This page is here for archive purposes, to showcase CFO and European Social Fund (ESF) achievements between 2009 - 2015. For information on the latest ESF funded National Offender Management Service (NOMS) programme, please click here


Projects aimed at improving employability are seen as key to changing offender's lives and reducing reoffending. Since January 2010, the NOMS European Social Fund (ESF) Co-financing programme has been working with participants who would benefit from additional employment and skills provision.

The NOMS ESF Programme aims to complement existing provision, particulary the Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) in prisons as well as other existing employment and skills services.


Archive - Technical Assistance SE Programme (Mar 2012)

As part of the Social Enterprise (SE) Programme funded through the NOMS CFO Technical Assistance Programme, we are undertaking a major procurement exercise.

The latest version of the specification for the procurement exercise can be found here (pdf document). A copy of the Stage One RFP questions can be found here for reference. Responses must be submitted via the Ministry of Justice eSourcing portal.

For instructions on how to apply please see the following pdf document here.

Following the success of the 4 NOMS CFO Consortium Building events which were held recently in London, Bristol, Birmingham and Leeds, please find below the presentations which were delivered at the events by both NOMS CFO employee's and the specialist speakers who attended.

Delegate lists of organisations who attended the four events are also included below.


London - powerpoint document

Bristol - powerpoint document

Birmingham - powerpoint document

Leeds - powerpoint document

David Preston, NOMS CFO Social Enterprise Champion

Click here to download David's presentation (powerpoint document)

Steve McGarvie, NOMS CFO Senior Procurement Category Manager

Click here to download Steve's presentation (powerpoint document)

Bill Spiby, NOMS CFO Lead Manager (Corporate)

Click here to download Bill's presentation (powerpoint document)

Social Firms UK, Networking Portal

Click here to download SFUK's presentation (powerpoint document)

The registration document for inclusion onto the "More than the Sun" consortia register can be downloaded below. Please complete this registration form and return to the email address shown on the form.

Click to download the register in MS Word format here.

London Specialist Speakers

Michael Geddes (M&G Partners) - pdf document

Michael O'Toole (VCSE Collaboration Expert) - powerpoint document

Bristol Specialist Speakers

Martin Clark (Allia) - powerpoint document

Nick Gibson (ConsortiaCo Ltd) - powerpoint document

Birmingham Specialist Speakers

Heidi Harris (Harris & Harris) - powerpoint document

Sarah Crawley (I'SE) - powerpoint document

Leeds Specialist Speakers

Rachel Koivunen (Voluntary Action Leeds) & Debbie Crellin (Crellin Consulting) - powerpoint document

Jeremy Ince (Charity Bank) - powerpoint document

Delegate Lists

London delegates - pdf document

Bristol delegates - pdf document

Birmingham delegates - pdf document

Leeds delegates - pdf document

Further Information

To assist you with your applications we have produced a leaflet of handy hints to consider when compiling your bids. Please click here to download the pdf document.

We have also compiled a series of documents of frequently asked questions from the various surgeries which were held at the four events.

London Q&A - pdf document

Bristol Q&A - pdf document

Birmingham Q&A - pdf document

Leeds Q&A - pdf document


Social Enterprise

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