Over the last 4 years, Bright Ideas has been supporting a relatively new organisation, Spark Inside, which runs coaching programmes in prisons in London and the South-East, that encourage rehabilitation and reduce reoffending. They help make transformational changes in prisons and unlock the potential of people in prison to ultimately lead fulfilling lives.
We have supported Spark Inside by identifying new trusts and foundations, and provided hands-on and mentoring support to enable the charity to apply to trusts and foundations interested in criminal justice and youth charities.
This has so far resulted in £1.3m worth of funding, including £22,000 from the Stephen Lloyd Awards, £100,000 over 3 years from Comic Relief and £550,000 over 5 years from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund.
Our support has also enabled Spark Inside to continue on its growth trajectory from £118,352 in 2013/14 to £624,028 in 2017/18.