Clean Break is a registered charity and relies on the generous support of donors to reach women offenders and women at risk, and to commission and produce plays on the theme of women and crime.
The women we work with often have backgrounds of poverty, trauma and substance misuse. They need intensive, specialised support to make a break with previous offending behaviour, and they need confidence, life skills and qualifications to sustain that break and move forwards with their lives. At Clean Break, our holistic support breaks down barriers to learning and our specialist courses enable women to realise their potential and achieve their goals. Over 70% of the women studying at Clean Break go on to further education, training, employment or long-term voluntary placements.
Investment in Clean Break is a strong investment in society: research from New Philanthropy Capital found that for every £1 invested in our education programme, £4.57 of value is created for society over one year. A large proportion of this comes from savings to the criminal justice system through reduced reoffending. Unlocking Value, New Philanthropy Capital 2011
Clean Break delivers powerful change for both women offenders, and the communities in which they live. We have a presence throughout the UK, and strong roots across London.
Corporate partnerships are vital to our work, enabling new and groundbreaking theatre productions, and increasing our transformational impact on the lives of women affected by the criminal justice system. We work with business to realise our complementary and shared goals, and are committed to understanding and meeting our partners’ business objectives.
Supporting Clean Break is a great investment. New Philanthropy Capital estimates that for every £1 invested in our education programme, £4.57 is saved from the public purse through reducing reoffending. Only 5% of women who graduate from the programme reoffend within one year, compared with 55% of women leaving prison (Unlocking Value, New Philanthropy Capital 2011). More than 70% of our graduates progress onto education, employment and long-term volunteering. What’s more, we can now double the impact of many donations with match funding from Arts Council England’s Catalyst Arts programme.
To discuss corporate partnership opportunities contact Lillian Ashford, Development Manager, on 020 7492 8619 or at email@example.com
Harriet Walter, Actor and Clean Break Patron
Kara, Clean Break Student, 2010
As a charity, our ability to have a positive impact on women’s lives is wholly dependent on the generous support and commitment of our donors. Please help us continue our important work.
Your support is vital.
If you would like to find out more about how you can support Clean Break, please contact the Development Team on 020 7482 8619. Alternatively, donations can be made online by clicking on DONATE or by sending a cheque to the Development Office, Clean Break, 2 Patshull Road, London NW5 2LB.