Current MOPAC & VRU bidding opportunities

Our current tender opportunities for work commissioned by the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and the Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) will be posted below.

MoJ Funding for Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Support Services

  • Extraordinary MoJ funding for domestic abuse and sexual violence support services has been announced.
  • £3m will be made available to organisations delivering DA and SV services in London who are both currently and not currently commissioned by MOPAC.
  • Short deadline for submissions - applications needed by June 1st 2020.

On 2nd May, the Government announced £76m extra funding to support victims and survivors of domestic abuse (DA), sexual violence (SV), vulnerable children and their families, as well as victims of modern slavery, during the COVID-19 emergency pandemic. On 19th May, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) launched two funding pots to distribute £25m of the £76m.

The two funding pots include:

1.    £20m which will be distributed via Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs), which you can find out more about here; and
2.    £5m dispersed via National Rape Sexual Abuse Support Fund. For more information about this fund please visit the MoJ website.

The overarching aim is to ensure that the funding is allocated across the sector in England and Wales, reaching support organisations of all sizes and those with the greatest need. The MoJ is trying to keep the processes as simple and efficient as possible to ensure that the funding gets to the organisations that need it as quickly as possible. 

The funds to be distributed by MOPAC will contribute to:
•    Domestic abuse services already commissioned by PCCs (£1,500,000)
•    Sexual Violence services already commissioned by PCCs and those not currently funded by PCCs (£750,000)
•    Domestic abuse services that are not currently commissioned by PCCs (£750,000)

MOPAC will use up to £750k of the £1.5m funding for domestic abuse services already commissioned by MOPAC to “uplift” existing domestic abuse services. This is in order to increase their capacity to respond to the increased demand over the coming months and throughout the recovery period as lockdown restrictions ease.

The remaining £2.25m of the total £3m will be made available to organisations delivering domestic abuse and sexual services in London who are both currently and not currently commissioned by MOPAC.

To be eligible for the funding, organisations must be a registered charity, a charitable incorporated organisation, or a social enterprise, including companies limited by guarantee and community interest companies. They must provide support services which have the purpose of helping victims of crime cope with the impacts of crime, and, as far as possible, recover from the harm they have experienced.

The timescales for organisations to bid for this funding is challenging. Bids must be completed and submitted to MOPAC on or before noon on Monday 1 June 2020. MOPAC is keen, therefore, to be as supportive as possible during this process. To this end, we have scheduled a Teams meeting for interested organisations which will take place at 10:00 am on Wednesday 27th May. If you wish to participate in this meeting, please email us.

This process needs to be completed quickly as the COVID-19 extraordinary funding covers the period from 24 March to 31 October 2020 to meet the additional costs incurred (or to be incurred) whilst adapting services during the pandemic, and to cope with demand increases resulting from it, during this time period. For example, funding may be used to:
•    address short term income disruption;
•    meet essential costs of sustaining current activities, such the purchasing of assets to support the move to remote and digital working, and additional staff to cover those unable to work for reasons related to the pandemic; and 
•    address increased demand.

MOPAC are inviting London services to submit proposals for utilising this funding. Please complete the application form (accessible version) and return it via email by noon 1st June.

Update - 26th May - Ministry of Justice Q&A Document

Update - 27th May - Slidepack from 27th May interested bidders call

Update - 28th May - Clarification log



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