Mark’s story

“Planning for release is a frightening time. You don’t know what is going to be in front of you. You might have great plans, but will you be able to do them?" 'While in prison, the Hardman Directory was my bible. It supported me in planning for release and helped me...


Introducing the next chapter: the digital Hardman Directory “The Hardman Directory helped me find information and services to support me back home. It was amazing; everything was in one place, making it easier for me to plan my future.” We’re excited to share a...

Match Funding in March

Our founder, Guy Armstrong, a prison Chaplain, saw the challenges facing people on long prison sentences: homelessness, a lack of workplace skills, stigma, isolation, low confidence, and poverty. He set up a fund to provide financial assistance to purchase tools and...

Your Money is Matched in March!

Over the past year, we launched our new strategy, welcomed new staff members, and merged with Prisoners’ Penfriends to expand our work across the prison estate. It’s been an incredible year, and we couldn’t have done it without the support of our staff, volunteers and...

Joining together: announcing our merger with Prisoners’ Penfriends

  The Hardman Trust are pleased to announce the completion of our merger with Prisoners' Penfriends.   The Hardman Trust supports people on long term prison sentences to take their next steps in life. We do this by supporting people to plan for their life...

Unlock hope

As we reflect on a remarkable year at The Hardman Trust, marked by the launch of our new Strategy 2023-2026, we are really excited with our plan to reach more individuals serving long sentences, than ever before! The distinctive needs of this community demands...

Hardman Trust’s new look

The Hardman Trust has a new look. Our brand is our first point of contact, from a poster on a prison wall to our website and social media. We want our logo and images to communicate who we are and what we represent >

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Together we can create a future where everyone can achieve their potential within and beyond prison. Can you help?