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The impact of our work on the people who engage with it can be profound. Many have long histories of offending, have struggled with addictions, have deeply rooted emotional issues and have never worked.

As a result of taking part in Synergy’s programmes, many break the cycle of offending, engage with further arts projects or courses, some have gained degrees, have been seed-commissioned and their writing produced while others are working as drama workshop facilitators, stage managers as well as in a range of TV and film production roles and across the creative industries

what your money could do


Could fund the travel costs of an 
ex-prisoner attending a workshop to improve their skills and employability


Could help to fund a place on a filmmaking course for a young person at risk of offending


Could help to pay for a day’s room hire to provide rehearsal space for the workshopping of a piece of new writing by an ex-prisoner

In the last 5 years we worked with 757 prisoners and ex-prisoners
have not re-offended
have gone on to further training and / or employment
reported improved communication, social skills and increased self-confidence
Thank you for shining a light in a dark place
Prisoner & winner of playwriting competition
In the last 5 years we have worked with 2,622 young people at risk of offending
reported a changed attitude towards crime
reported improved confidence
reported improved communication and skills


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