The Triangle Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its Development Grants programme is noon on the 4th May 2020.
This Development Grant provides funding towards core rather than project costs and is aimed at strengthening an organisation as a whole. During this funding round, the Trust will provide grants to not for profit organisations working towards the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders.
Applicants must be a registered charity, not-for-profit social enterprise or community interest company working within the UK. The Trust particularly welcome applications from organisations working in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Grants are available from £10,000 up to £80,000 for a duration of 6 months to 3 years. The amount of funding requested must be proportional to the development that will be undertaken. A maximum of £30,000 per year or £2,500 per month for smaller developments can be requested.
The Trust are open minded on the type of initiatives applicants may wish to develop in order to increase their resilience. Grants can cover any costs incurred by the applicant in increasing their resilience and future sustainability. Previous projects supported include:
- Open Gates which received a grant of £80,000 over three years to develop its furniture restoration business and to provide opportunities for offenders to build their skills and confidence, to find future employment and reduce the risk of reoffending.
- The Oswin Project which supports inmates at HMP Northumberland to secure employment opportunities upon their release whilst providing an ongoing mentoring programme to help them integrate back into their communities and break the offending cycle.