Funding to Address the Needs of Women Offenders – Deadline: 30th January 2017


The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has launched a new £800,000 fund to support local areas in England and Wales to develop a multi-agency approach to improve the support available 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 2017 through to 2019 to 2020. The maximum grant is likely to be in the region of £70,000. The funding is available to any organisation that can provide the necessary leadership to develop a Whole System Approach (WSA) in a local area. 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. Projects must start by 1 March 2017 and deliver a sustainable, embedded multi-agency service to provide effective support to female offenders throughout their offender journey, and to women at risk of offending, including serious offending.

The application deadline is 12 noon on the 30th January 2017.

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