Finance Score: -5
Governance Score: 5
Support Score: 5
  • Multiple Deficits and declines: -5
  • No PartB
  • No conflicts policy: -1
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +2
Overall GiG Score: 5 ?

THE NEW BRIDGE FOUNDATION 

Our volunteers befriend some of the most vulnerable people in prison regardless of their location or crime. Throughout our work we stay in contact with people in prison and ex-offenders for as long as they need our help. We have no artificial cut-off points. Our subsidiary company, Inside Time, publishes Inside Time the national newspaper for people in prison.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • The charity has received modest backing from a grant maker
  • Spending has increased over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity does not have a Conflict of Interests policy

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • Income has been volatile and on several occasions in recent years less than spending

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
31/12/22£109£300£-191n/an/an/an/an/a292
31/12/21£181£211£-30n/an/an/an/an/a318
31/12/20£372£220£152n/an/an/an/an/a304
31/12/19£300£223£78n/an/an/an/an/a276
31/12/18£439£226£213£0£0£0n/a0266
31/12/17£170£182£-13£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/16£206£170£37£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/15£164£153£11£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/14£792£746£45£658£91£761.260
31/12/13£802£870£-68£653£48£330.5160
31/12/12£878£1,036£-158£698£119£941.1170
31/12/11£1,027£1,048£-20£646£277£1321.5150
31/12/10£1,059£1,087£-28£609£297£2512.8180
31/12/09£1,044£1,059£-15£60£325£2793.2200
31/12/08£978£841£137£389£340£2834160
31/12/07£780£697£82£339£187£1702.9140
31/12/06£570£696£-127£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/05*£604£549£56£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/04£341£242£100£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 20 years

www.newbridgefoundation.org.uk

info@newbridgefoundation.org.uk

02086713856

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies House
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Other Charitable Purposes
GiG Classification
  • Employment training & rehabilitation
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • The General Public/Mankind

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
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£7,116 28/07/2020
"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
Ministry of Justice - HMPPS - Provision of In-Cell Telephony Befriending Pilot
£12,500 01/06/2019
To pilot a befriending service using in-cell telephony
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to New Bridge Foundation
£10,000 15/10/2018
£10,000 towards core costs of befriending service. New Bridge Foundation runs a befriending programme to relieve isolation of individuals in prison through volunteer letter writing and visiting.
AB Charitable Trust - Befriending people in prison
£10,000 20/10/2015
£10,000 towards core costs of the Befriending Service

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (10)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 27-74
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 29/04/2004, number: 1103511
  • Registered at Companies House on 18/02/2004, number: 05048063
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
19 returns made; AR05: 50 days late,
Main office

1a Elm Park
LONDON
SW2 2TX

Objectives

THE OBJECTS OF THE CHARITY ARE:TO PROMOTE AND SUPPORT THE EDUCATION, BEFRIENDING AND RESETTLEMENT OF PRISONERS AND EX-OFFENDERS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:(A) PROVIDING BEFRIENDING, MENTORING AND SUPPORT TO PRISONERS AND EX-OFFENDERS THROUGH A NATIONAL NETWORK OF VOLUNTEERS;(B) PROVIDING INFORMATION RESETTLEMENT SERVICES TO PRISONERS AND EX-OFFENDERS BOTH INSIDE PRISONS AND IN THE COMMUNITY.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED. IN PRACTICE NATIONALLY.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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