London Crime Prevention Fund

About the Fund

MOPAC and London Councils worked together to plan for London's commissioning arrangements for community safety and crime reduction funding, which replace previous funding streams from the Home Office. The fund is named the London Crime Prevention Fund to reflect those priority activities that Local Authorities are best placed to lead on, however its scope is wider – encompassing broader crime reduction initiatives around diversion and reducing reoffending as well.

MOPAC's approach has been to jointly commission activity with boroughs, drawing in local expertise and matched funding for programmes that demonstrate their impact, meet local crime reduction demands, and help generate an evidence base for what works in preventing and reducing crime.

The fund is piloting Payment by Results (PbR) schemes, and aims to "provide boroughs the time and assurance needed to tackle complex and entrenched crime problems by giving them the opportunity to bid for longer term funding".

Further details and the application form are published here.

What the Fund FAQs

London Councils (the association of London local authorities) has published FAQs about the fund and thes can be found here