Government Funding Announced

28 Jan 2011

Government funding announcements about services for victims of sexual violence and abuse

The Office for Criminal Justice Reform and the Government Equalities Office have joined forces to create a single fund for voluntary sector organisations that provide support to victims of sexual violence and abuse. This fund, which amounts to a total of £2.25 million, will be aimed primarily at front-line services at risk of reduction or closure. To apply for grant funding from the combined fund, please read the eligibility criteria and guidance and complete the application form below. Forms should be returned by 22nd February 2010 to victims.fund@justice.gsi.gov.uk.

OCJR-GEO combined fund application form (word doc)

OCJR-GEO combined fund eligibility criteria (word doc)

ISVA funding

On 25 November 2009, the Government published the Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy which set out how crucial Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs) have become in supporting victims of sexual violence and abuse. The Strategy confirmed that funding would be protected for ISVAs in 2010/11, and applications are now invited for funding for ISVA services in the coming financial year. To apply for ISVA funding, please read the application information in full and complete the application form below. Forms should be returned by 22nd February 2010 to victims.fund@justice.gsi.gov.uk

ISVA application form (word doc)

ISVA guidance and eligibility criteria (word doc)

If you are unable to open the attachments, the criteria and application forms for both funds are available on the Crime Reduction Website link: 

http://www.crimereduction.homeoffice.gov.uk/violentcrime/sexual12.htm