Prison Reform Grants

Current Bromley Trust grants include:

Bounce Back Foundation
Bounce Back provide training up to NVQ level 2 and paid employment for ex-offenders, concentrated in the area of painting and decorating. The training process includes voluntary work for local community groups.
The Bromley Trust grant - £10,000

The Butler Trust Award for Education & Skills Training
The Butler trust promotes excellence and innovation in UK prisons by making annual awards for innovative, creative and effective work by prison officers, teachers, probation officers and other staff and volunteers working in prison.
The Bromley Trust grant - £10,000 restricted to the Butler Trust Award for Education & Skills Training
(See also the Keith Bromley Awards)

Changing Paths Charitable Trust
Changing Paths assists offenders and others into sustainable employment within the construction sector and its supply chain. They aim to place offenders and ex-offenders into skilled, sustainable and paid employment.
The Bromley Trust grant - £15,000

Clean Break Theatre Company
Works with women offenders, women prisoners and women at risk of offending due to drug or alcohol use or mental health needs. Uses theatre and the arts to develop skills, confidence and qualifications leading to further education, training or employment. Works in women's prisons and with women prisoners on pre-release programmes, preparing to make the often difficult transition from prison to the community.
The Bromley Trust grant - £10,000

Doncaster Community Arts (darts)
Doncaster Community Arts uses art to fuel change for individuals and communities. The ‘New Perspectives’ project will aim to deliver regular blocks of creative sessions in approved premises to provide the skills and strategies required to enter education, informal learning and work and to support successful resettlement.
The Bromley Trust grant - £10, 000 restricted to ‘New Perspectives’ project

The Hardman Trust
Provides awards for long term prisoners reaching the end of their sentence who have a clear idea of what they want to do when they are released in order for them to undertake some specific training or purchase the necessary tools.
The Bromley Trust grant - £5,000 restricted to the Keith Bromley Awards;
The Bromley Trust grant - £8,000 restricted to the the 'Hardman Directory'
(See also the Keith Bromley Awards)

Koestler Trust
Encourages and rewards a variety of creative endeavours by offenders, culminating in an annual art exhibition. The Bromley Trust grant is restricted to the Keith Bromley Award for Nature Photography, which encourages an interest in environment and develops highly skilled photographers. Winners are given a year's support from a specially trained Koestler mentor, often through the transition from custody to community, and includes prize money, arts materials and a special presentation event.
The Bromley Trust grant - £8,000 restricted to the Keith Bromley Award (See also the Keith Bromley Awards)

Mind in Camden
Mind in Camden work alongside people experiencing voices, visions, unusual beliefs, anxiety, hopelessness and extremes of mood; stimulating development in mental health services. This grant is restricted to their work developing capacity to provide hearing voices peer support groups for people in prisons in England.
The Bromley Trust grant - £15,000, restricted to Hearing Voices Peer Support Groups for People in Prisons in England

Music in Prisons (The Irene Taylor Trust)
Runs high quality creative music projects in prisons which teach participants valuable life skills such as team-working and perseverance as well as offering a rare opportunity for self-expression, dramatically improving self-confidence and encouraging further constructive educational activity.
The Bromley Trust grant - £10,000

Prisoners' Education Trust
PET provides distance learning courses, advice and support in subjects and levels not available in prisons. PET also promotes and argues the case for prisoner education, and undertakes research informed by prisoner learners, to improve policies and practice.
The Bromley Trust grant - £10,000

Prison Reform Trust
The Prison Reform Trust campaigns to create a just, humane and effective penal system in the UK.
Restricted grant for the Bromley Briefings - £30,000
(See also the Keith Bromley Awards)

The Reading Agency
The Reading Agency is a development agency specialising in actively promoting reading through libraries. This project aims to encourage priority groups in prisons and young offender institutions to develop a new reading habit.
The Bromley Trust grant - £10, 000 restricted to the ‘Reading Ahead in Prisons’

Theatre NEMO
Theatre NEMO provide a powerful, enabling creative arts service for people with mental health issues; working in prisons and impoverished communities in central Scotland. They use a range of art forms to bring life changing effects to society’s most disadvantaged people.
The Bromley Trust grant - £15,000