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Charles Hayward Foundation

The overall aim of this funding programme is to prevent people entering the criminal Justice system and to support people entering the criminal justice system and to support those already in the system to move on and rebuild their lives.

The Foundation will fund projects at a local and community level delivering an aspect, or strands, of the following sub-categories.

  • Targeted early intervention programmes aimed at reaching the most troubled and vulnerable families in a community
  • Preventative and diversionary projects for young people at risk of offending including tailored interventions identifying and addressing the particular needs of girls and young women
  • Programmes, particularly those with a focus on young offenders, combining prison based and community interventions dealing with rehabilitation of offenders, accommodation and support on release, helping with maintaining family relationships, mentoring, and mapping and creating pathways to employment
  • Programmes of support directed towards rehabilitating the victims of domestic abuse and criminal exploitation

Please note the funder will not fund the following activities:

  • Policy and research
  • Short term interventions
  • Trips and youth volunteering
  • Uniformed organisation
  • Generic youth programmes

How much can I apply for?

The grants are valued up to £7,000.

Organisations with an income under £350,000 can apply for this fund, to read the full guidelines please visit the funders website.


No Min - £7,000
no deadline
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