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The Koestler Trust

What it does
    The Koestler Trust is the UK's leading charity for arts in prisons. Through awards, feedback, mentoring, outreach and involvement, it plays a unique national role in encouraging offenders, secure psychiatric patients and immigration detainees to take part in the arts, often transforming their lives. The Trust then brings prison arts to the public through exhibitions, publications and events.
Who works here
  • 15 employees and 170 volunteers.
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups
Sector(s) covered
  • Education/training
  • Arts/culture/heritage/science
Where it operates
  • Scotland, Northern Ireland
Legal constitution
  • UK Charity, number: 1105759
  • First registered on 06/09/2004
UN SDGs:
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Financial Data ?
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus/
Deficit
Assets Months
Reserves
Employees Volunteers Filed on
31/03/2018 £866,762 £775,238 £91,524 5 15 170 20/12/2018
31/03/2017 £664,038 £659,098 £4,940 £264,773 4 15 130 19/12/2017
31/03/2016 £789,635 £708,178 £81,457 £224,531 3 15 120 28/11/2016
31/03/2015 £727,352 £719,959 £7,393 £143,516 2 12 200 17/11/2015
31/03/2014 £673,710 £720,461 -£46,751 £136,123 2 17 175 16/12/2014
31/03/2013 £716,442 £708,281 £8,161 £181,906 2 13 26 27/01/2014
31/03/2012 £625,789 £619,876 £5,913 £173,302 3 14 0 25/10/2012
31/03/2011 £532,684 £561,830 -£29,146 £167,832 3 13 192 12/10/2011
31/03/2010 £528,668 £458,941 £69,727 £196,978 5 10 40 16/12/2010
31/03/2009 £432,610 £372,290 £60,320 11/12/2009
Donations received ?

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 10 grant making charities totalling £2,112,717

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£78,000
30/11/2018
Henry Smith Charity towards three years' continuation funding of the running costs of an arts mentoring project for ex-offenders across the UK
£1,500,000
30/11/2018
Paul Hamlyn Foundation The Koestler Trust is a national organisation which plays a unique role in motivating offenders to take part and achieve in the arts, and in showcasing this art to the public. They encourage ex-offenders to change their lives through taking part in the arts, and challenge negative preconceptions of what ex-offenders are capable of. In recent years, they have significantly increased the range, reach and impact of their activities, ensuring that creativity remains present across the British criminal justice system. A ten year grant, index-linked to mitigate the impact of inflation, will underpin the national work of the organisation with prisoners and their families.
£10,000
31/03/2018
AB Charitable Trust £10,000 towards core costs
£6,000
30/11/2017
Essex Community Foundation To put on an arts exhibition in Colchester run by young people at risk of exclusion
£21,500
30/09/2017
Barrow Cadbury To support the costs of a Women Prisoners' Art Trail in 2018 to mark 100 years of women's suffrage, through which art by women in prison will be placed in corridors of power such as parliament.
£40,000
30/09/2017
Garfield Weston Foundation CREATING GROWTH - YEAR 4
£10,000
31/12/2016
AB Charitable Trust £10,000 towards core costs
£10,000
31/03/2016
Ministry of Justice pop-up art workshops
£75,000
31/03/2016
Ministry of Justice To encourage artistic activity amongst prisoners, planning organising and curating art exhibitions involving and engaging offenders in custody in the arts as part of NOMS objectives of rehabilitation and resettlement.
£10,000
31/12/2015
AB Charitable Trust £10,000 towards core costs
£84,000
30/11/2015
Henry Smith Charity towards three years' salaries of the Director of Outreach and Involvement and an Outreach Administrator at an arts mentoring project for ex-offenders across England and Wales
£74,217
09/09/2015
Lloyds Bank Foundation delivering an arts mentoring programme matching volunteer arts mentors with prisoners pre- and on release from prison to support their positive reintegration back into the community. The grant will fund the salary costs of the Mentoring Co-ordinator.
£24,000
31/08/2015
Robertson Trust the Freedom in Expression Project
£40,000
11/07/2015
Barrow Cadbury To support prison-based art scholarships for women and young adults, and to contribute towards the 2017 West Midlands exhibition
£100,000
20/03/2015
Triangle Trust 1949 Fund To develop systems to increase sales of prisoners art work for the benefit of the prisoners as artists and generate increased income.
£10,000
31/12/2014
AB Charitable Trust £10,000 towards core costs
£10,000
31/07/2014
Barrow Cadbury Koestler Trust West Midlands Programme 14/15
£10,000
31/12/2013
AB Charitable Trust £10,000 towards core work with women prisoners and offenders
Governance
Trustees (12)
Main office

KOESTLER ARTS CENTRE
168A DU CANE ROAD
LONDON
W12 0TX

Objectives

3) THE CHARITY'S OBJECTS ("THE OBJECTS") ARE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE ARTS AND EDUCATION AND FOR PURPOSES BENEFICIAL TO THE COMMUNITY: A) TO PROMOTE THE CREATIVE ENTERPRISE OF INMATES AND FORMER INMATES OF PRISONS, YOUNG OFFENDER INSTITUTIONS, SECURE UNITS AND ANY OTHER ESTABLISHMENT FOR THE LAWFUL DETENTION OF INDIVIDUAL INCLUDING PATIENTS AND FORMER PATIENTS IN HIGH SECURITY PSYCHIATRIC AND OTHER HOSPITAL UNITS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM ("THE INSTITUTION") AND THOSE SUBJECT TO NON-CUSTODIAL ORDERS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND PERSON SUBJECTED TO SIMILAR REGIMES OUTSIDE THE UNITED KINGDOM IN THE FIELDS OF THE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS, SCIENCES, CRAFTS OR TRADES BY THE PROVISION OF AWARDS TO SUCH PERSONS AND GROUPS OF PERSONS FOR MERITORIOUS WORK AND THE EXHIBITION OF THEIR WORK; AND B) TO INSTITUTE OR SUPPORT WORTHWHILE ARTISTIC OR CREATIVE PROJECTS AT ANY OF THE INSTITUTIONS WHICH AIM TO STIMULATE THE EDUCATION OR SKILLS OF SUCH PERSONS AND TO ASSIST IN THEIR REHABILITATION AND RESETTLEMENT IN SOCIETY.