Development of a whole system approach to female offenders

Ministry of Justice (MOJ) seed funding competition.



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, not later than 12 noon on Monday 30 January 2017.

Published 9 November 2016