Nominate a Community Payback project

Nominate a Community Payback project to suggest what unpaid work is carried out by offenders in your local area.

Community Payback is where offenders work on projects to pay back the community for their crimes, for example by:

  • removing graffiti
  • clearing wasteland
  • decorating a community centre

The work must:

  • benefit the local community
  • not take paid work away from others
  • not make a profit for anyone

How to make a nomination

Email HM Prison and Probation Service.

HM Prison and Probation Service


  • the name of the project or organisation
  • where the work would take place
  • a short description of the work to be done
  • your contact details

What happens next

You’ll get an acknowledgement within 2 days to say that your nomination has been received.

Your project will then be assessed to see if it’s suitable and you’ll be told if and when work can start on it.