family Court (CFC) service based in Holborn. The CFC service supports approximately 6,000 clients per year and is a specialist family court supporting Londoners in ....more
London Borough of Hounslow - Grant to Support Through the Court
£3,000 14/09/2020
13
To support the organisation to recover from the COVID19 distruption and help disadvantaged people to better access justice
Access to Justice Foundation - Legal Support for Litigants in Person Grant
£245,688 10/07/2020
LSLIP is a two-year project funded by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). It aims to enhance services that support the earliest possible interventions for litigants in person reducing the risk of their ....more
Dulverton Trust - Core costs
£30,000 12/02/2020
Core costs
Tudor Trust - Grant to Support Through Court
£60,000 17/01/2020
24
over two years as continuation core funding for an organisation providing support for litigants in person in England and Wales
Co-Operative Group - Grant to The Personal Support Unit
£3,253 15/11/2019
We want to empower people facing court alone to navigate a complex legal system, improving access to justice and wellbeing.
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Grant to Support Through Court
£45,000 08/10/2019
36
Support for the Central Family Court (CFC) service which assists unrepresented and disadvantaged families to better access justice in the family courts.
Ministry of Justice - Domestic Abuse - Family
£400,000 01/04/2019
provision of support to victims of domestic abuse in family courts
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 07/03/2019
Increasing access to justice for the marginalised
National Lottery Community Fund - Increasing Access To Justice In Cardiff
£10,000 11/02/2019
12
Increasing Access To Justice In Cardiff
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Personal Support Unit
£15,000 24/01/2019
£15,000 towards core costs. Personal Support Unit provides emotional & practical support to those facing court alone, who are representing themselves. Support includes preparation for court, ....more
Essex Community Foundation - Increasing our reach in Essex by creating a new service in Southend-on-Sea
£7,206 11/06/2018
8
Towards the Manager's salary of a charity providing practical assistance to people in Essex facing civil or family court cases
Quartet Community Foundation - Increasing Access to Justice in Bristol
£4,992 10/04/2018
11
To train and support local volunteers who provide vital support to people from the Bristol area who are facing civil/family court cases without representation.
Ministry of Justice - Domestic Abuse Fund - Family
£222,000 01/04/2018
Provision of support to victims of domestic abuse in family courts
The Blagrave Trust - Southampton PSU
£30,000 20/03/2018
Advice for people representing themselves in court
Cheshire Community Foundation - Chester Personal Support Unit
£4,906 30/11/2017
Personal Support Unit (PSU) is a guidance and support charity helping people facing civil or family court cases without legal support. PSU in Chester will provide bespoke, one-to-one support to ....more
Tudor Trust - Grant to Personal Support Unit
£100,000 19/07/2017
24
over two years towards core costs to support the organisation in providing support for Litigants in Person at courts in England and Wales
Ministry of Justice - Litigants in Person Scheme 2
£404,357 01/07/2017
To provide support to litigants in person to help them access sources of information and free legal advice, to assist them to navigate the court process, and where appropriate to support them to ....more
London Borough of Hounslow - Grant to Personal Support Unit
£453 12/06/2017
To purchase a desktop computer, printer and monitor to be able to deliver a better service to clients attending the West London Family Court. The computer will be used to record client details, ....more
The Rayne Foundation - Grant to Personal Support Unit
£60,000 08/06/2017
36
Towards the CEO’s salary, leading an organisation providing practical and emotional support to litigants in person.
Ministry of Justice - Litigants in Person Scheme 1
£134,783 01/04/2017
To provide support to litigants in person to help them access sources of information and free legal advice, to assist them to navigate the court process, and where appropriate to support them to ....more
Essex Community Foundation - PSU Chelmsford Core funding
£4,000 07/03/2017
11
To help with the Managers salary cost at the Chelmsford office of a charity providing practical assistance to people facing civil or family court cases
AB Charitable Trust - Supporting people in civil court proceedings
£10,000 25/10/2016
£10,000 towards core costs
Dulverton Trust - the Personal Support Unit, Bristol
£75,000 21/10/2015
the Personal Support Unit, Bristol
AB Charitable Trust - Supporting people in civil court proceedings
£10,000 28/04/2015
£10,000 towards core costs
Dulverton Trust - the development of services in Bristol
£28,500 19/06/2013
the development of services in Bristol
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Personal Support Unit
£60,000 17/11/2010
36
Towards Core costs Towards the salary and costs of the director.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (12)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 11/12 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 29-77
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 26/02/2002, number: 1090781
  • Registered at Companies House on 24/01/2002, number: 04360133
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
  • Paying staff
  • 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

ROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICE
STRAND
LONDON
WC2A 2LL

Objectives

A) TO PURSUE CHARITABLE PURPOSES BY THE PROVISION OF PERSONAL SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, GENDER, SEXUALITY, AGE OR DISABILITY FOR (1) THOSE SUFFERING OR LIKELY TO SUFFER EMOTIONAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS OR OTHERWISE IN NEED OF SUCH SUPPORT OR ASSISTANCE BY REASON OF THEIR INVOLVEMENT WITH ACTUAL OR ANTICIPATED LEGAL PROCEEDINGS AT THE ROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICE, THE STRAND, LONDON OR ELSEWHERE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, AND (11) THEIR SPOUSES, PARTNERS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS SUPPORTING THEM IN RELATION TO SUCH LEGAL PROCEEDINGS; ANDB) TO FURTHER ALL AND ANY PURPOSES WHICH ARE CHARITABLE ACCORDING TO ENGLISH LAW

Defined Area of Benefit:

UNITED KINGDOM AND ELSEWHERE

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
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