Funding Opportunities

All funding opportunities available will be published here

The Violence Reduction Unit are looking to appoint the following, the deadline date for all of the opportunities is 23:59 Sunday 4th December 2022

Policing and Crime functions including the Violence Reduction Unit are part of the Mayor’s overall responsibilities and some of these functions are delegated to a Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime. The Mayor (and/or a Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime) will work closely with communities to ensure that residents’ views and priorities on community safety issues inform the Police and Crime Plan. The West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) brings together specialists from health, police, local government, education, youth justice, prisons, probation and community organisations to tackle violent crime and the underlying causes of violent crime.

A&E Navigator and Community Links programme and Focussed Deterrence Car programme
An evaluation partner to evaluate the VRU’s A&E Navigator and Community Links programme and evaluate the organisation’s Focussed Deterrence Car programme. The maximum budget for this project, including expenses is £50,000 (excluding VAT). 
Link to opportunity

Care leaver’s experiences of violence and/or exploitation
A partner to explore care leaver’s experiences of violence and/or exploitation, and to understand the risk and protective factors associated with this. The maximum budget for this project, including expenses and is £30,000 (excluding VAT). 
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West Yorkshire Service Mapping Hub
A partner to consult on and develop a concept for a West Yorkshire Service Mapping Hub to support designing a tool that provides accurate and contemporary coverage of the services commissioned by the Combined Authority and our partner organisations, with potential for future expansion for other services available within West Yorkshire. The maximum budget for this project, including expenses and is £30,000 (excluding VAT). 
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Breaking the Cycle impact evaluation
An experienced partner to complete an impact evaluation of Breaking the Cycle one of the interventions that has been commissioned across West Yorkshire to build and develop the evidence base as to ‘what works’ to reduce violence at greater impact, the potential for sustainability of promising interventions, as well as value for money. The maximum budget for this project, including expenses and is £50,000 (excluding VAT). 
Link to opportunity 

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VAWG Support and Specialist Services funding

The Home Office Interpersonal Abuse Unit intends to make an amount up to £8,459,000, over two years (financial years 2023/24 and 2024/25) of grant funding available. This funding will deliver on ambitions within the Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy 2021 and the Tackling Domestic Abuse Plan 2022. Specifically, funding will be provided to enhance the provision of specialist and 'by and for' services, with support to be tailored to specific forms of VAWG, or specific groups of victims and survivors. The intention through this competition is to fund the most promising, best-in-class interventions and delivery partners.

Link to opportunity

**Update provided on 9th November 2022**
The Home Office are aiming to open access to the commercial portal for applicates w/c 21st of November, planning for mobilisation of successful bids on 1st April 2023. They have provided applicants the circa eight week timeframe, as opposed to the standard six, and have ruled out a two week Christmas period. The bidding window will, therefore, close noon on the 27th January 2023.

West Yorkshire Prepared - Community Grant Initiative

The Community Grant Initiative provides communities across West Yorkshire with funding for projects, which help to boost emergency resilience and preparedness in the region.

Whether for flood prevention and protection, essential communication devices or emergency response equipment, their aim is to enable more to be done at a local level before, during and after an emergency incident by providing small, one-off grants where communities need it most.

They will be awarding amounts of up to £5000 to community groups and voluntary organisations for small community initiatives and projects, which will provide a direct benefit to local communities.

Link to opportunity 

Closing date for applications is 31st December 2022.

New sports fund to tackle youth crime

The government has announced that charities across England and Wales will be able to bid for funding to run programmes designed to steer young people away from law breaking and into positive activities aimed at teaching teamwork, resilience and discipline.

Charities will be able to bid from 7 November until 5 December when the fund closes. 

Link to the announcement

Mayor's Safer Communities Fund

The Mayor will run a Mayor's Safer Communities Fund a number of times a year. The fund will offer grants to voluntary, community groups, charities and partners to provide support for innovative community safety projects. To see if the fund is open for applications and find out more visit our Mayor's Safer Communities Fund page.