Decision details

PCC DN - MOJ Additional IDVA/ISVA final allocation – January 24 until March 25

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


The Ministry of Justice have national ring-fenced funding to increase the number of IDVA/ISVAs to over 1000 by 2024/25. They have confirmed they are in a position to allocate the final 100 posts (additional 50 in 2023/24 and a further 50 allocated for 2024/25).

MoJ took a revised approach to this allocation, given the limited number of posts available nationally. Due to difficulties in running a needs assessment process, including timing and resources, they have not run a competitive process. Additional posts were allocated following an assessment of current ISVA/IDVA allocations alongside population – based on this Greater Manchester were offered:

- 3.5 posts in 2023/24
- 3.5 posts in 2024/25

We used priorities within the Gender Based Violence Strategy, previous work on gaps and needs across Greater Manchester, particularly in by-and-for groups and within specialist provision to allocate the posts to organisations. Organisations submitted full costings for the posts.

The 23/24 posts have funding confirmed as is the funding for retaining these posts in 2024/25.


The following IDVA/ISVA posts are funded via the MoJ ringfenced IDVA/ISVA allocation for Greater Manchester in 2023/24 and 2024/25.

Funding for 3.5 posts are confirmed for financial year 2023/24 – funding for retention of the posts for 2024/25 is also confirmed.

3.5 FTE £40,404 (2023/24) £161,612 (2024/25), £202,016 (Total)

Publication date: 09/05/2024

Date of decision: 26/03/2024