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The Forward Trust

What it does
  • The Forward Trust (formerly RAPt and Blue Sky) is a social business with charitable status that empowers people to break the often interlinked cycles of crime and addiction to move forward with their lives. For more than 25 years they have been working with people to build positive and productive lives, whatever their past.
Who works here
  • 444 employees and 61 volunteers.
Who it helps
  • Children/young People
  • People With Disabilities
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin
  • Other Defined Groups
  • The General Public/mankind
Sector(s) covered
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Education/training
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • Accommodation/housing
  • Other Charitable Purposes
Where it operates
  • Throughout England
UN SDGs:
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Financial Data ?
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus/
Deficit
Assets Months
Reserves
Employees Volunteers Filed on
31/03/2018 £22,615,000 £23,313,000 -£698,000 444 61 09/01/2019
31/03/2017 £18,255,000 £17,918,000 £337,000 £3,344,000 2 360 115 19/01/2018
31/03/2016 £20,987,000 £20,432,000 £555,000 £2,944,000 1 448 64 07/12/2016
31/03/2015 £20,823,000 £21,574,000 -£751,000 £2,400,000 1 470 50 01/12/2015
31/03/2014 £18,134,508 £17,894,213 £240,295 £2,916,003 1 454 35 12/01/2015
31/03/2013 £14,321,732 £13,832,383 £489,349 £2,718,706 2 338 47 15/10/2013
31/03/2012 £10,246,728 £10,167,087 £79,641 £2,233,355 2 310 79 14/12/2012
31/03/2011 £10,152,686 £9,781,950 £370,736 £2,153,714 2 287 0 16/11/2011
31/03/2010 £9,092,798 £8,955,220 £137,578 £1,782,979 2 251 66 12/11/2010
31/03/2009 £7,922,260 £7,777,906 £144,354 £1,645,401 2 248 40 01/12/2009
Donations received ?

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 4 grant making charities totalling £581,900

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£3,500
15/12/2018
The EQ Foundation Unrestricted via Big Give Xmas Appeal
£300,000
31/01/2018
Garfield Weston Foundation Core Costs
£5,000
15/12/2017
The EQ Foundation Via Big Give
£123,400
31/10/2016
City Bridge Trust £123,400 over three years (£40,100, £41,100, £42,200) towards the salary of a full-time Recovery Support Worker working out of the London Hub, and associated project costs.
£150,000
31/07/2016
Esmee Fairbairn Towards core work, providing training and employment opportunities for ex-offenders.
How effective is it?
Prison Drug and Alcohol Services

Description: Forward deliver drug and alcohol recovery in prison, ‘Recovery Support’ and ‘through the gate’ services when clients leave prison. These include harm reduction advice and services, peer-led motivational workshops, intensive structured 12 step programmes and recovery support, employment and housing offers

Objectives: To provide an intensive abstinence-based treatment programme in UK prisons

Outputs Outcomes
01/04/2017-31/03/2018
10000 Services users782 Completed 12 step structured programme
Forward East Kent Substance Misuse Service

Description: Forward, in partnership with mental health charity Rethink, co-designed support services in East Kent out of five hubs to give local stakeholders the power to reshaping the support available

Objectives: To prevent substance misuse in the East Kent area

Outputs Outcomes
01/05/2017-30/04/2018
3077 People supported in five ‘Hubs’ across East Kent61% Of injecting clients stopped injecting
1978 People accessed clinical interventions
Forward Connections Relationship Support Service

Description: The Connections Relationship Support Service includes assessment of family relationships and referrals to specialist family workers, relationship in-cell information packs, a structured Family Ties programme run in prison and in community settings, a Man Up psychosocial programme focused on developing positive male identity, the Our Space community forums for family members to learn more about addiction and the Family Recovery Support Network, a community peer run group for concerned significant others to gain support

Objectives: Reducing reoffending and supporting recovery for those with substance dependence through ongoing contact with partners or family members

Outputs Outcomes
01/04/2018-31/03/2019
2500 Service users engaged with family work in prison and the community
450 Service users completed the Family Ties programme
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Governance
Trustees (10)
Main office

Units 106-107
Edinburgh House
170 Kennington Lane
LONDON
SE11 5DP

Legal constitution
  • UK Charity, number: 1001701
  • First registered on 29/01/1991
Objectives

THE OBJECTS OF THE CHARITY ARE FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT AND PARTICULARLY, BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY, BY WORKING WITH OFFENDERS, EX-OFFENDERS AND THOSE AT RISK OF OFFENDING: 2.1 TO RELIEVE PERSONS WHO ARE SUFFERING FROM THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOLISM, DRUG ADDICTION OR OTHER FORMS OF ADDICTION OR DEPENDENCE TO SUBSTANCES, PERSONS ENGAGED IN SUBSTANCE MISUSE, AND PERSONS SUFFERING FROM OTHER COMPULSIVE DISORDERS AND RELATED MENTAL ILLNESSES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BY THE PROVISION OF TREATMENT, ADVICE, SUPPORT, INFORMATION AND COUNSELLING TO SUCH PERSONS AND THEIR FAMILIES AND DEPENDANTS, AND TO ASSIST IN THE REHABILITATION AND RECOVERY OF SUCH PERSONS; 2.2 TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION: 2.2.1 AND TRAINING OF ANY PERSON WORKING IN THE FIELD OF ALCOHOLISM, DRUG ADDICTION OR OTHER FORMS OF ADDICTION OR DEPENDENCE TO SUBSTANCES, SUBSTANCE MISUSE, OTHER COMPULSIVE DISORDERS AND RELATED MENTAL ILLNESSES; AND 2.2.2 OF THE PUBLIC IN ALL ASPECTS OF ADDICTION PROBLEMS, INCLUDING ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE; 2.3 TO PROMOTE RESEARCH INTO THE CARE AND TREATMENT OF PERSONS WHO ARE SUFFERING FROM THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOLISM, DRUG ADDICTION OR OTHER FORMS OF ADDICTION OR DEPENDENCE TO SUBSTANCES, PERSONS ENGAGED IN SUBSTANCE MISUSE, AND PERSONS SUFFERING FROM OTHER COMPULSIVE DISORDERS AND RELATED MENTAL ILLNESSES AND TO DISSEMINATE THE RESULTS OF SUCH RESEARCH TO THE PUBLIC; 2.4 TO PROMOTE THE CARE, RESETTLEMENT AND REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS, EX-OFFENDERS AND THOSE AT RISK OF OFFENDING, AND TO SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES AND DEPENDANTS, IN PARTICULAR (BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION) BY PROVIDING, PROMOTING, SUPPORTING OR ORGANISING THE RECRUITMENT, EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF OFFENDERS, EX-OFFENDERS AND THOSE AT RISK OF OFFENDING AND TO ASSIST THEM IN FINDING EMPLOYMENT OR SELF EMPLOYMENT AND ACCOMMODATION AND IN REHABILITATING THEMSELVES; 2.5 TO PROMOTE THE PREVENTION OF CRIME AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION BY SUPPORTING OR CARRYING ON EITHER ALONE OR IN CO-OPERATION WITH ANY OTHER BODY, AUTHORITY OR PERSON ANY PROJECT OF SCHEME AND BY PROVIDING MONEY FOR SUCH PURPOSES WHETHER BY LOAN OR OTHERWISE; 2.6 TO PROVIDE FACILITIES IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE FOR RECREATION AND LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION WITH THE OBJECTIVE OF IMPROVING THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC.