Are you just out of prison?
Under supervision?


Do you need help with…

  • getting back on your feet?
  • paying for educational courses?
  • buying essential clothes?
  • getting what’s needed for a job?
  • buying the basics for a new home?
  • paying for urgent medical treatment?

We may be able to give you a grant
 – ask your Probation Officer


About the Berkshire Care Trust

The Trust provides financial assistance by way of grants, loans or emergency cash payments to people under the supervision of the Probation services in Berkshire.

We provide financial assistance for anything from basic clothing to securing accommodation or meeting the cost of getting back into work. The Trust can help fund training courses, clothing for interviews or specialist equipment for the workplace. Urgent requests for bedding, basic clothing, furniture or white goods are also considered.

The BCT provides each Probation office in Berkshire with an emergency fund for those in immediate need.

We will not consider applications for payment of rates, taxes or fines

An Offender Manager must complete a BCT application form and send it to the BCT Treasurer. The Trustees aim to respond quickly and in good time to help the applicant.

Applicants remain anonymous. The Trustees will only be given basic facts and details of how the grant or loan may support their rehabilitation.