Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 14
  • Poor Liquidity: -1
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +14
Overall GiG Score: 23 ?

PRISON ADVICE AND CARE TRUST (PACT) 

Pact supports people affected by imprisonment to cope and to make a fresh start, including prisoners, people with convictions, their children and families. Our work reduces harm and reoffending. We work in prisons of all types, in courts and in communities. We reduce the risk of suicide and self-harm, safeguard children and vulnerable adults, and maintain and strengthen family relationships.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • Spending has increased over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • 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 gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • Liquidity appears to have been slender at the latest year end
  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending
Established: 61 years
(84 years as a company)

prisonadvice.org.uk

info@prisonadvice.org.uk

02077359535

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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
31/03/23£8,089£9,462£-1,373£234£2,781£1,3061.7218837
31/03/22£6,275£7,017£-742£228£4,175£1,5962.7193320
31/03/21£8,577£6,453£2,124£145£4,909£1,4632.7178642
31/03/20£8,227£7,293£934£125£2,762£8611.4185825
31/03/19£7,277£6,758£519£113£1,835£4090.7169801
31/03/18£6,046£5,777£269£106£1,316£4380.91490
31/03/17£4,868£4,935£-67£85£1,047£4911.21240
31/03/16£4,513£4,421£92£75£1,114£37111090
31/03/15£4,212£3,762£450£100£1,068£2070.7840
31/03/14£3,614£3,315£299£97£618£2600.9710
31/03/13£2,898£2,924£-26£709£319£2911.2590
31/03/12£3,037£2,968£69£815£345£3411.4710
31/03/11*£3,245£3,237£8£1,129£276£2510.9750
31/03/10£2,826£2,801£25£970£268£1450.6740
31/03/09£2,584£2,521£63£812£243£1540.7870
31/03/08*£2,388£2,374£13£683£180£-27-0.1830
31/03/07£2,002£2,083£-81£493£167£540.3830
31/03/06£1,242£1,282£-40£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£1,119£1,154£-35£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04*£1,077£1,005£72£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 2.9%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 2.5%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 6%
Highest pay band: £90,000-£100,000
Liabilities/Assets: 34%
Liabilities/Income: 17%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 47%
Reserves/Spending: 1.7 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 3 months
Quick Ratio: 1.6
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Human Rights/Religious Or Racial Harmony/Equality Or Diversity
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
Who works here?
  • 218 employees
  • 837 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Defined Groups
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Individuals
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
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£474,132
Ministry of Justice£326,814
Comic Relief£188,739
City Bridge Trust£132,000
Esmee Fairbairn£120,000
John Lyon's Charity£105,000
DCMS£83,853
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
London Catalyst - Prison Advice & Care Trust (Pact) - 2
£1,500 28/09/2023
Hardship Fund
Cheshire Community Foundation - New Beginnings
£20,000 27/07/2023
Provide high-quality, tried & tested pre-release support to women preparing to leave HMP Styal, offering them a programme of personal development & practical skills that will help them to ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Swansea Families' Forum Plus
£424,496 27/07/2023
Prison Advice and Care Trust will use the grant of £424496 to provide support training and activities for families of prisoners in HMP Swansea to tackle the isolation stigma and emotional crisis of ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Families' Matter
£9,710 04/04/2023
The funding will be used to provide support for families and children to cope with the custody of a loved one. This will provide peer and advocacy support and also establish a monthly forum to engage ....more
Masonic Trust - MCF Large Grant
£40,000 16/03/2023
Reach Out - support to children with family members in prison, with a focus on those with special educational needs and disabilities.
Ministry of Justice - Prisoner's Family Helpline Service
£130,000 01/08/2022
To fund the Prisoners Families Helpline Service which provides advice and information on all aspects of the criminal justice system from what happens on arrest, visiting a prison to preparing for ....more
The Rayne Foundation - Grant to The Prison Advice and Care Trust
£60,000 03/05/2022
Towards piloting the first trauma-informed casework service for young men in custody.
Ministry of Justice - HMPPS: Innovation Grant Programme
£62,842 01/04/2022
To run the Prisoners' Families Helpline, offering support to families who have a loved one in contact with the criminal justice system, and provide information on all aspects of the criminal justice ....more
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to PACT
£25,000 25/03/2022
Continuation of 'Reasons to Care' - retaining, growing and consolidating volunteer base to support priisoners
National Lottery Community Fund - Hear our Voices
£9,973 07/03/2022
Prison Advice & Care Trust (PACT) in Cardiff will provide ongoing peer support and advocacy for families affected by incarceration. £9973 will fund staff travel refreshments venue IT and phones ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (3 Years) award
£33,000 18/02/2022
National Family Services
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Prison Advice & Care Trust
£30,500 31/01/2022
This project will provide activities for children and young people separated through parental imprisonment. The sessions will help to reduce their anxiety about a visit, build better family ....more
Smallwood Trust - Funding for distribution as grants to individuals
£8,000 16/12/2021
This initiative seeks to shift grant making power directly to local women’s organisations and services. Smallwood provides a block grant and organisations then award hardship grants to individual ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Prison Advice and Care Trust
£60,000 24/08/2021
12
Towards project costs to support a piece of research to develop a multi-agency/systemic approach to tackling the injustice of the use of prison for people with mental health and other issues.
Smallwood Trust - Funding for distribution as grants to individuals
£12,500 28/07/2021
This initiative seeks to shift grant making power directly to local women’s organisations and services. Smallwood provides a block grant and organisations then award hardship grants to individual ....more
CHK Foundation - CHK Emergency /Disaster Grant
£15,000 14/07/2021
to support specified work
Community Foundation for Surrey - Time for Play- continued
£9,917 21/04/2021
5
Continuation funding to support children and mothers at HMP Send for a further 6 months from April 2021.
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to PACT
£25,000 26/03/2021
Continuation of 'Reasons to Care' - retaining, growing and consolidating volunteer base to support priisoners
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (3 Years) award
£34,000 12/03/2021
National Family Services
National Lottery Community Fund - Prisoners' Families Peer Support Networks
£9,989 19/02/2021
11
The funding will be used to facilitate a peer support network for family members of prisoners. The project aims to bring people together to share experiences and build resilience whilst reducing the ....more
Tudor Trust - Grant to Prison Advice & Care Trust
£2,000 08/01/2021
as an additional grant to support staff, volunteer and trustee wellbeing, to assist the organisation deliver its charitable purpose more effectively
National Lottery Community Fund - COVID-19 - Pact Cymru Family Befrienders
£9,995 20/07/2020
12
Prison Advice & Care Trust (Pact) in Cardiff will offer a befriending service for families affected by imprisonment to help reduce social isolation and offer emotional support. £9995 will fund ....more
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£83,853 25/06/2020
"The fund aims to:1) To reduce closures of essential charities that provide essential services to vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 crisis by ensuring they have the financial resources to ....more
Comic Relief - Prison Advice & Care Trust (Pact) Recovery Funding
£40,000 23/06/2020
6
COVID19 Recovery funding
Community Foundation for Surrey - COVID19 - Mental Wellbeing
£5,000 21/05/2020
Funding to provide support to the children and families of prisoners during the coronavirus crisis.
CHK Foundation - CHK Emergency /Disaster Grant
£12,000 29/04/2020
unrestricted (response to COVID)
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Prison Advice and Care Trust
£60,000 23/04/2020
6
Towards COVID-19 extra support grant
Tudor Trust - Grant to Prison Advice & Care Trust (COVID19 Grant)
£25,000 14/04/2020
12
as an additional grant towards costs incurred in supporting and maintaining the Prisoners' Families Helpline as it moves to remote working, precipitated by the Coronavirus crisis
Ministry of Justice - HMPPS Innovation Awards
£133,972 01/04/2020
To seek new ideas and innovation to improve the support for, and involvement of, all types of families (including significant other relationships /non-traditional family ties) which link to the ....more
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to PACT
£25,000 24/03/2020
'Reasons to Care' - growing a volunteer base and recruitment of National Volunteering Co-ordinator
John Lyon's Charity - Main grant to Prison Advice and Care Trust
£105,000 11/03/2020
36
FamilySpace
CHK Foundation - CHK Main Grant
£50,000 04/12/2019
to support specified work
Comic Relief - Visiting Mum'
£148,739 06/11/2019
36
Visiting Mum is a unique initiative aimed at maintaining the critical attachment bond between mother & child in the potentially catastrophic separation imposed by a mother’s imprisonment. ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - 'Just in Case'
£9,969 26/09/2019
12
'Just in Case'
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Prison Advice and Care Trust
£132,000 25/07/2019
36
£132,000 over three years £41,000; £49,000; £42,000) towards the salaries, operation and evaluation costs of the London Women's Resettlement Project.
The Bromley Trust - Restricted grant towards the 'Voices for Change' Project
£45,000 23/07/2019
36
The Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact) is a national charity that provides support to prisoners, people with convictions, and their families. This is a three year grant restricted to the 'Voices for ....more
Community Foundation for Surrey - 'Time for Play'
£10,000 03/07/2019
11
Costs for a Play Worker to create an enriching and supportive play environment for children visiting their mothers and female relatives imprisoned at HM Prison Send.
The Pilgrim Trust - Grant to Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact)
£30,000 15/11/2018
24
"Hear our Voice - Prisoners' Children, Policing and Trauma"
Barrow Cadbury Trust - HMYOI Brinsford 'Dealt an Ace?' Project
£45,000 20/10/2018
36
Evaluation of a project to support the embedding of trauma-informed practices into the regime at HMYOI Brinsford.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Prison Advice & Care Trust
£29,344 30/07/2018
36
This project will support children with a close family member in prison, providing play opportunities. The aim is to reduce children's anxiety about a visit, improve and extend contact with fathers ....more
The Bromley Trust - Restricted grant towards the Prisoners' Families' Voices Project
£15,000 17/01/2018
12
The Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact) is a national charity that provides support to prisoners, people with convictions, and their families. This is a one year grant restricted to the Prisoners' ....more
Dulverton Trust - Resettlement of imprisoned women
£70,000 24/10/2017
Resettlement of imprisoned women
Tudor Trust - Grant to Prison Advice & Care Trust
£34,000 05/10/2017
12
towards IT equipment and other resources to support the provision of an information service for prisoners' families in visitors' centres in and around London
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Prison Advice and Care Trust
£20,000 01/09/2017
12
Towards the evaluation of a social investment in PACT Lunch catering services in prison visitor centres.
Environmental Finance - Family, friends and relationships
£150,000 17/06/2017
Ex-offenders
Esmee Fairbairn - Social investment Prison Advice and Care Trust
£150,000 14/06/2017
60
An investment in Pact Lunch+ Prison Visits Hall Catering Facilities.
Environmental Finance - Citizenship and community
£60,000 31/12/2016
Ex-offenders
Dulverton Trust - Resettlement of imprisoned women
£24,180 11/02/2016
Resettlement of imprisoned women
Esmee Fairbairn - Social investment Prison Advice and Care Trust
£30,000 14/01/2016
36
An investment to support working capital costs for PACT as it begins the delivery of new services through PACT Futures.
Comic Relief - Hear our Voice: The Charter for Children and Young People With A Family Member in Prison
£123,814 30/09/2015
24
Approximately 200,000 children in England and Wales have a parent in prison. This is more than double the number of children affected by divorce in the family in a year, and yet there is little ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Prison Advice & Care Trust
£96,356 01/07/2015
This project will provide homework support and baby bonding sessions between children and a parent in prison. It will increase emotional well-being confidence engagement in education and family ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Prison Advice & Care Trust
£82,538 01/07/2015
36
This project will provide homework support and baby bonding sessions between children and a parent in prison. It will increase emotional well-being, confidence, engagement in education and family ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Prison Advice and Care Trust
£28,950 23/02/2015
24
Towards core costs to support the expansion of services supporting prisoners, families and friends.
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Prison Advice and Care Trust
£142,000 15/05/2014
24
£142,000 over two years (£67,000; £75,000) for the salary of a Programme Manager; a Volunteer Co-ordinator; and the running costs and independent evaluation of the London Women’s Resettlement ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Visiting Mum
£504,649 27/03/2014
36
Visiting Mum
Tudor Trust - Grant to Prison Advice & Care Trust
£100,000 11/03/2014
24
over two years to help support a merger with Prisoners' Families & Friends Service which will deliver improved services to families of prisoners both in and outside prison
Barrow Cadbury Trust - PACT T2A Pathway
£150,000 26/10/2013
PACT T2A Pathway
National Lottery Community Fund - Supporting Young Parents in Prison
£939,494 16/04/2013
48
The project will support 1605 young parents aged 18-25 imprisoned in Cardiff and Swansea using methods such as casework and parenting programmes. It will help young people to engage in their child's ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Prison Advice and Care Trust
£28,000 31/07/2012
the salary of the Training and Development Manager
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Prison Advice and Care Trust
£162,526 09/02/2011
Towards the salary of a business development director to maximise and diversify the charity's income and enable it to secure its future by working more closely with private sector run prisons and ....more
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How is it governed?

Trustees (12)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 11/12 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 43-72
  • PAULA HARRIOTT Appointed: 2019, Occupation: Head Of Prisoner Engagement
  • PHIL TAYLOR (Chair) Appointed: 2014, Occupation: Retired
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 13/05/1963, number: 219278
  • Registered at Companies House on 01/09/1939, number: 00356443
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Event History
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
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR11: 1 days late, AR08: 15 days late, AR04: 136 days late,
Main office

P A C T
The Employment Academy
29 Peckham Road
London
SE5 8UA

Objectives

1. TO PROVIDE ADVICE, INFORMATION AND SUPPORT TO PEOPLE WHO ARE SUFFERING OR WHO HAVE SUFFERED A LEGAL RESTRICTION ON THEIR LIBERTY IN ANY PENAL OR CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION.2. TO PROVIDE ADVICE, INFORMATION AND SUPPORT TO FAMILIES AND CHILDREN OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE SUFFERING OR WHO HAVE SUFFERED A LEGAL RESTRICTION ON THEIR LIBERTY IN ANY PENAL OR CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION.3. TO WORK FOR THE RELIEF OF POVERTY AND SICKNESS AND ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR OFFENDERS, EX-OFFENDERS, THEIR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

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