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Community Justice Dragon's Den

The Community Justice Partnership in Highland would like to invite expressions/register of interest from third sector organisations interested in an opportunity to deliver services in a new and imaginative way, specifically in relation to the following criteria:


  • Creating opportunities for people to undertake their Community Payback Order with an unpaid work or other activity requirement within communities and on community projects 

  • Working with people who have an offending history to support their recovery and reduce their risk of reoffending within rural and remote rural Highland

This aligns with the Scottish Government’s Recover, Renew and Transform approach to responding to the challenges of COVID-19 across the justice sector.

How much will be awarded?

The grants will be for a minimum of £20k and a maximum of £40k. 



Following submission, the EOI will be assessed by a panel, including representation from CJSW, against the following criteria:


  • Relevancy and appropriateness to the problem(s) identified as addressing 

  • Safety and risk appropriateness

Does the proposal:

  • Increase coverage of support across geographic areas in Highland? 


  • Provide innovative or new approaches in existing geographies or against an unfulfilled need?

  • Does the proposal make sense, are the costs appropriate, has there been consideration of other resources, risks and a clearly defined set of assumptions?

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Key Dates

  • Expression of Interest closes on the 7th February

  • Panel to meet Week of 21st February

  • Dragon’s Den, Week of  22 March (TBC)


What happens next?

Successful proposals will then be invited to a 30 minute ‘dragon’s den’ style proposal, hosted online, where they will use the first 10 minutes to provide further information and outline their proposal and the need it is addressing.  A further 20 minutes will be used by the panel to probe and explore the proposal and ask questions. 


HTSI will administer the process, including the various stages of application, payments in instalments and securing progress and final reports from each of the projects. This work would be supported by the CJP Manager.


If you have any queries around the process please get in touch with the

CJP Manager, Margaret McShane via email by clicking the button below.

How do I apply?

Applications are to be made online using Jotform. the form can be accessed by clicking the link below. If you have any issues filling out the form or would like it in another format please email:

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