The funding, which will be awarded later this year, will help cover core costs such as wages, rent and bills.
Allocation of the £2.5 million funding will involve the directors of each regional probation area – who best know their local communities, organisations and challenges. They will assess which types of service are most needed.
This could include services focusing on domestic abuse support, drug and alcohol rehabilitation or which work with a particular group such as women from ethnic minorities or in a specific age range.
The regional probation directors will evaluate bids and make funding recommendations to the Ministry of Justice.
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