HACRO’s small grants scheme provides vital support to offenders under supervision of the probation services and similar agencies. We receive up to 40 requests per year resulting in 15 to 20 grants awarded. Examples of requests granted include funding of ID, work clothes and housing essentials such as bedding.
Requests can be for birth certificates and ID; training courses; work clothes, equipment and tools; work licences; assistance in the rehabilitation from substance misuse problems including clothing due to weight gain and gym membership to develop a healthy lifestyle and aid socialising; home essentials, household items and beds / bedding etc. The scheme is entirely dependent on Members subs and personal donations.