Detention Action

Charity first registered in the UK on 28/10/1997 no: 1065066
Charities Commission data
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UN Sustainable Development Goals
8 Decent Work & Economic Growth
16 Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions

What it does

The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty

How it works

Provides Advocacy/advice/information

Where it operates

Throughout England

Who it helps

Other Defined Groups


Donations received

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

When Amount Donor To be used for
31/12/2017 £15,000 AB Charitable Trust £15,000 towards core costs
30/09/2017 £60,000 Barrow Cadbury To achieve radical change for irregular migrants and asylum-seekers at risk of indefinite immigration detention
28/02/2017 £112,500 Joseph Rowntree Foundation Alternatives to detention advocacy
31/12/2016 £15,000 AB Charitable Trust £15,000 towards advocacy and casework
29/02/2016 £91,800 Henry Smith Charity towards three years' continuation funding of the running costs of the 'Colnbrook and Verne Advocacy Project', supporting immigration detainees
31/12/2015 £10,000 AB Charitable Trust £10,000 towards core costs
30/11/2015 £225,000 Esmee Fairbairn Towards Detention Action's strategic campaigning for reform of the immigration detention system.
31/05/2015 £30,000 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
24/01/2015 £60,000 Barrow Cadbury To enable Detention Action to build on its success to date in campaigning for a fairer detention system.
30/09/2014 £10,000 AB Charitable Trust £10,000 towards core costs
29/01/2014 £29,600 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

Financial Data
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus Assets Months
Reserves
Employees Volunteers
31/03/2018 £344,323 £345,056 -£733 0
31/03/2017 £403,700 £312,093 £91,607 0
31/03/2016 £275,740 £265,403 £10,337 0
31/03/2015 £314,260 £261,384 £52,876 0
31/03/2014 £260,808 £223,296 £37,512 0
31/03/2013 £234,793 £210,917 £23,876 0
31/03/2012 £228,403 £229,623 -£1,220 0
31/03/2011 £193,038 £189,111 £3,927 0
31/03/2010 £146,506 £149,740 -£3,234 0
31/03/2009 £112,508 £122,279 -£9,771 0
31/03/2008 £120,381 £117,468 £2,913 0
31/03/2007 £127,163 £108,502 £18,661 0
31/03/2006 £82,338 £95,616 -£13,278 0
31/03/2005 £86,716 £54,537 £32,179 0
31/03/2004 £76,168 £115,116 -£38,948 0

Trustees

This charity has 6 registered trustees.

  • 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.