Home Office Homicide Prevention Fund

The Home Office is seeking to award grant funding of up to £1.1m in FY 22/23 and FY 23/24 to Police and Crime Commissioners, Police Forces and/or Regional Organised Crime Units in England and Wales.

Homicide Prevention Fund

Contract summary



  • Police services – 75241100

Location of contract

England, Wales

Value of contract

£0 to £1,100,000

Procurement reference


Published date

29 September 2022

Closing date

9 November 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

19 December 2022

Contract end date

31 March 2024

Contract type


Procedure type

Other: Grant competition

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The Home Office is seeking to award grant funding of up to £1.1m in FY 22/23 and FY 23/24 to Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs), Police Forces and/or Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) in England and Wales.

Whilst the evidence shows overall crime continues to fall, homicide is rising. To the year ending March 2022, there was a 25% increase in police recorded homicide offences compared to the year ending March 2021. The proportion of homicides where a knife or sharp instrument was the method of killing was 40% in the year ending March 2022 .
Despite the recent rise in homicide, serious violence has decreased, resulting in an uncharacteristic divergence of these trends. This reinforces the need for specific homicide funding, as the work carried out on serious violence is not working to reduce homicide as we would expect.
The purpose of the Homicide Prevention Fund (HPF) is to address this gap by funding projects which have an evidenced impact on homicide reduction or seek to improve national process, enhance capabilities, or improve analysis and use of data.
To do this, the HPF will fund selected PCCs, Police Forces and ROCUs to deliver work to target the drivers of homicide locally and regionally, in addition to separate funding for national police system leaders from the NPCC, College of Policing and NCA to deliver projects that will improve homicide prevention nationally across all 43 police forces.
We welcome proposals from PCCs, Police Forces and ROCUs that take forward activity to:
a) Tackle any of the drivers of homicide. We are particularly interested in proposals that focus on tackling the drivers linked to the recent increase in homicide, and welcome local data to back bids in this category.
b) Build on the current understanding and evidence base of the drivers linked to the recent increase in homicide, with the aim of developing targeted interventions that work.
c) A combination of both.


PCCs, Police Forces and ROCUs across England and Wales.

The desired outcomes of the HPF are:
1. To prevent homicides in England and Wales;
2. To support system leaders, and regional and local policing partners to improve their response to prevent homicide;
3. To improve knowledge and understanding of the drivers of homicide, and develop and deliver interventions that will target these drivers;
4. To build the evidence base for what works on reducing homicide;
5. To improve the quality of violent crime data that forces record and share with the Home Office, to ensure we continue to accurately target activity.


More information


Additional text
In December 2016, the Cabinet Office launched its minimum standards for government grants: These include the requirement that competition should be the default option when considering award of grant funding.
To comply, the Home Office has decided to manage its competitions using their Jaggaer eSourcing portal.How to register
In order to bid for funding, bidders will first need to register on the Home Office (HO) Jaggaer portal via the following link:
Bidders should be approved for usage within 24 hours of registering on the system.

After clicking on the eSourcing portal link, it should take you to the home page. On the left-hand side of this page, just below the login boxes, there is an option to register.
To register as a supplier, you will need to provide information which will include:
• the full legal name of your organisation
• your DUNS number – a unique nine-digit number provided to organisations free of charge by Dun & Bradstreet
• profile information describing your organisation and the size of your business
Once registered as a supplier on the portal please send a notification email to HomicidePreventionFund@homeoffice.gov.uk to request access to the associated documents for the HPF fund.
If you have any difficulties registering on the system, then you should contact the Supplier eSourcing Helpdesk: customersupport@jaggaer.com
The HO Jaggaer eSourcing portal is independent of other eSourcing portals. Therefore, if you have registered on the Crown Commercial Service Jaggaer eSourcing portal, you will also need to register on the HO Jaggaer eSourcing portal.

Please note that bids will only be accepted via the HO eSourcing portal. Any bids received outside of this system will not be considered by the Authority.

Please note that registering for access to the eSourcing tool will not make you a Home Office supplier. To be considered for award of funding you must first respond to an opportunity.

Further information about procurement at the Home Office can be found on the gov.uk website.

About the buyer
l2 Marsham Street
Email: HomicidePreventionFund@homeoffice.gov.uk

Other information
This competition will be managed electronically via the Home Office Sourcing Suite.

How to apply
Once successfully registered on the system you should email HomicidePreventionFund@homeoffice.gov.uk. You will then be given access to the event on the eSourcing portal, where you will find all the documentation needed. Applications for the fund will be submitted via the eSourcing portal.


How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer



Home Office