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Detention Action

UN SDGs
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Decent Work & Economic Growth
Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
What it does
    Detention Action is a national charity that aims to change the way that migrants are treated by immigration detention policy in the UK. We defend the rights and improve the welfare of people in detention by combining support for individuals with campaigning for policy change. Detention Action was known as London Detainee Support Group until May 2011.
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups
Sector(s) covered
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
Where it operates
  • Throughout England
How it's governed
  • UK Charity, number: 1065066
  • First registered on 28/10/1997
Financial Data
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus Assets Months
Reserves
Filed on Employees Volunteers
31/03/2018 £344,323 £345,056 -£733 29/10/2018
31/03/2017 £403,700 £312,093 £91,607 19/01/2018
31/03/2016 £275,740 £265,403 £10,337 12/01/2017
31/03/2015 £314,260 £261,384 £52,876 19/01/2016
31/03/2014 £260,808 £223,296 £37,512 09/01/2015
31/03/2013 £234,793 £210,917 £23,876 16/01/2014
31/03/2012 £228,403 £229,623 -£1,220 03/10/2012
31/03/2011 £193,038 £189,111 £3,927 26/10/2011
31/03/2010 £146,506 £149,740 -£3,234 24/12/2010
31/03/2009 £112,508 £122,279 -£9,771 18/12/2009
Donations received

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 7 grant making charities totalling £658,900

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£15,000
31/12/2017
AB Charitable Trust £15,000 towards core costs
£60,000
30/09/2017
Barrow Cadbury To achieve radical change for irregular migrants and asylum-seekers at risk of indefinite immigration detention
£112,500
28/02/2017
Joseph Rowntree Foundation Alternatives to detention advocacy
£15,000
31/12/2016
AB Charitable Trust £15,000 towards advocacy and casework
£91,800
29/02/2016
Henry Smith Charity towards three years' continuation funding of the running costs of the 'Colnbrook and Verne Advocacy Project', supporting immigration detainees
£10,000
31/12/2015
AB Charitable Trust £10,000 towards core costs
£225,000
30/11/2015
Esmee Fairbairn Towards Detention Action's strategic campaigning for reform of the immigration detention system.
£30,000
31/05/2015
Tudor Trust over one year as continuation funding towards the running costs of an organisation providing casework to detainees at Colnbrook and Verne detention centres
£60,000
24/01/2015
Barrow Cadbury To enable Detention Action to build on its success to date in campaigning for a fairer detention system.
£10,000
30/09/2014
AB Charitable Trust £10,000 towards core costs
£29,600
29/01/2014
Lloyds Bank Foundation Detention Action supports migrants held in detention and campaigns for welfare improvement and policy change . This request relates to their practical and emotional support services for individuals held in Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre
Governance
Trustees (6)
  • Caroline White
  • Christine Shearer
  • Elizabeth Bowles
  • Hans Dibobe
  • Jennine Walker
  • John Brown

Objectives

THE OBJECTS OF DETENTION ACTION ARE FOR THE RELIEF OF POVERTY, SICKNESS AND DISTRESS AMONGST REFUGEES, ASYLUM SEEKERS AND OTHERS WHO ARE OR HAVE BEEN DETAINED IN LONDON AND ELSEWHERE AND WHO ARE RESIDENT OR WHO ARE INTENDING TO RESIDE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND ELSEWHERE BY PROVIDING SUCH PERSONS WITH EDUCATIONAL, PRACTICAL OR OTHER SUPPORT.