The scheme aims to help vulnerable young people to stay out of trouble and to help with the rehabilitation of young offenders.
The scheme particularly wishes to fund projects that work:
- With disadvantaged young people between the ages of five and 30, to ensure that they are given every possible chance to meet their full potential and to participate fully in society.
- To address the social and economic problems faced by offenders and ex-offenders under the age of thirty and their families and provide them with the support and training they need to return to employment or education.
The maximum grant is usually £15,000 per annum. Grants are awarded for up to three years.