Perpetrator-Focused Domestic Abuse Programmes – Grant Funding

Perpetrator-Focused Domestic Abuse Programmes – Grant Funding

The Home Office is seeking to award grant funding to Police and Crime Commissioners in England and Wales, to support the introduction of perpetrator-focused domestic abuse programmes in their area.

Grant Funding: Perpetrator Programme 2020

Contract summary



  • Police services – 75241100

Location of contract

England, Wales

Value of contract

£0 to £5,000,000

Procurement reference


Published date

18 August 2020

Closing date

15 September 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

1 October 2020

Contract end date

31 March 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Other: Grant Funding

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The Home Office is seeking to award grant funding to Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in England and Wales, to support the introduction of perpetrator-focused domestic abuse programmes in their area.

Domestic abuse is a devastating crime that shatters the lives of victims and their families. We are determined to ensure that anyone facing the threat of domestic abuse has the help they need. We are determined to transform our approach to domestic abuse to give victims the confidence to come forward and report their experiences, safe in the knowledge that they will receive the help they need to support them and their children and bring their perpetrator to justice.

While we want to stop violence and abuse happening in the first place, where it does happen, perpetrators must be brought to justice. Not only will we continue to ensure that effective criminal justice sanctions are taken against perpetrators, but we will also support sustainable behaviour change and robust disruption to reduce reoffending and stop perpetrators from moving from one victim to the next.

From 2018 – 2020 the Government funded the development of a range of innovative approaches to working with perpetrators of domestic abuse through the Police Transformation Fund. We want to build on this work by funding the expansion of approaches that have demonstrated their effectiveness in working with perpetrators and to continue to develop the evidence base by funding programmes or interventions that require further evaluation of their impact. We also want to strengthen the evidence base for ‘what works’ in addressing perpetrators’ behaviour to support effective commissioning of services going forward.

The primary aim of this £5 million fund is to increase the number of perpetrator-focussed programmes in local areas and strengthen the evaluation of these interventions. PCCs will be able to bid to roll out or expand programmes that tackle the problem of domestic abuse directly with perpetrators.

We are particularly looking to fund programmes that address known issues in relation to DA offending, these include programmes that adopt a whole-system approach which enable perpetrators to fully participate in behaviour change through stabilising their related issues, notably substance misuse and mental health; and those that work with perpetrators during times of known trigger events, for example a partner’s pregnancy. Given the rise in child to parent domestic abuse incidents, we are also interested in interventions for adolescent perpetrators.

To build a comprehensive evidence base, we need to accommodate a variety of perpetrator and offending behaviours, from early intervention through to intensive targeted programmes for high-harm and high-risk offenders. Therefore, we will be looking to fund a range of interventions.


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. The event will be run on the Home Office (HO) Jaggaer eSourcing portal.How to register
In order to bid for funding, bidders will first need to register on the 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 e-mail to to request access to the associated documents for the Perpetrator Programme Fund.

If you have any difficulties registering on the system then you should contact the Supplier eSourcing Helpdesk:

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 website.

How to apply
Once successfully registered on the system you should email . 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.


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