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Fund title: COVID-19 Response Grants: voluntary organisations supporting people in the criminal justice system

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Grants for voluntary organisations providing support during the coronavirus crisis to people in prison, leaving prison or under licence in the community or serving a community sentence

Application deadline:

30 November 2020

Fund description:

Voluntary organisations working in the criminal justice system can apply for grant funding to support their work during COVID-19.

There is a budget of £275,000 from Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and the Ministry of Justice. It is being distributed by Clinks, a voluntary-sector support organisation.

Grants are intended for organisations already providing, or which have a track record of providing, services in the criminal justice system. Organisations should already have an existing relationship with HMPPS and must have an annual income not exceeding £500,000.

The funding can be used to provide activities and resources which help organisations deliver support to people in the criminal justice system during the crisis. For example, this could be additional equipment or a contribution towards a salary. Clinks expects to provide grants in the region of £3,000 to £5,000, up to a maximum of £20,000.

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