Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 8
  • No PartB
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Award winner
  • Grant maker support: +8
Overall GiG Score: 14 ?

STORYBOOK DADS 

Storybook Dads operates in approx 100 prisons and enables imprisoned parents to send audio and video of themselves reading a story to their children. HMP Dartmoor houses the main editing suite in which selected prisoners are trained to edit and enhance the recordings sent from all the other prisons nationwide. They use digital software, thereby teaching them valuable and transferable IT skills.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • This charity is a recent Award Winner
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data

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
31/12/23£321£214£107n/an/an/an/an/a1
31/12/22£184£182£3n/an/an/an/an/a3
31/12/21£219£179£41n/an/an/an/an/a1
31/12/20£211£185£27n/an/an/an/an/a2
31/12/19£220£191£28n/an/an/an/an/a4
31/12/18£215£184£31£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/17£122£146£-23£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/16£160£162£-2£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/15£172£157£15£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/14£180£183£-3£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/13£209£175£34£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/12£204£170£33£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/11£135£135£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/10£126£131£-5£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/09£129£128£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/08£104£124£-19£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/07£106£117£-12£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/06£109£78£31£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/05£125£57£67£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/04£70£34£36£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 21 years

www.storybookdads.org.uk

info@storybookdads.org.uk

01822 322183

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Education/Training
  • Other Charitable Purposes
GiG Classification
  • Emotional support, counselling or therapy
How it operates
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Ireland, Scotland, Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Defined Groups

Who's supporting them? ?

Awards received
  • CSJ Awards 2022 £100-500k Income
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
Tuixen Foundation£40,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£30,000
Greenwood Place£10,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Storybook Dads
£10,000 19/07/2022
Storybook Dads helps prisoners maintain a relationship with their children and family through the recording of bedtime stories, dvds and other communications.
Greenwood Place - Grant to Storybook Dads
£10,000 21/06/2022
Unrestricted funding
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 17/12/2021
Storybook Dads
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Storybook Dads
£10,000 22/07/2021
Storybook Dads helps prisoners maintain a relationship with their children and family through the recording of bedtime stories, dvds and other communications.
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Storybook Dads
£10,000 05/08/2020
Storybook Dads help prisoners maintain a relationship with their children and family while in prison through the recording of bedtime stories, dvds and other methods.
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Storybook Dads
£10,000 11/07/2019
Storybook Dads help prisoners maintain a relationship with their children and family while in prison through the recording of bedtime stories, dvds and other methods.
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Storybook Dads
£10,000 10/08/2018
Storybook Dads help prisoners maintain a relationship with their children and family while in prison through the recording of bedtime stories, dvds and other methods.
National Lottery Community Fund - Turning Pages, Changing Lives
£330,000 20/09/2017
48
This is a development and expansion of a previously RC funded project delivered England wide by Storybook Dads. The aim of the project is to improve the contact and quality of relationships for ....more
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Storybook Dads
£20,000 12/07/2017
Storybook Dads help prisoners maintain a relationship with their children and family while in prison through the recording of bedtime stories, dvds and other methods.
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Storybook Dads
£15,000 04/07/2017
£15,000 towards helping imprisoned parents to maintain family contact. Storybook Dads helps imprisoned parents maintain contact with their children whilst improving literacy skills for both parent ....more
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Storybook Dads
£20,000 22/06/2016
Storybook Dads help prisoners maintain a relationship with their children and family while in prison through the recording of bedtime stories, dvds and other methods.
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Storybook Dads
£125,318 02/03/2016
48
Towards salary costs to enhance a programme enabling the emotional, social and literacy development of prisoners' children whilst developing prisoners' life skills.
AB Charitable Trust - Rehabilitation of Prisoners through Family Ties
£10,000 20/10/2015
£10,000 towards core costs
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Storybook Dads
£20,000 13/07/2015
Storybook Dads help prisoners maintain a relationship with their children and family while in prison through the recording of bedtime stories, dvds and other methods.
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Storybook Dads
£18,000 01/07/2014
Storybook Dads help prisoners maintain a relationship with their children and family while in prison through the recording of bedtime stories, dvds and other methods.
Triangle Trust 1949 Fund - Storybook Dads - 3
£70,000 20/03/2014
To develop a new editing centre at HMP Channings Wood, to create personalised CDs and DVDs allowing offenders to stay in touch with their children and family.
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Storybook Dad
£20,000 28/02/2014
The charity is unique nationally in providing support for offenders to build links with their children. It seeks funding for a project worker. The role develops work across the many prisons ....more
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Storybook Dads
£18,000 01/07/2013
Storybook Dads help prisoners maintain a relationship with their children and family while in prison through the recording of bedtime stories, dvds and other methods.
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Storybook Dads
£18,000 01/07/2012
Storybook Dads help prisoners maintain a relationship with their children and family while in prison through the recording of bedtime stories, dvds and other methods.
National Lottery Community Fund - Stronger Bonds Project
£250,000 07/07/2011
48
This project will help children and families maintain meaningful contact with a parent who is in prison while lowering the risk of reoffending. Imprisoned fathers and mothers will be able to send ....more
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Storybook Dads
£10,000 01/07/2011
Storybook Dads help prisoners maintain a relationship with their children and family while in prison through the recording of bedtime stories, dvds and other methods.
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Storybook Dads
£20,000 25/03/2009
24
Towards Unrestricted core costs Towards core costs for an organisation that maintains contact between prison inmates and their children.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (6)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 16/12/2003, number: 1101208
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Campaigns and political activity 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
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
Filing Record
20 returns made; all on time
Main office

Storybook Dads
HMPrison Dartmoor
Princetown
YELVERTON
Devon
PL20 6RR

Objectives

1. TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN OF PERSONS WHO HAVE SUFFERED A LEGAL RESTRICTION OFTHEIR LIBERTY AND WHO ARE DETAINED PARTICULARLY BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY IN PRISONS IN THE UK ANDREPUBLIC OF IRELAND, IN PARTICULAR BY THE PROVISION OF RECORDINGS OF STORIES FOR THEIR CHILDREN IN ANEFFORT TO MAINTAIN AND STRENGTHEN FAMILY LINKS.2. TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THOSE DETAINED IN PRISONS IN THE UK AND IRELAND BY THEPROVISION OF TRAINING IN AUDIO AND VIDEO PRODUCTION WITH A VIEW TO IMPROVING THEIR CHANCES OFREHABILITATION INTO THE COMMUNITY.3. TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION AND RESETTLEMENT OF THOSE RELEASED FROM UK PRISONS BY PROVIDINGTHE OPPORTUNITY FOR FURTHER TRAINING IN AUDIO AND VIDEO PRODUCTION THROUGH PAID EMPLOYMENT ORVOLUNTEERING WITH STORYBOOK DADS.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

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