Decision details

PCC DN - Funding to support Perpetrator Intervention Infrastructure in the GM VCSE

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 withdrawal of Greater Manchester from the Home Office DRIVE perpetrator programme alongside much reduced funding secured from the most recent round of Home Office Perpetrator Funding has meant that Greater Manchester has faced a significant drop in potential income for perpetrator work.

These two factors have created an income gap for TLC in the 2023/24 financial year. TLC have taken the following action to mitigate the impact of this loss of income:

• Negotiating with Local Authorities to secure contributions.
• Restructuring / halting recruitment to vacant posts
• Applying for Trust and Grant funding
• Investigating the feasibility of establishing commercial income streams in other parts of the charity.

Despite all these efforts TLC remain just over £150,000 short of filling this income gap and this will impact on their ability to retain key staff and upon their preparedness to be a key agent of delivery of planned perpetrator provision associated with the national GM pilot of Domestic Abuse Protection Orders (DAPOs).

TLC are central to perpetrator provision within GM and are the only RESPECT accredited charity provider of perpetrator programmes in the City region.

• This offer of support will come with a clear proviso that this is a one-off bridging grant in recognition of the particularly difficult and unique circumstances.
• This offer is being made to strategically underpin perpetrator provision in GM and to support the successful delivery of the DAPO pilot.
• The grant will significantly reduce the risk of GM not having the infrastructure to be able to deliver on planned Home Office perpetrator programmes.
• This funding is in line with the GM Voluntary Sector Accord – to provide a bridging gap to ensure the resilience of the model.
• This grant funding should result in a return on some of the investment once the DAPO commences.


The Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime approves funding to support vital perpetrator intervention infrastructure in Greater Manchester by granting £150,000 to the Greater Manchester based charity Talk Listening Change (TLC).

This is a one-off bridging grant to ensure that there is appropriate voluntary sector infrastructure and resilience in place in to deliver Domestic Abuse Perpetrator work in Greater Manchester .

Publication date: 09/05/2024

Date of decision: 05/04/2024