Early Intervention Youth Fund

Reference code: 
PCD 522
Date signed: 
21 January 2019
Authorisation name: 
Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Policing and Crime

Executive summary

This report provides a summary of the successful funding allocations that have been awarded to MOPAC from the Home Office Early Intervention Youth Fund. 

This decision is requesting approval to formally accept the successful funding allocations.


The DMPC is asked to approve the acceptance of the funding allocations totalling £4.2m, as outlined in Appendix A.

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

1.    Introduction and background

1.1.    This report provides a summary of the successful funding allocations that have been awarded to MOPAC from the Home Office Early Intervention Youth Fund. 

2.    Issues for consideration

Early Intervention Fund

2.1.    The Home Office Early Intervention Youth Fund was launched on 30th July 2018. £22m was available nationally, for the two years covering this year (2018/19) and next (2019/20). The fund was open to Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC’s) in England and Wales as lead bidders. PCC’s must work with Community Safety Partnerships (or similar local partnerships) to bid for funding to support targeted early intervention and prevention activity for young people (and in some instances young adults). 

2.2.    DMPCD 453 approved the bidding strategy for the fund, with MOPAC submitting a total of 34 bids for a total value of £14.9m. 

2.3.    The Home Office published details of the successful bids on 10 November 2018. MOPAC was awarded a total of £4.2m for the following ten projects:

  • PAN London Rescue and Response County Lines Project;
  • Your Voice - Your Future, Barking & Dagenham and Redbridge boroughs;
  • Harrow borough;
  • Breaking Barriers Southwark;
  • Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham boroughs;
  • Crime Prevention Pathway Havering borough;  
  • DIVERT; 
  • Responsible Community Engagement Team (Re-CET), Merton borough;
  • Camden borough; 
  • Safe Haven projects in New Cross/Deptford and Lewisham Central. 

2.4    A breakdown of the funding by project and financial year is provided in Appendix A

3.    Financial Comments

3.1.    This report provides an overview of the funding that has been awarded to MOPAC from the Home Office Early Intervention Youth Fund. 

3.2.    A contribution to MOPAC’s programme management costs has been included in the bids. 

3.3.    Individual grant agreements will be put in place between MOPAC and the successful bidders in line with the bids and Home Office funding arrangements. 

4.    Legal Comments

4.1.    This report seeks DMPC approval to accept a total of £4.2m grant funding from the Home Office Early Intervention Youth Fund and provide individual grants to the organisations with successful bids.

4.2.    Paragraph 4.8 of the MOPAC’S Scheme of consent and Delegation provides the DMPC with delegated power to approve:

  • Bids for grant funding made and all offers made of grant funding; and/or where appropriate a strategy for grant giving;
  • The strategy for the award of individual grants and /or the award of all individual grants whether to secure or contribute to securing crime reduction in London or for other purposes. 

5.    GDPR/Data Privacy 

5.1.    A full Data Protection Impact Assessment will be completed as part of mobilisation activity for the project, to ensure that all delivery is fully compliant with the requirements of the GDPR.

6.    Equality Comments

6.1.    Under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (the Equality Act), as a public authority the Deputy Mayor/MOPAC must have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation, and any conduct that is prohibited by or under this Act; and to advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not. Protected characteristics under the Equality Act are age, disability, gender re-assignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, and marriage or civil partnership status (the duty in respect of this last characteristic is to eliminate unlawful discrimination only).

6.2.    The bids were required to meet these expectations with regards to Equality and Diversity and were assessed against this as part of the quality assurance process.

7.    Background/supporting papers

7.1.    DMPCD 453 – Home Office Early Intervention Youth Fund applications

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