RIFT Social Enterprise
RIFT Social Enterprise has a mission to ensure that no-one leaves prison with the burden of an HMRC penalty hanging over them. Individuals (particularly the self-employed) can accrue significant debts and penalties from HMRC while in prison, and an inability to pay upon release can land them back in a cell or cause them to resort to crime once more. RIFT Social Enterprise (the charitable arm of RIFT Group) helps ex-offenders develop payment plans, secure refunds and understand various tax issues, enabling them to successfully move on with their lives and re-integrate into society. RIFT Social Enterprise will use funding from The Fore to enhance and develop its programme for the next two years, moving out of pilot phase into a full and sustainable model. At the end of these two years, RIFT Social Enterprise will become eligible for funding from HMRC, which would empower the organisation to significantly expand its work across the UK.
Funding programme:COVID-19 Response: RAFT
Funding round:2020 Summer
Location: Throughout the UK
Sector: Human rights law and justice, Poverty and disadvantage