Every year over 2000 people leave prison after a long-term sentence. We know that when we invest in people leaving prison, we all benefit. The individual takes a new path in life. Families reconnect. The wider community is happier, with more people in work, safer neighbourhoods, improved wellbeing, and less crime.

“Many of us, including myself, may look at the obstacles in front of us. The future can look grim – being released from prison after a lengthy sentence is never going to be easy, but the support from
The Hardman Trust has set me on the right path and it has given me a real plan for a productive, bright future. It’s shown me that being positive can be rewarding –
I am over the moon!”

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We need your help.

With 30 years’ experience, we know how to support people on long sentences to take a different path in life, resettle in their community, and reduce reoffending. We rely on donations to fund our work.

Donate statistic one

More people are being sent to prison

with 20,000 additional places being built

Donate statistic two

In the past 30 years

the prison population has risen by 75%

Donate statistic three

People in prison in England and Wales today are serving more than 10 years

Donate to the Hardman Trust today

“The Hardman Trust showed a genuine interest in me and the things I could achieve. It made me feel like a human being again with a place for me in society”

Hardman Trust Client

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Support us

Could you give your time?

We have around 110 volunteers across the UK supporting our work. Roles include letter writing, office administration, prison-based support, and project management.
We also benefit from pro bono support from a range of corporate partners.

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