Organisations who support victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence across Wiltshire and Swindon are being invited to apply for funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner through funding made available from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ).

The MOJ have allocated an additional £208,548 (£141,670 for domestic abuse and £66,876 for sexual violence) to the Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon to support victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence across the county.

Domestic Abuse Funding Conditions

To be eligible for domestic abuse specific funding, the organisation must provide tailored support to female and/or male victims who have experienced domestic abuse at any point in their life. This includes adults and children. The funding can be used to support existing clients as well as new referrals.

Domestic abuse support services could include, but are not limited to:  

  • IDVAs
  • CHIDVAs
  • Family court support
  • Face to face or remote counselling for individuals and/or their families, or
  • Support for particular groups such as BAME/ Disabled/ LGBT/male victims

Sexual Violence Funding Conditions

To be eligible for sexual violence specific funding, the organisation must provide tailored support to female and/or male victims who have experienced rape or sexual abuse at any point in their life. This includes adults and children. The funding can be used to support existing clients as well as new referrals.

Sexual violence support services could include, but are not limited to:

  • ISVAs
  • CHISVAs
  • Court support
  • Face to face or remote counselling for individuals and/or their families, or
  • Support for particular groups such as BAME/ Disabled/ LGBT/ male victims

Monitoring

Recipients will be asked to complete and submit a monitoring report as requested by the MOJ.

How to apply:

Please read the attached guidance document

If you would like to apply for funding from either of these funds and your organisation/service can meet the eligibility criteria then please download and complete the following document:

And return us using the [email protected] inbox

Deadline: 17:00 Wednesday 10th March 2021

For more support please contact OPCC Victims and Vulnerability Commissioning Manager Maria Milton by emailing [email protected]