Supporting Innovation – Home Office Innovation Fund applications

Reference code: 
DMPCD 2015 148
Date signed: 
10 December 2015
Authorisation name: 
Stephen Greenhalgh (past staff), Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime

Executive summary

The Home Office Innovation bids are due to be submitted online by the end of play on 18th December 2015. Both MOPAC and the MPS have agreed themes and direction of bids (see table below) and are finalising documentation. The DMPC has been appraised of the following bid applications.

All bids have gone through internal governance mechanisms, including Senior Leadership Team for MOPAC led bids and MPS governance for MPS led bids.

In order to ensure bids are uploaded on to the Home Office application website in a timely fashion, quality control will be held by the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Director of Strategy.

Any bids not outlined within this document will not be signed off or will require a separate decision.


The DMPC is asked to approve the table of bid headlines in Appendix A, and further to delegate authority for final sign off of the bids outlined in the table below to Helen Bailey, COO, and Rebecca Lawrence, Director of Strategy at MOPAC.

Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)

1.    Introduction and background

1.1.    The Home Office Innovation fund was opened in September 2015 and further information was received following the Comprehensive Spending Review on 25 November. 

1.2.    The DMPC is required to sign off and agree each bid before submission on 18 December. Due to timescales, there may be minimal change in detail between now and final submission and the DMPC is requested to delegate authority for final sign off and quality control to the MOPAC COO and Director of Strategy.

2.    Issues for consideration

2.1.    Quality control will be managed by COO and Director of Strategy. Any bids that are not outlined in the table attached will not be signed off.

3.    Financial Comments

3.1.    All financial implications are outlined in the table attached.

4.    Legal Comments

4.1.    There are no legal issues for this decision.

5.    Equality Comments

5.1.    There are no equality issues for this decision.