The Triangle Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its Development Grants programme is noon on the 22nd October 2019.
This Development Grant is aimed at strengthening an organisation as a whole rather than just one specific project by providing core funding to implement a step change in development and therefore build increased sustainability for the future. During this funding round, the Trust will provide grants to not for profit organisations working towards the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders.
The Trust awards grants to help develop sustainable income sources, so that when the grant comes to end, the applicant organisation's income will not be reduced. Applicants must be a registered charity, not-for-profit social enterprise or community interest company working within the UK with a UK office.
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.
Grants can cover any costs incurred by the applicant in undertaking a development to increase resilience. 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.