The Sheriffs’ & Recorder’s Fund

Ways to Help

The Fund receives no government grants. It is a registered charity, no. 221927, reliant on voluntary donations, legacies, and the efforts of supporters who understand the crucial importance of helping ex-prisoners to stop going back behind bars.

Will you give hope and practical assistance to the many ex-prisoners who are desperate to make a new start, but who genuinely lack the means to do so? You can help in various ways:

Join the 200 Club
The 200 Club was set up in 2008, to mark the 200th anniversary of the Fund. Your commitment of £200 a year will ensure one extra grant a year (grants average c. £150). With Gift Aid, two hundred such donors will bring the Fund £50,00 a year.  Two hundred ex-prisoners will benefit – and society too.  Please click on 200 Club Mandate  (and GIFT AID declaration, below, if applicable).

Make a Donation
Please click on donation, and fill in the form to give either by cheque or by Standing Order.

Leave a legacy
With a most generous legacy from Her Honour Judge Ann Goddard QC, the Fund supported charities focused on children, as she would have wished. This, and other recent legacies, have enabled the Fund not only to increase the number of small grants to individuals, but also to give sizeable sums to prison-based schemes. Applications for grants are increasing all the time, and such welcome gifts enable the Fund to increase its capital fund, and so continue its vital work in a troubled world. If you would like to add a codicil to your will, please click on Codicil.

Support events
The Fund’s events raise very useful sums. They are so famous for their originality and interest that they sell out rapidly. Donors to the Fund receive priority invitations.  Please click on Events.

Gift aid
If you are eligible for gift aid please download our Gift Aid form, print it out, fill it in and post it to us.