Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust: Investing in Rehabilitation

Education & Employment Health & Social Care Local Grants

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 and 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 ex- offenders 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; and
  • demonstrate collaborative/partnership working.

This grant programme will offer one-off and multi-year grants. Ordinarily, the smallest grant available within the programme will be £7,500 and the largest £75,000. However, organisations wishing to apply for a smaller or larger sum should write to the Chief Executive, Jacqueline Rae: jrae@cfct.org.uk with a brief summary of their application (no more than 300 words) before applying.

Please note, the total annual grant cannot be greater than 50% of your most recent annual turnover. Funding will not be allocated for core costs of an existing service unless this will unlock new opportunities or extend the service in some way.

Deadline: Continuous rolling programme.

For more information and how to apply please click here.

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