Local Leadership and Integration Fund (LLIF)
The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) recently opened applications to the Local Leadership and Integration Fund (LLIF), 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 three distinct parts to the Prison Leavers Project, each testing a different approach: The Cross-sector teams, the Local Leadership and Integration Fund, and the Prison Leavers Innovation Challenge, expected to launch in Spring 2021.
The Local Leadership and Integration Fund (LLIF) is worth £7.1 million in total. Applicants are able to apply 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 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) is run in two rounds. Applications to the first round opened closed on 22nd March, and pilots are expected to be run from May 2021 to November 2022.
A second round will open in August, for pilots to be run from October 2021 to March 2023.
The application process involves detailing the nature of your partnership, including what role each organisations will play in the design, decision making and delivery of the project. Applicants also need to detail each organisation current activities and previous experience and expertise in working with prison leavers and people in custody.
Applicants also need to provide an overview of their proposed programme. This section will need to cover information about the chosen local area and a description of the programme. Applicants are also required to produce a detailed delivery/project plan a risk register, and a financial breakdown of project costs. Applications should 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 also requires 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 supported clients in the first round, and will use our expertise to support new projects for the second round. We have significant experience in presenting the practical application of theory in project design and delivery.
Since formation in 2015, we have secured over:
PAG will be publishing more information as we receive it and is well placed to support bidders in the second round. Further information can also be found on the MoJ grant hub.
For more information, and to learn more about our services, 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.
Supporting ex-prisoners to reintegrate into society is crucial. Plenty of research demonstrates that when adequate social measures are implemented, ex-offenders are less likely to commit further crime.
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