Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 10
    • Dynamic board: +3
    • Award winner
    • Grant maker support: +10
    Overall GiG Score: 13 ?

    KEY4LIFE CIO 

    KEY4LIFE (UK) is an innovative rehabilitation programme aimed to reduce youth reoffending by helping young men in prison and 'at risk' of going to prison.
    Analysis by Giving is Great

    Positives:

    • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers, including a Community Foundation, recently
    • This charity is a recent Award Winner
    • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
    • The Board appears to be dynamic in terms of composition

    Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

    • Over half the Board have joined recently
    Established: 11 years

    www.key4life.org.uk

    info@key4life.org.uk

    0117 941 5858

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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
    31/12/23£1,157£929£228£143£728£38858100
    31/12/22£958£1,139£-180£134£788£47759100
    31/12/21£957£876£80£72£968£3194.491
    31/12/20£830£770£61£39£888£1702.61080
    31/12/19£1,548£951£597£81£828£2122.710134
    31/12/18£990£933£57£91£230£155280
    31/12/17£830£829£1£136£174£1642.460
    31/12/16*£495£469£26£0£0£0n/a00
    31/12/15?£550£447£104£326£146£1463.930
    30/06/14£201£158£42£0£0£0n/a00

    Financial Ratios
    Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 14.2%
    Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 15.3%
    Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 10%
    Highest pay band: £70,000-£80,000
    Liabilities/Assets: 5%
    Liabilities/Income: 3%
    Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 53%
    Reserves/Spending: 5 months
    Net Current Assets/Spending: 8 months
    Quick Ratio: 13.6
    Asset Split ?
    What it does
    • Economic/Community Development/Employment
    • Education/Training
    • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
    Who works here?
    • 8 employees
    • 100 volunteers
    Who it helps
    • Children/Young People
    • Other Defined Groups
    • The General Public/Mankind
    How it operates
    • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
    • Provides advocacy/advice/information
    • Provides human resources
    • Provides services
    Where it operates
    • Throughout England And Wales,

    Who's supporting them? ?

    Awards received
    • CSJ Awards 2018 Employment, Education & Skills
    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
    Henry Smith Charity£150,000
    CHK Foundation£100,000
    Lloyds Bank Foundation£89,046
    John Lyon's Charity£62,900
    The Berkeley Foundation£60,610
    Garfield Weston Foundation£60,000
    The Rayne Foundation£60,000
    Paul Hamlyn Foundation£60,000
    Specific Donations
    Amount When
    Months
    To be used for
    Joseph Levy Foundation - Unrestricted funding
    £5,000 01/08/2023
    To support the organization's work with young offenders and young people at risk of offending
    The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
    £5,720 30/04/2023
    Unrestricted match funding payment to to April 2023
    The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
    £5,427 31/01/2023
    Unrestricted match funding payment to to January 2023
    Lloyds Bank Foundation - One off gift towards cost of living crisis to Key4life CIO
    £2,250 14/12/2022
    One off gift to support with the cost of living crisis
    The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
    £9,142 31/10/2022
    Unrestricted match funding payment to October 2022
    The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
    £1,737 31/07/2022
    Unrestricted match funding payment to July 2022
    Quartet Community Foundation - Grant to Key4Life
    £2,500 14/07/2022
    A contribution towards a programme supporting young men into employment.
    The Berkeley Foundation - Match Funding payment
    £637 30/04/2022
    Unrestricted match funding payment to April 2022
    AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Key4Life
    £20,000 21/04/2022
    An unrestricted grant of £20,000. Key4Life works in London and the Southwest to reduce youth re-offending through delivering rehabilitation programmes for 18-30 year olds in prison and those at risk ....more
    The Berkeley Foundation - Foundation award grants
    £2,000 29/03/2022
    Unrestricted 2022 Foundation Awards grant
    John Lyon's Charity - Main grant to Key4Life
    £40,000 10/03/2022
    White City Pilot Project
    The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
    £410 31/01/2022
    Unrestricted match funding payment to January 2022
    Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
    £30,000 03/12/2021
    Positive Pathways
    The Berkeley Foundation - Match funding payment
    £20,439 31/10/2021
    Unrestricted match funding payment to October 2021
    Dulverton Trust - Pilot project at HMP Forest Bank
    £24,750 28/10/2021
    Pilot project at HMP Forest Bank
    Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to Key 4 Life
    £25,000 23/09/2021
    Preventative programme for young men (aged 18-25) from London who are at risk of offending
    The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Key4Life
    £9,100 14/09/2021
    purchase IT equipment for a charity supporting prisoners and young people at risk of offending in London
    The Berkeley Foundation - Covid-19 match funding grant
    £4,602 20/04/2021
    Unrestricted donation to a charity match funding the amount raised by Berkeley Group staff
    The Berkeley Foundation - Covid-19 match funding grant
    £398 20/04/2021
    Unrestricted donation to a charity match funding the amount raised by Berkeley Group staff
    Somerset Community Foundation - Key Mentor Future Leadership
    £1,500 16/03/2021
    Grant to Key4Life
    The Berkeley Foundation - Focus group attendance donation
    £100 15/03/2021
    Unrestricted donation to a charity in thanks for attending a focus group session
    Quartet Community Foundation - Key Mentors Future Leadership
    £5,000 02/03/2021
    7
    Training of two cohorts of peer mentors for young men on the Prison or at Risk programme
    The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Covid-19 Rapid Response Fund Grant
    £6,000 22/02/2021
    10
    In support of salary costs related to the organisation's emotional resilience support programme.
    CHK Foundation - CHK Main Grant
    £50,000 09/09/2020
    to support specified work
    Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Key4Life
    £150,000 10/06/2020
    36
    towards three years' running costs of a organisation working with young offenders to reduce chances of reoffending, and greatly increasing their chances of securing, and maintaining, employment, ....more
    Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
    £30,000 01/05/2020
    Positive Pathways
    The Berkeley Foundation - Emergency Covid-19 grant to help mitigate loss of fundraising income
    £10,000 28/04/2020
    One-off unrestricted, emergency grant to support the Foundation's Designated Charities during the Covid-19 crisis. COVID19 related grant.
    CHK Foundation - CHK Main Grant
    £50,000 04/12/2019
    to support specified work
    John Lyon's Charity - Main grant to Key4Life
    £22,900 13/11/2019
    12
    Wormwood Scrubs ‘Through the Gate’ Programme
    Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Key4life CIO
    £86,796 17/07/2019
    36
    Key4Life works with people leaving prison and with young people at risk of offending to support them to move forward positively. This grant is towards Key4Life's resilience and employability support ....more
    The Rayne Foundation - Grant to Key4Life
    £60,000 03/06/2019
    36
    Towardsthe salary of a caseworker in the South West team to work wtih young men on the cusp of involvement in serious youth violence or other crime.
    Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Break the cycle of youth offending, training ex-offenders as Mentors
    £60,000 13/05/2019
    24
    To expand the reach of a programme that supports young men who are at risk of offending to develop life skills, and to launch a third strategic hub located in Nottingham.
    Mercer's Charitable Foundation - Grant to Key4Life
    £47,969 12/02/2019
    24
    Preventing at-risk young people in London from entering into a cycle of crime, through a unique combination of music, football, boxing, equine therapy and outdoor pursuits, accompanied by mentoring ....more
    Greater London Authority - Young Londoners Fund
    £149,880 21/01/2019
    Key4Life will unlock the potential of young Londoners through a range of interventions including intensive weekly support for young males released from prison and those who are at risk in the ....more
    The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund - Grant to KEY4LIFE CIO
    £80,000 08/10/2018
    48
    Main Grant unrestricted core costs
    Home Office - Knife Crime Community Fund 18-19
    £25,387 03/09/2018
    The fund was set up in 2017/18 to support community projects which reduce knife crime and have a positive impact on young people at risk of carrying a knife and committing crime. The fund was open to ....more
    Greater London Authority - Key4Life Summer Activity Programme
    £15,000 04/08/2018
    Targeted 8-week program for young men who are at risk of offending (identified by police, leaving care workers, probation and networks) and young men released from HMP Brixton. Program involves ....more
    Greater London Authority - Key4Life: Unlocking the potential of young Londoners
    £148,800 03/08/2018
    Key4Life will unlock the potential of young Londoners through a range of interventions: 1. Key4Life core: intensive, weekly support for up to 40 young males aged 16-21, released from HMP Feltham, HMP ....more
    Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
    £25,000 25/07/2018
    Breaking the cycle of young adult offending and unlocking potential
    City Bridge Trust - Grant to Key4Life
    £115,000 06/07/2018
    36
    £115,000 over three years (£36,000; £38,000; £41,000) towards the costs of Key4Life's "through the gate" work with 18-24 year olds involved in the HMP Brixton programme.
    National Lottery Community Fund - Preventative programme for young Londoners at risk of prison
    £291,358 04/10/2017
    36
    This group will expand their project into Greater London, delivering preventative, early-intervention programmes for young men at risk of prison, supporting them to become emotionally resilient, ....more
    Somerset Community Foundation - Key4Life Preventative 'At Risk' programme
    £4,200 21/09/2017
    7
    Crime prevention programme for young men.
    Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Key4life CIO
    £55,194 30/03/2017
    24
    The charity works with young ex-offenders and delivers a programme of pre and post-release support. A grant would fund the post-release support for ex-offenders leaving Portland YOI.
    Somerset Community Foundation - Key4Life prison rehabiliation programme HMP/YOI Portland
    £3,000 08/02/2017
    12
    Prison rehabilitation programme
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    Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

    How is it governed?

    Trustees (8)
    Current Trustees appointed
    Gender Split

    Legal constitution
    • Charity registered in England & Wales on 14/06/2013, number: 1152426
    • Registered at Companies House on 09/08/2012, number: 08174534
    Gift Aid
    • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
    Policies in force
    • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
    • Complaints handling
    • Complaints policy and procedures
    • Conflicting interests
    • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
    • Paying staff
    • Risk management
    • Safeguarding policy and procedures
    • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
    • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
    • Volunteer management
    Filing Record
    10 returns made; AR16: 21 days late,
    Recent reorganisation events:
    • Asset transfer in from THE ROTARY CLUB OF GLASTONBURY AND STREET TRUST FUND on 20/08/2021
    Main office

    Units 65 - 66
    Easton Business Centre
    Felix Road
    Easton
    Bristol
    BS5 0HE

    Objectives

    THE OBJECTS OF THE CIO ARE: (1) TO PREVENT AND REDUCE CRIME BY PROMOTING AND SUPPORTING THE REHABILITATION OF ANY OFFENDER AND THOSE AT RISK OF OFFENDING OR RE-OFFENDING, AND TO ASSIST THEM IN FINDING EMPLOYMENT; (2) TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF OFFENDERS IN ORDER TO RE-INTEGRATE THEM AS VALUED MEMBERS OF SOCIETY; (3) TO RELIEVE THE NEEDS OF OFFENDERS BY PROVIDING OR ASSISTING IN THE PROVISION OF CARE AND SUPPORT IN ORDER TO RE-SETTLE AND RE-INTEGRATE THEM AS VALUED MEMBERS OF SOCIETY; (4) TO RELIEVE THOSE IN NEED IN PARTICULAR BY SUPPORTING THE FAMILIES OF OFFENDERS AND COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY OFFENDING; (5) TO PROMOTE SOCIAL INCLUSION FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT BY PREVENTING PEOPLE FROM BECOMING SOCIALLY EXCLUDED, RELIEVING THE NEEDS OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE SOCIALLY EXCLUDED AND ASSISTING THEM TO INTEGRATE INTO SOCIETY. BEING EXCLUDED FROM SOCIETY, OR PART OF SOCIETY, AS A RESULT OF BEING A MEMBER OF A SOCIALLY OR ECONOMICALLY DEPRIVED COMMUNITY; AND (6) TO PROMOTE SOCIAL INCLUSION FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT AMONGST PEOPLE WHO ARE SOCIALLY EXCLUDED BY PROVIDING THEM WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD CAPACITY THROUGH EDUCATION AND TRAINING SUPPORT. BEING EXCLUDED FROM SOCIETY, OR PART OF SOCIETY, AS A RESULT OF BEING A MEMBER OF A SOCIALLY OR ECONOMICALLY DEPRIVED COMMUNITY.

    Data Sources

    Charity Commission for England and Wales
    360 Giving
    CharityBase
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