Longford Trust

The Longford Trust offers scholarships of up to £5,000 per year to serving and ex-prisoners to take degree courses. It has three programmes:

• An annual lecture to raise the profile of prison reform, with previous speakers including Desmond Tutu and Michael Palin.
• An annual prize awarded to an organisation doing outstanding but often unsung work in prisoner rehabilitation.
• The Longford Scholarship scheme, working with ex-prisoners taking university degrees throughout the UK in subjects from animal management to law.

In the 12 years of the scheme, some 85% of award-holders have completed their degrees—and fewer than 5% have returned to prison.

The Foundation has been supporting the Longford Trust since 2014. The SFF’s unrestricted grant is helping the organisation to improve its work and raise its profile.

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