Big Lottery Fund

Trailblazers is delighted to have been awarded a 3 year Reaching Communities grant from the Big Lottery Fund. The project will aim to help young offenders to resettle in their communities (promoting social inclusion) and desist from re-offending by delivering volunteer-led mentoring both in custody and upon release. The service will be delivered to male offenders within HMP / YOIs Wandsworth and ISIS. Following an initial risk and needs assessment, offenders are matched to a trained volunteer adult mentor. Each mentor gives on average ten hours per month to their individual young person.