VSGWL News Update

Published: March 8, 2024


The Scottish Government has given CJS the go ahead to commence a grant

process to commission a single national voluntary throughcare partnership to

provide support to all people leaving prison after a short prison sentence or a

period on remand.

The commissioning team at Community Justice Scotland are hosting a number of

launch events throughout March to provide further detail on the grant

specification and process in advance of the application stage, answer any

questions and allow networking and facilitation of partnership formation

between third sector organisations who have an interest in applying for the


These sessions will be made up of one in person event followed by two online

sessions on MS Teams. If there is sufficient demand there may be an additional

online session w/c 25th March.

Launch event 1 – In person, Tuesday 19th March 09:30 for 10:00 start until 13:00.

Launch event 2 – Online, Thursday 21st March from 10:00 until 12:00.

Launch event 3 – Online, Tuesday 26th March from 14:00 until 16:00.

If you would be interested in attending one of these sessions please book your

place using the Eventbrite links above. Please note these sessions are for third

sector organisations who have an interest in applying for the funding.

Grant Process Timeline

  • Applications for the grant fund will open from 12.00pm on Monday 15th

April 2024 and you will be able to find the application forms and all the

supporting information on the CJS Website when they are published.

  • Applications will close at 5.00pm on Monday 10th June 2024.
  • Applications will be assessed during Summer 2024 and we hope to notify

the successful partnership in early September 2024, pending a final

decision to award funding by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Home


If you have any questions please contact one of the team at


Any non-third sector partners  interested in finding out more can keep up to date on the commissioning

learning hub on the CJS website.

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