The Trust has a long-standing concern for the welfare of families – with a particular interest in the issue of domestic violence – and prisoners, and its work in Britain continues to focus on these areas. In Africa, it seeks to support community-led organisations working to build local sustainable livelihoods. In all three areas, the Trust has an interest in funding work which, although pressing, does not easily attract funding from other sources.
Funding is available under the programmes as follows:
- Family Grants – The maximum grant is £5,000 per year for up to three years.
- Penal Grants – Funding is available for project and core costs. The kinds of grants the Trust expects to make are:
- One-off grants of up to £3,000 to pay for specific projects that help maintain relationships between prisoners and their families or for work that supports the contributions that volunteers make within the prison community.
- Grants of up to £4,000 per year over two to three years, particularly where a guaranteed ongoing contribution is going to make a difference to the sustainability of a programme or activity.
- Africa Grants – The maximum grant is £5,000 per year for up to three years.