HM Prisons & Probation Service CFO Activity Hubs:

PeoplePlus is currently seeking partners to bid for the HM Prisons & Probation Service CFO Activity Hubs, which is due to be released on the 14th April, with delivery commencing Jan 2021. All Participants are required to complete funded Provision by the end of August 2023.

We have received the draft specification from the Commissioner and are seeking partners to align with these requirements. However, this may be subject to change once the final ITT is released, and therefore as such, we may require further information at that point.

Overview of Overall Commissioning Opportunity:

This voluntary provision will consist of community locations that offer tailored support for offenders, particularly those who are considered disadvantaged, face multiple barriers to employment and those that are not fully supported by existing programmes. The purpose of the Hub will be to assist Participants not to re-offend, alongside the key aim of ESF to move individuals closer to the labour market. The hubs will be placed in local communities.

CFO Hubs should represent a safe space where participants can, and importantly want to engage in a range of activity with lots of engaging social, creative and group activities readily available.

We are seeking expressions of interest from a diverse range of local organisations to increase participant integration and support; organisations should have a focus on activities such as:


  • Group work, focusing on arts, crafts, sports, drama, media, music and dance, and local one-off community projects.
  • Family support sessions, relationship coaching, community development activity, life skills, debt advice, employability, work-related mentoring.
  • Supported referrals to accredited cognitive behavioural programmes, victim-offender conferencing, restorative justice initiatives, opiate substitute therapy.




Community Organisations that can provide Co-Location:

 PeoplePlus are also seeking community venues/facilities where co-location is possible for services aimed at offenders/ex-offenders.

We are looking for partners who share our vision, values and commitment to delivering high performing services that transform people’s lives. Please click here to complete the EoI form.

Please note that the closing date for submission of a completed Expression of Interest is Monday 20th April 2020.

If you have any questions about this process please contact: