The MOJ is providing £800,000 to support local areas to develop a joined-up, multi-agency approach to improve support for female offenders and other women with complex needs who may be at risk of offending.
£200,000 will be available in each of the financial years from 2016 to 2017through to 2019 to 2020. Applicants are invited to bid for funding over 2 or more years. Bids will also be considered for one-year funding in 2016 to 2017, to support preparatory work in areas that are at the early stages of development.
The timetable for the application and awarding of funds is:
- 9 November 2016 - Invitation to bid for funding
- 30 January 2017 – Deadline for bids
- Early February 2017 – Panel assessment of bids
- By early/mid-February 2017 – successful bidders notified
The guidance document provides further details of the scheme, eligibility criteria and advice for applicants.
Applicants must submit the application form to firstname.lastname@example.org, not later than 12 noon on Monday 30 January 2017.