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
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