We would like to thank DCMS for their support
Did you catch us in the news earlier this month?
We are pleased to announce that the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is backing Code4000! Their support has aided our development into our current workshops in HMP Humber and HMP Holme House, as well as the setup of our Sheffield Hub.
“Reoffending in the UK is estimated to cost around £15bn, according to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
Minster for Digital Margot James said: "The government is committed to stopping the cycle of reoffending and a valuable asset to prevent recidivism is employment.
"Equipping offenders with coding skills will help them into life-changing work and give them a path to a hugely rewarding career."" BBC News
Not only will this funding allow us to help make a difference to society by reducing recidivism, but it will also help impact the lives of individuals.
“This project has changed my life,” says Josh, who took part in the trial of the scheme at HMP Humber. “In a time of uncertainty and stress I was handed a lifeline. I have never been so sure before now of what I wanted from life and how I was going to achieve it. I am not even worried about employment on release anymore. I'm going to smash it.” The Telegraph
Thank you DCMS for your support!