Finance Score: -1
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 7
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Award winner
  • Grant maker support: +7
Overall GiG Score: 12 ?

THE CLINK CHARITY 

OUR PRIMARY OBJECTIVE IS TO MAKE A SUBSTANTIAL, LASTING REDUCTION TO PRISONER REOFENDING RATES, UPON RELEASE INTO SOCIETY. WE TRAIN OFFENDERS IN OUR 5 STEP PROGRAMME IN CATERING SKILLS AND HELP THEM FIND EMPLOYMENT AND OFFER WEEKLY MENTORING SUPPORT UPON RELEASE FROM PRISON.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity is a recent Award Winner
  • This charity is endorsed by a respected charity impact evaluator
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • Unrestricted reserves appear to be dangerously low at the latest year end
  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending
Established: 14 years

www.theclinkcharity.org

debbiewhitworth@theclinkcharity.org

02071476749

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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£4,015£4,319£-304£38£1,060£72227520
31/12/21£2,205£2,511£-306£33£1,365£8263.95930
31/12/20£3,295£2,552£743£37£1,671£1,1545.45929
31/12/19£3,552£3,382£171£43£928£4851.75831
31/12/18£3,098£3,552£-454£22£757£6722.35429
31/12/17£2,400£2,464£-63£22£1,211£1,0335400
31/12/16£2,341£2,237£104£29£1,275£1200.6410
31/12/15£2,070£1,956£114£76£1,170£1,1707.2320
31/12/14£1,513£1,350£163£47£1,056£1,0569.4240
31/12/13*£1,268£719£549£512£893£5909.910
31/12/12£367£35£331£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/11£304£154£150£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/10£11£10£2£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 1%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0.9%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 10%
Highest pay band: £100,000-£110,000
Liabilities/Assets: 69%
Liabilities/Income: 58%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 68%
Reserves/Spending: 2 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 2 months
Quick Ratio: 1.3
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
Who works here?
  • 75 employees
  • 20 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
Where it operates
  • Cardiff, Throughout England,

Who's supporting them? ?

Awards received
  • Charity Awards 2017 Charity of the Year
  • Charity Awards 2017 Education & Training
  • CSJ Awards 2017 Social Enterprise
Endorsed by:
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
Mark Leonard Trust - Emergency fund for out of work graduates (COVID-19 relief aid)
£3,000 07/04/2020
Towards an emergency fund for out-of-work graduates from the prison restaurant chain, in response to the loss of livelihood as a result of the COVID-19 national lockdown.
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Clink Charity
£105,000 07/09/2018
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£105,000 over three years (3 x £35,000) to support the full-time salary and expenditure of a High Down Prison based Support Worker to provide an effective and inclusive service to graduates of The ....more
Masonic Trust - Five Step Programme
£40,000 19/04/2017
Café in prison providing employment training for offenders.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Clink Charity
£100,000 05/12/2012
towards the construction costs of a new training restaurant at HMP Brixton

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (10)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 40-73
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 01/03/2010, number: 1134581
  • Registered at Companies House on 15/02/2010, number: 07157540
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Other Regulators
  • Ofsted (Office For Standards In Education)
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
13 returns made; AR13: 49 days late,
Main office

The Clink Charity
Highdown Prison
Highdown
Highdown Lane
SUTTON
SM2 5PJ

Objectives

1 THE TRAINING, CARE, RESETTLEMENT AND REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS, AND THOSE AT RISK OF OFFENDING, AND THEIR FAMILIES AND DEPENDANTS.2 TO PROVIDE, PROMOTE, SUPPORT OR ORGANISE THE TRAINING OF OFFENDERS, AND THOSE AT RISK OF OFFENDING, AND TO ASSIST THEM IN FINDING EMPLOYMENT AND ACCOMMODATION AND TO REHABILITATE THEMSELVES3 TO FURTHER AND PROMOTE THE STUDY OF AND RESEARCH INTO ALL ASPECTS AND METHODS OF THE PREVENTION OF CRIME, SOCIAL EXCLUSION AND DELINQUENCY AND TO OBTAIN AND MAKE RECORDS OF AND DISSEMINATE INFORMATION CONCERNING THE SAME4 TO PROMOTE, SUPPORT OR CARRY ON EITHER ALONE OR IN COOPERATION WITH ANY OTHER BODY, AUTHORITY OR PERSON ANY PROJECT OR SCHEME IN CONNECTION WITH ANY METHODS OF THE PREVENTION OF CRIME AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION AND TO PROVIDE MONEY FOR SUCH PURPOSES WHETHER BY LOAN OR OTHERWISE

Defined Area of Benefit:

UNDEFINED. IN PRACTICE, LOCAL.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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