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African Prisons Project

What it does
    Improvement in the welfare, health and education of detainees in Africa.
Who works here
  • 45 employees and 15 volunteers.
Who it helps
  • Children/young People
  • Elderly/old People
  • People With Disabilities
  • Other Defined Groups
Sector(s) covered
  • Education/training
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
  • Overseas Aid/famine Relief
  • Human Rights/religious Or Racial Harmony/equality Or Diversity
Where it operates
  • Kenya, Uganda
UN SDGs:
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Financial Data ?
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus/
Deficit
Assets Months
Reserves
Employees Volunteers Filed on
31/12/2017 £1,269,254 £1,610,637 -£341,383 £621,930 4 45 15 07/09/2018
31/12/2016 £2,020,312 £1,238,514 £781,798 £963,313 9 33 20 27/10/2017
31/12/2015 £773,310 £746,278 £27,032 £181,515 2 22 20 10/08/2016
31/12/2014 £492,900 £368,558 £124,342 30/09/2015
30/11/2013 £405,549 £410,043 -£4,494 05/10/2014
30/11/2012 £150,877 £158,536 -£7,659 25/09/2013
30/11/2011 £117,571 £82,961 £34,610 28/05/2012
30/11/2010 £47,518 £64,123 -£16,605 31/08/2011
30/11/2009 £119,155 £139,388 -£20,233 25/02/2011
31/05/2008 £72,159 £25,293 £46,866 25/06/2010
Donations received ?

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 2 grant making charities totalling £150,000

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£25,000
15/01/2018
Spiers Family Foundation Unrestricted, matched with £50,000
£25,000
15/11/2017
The EQ Foundation Unrestricted, matched with £50,000
£25,000
15/12/2016
Spiers Family Foundation
£25,000
15/11/2016
The EQ Foundation Unrestricted - matched with £25,000
£25,000
15/11/2015
The EQ Foundation Unrestricted, matched with £25,000
£25,000
15/10/2015
Spiers Family Foundation
How effective is it?
Justice Changemaker Programme

Description: The African Prisons Project trains and equips a community of prisoners in paralegal, undergraduate and postgraduate legal studies. The programme provides access to legal services through prison-based legal clinics and legal awareness sessions and also provides professional secondment opportunities for senior prison and criminal justice personnel

Objectives: To pursue access to justice for those who need it most, across Africa and beyond, by empowering prisons and prison staff to place the power of the law into the hands of the poor, enabling them to make, shape and implement the law

Beneficiaries: Prisoners and prison staff

Outputs Outcomes
01/01/2018-31/12/2018
50000 People reached through legal awareness sessions
9917 Prisoners given advice on their cases by paralegals
50 Students studied law with the support of the African Prisons Project via the University of London distance learning
295 Auxiliary paralegals providing legal advice and support
£200 Would pay for the training of one student to become an auxiliary paralegal
£6,000 Would support one prison officer through a one month UK secondment journey
£15,000 Would support one student through three years of legal studies at the University of London
01/01/2017-31/12/2017
29 Prisons supported504 Prisoners accessing bail
58 Prisoners studying for law degrees
2020 Prisoners supported by African Prisons Project law students
21546 Prisoners with improved access to health and legal services
£25 Would buy three text books for a law student
£200 Would equip one student with the training to become an auxiliary paralegal
£1,700 Would pay for the registration and exam module fees for one student for a year
02/01/2016-31/12/2016
63 Prisoners studying for law degrees884 Prisoners released
Governance
Trustees (8)
  • Dr Anne Merriman Frcp MBE (2 trusteeships)
  • Paul Francis Cavadino
  • Jonathan Price
  • Prof Nicholas Johnson
  • George Daly
  • Shirlene Oh
  • Dr David Michael Hollow
  • Alexander Mclean
Main office

Fox Court
14 Gray's Inn Road
Holborn
London
WC1X 8HN

Legal constitution
  • UK Charity, number: 1121764
  • First registered on 30/11/2007
Objectives

1 TO RELIEVE THE NEEDS AND SICKNESS, AND ADVANCE THE EDUCATION, OF PRISONERS IN PRISONS IN AFRICA; 2 TO PROVIDE OR ASSIST IN THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE FOR RECREATION OR OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE NEED OF SUCH FACILITIES BY REASON OF THEIR YOUTH, AGE, INFIRMITY OR DISABILITY, FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OR SOCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES, IN PARTICULAR, PRISONERS IN PRISONS IN AFRICA, WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE.