CharityDetail

What it does
    Helping refugees living in the UK rebuild their lives through education, training and employment.
Who works here
  • 20 employees and 424 volunteers.
Who it helps
  • Children/young People
  • Elderly/old People
  • People With Disabilities
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin
Sector(s) covered
  • Education/training
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
  • Economic/community Development/employment
  • Human Rights/religious Or Racial Harmony/equality Or Diversity
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales
UN SDGs:
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Financial Data ?
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus/
Deficit
Assets Months
Reserves
Employees Volunteers Filed on
28/05/2019 £1,006,363 £1,030,108 -£23,745 3 20 424 20/12/2019
28/05/2018 £741,150 £448,140 £293,010 8 8 130 18/01/2019
28/05/2017 £165,418 £160,649 £4,769 15/03/2018
28/05/2016 £41,946 £31,522 £10,424 14/11/2016
Donations received ?

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 3 grant making charities totalling £203,000

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£108,000
13/06/2019
Trust for London The funding is for Breaking Barrier’s new Aspire programme which supports refugees in London who are underemployed, experiencing in-work poverty and/or who want to develop to progress into roles which are better paid, offer longer-term career prospects, are more aligned with their aspirations and/or make better use of their skills.
£20,000
30/06/2018
Garfield Weston Foundation Core cost project towards Breaking Barriers
£75,000
30/11/2017
Lloyds Bank Foundation Charity providing paid work placements and mentoring support to refugees and migrants helping them find meaningful long term employment.
How effective is it?
Breaking Barriers Employment Programme

Description: The programme offers refugees bespoke employment support, provided by volunteers in mentoring and advice appointments at London based delivery centres. Support includes writing and teaching English courses at every level, as well as up-skilling clients at employability workshops that assist their integration to life in the UK.

Objectives: To enable refugees in London to acquire the knowledge, confidence and experience they need to secure stable and fulfilling jobs

Intervention period: Dependant on the needs of the individual

Beneficiaries: Refugees

Outputs Outcomes
29/05/2018-28/05/2019
443 Clients supported85% Of clients that completed a bespoke support programme achieved a positive outcome
160 Clients supported through an educational programme
29/05/2017-28/05/2018
424 Clients supported35 Clients employed by corporate partners
133 Clients supported through an educational programme74% Of clients reported a perceived improvement in written English
130 Volunteers supported clients428 Hours of volunteer support given
96% Of clients increased their knowledge of the UK labour market
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Governance
Trustees (8)
Main office

Office 202, 2nd Floor, The Frames
1 Phipp Street
London
EC2A 4PS

Legal constitution
  • UK Charity, number: 1161901
  • First registered on 29/05/2015
Objectives

FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT: A)TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF THOSE GRANTED REFUGEE STATUS, THEIR DEPENDANTS AND THOSE SEEKING ASYLUM IN THE UNITED KINGDOM SO AS TO ADVANCE THEM IN LIFE AND ASSIST THEM TO ADAPT WITHIN A NEW COMMUNITY; B)THE RELIEF OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OF THOSE GRANTED REFUGEE STATUS, THEIR DEPENDENTS AND THOSE SEEKING ASYLUM IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, BY THE PROVISION OF VOCATIONAL SKILLS TRAINING, ADVICE AND SUPPORT; C)TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC IN GENERAL ABOUT THE ISSUES RELATING TO REFUGEES AND THOSE SEEKING ASYLUM; AND D)THE PROMOTION OF SOCIAL INCLUSION FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT AMONG PEOPLE WHO ARE REFUGEES, THEIR DEPENDENTS OR SEEKING ASYLUM IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, WHO ARE SOCIALLY EXCLUDED ON THE GROUNDS OF THEIR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC POSITION.