Offenders and ex-offenders

The Foundation has been a keen supporter of penal reform, and funded groups working with offenders for many years.  In the past few years we have funded between 14 and 22 organisations each year. 

The Foundation supports the work of groups and organisations that work with people in prison, ‘through the gate’, ex-offenders, and those at risk of offending. We are especially keen to support the rehabilitation of people, and work that helps reduce the likelihood of re-offending behaviour.

The Foundation has been a strong advocate for the work of Community Chaplaincies, Restorative Justice, and for women in the criminal justice system or at risk of being in the criminal justice system.

We have funded specific work with perpetrators of domestic violence, sex offenders and older prisoners and others. We also support organisations which work for change within the criminal justice system. Projects funded include training in employable skills, literacy, a range of art-based projects, work with the families of prisoners, and a range of other activities.

If you have any queries or need further clarification on eligibility, please contact  

See below for some cases studies of a selection of the more recent grants we have made.

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We are no longer accepting applications for our February 2024 Trustee meeting.

All new applications received now will be considered in the following round, leading up to our June 2024 Trustee meeting.

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