Finance Score: -1
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 12
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +12
Overall GiG Score: 17 ?

CHANGING TUNES 

Changing Tunes uses music teaching, rehearsing, recording, performance, improvisation and composition to aid the rehabilitation of prisoners and ex-prisoners.
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
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government and a Community Foundation and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • 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
Established: 12 years

www.changingtunes.org.uk

info@changingtunes.org.uk

08444146083

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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£503£542£-39£53£220£982.2229
31/12/21£499£419£80n/an/an/an/an/a15
31/12/20£347£312£35n/an/an/an/an/a20
31/12/19£279£272£7n/an/an/an/an/a10
31/12/18£357£297£60£0£0£0n/a07
31/12/17£317£327£-10£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/16£315£292£22£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/15£237£341£-104£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/14£420£366£54£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/13£329£332£-3£0£0£0n/a00
31/12/12£389£271£118£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 10.6%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 9.8%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 3%
Liabilities/Income: 1%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 45%
Reserves/Spending: 2.2 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 5 months
Quick Ratio: 31.6
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Education/Training
Who works here?
  • 22 employees
  • 9 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
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.

Major supporters in last 5 years
National Lottery Community Fund£179,095
Henry Smith Charity£110,200
AB Charitable Trust£70,000
Charles Hayward Foundation£50,000
The Bromley Trust£50,000
The Foyle Foundation£40,000
Youth Music£29,500
Garfield Weston Foundation£25,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Youth Music - Red Tangent Records: Young Artists Strand
£29,500 01/06/2023
Red Tangent Records: Young Artists Strand
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to Changing Tunes
£500 16/03/2023
As requested by the fund holder to support the work of engaging people with lived experience of the criminal justice system in music programmes that unlock their creativity and individual potential.
National Lottery Community Fund - Changing Tunes at Eastwood Park and Drake Hall Women’s Prisons: a growth project
£169,105 23/02/2023
This funding will enable Changing Tunes (CT) to double their provision of trauma informed person centred music-making experiences to residents of two women's prisons. The project aims to support ....more
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to Changing Tunes
£25,000 25/11/2022
Young Voices Project
The Foyle Foundation - Arts
£20,000 20/09/2022
towards core costs over the next 12 months
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Changing Tunes
£110,200 25/08/2022
36
towards three years' continuation funding of a project providing rehabilitative music services and mental health support for people in prisons, pupil referral units and children's homes across South ....more
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Changing Tunes
£20,000 23/08/2022
An unrestricted grant of £20,000 (This grant is renewable - year 2 of up to 3 years). Changing Tunes uses music and mentoring in prison, upon release and in community settings to help individuals ....more
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to Changing Tunes
£5,000 24/05/2022
For the rehabilitative music service at HMP Leyhill, engaging vulnerable prisoners in trauma-informed music sessions, recording projects and performances.
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to Changing Tunes
£1,000 21/03/2022
As requested by the fund holder to support the work of engaging people with lived experience of the criminal justice system in music programmes that unlock their creativity and individual potential.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 03/12/2021
Core funding towards Changing Tunes: Enabling us to grow our reach and impact, supporting organisational development and financial sustainability
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to Changing Tunes
£25,000 29/11/2021
Young Voices Project
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Changing Tunes
£20,000 07/10/2021
An unrestricted grant of £20,000 (This grant is renewable - year 1 of up to 3 years). Changing Tunes uses music and mentoring in prison, upon release and in community settings to help individuals ....more
Sussex Community Foundation - Grant to Changing Tunes
£5,000 16/07/2021
12
Funding was provided for Covid-secure group music sessions and one-to-ones at HMP Ford.
The Bromley Trust - Unrestricted Funding
£30,000 05/07/2021
36
Changing Tunes uses music to improve prisoners? education, life-skills and confidence. This is a three year unrestricted grant towards their work.
Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to Changing Tunes
£500 23/03/2021
As requested by the fund holder.
The Rayne Foundation - Grant to Changing Tunes Ltd
£20,000 14/12/2020
12
Towards researching and developing a music rehabilitation programme for Secure Children’s Homes.
The Fore - Grant to Changing Tunes
£15,000 01/12/2020
36
For over 30 years Changing Tunes has helped offenders to lead crime-free lives by running long-term music rehabilitation programmes in prisons, secure children's homes and post-release. Beneficiaries ....more
The Foyle Foundation - Arts
£20,000 24/11/2020
towards running costs in yearend 31 December 2021 (awarded grant in response to coronavirus)
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Changing Tunes
£15,000 08/10/2020
An unrestricted grant of £15,000. Changing Tunes uses music and mentoring in prison and upon release, to support the rehabilitation of prisoners in the South West.
Quartet Community Foundation - Adapting & relaunching our music rehabilitation service at HMP Bristol
£5,000 17/09/2020
Funding to adapt our normal music rehabilitation service at HMP Bristol to support the recovery period, by providing a 'blended programme' of one-to-ones, small group sessions and in-cell learning ....more
The Bromley Trust - Unrestricted grant
£10,000 24/04/2020
12
Changing Tunes uses music to improve prisoners? education, life-skills and confidence. This is a one year unrestricted grant towards their work (fast-track one year grant renewal in response to ....more
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Changing Tunes
£15,000 10/10/2019
An unrestricted grant of £15,000. Changing Tunes uses music and mentoring in prison and on release, to support rehabilitation from prison.
The Bromley Trust - Unrestricted grant
£10,000 01/08/2019
12
Changing Tunes uses music to improve prisoners? education, life-skills and confidence. This is a one year unrestricted grant towards their work.
National Lottery Community Fund - Changing Tunes & St Mungo's Bristol
£9,990 23/05/2019
12
The funding will be used to deliver music and mentoring workshops to ex-offenders. The project aims to increase levels of confidence and self-esteem and encourage positive engagement with the local ....more
The Foyle Foundation - Small Grants
£5,000 14/02/2019
towards the salary of a p/t development manager for charity using music to rehabilitate prisoners
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Changing Tunes
£105,000 12/12/2018
36
towards three years' running costs of a project working across the south of England to improve mental health for individuals in prison through music and mentoring sessions
Quartet Community Foundation - Music and mentoring programme at HMP Bristol and Vinney Green Secure Unit
£5,000 18/09/2018
12
A contribution toward the annual cost of providing the music mentoring programme at HMP Bristol.
The Bromley Trust - Unrestricted grant
£10,000 01/08/2018
12
Changing Tunes uses music to improve prisoners? education, life-skills and confidence. This is a one year unrestricted grant towards their work.
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Changing Tunes
£15,000 03/07/2018
£15,000 towards core costs. Changing Tunes uses music and mentoring in prison and on release, to support rehabilitation from prison.
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Changing Tunes
£14,939 21/02/2018
12
To work with a consultant to develop a 3 year business plan, income strategy, review the core staffing structure, and strengthen their post-release delivery.
Quartet Community Foundation - Shortfall and Income Diversification
£7,000 04/12/2017
11
Toward the cost of work to diversify the income of this charity that provides music focused rehabilitation activities for ex-offenders.
Quartet Community Foundation - Rehabilitative Music Sessions for Prisoners in HMP Bristol
£5,000 01/08/2017
9
To run 130 music sessions in HMP Bristol over the course of the year, teaching prisoners to form bands, teach instruments, facilitate peer mentoring, and work towards concerts, recordings and ....more
The Bromley Trust - Unrestricted grant
£15,000 07/06/2017
12
Changing Tunes uses music to improve prisoners? education, life-skills and confidence. This is a one year unrestricted grant towards their work.
AB Charitable Trust - Reducing re-offending through music
£15,000 25/10/2016
£15,000 towards core costs
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Changing Tunes
£14,766 22/09/2016
12
To develop a theory of change and outcomes measurement framework so that Changing Tunes can better review and explain the difference it makes to the prisoners and ex-offenders it supports.
AB Charitable Trust - Reducing reoffending through music
£10,000 21/10/2014
£10,000 towards core costs
The Blagrave Trust - Music sessions with young prisoners
£57,000 08/03/2014
Support to in-prison delivery of music sessions for prisoners 18-25
AB Charitable Trust - Reducing reoffending through music
£7,500 29/10/2013
£7,500 towards core costs
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Changing Tunes
£30,000 27/09/2013
Changing Tunes aims to reduce reoffending though providing music sessions in prisons. This grant will contribute to the salary of the Chief Executive to manage the charity's work and support its ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Changing Tunes
£131,597 30/09/2009
36
Towards Project costs Towards core costs including the salary of the director.
Woodward Charitable Trust - Towards employing musician to work in HMP Bronzef
£6,500 23/07/2009
Towards employing a musician to work in HMP Bronzefield where they would provide music sessions and support to women prisoners after release.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (9)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 8/9 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 35-68
  • GIULIA BALZAN Appointed: 2024, Occupation: Certified Chartered Accountant
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 24/11/2011, number: 1144789
  • Registered at Companies House on 29/09/2011, number: 07791242
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
11 returns made; all on time
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from CHANGING TUNES MIDLANDS on 24/11/2020
Main office

PO BOX 2646
BRISTOL
BS6 9BU

Objectives

THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION OF PRISONERS AND EX-PRISONERS IN ALL FORMS OF MUSIC AND THE PERFORMING ARTS WITH A VIEW TO AIDING THEIR REHABILITATION AND TO FURTHER THEIR REHABILITATION BY WHATEVER MEANS THE TRUSTEES MAY FROM TIME TO TIME DECIDE.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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