Finance Score: 1
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 11
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • No PartB
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +11
Overall GiG Score: 18 ?

FAMILIES OUTSIDE 

Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers recently
  • 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
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and dynamic in terms of composition
Established: 27 years
Scottish Charity RegulatorCompanies House
UN SDGs
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Financial Data
Income & Spending ?
Period ending 31/03/18 31/03/19 31/03/20 31/03/21 31/03/22 31/03/23
Charitable activities £732,886 £909,832 £1,056,466 £1,160,042
Donations & Legacies £9,236 £2,447 £10,198 £9,544 £1,319,042
Other Income
Investment Income £74 £352 £548 £177 £3,090
Total income £751,320 £932,568 £1,071,300 £1,180,529 £1,243,313 £1,337,552
Charitable activities spending £750,826 £854,419 £1,043,918 £1,120,367 £1,254,974
Fundraising costs 2% 1% 1% 1%
Other spending
Total spending £762,158 £865,643 £1,057,099 £1,130,545 £1,116,356 £1,254,974
Surplus/deficit -£10,838 £66,925 £14,201 £49,984 £126,957 £82,578
What it does
  • It carries out activities or services itself
Who it helps
  • Children or young people
  • Other defined groups
Purposes
  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • The advancement of education
Where it operates
  • Operations cover all or most of Scotland, main operating location: City of Edinburgh

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£208,000
Scottish Government£125,000
Tudor Trust£102,000
Henry Smith Charity£75,000
Dulverton Trust£70,000
Charles Hayward Foundation£65,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£60,000
AB Charitable Trust£30,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Seminar for families affected by imprisonment
£10,000 22/06/2023
The group will use the funding to hold their annual conference in Stirling. Sector professionals and young people from across Scotland will gather to discuss issues relevant to families affected when ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 21/10/2022
Supporting children and families affected by imprisonment in Scotland.
Dulverton Trust - Core Costs 2022/23
£35,000 19/10/2022
Core Costs 2022/23
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to Families Outside
£24,000 26/08/2022
Salary of a Regional Family Support Co-ordinator in Lanarkshire
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Families Outside
£75,000 25/08/2022
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towards three years' salaries and on costs for two Regional Family Support Coordinator posts at an organisation that supports families affected by imprisonment across Scotland.
National Lottery Community Fund - Families Outside: Stronger Families Stronger Communties
£198,000 28/01/2022
The group will use the funding to contribute to the overall costs of three salaries Regional Family Support Coordinators (Glasgow) a Regional Family Support Coordinator (Inverness) a Group Work and ....more
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Families Outside
£20,000 07/10/2021
An unrestricted grant of £20,000. Families Outside works throughout Scotland to support prisoners' families and children, including direct casework, a national helpline, training, research and ....more
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to Families Outside
£20,500 25/08/2021
Salary of a Regional Family Support Coordinator in Lanarkshire
Tudor Trust - Grant to Families Outside
£75,000 08/07/2021
over eighteen months as continuation funding, on an unrestricted basis, for an organisation supporting prisoners' families in Scotland
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award - COVID19 response
£30,000 28/05/2021
For every person in prison, a family is left behind.
Dulverton Trust - Core costs 2021/22
£35,000 10/02/2021
Core costs 2021/22
Scottish Government - Families Outside
£25,000 27/01/2021
Detailed description not provided.
Tudor Trust - Grant to Families Outside
£2,000 05/01/2021
as an additional grant to support staff, volunteer and trustee wellbeing, to assist the organisation deliver its charitable purpose more effectively
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to Families Outside
£20,500 26/08/2020
Salary of a Regional Family Support Coordinator in Lanarkshire
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Families Outside
£10,000 02/07/2020
An unrestricted grant of £10,000. Funding towards our Freephone Support and Information Helpline for people affected by imprisonment. Families Outside works throughout Scotland to support prisoners' ....more
Scottish Government - Families Outside
£100,000 15/06/2020
Detailed description not provided.
Tudor Trust - Grant to Families Outside (COVID19 Grant)
£25,000 07/05/2020
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as an additional grant towards the costs of the Families Outside helpline supporting people to keep in touch with their family members in prison in Scotland during the Coronaviris crisis
AB Charitable Trust - A grant to Families Outside
£10,000 24/01/2019
£10,000 towards core costs. Families Outside works with families affected by imprisonment in Scotland. They provide information on housing, finance and give emotional support via a helpline and ....more
Robertson Trust - Salary costs of the Family Support Manager (CYP)
£45,000 11/09/2018
Salary costs of the Family Support Manager (CYP)
National Lottery Community Fund - Left behind, moving forward: families of prisoners in West Scotland
£299,667 17/08/2018
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This group will use the funding to support families affected by imprisonment across the West of Scotland. The funding will be used to continue the development of their Regional Family Support Service ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£20,000 20/09/2017
Direct Family Support Team
Tudor Trust - Grant to Families Outside
£120,000 10/08/2017
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over three years towards the salary costs of employing a team of Regional Family Support Coordinator's to support prisoners' families in Scotland
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Families Outside
£125,956 09/02/2017
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Young people affected by having a parent in HMP Grampian prison will participate in sport and creative activities at the prison family centre and in the community. They will improve relationships, be ....more
Dulverton Trust - core costs
£90,000 08/06/2016
core costs
RS Macdonald Charitable Trust - Supporting Children Affected by Imprisonment
£45,000 27/05/2015
Families Outside is Scotland’s only national charity that works solely to support children and families who are affected by imprisonment.
National Lottery Community Fund - Enabling positive contact between prisoners and their families through
£10,000 13/12/2013
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Enabling positive contact between prisoners and their families through
Dulverton Trust - running costs
£10,000 13/06/2012
running costs
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Directors (11)
Current Directors appointed

Age Range of Directors: 33-73
  • BROWNE, Jane
    Appointed: 2021
    Occupation: Head Of Strategy, Ministry Of Justice.
Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in Scotland on 25/10/1996, number: SC025366
  • Registered at Companies House on 09/09/2002, number: SC236539
Filing Record
5 returns made; all on time
Main office

17 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3NX

Objectives

The company's objects are:- (1) To relieve poverty, hardship, suffering and distress among partners, children, families and dependants of persons who have suffered a legal restriction on their liberty in any penal or correctional establishment or through any means whatsoever (2) To advance education, and in particular to increase public awareness, understanding and knowledge of the impacts on partners, children, families and dependants of a partner or other family member suffering a restriction of liberty .

Data Sources

Scottish Charity Regulator
360 Giving
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