At our recent AGM in Eastbourne some of you will have met representatives of the Longford Trust, which offers scholarships to go to university to soon-to-be-released prisoners and those who have been released within the past five years.
The scholarship consists of financial support (grants not loans), one-to-one mentoring, and an employability programme that helps convert a degree into a degree level career.
Of the 500 young men and women they have worked with in recent years, 83% have graduated and got good jobs, with just 5% returning to prison.
Closing date for applications for their scholarships the 2023-24 academic year is June 2, 2023. Attached are a brief leaflet on the Longford Scholarships, their application form, and (for a broader view) their annual report. Applications can also be made online at their website (www.longfordtrust.org) or by contacting their scholarship manager, Clare Lewis, at firstname.lastname@example.org