Invitation to Community Based Organisations to apply for funding for 2023

The Probation Service recognises and acknowledges the important role that the community plays in working with offenders, supporting their rehabilitation, re-integration and engagement in a positive lifestyle.

Community Based Organisations provide a diverse range of services, addressing offender needs including training and education, offender management programmes, residential accommodation, drug and alcohol treatment programmes, programmes dealing with young persons, programmes dealing with females, and /or programmes dealing with persons of a particular ethnicity.

The Probation Service invites any interested Community Based Organisations, who are working with offenders in the criminal justice system and are interested in obtaining funding, to complete and forward the attached application form to the Probation Service Community Programmes Unit at [email protected].


The latest date for receipt of funding applications is 30 September 2022.


It is intended that decisions on any new application for funding will be made before the end of 2023, and the Probation Service will notify decisions to the relevant Organisations as soon as possible.

If engaged, service providers will be subject to the terms and conditions of Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Circular 13/2014.


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