Community Payback

How to get involved

Nominate a project now: complete the form or call 0121 273 5500.

Across Staffordshire and the West Midlands last year, over 454,940 hours of Community Payback were completed every year by almost 3,400 offenders on a community sentence. This equates to almost £3 million worth of free labour provided to local communities as offenders pay back for the crimes they have committed.

Community Payback projects include litter picking, clearing dense undergrowth, repairing and redecorating community centres and removing graffiti. Offenders usually work as part of a team, monitored by a supervisor, and will work all day with short breaks, although there are some opportunities for individual placements.

For more information, click here to download the leaflet. 

To be considered your project must meet the following criteria:

  • It must benefit the local community
  • It must not take paid work away from others
  • No one must make a profit from the work
  • It must be challenging and demanding
  • It must be worthwhile and constructive
  • Offenders must be seen to be putting something back into the community.

The Community Payback team will assess the project for suitability and for health and safety implications. Anyone can nominate a project, so, if you are an individual, member of a club, community group, faith group or voluntary organisation and have a project that fits the criteria above, please complete the form or call 0121 273 5500.