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Community Payback

Community-PaybackCommunity Payback is a scheme that involves people who have been sentenced by the courts to do unpaid work in our communities to improve them. If you are a community organisation, you can have a say in where that work happens by nominating places that you feel would benefit from it.

It may be an alleyway that’s full of rubbish that needs tidying up, wasteland requiring clearing, graffiti removing from walls or decorating your community centre, the jobs can be big or small. Our communities should be safer spaces for everyone and Community Payback can help to make improvements.

You can nominate your community project by visiting the government website, who will then contact you and discuss whether community payback is appropriate. By carrying out this work we are encouraging offenders to take more responsibility for their actions and become better citizens.

Nominate your Community Payback project by visiting the HM Prison and Probation Service webpage at  

Community Payback Newsletter - Summer 2023