Community safety partnership

Community payback

Offenders are sentenced to thousands of hours of unpaid work by the courts every year. Their unpaid work is called 'community payback' because it benefits the area and helps to repay local communities for crimes the offenders committed. Types of work are often nominated by local people.

Anyone can nominate a project for community payback, either as an individual or through membership of a club, community group, faith group or voluntary organisation.

If you have a project that you think is suitable, go to GOV.UK: nominate a Community Payback project.