Funding Opportunities

Ministry of Justice ‘Local Leadership and Integration Fund (LLIF)’ second round is now open

The Local Leadership and Integration Fund (LLIF) has been established to address specific ‘local’ challenges for prison leavers in a particular area. It is being proposed as part of the three distinct parts to the Prison Leavers Project, each testing a different approach.

A total of £3,196,849 is available in round two, however the maximum amount of funding available per bid is capped at £1m to undertake a new and innovative project that will help to improve outcomes for prison leavers, support frontline staff, and promote service join up in their local area. The lead bidder (who submits the application) should be responsible for the largest proportion of spending and service delivery. For this round, The MoJ is encouraging bids that focus on groups and geographical areas that were under-represented in the first round, in particular bids that specialise in supporting female prison leavers and/or bids that are based in Wales.

The grant is open to bids from both the voluntary and public sector, however organisations should have some experience of working with prison leavers and have an understanding of the unique challenges they face in their geographic area.

Proposed timeline and next steps

  • Applications open: September 2021 – October 2021
  • Bid evaluation: October 2021 – November 2021
  • Due diligence: December 2021
  • Award notification: January 2022
  • Pilot development: January 2022 – April 2022
  • Pilot delivery: May 2022 ongoing

Final timelines for funding are TBC.

The second round opened on 6th September 2021, for pilots to be run from October 2021 to March 2023. For more information including Round One funding awards, please see the MoJ’s Prison Leavers Project guidance here:

Deadline for applications is Monday 18th October 2021.  Please register via the Ministry of Justice portal where you will be able to access further information, guidance and the documents required to submit a bid