We provide an award up to £750 in value, known as a Hardman Award, to help people achieve specific goals they themselves have set. We give the award at an award ceremony, where, maybe for the first time in their lives, people feel like winners. The award is that extra piece of financial help that makes a plan possible, that extra piece of encouragement that makes someone go for it. We help prisoners believe in themselves. Awards are made for a wide range of purposes including business start-ups such as laptop and printer; tools for many different trades; work clothing; support costs for academic courses; HGV and LGV training; forklift and dumper truck training and many other vocational courses from working at heights to dog grooming.
24th January – Award Ceremony for Scotland; HMP Castle Huntly
15th February – closing date for receiving applications for the April 2018 selection meeting
7th March – 15th April – Assessors visit prisons to interview candidates
27th April – Selection Meeting where award winners are chosen
21st June – Award Ceremony – HMP Standford Hill