Finance Score: -2
Governance Score: 2
Support Score: 11
  • Fundraising costs high: -2
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Mainly male board: -1
  • Grant maker support: +11
Overall GiG Score: 11 ?

PRISONERS ABROAD 

We provide advice and support to both Britons in prison abroad and their families in the UK. We send emergency grants to Britons in prison overseas for food, toiletries and basic human necessities. Our resettlement service offers advice and support to British ex-prisoners returning to the UK including emergency grants . We have a range of services for families including national support groups.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • 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

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board is predominantly male

Financial issues to consider:

  • Fundraising costs are high relative to funds raised
Established: 22 years

www.prisonersabroad.org.uk

info@prisonersabroad.org.uk

02075616820

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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£1,533£1,585£-52£329£537£53342883
31/03/22£1,611£1,716£-106£288£589£5573.93182
31/03/21£1,786£1,633£153£294£694£6274.625189
31/03/20£1,814£1,770£44£326£541£4813.326193
31/03/19£1,778£1,748£30£338£497£4052.827217
31/03/18£1,772£1,722£50£314£468£4313250
31/03/17£1,527£1,712£-186£320£418£3982.8250
31/03/16£1,599£1,592£7£291£603£5744.3230
31/03/15£1,615£1,558£57£333£597£5424.2230
31/03/14£1,539£1,498£41£372£540£5134.1230
31/03/13£1,337£1,327£10£320£499£4794.3200
31/03/12*£1,226£1,170£57£304£488£4154.3190
31/03/11£1,069£1,000£69£244£432£3844.6180
31/03/10£1,128£975£153£190£363£3183.9160
31/03/09£1,075£1,006£68£202£210£1812.2180
31/03/08£1,018£1,014£4£203£141£941.1180
31/03/07£847£934£-87£178£138£1001.3160
31/03/06£874£874£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05*£810£839£-29£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04*£778£900£-122£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 21.5%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 20.8%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 11%
Highest pay band: £70,000-£80,000
Liabilities/Assets: 11%
Liabilities/Income: 4%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 99%
Reserves/Spending: 4 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 3 months
Quick Ratio: 5.1
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Other Charitable Purposes
Who works here?
  • 28 employees
  • 83 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups
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? ?

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£795,000
Comic Relief£340,380
Henry Smith Charity£335,700
Dulverton Trust£90,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£85,000
David & Elaine Potter Foundation£35,000
DCMS£20,000
AB Charitable Trust£20,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
David & Elaine Potter Foundation - Core funding
£35,000 29/11/2022
Core funding
Wates Foundation - NWF 2022_Prisoners Abroad
£7,000 12/10/2022
This application is for funding towards our Family and Resettlement Services. Family Service. Families describe the trauma of finding out that their loved one has been arrested. This is exacerbated ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Prisoners Abroad
£180,000 22/09/2022
36
towards three years' continuation funding of the running costs of the 'Direct Resettlement Service', preventing homelessness amongst ex-overseas prisoners in London.
Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust - Prisoners Abroad - 28/06/22
£2,500 12/07/2022
Core Funding
Ministry of Justice - Welfare Support to British Citizens Imprisoned Abroad
£265,000 01/04/2022
To provide a range of services to individuals returning to the UK from prison services abroad each year, including sex offenders and other serious offenders, ensuring that they are supported and that ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£30,000 18/02/2022
Prisoners Abroad, Supporting British Citizens Affected by Overseas Imprisonment
Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust - Prisoners Abroad - 16/04/21
£1,500 11/05/2021
Resettlement Service
Ministry of Justice - Welfare Support to British Citizens Imprisoned Abroad
£265,000 01/04/2021
To provide a range of services to individuals returning to the UK from prison services abroad each year, including sex offenders and other serious offenders, ensuring that they are supported and that ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£30,000 22/01/2021
Prisoners Abroad, Supporting British Citizens Affected by Overseas Imprisonment
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to Prisoners Abroad
£10,000 27/11/2020
Resettlement support for young British citizens returning from a prison sentence overseas
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£20,000 29/09/2020
"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
Comic Relief - Preventing homelessness after imprisonment abroad
£40,000 23/06/2020
6
COVID19 Recovery funding
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Prisoners Abroad
£3,335 01/06/2020
A grant of £3,335 to fund the essential and urgent costs outlined in the appliciation, so that the organisation can carry on providing support to Londoners.
Ministry of Justice - Welfare Support to British Citizens Imprisoned Abroad
£265,000 01/04/2020
To provide welfare Support to British citizens imprisoned abroad on their return to the United Kingdom
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Prisoners Abroad
£20,000 09/01/2020
A restricted grant of £20,000 for the delivery of resettlement activities in the UK. Prisoners Abroad supports British Citizens detained overseas, and their families. Resettlement activities in the ....more
Dulverton Trust - Supporting Families of Prisoners Abroad
£90,000 12/06/2019
Supporting Families of Prisoners Abroad
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Prisoners Abroad
£155,700 12/06/2019
36
towards three years' continuation funding of the Direct Resettlement Service, preventing homelessness amongst ex-overseas prisoners in London
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 08/05/2019
Prisoners Abroad, Supporting British Citizens Affected by Overseas Imprisonment
Comic Relief - A helping hand for former prisoners: preventing homelessness after imprisonment abroad
£300,380 24/04/2019
36
Prisoners Abroad support British ex-prisoners at high risk of homelessness, who are deported or returning to the UK following imprisonment overseas. Often people have not lived in the UK for many ....more
Ministry of Justice - HMPPS - Prisoners Abroad
£265,000 01/04/2019
To provide welfare Support to British citizens imprisoned abroad on their return to the United Kingdom
DCMS - Building Connections Fund
£21,939 01/04/2019
Expansion to 1,000 families in Liverpool, Brighton and Colchester. Will promote and roll out online web-based family network to create a digital online community, supported by volunteers. Will ....more
DCMS - Building Connections Fund
£21,939 02/01/2019
Expansion to 1,000 families in Liverpool, Brighton and Colchester. Will promote and roll out online web-based family network to create a digital online community, supported by volunteers. Will ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Connecting Families Project
£55,845 26/11/2018
36
Connecting Families Project
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Prisoners Abroad
£233,300 06/07/2018
£233,300 over one year for the continuation of the resettlement fund, supporting destitute British citizens returning to London after imprisonment overseas.
Ministry of Justice - Welfare support to British Citizens Imprisoned Abroad
£265,000 01/04/2018
To provide welfare support to British citizens imprisoned abroad on their return to the United Kingdom
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Prisoners Abroad
£350,000 20/03/2017
£350,000 to continue the partnership with Prisoners Abroad until the implementation of your new programme in 2018.
National Lottery Community Fund - Rebuilding Lives
£493,000 24/08/2016
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This project will provide a resettlement service to British citizens returning to England following imprisonment overseas, addressing issues of potential homelessness, destitution, poor physical and ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Prisoners Abroad
£330,000 09/07/2015
£330,000 to continue to the administration of a hardship fund for destitute British citizens returning to London after imprisonment overseas.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Prisoners Abroad
£105,000 11/06/2015
36
towards three years' running costs of a project that supports families around the UK that have relatives imprisoned overseas
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Prisoners Abroad
£150,000 18/02/2015
48
Towards supporting the UK-based families of British prisoners overseas.
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Prisoners Abroad
£330,000 09/01/2014
£330,000 for the administration of a hardship fund for destitute British citizens returning to London after imprisonment overseas.
National Lottery Community Fund - Ex-prisoner Housing Link Project
£267,260 17/01/2013
36
This unique project will continue to support and develop the capacity of the resettlement services provided by Prisoners Abroad (PA). Its aim is to enable Britons returning to the UK after ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Prisoners Abroad
£120,000 13/06/2012
36
towards three years' running costs of a resettlement unit for people returning to the UK after a period of overseas imprisonment
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Prisoners Abroad
£150,000 03/11/2011
Towards the organisation's core work of supporting the UK-based families of British prisoners overseas.
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Prisoners Abroad
£25,000 27/05/2009
24
Towards Core costs Towards resettlement team salary costs to help ex-prisoners returning from abroad.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (10)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 9/10 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 46-75
  • MARY ANN CLEMENTS Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Co-Chief Executive And Transformation Officer
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 04/09/2002, number: 1093710
  • Registered at Companies House on 04/12/2001, number: 04333963
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; AR12: 0 days late, AR05: 1 days late, AR04: 1 days late,
Main office

PRISONERS ABROAD
89-93 FONTHILL ROAD
LONDON
N4 3JH

Objectives

1)THE RELIEF OF NEED, HARDSHIP, POVERTY, SICKNESS AND DISTRESS AMONG PERSONS WHO ARE OR HAVE BEEN IMPRISONED OR DETAINED IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD (PRISONERS), WHETHER REMANDED IN CUSTODY BY LAWFUL AUTHORITY OR BY SENTENCE OF A COURT OR TRIBUNAL OR OTHERWISE PROVIDED THAT ANY PART OF THE IMPRISONMENT OR DETENTION IS SITUATE OR CONSTITUTED OR THE PLACE WHERE ANY PART OF THE IMPRISONMENT OR DETENTION IS SITUATE BEYOND THE JURISDICTION OF THE COURTS OF ENGLAND AND WALES, SCOTLAND OR NORTHERN IRELAND.2)THE RELIEF OF NEED, HARDSHIP, POVERTY, SICKNESS AND DISTRESS AMONG PRISONERS' DEPENDANTS OR FAMILY MEMBERS.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NATIONAL AND OVERSEAS

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase

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