The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has confirmed that it will provide further funding for domestic abuse and sexual violence support services for the next 3 financial years (April 2022 to March 2025).
Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) have been asked to conduct a needs assessment exercise with local support services, to assess for eligibility, prioritise funding requests and then submit a single Needs Assessment for Nottinghamshire. MoJ will assess the needs assessments and award local funding via PCCs.
The PCC now invites organisations to submit an expression of interest for this funding by 11:59pm on Monday 2nd May.
To be eligible, an organisation must provide tailored support to female and/or male victims who have experienced domestic abuse, 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.
Organisations must provide a tailored support service which has the purpose of helping victims and survivors of domestic abuse or sexual violence cope with the impact of crime, and as far as possible, recover from the harm they have experienced. This includes public bodies and third sector organisations. Organisations should be legally constituted. Where they are not, they must have an accountable body in place to hold the funding on their behalf.
Further guidance and the expression of interest form can be found here: