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Women In Prison Limited

What it does
    Women in Prison Ltd works to reduce the number of women in prison and to lessen the damage done to women by imprisonment. We do this by providing direct information, advice and support services and by campaigning to end the gender inequality experienced by women in the criminal justice system.
Who works here
  • 50 employees and 12 volunteers.
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups
Sector(s) covered
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Education/training
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
  • Accommodation/housing
  • Human Rights/religious Or Racial Harmony/equality Or Diversity
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales
How it's governed
  • UK Charity, number: 1118727
  • First registered on 10/04/2007
Financial Data
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus Assets Months
Reserves
Employees Volunteers Filed on
31/03/2018 £1,669,262 £1,707,158 -£37,896 1 50 12 02/01/2019
31/03/2017 £1,956,540 £1,947,383 £9,157 £303,282 1 53 8 12/01/2018
31/03/2016 £2,306,262 £2,170,592 £135,670 £294,125 1 49 10 26/01/2017
31/03/2015 £1,406,670 £1,491,668 -£84,998 £172,180 1 41 10 28/01/2016
31/03/2014 £1,148,751 £1,158,471 -£9,720 £257,178 2 35 30 07/01/2015
31/03/2013 £1,122,960 £1,057,546 £65,414 £266,898 2 31 30 24/01/2014
31/03/2012 £1,011,216 £1,024,908 -£13,692 £325,658 3 28 0 14/01/2013
31/03/2011 £1,467,207 £1,547,825 -£80,618 £339,350 2 40 51 09/01/2012
Donations received

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 6 grant making charities totalling £1,185,606

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£146,100
30/11/2018
Henry Smith Charity towards three years' salaries of the Head of Finance & Governance and the Head of National Service Delivery at a project providing group work and one-to-one support for women across England who are the criminal justice system
£18,500
30/09/2018
Barrow Cadbury To raise awareness in Parliament of the 40 specialist Women's Centres who support women affected by the criminal justice system.
£10,200
31/12/2017
Barrow Cadbury To support WIP's CEO to undertake engagement and policy work around the government's new Female Offenders Strategy
£150,000
31/05/2017
Esmee Fairbairn Towards unrestricted core costs to support women in the criminal justice system, enabling their voices to be heard and reducing the number of women in prison.
£89,000
02/03/2017
Trust for London The funding is to support a strong network of WiP Magazine and Participation groups for London women affected by the criminal justice system based in women's centres and southern prisons with the shared aim of strengthening womens voices in policy-making and in WiP's 2020 Campaign to reduce the womens prison population to 2020 by 2020.
£150,000
31/01/2017
Tudor Trust over three years as continuation funding, on an unrestricted basis, for a national organisation campaigning on behalf of women involved in the criminal justice system
£91,500
31/12/2016
Barrow Cadbury To support women in prison from Birmingham to increase their voice and participation in policy-making at a national level
£500,306
29/02/2016
National Lottery Health Matters will support mental and physical healthcare needs of women in two prisons, Bronzefield and Downview. Women in prison are often unaware of their healthcare needs including mental health, pregnancy, hepatitis & HIV and trauma. Women will receive 1:1 support and advocacy. They will also run in-custody workshops, offer advice and information, and distribute healthcare literature designed specifically for women in prison including articles written by women in prison.
£30,000
31/01/2016
Tudor Trust over one year towards the running costs of a national charity which campaigns on behalf of women involved in the criminal justice system while also supporting women in prison in England
Governance
Trustees (9)
  • Lynne Laidlaw
  • Martine Lignon (2 trusteeships)
  • Joanne Ryan
  • Yvonne Roberts
  • Paramjit Ahluwalia
  • Naima Sakande
  • Aisling Rosa Wootten
  • Grace Elanor Stevens
  • Harriet Johnson
Main office

Women in Prison
2nd Floor, Elmfield House
5 Stockwell Mews
LONDON
SW9 9XG

Objectives

(I) TO PROMOTE THE RESETTLEMENT, PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF WOMEN IN, OR WHO HAVE BEEN RELEASED FROM, PRISON OR YOUTH CUSTODY. (II) TO RELIEVE POVERTY AND SICKNESS AND TO PROMOTE THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL WELL-BEING OF SUCH WOMEN. (III) TO PROMOTE RESEARCH INTO THE BROADER ISSUES OF PREVENTION, OFFENDING, IMPRISONMENT, RESETTLEMENT AND RECIDIVISM. (IV) TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC AND POLICY MAKERS ABOUT THE REALITY OF WOMEN'S INVOLVEMENT IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.