Unpaid work requests

Find out about unpaid work requests and how to apply.

Community Payback Orders (CPOs) are a sentencing option that can be issued by courts and can involve unpaid work, which allows individuals to give back to their communities and serves as an alternative to imprisonment.

Individuals are carefully assessed before they're assigned to a work project and are supervised by community payback officers while on site.

Eligibility criteria

Local organisations, community groups or members of the public can submit an application for work to be undertaken in their home or that's of benefit to the community.

However, we can only accept applications where work undertaken would not be likely to deprive others of opportunity for paid employment.

Terms and conditions

Before the Unpaid Work team can work in your home or community, please read the following terms and conditions:

  • The Unpaid Work team can only do the work if nobody else is available to do the work and you cannot afford to pay someone to do it
  • You must supply and pay for all materials the Unpaid Work team need to do the job
  • A maximum of 5 people will work in your home or garden, and an Unpaid Work supervisor will supervise them at all times

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