News

1 June 2017
Marine Biological Association: Non-native species Rapid Assessment Surveys in English marinas (NE & SW coasts)

"The Marine Biological Association have released their report describing the current distribution of non-native species (NNS) in marinas on the North East and South West coasts of England, comparing it to data from previous surveys from 2009-2013 and to data from other areas of the UK. It supplements the reports from the RAS 2014 and RAS 2015 projects which surveyed the South coast, East Anglia and the West coast. The information will be of value to government departments, non-departmental public bodies, environmental charities and other organizations concerned with environmental policy and the management of NNS."

To view the report please clink on the link below:



Project Twitter page

The Marine Biological Association non-native species surveys are supported by the Bromley Trust

27 April 2017
Fair Trials launches new report on trial waiver systems

"Fair Trials has launched its report 'The Disappearing Trial', on the use of trial waiver systems globally. The report was conducted in cooperation with law firm and their pro bono partner Freshfields, and gathers information on the existence and operation of trial waiver systems in over 90 jurisdictions across the world. The aim of the research is to better understand the scope of the practice and the potential implications it has on human rights and the rule of law."

The report and a summary can be accessed via the Fair Trials website below:



The Disappearing Trial


Fair Trials is supported by the Bromley Trust

13 December 2016
Children's Rights Alliance for England (CRAE): State of Children's Rights in England

"State of Children’s Rights in England is CRAE’s flagship annual publication, through which it holds Government to account for its children’s rights record.

Every five years the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child issues its “Concluding Observations”, or recommendations, on children’s rights in the UK. There is a danger that, unless the Government is kept under pressure to respond to the Committee’s Concluding Observations, there is simply a flurry of activity when the Committee examines the UK, and that children’s rights are forgotten in the intervening five year period. State of Children’s Rights in England is the publication through which the Government is subject to crucial ongoing scrutiny and accountability.

In producing the report, CRAE draws on the evidence and expertise of its members, who attend evidence gathering events, respond to calls for evidence, help draft sections of the report, and comment on drafts."

The executive summary can be viewed below:



To view the full press release and report visit CRAE's website:
http://www.crae.org.uk/

Children's Rights Alliance for England is supported by the Bromley Trust

7 December 2016
Bromley Briefings Prison Factfile - Autumn 2016

The latest edition of the Bromley Briefings Prison factfile, produced by the Prison Reform Trust, has been published, and is available to download from the Bromley Trust website. Please see our publications page or click the image below to download the PDF directly.



The 'Bromley Briefings' are produced in memory of our settlor Keith Bromley and are funded by the Bromley Trust.
Also available directly from www.prisonreformtrust.org.uk

26 September 2016
New Detention Action report on alternatives: ‘Without Detention’

"Detention Action today launches a new report, ‘Without Detention’, highlighting the opportunities for community-based alternatives to reduce the detention of migrants in the UK.

The report outlines how international and UK good practices could be built on to develop a systematic approach to migration governance that avoids the use of detention wherever possible, prioritising meaningful engagement with migrants over harmful and costly enforcement." To view the full press release click here

The full report can be viewed below:



Without Detention

Detention Action is supported by the Bromley Trust

30 August 2016
2016 Koestler Award Winner

The Bromley Trust is delighted to announce the winner of the 2016 Keith Bromley Platinum Award for Nature Photography. The picture is Swans by Anon - Stockton Hall Hospital. For details of previous winners, please see the Koestler Awards page.

6th July 2016
The Alexi Project



"The University of Bedfordshire has launched the website for ‘The Alexi Project’, as part of an ambitious strategy to establish child sexual exploitation (CSE) as an integral part of mainstream safeguarding activity.

‘Alexi’ is a Greek word meaning ‘protector’ and at the heart of project is the Hub and Spoke model, which aims to extend the reach of specialist CSE services across England so that more children are protected from sexual exploitation."

To view the full press release please clink on the following link: Press Release

The Alexi Project website can be found here: http://www.alexiproject.org.uk/.

The Alexi Project is being funded by The Child Sexual Exploitation Funders' Alliance (CSEFA) of which the Bromley Trust is a member.

15 April 2016
Marine Biological Association: Report on the distribution of Non-native species in English marinas (E.Anglia and West Coast)

The Marine Biological Association have released their report describing the current distribution of Non-Native species in marinas in E.Anglia and West Coast of England, and comparing this to data from previous surveys from 2009/10. It supplements the report form the RAS 2014 project which surveyed the south coast.

To view the report please clink on the link below:



Project Twitter page

The Marine Biological Association non-native species surveys are supported by the Bromley Trust

20 February 2016
The Hardman Trust: The Hardman Directory 2016

The Hardman Trust has published the Hardman Directory (previously the Prisoner Funder Directory) for 2016 which is available through their Directory Website:



Hardman Directory Online

The directory contains information for prisoners, ex-offenders and their families and support workers about grants available for personal development and resettlement purposes. This year's directory includes a new section on potential employers.

The Hardman Directory is supported by the Bromley Trust and produced by the Hardman Trust

31 January 2016
CSEFA: IVAR Report

The Child Sexual Exploitation Funders’ Alliance (CSEFA) is a group of 12 charitable funders who came together in 2012 to bring about a step change in the way child sexual exploitation is dealt with in the UK. Specifically, they wanted to see responses to child sexual exploitation positioned as an integral part of mainstream safeguarding. CSEFA members believe that by bringing together funders’ knowledge, reach, resources and time, more has been achieved than would have been the case had the funders worked individually. As such, in this context, funder collaboration is definitely worth it. In the spirit of learning, and for the benefit of others interested in funder collaboration, this short paper sets out CSEFA’s key features, benefits and challenges.



For more information on the CSEFA collaboration, please see our dedicated webpage: http://www.thebromleytrust.org.uk/index.php?/csefa/

4 January 2016
Bromley Trust application programme now open

The grant application programme has now re-opened and it is possible to submit an enquiry, or application for funding in the usual manner by following the guidance under the
'Apply For a Grant' section of the website.

26 November 2015
Together: A common sense approach to working with defendants and offenders with mental health and wellbeing needs

Mental health charity Together has launched an update of their guide ‘A common sense approach to working with defendants and offenders with mental health and wellbeing needs’. This guide complements another which focuses on approaches to working with women in the criminal justice system: Together: A common sense approach to working with women with health and wellbeing needs in the criminal justice system’ (February 2013)

Please click on the links below to view a copy of the publication:


Together: A common sense approach to working with defendants and offenders with mental health and wellbeing needs’ (Updated November 2015)

Visit Together's website: http://www.together-uk.org/
Together's FMHP service is supported by the Bromley Trust.

25 November 2015
Bromley Briefings Prison Factfile - Autumn 2015

The latest edition of the Bromley Briefings Prison factfile, produced by the Prison Reform Trust, has been published, and is available to download from the Bromley Trust website. Please see our publications page or click the image below to download the PDF directly.



The 'Bromley Briefings' are produced in memory of our settlor Keith Bromley and are funded by the Bromley Trust.
Also available directly from www.prisonreformtrust.org.uk

25 November 2015
One in Four: Survivors Voices

One in Four has published a new report revealing the devastating long-term impact of child sexual abuse on individuals and society, and calls for greater awareness by health-related professionals and better access to specialist treatment services for survivors. Their full press release can be viewed here

Please click on the image below to view a copy of the publication:


Survivors’ Voices: Breaking the silence on living with the impact of child sexual abuse in the family environment

Visit One in Four's website: http://oneinfour.org.uk/
One in Four is supported by the Bromley Trust

20 November 2015
The Association of Members of Independent Monitoring Boards (AMIMB) - 'Independent Monitor', Nov 2015, Issue 117

The Association of Members of Independent Monitoring Boards (AMIMB) aims to educate, inform, advise and support members of Independent Monitoring Boards in the law, the treatment of offenders and all other matters relating to their role; to enable them to perform their duties in the most competent and efficient manner. AMIMB also issues publications, arranges training events, promotes conferences and maintains awareness of developments in the law, prison rules and associated subjects.

The latest issue of their publication 'Independent Monitor' is now available:



'Independent Monitor', Nov 2015, Issue 117 (download as .pdf)

Also available from http://amimb.org.uk/publications/independent-monitor/
AMIMB is supported by the Bromley Trust

30 September 2015
Laura Roling appointed as Grants Executive of the Bromley Trust

The Bromley Trust is delighted to announce that Laura Roling has joined the organisation as its new Grants Executive.

Laura has over 16 years experience in grant-making, and previously worked at Comic Relief, managing their strategic work in the fields of human rights, mental health, and dementia. She also has a Masters Degree in Understanding and Securing Human Rights from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London, and is a Trustee of Quaker Social Action and Mind in Croydon.

Judith Brett, Chair of the Bromley Trust says: “Laura brings valuable experience and a real passion for our funding areas of human rights, prison reform and the environment, and we are delighted to welcome her to the team. We would also like to thank the previous postholder Teresa Elwes for her dedication and hard work to develop the Trust’s grant-making so successfully over many years, and our Grants Officer Adrian Merville-Tugg for holding the fort so capably in the interim period since she left earlier this year.”

10 September 2015
Theatre Nemo: Ex Nemo ad Aliquis

Theatre Nemo has release their latest publication, 'Ex Nemo ad Aliquis - From Nobody to Somebody'.

"This report presents a theory-informed exploration of how Theatre Nemo supports people in prison towards better mental health and wellbeing through the arts. This is done by taking a closer look at some theories of desistance and examining them alongside current research on the contribution that the arts can make to an individual’s mental health, wellbeing and desistance journey."

Click below to download:



Visit the Theatre Nemo website: http://www.theatrenemo.org
Theatre Nemo is supported by the Bromley Trust

15 July 2015
Public Law Project: High Court finds Exceptional Case Funding Scheme unlawful

"The High Court has today handed down a judgment in a test case which will have profound implications for access to justice. The court has found that the Legal Aid Agency’s current operation of the Exceptional Case Funding (“ECF”) scheme is unlawful.
ECF was established to act as a “safety net” to mitigate the significant cuts to legal aid otherwise contained in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (“LASPO”). It was meant to protect those whose fundamental rights would be breached in the absence of legal assistance. The High Court has found that it does not, as the scheme stands, fulfil the purpose promised by Ministers to Parliament."

The full press release from Public Law Project can be viewed here

Public Law Project is supported by the Bromley Trust.

2 July 2015
Detention Action: Finally, the Detained Fast Track is suspended, in its entirety

"Minister for Immigration James Brokenshire has today announced the suspension of the Detained Fast Track asylum process in its entirety, following a series of successful legal challenges brought by Detention Action.
The announcement follows the suspension of the appeals stage of the Fast Track by the Court of Appeal on Friday."

The full press release from Detention Action can be viewed here

Detention Action is supported by the Bromley Trust.

26 June 2015
Detention Action: Court of Appeal ends fast tracking of asylum appeals!

"The Court of Appeal has today finally brought to a halt the Detained Fast Track appeals process for asylum-seekers in detention.

The Court of Appeal has lifted with immediate effect the stay on the High Court Order of 12 July 2015 ruling that the Fast Track appeals process is unlawful.

As a result, the Home Office can no longer impose the tight Fast Track deadlines on asylum seekers making appeals in detention. Asylum-seekers can no longer be detained throughout the asylum process simply for claiming asylum.

The Fast Track has now been found to be unlawful three times by the British courts. Until now, on each occasion the Home Office has been permitted to continue operating it.

Any asylum seeker, from any country, can be placed on the Detained Fast Track if the Home Office considers that their case can be decided quickly. The Fast Track is not restricted to cases considered weak or without merit. Many asylum-seekers on the Fast Track are from countries experiencing conflict or violence like Afghanistan and Sri Lanka."

The full press release from Detention Action can be viewed here

Detention Action is supported by the Bromley Trust.

28 May 2015
Prison: the Facts, Bromley Briefings Summer 2015

The Prison Reform Trust has launched the Summer 2015 overview edition of the Bromley Briefing Prison Factfile 'Prison: the facts'.

The 'Bromley Briefings' are produced in memory of our settlor Keith Bromley and are funded by the Bromley Trust.

Click below to download:



Visit PRT: http://www.prisonreformtrust.org.uk/

          Get it on Google Play

12 May 2015
Bromley Trust Job Vacancy: Grants Executive

The Bromley Trust is currently recruiting for the role of Grants Executive. To apply please visit: https://prospect-us.co.uk/jobs/details/hq00157232

27 April 2015
Beehives at HMP High Down

The Bromley Trust recently visited The Clink restaurant at HMP High Down and its beehives, two of which are sponsored by the Bromley Trust. Sponsorship enables ex-offenders and prison staff to be trained to be apiarists; honey from the beehives is then sold to visitors in the Clink restaurants.



For more information on The Clink please visit their website: http://theclinkcharity.org/

16 April 2015
Peace Brigades International UK and Alliance for Lawyers at Risk Reception and Private Viewing of the "Magna Carta: Law, Liberty and Legacy" Exhibition

"Around 160 people attended PBI and The Alliance for Lawyers at Risk celebration of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta at the British Library on 16 April 2015. Among them were judges, barristers, solicitors, members of civil society, academics, politicians and civil servants.

The event was held to celebrate the anniversary and to honour defenders of the rule of law who are at risk for their work to uphold the principles embedded in the Magna Carta. Chaired by PBI UK patron Sir Henry Brooke CMG, the event was also addressed by PBI UK patron Lord Scott of Foscote, Nepalese Human Rights Lawyer Mandira Sharma and Dr Frederick Mulder CBE who illustrated the importance of the legacy of the Magna Carta in the work of human rights lawyers today." To view the full press release please click here

Peace Brigades International UK section is supported by the Bromley Trust

15 April 2015
Marine Biological Association: Report on the distribution of Non-native species in marinas on the coast of South England

The Marine Biological Association has released their report describing the current distribution of Non-Native species in marinas on the coast of South England, and comparing this to data from previous surveys from 2009/10. Three non-native species considered to be new arrivals since the 2009/10 surveys were recorded, including the first UK occurrences of the Asian brush-clawed crab, Hemigrapsus takanoi and the golden membrane weed, Chrysymenia wrightii.

To view the report please clink on the link below:



Project Twitter page

The Marine Biological Association non-native species surveys are supported by the Bromley Trust

14 April 2015
'Our Girl' awarded United Nations Gold Award

'Our Girl', a short film about forced marriage produced by Against Violence and Abuse (AVA) and Animage Films has been awarded the United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI) Gold Award. To view the press release please click here.

Watch the video 'Our Girl' below:

Our Girl from Animage Films on Vimeo

'Our Girl' was supported by the Bromley Trust.

26 March 2015
ECPAT: Campaigners celebrate Modern Slavery Act success

"ECPAT UK today heralded the passage of historic legislation to protect victims of modern slavery, forced labour and child exploitation but warned there is still much work to to stamp out human trafficking in the UK and across the world.

The Modern Slavery Act (England & Wales) received royal assent in Parliament today – the culmination of years of campaigning by ECPAT UK and other anti-trafficking organisations to improve protection of victims and strengthen criminal laws against crimes of modern slavery.

The new legislation contains hard-fought provisions to improve the protection of child victims, such as a commitment to introduce child trafficking advocates, a statutory defence to protect victims from being criminalised, a clause to ensure children without proof of age are treated as children and a stronger criminal offence of slavery, servitude, forced/compulsory labour to help prosecute child abusers."

To view the full press release from ECPAT please click here.

ECPAT is supported by the Bromley Trust.

16 March 2014
ARKive: Islands Project



ARKive have recently launched the North and South Atlantic islands topic pages on their website:
To visit the main islands topic page click here: http://www.arkive.org/habitats/islands/
North Atlantic islands page:
http://www.arkive.org/habitats/islands/north-atlantic-islands/
South Atlantic islands page:
http://www.arkive.org/habitats/islands/south-atlantic-islands/

ARKive's island work is supported by The Bromley Trust.

3 March 2015
Detention Inquiry Report Released

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees & the All Party Parliamentary Group on Migration have released their 'Report of the Inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention in the United Kingdom'.




The report finds that the current system is 'expensive, ineffective and unjust' and amongst other recommendations includes a recommendation for a 28 day time limit on detention.

To view a press release from Detention Action commenting on the release of this report please click here.

Detention Action is supported by the Bromley Trust.

16 February 2015
The Hardman Trust: Prisoner Funder Directory 2015

The Hardman Trust has published the Prisoner Funder Directory for 2015 which is available through their Prisoner Funder Directory Website:



The Prisoner Funder Directory Online

The directory contains information for prisoners, ex-offenders and their families and support workers about grants available for personal development and resettlement purposes.

PFD is supported by the Bromley Trust and produced by the Hardman Trust

11 February 2015
INQUEST launches report: Deaths in mental health detention: an investigation framework fit for purpose?

"On Wednesday 11 February, in parliament, INQUEST launches a ground breaking evidence based report Deaths in Mental Health Detention: An investigation framework fit for purpose? The report is based on INQUEST’s work with families of those who have died in mental health settings and related policy work. It identifies three key themes:

1. The number of deaths and issues relating to their reporting and monitoring.
2. The lack of an independent system of pre-inquest investigation as compared to other deaths in detention.
3. The lack of a robust mechanism for ensuring post-death accountability and learning."

To view the full press release please visit INQUEST's website
A copy of the report can be read here

INQUEST is supported by the Bromley Trust.

10 February 2015
Prison literacy drive sets goal for 2015



"The Reading Agency is aiming to get 10,000 prisoners participating in its 2015 Six Book Challenge reading for pleasure programme across the UK, it was announced yesterday.

With support from organisations such as the Prison Radio Association, Quick Reads, the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), Prison Reading Groups, the Shannon Trust Reading Plan and Give a Book, the Six Book Challenge will be used to increase literacy skills among prisoners, helping to reduce reoffending rates and increase their life chances upon release.

At least 110 libraries in prisons and YOIs have committed to running the Six Book Challenge in 2015, which encourages less confident or lapsed readers to pick any six reads of their choice – magazine and newspaper articles, song lyrics, poems or comics as well as books – and record their reading in a diary to receive a certificate. There are already 1500 participants and 500 completers in prisons just a month into 2015." To view the Reading Agency's press release please visit their website.

The Reading Agency's project 'Six Book Challenge in Prison' is supported by the Bromley Trust.

2 February 2015
Howard League Scotland: Plans for new women’s prison shelved

"The Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Justice announced on Monday this week that he had decided not to proceed with the proposals to build a new 350-bed women’s prison at Inverclyde. Howard League Scotland has been campaigning against the new prison for some time." You can read the statement they issued in response to the announcement here.

The Howard League Scotland is supported by the Bromley Trust.

27 January 2015
Job Vacancy for Director of AGENDA: the alliance for women and girls

"This is a unique opportunity to lead and develop this new cross-sector alliance that has come together to reform policy making and services affecting woman and girls.

The idea for the new alliance started within the Corston Independent Funders Coalition. From its earlier work on women and girls at risk of entering courts and prisons, the group recognised that combinations of problems and disadvantages are often experienced in particular ways by women and girls, which can make them more vulnerable to risky situations and negative outcomes.

The alliance will work to provide the evidence base and working models that inspire a fundamental shift in services placing women at the heart of their design and tackling problems sooner and more effectively so that women can be in a stronger position to deal with life events and resilient to damaging or risky situations."

For further information please visit:
http://jobs.theguardian.com/job/6009615/director-of-agenda-the-alliance-for-women-and-girls-/?LinkSource=PremiumListing

14 January 2015
Women for Refugee Women: 'I Am Human'

"Women for Refugee Women's new report, 'I Am Human' , looks closely at the experiences of women detained in Yarl’s Wood. It reveals that women are routinely watched and searched by male staff in the detention centre. It was launched on 14 January at a conference in London with Stella Creasy MP, Richard Fuller MP, and over 100 refugee women and supporters."

To view a copy of the report please clink on the link below:



Women for Refugee Women is supported by the Bromley Trust

8 December 2014
The Forgiveness Project awarded the Longford Prize

On the 27 November, the Forgiveness Project was awarded the the Longford Prize, which recognises the contribution of an individual, group or organisation working in the area of penal or social reform in showing outstanding qualities of humanity, courage, persistence, originality and commitment to diversity. To view their press release visit their website The Forgiveness Project.

The Forgiveness Project is supported by the Bromley Trust

2 December 2014
Clean Break: Big Give - donations doubled for 4,5,6 December

"From 4 - 6 December 2014 Clean Break will be part of The Big Give and donations will be generously matched by the Garfield Weston Foundation Challenge 2014."



For further information and to view a short video please visit Clean Break's website here

Clean Break is supported by the Bromley Trust.

18 November 2014
Landlife wins Kew Grow Wild England Flagship award

Landlife has won the Kew Grow Wild England Flagship award.
'The project, called A Tale of Two Cities: Liverpool and Manchester, aims to create a unique landmark in the northwest, to turn people’s heads and hearts, and redefine wild flower practice. Wild flowers will appear on a grand and local scale in both great northern cities, uniting people to see, celebrate and create their own Grow Wild adventures.'



To view the press release from Landlife: http://www.nwc.org.uk/

Landlife is supported by the Bromley Trust.

28 October 2014
Bromley Briefings Prison Factfile - Autumn 2014

The latest edition of the Bromley Briefings Prison factfile, produced by the Prison Reform Trust, has been published, and is available to download from the Bromley Trust website. Please see our publications page or click the image below to download the PDF directly. The publication was launched at The Clink, HMP Brixton by the High Sheriff of Greater London, Kevin McGrath. His speech can be viewed here.



The 'Bromley Briefings' are produced in memory of our settlor Keith Bromley and are funded by the Bromley Trust.

14 October 2014
Together’s partnership with London Probation examined to reveal ingredients of successful joint working

"Researchers led by Professor Paul Senior from the Hallam Centre for Community Justice at Sheffield Hallam University have published a report examining the joint initiative between Together and London Probation. The Forensic Mental Health Partnership has 20 projects based in probation, courts and police stations, working to ensure individuals with a mental health needs are identified, assessed and referred to the right support in the community. The researchers wanted to capture and describe the defining characteristics of this unique partnership, which has delivered vital support to thousands of people during its 20 year lifespan." A copy of the publication can be downloaded here.

To view the press release from Together: http://www.together-uk.org/


Angus Cameron (London Probation) and Linda Bryant (Together)

The Together FMHP Service is supported by the Bromley Trust.

23 September 2014
Koestler Trust Exhibition: Catching Dreams

"Catching Dreams is the UK’s annual national showcase of arts by prisoners, offenders on community sentences, secure psychiatric patients and immigration detainees. It is the seventh exhibition in an ongoing partnership between the Koestler Trust and Southbank Centre."



Admission to the exhibition at the Southbank Centre is free and is open from 24th September to the 29th November 2014. For more information please visit the Kostler Trust website: http://www.koestlertrust.org.uk/

The Koestler Trust's 'Keith Bromley Award for Nature Photography' is made in memory of our settlor Keith Bromley and is funded by the Bromley Trust.

8 September 2014
Six Book Challenge adult literacy call to action launches at 11 Downing Street

The Reading Agency has called on partner organisations to help them reach 50,000 participants for their annual Six Book Challenge in 2014 as part of their drive to improve adult literacy in the UK. They announced this goal at a special reception at 11 Downing Street hosted by Frances Osborne, wife of Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, with authors, publishers, policymakers, other charities and representatives from the wide range of organisations which take part in the Six Book Challenge.

To view the press release please visit their website http://readingagency.org.uk/news/media/we-set-a-new-goal-for-the-six-book-challenge.html.

The Reading Agency project 'Six Book Challenge in Prison' is supported by the Bromley Trust.

4 August 2014
Women and Girls at Risk: evidence across the life course

As part of their work with the Corston Independent Funders Coalition, Barrow Cadbury Trust, LankellyChase Foundation and the Pilgrim Trust commissioned a review looking at the underlying causes of of risk and disadvantage for women and girls.

A full report and the summary of key findings can be found below and the news release from Lankelly Chase can also be viewed here.



Further information on the Corston Independent Funders Coalition can be viewed in the CIFC section of this website.

29 July 2014
Child Sexual Exploitation Funders' Alliance

The Bromley Trust is part of the Child Sexual Exploitation Funders’ Alliance (CSEFA). CSEFA is a group of charitable funders who are aligning resources in order to bring about a step change in how Child Sexual Exploitation is dealt with across the UK. Trust and Foundation News, the quarterly magazine produced by the the Association of Charitable Foundations has published an article on CSEFA included in issue 104: July 2014.

To read a copy of the article please clink on the link below:

23 July 2014
AVA launches film campaign 'Our Girl'

Against Violence and Abuse (AVA) and Animage Films have launched the film campaign 'Our Girl', a short film on forced marriage. The launch of the film was timed to coincide with the new legislation making forced marriage a criminal offence. A second film called "True Stories" which accompanies this can also be viewed here.

Watch the video 'Our Girl' below:

Our Girl from Animage Films on Vimeo

'Our Girl' was supported by the Bromley Trust.

7 July 2014
Detention Forum: UK Detention Inquiry

The All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Refugees and on Migration have launched a joint inquiry into the use of detention in the immigration system.

The Detention Forum welcomes this inquiry and have written the following article available on the Open Democracy website: http://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/eiri-ohtani/uk-detention-inquiry-step-in-right-direction

The inquiry also has a dedicated website which can be accessed here: http://www.detentioninquiry.com

The Detention Forum is supported by The Bromley Trust.

26 June 2014
One in Four

One in Four offers a voice to and support for males and females who have experienced sexual abuse and sexual violence.

They were recently selected as one of 3 finalists for BBC Radio 4 All in The Mind Awards. A recording of their interview can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b045bqtj

One in Four is supported by the Bromley Trust

12 June 2014
ARKive: Islands Project



ARKive have recently launched the North and South Pacific islands topic pages on their website:
To visit the main islands topic page click here: http://www.arkive.org/habitats/islands/
North Pacific islands page:
http://http://www.arkive.org/habitats/islands/north-pacific-islands/
South Pacific islands page:
http://www.arkive.org/habitats/islands/south-pacific-islands/

ARKive's island work is supported by The Bromley Trust.

9 June 2014
REDRESS welcomes new protocol to investigate sexual crimes

REDRESS has welcomed the launch of a new International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict. This protocol was developed by the UK government with input from organisations including REDRESS and aims to promote accountability for crimes of sexual violence under international law.

To view the press release from REDRESS please click here

A copy of the protocol can be viewed here: International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict

REDRESS is supported by the Bromley Trust

28 May 2014
Prison: the Facts, Bromley Briefings Summer 2014

The Prison Reform Trust has launched the Summer 2014 overview edition of the Bromley Briefing Prison Factfile 'Prison: the facts', which is accompanied by an updated iPhone, iPad and Android app.

The 'Bromley Briefings' are produced in memory of our settlor Keith Bromley and are funded by the Bromley Trust.

Click below to download:



Visit PRT: http://www.prisonreformtrust.org.uk/

          Get it on Google Play

26 March 2014
Women @ Risk collaboration

From the Grants Executive

This week sees the start of the Women@Risk collaboration, the third collaboration that the Bromley Trust has taken a lead role in forming. The Women@Risk collaboration, along with the Corston Independent Funders Coalition (CIFC) and the Child Sexual Exploitation Funders Alliance (CSEFA) seek to support the most vulnerable members of our community by strategically aligning funding and expertise, and working together to bring about lasting change.

The Women@Risk collaboration aims to develop understanding of trauma and how it can lead to social vulnerability and how we can develop a transformative response. The programme begins with a series of briefings and workshops led by the esteemed American psychologist Stephanie Covington. Each workshop is focused on a particular group, and this includes custody staff, policy makers and women's centres in both Scotland and England. Stephanie will also speak at a reception at the House of Lords hosted by Justice Minister Simon Hughes MP and introduced by Lord Bradley.

Already there is significant media interest including the Today Programme and Channel 4 news. For up to date coverage and comment pieces from members of the collaboration see Works for Freedom website http://www.worksforfreedom.org/. The programme is just the start of the work that will include monthly academic and policy meetings and the development of communities of practice across the criminal and social sectors.

Due to interest the places for the policy workshop have been increased. If you would like to attend the policy workshop on 7th April go to the Works for Freedom website.

Teresa

25 February 2014
Howard League for Penal Reform - Women in prison: Commission finds evidence of coercive and consensual sex

The Commission on Sex in Prison, established by The Howard League for Penal Reform, comprises eminent academics, former prison governors and health experts, focusing on three broad themes: consensual sex in prison, coercive sex in prison and healthy sexual development among young people in prison. It is the first-ever independent review of sex behind bars in England and Wales.

The Commission has recently published their second briefing paper 'Women in Prison: Coercive and consensual sex'. For more information please visit: http://www.howardleague.org/ or to view the publication click on the image below.


(Download as .pdf)

'The Commission on Sex in Prison' is supported by the Bromley Trust

6 February 2014
INQUEST - response to Government announcement of review in to the deaths of 18-24 year olds in prison.

The Government has announced that there will be a review in to the deaths of 18-24 year olds in prison. The terms of reference can be found on the MoJ's website: www.justice.gov.uk/about/deaths-in-custody-independent-review

INQUEST and the families they work with have been calling for an independent review since October 2012 when they launched 'Fatally Flawed' their joint report with Prison Reform Trust.

For further information please see INQUEST's briefing on why a review is urgently needed and also INQUEST's response to the Government announcement of the review.

INQUEST is supported by the Bromley Trust.

20 December 2013
Trust and Foundation News: Grants to be proud of

Trust and Foundation News, the quarterly magazine produced by the the Association of Charitable Foundations has published an interview with Teresa Elwes, Grants Executive at the Bromley Trust in their news feature 'Grants to be proud of'.
Article included in issue 102: December 2013.

To read a copy of the article please clink on the link below:

19 December 2013
The Association of Members of Independent Monitoring Boards (AMIMB) - 'Independent Monitor', Nov 2013, Issue 110

The Association of Members of Independent Monitoring Boards (AMIMB) is a nationally recognized body representing those who monitor the treatment and rehabilitation of adults and young people in prison, immigration removal centres, and other secure establishments.

The latest issue of their publication 'Independent Monitor' is now available:



'Independent Monitor', Nov 2013, Issue 110 (download as .pdf)

Supported by the Bromley Trust
Also available from http://amimb.org.uk/monitor.htm

30 November 2013
Moor Trees

'Staff and prisoners at HMP Dartmoor together with Moor Trees staff have spent two years restoring a Victorian reservoir (once the water supply for the prison) and creating a woodland and paths to make a beautiful nature reserve. The work is now complete and an opening ceremony was held on 30th July.'


(Left: before, Right: after work completed)

To visit Moor Trees, please click here: http://www.moortrees.org
Moor Trees is supported by the Bromley Trust

18 November 2013
Sea Change Exhibition: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The Sea Change Exhibition at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh showcases work resulting from Cape Farewell's Sea Change project around Scotland's Western and Northern isles. The exhibition runs from Fri 8 Nov 2013 — Sun 26 Jan 2014. For more information on visiting please see: http://www.rbge.org.uk/whats-on/event-details/3091.

Below is a video about the exhibition produced by Summerhall TV: Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh : Sea Change from www.summerhall.tv on Vimeo.

To visit the Sea Change website click here: http://www.capefarewell.com/seachange/
The Sea Change project is supported by the Bromley Trust.

13 November 2013
Prestigous award presented to Changing Paths

On 31 October 2013 the Wates Group were presented with an award from NOMS, Ministry of Justice and EFFRRR (Employers Forum for Reducing Re-offending) for 'The Outstanding Support in the Provision and Promotion of Employment for Offenders through Changing Paths Charitable Trust'.

Visit the Changing Paths website: www.changingpaths.co.uk/
Changing Paths is supported by the Bromley Trust

13 November 2013
Bromley Briefings Prison Factfile - Autumn 2013

The latest edition of the Bromley Briefings Prison factfile, produced by the Prison Reform Trust, has been published, and is available to download from the Bromley Trust website. Please see our publications page or click the image below to download the PDF directly.



The 'Bromley Briefings' are produced in memory of our settlor Keith Bromley and are funded by the Bromley Trust.

12 November 2013
The Anti Trafficking Monitoring Group: Hidden in plain sight

The Anti Trafficking Monitoring Group has recently published their report, 'Hidden in Plain Sight'. This is the fourth report in the ATMG series analysing the UK’s response to trafficking four years on from the Council Of Europe anti-trafficking convention coming into force.

Click below to download:



Visit ATMG: www.antislavery.org/atmg
The ATMG was supported by the Bromley Trust.

1 November 2013
The Irene Taylor Trust ‘Music in Prisons’

The Irene Taylor Trust ‘Music in Prisons’ have received a RSPH (Royal Society for Public Health) Award for their recent project at HMYOI Werrington (which resulted in the short-film ‘Highs and Lows’).
To read more about the awards please click here

'Highs and Lows' can be viewed below:


Visit the Music in Prisons website: www.musicinprisons.org.uk/
Music in Prisons is supported by the Bromley Trust

1 November 2013
ClientEarth wins Law Society award

ClientEarth recently received the Law Society's 2013 Legal Sector Alliance Award for Excellence in Environmental Responsibility. To read more about the award please click here

Visit the ClientEarth website: www.clientearth.org
ClientEarth is supported by the Bromley Trust

22 October 2013
FPWP Hibiscus: 'A Dangerous Journey', wins Anti-Slavery Day Media Award

'A Dangerous Journey' has won 'Best stage or film production dealing with human trafficking (including short films)' at the Anti-Slavery Day Media Awards 2013 which were presented at the Speaker's House on 15th October 2013.

The animation 'A Dangerous Journey' was produced by FPWP Hibiscus and Animage Films and was funded by various UK Charities including the Bromley Trust. The six-minute animation is spearheading a series of anti-trafficking campaigns throughout Africa and is based on true stories of women who were trafficked from Nigeria to the UK.

The animation can be viewed by clicking: here

24 September 2013
The Clink Charity to launch new restaurant at HMP Brixton

The Clink Charity has announced that planning permission for the third Clink training restaurant has been officially approved. The new restaurant will be based within the grounds of HMP Brixton and is due to open in early 2014.

The aim of The Clink Charity is to reduce re-offending rates of ex-offenders by training and placing graduates upon their release into the hospitality industry. The Clink Charity currently operates the Clink Restaurant at HMP High Down and HMP Cardiff in partnership with Her Majesty’s Prison Service.

Visit the Clink Charity website: http://theclinkrestaurant.com/

24 September 2013
Koestler Trust Exhibition: The Strength & Vulnerability Bunker

"The Strength & Vulnerability Bunker is the UK's annual national showcase of arts by prisoners, offenders on community sentences, secure psychiatric patients and immigration detainees. It is the sixth exhibition in an ongoing partnership between the Koestler Trust and Southbank Centre."



Admission to the exhibition at the Southbank Centre is free and is open until the 1st December 2013. For more information please visit the Kostler Trust website: http://www.koestlertrust.org.uk/

The Koestler Trust's 'Keith Bromley Award for Nature Photography' is made in memory of our settlor Keith Bromley and is funded by the Bromley Trust.

10 September 2013
BIHR delivers 60th Anniversary Card for the European Convention on Human Rights

The 3rd September marked the 60th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights. To celebrate this the British Institute for Human Rights organised various activities including a birthday card to the ECHR signed by hundreds of civil society organisations and individuals from the UK. The card was hand delivered to Paul Mahoney, the British judge at the European Court of Human Rights.

For more information and to see a short film of the occassion please visit the BIHR website: http://www.bihr.org.uk

7 September 2013
Cape Farewell: Sea Change Project

"Freedom Come All Ye" performed by Karine Polwart in The Italian Chapel, Orkney August 2013 filmed and produced by Andy Crabb.

"In August 2013 members of Cape Farewell's "Sea Change" project explored the landscapes, history and future of the Orkneys whilst sailing on board The Swan, a beautifully restored Shetland Fifie. The group consisting of artists, musicians, writers, scientists and filmmakers visited sites across the islands.

During the group's visit, Karine Polwart gave this powerful solo performance of the anthemic "Freedom Come All Ye". The song was written in 1960 by Hamish Henderson, a passionate proponent of peace and international cooperation."

Cape Farewell’s Sea Change project, supported by the Bromley Trust, is a four-year programme of research and making across Scotland’s western and northern isles. Artists and scientists worked collaboratively and independently to consider the relationships between people, place and resources in the context of climate change.

To visit the Sea Change website click here: http://www.capefarewell.com/seachange/

2 September 2013
ARKive: Islands Project



ARKive have recently launched the islands and Indian Ocean islands topic pages on their website.
To visit the main islands topic page click here: http://www.arkive.org/habitats/islands/
Indian Ocean islands page:
http://www.arkive.org/habitats/islands/indian-ocean-islands/

ARKive's island work is supported by The Bromley Trust.

30 August 2013
2013 Koestler Award Winner

The Bromley Trust is delighted to announce the winner of the 2013 Keith Bromley Platinum Award for Nature Photography. The picture is Birds in Flight by Anon - Aylesbury Probation, Thames Valley. For a larger image and details of previous winners, please see the Koestler Awards page.

28 August 2013
BIHR: The Human Rights Tour 2013

The Human Rights Tour 2013 are free-to-attend events exploring 'Why you need human rights and why human rights needs you'! The tour will visit locations across the UK and places can be booked by visiting the British Institute for Human Right's website: http://www.bihr.org.uk/events/the-human-rights-tour-2013-4. These also include three events for young people aged 11-18.

27 August 2013
Prison Reform Trust: Bromley Briefings Online, App



'Prison: the Facts, Bromley Briefings Online', will shortly be available for Android users. To download the app to your iPhone or iPad please click the icon below:



Visit the Prison Reform Trust: http://www.prisonreformtrust.org.uk/Publications/Factfile

17 July 2013
The Clink awarded third place in the ACE Sustains Corporate Award

The Clink Restaurant has been awarded third place in the ACE sustains Corporate Award.
"This award is in recognition of the company that is best able to demonstrate their commitment to supporting sustainability in the wider foodservice sector through one or several ethical and sustainable initiatives applied throughout their business"

Visit The Clink: http://www.theclinkcharity.com/

18 June 2013
Preventing the deaths of women in prison: the need for an alternative approach

INQUEST has published a comprehensive report on the deaths of women in prison and calls for a radical overhaul of the way women in conflict with the law are treated. ‘Preventing the deaths of women in prison: the need for an alternative approach’ examines the circumstances surrounding the deaths of women in prison and highlights how the underlying problems remain despite the serious criticisms contained in Baroness Corston’s report.

Click below to download:



Visit INQUEST: http://www.inquest.org.uk/
Inquest is supported by the Bromley Trust.

14 June 2013
Charity Awards 2013



Charity Awards are presented in ten categories relating to broad areas of charitable activity and acknowledge outstanding work in the sector. This years awards included two of our grantees Reprieve and Sye Ryder with another, The Reading Agency, being highly commended for engaging young people in creative reading activities. The Charity Awards evening was held on the 13th June 2013 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

Reprieve won the 'Advice, Support and Advocacy' award for challenging the use of drones in Pakistan and elsewhere.

Sue Ryder won the 'Education and Training' award for encouraging prisoners to volunteer in its charity shops.

To view the full list of winners click here

10 June 2013
Prison: the Facts, Bromley Briefings Summer 2013

The Prison Reform Trust has launched their new briefing 'Prison: the Facts, Bromley Briefings Summer 2013'. This new compact edition of Bromley Briefings Prison Factfile can be downloaded below and will also be available as an app, which can be previewed by visiting the PRT website below.

The 'Bromley Briefings' are produced in memory of our settlor Keith Bromley and are funded by the Bromley Trust.

Click below to download:



Visit PRT: http://www.prisonreformtrust.org.uk/

3 June 2013
Clean Break: Hours til Midnight tours criminal justice events

Clean Break's production 'Hours til Midnight' written by Sonya Hale is due to be performed at a variety events including Latitude in July. These will include magistrates at Bromley Court on 8 June, a Women’s Breakout event at Mothers’ Union on 26 June and Recovery Festival in Bristol on 26 July. 'Hours til Midnight' was funded by the Bromley Trust.

Graduate Sonya Hale awarded full commission
Clean Break have announced that they have commissioned Sonya Hale, the writer of the successful 'hours til Midnight', to write a full-length play. This is the first full commission to a Clean Break graduate.

Visit Clean Break: http://www.cleanbreak.org.uk/

28 May 2013
Promoting reading in prisons to combat re-offending



The Reading Agency working with the Quick Reads Initiative has begun their 'One Quick Read One Prison' project in a group of seven prisons from across the UK. This project aims to get as many prisoners and staff as possible to read the same book and share their views. The 'One Quick Read One Prison' project is part of the Six Book Challenge scheme in prison supported by the Bromley Trust. On the 24th May author and Reading Agency Ambassador Andy McNab visited HMP/YOI Portland to celebrate the distribution of 500 copies of his Quick Read title 'Today everything changes'. Over 4000 prisoners in 100 prisons took part in the The Six Book Challenge scheme in 2012.

Visit The Reading Agency: http://readingagency.org.uk/

23 May 2013
Mental Health Advocacy and Human Rights: Your Guide

The British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) has recently launched their publication 'Mental Health Advocacy and Human Rights: Your Guide'. This guide was produced with Mind Brighton and Hove, Wish and NSUN, three of their partner organisations involved with the Human Rights in Healthcare Project.

BIHR state that the guide is 'Aimed at both advocates and people who use services, this handy guide explains how the Human Rights Act can be used in mental health settings to secure better treatment and care for people. It draws on real life stories of how laws and legal cases can be used in everyday advocacy practice, providing helpful flow-charts, worked through examples and top tips. '
BIHR is supported by the Bromley Trust.

Click below to download:



Visit BIHR: http://www.bihr.org.uk/

8 May 2013
The Public Law Project wins Special "Rule of Law" Award

The Public Law Project has won the Special "Rule of Law" Award at the Halsbury Legal Awards 2013.

'The Public Law Project (PLP) is a national legal charity which aims to improve access to public law remedies for those whose access to justice is restricted by poverty or some other form of disadvantage. Uniquely for an organisation of its kind, PLP undertakes research, policy initiatives, casework and training across the range of public law remedies.'

Visit the Public Law Project website: http://www.publiclawproject.org.uk/

22 April 2013
Doncaster Community Arts wins South Yorkshire Probation Trust’s 'Working in Partnership Award 2013'

darts (Doncaster Community Arts) has won the the South Yorkshire Probation Trust’s ‘Working in Partnership Award 2013' for their 'New Perspectives' project supported by the Bromley Trust.

The New Perspectives project uses art to fuel change for individuals and communities. They aim to deliver regular blocks of creative sessions in approved premises to reduce reoffending levels and provide the skills and strategies required to enter education, informal learning and work.

Visit the darts website: http://www.thepoint.org.uk/

9 April 2013
FPWP Hibiscus: 'A Dangerous Journey', wins Gold World Medal

'A Dangerous Journey' has won a Gold World Medal at the recent New York Festivals Awards 2013 in the category Society & Social Issues.

The animation 'A Dangerous Journey' was produced by FPWP Hibiscus and Animage Films and was funded by various UK Charities including the Bromley Trust. The six-minute animation is spearheading a series of anti-trafficking campaigns throughout Africa and is based on true stories of women who were trafficked from Nigeria to the UK.

The animation can be viewed by clicking: here

27 March 2013
The development and impact of community services for women offenders: an evaluation

In 2011, with funding kindly provided by the Nuffield Foundation, the CIFC commissioned the Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR) at Birkbeck College, London to evaluate the development and impact of six community-based services with a focus on women offenders and women at risk of offending. The study was designed to capture best practice and monitor how services develop and how they measure their impact. It is a timely reminder of the enormous value of these "one-stop " services and the risk they face by being judged simply through the lense of reducing-re-offending. The final report was published in February 2013.

Click below to download:



Or to visit the Institute for Criminal Policy Research click here

26 February 2013
Together launches new guide

Mental health charity Together has launched a new guide ‘A common sense approach to working with women with health and wellbeing needs in the criminal justice system’ that offers professionals the tools to better recognise and respond to the health and wellbeing needs of women offenders.

'Written by front-line forensic mental health practitioners from Together’s growing Women’s Court Liaison and Outreach Service, the aim of the guide is to support professionals to identify and address the needs of women offenders.'

Please click on the links below to view a copy of the publication, press release and report from Teresa Elwes, Grant Executive at the Bromley Trust.



Visit Together's website: http://www.together-uk.org/

5 February 2013
Theatre Nemo wins award

Theatre Nemo recently received the Prison Reform Trust's 'Robin Corbett Award'. This annual award is for 'outstanding rehabilitative work with prisoners done by a small charity or community group working in partnership with prison staff'.

This was presented to Isabel McCue, Chief Executive of Theatre Nemo at the House of Lords on the 5th Feb 2013, accompanied by Hugh McCue, Project Co-ordinator of Theatre Nemo and Martin MacDonald, Deputy Governor of HMP Barlinnie.

Visit the Theatre Nemo website: http://www.theatrenemo.org

28 January 2013
ClientEarth's CEO James Thornton voted one of the UK's top 100 lawyers



ClientEarth's CEO James Thornton has been voted one of the UK's top 100 lawyers by The Lawyer magazine.
The article lists some of ClientEarth's recent achievements and says: "Thornton’s work in leading ClientEarth is beginning to have a visible impact on this sphere of law."

To view the article on thelawyer.com click here
To visit the ClientEarth website click here

24 December 2012
Theatre Nemo

Theatre Nemo provides a powerful, enabling creative arts service in central Scotland and beyond for people within prisons, forensic mental health units and in the community. The workshops they offer teach practical skills in the areas of IT, film production, animation, visual art, music and drama. Theatre Nemo is supported by the Bromley Trust.

Two recent productions 'My name is' and 'Words Inc.' can be viewed below:





Visit the Theatre Nemo website: http://www.theatrenemo.org

17 December 2012
The Prisoner Funder Directory

This directory is produced and made freely available, so that prisoners, ex-offenders, their families and support workers have access to good quality funding information pointing to legitimate sources of income in support of an individual's resettlement needs.

The Prisoner Funder Directory published in December 2012 is now available to view in pdf format by clicking on the thumbnail below or by visiting our publications page.


December 2012 Edition (download as .pdf file)


Funded by the Bromley Trust, produced by the Hardman Trust

13 December 2012
Sue Ryder, Evaluation of the Prison Volunteer Program

Sue Ryder is a national charity providing health and social care services in local communities. Since 2006 Sue Ryder have been supporting the rehabilitation of currently serving offenders by offering volunteering placements in their shops. An independent evaluation of the Prison Volunteer Programme funded by the Bromley Trust was launched recently at the House of Lords.

Please see our publications page or click the image below to download a copy of the evaluation directly. A copy of the speech made by Paul Woodward, CEO at Sue Ryder can be viewed here.


(download as .pdf file)


A short film 'Changing Lives' about the Prisoner Volunteer Programme can be viewed below:



Visit the PVP page at Sue Ryder: http://www.sueryder.org/Get-involved/Volunteering/PVP

11 December 2012
Women’s Community Services: A Wise Commission

This report published by the new economics foundation aims to support local commissioners and decision-makers in meeting the needs of vulnerable women efficiently and effectively. Its findings are the outcome of a year-long research collaboration between nef consulting and five women’s community services, which was funded by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the Corston Independent Funders Coalition (CIFC) through the Women’s Diversionary Fund (WDF).

Please see our publications page or click the image below to download the PDF directly.

4 December 2012
The Public Law Project - Guardian Charity Awards 2012 Winner

The following is an except from the PLP press release:

'PLP has worked hard since its foundation 20 years ago to promote and use public law to benefit marginalised people and communities. In that time we have worked with individuals and organisations representing homeless people, detainees, older people, disabled people, migrant families and those affected by poverty. On their behalf we have challenged the decisions of public bodies that have had a detrimental impact on their lives, and on the wider community. We are proud of the very real difference this has made to people’s lives.'

To visit the PLP website please click here or view the press release.
PLP is supported by a network of funders including the Bromley Trust.

27 November 2012
Bromley Briefings Prison Factfile - November 2012

The latest edition of the Bromley Briefings Prison factfile, produced by the Prison Reform Trust, has been published, and is available to download from the Bromley Trust website. Please see our publications page or click the image below to download the PDF directly.



The 'Bromley Briefings' are produced in memory of our settlor Keith Bromley and are funded by the Bromley Trust.

12 November 2012
Thomas Paine Initiative - Call for Proposals

The Thomas Paine Initiative (TPI) is a pooled fund aiming to increase public support for human rights in the UK. It is now seeking initial proposals, and wishes to support an initiative or initiatives which aim specifically to identify, reach and demonstrably affect more supportive attitudes towards human rights among those audiences in the United Kingdom that have yet to form a strong opinion towards human rights. Grants will support activities over a period of up to two years (2013-14). TPI is particularly keen to support partnership applications.

TPI is collaboration between Atlantic Philanthropies, Barrow Cadbury, David and Elaine Potter Foundation, Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Trust, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, Oak Foundation, Open Society Foundation and Unbound Philanthropy.

Click the image below to download the PDF for more information.

7 November 2012
Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group: 'Investing in the Future'

'Investing in the Future' - an independent report about SWVG funded by the Bromley Trust was launched on 7 November in the House of Lords. The event was attended by SWVG members, clients and patrons together with people from many aspects of the asylum world.

Please see our publications page or click the image below to download the PDF directly. Also below is a report on the launch at the House of Lords.

24 October 2012
FPWP Hibiscus: 'A Dangerous Journey'

FPWP has recently launched a campaign against human trafficking which includes an animated film 'A Dangerous Journey'. This animation was produced by FPWP Hibiscus and Animage Films and was funded by various UK Charities including the Bromley Trust. The six-minute animation will spearhead a series of anti-trafficking campaigns throughout Africa and is based on true stories of women who were trafficked from Nigeria to the UK.

Watch the video 'A Dangerous Journey' below:

18 October 2012
Launch of The Forgiveness Project Evaluation

The Forgiveness Project launched the independent evaluation of their RESTORE prison programme on the 18 October 2012 at the House of Lords. The research was carried out during 2011-12 by the Forensic Psychological Services at Middlesex University and was supported by the Bromley Trust.

Please click on the thumbnails below to view pdf's of the Executive Summary, Full Report and report from Teresa Elwes, Grant Executive at the Bromley Trust.

25 Sept 2012
To Keep Your Human Rights, Act

By the end of this year, the Commission on a UK Bill of Rights will report back to the government on whether the Human Rights Act should be scrapped and replaced with a Bill of Rights. The British Institute of Human Rights are currently running a campaign to get people to contribute to the consultation, which closes at the end of this week (30th Sept). To sign up to the campaign and send a message about supporting human rights, head to: www.bihr-act.org.uk

31 August 2012
2012 Koestler Award Winner

The Bromley Trust is delighted to announce the winner of the 2012 Keith Bromley Platinum Award for Nature Photography. This picture, entitled Blossom, was taken by a resident of Reaside Clinic. For a larger image and details of previous winners, please see the Koestler Awards page.



(Click here for more information on this award entry)

16 July 2012
Grantcraft Report: Foundations in Europe Working Together

Grantcraft have recently published a report on collaborative working across Trusts and Foundations in Europe. The report featured input from the Bromley Trust on the Corston Independent Funders' Coalition, and will be of interest to all trusts and foundations interested in new ways of working together. For more detail, and to download a copy of the report (for free), head to: www.grantcraft.org or visit our publications page

26 June 2012
Bromley Briefings Prison Factfile - June 2012

The latest edition of the Bromley Briefings Prison factfile, produced by the Prison Reform Trust, has been published, and is available to download from the Bromley Trust website. Please see our publications page or click the image below to download the PDF directly.

7 June 2012
Jarvis Cocker on Cape Farewell

Photo by Gary Salter for the Observer
Photo by Gary Salter for the Observer

The Bromley Trust has been supporting the work of Cape Farewell for several years, an organisation engaged in the cultural response to climate change, working in partnership with scientific and cultural institutions. Jarvis Cocker took part in one of their voyages to the Arctic, back in 2008, and he reflects on this trip and how it has changed him in a recent article in the Observer: www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/jun/02/jarvis-cocker-arctic-oil-environment?newsfeed=true

24 April 2012
One in Four UK

The Bromley Trust is currently supporting One in Four, who offer a voice and support to those who have experienced sexual abuse or violence. Watch a new video outlining their work below:

24 April 2012
Birdlife Introduction to Conservation and Human Rights

Birdlife International have recently been funded by the Bromley Trust for their work integrating Conservation and Human Rights. As part of this work they have produced an introduction/guide to the crossover of these two areas, available to download below:



An Introduction to Conservation and Human Rights (download as PDF)

24 January 2012
External Evaluation of the CIFC Published

The Corston Independent Funders’ Coalition (CIFC) has just published an external evaluation on the work it has undertaken since 2008. The report shows that its unique approach to funding advocacy has ensured the crucial issue of women in prison remains a priority for the government and UK public.

In the decade since the start of 2000 the number of women in prison had risen by 60%. Most served ineffective and wasteful short sentences of six months or less. With many having experienced high rates of mental health problems, sexual abuse, domestic violence and substance misuse, custodial sentences were increasingly seen to be adding to the trauma, chaos and disruption to the lives of the women and their children.

In an unprecedented move, during June 2008, concerned that their grant-making investments in this field were being applied to a failing system, more than 20 independent philanthropic foundations formed the CIFC to challenge the government to implement the Corston Report. This called for an end to putting non-violent women offenders in jail and moves towards placing them in far more effective community solutions.

The full evaluation can be downloaded below, along with the full press release which contains details of the evaluation report and presentation from Teresa Elwes, Grant Executive at the Bromley Trust. . More information can also be found via the CIFC page on this website.

23 Nov 2011
2011 Koestler Award Winner

The Bromley Trust is delighted to announce the winner of the 2011 Keith Bromley Platinum Award for Nature Photography. This picture, entitled Peeping Spider, was taken by a resident of Kneesworth House Hospital. For a larger image and details of previous winners, please see the Koestler Awards page.

23 Nov 2011
ARKive: Arctic and Antarctic

The Bromley Trust has supported the creation of two specific eco-regions as part of the ARKive online database of endangered animals. ARKive collects together wildlife film and photography in order to promote the conservation of the world's threatened species, and has been supported by the Bromley Trust for several years. To coincide with the recent Frozen Planet BBC series, ARKive, with the support of the Bromley Trust, has created two specific sections, for both the Arctic and the Antarctic. These can be explored here:
Arctic
Antarctic

5 Oct 2011
Anti-Slavery Day - 18 October 2011

Tuesday 18 October will mark Anti-Slavery Day in the UK. This day was established in 2010 to provide a focus for raising awareness around modern-day slavery and for promoting individuals and organisations to take an active role in ending the practice.

The Bromley Trust has a specific focus area on ending slavery and trafficking, and several of our current grantees will be organising events on 18 October as part of Anti-Slavery Day. For more information see the following pages:

Anti-Slavery International (includes links to events and participating organisations)
ECPAT UK
Kalayaan