Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales supports the criminal justice sector with over £2.5m in funding
Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales has commenced its 25th anniversary year by awarding over £2.5m to support organisations working to improve the life choices and chances of people with mental health problems in the criminal justice system.
The latest funding programme, launched in October 2010, sees 12 regional and national organisations across England and Wales receiving over £2.5m to support work being undertaken to implement the recommendations of the 2009 Bradley review of people with mental health problems or learning disabilities within the criminal justice system. All grants have been made over a three year period and will go to support a range of projects that reflect the key recommendations made by the Bradley Report, such as supporting early intervention, identification and referral pathways or joint working between different statutory organisations and the voluntary and community sector in the criminal justice system.
Linda Kelly is Chief Executive of Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales, she says: “The Foundation has a long history of supporting charities working within the criminal justice system. We believe this latest funding stream will have a sustained and positive impact on the mental health of individuals in the criminal justice system.”
Since 2006, Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales has supported work with ex-offenders and has invested over £11 million to support charities working in this area to help break the cycle of re-offending.
The funding will run alongside the Foundation’s ‘flagship’ Community programme which focuses on providing funding for core work that helps disadvantaged people to play a fuller role in the community.