Finance Score: 3
Governance Score: -1
Support Score: 13
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Mainly male board: -1
  • Grant maker support: +13
Overall GiG Score: 15 ?

BEATING TIME 

Set up and run singing & performance groups with prisoners and other groups whose health has been impaired or who are at the risk of exclusion from society. Our creative groups have a personal and development aspect, promoting the well-being and personal development of the groups, reducing the likelihood of re-offending by ex-offenders and helping the members re-join and contribute to society.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government and there are significant future grants due to be received

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board is predominantly male

Financial issues to consider:

  • Unrestricted reserves appear to be dangerously low at the latest year end

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
30/04/23£502£517£-15£0£161£1142.6712
30/04/22£251£310£-59n/an/an/an/an/a10
30/04/21£266£166£100n/an/an/an/an/a17
30/04/20£207£205£2n/an/an/an/an/a30
30/04/19£216£127£88n/an/an/an/an/a50
30/04/18£115£77£38£0£0£0n/a00
30/04/17*£46£49£-3£0£0£0n/a00
30/04/16£53£33£20£0£0£0n/a00
30/04/15£42£33£9£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 9%
Liabilities/Income: 3%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 71%
Reserves/Spending: 2.6 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 4 months
Quick Ratio: 4.8
Asset Split ?
Established: 10 years

www.beatingtime.org

info@beatingtime.org

07783880919

Charity Commission for England and Wales
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
GiG Classification
  • Employment training & rehabilitation
How it operates
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups

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
Henry Smith Charity£210,000
Tudor Trust£100,000
The Bromley Trust£75,000
AB Charitable Trust£35,000
The Rayne Foundation£35,000
Charles Hayward Foundation£32,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£30,000
Esmee Fairbairn£14,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Beating Time
£210,000 01/02/2024
36
towards three years' running costs of the 'Inside Job' project, providing in-prison employment support for people detained in prisons in the London Borough of Woolwich and across North East England.
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to Beating Time
£25,000 29/11/2023
'Inside Job' employment support for people leaving prison
The Foyle Foundation - Arts
£10,000 10/07/2023
towards a pilot Community Music in Prisons Leadership programme for young musicians
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Beating Time
£20,000 04/07/2023
An unrestricted grant of £20,000. Beating Time aims to help improve the mental health of people serving time in prison through choir engagement.
Esmee Fairbairn - TASK to Beating Time
£14,000 30/05/2023
TASK fund donation towards general funds
CHK Foundation - CHK Discretionary Grant
£10,000 13/04/2023
to further charitable objects
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£30,000 08/07/2022
Inside Job
The Bromley Trust - Unrestricted grant
£45,000 04/07/2022
Beating Time works with prisoners across the UK before their release, and supports them post release, to help them learn the skills they need and facilitate the process of them becoming employed. ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Choirs Beating Time
£10,000 13/05/2022
The funding Choirs Beating Time (CBT) - flagship group-singing and performance programme. The project aims to stop people returning to prison by helping them survive a sentence and thrive on release.
The Rayne Foundation - Grant to Beating Time
£35,000 08/03/2022
Towards an in-prison Employment Consultancy for people serving sentences, led by people serving sentences.
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Beating Time
£15,000 20/01/2022
An unrestricted grant of £15,000. Beating Time works to improve the mental health and social inclusion of people serving sentences through engagement with Choirs, as well as helping them to find and ....more
Tudor Trust - Grant to Beating Time
£100,000 28/10/2021
36
over three years towards core costs for a Kent-based charity working with prisoners to assist them in securing employment on release
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to Beating Time
£7,000 16/03/2021
Inside Job in-prison recruitment consultancy
The Berkeley Foundation - Focus group attendance donation
£100 15/03/2021
Unrestricted donation to a charity in thanks for attending a focus group session
The Baring Foundation - Grant to Beating Time
£8,000 14/09/2020
Funding for a singing, song-writing and performance programme (Choirs Beating Time) for prisoners in the Mental Health Wings
Woodward Charitable Trust - Towards core costs to help ex-offenders get a job
£500 19/11/2019
Towards core costs to help ex-offenders gain employment.
The Bromley Trust - Unrestricted grant
£30,000 23/07/2019
36
Beating Time works with prisoners across the UK before their release, and supports them post release, to help them learn the skills they need and facilitate the process of them becoming ....more
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Beating Time
£6,400 04/02/2019
purchase of a mobile recording studio for a charity which works with prisoners and ex-offenders in England
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Beating Time
£15,000 25/07/2018
12
The funding will support the development of an improved IT system and complementary website that will allow the charity to improve services and partnership working.
Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation - Grant to Choirs Beating Time
£10,100 08/03/2017
12
Weekly singing groups in prisons for offenders and staff
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 25/07/2014, number: 1158013
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
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
  • Investment
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
9 returns made; AR17: 8 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from MIDLAND FESTIVAL CHORUS on 14/06/2022
Main office

Suite 1.29
Gunnery Works
9-11 Gunnery Terrace
Cornwallis Road
Woolwich

Objectives

THE PROMOTION OF THE REHABILITATION OF PRISONERS FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY BY SETTING UP CHOIRS IN PRISONS AS A MEANS TO BUILD THE SKILLS AND CAPACITY OF OFFENDERS SO THAT THEY CAN BREAK THE CYCLE OF RE-OFFENDING ON RELEASE.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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