MOPAC not only holds the Met Police to account for delivering its priorities, but it also has overarching responsibilities for crime reduction in the capital and has significant powers to commission services.
The London Crime Prevention Fund 2017-2021
The London Crime Prevention Fund (LCPF) was established in 2013, bringing together a number of funding streams that existed before MOPAC was set up. The fund ran from 2013/14 to 2016/17 in line with the Police and Crime Plan (DMPCD 2013/96), and these arrangements ended on March 2017.
In November 2016 the Mayor committed to continuing the LCPF budget over the next four years (2017-2021) to prevent crime in London, maintaining recent levels of investment despite significant pressures on the policing budget.
A new approach to the LCPF has been introduced that safeguards and protects local community safety and preventative services while also enabling us to collectively achieve more through co-commissioning than would otherwise have been possible under the previous model.
The new approach
The new approach to the LCPF involves:
- Continuing the LCPF budget over the next four years (2017/18 to 2020/21);
- Committing direct borough funding for two 2 year periods to afford boroughs greater flexibility in spending that funding;
- Uplifting funding for those boroughs which were previously allocated less than their share of LCPF in 2017/18 (according to an assessment of need and demand) then redistributing funding based entirely on a need and demand formula for the remaining three years of the fund (2018/19 to 2020/21);
- Apportioning the use of the LCPF budget between direct borough funding (70%) and funding for co-commissioning services (30%) over the course of 2018/19 to 2020/21.
Direct borough funding
The co-commissioning fund has been developed in consultation with London boroughs and wider partners and will be released in two tranches. We are now inviting expression of interest for Tranche 1 of the co-commissioning fund which is focused on four priority areas:
- child sexual exploitation
- sexual violence
- female offending
- youth offending
The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is 14 August 2017. Expressions of interest will be considered and if of sufficient quality we will ask you to develop full proposals. We are encouraging expression of interest for either new innovative projects or to extend and enhance existing services.
We have now held four development workshops on the priority areas of Tranche 1 of the co-commissioning fund.
Information on the fund and the expression of interest process is available below:
- Co-commissioning fund prospectus
- Appendix 1 - Part D - Expression of interest form
- Appendix 2 - MOPAC Potential co-commissioning delivery models
- Appendix 3 - MOPAC LCPF Co-commissioning Terms of reference
For more information or if you have any queries please email [email protected].
Feedback following the workshops are published below, along with an overarching FAQ document to provide additional guidance.