The Mediation Service is a registered charity which helps with mediating neighbour disputes, and operates across East Kent. Much of its work is in partnership with prisons, police, schools, probation and local authorities in housing and environmental health. It works with individuals and also provides training.
The Foundation offered a single grant of £4,871 in June 2017 towards the charity. This is specifically towards the provision of victim – offender mediation services which will take place at the prison cluster on the Isle of Sheppey. This includes HMP Swaleside, Elmley and HMP/YOI Standford Hill. The grant will contribute towards a regular mediation service, including training and related expenses. It is anticipated that over the year, around 20 cases will be supported, plus ten family conferences.