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Clinks announces COVID-19 response grants

Voluntary organisations working in the criminal justice system with under £500,000 annual income can apply now for grant funding to support their vital work during COVID-19. Clinks is pleased to be distributing £275,000 on behalf of Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and the Ministry of Justice in recognition of the continued challenges presented to voluntary organisations at this time.

Applications are welcome from:

  • organisations with an existing relationship with HMPPS with under £500,000 annual income who are delivering, or have a track record of delivering, services to support people in prison, through-the-gate and in the community in the context of Covid-19.
  • organisations working across the breadth of the voluntary sector in England and Wales including those delivering specialist services for people with protected characteristics. 
  • organisations that have previously offered support to HMPPS through the sector support mobilisation process to adapt their service or deliver more support during the pandemic, whether they have been accepted, declined or are currently being considered.

Grants are expected to be between £3,000 and £5,000. No organisation will be granted more than £20,000.

This programme will stay open until all funding has been allocated, which is anticipated to be within 6 months. Applications were first being reviewed in the week of 25 May. Applications will then be reviewed weekly, and applicants will be informed of decisions within ten days of their application. Funded organisations must spend the money by 30 November 2020.

Read about the grant scheme here (click on Covid-19 response grants to see more information).

It is recommended that you get in touch with Clinks before applying to discuss your suitability for this grants programme. Clinks has appointed a dedicated individual to field enquiries, provide support to applicants, and to manage applications. Contact Emily Giles at covid19@clinks.org or on 0208 144 2551.


Funding and Fundraising
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, 3 June, 2020

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