MOJ ANNOUNCES COVID-19 EMERGENCY GRANTS TO HELP SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICES
Following the recent announcement by the Ministry of Justice, Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has been allocated an uplift to core victim services funding for 2021/2022 to focus in on areas hit hardest by the pandemic. The additional funding has been ringfenced to support victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence.
The funding, which is £104,520 in total, comes from the Ministry of Justice and will be distributed via Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.
Key points to note are as follows:
- The funding available for Lincolnshire to bid against is £46,508 for domestic abuse services and £58,012 for sexual violence services
- Unlike the extraordinary Covid-19 funding provided in 2020/21, organisations do not need to be a registered charity, a charitable incorporated organisation, or a social enterprise to be eligible for this funding. They must, however, provide support services which have the purpose of helping victims of SV or DA cope with the impacts of crime, and, as far as possible, recover from the harm they have experienced.
- Funding is from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022. 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
The PCC is required to undertake an assessment of need for 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 by emailing Suzanne.McLardy@lincs.pnn.police.uk