Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 9
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • No PartB
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Large volunteers +5
  • Grant maker support: +4
Overall GiG Score: 15 ?

THE HARDMAN TRUST 

The Hardman Trust supports prisoners who are serving long sentences. The grant scheme is available to people who have served 10 years or more. The directory is the 'yellow pages' for finding funding in prison and post-release support. Prisoners Penfriend's provide a voluntary letter-writing service to prisoners.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been very successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending
Established: 21 years

www.hardmantrust.org.uk

info@hardmantrust.org.uk

0207 261 0084

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies House
UN SDGs
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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£41£52£-10n/an/an/an/an/a65
31/03/22£41£61£-20n/an/an/an/an/a110
31/03/21£41£40£1n/an/an/an/an/a100
31/03/20£38£39£-1n/an/an/an/an/a90
31/03/19£59£38£21n/an/an/an/an/a80
31/03/18£29£29£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£33£28£5£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£26£29£-3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£20£24£-4£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£22£24£-2£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£27£27£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£26£22£4£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£25£23£2£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£24£23£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09£25£22£2£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£22£23£-1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07£21£20£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£31£15£16£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£5£5£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£9£7£2£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
What it does
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Other Charitable Purposes
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
Who works here?
  • 65 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Individuals
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Northern Ireland, Scotland, 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£10,525
Allen Lane Foundation£9,000
Trusthouse Charitable Foundation£5,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Expanding Prisoners' Penfriends scheme
£5,000 16/12/2022
The funding will be used to allow the organisation to invest in staffing and volunteer training to meet the growing needs of the project. The project aims to support prisoners well-being reduce ....more
Allen Lane Foundation - Grant to Prisoners' Penfriends
£9,000 04/03/2022
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£9,000 over three years (£3,000pa) towards the core costs of this national organisation providing penfriend matches with prisoners.
National Lottery Community Fund - Prisoners' Penfriends sustainability plan
£5,525 04/06/2021
The funding will be used to recruit two part-time volunteers to help process applications from prisoners for an organisation that provides penfriends from the community outside prison for prisoners ....more
Trusthouse Charitable Foundation - Grant to Prisoners' Penfriends
£5,000 04/11/2020
11% running costs for a charity delivering a penfriends scheme for prisoners across England and Wales

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (10)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 36-72
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 20/06/2003, number: 1098118
  • Registered at Companies House on 06/01/2003, number: 04629036
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • 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
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from THE HARDMAN TRUST on 06/02/2024
Main office

7 Bell Yard
London
WC2A 2JR

Objectives

TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION AND REHABILITATION OF PEOPLE IN PRISON AND ANYONE WHO HAS RECEIVED A CRIMINAL SENTENCE IN PARTICULAR, BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, THROUGH THE ESTABLISHMENT, SUPPORT AND PROMOTION OF A CORRESPONDENCE SCHEME BETWEEN PRISONERS AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED.IN PRACTICE NATIONAL

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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