Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire, GM Deputy Mayor, Treasurer GMCA
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
HMPPS approached GMCA in February 2022 having
identified an internal Reducing Reoffending budget underspend. The
addendum attached to the original Decision notice ( was agreed and
signed on the 24th March 2022 which sets out the terms and
conditions of this funding.
The Addendum sets out two funding areas to deliver in-year (2021/22) capital and outcomes targets. The first funding area is to assist reduce women’ re-offending and £1,000,000 was allocated against this target. The second area of spend is specifically limited to GMIRS providers of £400,000 for capital investment to strengthen the offer of these providers for people on probation.
Key stakeholders have agreed the funding allocations, including GMCA and the relevant HMPPS departments. These proposals are in line with Greater Manchester’s ambition to increase the alignment of services to avoid fragmented delivery and to improve support for people on probation by recognising and supporting voluntary and community assets that already exist within Greater Manchester.
HMPPS have identified an underspend and have approached regions to identify resource and capital spend and GM is one of the three identified areas to receive funding.
The allocation is in-year funding for 2021-22. However, in the case of small and medium sized enterprises (SME) providers we have secured agreement that capital investments can be purchased after this date and then reconciled to this financial year through the MOU and addendum with specific terms and conditions. GMCA finance representative have been involved in all stages.
The funding conditions set out in the addendum cover two areas; Reducing Women’s Reoffending and GMIRS Providers Capital Investment.
Reducing reoffending allows for:-
• On-site support
• Emotional regulation that includes but is not limited to, Dependency and recovery, health improvement offers for women and the broader reducing reoffending landscape including restorative justice, analytics, drugs early warning system.
• Off-site support
An asset register will be maintained to ensure all spend is against agreed decisions and a final reconciliation can be undertaken once the provider has purchased the items.
A senior governance board for GMIRS oversees and scrutinises the overall programme of work, including this spending plan
It has been agreed to support specific
projects with capital spend relating to the original decision
notice, those extra projects will be;
Back on Track - Refurbishment of Wellbeing room: £9,850
The Women’s Alliance - Cyber Essentials: £11,760
The Women’s Alliance - Vetting: £2,000
Publication date: 13/01/2023
Date of decision: 08/12/2022