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Innovation Grants – BAME offender services

In 2013/14, Clinks, funded by the National Offender Management Services, awarded 9 small grants of up to £1500, to support the development of innovative approaches to achieving improved resettlement outcomes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) offenders. 
Local commissioning and service delivery structures have undergone rapid transformation in recent years and the Transforming Rehabilitation reforms will bring further change. Therefore we have funded activities that will explore:
  • Service user involvement in the planning/delivery of services
  • The scope for commissioning/providing specialist services 
  • How commissioners could imaginatively use small grants to procure services for BAME offenders
  • Improved partnership working within and between BAME-led organisations, wider Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations and statutory services, commissioners and the private sector.
Eligibility Criteria 
Applications were open to umbrella organisations and service providers from the VCSE Sector in England and Wales.  We particularly welcomed applications from specialist BAME, user-led organisations and those that focus on particular BAME communities. 
Applications have now closed.
Grant reports
Independent Academic Research Studies - Race in Probation: BAME service user involvement toolkit
Bringing Hope - Inside Out Report; exploring resttlement for Black, African and Caribbean offenders
Further information
If you need further details or support please contact Jess Mullen, Clinks National Projects Coordinator, 0207 246 2562