The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust has made a three-year commitment worth £6m to fund the rollout of the Clink Charity's Clink Kitchens.
Supported by HMPPS, the Clink will deliver training in up to 70 prisons over the next three years. This will enable up to 2,000 men and women in prisons to achieve qualifications in hospitality and gain employment upon release, proven to dramatically reduce reoffending.
Christopher Moore, chief executive of the Clink Charity, said: "Through the generosity of Julia and Hans Rausing and grant-maintaining trusts and philanthropists, we are able to roll out the Clink Kitchens project over the next three years to 70 prisons in England and Wales which will enable us to continue to repair society.
"The Clink, in partnership with HMPPS, changes attitudes, transforms lives and creates second chances by training serving prisoners during their sentence and then helping them reintegrate back into society, employment and accommodation upon release. Reoffending remains one of the most pressing challenges facing society today."
Julia and Hans Rausing added: "We are pleased to be able to support the Clink Charity as it rolls out its Clink Kitchens programme across so many more prisons. The charity has a built a brilliant track record over the last 11 years providing people with new opportunities and qualifications that can genuinely turn their lives around and in turn reduce reoffending rates."