Objectives of Fund

The funding is intended for registered charities working in the current priority areas:

  • Supporting offenders and ex-offenders into work, specifically for those looking to build skills and capability to get into sustainable work.
  • Helping specific groups within the criminal justice sector that are less popular with funders than others.

The secondary funding area is focused on projects that work with young people (up to age 25 years) from disadvantaged and socio-economically challenged groups, such as immigrants, to ensure they are given every possible chance to realise their full potential and to participate fully in society.

Value Notes

There are two levels of funding:

  • Small grants of up to £5,000.
  • Main Grants have no maximum amount.

Grants are normally awarded for one year only; however, in exceptional cases, applications for multi-year funding of up to three years, will be considered.

How To Apply

The next closing dates for applications in 2024/2025 are midday on:

  • 14 November 2024 to be considered in February 2025.
  • 13 March 2025 to be considered in June 2025.
  • 3 July 2025 to be considered in October 2025.
  • 13 November 2025 to be considered in February 2026.

Any applications that arrive too late for consideration at one meeting are automatically rolled forward to the next.