Local Leadership and Integration Fund (LLIF)

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Local Leadership and Integration Fund (LLIF)

Planned to launch in January 2021, the Local Leadership and Integration Fund (LLIF) is a new initiative established as part of the Prison Leavers Project, in turn part of the Ministry of Justice’s (MOJ) Reducing Reoffending Strategy.

The Local Leadership and Integration Fund (LLIF) has been established in an attempt to address specific ‘local’ challenges for prison leavers in a particular area. It is being proposed as part of the Prison Leavers Innovation Challenge that recently closed an application round for a delivery partner.

Applicants are able to apply to the Local Leadership and Integration Fund (LLIF) for up to £1 million 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. Applications must be made in partnership of at least two organisations via a lead bidder. Lead bidders must be public or third sector bodies, although private sector organisations are able to be included as partners in any bid.Organisations can bid for multiple projects but must be able to demonstrate how funding streams will be kept separate.

Applicants are able to apply to the Local Leadership and Integration Fund (LLIF) for up to £1 million 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.

Applications and timescales


Applications for the Local Leadership and Integration Fund (LLIF) will be run in two rounds. According to MOJ, applications to the first round will open at the end of January/beginning of February, for a 6-weeks period. A second round will open near August, with pilot projects running to September 2022.

The application process will involve detailing the nature of your partnership, including what role each organisations will play in the design, decision making and delivery of the project. Applicants will also need to detail each organisation current activities and previous experience and expertise in working with prison leavers and people in custody. 

Applicants will also need to provide an overview of their proposed programme. This section will need to cover information about the chosen local area, description of the programme, detailed delivery plan, mitigations against COVID-19 complications, and a cost breakdown. Applications should also provide details of how the proposal was initially developed, demonstrating that proposed partnerships were already working collaboratively in the design stages.

Important considerations should be given to how pilot projects will be able to meet rigorous in-project evaluation required by the MOJ.

Theory of Change


An important part of applications will also require to demonstrate the use of the Theory of Change in the design of your project. The degree of complexity in this analysis may vary according to different projects.  An example of Theory of Change could start by providing a problem statement and a context. This can then be followed by the definition of stakeholders, the resources and inputs necessary to deliver the programme, and explore the planned activities and outputs. The planned programme should be then analysed against outcomes, longer terms impacts, and potential unintended consequences. 

Premier Advisory Group has a market leading track record in working with its clients to secure funding across a range of central and local government schemes. We have significant experience in presenting the practical application of theory in project design and delivery.

Since formation in 2015, we have secured over:


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PAG will be publishing more information as we receive it and is well placed to support bidders and to facilitate the building of partnerships. For more information, you can email Anna Fosse-Galtier at Anna.Fossegaltier@PremierAdvisory.co.uk, call us on +33650992410, or book an initial discussion with one of our consultants.


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