The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust’s Investing in Rehabilitation programme awards grants to support the rehabilitation of offenders and help reduce the collateral consequences of their imprisonment for their families; with the overall aim of reducing reoffending and making the communities of Kent safer.
This programme will fund local organisations working in Kent and national charities currently offering, or planning to offer their services in the county. Collaborative/partnership working is particularly welcome, but consortium applications must be submitted by a ‘lead’ organisation.
The programme will fund a wide range of work including, but not exclusively:
• Mentoring services – including peer mentors;
• Pre-& post release support in areas such as gaining employment or accommodation;
• Schemes for developing self-awareness and personal growth including through the arts,
sport or work with animals;
• Family engagement – helping prisoners to stay in touch with their children and families;
• Restorative justice and schemes that allow offenders to ‘give something back’;
• Community outreach for those at risk of offending;
• Challenging stereotypes – programmes that counter the negative perceptions of exoffenders as a homogeneous group;
• Move-on and half-way house provision.
Extra priority will be given to groups that:
• clearly explain the focus of their work and define its intended outcomes
• demonstrate a commitment to service user involvement
• demonstrate collaborative/partnership working.
Deadline: Continuous rolling programme.
For more information and how to apply please click here.
Other Local Grants Funds
Canterbury City Council: Councillors Opportunities Fund
Councillors of Canterbury City Council can award up to £200 to a community group or organisation for a one-off project. It must help make the district a better place to live by improving social or environmental wellbeing. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme until annual budget is spent. For more information and how to apply please click here.Health & Social Care Local Grants
Kent County Council: KCC Resilience Grant
Kent County Council’s Resilience Grant, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, is awarding grants of up to £10,000 to local organisations who are supporting families in financial difficulties, with a particular emphasis on food and debt advice. The intention is to fund those organisations currently seeing an increase in demand or anticipating an increase in demand…Education & Employment Local Grants Youth
Land Securities LINK Fund
The Land Securities LINK Fund awards grants of up to £5,000 to small, local voluntary and community groups and charities in the Swanscombe/Northfleet area. Projects which benefit young people with a focus on NEETS, education and training projects with a focus on addressing employability and homelessness are eligible to apply. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. For…Local Grants Youth
Albert Burns Children’s Charitable Trust FundMonday November 30th, 2020 11:59pm
The Albert Burns Children’s Charitable Trust Fund awards grants of up to £5,000 to small organisation providing direct support to young people (under 18 years old) in East Kent, in particular Thanet. Deadline: Monday 30 November 2020 For more information and how to apply please click here.