Charities supporting victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence are being invited to apply for new funding to meet the pressures brought by Covid-19.
Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping has been provisionally allocated £390,000 from a £750m emergency fund offered by the Government to increase the response to vulnerable people living in fear and at increased risk of harm as a result of the pandemic.
Funding will be available for the period of March 24th to October 31st 2020 only in three streams:
- Domestic Abuse services already commissioned by the PCC (£195,000)
- Domestic Abuse services not currently commissioned by the PCC (£97,500)
- Sexual Violence Support Services either commissioned or not currently commissioned by the PCC (£97,500)
In addition, the PCC is applying to the Ministry of Justice for Rape Support Fund Extraordinary Funding. This is only available to the two organisations that currently receive the Rape Support Fund. The PCC will be contacting those organisations separately to explain any opportunities for additional support from this fund.
Funding is available for registered charities and social enterprises to meet the additional costs of adapting support services due to Covid-19. It is also designed to meet additional service demands.
To be eligible, organisations must provide support services which have the purpose of helping victims of crime cope with the impacts of crime, and, as far as possible, recover from the harm they have experienced.
The deadline for applications is June 1 2020
For more information and to express an interest in funding please see the below documents
If you have any questions please email Claire Good at: email@example.com