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MOJ announces covid-19 emergency grants to help sexual violence and domestic abuse services

  • Last Updated: 20-05-2020 at 17:05

SPECIAL covid-19 emergency grants are now available to support services helping victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

The funding, £128,000 in total, comes from the Ministry of Justice and will be distributed via Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

Applications are now open for organisations which support victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, vulnerable children and their families.

Key points to note are as follows:

  • The funding available for Lincolnshire to bid against is £64,000 for sexual violence services and £64,000 for domestic abuse services
  • Funding is available to the following organisation types: registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations, social enterprises, including companies limited by guarantee and community interest companies
  • Applications are encouraged from small specialist organisations that support groups with protected characteristics
  • Funding is from 24 March to 31 October 2020 to meet the additional costs which have been or will be incurred whilst adapting services during the pandemic, and to cope with demand increases resulting from it, during this time period. Any spend that organisations commit to beyond the six-month period must be met through their own funds
  • If organisations are also applying for funding from other government departments they must ensure there is no overlap in the requests made

You can find the full guidance here.

The PCC is required to undertake an assessment of need for COVID-19 related extraordinary funding in relation to both domestic abuse and sexual violence support services. 

Funding is open to all relevant support organisations in the PCC area (whether currently funded by the PCC or not.

For further information, or if you have any queries, please contact Suzanne McLardy, Service Delivery Manager on 0746 944 1207 or at Suzanne.McLardy@lincs.pnn.police.uk