Clinks Covid-19 Grants - Supporting People in the Criminal Justice System

Grants £3,000-£5,000 (although can fund up to £20,000) to voluntary organisations providing support to people in the criminal justice system, to support their vital work during Covid-19

The pandemic has had a profound effect on voluntary organisations, the vast majority of which have had to reduce service provision or are adapting their services to deliver vital support to people in the criminal justice system.

Clinks is 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.

They want to hear 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.

They are keen to hear from organisations working across the breadth of the voluntary sector in England and Wales including those delivering specialist services for people with protected characteristics.

Organisations are also welcome to apply if they 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.

What will be funded

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.

We expect to provide grants of £3,000 - £5,000. No organisation will be granted more than £20,000.

The funding is not for activity already delivered by Community Rehabilitation Companies, but can complement them. You must not already have secured funding from other sources for the same activity.

Clinks will support applicants with their application. Clinks will be the point of contact throughout the programme. They can be contacted on or 02081 442551. 

This programme will stay open until all funding has been allocated, which they anticipate will be within 6 months. Details and application form can be found at:

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