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Funding opportunities for DA/SV victims’ services

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has committed to provide funding over a multi-year period, until the end of 2024/25 for victim services. Multi -year funding will allow victim support services, and those commissioning them, to invest in building capacity and strengthen the resilience of services.

There were two funding opportunities available to organisations in Cumbria. More details about these two funding streams are given below.

Following an application process, the Ministry of Justice announced that they will be providing an additional £261,028.93 per year to the PCC for Cumbria for 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25 for services for domestic abuse and sexual violence services.

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Funding 

This funding has been awarded to organisations providing 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.

The following organisations have been awarded funding:

The Birchall Trust – Sexual Violence Funding

Gateway for Women – Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Funding

Safety Net – Sexual Violence Funding

West Cumbria Domestic Violence Support – Domestic Abuse Funding

Women’s Community Matters – Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Funding

 

Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) and Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) Funding

The purpose of this funding is to increase advocacy support for victims and survivors of domestic abuse (DA) and sexual violence (SV), including children.

The funding is supporting the employment of additional advocates/advisors, including training.

 

The following organisations have been awarded funding:

Victim Support – Male Independent Domestic and Sexual Advisor role

Victim Support in partnership with North Cumbria NHS Clinical Commissioning Group – Independent Domestic and Sexual Advisor based in a health setting

 

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