Funding news

Support for voluntary sector rehabilitation bids - 29 January 2013

A social enterprise has been awarded £150,000 to help voluntary groups play a leading role in cutting crime and reducing reoffending.

This money is part of a £500,000 pot to help Voluntary Community Sector (VCS) groups successfully bid for and deliver Payment by Results (PbR) contracts to manage and reform offenders.

3SC, a social enterprise who manage public service contracts on behalf of the voluntary sector, will use the funding to work with voluntary organisations to draft an action plan. This will set out the steps which the sector needs to take to overcome any barriers to their participation in PbR contracts.

They aim to do this through:

  • A review of the existing evidence, to identify gaps and barriers; and
  • detailed engagement with VCS organisations, current and potential private contractors, commissioners and social investors.

For more details see the Ministry of Justice press release.