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Funding Boost For Programmes That Reduce Reoffending

Charities and social enterprises who use innovative ways to reduce reoffending in England have been handed a boost worth more than £2 million

Published on 06 February 2014

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by Nick Hurd MP


London, England

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In recognition that social action has an important role to play in reducing reoffending, 12 organisations will benefit from £2.4 million through the Rehabilitation Social Action Fund (RSAF), a Centre for Social Action programme.

The grants will provide the chosen organisations with resources to demonstrate what works and deliver social action programmes at a greater scale, for example in new prisons and communities.

Grant recipients will use a range of social action methods to support ex-offenders to stop committing crime and to transform their lives, overcoming issues like drug and alcohol abuse and homelessness.

Activities include:

  • volunteer mentoring with offenders in receipt of shorter sentences
  • peer-mentoring using the experience of ex-offenders who want to give back to society
  • circles of volunteers supporting particularly high-risk offenders

Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd said:

"The work that all of these organisations are involved in highlights that social issues can often be dealt with very effectively through making the most of community and individual resources. These grants will allow this work to be invested in and expanded."

These grants, developed in partnership with the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), come alongside a wide-ranging package of support for voluntary organisations interested in delivering offender rehabilitation services under the government’s probation reforms.


For more information about this press release including contact details visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/funding-boost-for-programmes-that-reduce-reoffending



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Posted 2014-02-06 15:52:00