Opportunities Database

We’ve made this database to help you find out about other organisations offering interesting experiences and support. It includes UK-wide opportunities, relating to the arts, social issues, further learning, and work.

If you would prefer to talk through options available to you, please give us a call and we will do our best to help.

  • 3D Minds

    3D Minds works with everyone despite their background, social status, gender or age to support the next generation of Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Arts professionals.

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  • Act On It

    Act On It provides quality vocational training by developing and delivering accredited courses and bespoke training programmes.

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  • Alone in London

    Alone in London works with young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to help them find suitable housing, to complete forms and claim benefits.

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  • Anawim

    Anawim is a women’s centre who support women and their children, especially women vulnerable to exploitation and prostitution. They provide courses, counselling, support, advice and advocacy.

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  • Anglia Care Trust

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  • Apex Charitable Trust

    Apex Charitable Trust helps people with criminal records to find suitable employment.

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  • Art in Me CIC

    Art in Me helps vulnerable young adults with DIY and home décor.

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  • Artbeat

    Artbeat offer classes in dance, music and art from different culture, such as gamelan, samba drumming, african drumming, making Indonesian shadow puppets and carnival dancing.

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  • Artlink Central Limited

    Artlink Central work in institutions and the community to use art forms to make a difference to people and places. They work in the areas of arts and health, arts and disability, arts in prisons and arts and young…

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  • Arts Active

    Arts Active hold a children’s group and community gamelan group.

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  • Arts Alive Arts Trust

    Arts Alive Arts Trust helps young people to find their place in society through art.

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  • Arts Award

    Arts Award supports young people to develop as artists and art leaders across all the arts.

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  • Association of Dance and Performing Arts

    Association of Dance and Performing Arts grants free access to dance and arts workshops and courses for children and young people affected by family imprisonment or offending.

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  • Awayforward Foundation

    Awayforward Foundation offers counselling and mentoring to help people with mental health problems, to help reduce re-offending and provide emotional guidance.

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  • Back on Track

    Back on Track works with adults going through recovery or rehabilitation to make lasting, positive change to their lives. They run courses and give one-to-one support to NEET young people.

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  • Back on Track Housing

    Back on Track Housing provides suitable, sustainable and decent accomodation as well as giving up to date careers advice.

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  • Beauty and Utility Arts

    Beauty and Utility Arts develop and manage creative projects for vulnerable groups.

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  • Blue Sky

    Blue Sky aims to break the cycle of re-offending by only employing ex-offenders.

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  • Blueprint: Film Foundation

    Blueprint: Film Foundation runs film and multimedia projects for community and education groups.

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  • Bollo Brook Youth and Community Centre

    Bollo Brook Youth and Community Centre is a youth club and recording studio.

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  • Borderline Books

    Borderline Books collects books and redistributes them to organisations working with homeless people, ex-offenders, refugees and asylum seekers and others in need.

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  • Bounce Back Foundation

    Bounce Back Foundation provide training and paid employment to ex-offenders in the area of painting and decorating.

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  • Bristol Community Gamelan

    Bristol Community Gamelan have a community gamelan ensemble.

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  • Cardboard Citizens

    Cardboard Citizens is a professional theatre company who make plays with and for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness.

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  • Caring for Ex-Offenders

    Caring for Ex-Offenders helps ex-offenders settle into society when leaving prison by connecting them to local church communities.

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  • Catch 22

    Catch 22 offers help with apprenticeships, employability, education, justice and advice.

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  • Chance for Children

    Chance for Children help and support troubled children through arts and music and offer arts based interventions and therapeutic arts programmes.

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  • Changing Paths Charitable Trust

    Changing Paths Charitable Trust helps offenders and ex-offenders into skilled, sustainable and paid employment in the areas of construction and catering.

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  • Changing Tunes

    Changing Tunes is a music project for offenders in prison and in the community.

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  • Cheltenham Festivals Gamelan

    Cheltenham Festivals Gamelan hold a community group as well as workshops for schools, community groups and businesses.

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  • Citizens Advice Service

    Citizens Advice Service gives advice on work, money, relationships, housing, the law, tax, healthcare and education

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  • Clean Break Theatre Company

    Clean Break Theatre Company works with women who have been affected by the criminal justice system. They offer high-quality theatre-based courses, qualifications, training opportunities and specialist support.

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  • Cleansheet

    Cleansheet is a Christian charity that helps offenders and ex-offenders into work.

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  • Clinks

    Clinks supports, represents and campaigns for the voluntary sector working with offenders.

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  • County Durham Families Information Service

    County Durham Families Information Service provides local information for families.

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  • Create

    Create runs creative arts projects to help engage with vulnerable and disengaged people.

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  • Create Jobs

    Create Jobs helps creative young Londoners to find work in the arts through training, events and working with employers.

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  • Creativity Works

    Creativity Works runs projects for vulnerable people

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  • Criminon United Kigdom

    Criminon United Kigdom provides life skills, drug awareness and moral education to help prisoners achieve lasting rehabilitation.

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  • Dance United

    Dance United run contemporary dance workshops for offenders and young offenders.

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  • Deep Listening Institute

    Deep Listening Institute provides a unique approach to music, literature, art, meditation, technology and healing.

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  • Doncaster Community Arts

    Doncaster Community Arts runs visual arts, drama, dance and music groups for all members of the community.

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  • Drum Africa

    Drum Africa run drumming workshops and welcome beginners of all ages and abilities.

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  • Elephant Drums

    Elephant Drums run one-to-one kit lessons and hol workshops and events.

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  • English PEN

    English PEN believes in safeguarding the freedom to read and write and run a programme that brings writers and books into closed and neglected communities, such as prisons.

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  • Fine Cell Work

    Fine Cell Work trains prisoners in paid, skilled, creative needlework.

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  • Firebird Community Gamelan

    Firebird Community Gamelan is a community gamelan ensemble.

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  • Foundation for Art and Creative Technology

    FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) is a leading media arts centre that offer exhibitions and arts projects.

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  • Frititi

    Frititi run traditional African drumming and dance.

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  • Gamelan Na Gaillimhe

    Gamelan Na Gaillimhe is a community gamelan group.

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  • Gamelan Naga Mas

    Gamelan Naga Mas is a community gamelan group and run school workshops, inclusive workshops and and clashed for beginners.

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  • Geese Theatre Company

    Geese Theatre Company work in prisons and mental health settings and with people on probation, at risk of offending and ex-offenders.

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  • Halle Orchestra Gamelan

    Halle Orchestra Gamelan runs one-off gamelan workshops and residencies for schools and organisations.

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  • Hammer and Tong Productions

    Hammer and Tong Productions works with young people in the area of filmmaking, music, art and drama.

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  • Helix Arts

    Helix Arts works with artists to create opportunities for people to participate in high quality arts activities.

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  • Hertfordshire Music Services

    Hertfordshire Music Services run world musiic workshops in gamelan, steel pans, djembe, samba and taiko.

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  • Housing Rights

    Housing Rights gives housing advice to offenders and ex-offenders.

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  • Hull City Council

    Hull City Council run gamelan workshops for groups on request.

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  • Improvisation, Community and Social Practice

    Improvisation, Community and Social Practice creates a space to share experience using improvised music.

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  • Insidetime

    Insidetime is the national newspaper for offenders and ex-offenders.

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  • Integrate

    Integrate supports disadvantaged members of the community in partnership with City Church Aberdeen to run projects to integrate people into the community.

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  • Jahdiafolila

    Jahdiafolila run drumming classes at beginner and intermediate levels.

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  • Koestler Trust

    Koestler Trust encourages ex-offenders to change their lives through taking part in the arts.

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  • Local Music

    Local Music aims to bring Leicester artists to a wider audience.

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  • London Shakespeare Workout

    London Shakespeare Workout run a prison project in which actors and filmmakers work with offenders and ex-offenders.

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  • London Southbank Centre

    London Southbank Centre run gamelan courses at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

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  • LSO Discovery

    London Symphony Orchestra Discovery run two run groups – beginner and advanced.

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  • Mayor’s Fund for London

    Mayor’s Fund for London empowers young Londoners from disadvantaged backgrounds to gain skills to secure employment.

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  • Mind in Camden

    Mind in Camden works with people experiencing voices, visions, unusual beliefs, anxiety, hopelessness and extremes of mood and provide support groups.

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  • Moor Trees

    Moor Trees aims to reduce re-offending by providing an Offender Pathway to Employment Programme in the area on environment conservation.

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  • Mosaic

    Mosaic helps young people transition from custody into the community through mentoring.

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  • Music in Detention

    Music in Detention work in immigration centres and runs music workshops for detainees and people living near the centres.

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  • National Alliance for Arts in Criminal Justice

    National Alliance for Arts in Criminal Justice organises collaborations between prisons and galleries.

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  • National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders

    Nacro (National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders) provides services to equip people with skills, advice and support to improve their lives. They also offer a Homes Agency and a drug and alcohol treatment service.

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  • New Bridge Foundation

    New Bridge Foundation offers a befriending service to prisoners to provide a bridge between prison and the community.

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  • NEW Dance

    NEW Dance is a community dance organisation.

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  • No Offence

    No Offence is an independent justice information exchange to ensure that everyone has a voice and is able to voice their opinions.

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  • Noh Budget Films

    Noh Budget Films run drama and theatre workshops.

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  • Noise Solution

    Noise Solution runs music and technology programmes for people with problems such as mental health, addiction, offending, challenging behaviour or chaotic lifestyle.

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  • NXG Project CIC

    NXG Project CIC help to create work and training opportunities within prisons to help offenders gain work experience and skills useful for gaining employment.

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  • ODD Arts

    ODD Arts works creatively with vulnerable and excluded groups and uses drama and the arts to educate, rehabilitate and transform participants’ lives.

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  • Open Arts

    Open Arts runs inclusive workshops in music, dance and drama including a gamelan ensemble.

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  • Open Stage CIC

    Open Stage run creative theatre and drama workshops for ex-offenders, people in recovery of addiction and people with mental health problems.

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  • Outside In

    Outside In helps artists who are facing barriers to achieve.

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  • Oxford Gamelan Society

    Oxford Gamelan Society are a amateur gamelan group.

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  • Paraiso

    Paraiso run classes in samba percussion, dance, carnival, costume design and costume and float construction.

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  • People’s Voice Media

    People’s Voice Media collect the voices and stories of people to challenge perceptions.

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  • Pimlico Opera in Prison

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  • Planet Drum

    Planet Drum offer drum lessons and music courses for all levels. Lessons in piano, guitar, sining, bass and saxophone.

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  • Press-Release

    Press-Release facilitates art workshops for offenders, ex-offenders, youth at risk of offending and socially excluded groups.

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  • Prince’s Trust

    Prince’s Trust help young people find employment, education and training.

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  • Prison Arts Foundation

    Prison Arts Foundation provides access to the arts for people who have offended.

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  • Prison Radio Association

    Prison Radio Association aims to reduce re-offending using radio.

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  • Prison Reading Groups

    Prison Reading Groups sets up and runs reading groups in prisons.

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  • Prisoners’ Education Trust

    Prisoners’ Education Trust helps people in prisons to achieve their potential through learning. They offer GCSEs, A-Levels, degrees and vocational courses.

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  • Radio Wanno

    Radio Wanno is a community radio station made by prisoners.

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  • Recruit with Conviction

    Recruit with Conviction promotes safe, effective and sustainable employment for people with criminal records.

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  • Ribcaged Productions

    Ribcaged Productions is a theatre company for young people and offenders to empower them to create and engage in society.

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  • Rideout

    Rideout uses creative arts for rehabilitation.

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  • Safeground

    Safeground uses drama to engage and motivate prisoners in education and family life.

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  • Scottish Prison Arts Network

    Scottish Prison Arts Network is a focus group of artists and organisations working in criminal justice settings.

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  • Second Shot Productions

    Second Shot Productions employ serving prisons and ex-offenders to deliver a range of commercial services.

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  • Seventhreeone

    Seventhreeone uses the creative industries to further the education and skills of serving prisoners, ex-offenders and disengaged young people.

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  • Soft Touch Arts

    Soft Touch Arts uses the arts to offer people with limited opportunities the change to work together.

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  • Southbank Mosaics CIC

    Southbank Mosaics runs an inclusive arts studio and offers qualifications for people serving community sentences.

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  • St Giles Trust

    St Giles Trust runs service to help ex-offenders with employment, support, training and housing.

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  • Step Together

    Step Together transforms lives through volunteering, working with homeless, young people at risk of homelessness, young offenders, ex-offenders, long-term unemployed and isolated and disengaged members of society

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  • Stretch Charity

    Stretch Charity create arts events for the prison population.

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  • Studio 3 Arts

    Studio 3 Arts brings artists and communities together.

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  • Suited and Booted

    Suited and Booted helps clients to create a positive first impression when seeking employment by providing good quality suits

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  • Supatrax

    Supatrax is an online magazine which offers accredited learning to hard-to-reach and NEET young people.

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  • Superact CIC

    Superact uses creative activities such as music, spoken work, visual arts and drama to help offenders, ex-offenders, vulnerable older people and people with special educational needs.

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  • Supporting Others Through Voluntary Action

    Supporting Others Through Voluntary Action provides mentoring services for offenders, ex-offenders, long-term unemployed and refugees and asylum seekers.

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  • Synergy Theatre

    Synergy Theatre works with prisoners and ex-prisoners through theatre and related activities.

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  • Syrus Consultancy

    Syrus Consultancy delivers creative youth services using creative writing, spoken word, music and drama to deter young people from offending.

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  • Taiko Meantime

    Taiko Meantime run school workshops, weekend workshops, regular classes and a summer school in Japanese Taiko drumming.

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  • Teen Flavour

    Teen Flavour unlocks the potential and discover the talent of disadvantaged young people through music and the arts.

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  • The Comedy School

    The Comedy School develops the potential of drama and comedy as an education and rehabilitative tool in settings such as prisons, young offenders’ institutes and youth centres.

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  • The Hardman Trust

    The Hardman Trust helps offenders and ex-offenders to get their lives back on track when released.

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  • The Irene Taylor Trust

    The Irene Taylor Trust helps participants create original music.

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  • The Libertie Project

    The Libertie Project works with offenders and ex-offenders and uses creativity to help develop positive working relationships, improve mental health and well-being, develop employability skills, trandition to employment and reduce offending behaviour.

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  • The Men’s Room

    The Men’s Room is an arts and social care agency that works with young men to get involved in arts projectsand access support.

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  • The Mix

    The Mix provides information and support about sex and relationships, mental health, alcohol and drugs, hosuing, money, work, education and training and crime.

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  • The Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre

    The Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre runs inclusive community groups in street dance, drama and arts, music and movement and drumming.

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  • The Reader

    The Reader Organisation connects people with great literature.

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  • The Thames Valley Partnership

    The Thames and Valley Partnership tackles social exclusion and aims to create safe communities.

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  • The Turnkey Trust Ltd

    The Turnkey Trust helps ex-offenders build on their talent and develop the necessary business skills to make art a positive and sustained source of income and provide artists with a channel to exhibit their work and sell to the…

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  • The Unsigned Guide

    The Unsigned Guide gives advice and information about funding for musicians and artists.

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  • Theatre NEMO

    Theatre NEMO provides a creative arts service for people with mental health problems.

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  • Trail-Blazers Mentoring Ltd

    Trail-Blazers Mentoring Ltd reduces re-offending among young people through mentoring.

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  • Unlock

    Unlock campaign for better services for offenders to plan for life after release and support ex-offenders to re-build their lives.

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  • Wired 4 Music

    Wired 4 Music is a community of young people interested in music making.

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  • Women in Prison

    Women in Prison provides specialist services to women affected by the criminal justice system, in prison and in the community.

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  • Working Chance

    Working Chance helps women offenders make the transition into employment.

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  • Working Links

    Working Links runs programmes to support ex-offenders with finding employment.

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  • Writers in Prison Foundation

    Writers in Prison Foundation delivers creative arts in the Criminal Justice System and the wider community.

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  • Wuntanara

    Wuntanara runs occasional one day drum and dance workshops as well as weekly dance workshops.

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  • YMCA

    YMCA work in partnership with prisons and probation services to support young offenders.

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  • York Community Gamelan

    York Community Gamelan runs a community gamelan ensemble.

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  • Young Ealing

    Young Ealing provides services to empower and inspire young epople to make positive life choices.

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  • Young Urban Arts Foundation

    Young Urban Arts Foundation is a youth art organisation specialising in music and the creative arts which helps vulnerable and disadvantaged young people.

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