Project information

Painting & Decorating

We provide second chances for offenders in the North East. Teaching them skills they can use to secure employment. Our latest project is training in painting and decorating ..we need funds for equipment and transport .

January 2018 - December 2019

Charity information: Oswin Projects

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  • Need


    Reoffending The history of many of those serving sentences is one of social and financial exclusion. Typically, those we work with have never had a positive male role model and have lived in areas suffering from long-term generational unemployment. The lack of education and limited experience of paid employment when coupled with a prison record militates against finding a job.
    We train them and find an opportunity to go into employment.


    We hope to break the cycle of reoffending .
    We know from our programme that the offenders we have worked with will be more capable of becoming socially integrated into his local community. They will have a more positive and driven outlook, lessen the chances of being discriminated against, become financially independent and be a positive role model to their families and communities.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Our work is not designed to be a short term solution, but to break the cycle of re-offending


    » We have been successful in winning a number of painting and decorating contracts with local churches and estates - we will train 12 offenders

    What success will look like

    We have a monitoring system in place

  • Impact


    Our beneficiaries (‘Oswinners’) will be trained on site. They will have the opportunity to learn a trade, can gain a qualification and develop a range of soft skills. We will then monitor how they use these skills and work with local agencies to monitor their offending behaviour post release.


    We have a track record of working with HMP Northumberland and have developed a risk management procedure .


    We will use our website and provide case studies on our experience

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £7,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,500 equipment To purchase clothing & equipment
      £2,500 management Supervisory & travel
      £3,500 courses Health & Safety
  • Background


    North East -


    12 Offenders

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Read more about the Charity running this project.