Finance Score: 3
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 7
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +5
  • Grant maker support: +2
Overall GiG Score: 19 ?

PRISON FELLOWSHIP 

Prison Fellowship aims to support prisoners by coming alongside them and supporting them to change. We offer our victim awareness course (Sycamore Tree), family contact programme (Angel Tree) and Letter Writing services to all who request them, regardless of their beliefs. We do this through our network of volunteer members and have over 2500 volunteers throughout England and Wales.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been very successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • The charity has received modest backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition
Established: 20 years

prisonfellowship.org.uk

info@prisonfellowship.org.uk

02077992500

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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£732£747£-15£96£760£5488.8132,590
31/03/22£603£664£-61£90£774£56810.3133,179
31/03/21£732£605£128£93£835£64412.8133,103
31/03/20£638£746£-109£71£707£5428.7132,965
31/03/19£642£685£-43£75£816£66411.6122,726
31/03/18£571£649£-77£66£858£73813.6100
31/03/17£1,346£672£674£55£936£82614.7100
31/03/16£572£780£-209£43£262£1692.6110
31/03/15£925£829£97£101£471£3985.8120
31/03/14£1,064£1,050£14£116£374£2623170
31/03/13£1,036£914£123£76£361£2202.9160
31/03/12£913£916£-3£58£238£1231.6150
31/03/11£688£884£-196£23£241£1622.2140
31/03/10*£822£803£20£50£437£3665.5120
31/03/09*£823£732£91£34£417£3225.3150
31/03/08£845£761£84£31£326£2463.9150
31/03/07£817£770£46£40£242£1282170
31/03/06£754£751£3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£601£550£51£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 13.3%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 12.8%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 14%
Highest pay band: £80,000-£90,000
Liabilities/Assets: 9%
Liabilities/Income: 10%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 72%
Reserves/Spending: 8.8 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 12 months
Quick Ratio: 9.9
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Religious Activities
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
Who works here?
  • 13 employees
  • 2,590 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Defined Groups
How it operates
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
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.

Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Bishop Radford Trust - Grant to Prison Fellowship
£1,000 29/07/2022
Angel Tree Programme, to provide age appropriate Christian story books to the children of people in prison at Christmas time.
Essex Community Foundation - Sycamore Tree Victim Awareness Programme
£3,600 06/02/2020
1
To deliver a victim awareness programme to offenders in HMP Chelmsford
Community Foundation for Surrey - Sycamore Tree victim awareness programme
£3,000 01/11/2018
11
Restorative Justice course at HMP Send.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Prison Fellowship England & Wales
£90,000 09/06/2016
36
towards three years' continuation funding of 'Sycamore Tree', a restorative justice programme for offenders throughout England and Wales
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Prison Fellowship
£85,000 13/06/2012
36
towards three years' running costs of the Sycamore Programme, a restorative justice programme for young offenders throughout England and Wales

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 32-67
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 23/02/2004, number: 1102254
  • Registered at Companies House on 24/12/2003, number: 05003795
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
  • 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
19 returns made; AR10: 1 days late, AR09: 68 days late,
Main office

PO BOX 68226
LONDON
SW1P 9WR

Objectives

FOR THE FURTHERANCE OF EDUCATION AMONGST PEOPLE PRIMARILY BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY SITUATED IN PRISONS, DETENTION CENTRES, YOUNG OFFENDERS' INSTITUTIONS AND OTHER SUCH PLACES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE PROVISION OF EDUCATION CLASSES GENERALLY, THE TEACHING OF CHRISTIAN VALUES, AND THE RUNNING OF PROGRAMMES INTENDING TO CHANGE PRISONERS' BEHAVIOUR AND ATTITUDES, TO WORK OUTSIDE PRISON WITH RELEASED OFFENDERS AND PRISONERS' FAMILIES INCLUDING PRACTICAL SUPPORT FOR THOSE FAMILIES, AND TO TRAIN VOLUNTEERS TO PROVIDE SUCH EDUCATION AND SUPPORT AS MENTIONED ABOVE.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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