Finance Score: 4
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 9
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +9
Overall GiG Score: 22 ?

SHANNON TRUST 

Delivering a peer-led Reading Plan where prisoners who can read teach prisoners who cannot in prisons across England, Wales & Northern Ireland.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There has been reasonable growth in spending over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are low relative to funds raised
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition
Established: 17 years

www.shannontrust.org.uk

communications@shannontrust.org.uk

0203 764 5250

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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
31/12/22£1,110£1,119£-8£105£588£4444.819156
31/12/21£790£756£34£73£596£5959.411150
31/12/20£813£658£156£51£562£5199.510150
31/12/19£613£730£-117£49£407£3716.110156
31/12/18£563£617£-54£40£524£52410.29149
31/12/17£738£622£116£37£578£55310.780
31/12/16£673£537£137£34£462£45910.380
31/12/15£581£652£-72£40£326£3235.980
31/12/14£532£618£-86£8£397£2925.790
31/12/13£654£550£104£550£484£3136.880
31/12/12£491£482£9£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/11£485£426£59£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/10£447£356£91£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/09£327£326£1£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/08£247£244£3£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/07£355£194£161£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 9.4%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 9.3%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 8%
Highest pay band: £70,000-£80,000
Liabilities/Assets: 4%
Liabilities/Income: 2%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 75%
Reserves/Spending: 4.8 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 6 months
Quick Ratio: 19.8
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Education/Training
Who works here?
  • 19 employees
  • 156 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups
How it operates
  • 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
The Bell Foundation£680,000
Tuixen Foundation£120,000
DCMS£95,780
AB Charitable Trust£82,000
Charles Hayward Foundation£75,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£75,000
Dulverton Trust£52,500
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Dulverton Trust - Shannon Trust Big Give Christmas Appeal - Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022
£2,500 08/02/2023
Shannon Trust Big Give Christmas Appeal - Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Shannon Trust
£22,000 06/10/2022
An unrestricted grant of £22,000 (Year 3 of 3 years)This grant includes a 10% cost of living uplift. The Shannon Trust provides peer-mentored reading programmes for prisoners across the UK.
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to Shannon Trust
£25,000 26/08/2022
Continuation of prison reading programme
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Shannon Trust
£30,000 18/07/2022
Shannon Trust run a peer-led reading scheme where literate prisoners teach other prisoners with poor reading skills, thus allowing both individuals to learn new skills.
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Shannon Trust
£20,000 09/09/2021
An unrestricted grant of £20,000 (This grant is renewable - year 2 of up to 3 years). The Shannon Trust provides peer-mentored reading programmes for prisoners across the UK.
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to Shannon Trust
£25,000 27/07/2021
Continuation of reading programmes in prisons
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Shannon Trust
£30,000 23/07/2021
Shannon Trust run a peer-led reading scheme where literate prisoners teach other prisoners with poor reading skills, thus allowing both individuals to learn new skills.
Dulverton Trust - Reading programme in prisons
£50,000 10/02/2021
Reading programme in prisons
The Bell Foundation - Turning Pages Y6
£340,000 10/12/2020
Shannon Trust is a national charity supporting thousands of prisoners a year to transform their lives by unlocking the power of reading. The Bell Foundation funded Shannon Trust to adapt their ....more
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Shannon Trust
£20,000 08/10/2020
An unrestricted grant of £20,000 (This grant is renewable - year 1 of up to 3 years). The Shannon Trust provides peer-mentored reading programmes for prisoners across the UK.
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to Shannon Trust
£25,000 26/08/2020
Continuation of reading programmes in prisons
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Shannon Trust
£30,000 05/08/2020
Shannon Trust run a peer-led reading scheme where literate prisoners volunteer to teach other prisoners with poor reading skills, thus allowing both individuals to learn new skills.
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£95,780 05/08/2020
"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
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Shannon Trust
£20,000 10/10/2019
An unrestricted grant of £20,000. The Shannon Trust aims to support prisoners through peer-mentored adult reading programmes, encouraging prisoners who can read to teach prisoners who can’t.
The Bell Foundation - Turning Pages Y5
£340,000 03/10/2019
Shannon Trust is a national charity supporting thousands of prisoners a year to transform their lives by unlocking the power of reading. The Bell Foundation funded Shannon Trust to adapt their ....more
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Shannon Trust
£30,000 11/07/2019
Shannon Trust run a peer-led reading scheme where literate prisoners volunteer to teach other prisoners with poor reading skills, thus allowing both individuals to learn new skills.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (3 Years) award
£75,000 10/07/2019
Shannon Trust Reading Plan
National Lottery Community Fund - A Whole Prison Approach to Reading: For Everyone, Any Time, Any Place
£375,000 20/03/2019
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A Whole Prison Approach to Reading: For Everyone, Any Time, Any Place
The Bell Foundation - Turning Pages Y4
£340,000 08/10/2018
Shannon Trust is a national charity supporting thousands of prisoners a year to transform their lives by unlocking the power of reading. The Bell Foundation funded Shannon Trust to adapt their ....more
The Michael And Betty Little Trust - Shannon Trust
£10,000 01/10/2018
Delivering a peer-led Reading Plan where prisoners who can read teach prisoners who cannot in prisons across England, Wales & Northern Ireland.
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Shannon Trust
£25,000 10/08/2018
Shannon Trust run a peer-led reading scheme where literate prisoners volunteer to teach other prisoners with poor reading skills, thus allowing both individuals to learn new skills.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Shannon Trust
£90,000 13/06/2018
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towards three years' continuation funding of a peer-to-peer literacy training project delivered in prisons throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Dulverton Trust - Shannon Trust Reading Plan
£60,000 14/02/2018
Shannon Trust Reading Plan
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Shannon Trust
£25,000 12/07/2017
Shannon Trust run a peer-led reading scheme where literate prisoners volunteer to teach other prisoners with poor reading skills, thus allowing both individuals to learn new skills.
Dulverton Trust - Shannon Trust Reading Plan 2017
£30,000 15/02/2017
Shannon Trust Reading Plan 2017
AB Charitable Trust - Teaching non-reading prisoners to read
£30,000 25/10/2016
£30,000 towards core costs of the Reading programme in prisons
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Shannon Trust
£230,000 14/09/2016
36
Towards core costs for work to enhance the literacy and soft skills of prisoners and ex-offenders.
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Shannon Trust
£25,000 23/06/2016
Shannon Trust run a peer-led reading scheme where literate prisoners volunteer to teach other prisoners with poor reading skills, thus allowing both individuals to learn new skills.
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Shannon Trust
£25,000 22/07/2015
Shannon Trust run a peer-led reading scheme where literate prisoners volunteer to teach other prisoners with poor reading skills, thus allowing both individuals to learn new skills.
National Lottery Community Fund - National Reading Network
£450,000 14/11/2014
36
Not Available
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Shannon Trust
£150,000 11/09/2014
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towards three years' running costs of a project that is working to establish a National Reading Network in prisons across England and Wales
AB Charitable Trust - Prisoners teaching prisoners to read
£20,000 08/07/2014
£20,000 towards development of a National Reading Network for prisoners
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Shannon Trust
£25,000 01/07/2014
Shannon Trust run a peer-led reading scheme where literate prisoners volunteer to teach other prisoners with poor reading skills, thus allowing both individuals to learn new skills.
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Shannon Trust
£25,000 01/07/2013
Shannon Trust run a peer-led reading scheme where literate prisoners volunteer to teach other prisoners with poor reading skills, thus allowing both individuals to learn new skills.
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to Shannon Trust
£10,000 01/07/2010
Shannon Trust run a peer-led reading scheme where literate prisoners volunteer to teach other prisoners with poor reading skills, thus allowing both individuals to learn new skills.
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Shannon Trust
£35,000 13/01/2010
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Towards Core costs Towards the salary of the chief executive working to tackle the problem of poor reading standards amongst prisoners.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (11)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 10/11 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 28-84
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 14/12/2006, number: 1117249
  • Registered at Companies House on 15/08/2006, number: 05906258
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
16 returns made; all on time
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from ONE TO ONE MATHS on 31/03/2022
Main office

International House
101 King's Cross Road
LONDON
WC1X 9LP

Objectives

THE CHARITY'S OBJECTS (THE OBJECTS) ARE SPECIFICALLY RESTRICTED TO THE PROMOTION OF:1. THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION;2. THE REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS;3. THE RELIEF OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP SICKNESS AND DISTRESS OF INMATES OR FORMER INMATES AND THEIR FAMILIES OF PRISONS, YOUNG OFFENDERS' INSTITUTIONS, SECURE UNITS IN HIGH SECURITY PSYCHIATRIC OR OTHER HOSPITAL UNITS AND OFFENDERS OR FORMER OFFENDERS SUBJECT TO NON -CUSTODIAL COMMUNITY ORDERS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM; AND4. TO PROMOTE LITERACY SCHEMES AND SIMILAR EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES.NOTHING IN THESE ARTICLES AUTHORISES AN APPLICATION OF THE PROPERTY OF THE CHARITY FOR PURPOSES WHICH ARE NOR CHARITABLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH S.7 CHARITIES AND TRUSTEE INVESTMENT (SCOTLAND) ACT 2005 CHARITIES ACT (NORTHERN IRELAND) 2008

Defined Area of Benefit:

IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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