The Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI) is currently accepting applications from the community and voluntary sector to provide community service placements to offenders in the community, but groups will need to act fast as deadline is 28 February.
PBNI allocates grants to NI based community and voluntary sector organisations so they can provide meaningful work placements in the community to people subject to Community Service/Supervised Activity Orders imposed by the Courts, with the overall aim of changing the lives of offenders for safer communities.
There is no agreed budget for the PBNI for the 2018-19 financial year. Decisions on the number and size of grant allocations will be based on the number of suitable applications, available placements and the final 2018-19 budget settlement.
To be eligible, applicants must be able to show that they meet the following criteria:
- Provide a local need for Community Service supervision placements, demonstrating the ability to provide work placements within the local community.
- Ability to supervise Community Service clients.
- Demonstrate robust administration systems in place.
- Proven track record of working with offenders including the ability to provide recent examples (within the past three years).
Please note that the 2018-19 application form has been updated, and PBNI recommends that applicants read and fully understand the contents before submitting an application for funding.
The 2018 deadline for applications is 28 February 2018 (4pm).
For more information and to apply go to https://www.pbni.org.uk/what-we-do/pbni-in-the-community/community-voluntary-sector-funding/