Investing in rehabilitation

This programme makes grants to support the rehabilitation of offenders and to help reduce the collateral consequences of their imprisonment for their families, with the aim of reducing reoffending.

Each year, around 88,000 people are sent to prison and 150,000 are given a probation order.  Many of these individuals will have had chaotic and complicated lives: growing up in local authority care, excluded from school, living with drug or alcohol problems or struggling with mental health issues.    This programme supports organisations that work to break the pernicious cycle of reoffending; helping offenders and their families move forward to build better lives, with real options for a meaningful and positive future within their communities. 

The Trust is a Living Wage Funder and it encourages grant applicants to cost all salaries included in their application at the living wage rate.  The current living wage rate can be found here


When to Apply

• If you apply before the end of February you will receive a grant decision in early July

• If you apply by the end of June you will receive a grant decision in mid-October

• If you apply by the end of October you will receive a grant decision in early March

Please note: we receive a large number of applications on the closing date and this can create technical issues.  Unfortunately, this means that some applications are deferred to the next round.  Please apply in advance of the closing date to avoid disappointment.


Please read through our FAQs before making an application

Download the programme guidance material

Download the questions and prepare your application in advance

Apply online here


Make sure you review our recent grants to see the size of grants usually given through this programme