The Hardman Trust is among a few charitable organisations that recognises the need to supplement the efforts of the Prison Service in providing resources for lower risk prisoners in the latter stages of a sentence of 10 years or more (male) or 7 years or more (female) who wish to equip themselves to lead a crime-free life upon release.
The Trust majors on personal contact with its candidates and interview prior to selection.
On the anniversary of receiving their awards, award winners are asked to report back, giving a brief summary of how they have benefited.
The Trust is governed by the Trustees.
The Trust’s Selection Committee selects award winners twice a year.
The Award Scheme is managed on a day-to-day basis by the Secretary.