Clinks – Supporting VCSE’s working in the criminal justice system

Published on: August 25, 2023

Clinks supports, promotes, and represents the voluntary sector working with people in the criminal justice system and their families.

Clinks offers a weekly newsletter, known as ‘light lunch,’ which you can sign up for to receive updated information about training opportunities, available grants, potential funding sources, and upcoming competition bids.

Gemma Phillips is the Commissioning and Partnerships Manager and Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) coordinator for the East of England Probation Service.

One of the priorities for their role is to build relationships with the local VCSE’s within the East of England (Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire and Suffolk).

They encourage VCSE’s to become a member with Clinks and add their service to the Clinks directory, details of how to do so are in the link below: Membership | Clinks

If you encounter any issues while signing up with Clinks, please follow these steps:

– Go to:
– Enter your email, name, and the year Clinks was established (1998)
– Leave the ‘Find my organisation’ field empty
– Select ‘Create a new organisation’
– Agree to the Terms and Conditions
– Click on ‘Create new account’

If you’re registering your organisation, provide the necessary details on the form and save. If you’re interested in becoming a Clinks member, simply mark the relevant box at the top left of the form, then complete and save the form.

If you find yourself stuck, please don’t hesitate to reach out via email to or by phone at 020 4502 6774. If you haven’t already signed up for the Government’s ‘Find a Grant Service,’ we encourage you to do so to stay updated on the latest grants and application procedures: Home – Find a grant (

If you’re interested in connecting with me regarding potential collaboration in the future, please don’t hesitate to get in touch:

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