Funding for Voluntary Organisations Working in the Criminal Justice System
Voluntary organisations with an annual income of less than £500,000 can apply now for a grant of up to £5,000. The funding is to be used for activities and resources which help organisations deliver support to people in the criminal justice system during the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. For example, this could be additional equipment or a contribution towards a salary.
Applications will be accepted from voluntary organisations operating in England and Wales, supporting persons in prison, leaving prison or under licence in the community or serving a community sentence in the context of Covid-19.
Organisations are also welcome to apply if they have previously offered support to HMPPS through the sector support mobilisation process to adapt their service or deliver more support during the pandemic, whether they have been accepted, declined or are currently being considered.
All funding must be spent by 30 November 2020.
The £275,000 fund is intended to be open for six months dependent on funds remaining.
There are no deadlines. Applications will be reviewed weekly from Monday, 25 May 2020.
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