What the Longford Trust Is All About
The Longford Trust is about second chances for those like Lee (above) who have been in prison. Our Longford Scholarship programme has, over the past 12 years, supported 200 young people, most of them in the 20s, to rebuild their lives through education after serving a prison sentence. 85% go to university, graduate and move forward to have careers, to settle down, and to start families. In short, they do all the “normal” things that most take for granted. We work with them to make that happen.
What We Stand For
Our starting point is that everyone deserves a second chance. We offer it through going to university, as part of a programme, built on shared humanity, that works one-to-one with individuals to bring out the best in them, to open doors, and to offer practical ways forward in life.
What We Are Doing
The Longford Trust is a registered charity (number 1164701) and has three projects: its Longford Scholarships programme; its annual Longford Lecture; and its annual Longford Prize. What links all three of these programmes is our core commitment to prison reform and to second chances for prisoners.
- The Longford Trust offers prisoners second chances.
- It offers scholarships to go to university.
- It organises an annual lecture and prize.
- It changes lives and offers new futures.