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.

The Mayor's VAWG Fund

In February 2019, following an increase in demand and cuts in central government funding, the Mayor committed to invest £15 million of new money across a three-year period to improve and increase the support that is available to victims and survivors of VAWG. The overarching premise of the fund is to tackle the issues facing service providers and to do this quickly. The fund will be distributed from this financial year and it is expected to make an impact on issues such as demand, reach and resilience in the sector. 

There are four key areas of the Mayor’s VAWG Fund.

1.    Maintain existing investment - £1.35million of the fund has been fast tracked to existing MOPAC funded services with a focus on increasing advocacy support, counselling provision and future proofing forensic medical services.

2.    Sustain current innovation – MOPAC is working with the Home Office to fund three bespoke programmes of work that aim to better meet the needs of better meet the needs of survivors of sexual violence and tackle repeat perpetrators of stalking and domestic abuse. These innovation programmes are in their final year of delivery and MOPAC will be working with providers, local authorities and PCC’s across the country to analyse and review the programmes to establish whether there is scope to sustain them in their current form or whether they require service review to continue.

3.    Competitive grant allocation – developing grass-roots based provision.  Competitive grant allocation will focus on developing grass roots-based provision through a fund management arrangement with a credible VCS provider, their role will be to develop and support the growth and networking of community-based organisation responding to VAWG in London. Further information will be made available over the summer period.

4.    Managing an increase in demand - A significant percentage of the Mayor’s VAWG Fund will be awarded to voluntary and community sector providers to manage the surging demand on services in London . This will recognise the increase in complexities of cases and severity of violence faced by victims and survivors. This fund will be made available as a biddable competitive fund and will focus on services that support victims and survivors of VAWG where there is an increase in demand due to an increase in VAWG related offences, this strand will also consider how improvements can be made victim engagement and responses from wider statutory partners. – This is called the VAWG Services Fund.

The bidding process for Tranche 4 – The VAWG Services Fund, opened on 31st July 2019 and closed after 6 weeks. We would like to thank all organisations who submitted bids for the VAWG Services Fund. We will be in touch shortly . There is a an amendment to the timeline related to governance and grant awards to which MOPAC wish to make you aware.

 

Original

Activity

Start

Finish

Launch of funding prospectus and proposal submission

31st July 2019

11th Sept 2019

Clarification questions

31st July 2019

30th Aug 2019

 

Post-clarification interviews

 

11th Sept 2019

20th Sept 2019

Evaluation of proposals

 

11th Sept 2019

20th Sept 2019

Chief Executive Officer decision

 

23rd Sept 2019

27th Sept 2019

Grant awards

 

30th Sept 2019

4th Oct 2019

Mobilisation (if required)

 

7th Oct 2019

1st Jan 2020

 

Updated

Activity

Start

Finish

Launch of funding prospectus and proposal submission

31st July 2019

11th Sept 2019

Clarification questions

31st July 2019

30th Aug 2019

 

Post-clarification interviews

 

11th Sept 2019

20th Sept 2019

Evaluation of proposals

 

11th Sept 2019

27th Sept 2019

Deputy Mayor of Police and Crime decision

 

16th Oct 2019

18th Oct 2019

Grant awards

 

18th Oct 2019

25th Oct 2019

Mobilisation (if required)

 

25th Oct 2019

10th Jan 2020

 

Mayor’s VAWG Fund – Grant Fund Manager for Developing Grass-Roots Provision in the VAWG Sector
 
MOPAC has published a tender to appoint a fund manager to establish and manage a fund (the VAWG Grassroots Fund) focussed on supporting grass-roots provision in the VAWG sector. The Fund Manager will facilitate networking between, and promote accessibility to, the Mayor’s VAWG Fund for grassroots organisations responding to VAWG in London, as well as deploying grants to relevant specialist organisations.
 
The VAWG Grassroots Fund will be focussed on developing and bolstering grassroots-based VAWG provision across London through a fund management arrangement. By appointing a fund manager, MOPAC is seeking to develop and support networking between, and accessibility to, the Fund for grassroots organisations responding to VAWG in London, as well as enabling the deployment of grants to relevant specialist organisations over a minimum 24-month commissioning delivery period. The focus is to be on sustainability and not short-term innovation.
 
Organisations interested in bidding for this opportunity can read all the tender documentation and instructions on how to bid.
 
The deadline for the return of tenders is 12 noon, 4 October 2019.

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