Finance Score: 1
Governance Score: 0
Support Score: 15
  • Excess reserves: -4
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Narrow trustee age band: -2
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Mainly female board: -1
  • Grant maker support: +15
Overall GiG Score: 16 ?

ONE SMALL THING 

One Small Thing is striving for positive change in the criminal justice system by implementing small changes in a big way. We provide trauma-informed treatment programmes for the prison and community sectors that consider the individual caught in a cycle of crime and incarceration and aim to humanise their process.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • There has been strong growth in spending since inception
  • There have been no income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • The Board appears to be dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board is predominantly female
  • The Board has little diversity in terms of age
  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • This charity has substantial assets and unrestricted reserves of £6,262,091 available, equivalent to 47 months of spending and so may not be able to utilise additional funding

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
31/03/23£3,816£1,598£2,218£114£9,604£6,26247170
31/03/22£4,264£1,172£3,092£73£7,386£5,39555.3120
31/03/21£3,879£840£3,039£37£4,294£3,26346.670
31/03/20£1,898£661£1,237£24£1,255£74913.630
31/03/19£534£515£18£0£18£180.410
Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 3%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 7.1%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 18%
Highest pay band: £100,000-£110,000
Liabilities/Assets: 19%
Liabilities/Income: 59%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 65%
Reserves/Spending: 47 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 9 months
Quick Ratio: 2.9
Asset Split ?
Established: 6 years

www.onesmallthing.org.uk

info@onesmallthing.org.uk

07734 799135

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Other Charitable Purposes
GiG Classification
  • Employment training & rehabilitation
How it operates
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Northern Ireland, Scotland, 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
National Lottery Community Fund£796,038
Garfield Weston Foundation£750,000
Dulverton Trust£260,000
Esmee Fairbairn£150,000
Wolfson Foundation£125,000
The Clothworkers Foundation£100,000
CHK Foundation£100,000
Barrow Cadbury Trust£50,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Hope Street
£796,038 20/07/2023
This funding will be used to provide accommodation as well as tailored personal support programmes for justice involved women. The project aims to provide essential provisions for women in the ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to One Small Thing
£150,000 19/07/2023
Towards unrestricted core costs to deliver systemic change for women and their children in contact with the criminal justice system
Staples Trust - Hope Street Project
£5,000 31/03/2023
Hope Street Project
Tedworth Charitable Trust - Hope Street Project
£5,000 31/03/2023
Hope Street Project
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to One Small Thing
£25,000 22/03/2023
Community Partner Post at the Southampton Hub
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to One Small Thing
£100,000 14/03/2023
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Construction of gardens for a charity which works with women in the criminal justice system in Hampshire
Garfield Weston Foundation - Major Grants award
£250,000 20/02/2023
Hope Street and One Small Thing
Dulverton Trust - One Small Thing - Hope Street Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022
£10,000 08/02/2023
One Small Thing - Hope Street Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022
Barrow Cadbury Trust - Influencing justice reform for women and children
£50,000 25/01/2023
To enable One Small thing to use its evidence to influence policy
Wolfson Foundation - Grant to One Small Thing
£125,000 07/12/2022
Garden and kitchen in new trauma facility supporting women and their children involved in the justice system in Southampton
CHK Foundation - CHK Main Grant
£100,000 07/09/2022
towards building costs
Ministry of Justice - Women's Community Sector - Core Costs Funding
£24,658 01/04/2022
To further increase the sustainability of the sector, and to provide funding for services and interventions.
Tedworth Charitable Trust - Hope Street project in Hampshire for women in the justice system
£8,000 23/03/2022
Hope Street project in Hampshire for women in the justice system.
Staples Trust - Towards its Hope Street project in Hampshire for women in the justice system.
£8,000 17/03/2022
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Towards its Hope Street project
Staples Trust - Towards its Hope Street project in Hampshire for women in the justice system.
£8,000 17/03/2022
Towards its Hope Street project
Garfield Weston Foundation - Major Grants award
£500,000 29/10/2021
Hope Street
HM Revenue & Customs - SME Brexit Support Fund
£295 14/07/2021
Training Grant provided for Customs training purposes
Dulverton Trust - Hope Street (Operation Costs)
£250,000 10/06/2020
Hope Street (Operation Costs)
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 6/7 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 43-53
  • LORNA FORBES Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Head Of Brand Engagement
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 21/11/2018, number: 1180782
  • Registered at Companies House on 14/08/2018, number: 11516337
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Paying staff
  • 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
Filing Record
5 returns made; all on time
Main office

One Small Thing
c/o The Foundry
17 Oval Way
London

Objectives

1. FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT, THE PROMOTION OF THE RELIEF AND REHABILITATION OF PRISONERS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM PRISON ESTATE, OF EX-OFFENDERS AND OF PEOPLE AT RISK OF OFFENDING BY (BUT NOT LIMITED TO):(A) ENABLING THE PROVISION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF GENDER-RESPONSIVE AND TRAUMA-INFORMED PRACTICE WITHIN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM;(B) THE PROVISION OF A COMMUNITY-BASED CENTRE OR CENTRES OFFERING ACCOMMODATION (INCLUDING TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION) SPECIALIST SERVICES AND OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE IN WORK ACTIVITIES EDUCATION AND TRAINING TO WOMEN (AND THEIR CHILDREN) WHO ARE IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM OR WHO ARE AT RISK OF OFFENDING OR RE-OFFENDING; ‘TRAUMA INFORMED PRACTICE’ MEANS AN APPROACH, ENCOMPASSING STAFF, RESIDENTS IN PRISONS AND THE WIDER COMMUNITY, WHICH RECOGNISES AND ACKNOWLEDGES TRAUMA AND ITS PREVALENCE ALONGSIDE AWARENESS AND SENSITIVITY TO ITS DYNAMICS.2. THE PROMOTION OF 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.FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS CLAUSE ‘SOCIALLY EXCLUDED’ MEANS BEING EXCLUDED FROM SOCIETY, OR PART OF SOCIETY, AS A RESULT OF CRIME AS AN OFFENDER REHABILITATING INTO SOCIETY.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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