Community Fund Bunting Wide - Prisoner Training & Placements

LandWorks is celebrating the news that it has been awarded £190,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund to support its work with people in the criminal justice system over the next three years.

The National Lottery award will be formally announced at the LandWorks annual Supporters’ Day event on Friday 20th August – where over 100 local supporters and partners are expected to visit the site and learn more about the charity’s work over the last year.

LandWorks will use the grant to continue to provide a supported route back into employment and the community for people in prison or at risk of going to prison, working closely with local probation services and HMP Channings Wood.

Chris Parsons, LandWorks Project Director said:

“We are delighted that The National Lottery Community Fund has recognised our work in this way. Thanks to National Lottery players, we will be able to continue our work with some of the most challenging and social excluded people in our communities. Our project works intensively with people to help create lasting change. It is in everyone’s interests that more is done to help people in the criminal justice system to change their lives and reduce the risk of reoffending.

“We want to thank all our supporters, volunteers, donors and partners. We know that without all their help and support over the years we would not have secured this important grant. We will need to continue to raise other funds over the next three years, but this grant makes a huge difference.”

Anthony Mangnall MP, whose constituency of Totnes includes LandWorks, said:

I am delighted for LandWorks and the dedicated team who do such tremendous work in supporting ex-offenders to rebuild their lives. I am pleased their work has been recognised and I can think of no worthier recipient for this funding.”

Stuart, a current trainee at LandWorks who will be giving a speech at the Supporters’ Day event, said:

“It’s no understatement to say that LandWorks literally saved my life. The humility, care and support provided means that I have a real solid platform to move forward in life. I can’t thank the team enough for being there in a time of real crisis in my life.”

Friday 20th August 2021