COVID-19 funding for domestic abuse and sexual violence support services
This grant and funding stream has now closed
The Ministry of Justice have made extra funding available for charities and organisations that are providing tailored support services to victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence.
This is part of the announced Government package of £76m extra funding to support victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, vulnerable children and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The funding is being made available for a six month period (covering March to the end of October 2020) to address the additional costs and pressures for charities and organisations in relation to the impact of Covid-19.
Funding is available to charity and social enterprises of any size
Charities and organisations must provide tailored support to victims of domestic abuse and or victims of sexual violence
Funding is available to support victims of sexual abuse and sexual violence in Wiltshire and Swindon
Charities and organisations do not have to be domestic abuse charities/organisations but as part of their work must have a tailored offer of support for victims of domestic abuse and or sexual violence
The maximum available amount for Wiltshire and Swindon for the period from 24 March 2020 to 31 October 2020 inclusive is £244,000 as allocated below:
In total £122,000 is available to charities and organisations that support victims of domestic abuse that the PCC for Wiltshire and Swindon currently commissions.
In total £61,000 is available to charities and organisations that support victims of domestic abuse that are not currently commissioned by the PCC for Wiltshire and Swindon
In total £61,000 is available to charities and organisations that support victims of sexual violence whether already commissioned or not by the PCC for Wiltshire and Swindon
There is no upper limit for any individual application.
For more support please contact OPCC Victims and Vulnerability Commissioning Manager Maria Milton by emailing [email protected]
Additional Funding Streams
Other funds are being made available through the National Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Fund for organisations already in receipt of such funding. The Home Office is supporting organisations working on a national basis to support victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence.
National Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Fund
Existing recipients of grants from the national Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Fund are invited to request funding.
This funding will help rape support providers to meet the additional costs registered charities have incurred or will incur whilst adapting their services during the pandemic, including but not limited to:
Short term income disruption resulting from COVID-19
Essential costs of sustaining current activities during the pandemic
Covid-19 Extraordinary Funding for Domestic Abuse Support Services
The Home Office will soon be launching a £2 million fund for domestic abuse charities with a national or regional presence which are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and for which other funding streams for domestic abuse charities are not specifically designed.