Triangle Trust News

A warm welcome to our new Trustees!

The Triangle Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of two new Trustees to its Board. Hindpal Bhui and Clio Carpenter. Both bring a broad range of experience and knowledge to the role and will be supporting the organisation as it delivers its strategy to reduce reoffending rates for young offenders and first offences for young people at high risk of offending. Hindpal has worked for the Probation Service and now works for HM Inspectorate of Prisons and is a visiting Law Professor at the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford. Clio has experience of working for statutory and third-sector services supporting and safeguarding young people who have offended or are being criminally exploited.

Grants Assistant vacancy

The Triangle Trust 1949 is recruiting a part-time Grants Assistant to help distribute up to £1m annually to organisations working with young carers and young people with criminal convictions. The role is based in our central Brighton office. Check our job vacancy page for further details, job description and personal specification.

The Sparks Programme

We have recently launched our new Sparks Programme, which is dedicated exclusively to 2021 grantees working to support young carers – a select group of 7 organisations working in different parts of the UK but sharing similar aims. 

The Sparks Programme will provide the opportunity to share experiences and challenges through facilitated group sessions, as well as exploring how the Cranfield Trust can best support Young Carer organisations. 

We recognise that all grantees are different and will be at different points in their journey, therefore the support from Cranfield Trust will be tailored to address specific individual needs and priorities.

The Triangle Trust Sparks Programme will be rolled out to Young Offender grantees during 2022.

Pirate Day with MYTIME Young Carers

Join our Trustee board

Are you interested in becoming a charitable trustee? Do you have a strategic perspective on grant giving and an interest in the voluntary sector?

Then why not become a Trustee for the Triangle Trust?

The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund is a national grant-making charity providing Development grants to voluntary organisations; currently we focus on two specific areas – unpaid carers and the rehabilitation of offenders and ex-offenders. In 2021, are shifting our strategy slightly and focusing on young people in both of these areas.

We are recruiting one new Trustee to join our small, sociable board in the next four-six months, an exciting time as we help to support our beneficiaries through the pandemic and develop a new strategy post-2021.

As well as attending Board meetings four times a year, Trustees are encouraged to visit one or two beneficiary organisations during the year. Currently these meetings and visits are taking place virtually, although in future we hope to return to face to face.

If you have an interest in the voluntary sector and offer relevant skills, we would love to hear from you. We are particularly keen to hear from applicants outside the Greater London area, and welcome applications from candidates from backgrounds currently underrepresented on our Board. We aim for the board to represent the diversity of the communities we support.

Full details and how to apply

Applications must be received before 14 May and interviews will take place via Zoom on Thursday 10 June. The successful candidate will be invited to attend our June meeting (again on Zoom) on Thursday 24 June as an observer. They would then formally join the Board as a Trustee at the meeting on 14 October 2021.

Young carers application window now open

Covid-19 has had a huge impact on children and young people across the UK and those with caring responsibilities are likely to be disproportionately affected. We are interested in applications that seek to address learning gaps linked to the pandemic.

We are not looking for standalone new projects to be set up, but funding work that amplifies the impact of what you are already doing with young carers (up to the age of 25) and develops your existing support. Discover if your organisation is eligibile to apply.

Application window closes at noon on 11 May 2021 and we are unable to consider applications received after this time.

Launch of new one year strategy 2021


We’re excited to announce our new grants opportunities for 2021/22 focusing on young carers and young offenders. These grants support community and voluntary organisations who can demonstrate a track record of working with young offenders, and community and voluntary organisations working solely with unpaid carers or exclusively with young carers

Increasing employment, reducing re-offending

Freedom Bakery is an innovative social enterprise which began as a bakery project to support prisoners to learn employment skills within HMP Low Moss Prison.

Triangle Trust grant enabled:

  • 3 paid posts and to deliver 8 artisan bakery trainee posts with subsequent plans to increase this to 16 posts
  • Placing 75% of Freedom Bakery trainees into paid employment within 6 months of their release
  • A tangible reduction in reoffending rates of bakery trainees
  • The café has successfully helped to promote healthy eating of real food both by supplying real bread to venues across central Scotland and helping prisoners with healthy cooking skills
  • Wholesale figures have increased as has weekly turnover and the desired goal is on track by the end of the 2019 financial year