We believe that people are capable of transformational change, no matter how chaotic their histories.
Therefore, in partnership with the Forward Trust, we have £100,000 in total available to support early-stage enterprises and charities that prioritise creating jobs for ex-offenders and people in recovery. Each eligible project can access up to £5,000 towards their Crowdfunder project.
Do you have an idea or early stage enterprise or charity that creates jobs for ex-offenders or people in recovery? If so, apply now below!
This programme is part of a wider initiative called the Forward Enterprise Fund which provides business support and repayable finance to organisations who share our mission. For more information about this fund, please follow: http://www.forwardenterprise.org.uk/
Grant match funding and business support for start-up and early stage charities and social enterprises creating jobs for ex-offenders and people in recovery.
You need a crowdfunding project to apply for funding. Start or continue adding your project and, if eligible, you'll be prompted to apply.
To apply for £5,000 match funding and possible business support, a project must be:
By asking people about their offending history or recovery journey, we can ensure our funds have the best impact. To read more about the Commitment to Disclosure follow this link.
In making decisions about applications we will consider areas like financial viability and growth, potential job creation and social impact, use of public funds, reputational risk and governance.
Read the full Forward Enterprise Fund terms & conditions.
Help to provide training, tools, support to 30 prison leavers to become self-employed subcontractors in construction over the next 6 months.
The Recruitment Junction helps ex-offenders into employment. Help us support 100 people with convictions into employment over the next year.
We are raising money to support the creation of paid mentoring roles for people with experience of custody to mentor their peers.
Delivery of a University Foundation module in 2 prisons, to test processes for full university registration.
We are creating a co-operative brewery, where anyone can learn to brew beer from scratch without the need to own expensive, bulky equipment.
You can help me reduce the pressure on Prison staff. I will create content that will keep residents motivated and help them to rehabilitate
To launch our MADE IN HMP brand, starting with the production of t-shirts made in prison, sales of which will fund our prison fitness work
Help us train more prisoners as Bike Mechanics - to build a brighter future after release. #BikesBehindBars
Opening soon in the heart of York...an Italian deli with a Yorkshire twist supporting the rehabilitation of women offenders.
A community based venue, it’s in a run down area where we want provide, wellness, fitness, sports, events, drop ins, general support.
We aspire to create a modern cafe-restaurant in Reading to train and employ isolated young people and get the local community to connect
To raise funds for required upgrade works to re open Plot 22, a small multi purpose creative space for Sheffield's underground community.
Create your unique page. Tell your story and explain your idea. Then set a target and how long you need to reach it.
Spread the word to friends, professional contacts and others in your community. Tell everyone you know about your project.
People who like your idea donate or pledge money in return for a reward they’ll receive once your project succeeds.